Since the film that shall not be mentioned was mentioned earlier. I got to thinking about if I was stuck on a Pacific island (or atoll) with only ten World War 2 Pacifc themed films to take with me, these would be my choices. THey are also in no particular order:
1. Pride of the Marines
2. King Rat
3. Air Force
3. Mister Roberts
4. Battle Cry
5. Attack Force Z
6. The Story of Dr. Wassell
7. The Gallant Hours
8. Torpedo Run
9. Salute to the Marines
10. Stand By For Action
Some of these are name brand, but most of these that I have chosen aren't seen that often anymore either on cable or on the store shelves.
Anyone else have some movies they would want to add to help purge the taint of the movie that shall not be named.
That's an interesting list and full of stuff new to me. I will have to check my Netflix queue.
The list of what I would take with me... The Best Years of Our Lives, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Sahara, Mr. Roberts, The Caine Mutiny, Twelve O'Clock High, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, maybe a few others.
Here's some Pacific specific stuff I haven't seen in ages, but it's what I grew up with when they still ran movies on TV or showed them in the basement of the church, and they should suit the purge urge, since they were all made during the war.
The Fighting Sullivans
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
USS St. Louis firing on Guam, July 1944. The Cardinals and Browns faced each other in the World Series that year