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Ok, I want movies made about wars that are GOOD. Not the highest grossing, but as a man would call the film, good.

 

I'll start with the format we'll be using:

 

Dark Blue World - Czech

Torpedo Bomber - Russia

Stalingrad - Germany

Das Boot - Germany

 

Alright, keep it coming so I can Netflix it or burn it.

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Talvisota (The Winter War) - Finland

Cross of Iron - UK/West Germany

Kanal (Kanał) - Poland

Idi i smotri (Come and See) - USSR

 

Not strictly war movies, but movies set during the war, telling important story:

 

Katyń (Katyn) - Poland

Europa Europa - Germany/France/Poland

Popiół i Diament (Ashes and Diamonds) - Poland

Pokolenie (A Generation) - Poland

The Pianist - France/Poland/Germany/UK

Edited by SFP1Ace

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I recommend very seriously Illuminados por el Fuego (Blessed by Fire) - Argentina.

 

There is also: - L'Ennemi intime (Intimate Enemies) - France

- Steal the Sky - U.K

- The Dambusters - U.K

- Le Ciel sur la tête (a.k.a Allarme dal cielo) - France (Maybe not available in English, shurely subtitle, but lot of nice catches of Etendard IV and Alizé)

- Sink the Bismark! - U.K

- Above Us the Waves - U.K

- Die Letzte Brücke (The Last Bridge) - Austria

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There were a lot of WW2 war movies.

4 good examples were:

 

"Das Boot" "The boat"from West Germany

 

"Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt" The adventures of Werner Holt from East Germany

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XL8VsYDCvg

 

and 2 from the USSR:

 

"Батальоны просят огня" Battalions ask for fire

 

and

 

"Отец солдата" Father of a soldier

 

Edited by Gepard

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Most of the best French war movies rather target WW1:

- A very long engagement : unorthodox investigation about a past strange episode in the no man's land

- Capitaine Conan : incursion on the forgotten Balkan Front with unruly skirmishers

- Joyeux Noël : Christmas fraternization in the no man's land - to be watched in original version for the priceless international casting

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One of the best war movies I've ever seen is a 2004 South korean movie based during the Korean War:

 

 

Plenty of great action scenes as well as a good storyline. I bought it on DVD from Amazon after a friend loaned me a copy.

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The Odd Angry Shot (1979) Australia

Aussie SAS in Viet Nam, so this about 82 or 83 not a bad pic, and not as preachy as that crap Stone was producing.

Edited by firehawkordy

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The Odd Angry Shot is a great Vietnam movie. It's just a shame the more recent Australian war flicks like Beneath Hill 60 and (especially) Kokoda have been more stylised and melodramatic than factual. Dark Blue World is pretty good. Stalingrad and Das Boot were fantastic. As was The Blue Max (WWI).

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One of the best war movies I've ever seen is a 2004 South korean movie based during the Korean War:

 

 

Plenty of great action scenes as well as a good storyline. I bought it on DVD from Amazon after a friend loaned me a copy.

Watched it last night and couldn't agree more. Very well done move. Ended on bit of a confusing note, but a solid film.

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