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  • I need 10 WWII Movies

    My grandpa's 80th birthday is in a few weeks, and I want to get him a DVD player and 10 WWII movies. They can be from any era (50s-today), preferably color or remade in color. Thanks for any recommendations. And no, Pearl Harbor isn't one of 'em.
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    A rather little known but a very good one is finnish movie ´Winter War´ . Action scenes are still quite OK though the movie is over 15 years old . Features a lot of less-known and rarely seen vehicles - T-26 light tanks , I-16 fighters - most of it used on same battles as pictured in the movie !
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    • #3
      The Great Escape, Das Boot, A Bridge too Far, Saving Private Ryan and one excellent one I can't remember involving German troops on the Eastern front...
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      • #4
        Not a movie, but excellent film: Band of Brothers.
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        • #5
          What Pari and gunnut said.
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          • #6
            pari,

            one excellent one I can't remember involving German troops on the Eastern front...
            stalingrad?
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            • #7
              I was going to say Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers, but I see that they were already mentioned.

              Don't really know of any other ones, sorry.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by astralis View Post
                pari,



                stalingrad?
                May well have been astralis. Was it told from the German perspective?
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                • #9
                  Das Boot
                  The longest Day
                  The Great escape
                  Enemy Below
                  Steiner - The Iron Cross (Ithin that was the one pari mentioned)
                  Tora Tora Tora
                  Operation Petticoat
                  Die Brücke (The bridge , German movie from 1950s)

                  Am I the only one who didn't really like Saving Private Ryan?

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                  • #10
                    The Devil's Brigade, The Hill (1965, Sean Connery), Das Boot, The Longest Day, King Rat, Memphis Belle, Casablanca, A Bridge Too Far, Cross of Iron, and Patton.
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                    • #11
                      Wow I cant believe no one has said it yet..

                      Guns of Navarone! also Enemy at the Gates, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Bridge at Remagen, Desert Rats and To Hell and Back are very good ones also. I watched Devils Brigade on the history channel a few months ago, pretty good..lots of humour!

                      Another one..but really, it sucks hard.. Thin Red Line. The Longest day, SPR, and Das Boot are among my favorites. And the Band of Brothers box-set would make a great gift.
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                      • #12
                        The Bridge over the river Kwai, Band of Brothers, the Longest day, Patton, Toroa Tora Tora, das Boot, Letters of iwo Jima.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Canmoore View Post
                          Wow I cant believe no one has said it yet..

                          Guns of Navarone. Another one..but really, it sucks hard.. Thin Red Line. The Longest day is one of my favorites.. I am sure you can get it in colour somewhere.
                          I agree with the Thin Red Line. What the hell was with all the photos of birds spliced with the action? It was like watching an artistic French director making a neuvo war movie. The action scene on the hill was very well done though. The rest of the movie I could have done without. I remember coming out of that film with some military buddies and just looking at each other with the what the hell was that look.

                          Guns of Navarone was a bit too into itself. It doesn't really make the cut when you consider the best genre films. I think Attack Force Z was better.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by zraver View Post
                            The Bridge over the river Kwai, Band of Brothers, the Longest day, Patton, Toroa Tora Tora, das Boot, Letters of iwo Jima.
                            I liked that movie because it had Alec Guinness. Also, anyone remember the war movie that David Bowie stared in? I think it was a Korean war movie though..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Maggot View Post
                              I agree with the Thin Red Line. What the hell was with all the photos of birds spliced with the action? It was like watching an artistic French director making a neuvo war movie. The action scene on the hill was very well done though. The rest of the movie I could have done without. I remember coming out of that film with some military buddies and just looking at each other with the what the hell was that look.

                              Guns of Navarone was a bit too into itself. It doesn't really make the cut when you consider the best genre films. I think Attack Force Z was better.
                              Caught my edit! nice job!!

                              As a kid there was something about Guns of Navarone lol. I watched that movie over and over, maybe it was just me, but I always liked that movie.

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