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Favourite non-WWII films?

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  1. C.Evans

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    Hi Crazy--I walked out of a movie once--it was: "An American Wehrwolf in London" I thought it was the stupidest movie made--even "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" was better. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  2. PzJgr

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    Star Wars Series
    Star Trek Series
    Indian Jones Series
    Jack Ryan Series
    Gladiator
    Quo Vadis
    Spartacus
    Mad Max Series
     
  3. Kai-Petri

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    Some ten years ago I was a movie freak and for about two years I went to see almost every movie there was. In the end I actually came to the conclusion that if there is even one moment in the movie that you think was refreshing, then it was a good movie... I mean there´s so much c*** out there, bull**** stories and just the big name actors trying to pull the movie along. Shame on you guys in Hollywood!

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  4. Friedrich

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    Well, I will not argue about that because it is true. [​IMG]

    Ah, Roman stuff!!! :rolleyes: Too good!
     
  5. Doc Raider

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    Raiders of the lost ark

    Zombie movies (too many to mention)

    Raising Arizona and other cohen brothers movies like "O brother where art thou"

    apocalypse now

    the real star wars movies ( I can't stand the new ones). ROT Jedi is actually kinda lame too.

    Empire of the Sun (okay, it's a WWII movie, but not in the classic sense).

    And, for some reason, I really like "Billy Madison". Most stupid, immature thing ever, but I still love it.
     
  6. C.Evans

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    Hey Doc--I agree with you there, and I watched "Mr. Deeds" a few weeks ago--and it wasnt too bad of a movie--kinda funny.
     
  7. Shangas

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    I quite liked "The Patriot" (with Mel Gibson). Muskets look like fun!!
     
  8. Hufflepuff

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    My favorite modern-warfare film is Black Hawk Down; I saw it about four years ago and I loved it. I bought it last spring and thought of reading the book by Mark Bowden, so I did, and it was excellent. After you read it it's hard to believe that everything you're reading about took place in just one day.
     
  9. ww2dude

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    I think there are a lot of good movies out there but some of my favorites are:
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (tied for the number one spot as my favorite movie)
    It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Anything with Jimmy Stewart, James Cagney or Sean Connery in it
    Sahara (the recent one based on the Clive Cussler book)
    Titanic (only for the whole depiction of the liner, especially the sinking, and not for the love story which I felt ruined an good movie, still like it though)
    Both National Treasures
    The Hunley
    Gettysburg
    Gods and Generals
    Crimson Tide
    There are others which I highly enjoy but these are just some examples.
     
  10. Hufflepuff

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    I forgot a few others:

    We Were Soldiers
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    No Man's Land (Serbo-Croatian)
    Hotel Rwanda
    Blood Diamond
    Gettysburg
    Glory
     
  11. Martin Bull

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    Five-and-a-half years on and my list hasn't changed much - on re-viewing, maybe 'Heat' has slipped a notch or two ( but still some truly great scenes ) and my old childhood favourite 'Bullitt' would probably now be at #5.....watched 'Get Carter' again the other week, it is so good ! :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Richard

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    All the Alien films, ALIEN is my best.
    A good number of Hitchcock films,
    The Ipcress File
    Funeral in Berlin
    The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
    The Third Man
    Rollerball
    The Andromeda Strain
    The French Connection & II
    SE7EN
    The Usual Suspects
    NIKITA
    LEON
    The Haunting (The original 1960's version)
    Split Second

    Just a few for you. :)
     
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    Hey Kai, you posted this in 2002 and I have come to that point. I know am renting foreign flicks for some refreshing content and entertainment. Hollywood s***s.........with a few exceptions.
     
  14. GrossBorn

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    I saw this film several weeks ago and absolutely loved it!!! Great movie.
    My non-WWII favorites:
    1. The Godfather I & II
    2. Heat
    3. Apocalypse Now Redux
    4. The Salton Sea
    5. Gladiator
    6. A Bronx Tale
     
  15. C.Evans

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    Kind of an update on now WWII favorites include:

    Three Godfathers W/ Duke. Cliffhanger w/ Stallone. Jet Pilot w/ Duke and Paul Fix. Blood Alley w/ Duke and Bacall. White Heat w/ James Cagney. The Roaring Twenties w/ Cagney and Bogart. The Fighting 69th w/ Cagney, O'Brien, Hale and Gwinn "Big Boy" Williams. Fort Apache w/ Duke, Fonda, McLaglen and Jack Pennick. El Dorado w/ Duke, Mitchum, Caan, Christopher George and Arthur Hunnicutt. The Mountain w/ Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. Titanic w/ Richard Basehart, Robt Wagner, Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb. Ball of Fire w/ Gary Cooper, Dan Duryea, Barbara Stanwyck (and she was a hottie) and Dana Andrews. The Wild Geese w/ Richard Burton, Sir Roger Moore, Richard Harris and Hardy Kruger. Hatari w/ Duke, Hardy Kruger and Red Buttons - who was a hoot! Just to name a few more.
     
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    1) Clockwork Orange
    2) Full metal Jacket
    3) The Last Samurai
    4) Mystery men
    5) Beverly hills ninja
    6) The Lost Batallion
    7) The Host
    8) Terminator 1-2-3
    9) Tiempo de Valientes
    10) In his Life : The John Lennon story

    :vegetate:
     
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    Aliens
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    All Clint Eastwood [Dirty Harry] flicks
    Bullit...greatest car chase of all time
     
  18. skunk works

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    Afew


    Road Warrior
    Army of Darkness
    Lifeforce
    Starship Troopers
    The Running Man
    Wanted Dead or Alive
    The General's Daughter
    Fight Club
    The Conehead Movie
    Alien Nation
    Forbidden Planet
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
    Bourne (all 3)
    Zulu/Zulu Dawn
    Excalibur
    The Jackal
    Shooter
    Live Free or Die Hard
    Gladiator
    Last of the Mohicans
    Lord of the Rings (all)
    Payback
    The Border
    The Usual Suspects
    13th Warrior
    Good, Bad, and the Ugly
    Jurassik Park
    Galaxy Quest
    Last Samurai
    Holy Grail
    Thank You for Not Smoking
    Flight of the Navigator
    Terminatot (all 3)
    Aliens (all 4)
    Used Cars
    The Flim-Flam Man
    O Brother where art Thou
    Fargo
    Farscape (all)
    Babylon 5 (all)
    Star Trek (all)
    Dune (TV re-make)
    Firefly
    Crusade
    Predator (both)
    This island Earth
    Sneakers
    Princess Bride
    Fifth Element
    The Thing
    The Hidden
    Highlander (all)
    A Boy and His Dog
    Dr Strangelove
    Outland
    Enemy Mine
    Escape from NY/LA
    FMJ
    Apocalypse Now
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Screamers
    Solaris
    War of the Worlds (both)
    Patton
    Wildgeese
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Dogs of War
    They Live
    Matrix (all)
    Punisher (both)
    Beerfest
    The Last Starfighter
    Invasion of the Body Snatcher
    Puppet Masters
    Timeline
    Flash Gordon
    Serenity
    Robo-Cop (first 2)
    Butterfly Effect (first 1)
    Crank
    Breaker Morant
    Minority Report
     
  19. cruachan

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    My favourites are:-

    Sergeant York
    Field of Dreams
    Harvey
    Deathwatch
    The Hunt for Red October

    the list could be endless.

    cruachan
     
  20. MManchester

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    Just to name a few in no particular order:

    1. It's A Wonderful Life
    2. High Noon
    3. North By Northwest
    4. Miracle
    5. Wild Hogs
    6. Sergeant York
    7. Love Actually
    8. The Searchers
     
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