Discussion in 'SMB' started by Barney, Nov 4, 2010.
Post your favourite
I need to add to me DVD collection
Reach for the Sky
A Bridge Too Far
Bridge On the River Kwai
The Longest Day
Battle of the Bulge
633 Squadron (fictional)
Battle of Britain
Twelve O'Clock High
The Great Escape
Tora Tora Tora
The Enemy Below
Run Silent Run Deep
The Desert Fox
Off the top of me head
World at War
Band of Brothers
Sheer brilliance, and a reminder to watch it again
u571. Jon Bon Jovi captured the enigma machine for the Americans, allowing them to win WW2.
What a hero
escape to victory
Where Eagles Dare
Cross of Iron
The Counterfitters (sp?)
I can't think of a best of in this category. Far too many of them are excellent in their own right.
if you liked das boot try pans labyrinthe set in spain just after the civil war and just before ww2
Lots of great films mentioned but haven't seen Heroes of Telemark.
I also like films about the Home Front such as Millions Like Us and Mrs Miniver
Flags of our Fathers is Ok but Sands of Iwo Jima is brilliant.
The Bridge at Remagen
I aree I watched Sands first and Flags was ok but worth watching just to get the counter view. I beleive that they were both by Clint eastwood and meant to be watched in that order
Another good recent one is Enemy at the Gate
And for those interested in the Polish-Russian shenanigans then I reccomend "Katyn" - again watch in original language with subtitles
Oh another one I really like is Empire of the Sun with a young Christian Bale
It is indeed a belter.
I'm susprised that Saving Private Ryan hasn't been mentioned yet - cinematically brilliant.
Also Kelly's Heroes.
I like The Wooden Horse
I have 2 films that I keep meamning to watch but always remeber when I am in public places like aeroplanes
They are: The Pianist and Boy in striped pyjamas - I fear I may be in bits watching them
Another I only got se a bit of was Il Postino - is it worth watching again?
The Pianist is bleak but superb - I've not seen the other two...
Does Casablanca count as a WW2 film BTW? If so, it goes on the list.
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