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Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:11 pm
by Yrfin
After reading topic about morale in computers games, nazy and Czech Republic Great Country (making Czech Pz 38(t), Hetzer and so for Hitler), I just wanna ask a simple question: "What kind of war movies do you like to seen ?"

My favourites:
- Kellys' Heroes (USA)
- TV serial "Czterej pancerni i pies" (Polish)
- TV serial "Liberation" (USSR)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:05 pm
by Musketeer
Few days ago seen DAS BOOT!
Red "Čtyři z tanku a pes" too cca 10x younger...
:D :idea:

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:48 pm
by Yrfin
Musketeer wrote:Few days ago seen DAS BOOT!
Red "Čtyři z tanku a pes" too cca 10x younger...
:D :idea:
"Das Boat" - in my collection.

And magnificent movie about virtual war games -
Avalon (original title)
R | 1h 47min | Action, Drama, Fantasy | 20 January 2001 (Japan)

"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that..."
Director: Mamoru Oshii

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:26 pm
by milliethedog
MY Films, not in any order

Kelley's hero's
Where eagles dare
Cross of Iron
Stalingrad
Das Boat
A Bridge too Far
The longest Day
The Pacific
Band of Brothers
and about 20 others

martin

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:21 am
by HalfLifeExpert
Some of my favorites, excluding ones already mentioned, are:

Tora, Tora, Tora (1970; about the Attack on Pearl Harbor)
Midway (1976)
Patton (1970)
Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004; TV movie)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Valkyrie (2008; about the July 20 Plot to kill Hitler)
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1953)
The Great Escape (1963)
Battle of Britain (1969)

and hopefully: Dunkirk (2017; releases in July, I am so excited for this one!)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:52 am
by captainjack
Five I like (in no particular order): Cross of Iron, Kellys Heroes, Longest Day, Tora Tora Tora and Casablanca. Catch 22 would be the 6th in my top five.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:08 am
by Yrfin
And i forget about documentary serial "Battlefield" (TV series).

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:55 am
by captainjack
The BBC series World at War was also very good (at 26 one-hour episodes you don't want to be in a hurry)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:52 am
by nikivdd
Yrfin wrote:After reading topic about morale in computers games, nazy and Czech Republic Great Country (making Czech Pz 38(t), Hetzer and so for Hitler), I just wanna ask a simple question: "What kind of war movies do you like to seen ?"

My favourites:
- Kellys' Heroes (USA)
- TV serial "Czterej pancerni i pies" (Polish)
- TV serial "Liberation" (USSR)
Talvisota (1989) (Finland)
Stawka wieksza niz zycie (1968) (Poland)
Tajemnica twierdzy szyfrow (2007-) (Poland)
Der Untergang (2004) (Germany)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (USA/Japan)
The Battle of the Bulge (1965) (USA)
Katyn (2007) (Poland)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:50 pm
by sn0wball
Flammen & Citronen (Dk 2008) - a great and very ambivalent movie about the Danish resistance movement; just being on the right side doesn´t make you a hero or does it ? It´s starring Mads Mikkelsen, so what can possibly go wrong ? Also, this allows the movie to be watched with your wife. :)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:43 am
by hurly
so far a few surprising ones missing completely

no Saving Private Ryan
no Die Brücke
no Enemy at the Gates
no Memphis Belle

mentioned yet

ok and here one that is a bit less gruesome, but a bit more entertaining

it seems to be free to watch on youtube

The One That Got Away

from the Lighter Side in some kind of MASH spirit

Baa Black Sheep

for those more interested in documentaries here one with a different approach



anyway here my favorite ww2 related clip
I guess this is how they passed the time between takes.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:03 pm
by sn0wball
I can recommend the 1969 Yugoslavian movie "Battle of Neretva " - it is an exciting action war movie in an unusual setting. Also, it surprisingly casts the best actors of the era from all over the world: Orson Welles, Yul Brunner, Curd Jürgens, France Nero, Sergei Bondarchuk.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:53 pm
by Psyx
hurly wrote:so far a few surprising ones missing completely

no Saving Private Ryan
no Enemy at the Gates
Both great films, but not 'fun' watching as they are both too good at what they do (portraying the horror of war) to be something I fancy watching on a regular basis.

I have a soft spot for 'Sink the Biskmark', 'the guns of Navorone' and other classic 'Sunday afternoon TV' movies.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:01 pm
by Panzerpimp
Der Untergang.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363163/

Final days of WWII.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:45 am
by captainjack
sn0wball wrote:I can recommend the 1969 Yugoslavian movie "Battle of Neretva "
I've seen that. Well worth watching.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:21 am
by verstaubtgesicht
[quote="nikivdd"]
Talvisota (1989) (Finland)

Ah, you are Finish,I guess. Your username always reminded me of NKVD...

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:14 am
by terminator
Fury is one of my favorite ww2 movie , no one else ?

There are three movies called "Stalingrad" :
- stalingrad (1993, Joseph Vilsmaier)
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- Stalingrad (2001, Enemy at the Gates, 2001, Jean-Jacques Annaud)
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- Stalingrad (2013, Fedor Bondarchuk)
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Which one prefer you ?

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:47 am
by ptje63
Best:
Band of brother
Piece of Cake
Battle of Britain
Letters from Iwo Jima
Das Boot

Worst:
U571 (rape of history)
Fury (whole AT platoon fails to destroy single stranded Sherman)

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:59 am
by captainjack
The episode of Doctor Who with daleks shooting down Stukas during the Battle of Britain was more accurate than U571.
Next from the makers if U571, General Custer and the 7th Cavalry in the Charge of the Light Brigade?
However, U571 wasn't all fiction - there really were submarines in the war.

Re: Yours favorite movies about WWII

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:26 pm
by ptje63
Favorite is a difficult term, since a WW2 movie is always observed and evaluated with differing terms. For instance - the acting is not that good in Battle of Britain, but I prefer it over any present day fighter/bomber movie, since it did not involve any computer aided scenes and the aircraft were actual aircraft. Same applies to Piece of Cake - not well known series depicting a ficticious Spitfire squadron with wonderful action scenes. Red Tails may have nice footage, but the acting is even worse and I was able to finish watching it with difficulty - CGI showed scenes with aircraft performing unrealistic Hollywood stunts. What were they thinking...
Also - WW2 is a difficult subject - now 75+ years ago, the persons that witnessed it personally are dwindling. So it has to be incorporated in a more attractive context - a romance for instance: Pearl Harbor is a good example. Again - nice graphics, but I dont understand, with so much literature and knowledge available, scenario writers and directors still make non-realistic and non-historical decisions so their audiences are impressed.
Enemy at the gates - wonderful to watch, but compared to historical notes, much critized. The Imitation Game - also a wonderful dramatic account, which does give full credit to the Enigma-code crackers, with again, simplified many historical facts easy to understand chunks for the average cinema spectator. Fury - wonderful footage but what was the director thinking - make an sf-movie instead of a ww2-based one: a Sherman circling a Tiger until it can reach its weak spot? A stranded Sherman attacked by a fully-AT equiped German platoon during the worlds fastest sunset and failing to destroy it?
Der Untergang was a wonderful movie in other aspects: finally a non-english speaking Hitler, which involved seeking a German speaking actor which would be sufficient looking and acting like herr Hitler himself would (and would want to tackle such a non-popular historical figure) - well done as far as I was able to judge.
I noticed several WW2 movies from Eastern countries that I have not seen - will surely look them up! Another lesser known series worth while is by Russian director Yuri Ozerov, especially Battle of Berlin, with wonderful shots. And Hitler not killing himself, because he did not have the courage, but his aide Linge instead finishing him off - better suited for Russian viewers to have the German commander a coward in the end.

Looking forward to The Mighty Eight - new HBO-series and (like mentioned) Dunkirk...