Best War Movies

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1
Saving Private Ryan
Best war and WWII movie ever. First war movie to have a REALISTIC boot camp for the actors. Ed Burns said he thought about quitting after day two. lol.

Troy ahead of Full Metal Jacket and Return of the King? Really?
Shouldn't there be a war in the movie if it's on this list? IE - Top Gun and A Few Good Men.

Pearl Harbor at #12? Really? Did anyone else find the movie laughable and really just a teenage love story stuck in a bad war film?
Overloaded with factual and historical inaccuracies. - I love the scene when a diving Japanese Zero which could dive at over 400 MPH, dropped a bomb and the bomb slowed down in mid air and dropped straight down. How does something that is traveling through the air at 400 MPH suddenely go straight down? Way to think it through Michael Bay!

corebare32

Fasten you seatbelts! The opening scene is the most intense thing ever. It puts you square in the middle of the action and doesn't allow you to escape the horror of what was WW2.

ClubberLang

Steven Spielberg's historical tale of honor, courage, heroism, dignity and hope. Truly the best of it's kind.

aeromaxx777

[Newest]Best War Movie Ever, Better than any other war movies.

2Apocalypse Now
Because this is very real with the funny crazy of real combat. The extended version is even better. 300 is just a CGI/bluescreen... not a MOVIE... this is one of the best movies EVER.

jaxworld

A great story about the Vietnam War, not about the action but the traumatizing effects it has on Americans

robertoantonioortuso

This is the greatest war movie, long, interesting, great storyline

roblist


3Schindler's List
Better than Saving Private Ryan... The Best
Great movie. Very strong and visual.
This one and Platoon are simply the best ever

4Black Hawk Down
It is certainly one of the few great movies on this list! It ranks among such films as Saving Private Ryan and Troy when it comes to action!
A great movie. In fact one of the few movies of the 2000's which was actually ahead of it's time
wonderful movie. gives you the experience as if you were present there.
[Newest]Movie shows how soldiers care for each other in war.


5Full Metal Jacket
A great and traumatising movie which gives a look at the brutal base training at the beginning and the combat in Vietnam
It is filled with entertainment. From the 40 minute training at the beginning to the scenes of Vietnam
Boy's Listen Up, This one Sure Got Under Rated, Should be way up there
[Newest]When he explodes the booby trap I had told my wife it was coming. Saw too many taken by such things, if it looks strange or out of place you run!

6Platoon
Great movie

I'm Just Voting for this because I have not seen full metal Jacket or Apocalypse now.
Should I watch them?
This was awesome, by the way great soundtrack
I love platoon I have 3 different copies I love you platoon
[Newest]After Schindler, the greatest

7300
300 is really one of the greatest action movies ever made, it's the setting wich I have liked all my life, the struggle of that tiny army against the gargantuan forces of xerxes, in this movie is all very well made, the direction is very good and the visual style is simply awesome.
In my opinion, it should be 300 1, and Saving Private Ryan 2, the rest of the list I don't care about. The battle scenes are intense, and the actors really pulled it off, One of the greatest movies ever, Watch it before you vote for saving private ryan
i like this one cause through out the whole movie u c half naked guys w great chests ;) :p

ladylonghorn

[Newest]This movie is a disgrace. I bet the directors try to make it as bloody and violent as possible. Shouldn't be here.

8Braveheart
Such a great state of freedom and courage! The revenge scene is awesome and Mel Gibson is best actor of all times!
Mel Gibson movies are always good!

9Band of Brothers
not exactly a movie... but still absolutely incredible

whufc

Band of Brothers isn't a movie, but it is a work of art. Fantastic. I watched it 4 times.
Personal Favorite of mine. Very Personal actually, you have no idea.

10Troy
The finest acting yet! This movie is excellent and long. This is the best movie I have seen in my life and will go down as a legend!
BraD Pitt is a acting king and this movie is one of his perfect examples!
The most fantastic and diverse movie of all time! Brad Pitt plays a brilliant role and this movie is so much better than 300!
[Newest]It is one of the best movie I have ever seen.

The Contenders

11The Bridge on the River Kwai

12All Quiet on the Western Front
Sometimes classics are the best... It is an extremely realistic and sophisticated look at the human psyce and fear in warfare. I wrote a research paper on it and got an A!

13Inglourious Basterds
Funny and has great action/war scenes but not so much to the point it's just uninteresting
"It seems all rotten eggs are in 1 basket... So our objective... BLOW UP THE BASKET
Unbelievable film... Quentin is a genius

14Paths of Glory

15The Last Samurai
Great movie! Love the final battle, so epic!

16The Patriot
A great story about a man trying to hold onto his family when his country needs him the most I thought it was one of his best movies
Best american revolution movie ever. No doubt about it. Who ever doesn't like it can bug off. Thanks bye.
My favorite movie ever! So well made and accurate. Mel Gibson is just amazing andtough as nails.

17Patton
The new generation needs to watch this movie, then they'll understand, and yes it's better than American Sniper.

18Enemy at the Gates
This is just EPIC, how many movies have you seen about Snipers pitting their live like a game of cat and mouse?
Ridiculous Snipin Action, Jude Law's best movie


19The Deer Hunter

20The Hurt Locker
Very Tense and at some times sad and it tottaly disserved to win Best Picture

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