Best War Movies ever
Splack!!!!!!!: My favorite war movie of all time is "Full Metal Jacket" released in 1987 by Director Stanley Kubrick set in 1968 Vietnam during the Tet offensive, it was nominated for an academy award and it is a superb film to see with realistic battle field drama as raw as it could get.
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abstrectchrist: Full Metal Jacket outlasted the war movies of it's time, only inaccuracy in history in the film really is the choppers they use to transport, at the time they were using Hue's not the british troop transport helicopter they use in the movie. And it's one of the best in all cinema because it shows war from the soldiers point of view, relentless in its resolve, it isn't a protest of it or a "hua!" of it, it's just the conditioning of and the soldier in his dark and depressing world after being born again.
That is why it to me is in fact a tie -- between Apocalypse Now. What dark poetry Full Metal Jacket breathes is finished and continued in Apocalypse Now; when combined with Francis Ford Coppolas classic film making style and (not as photographic, but still just as effective) photographic prowess, it in fact proves to be more effective in some areas as compared to the perfection of FMJ.
Splack!!!!!!!: I agree A. N. has awesome spectacled feats but the drama in F M J is untouchable .............
PeopleAreStrange: Full Metal Jacket was awesome.Platoon is one of my favs. I also liked Saving Private Ryan.
Splack!!!!!!!: Great movie choices sis platoon as well as saving pvt Ryan are both greatly depicted in graphics and realness of world war II and vietnam.
Kalla: FRor me, the only two movies that will ever hold any merit are The Bridge On The River Kwai and Black Hawk Down.
PeopleAreStrange: Thanks Splack I think that Platoon was based on Oliver Stones experiences In Vietnam.I'm a big fan of War movies.Espessially when they are semi-autobiographical.
Splack!!!!!!!: Kalla the book is even more imppresive. Black Hawk down is a crazy ride.
I love that movie.
Splack!!!!!!!: People, Oliver Stone is a genius, I'm a great fan of Stone i love his movies
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PeopleAreStrange: Yea I agree 100%..Born on the Forth of July was great.And of course I LOVED The Doors And Natural Born Killers is one of my all time fav movies!
Splack!!!!!!!: Nixon was great political drama as well,
i loved Heaven and earth... u have great taste for movies
abstrectchrist: to go older Paths of Glory is an excellent one as well, it's the first Kubrick movie to hit it big.
inorog: some of my favs: A Bridge Too Far, The Train, Full Metal Jacket, We Were Soldiers, Platoon, The Counterfeiters, Der Untergang, etc
soulsplitter: There is a war movie called "84 Charlie MoPic", depicting a cameraman sent into Vietnam with a small group of soldiers.
abstrectchrist: lol it's atypical too cause WWS is actually a fight in veitnamAmerica lost, it being their first encounter with the VC's strategies(Madrang Valley.)
abstrectchrist: ya Hamburger Hill is def's up there.
an off the wall one is Letters From Iwo Jima...
squeezed a tear out of me or two.
Flags of our Fathers was more dramatic but still pretty common from Clint.