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Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by karbotilne5, Jun 23, 2020.

  1. karbotilne5

    karbotilne5 New Member

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    Recently I have been really struggling to find movies I really enjoy. I have grown tired of horror movies, zombie movies etc. for now. Normally those would be my go to genres but as of late I find myself turning them off because I get bored of them.

    With that said, I have recently discovered the world of WW2 movies and I am HOOKED. I think I have found a new favourite genre.

    The history and the stories pull me in and have my full attention for the entire duration. I am just wondering, what are the best WW2 movies to check out and are there any hidden gems out there that are must sees?

    Thank you in advan
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Kelly's Heroes
     
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    Darkest Hour and The Imitation Game.
     
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    "A Bridge Too Far"
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    That's about a bunch of profit-driven deserters, right?
     
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    belasar Court Jester

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    Naw, international venture capitalists :p
     
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    They Were Expendable, Sahara and Battleground..just to name a few.
     
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    Realistic:
    Saving Private Ryan
    Das Boot
    Twelve O'Clock High - based on book by actual B-17 pilot Beirne Lay

    Exciting/entertaining:
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Enemy Below
    633 Squadron - see if the final scene reminds you of anything
     
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    Actually, there were a lot of deserters and a lot of profiteers in the US Army! It takes real class to be both!
     
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    I'd add "To Hell and Back". It's the story of Audie Murphy, our most decorated war hero of WW2. Not only that, he starred in the movie playing himself. Now how can you beat that?
     
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    Lets see....

    If you want a war picture with a difference, Nick Nolte in "Under Fire" is a gem.

    for adventure, I always liked the Christopher Walken film based on the Frederick Forsyth novel, "The Dogs of War"

    For great performances in an all star cast, I always appreciated Sam Peckinpah's "Cross of Iron"
    Even the titles at the beginning of the film were great, in a sequence featuring the old German children's song "Handsein Kleine" ("Little Hans"), and a sequence of newsreel film and music that would have made Josef Goebbels proud.

    Australia has a Vietnam picture called "The Odd Angry Shot" that followed the book of the same name quite closely, with many funny moments.
    And if you want to watch an anti-war film that shows how they should be made, Peter Weir's "Gallipoli" is worth a look.

    There is an old colour war film called "Lion of the Desert" that grabs your attention to the end. I think it's Oliver Reed that played Marshal Graziani, but I'm not sure.

    And Frank Sinatra proves he could play a great war picture in "Von Ryan's Express"

    For an old black and white classic, "Stalag 17" is surprisingly good.

    And a Brit film about a punishment camp called "The Hill" is also worth a look


     
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    Yes, Oliver Reed played Graziani.
     

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