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  • flynnibus
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    I like Tora Tora Tora

    That list is more the artisy movies rather then the more action/replay type movies. Thats probably why you don't see any of the Duke on there. Thats why Saving Private Ryan isn't up there..

    This line says it all
    "it’s a poetic discourse on the impact of war upon the hopes and dreams of young men"

    Since when is a casablanca a war movie? being set during the war doesn't make it a war movie IMO. Crap.. give me Indiana Jones then for being set in the 30s!

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  • sediment
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    "Midway" (in Sensurround, I think, when it first came out) is good, too. The real story is compelling in itself. The add-on love story could be dumped, though.

    Still waiting for a movie about the 442nd.

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  • Disney Wrassler
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    What about Walt Disney's "Victory Through Air Power?" That was good enough to convince FDR to bomb the axis with long range missiles.

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  • OogieBoogie
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    along with 12 o'clock high. Great Gregory Peck film.

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  • Barbossa
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    Where's Memphis Belle? That was a pretty good WWII movie.

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  • OogieBoogie
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    And what about all the great John Wayne movies?

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  • Nanaimobar
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    Why isn't Das Boot in the top 5? Mrs Miniver? You have to be kidding?

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  • Doofy
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    I would have had the Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan, and Stalog 17 all in my top 10. I love those movies. When I saw the thread title I was immediatly thinking the Longest Day.

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  • Mouse princess
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    Love The Great Escape!

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  • OogieBoogie
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    The Top 10 WWII Movies Of All Time

    Since Clint Eastwoods new movie, Flags Of Our Fathers ,comes out tomorrow, MSNBC has done a article about the top World War II films that have been done. I'm not sure how I feel about the list though. What do you think?

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    Tastes and sensibilities over the years have certainly changes, so some of the more romanticized films on the list that were made years ago might seem tame in comparison to some modern entries that involve a grittier realism. But what they all have in common is the ability to capture the impact of World War II on mankind:


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    Universal Studios Home Video / AP

    John Sturges directed this testosterone-filled, fact-based adventure yarn about the mother of all escape attempts from a German POW camp. The iconic image is that of Steve McQueen high-tailing it away from his Nazi pursuers, but summing it up by that alone is selling it way short. The strength of this picture is in the battalion of supporting actors playing expertly crafted roles, among them Charles Bronson, Sir Richard Attenborough, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn and David McCallum. There are equal amounts of revealing character moments and white-knuckle thrills, thanks to the crackling screenplay by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett. The film was passed over by the Academy, garnering just one nomination for film editing. But it has gone on to occupy a hallowed place in the annals of war films as well as inspiring new generations of motorcycle enthusiasts.





    Honorable mentions:

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