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#3307877 - 05/31/11 06:48 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Tracy]  
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84 Charlie MoPec rocked. I saw it on PBS back in the 80s.

Other WWII films that are not American made that are good:

"As Far as my Feet Will Carry Me" Based on a true story by German filmmakers it is about the demise of the German soldiers captured after Stalingrad and sent to the gulag where one German Major escapes and spends the next 6+ years trying to make it back home on foot while being pursued by a relentless Soviet colonel.

"Katyn" Polish film about the massacre of the Polish officers and educated Polish citizens that could cause a threat to the Soviets that was denied by the Soviet government until Gorbachev finally revealed it happened in the days following Communism.

I also think Stalingrad is a good movie! And "Flight of the Intruder." Heh.

Don't forget Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds" with the Oscar-winning performance by Waltz.

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#3307879 - 05/31/11 06:53 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Tracy]  
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"Inglorious Basterds" is a very good film but it really is Christoph Waltz that makes it unique.


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#3307886 - 05/31/11 07:05 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Tracy]  
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Not a combat film, but one set in World War 2:

"Escape from Sobibor". It's about the prisoner uprising at the Nazi death camp Sobibor. Starring Rutger Hauer and Alan Arkin.


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#3307951 - 05/31/11 08:27 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Tracy]  
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One film I don't see very often in lists like this is The Young Lions - Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, Maxi Schell, Lee Van Cleef... it's got quite a lot going for it. I remember seeing for the first time a few years back and being quite impressed.

#3307987 - 05/31/11 09:03 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
"Inglorious Basterds" is a very good film but it really is Christoph Waltz that makes it unique.


That's the truth.He won 27 awards for that performance.

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#3308034 - 05/31/11 10:12 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Lieste]  
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Not one I've actually seen (yet) but I've had "Battle for Algiers" recommended to me several times.


I've seen it, actually I own a copy...not the easiest movie to watch, and it's not really a "story" like a typical war movie, it's a little more like a docu-drama. But yea, it's worth a watch, just don't go expecting Hollywood!


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#3308060 - 05/31/11 10:49 PM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Tracy]  
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Coming out soon, very promising war film Iron Sky. Really looking forward to this one!


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"Devil's Brigade" 1968, William Holden. The more or less true story of how America and Canada created a joint special operations regiment, took it into action. Today the grandchildren of that unit are serving in the Green Berets and Canadian SSF and JTF-2 units. It's not the best war movie in history, but it's amusing and based in history!

The movie:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Brigade_%28film%29

The real unit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Brigade

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#3308242 - 06/01/11 03:51 AM Re: Anyone recommend good war movies, with a twist [Re: Dozer]  
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Originally Posted By: Dozer
Coming out soon, very promising war film Iron Sky. Really looking forward to this one!


Yes, a SCI FI war movie I guess. smile


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Watched The 9th Company yesterday, and it was really great. Nice story, a bit over the edge sometimes, but I found it pretty realistic and really well done. It's a bit like FMJ in the way that you're following those men through training and then up to combat, but that's it. Honestly, one of the best war movie I've seen so far.


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