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No one has mentioned the best war film of the last 20 years at least?eek.gif


This week I re-watched Malik's The Thin Red Line and it still stuns and moves me.

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No one has mentioned the best war film of the last 20 years at least?


This week I re-watched Malik's The Thin Red Line and it still stuns and moves me.


Me. Post #11, first mentioned film.

So there, Mr. Smarty Pants.

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No one has mentioned the best war film of the last 20 years at least?


This week I re-watched Malik's The Thin Red Line and it still stuns and moves me.


Me. Post #11, first mentioned film.

So there, Mr. Smarty Pants.
See...this is one of the problems of growing old (as in not noticing there are 2 pages to this thread redface.gif).

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I love the Big red one even tho the studio cut it up they said it was to realistic.
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The Thin Red Line and The Big Red One are both terrific movies.

I'll just mention it here, I have watched a couple good WW1 movies. If you haven't seen them yet, check out Gallipoli and Beneath Hill 60. Both very good movies, and both exceeded my expectations. Do yourself a favor and give them a view. Beneath Hill 60 is streaming on Netflix, by the way.
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Yes, Beneath Hill 60 is an excellent movie.

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Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War

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Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War

NOT a world war two movie!
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Tae Guk Gi: Brotherhood of War

NOT a world war two movie!

Thumbs up, shadyJ! Have a look at my full profile & see if you think I just might have known that, LoL. ;-)

It's just the best War movie I am watching at the time!

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I enjoyed Tai Guk Gi, but I liked The Front Line better. The Front Line is not quite as melodramatic as Tai Guk Gi.
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Looks good will look for it on Blu ray or HD on demand.

Last time I went to the movie was Gods & Genersls

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I know this is probably a technical violation of the thread title since this film takes place in 1938 and involves the Japanese invasion of China but boy City of Life and Death is one stunning (amazing b/w cinematography) and disturbing (the Nanking atrocities) war film. Still may be available on Netflix.

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That was part of WW II

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The Sony Movie Channel appeared for me on FIOS yesterday. They're currently playing some WWII movies made in the 50's and 60's. I can't recall the names, but I did set my Tivo to record a few of them.

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It's probably 25 years since I saw these so I'm not sure if they have aged well but I've been meaning to revisit these if I can find them.
Seems like the second was a movie made for TV and looks a bit hard to find, if it ever ended up on DVD at all.

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Didn't notice this movie mentioned, "Soldier of Orange", saw it many years ago- like to revisit and see if it is as good as I remember (has Rutger Hauer in it)
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Surprised nobody has mentioned 'Flag of our Fathers'.

Like Catch-22, read the book first.

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Soldier of Orange, Flags of our Fathers, both great movies!
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Just saw another WW2 movie, called "My Way", a Korean movie streaming on Netflix which is inspired by that Korean guy who was captured by allied forces on D-day in France, who was originally conscripted by the Japanese, then taken prisoner and conscripted by the Russians, and then taken prisoner and conscripted by the Germans. I'm sure the movie had little to do with the real events regarding that case. It was pretty melodramatic, but pretty heavy on action. I expected melodrama as these larger budget Korean movies are prone to, so it didn't bother me that much, but, of course, it would have been better without it, although it had its moments. The battle scenes were cliched but nicely mounted. The movie is a pretty substantial production, I don't know how much it cost but when i read it is the most expensive Korean movie to date, and it looks it. Like I said, lots of action with at least three major battle scenes, and a high body count. The battles were unrealistic and over the top though, and many of the tactics were all wrong that I could see, but I am not a WW2 expert. It reminded me of Tae Guk Gi, with about the same level of tremendous violence and soapy story. Anyway, if you set your expectations low it isn't really that bad of a movie. Not a great war drama but a decent action movie. It is certainly not in the top 10 WW2 movies, but I thought it was watchable.

One thing I noticed in the movie which looked like an obvious anachronism was a florescent light in a German bunker in 1944. I looked up florescent light history, they were in production by GE by 1939, so maybe it wasn't really an anachronism. Does anyone know if there could have been a florescent light in a German bunker by '44?
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