From: Dallas, Texas, USA
I can't remember all the name's, but her's a few:
The Longest Day - This one just gets me sucked to the tv screen, everytime I see it's on, I think I'm only going to watch a minute or two and it tunrs into some 40 or more minutes. I like particularly that the Germans speak German, and that everything seems to be going on at once.
Das Boot - Saw this one at the theatres and it was amazing how much I felt I was part of that boat, and then it was almost heartbreaking for them to end up getting bombed in port.
The Big Red One
Saving Private Ryan
Cross of Iron (for what bits I saw of it) - "We are winning, we are winning. We are now counterattacking."
Battle of Britian - What a great shot that was of those ME109s when you first saw them coming straight at the camera to strafe the airfield.
The Desert Fox - The commanding officer you see portrayed in the movie (who salutes Rommel, whom I believe, the actor was the actual man), wrote a book I have on Rommel.
The Lighthorsemen - For emotional impact, this has to be very, very close to the top of my all-time greatest war movie. I actually saw this movie having no idea what it was about. I expected something like a B-movie performance, but boy was it good. There's a very sweet story, based on facts about one soldier. This was a movie that was so off the wall for me, that I had no idea who was going to win the climatic battle. I saw this at the theatres and the calvary charge was so dramatic and volumnous that I could understand why WWI leaders didn't want to abandon the calvary. Man I still get goose-pimples thinking about this scene. Great, great timing of surprises during this battle, in fact I was so wrapped up by it, that one scene actually had me shout, "Kill him" while I was seating. Man, that movie got me charged.