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Old war movies - 1/26/2021 11:54:24 PM   
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Just wanting to get a thread going listing the old and the maybe obscure.
I'm suggesting anything from 1970 and back.
I am not in a hurry to debate them against each other as much as to get up a list of ones you know of.

I'm going to lead off with 'The Battle of Coral Sea' (1959).
Found it on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cV6hddJ2M4

It's watchable, but the end of the film features the battle, and is it ever a groaner ;)
This was my first time enountering this film.
Worth watching as a period piece amusement. No history lesson here though.
I'm going to add other titles as I can pick them from my memory.

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 12:38:25 AM   
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020629/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Quiet_on_the_Western_Front_(1930_film)

https://archive.org/details/All.Quiet.on.the.Western.Front.1930_201605

Enough said.


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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 2:17:59 AM   
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A handful:

Battle of the Bulge 1965. I found it quite bad.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058947/

The Bridge at Remagen
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064110/

The Longest Day
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056197/

In Harms Way
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059309/

30 Seconds Over Tokyo
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037366/

They Were Expendable
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038160/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

Flying Leathernecks
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043547/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

Wake Island
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035530/








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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 2:20:28 AM   
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Oh and this one. How could I forget it.

Bridge Over the River Kwai
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050212/

There are a bunch more I can think of but I'd be here all night.

Like Run Silent Run Deep
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052151/

Sink the Bismark
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054310/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

The Desert Rats
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045679/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

The Dam Busters
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046889/?ref_=tt_sims_tti

Pursuit of the Graf Spee
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048990/?ref_=tt_sims_tt

There's one where they get caught in the desert with an M3 tank and Allied soldiers from three or four different countries and they find a well. The Germans want the well too. Can't recall the name of it. Drats.

Found it.

Sahara
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/?ref_=tt_urv

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 2:25:13 AM   
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Decision before Dawn (1951)
Little combat but an interesting inside view of a crumbling Germany.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pEfCo5uZLM

Outside the scope but Im going to also suggest Conspiracy (2001) because its absolutely chilling.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266425/

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 5:17:01 AM   
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A lot of good ones mentioned already, a few more to add:

Battle of Stalingrad- 1949 Russian with English subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9tO7GF8pnY
part 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmqGei_c4no

Enemy Below-1957
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6oZED1Hm8

12 O'Clock High -1949
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p60wUlGWm5o

Stalag 17 -1953 Not really a war movie but always worth a mention
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY7nPXCByR0




















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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 7:13:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Just wanting to get a thread going listing the old and the maybe obscure.
I'm suggesting anything from 1970 and back.

warspite1

Waterloo (1970)

A superb film with an excellent cast and wonderfully desriptive soundtrack (here is one example below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjHw3pkrY-A&list=PLrBFqZ5s1q_pP3SlKJljyUeuBKMe7tKWj&index


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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 7:31:20 AM   
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... and of course

Battle of Britain (1969)

Another wonderful film, cast and and even better soundtrack than Waterloo. The music at the end still brings a tear to the eye and as for the Luftwaffe march -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHxADv7pzZ0


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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 11:47:00 AM   
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La Grande Illusion
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028950/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_23

Paths of Glory
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050825/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

The Great War
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052861/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Lawrence of Arabia
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056172/?ref_=kw_li_tt



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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 12:51:41 PM   
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Watched this one again recently
Ice Cold in Alex
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053935/

The Graf Spee film is a hard one to find online. Not impossible, but it shows what you know about scrounging.

I recall reading 30 seconds over Tokyo at age 13 during my first experience at an army cadet camp (god did I hate that camp experience).

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 12:54:01 PM   
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Here's a bunch:

https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4898824

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 1:33:34 PM   
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Oh, how about Flyboys? Love the biplanes and triplanes.

Yeah I know, 2006. But the aircraft...the aircraft.

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 1:59:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lobster

Oh, how about Flyboys? Love the biplanes and triplanes.

Yeah I know, 2006. But the aircraft...the aircraft.


You mean like the Blue Max? If I remember the name correctly.

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 3:32:21 PM   
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Or Hell's Angels
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020960/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 4:15:48 PM   
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Ah... Hill's Angels. Yes, I was a fan of them back in the day - especially Leigh Miles....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhp37_V8vzg

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 6:23:40 PM   
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Greetings MrsWargamer,
Pacific:
The Long and the Short and the Tall (also known as Jungle Fighters)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPwVmXUVeM8

Teutonic Knights vs Russians:
Alexander Nevsky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0

Eastern Front: Italians vs Soviets
Attack & Retreat (Italiani brava gente)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKGq8byTFg

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 8:47:16 PM   
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Several of the movies I would bring up have already been mentioned. So, I 'll have to add one that isn't listed yet.

The Red Badge of Courage (1951) with Audie Murphy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLdXhaW8bLs

The Red Badge of Courage (1974) with Richard Thomas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCvoTKXcy4o&feature=emb_logo

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 8:55:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rommel222
Teutonic Knights vs Russians:
Alexander Nevsky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0

Fun fact: the battle scenes were rotoscoped and used as battle scenes in the animated version of "The Lord of the Rings".

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RE: Old war movies - 1/27/2021 10:10:23 PM   
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Can someone help me to remember what movie this was?
It may not even be primarily a war movie but it had
a memorable war scene... A column was being strafed by
Japanese planes. Ground fire caused one of the planes
to make a forced landing near the column. Soon the
Japanese plane was surrounded by a distant crowd.
The Japanese pilot climbed out onto a wing and shot
himself while the crowd watched.

Sound familiar to anyone? I saw this sometime in the 70's
so it is at least that old. Don't remember anything else.

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RE: Old war movies - 1/28/2021 8:57:31 AM   
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'In Which we serve' Noel Coward
'The Cruel Sea' Jack Hawkins
'Play Dirty' Michael Caine
'To Late the Hero' Michael Caine

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RE: Old war movies - 1/28/2021 2:10:06 PM   
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Red Badge of Courage (1951)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNLOXYY17PQ
With war hero Audie Murphy in the starring role it is an overlooked masterpiece.

Masada (1981)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY7L-vDuhhE

Peter O'Toole is great as the world weary Roman commander.

Cromwell (1970)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER6xGlAZjVs

Lots of ahistorical howlers, but Richard Harris is grand as Cromwell and Alec Guinness is uncanny as Charles I.

For Greater Glory (2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmGRbApQDp4

Viva Christo Rey!

Juarez (1939)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj2B-u74nek

Paul Muni's best performance as Mexican President Benito Juarez. Bette Davis is electric as Empress Carlotta.



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RE: Old war movies - 1/29/2021 1:38:22 AM   
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I'm still a fan of A Walk in the Sun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XejhkdTgFM

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RE: Old war movies - 1/29/2021 12:55:49 PM   
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First of the Few (1942):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_of_the_Few

1942 film with some real footage. Available on Amazon Prime and Youtube.


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RE: Old war movies - 1/29/2021 4:00:59 PM   
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I'm surprised I forgot about this one! Zulu (1964) with a very young Michael Caine

Zulu: Men of Harlech



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RE: Old war movies - 1/29/2021 7:05:02 PM   
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Come and See (1985)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkkJZweYaLI&ab_channel=%D0%9A%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BD%22%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%22

An anti-war movie made in Russia during the cold war. Incredibly powerful but harrowing. The story of a young boy who joins the Russian partisans and lives through German atrocities and inhuman war conditions. The realism is still unparalleled (the director used real bullets - just saying!)

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RE: Old war movies - 1/30/2021 9:06:20 AM   
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quote:

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Come and See (1985)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkkJZweYaLI&ab_channel=%D0%9A%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD%D1%86%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BD%22%D0%9C%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%22

An anti-war movie made in Russia during the cold war. Incredibly powerful but harrowing. The story of a young boy who joins the Russian partisans and lives through German atrocities and inhuman war conditions. The realism is still unparalleled (the director used real bullets - just saying!)


The best war (or should that be anti-war) movie ever made IMO.

Another good one in a similar setting:

Trial on the Road (1971)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067625/

https://sovietmoviesonline.com/drama/proverka-na-dorogah

It was made in 1971 but banned in the Soviet Union for 15 years.

Another good one - Liberation - actually a series of shorter films, made by the Soviets in 1970/71, covering their major East Front campaigns

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198811/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJEMXbRgdw

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