Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by SGT Killjoy, Sep 25, 2004.
Just list them off for me. I'm looking for stuff that was mostly true.
Wow- this is not easy and can cause controversy ; one man's accurate war movie is another's pile of cr*p !
I'll kick off with 'Battle Of Britain' ( 1969 ) in which just about every scene was based on documented incident.
'Theirs Is The Glory' ( 1946 ) - although this counts virtually as a documentary ; it's unique in that every man it fought in the real-life battle, and it was filmed on the actual battlefield.
( Honourable mentions for two of my favourites - 'Bridge At Remagen' and 'A Bridge Too Far' . Great films based on factual events, but as to accuracy - not quite...)
Not sure if called a movie but "Sink the Bismarck".
"Sink the Bismarck" is indeed very accurate. And certainly, the Longest Day, generally speaking is the most accurate and far best film about D-day.
"Gods and Generals" about the US Civil War is also quite reaistic.
I haven't seen "Gods and Generals", but it got bad ratings at IMDB.
.... there's nothing better than "Band of Brothers"
I would have to say the German movie Stalingrad would be the most accurate movie. Just about every character, which is introduced into the movie, dies before the end.
I agree with you DD VC, Stalingrad is a good film, although for the pure effect of feeling like you are actually in combat, I've got to hand it to Spielberg's SPR.
Oh, and welcome to the Forums Diver Derrick VC! Another one from down under...
Yep, Stalingrad and especially spoken in German is in my top two. The T-34 battle scene is my "favourite".
I´d like to see "Dunkirk" in a modern version one day as I´m sure they could make the boats and plane battles with computers quite easily today.
Racking my brain on most accurate film. But have to agree with Kai-Petre on T-34 scene in Stalingrad, the camera work of th T-34s coming towards the trenchs and the infantry gun was really 'realistic'
On top of that Saving private ryan on the beaches....... very real.
For an overall film its heard to pick one.
Where Eagles DAre...
What? Oh... Realistic...
Yer those two all do for tHAT TOO...
Wait......you're joking. Right?
Finally saw Stalingrad and was impressed. SFP was the official "break through" film of the modern war movie era. Das Boot also comes to mind. Although not WW2, We Were Soldiers was also sharp - especially the beginning scene that decimated the French
A pleasure to see you back at the Forums, Herr General !
Finally got "Stalingrad",too. It was interesting that the writers had the main characters as 'storm troopers'. They touched on everything from fighting in sewers to trying to make the last plane out. The T-34 scene with the tank turning it's track over the foxhole was a good touch,too.
Thanks for the warm welcome back, Martin.
Yes, I'm still watching the forums from a 60,000 ft U-2 Spyplane. Glad to see all is well over here and am waiting patiently for Otto to launch the "new" site......................