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best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 12:33:30 PM   
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Which realistic WWII movies are your favourite in last 40 years? My 10 best movies:

Stalingrad (Germany, 1993)
Das Boot (Germany, 1981)
The Winter War (Finland, 1989)
Band of Brothers (miniseries, 2001)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Downfall (Germany, 2004)
The Pianist (2002)
Come and See (USSR, 1985)
Fortress of War (Russia & Belarus, 2010)
Schindler's List (1993)
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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 1:08:33 PM   
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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 2:04:27 PM   
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"White Tiger" is very good too.
It's a Russian film and it's on youtube (subtitled):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGDJ5-dXaI&t=363s

Just note though, it's allegorical, it's about the nature of Evil.
It ain't Saving Pt Ryan...

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 2:14:00 PM   
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ugh White Tiger! Didn't care for that one other than that it had a T-34.
I thought Zvezda was much better.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 2:21:41 PM   
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I always recommend The Train.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1037789_train

One of the best war movies and train movies ever. Gritty with sweat, blood and real trains.

When French men were men and French women were women.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 2:22:13 PM   
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Is Zvezda this film?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcGC2JDh-pc

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 3:13:39 PM   
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Yes, excellent film. OK so the Germans aren't very accurate and the plot holes are big enough to drive a panzer grenadier company through. ;)

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 3:25:26 PM   
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In no particular order. Only movies in the last 40 years. Not as a crticism but only as information, The Logest Day and A Bridge too Far are before 1979.

Europa Europa, 1990
The Tin Drum,1980
Downfall, 2004
Full Metal Jacket, 1987
Apocalypse Now, 1979
War Horse, 2011
Platoon, 1986,
The Hurt Locker, 2008
The Big Red One, 1980
Gallipoli, 1981
Black Hawk Down, 2001
Das Boot, 1981
Stalingrad, 1993
Come and See, 1985
Dunkirk, 2017




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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 5:03:22 PM   
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It was asked about World War 2 (also known as Second World War) movies

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 5:24:04 PM   
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Well as some peeps are ignoring the poster I will do two lists - one my favourite war films - and the first, in line with the poster's requirements.

WWII Movies - last 40 years
1. Schindler's List
2. Conspiracy
3. Downfall
4. Das Boot
5. Valkyrie

War Movies
1. Schindler's List
2. Conspiracy
3. Battle of Britain
4. Waterloo
5. Operation Daybreak


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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 5:43:38 PM   
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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 6:00:17 PM   
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Conspiracy is an underrated gem!


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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 7:36:26 PM   
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Well I thought about it, but the best WW2 movies just aren't from the last 40 years:

The Cruel Sea (1953)
The Battle of River Plate (1956)
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 8:14:55 PM   
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Enemy at Gates............https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IiKcMt0mfc
Battle of Sevastopol......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZEsWbv-E1U

Memphis Belle.................trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOqvmbFvez0
The Thin Red Line............ Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKl5_OxKBn8

The Bridge at Remagen......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvIjYl9SU4&list=PLU44r-0K3ytlXZwx8iWOeiiGZujwAgCHj

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 9:18:22 PM   
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Greetings to All,
I would add WW II films dealing with Italian and Spanish troops on Eastern front:
Attack and Retreat (Breva Genta in Italian) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9_WHRTdqHoE-Is7IV4cdgA
La Division Azul (Spanish Blue Division) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS4341XBXl8


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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 9:31:13 PM   
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I would also include the miniseries "The Pacific"

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/14/2019 9:55:57 PM   
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"Saving Private Ryan"


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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 1:26:16 AM   
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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 8:24:11 AM   
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Tora Tora Tora

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 9:41:42 AM   
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The Cruel Sea (1953
The Battle of River Plate (1956)
Waterloo (1970)
Das Boot (1981)
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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 9:47:30 AM   
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Well mine is...

In Harm's Way
Yamato
Kelly's Heroes
Midway
Pearl Harbor
Das Boot
Letters of Iwo Jima
Flags of our Fathers
Tora Tora Tora (isn't bad, but didn't show any actions)
U-571 (good movie, but wasn't the American that took the uboat, it was Brits.)
The Admiral
and Saving Private Ryan.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 10:23:05 AM   
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The Gallant hours
The Blue Max
All quiet on western front
The Desert rats
The desert Fox
Dunkirk
Das boot
Stalingrad
The Bedford incident(not ww2)
Letters from Iwo Jima
Band of brothers
Pacific
Breaker Morant (not ww2 , but my all time favorite war movie)

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 12:52:11 PM   
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For something different, the Finnish "Unknown Soldier" from 2017 was just published on Amazon.

Based on a book written by a veteran, it covers a lot of ground, so I'd wait for the 5-part TV series version to become available. It was all filmed on a manner that they produced the two from the material done.

A deleted scene: https://youtu.be/uMSqtVxRECs

Edit: Or not deleted as such, but something that is included on the TV-series, but not on the movie version.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 4:24:16 PM   
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Great book. Finished it around Xmas time.


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ORIGINAL: Crossroads

For something different, the Finnish "Unknown Soldier" from 2017 was just published on Amazon.

Based on a book written by a veteran, it covers a lot of ground, so I'd wait for the 5-part TV series version to become available. It was all filmed on a manner that they produced the two from the material done.

A deleted scene: https://youtu.be/uMSqtVxRECs

Edit: Or not deleted as such, but something that is included on the TV-series, but not on the movie version.



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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/15/2019 8:10:05 PM   
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Another PTO and on US soil. Retreat from Kiska (Japanese 1965) In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese Navy attempted one of the most daring and unlikely evacuations in military history. When the US invaded, they found a couple of military dogs left behind.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/16/2019 2:15:08 AM   
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Ok, perhaps a bit over 40 years ago but I think that was offered as an approximate,

A bridge to far and historic or not Midway was a good movie

Take WWII our of it and just make it war best movie

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/16/2019 4:04:45 AM   
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Sahara a 1943 Humphrey Bogart movie https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/ A real gritty black and white North Africa desert saga. All I could get was a brief YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepKyGLsZoI (there is a number of them). Sure wish there was a full length movie about this that could be posted for free.. Here's some more movie clips: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/222512/Sahara-Movie-Clip-Opening-General-Retreat.html


TCM (Turner Classic Movies) (cable TV) is airing Sahara on Thursday, June 27, 2019 for those interested.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/16/2019 8:46:00 AM   
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Bravo on a great treasure chest of movies. I’ll add The Bridge. A classic. Auf Deutsch .

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/16/2019 8:55:51 AM   
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A shout for the Saints and Soldiers series as well. Low budget, not perhaps with the most memorable plots either, but great detail to gear and equipment of the era for one.

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RE: best WWII movies? - 3/16/2019 9:02:24 AM   
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Only saw the first one. Pretty good movie and worth a watch

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