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Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 2:45:57 PM   
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What are the movies that have both scifi and war elements, and we can agree to be war movies? Some I know:
War of the Worlds
Independence Day
Starship Troopers
Battle: Los Angeles

And I think Star Wars ones are closer to adventure movies...

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 3:11:39 PM   
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The Final Countdown
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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 5:46:47 PM   
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"The Box"set during the civil war and "The Citadel"set during ww2 in the Balkans.
It starred Jurgen Prochnow,had a nice sdkfz 251.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 5:48:11 PM   
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Edge of Tomorrow is a really good recent sci-fi war film with some very explicit references to contemporary warfare.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 6:20:09 PM   
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Star Wars

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 6:59:01 PM   
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Star Wars

Closer to Indiana Jones type adventure than war

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 7:06:35 PM   
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So the clone wars is not really a war?. I'm sure the Germans thought that "their" tour in Russia was not war but an adventure too! No one was mentioned the terminator movies yet.
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Star Wars

Closer to Indiana Jones type adventure than war



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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 8:52:17 PM   
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Off the top of my head there is or are...

Earth vs the Flying Saucers
The Last Starfighter
Enemy Mine
The Land That time Forgot



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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 8:56:58 PM   
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Edge of Tomorrow is a really good recent sci-fi war film with some very explicit references to contemporary warfare.


Wow, I have missed this one (I have seen all the others mentioned). IMDB score: 8,2 That's a LOT.

Thanks, to my watch list

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/11/2014 9:09:09 PM   
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Edge is JUST out go see it now.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 1:22:43 AM   
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Wing Commander - not highly recommended

War of the worlds

And if you aren't hard core about the sci- Fi requirement but can extend to horror/vampires - "The Keep"

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 3:41:45 AM   
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What are the movies that have both scifi and war elements, and we can agree to be war movies? Some I know:


"Mars Attacks!", though clearly a spoof, did have a number of combat sequences.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 4:06:36 AM   
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So the clone wars is not really a war?.

Do you mean the computer made animated serie? That could count as war, but it's not movie...

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 4:10:10 AM   
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The Soldier? the one with Kurt Russel?

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 5:46:09 AM   
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Wing Commander - not highly recommended

Wing Commander is a lot funner if you imagine it's actually a U-boat film in space.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 12:54:03 PM   
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Edge of Tomorrow is a really good recent sci-fi war film with some very explicit references to contemporary warfare.


I saw EoT last weekend and it is very good. I was a bit skeptical because the trailers show the future soldiers using power suits. I thought they might distract me from the story but really they blend right into the background as "equipment" and the story and characters stand right out in front.


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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/12/2014 9:15:17 PM   
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Dune...though not a very good movie compared to the books still have a couple of battle scenes.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/13/2014 7:07:28 AM   
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Gradenko - Wing Commander as a boat film set in space? Weird but I guess it can't make it any worse.

I'll add to my earlier list: Dr Who and the Dalek invasion of earth

Predator -

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/13/2014 9:20:38 PM   
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Edge of Tomorrow is a really good recent sci-fi war film with some very explicit references to contemporary warfare.


I saw EoT last weekend and it is very good. I was a bit skeptical because the trailers show the future soldiers using power suits. I thought they might distract me from the story but really they blend right into the background as "equipment" and the story and characters stand right out in front.



Saw it today after reading the good reviews online. It was good. Kind of a "Starship Troopers" meets "Aliens" meets "Groundhog Day".

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/13/2014 10:49:12 PM   
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The Matrix Trilogy

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/13/2014 10:57:16 PM   
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Enemy mine

battle for planet of the apes

Ender's game

Skyline (similar to Battle LA)

and last (and least) battlefiled earth

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/14/2014 12:17:20 AM   
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Enemy mine

battle for planet of the apes

Ender's game

Skyline (similar to Battle LA)

and last (and least) battlefiled earth


I'll see your battlefield earth and raise you starship troopers.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/14/2014 3:26:56 AM   
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Does Iron Sky qualify as war movie?

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/14/2014 6:50:54 PM   
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The hitch hikers guide to the galaxy. Best scify war movie of all time!

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/30/2014 6:31:45 PM   
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This article seems somewhat appropriate for this thread

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/30/2014 10:37:21 PM   
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Battle beyond the Stars - a version of 7 Samurai in Space

Gunbuster (OVA) - lots of fighting, but most interesting because it considers relative time passing for different characters

Grave of the Fireflies - if you want to be totally depressed

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RE: Scifi war movies - 6/30/2014 11:53:48 PM   
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While not a movie, how about "Battlestar Galactica"?

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RE: Scifi war movies - 7/1/2014 12:42:55 AM   
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Avatar. The movie builds up to a major combat sequence climax.

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RE: Scifi war movies - 7/1/2014 7:17:56 AM   
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Enemy mine

battle for planet of the apes

Ender's game

Skyline (similar to Battle LA)

and last (and least) battlefiled earth


I'll see your battlefield earth and raise you starship troopers.



DUDE! Starship troopers is a classic!

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RE: Scifi war movies - 7/1/2014 7:19:49 AM   
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Legend of the Galactic Heroes. About two commanders from opposing fleets.

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Edge of Tomorrow is a really good recent sci-fi war film with some very explicit references to contemporary warfare.


Wow, I have missed this one (I have seen all the others mentioned). IMDB score: 8,2 That's a LOT.

Thanks, to my watch list

I recommend the All you Need is Kill manga which is an adaptation of the novel that Edge of Tommorow was based on. It doesn't have the hollywood stupidity of the move and doesn't have the annoying political correctness.

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