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  1. MarcoCole

    MarcoCole New Member

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    Recently I have been really struggling to find movies I really enjoy. I have grown tired of horror movies, zombie movies etc. for now. Normally those would be my go to genres but as of late I find myself turning them off because I get bored of them.

    With that said, I have recently discovered the world of WW2 movies and I am HOOKED. I think I have found a new favourite genre.

    The history and the stories pull me in and have my full attention for the entire duration. I am just wondering, what are the best WW2 movies to check out and are there any hidden gems out there that are must sees?

    Thank you in advance.

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Longest Day
    A Bridge Too Far
    Guns of Navarone
    Saving Private Ryan
     
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    Jack B Active Member Patron  

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    A classic and 'must see' in my mind:

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    Cross of Iron
    633 Squadron
    The Enemy Below
    In Harm's Way
    and for comedy, Kelly's Heroes
     
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    Another great one:

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    Great cast!
     
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    Here's another good one:

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    This one takes a few liberties (as opposed the factually accurate SPR. :rolleyes:) but is another classic:

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    "Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your book!"

    Uh, George, that was Guderian, not Rommel.
     
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    Details....
     
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    ...that only Rogues would know.
     
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    Kelly's Heroes is hilarious
    Battleground 1949 is about a small unit in the Battle of the Bulge
     
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    A Bridge Too Far is the best of them all. Everything else must be measured by how close they can come to that epic work.

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    Agreed, A Bridge too Far is epic!

    I just got a new copy on BlueRay, but haven't watched it yet. Lengthy old film, so I need to find some time.
     
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    (The book is better.)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Want to hear the bad news?"

    "What?"

    "This is the wide part."
     
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    My favorite lines of the movie:

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    "I've selected you to lead us, not only because of your outstanding fighting ability...but in the event you are captured they would assume by your attire that you're a wretched peasant and immediately send you on your way."
     
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    Classic! I think in the movie that is Horrocks giving Vandeleur a 'pep talk'? Edward Fox is great in that role, and Caine gives a delightful performance, too.

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    Yep, his wildly different outfit (the emerald ascot) marked him as a rebel.
     

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