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#4487606 - 08/26/19 11:08 PM Hollywood war movies from “the other side”  
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I was thinking today about certain types of movies that have hardly been made by Hollywood and one of those types seems to be war films from the perspective of the enemy (from the US perspective). I was only able to think of a handful so please feel free to add to the list. Remember that this is only Hollywood-produced movies I’m talking about.

1. The Blue Max
2. Letters from Iwo Jima
3, Cross of Iron
4. The Beast of War


I’m not counting movies like “Tora,Tora,Tora” or “The Longest Day” since those included the points of view of multiple belligerent nations.

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#4487609 - 08/26/19 11:57 PM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487610 - 08/27/19 12:16 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487614 - 08/27/19 01:20 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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One of my favorites is a film from the 80's called "The Beast," starring some Russians in a tank. Great movie.

Don't try looking it up on IMDB, because for some reason they bury it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/


(okay the actors aren't all Russians, but they're playing the role of Russians)

pps. Looks like Panzer already mentioned the film. ;P

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#4487615 - 08/27/19 01:24 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487616 - 08/27/19 01:26 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Hollywood has no obligation to create those movies. However, we should be open to watching those subjects from the film industries of the countries in question.


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#4487623 - 08/27/19 04:38 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487625 - 08/27/19 05:29 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
one of those types seems to be war films from the perspective of the enemy (from the US perspective). I was only able to think of a handful so please feel free to add to the list.


Originally Posted by Discord
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#4487627 - 08/27/19 09:02 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487628 - 08/27/19 10:00 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: Meatsheild]  
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Originally Posted by Meatsheild
The boy in the stripped pyjamas ... cracking good film ... https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914798/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1



Great movie, everyone needs to see it but I will never watch it again. Horrific.


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#4487629 - 08/27/19 10:20 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: Discord]  
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Originally Posted by Discord
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The French were enemies of the US during WWI? wink


Great film though. One of Kubrick's best.


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#4487630 - 08/27/19 10:22 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted by bones
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Yes, I'd say that one counts.


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#4487631 - 08/27/19 10:24 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: Vertigo1]  
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Originally Posted by Vertigo1
Hollywood has no obligation to create those movies. However, we should be open to watching those subjects from the film industries of the countries in question.



I hope I didn't come across as insinuating that Hollywood was somehow obligated to create movies like these but I am indeed curious to see what types of subject matter and perspectives Hollywood won't touch or rarely touch.

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#4487635 - 08/27/19 10:46 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4487638 - 08/27/19 11:06 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Ok, I see the parameters mentioned in my original post are either being ignored or misunderstood. Just mention whatever war movie you want! neaner


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#4487643 - 08/27/19 11:51 AM Re: Hollywood war movies from “the other side” [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Panzer,you know you're on SimHQ,right? biggrin

I'm trying to remember a post that actually stayed on topic.


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Originally Posted by Chucky
Panzer,you know you're on SimHQ,right? biggrin

I'm trying to remember a post that actually stayed on topic.



Going off on tangents must be a common thing for old geezers like us who predominantly populate SimHQ. wink


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Das Boot? Not made by Hollywood though...

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