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Post by jeroeno » March 11th, 2019, 5:26 am

08. Wake Island (1942)
09. God Afton, Herr Wallenberg (1990)
10. Tüzoltó utca 25. (1973)
11. Hong hai xing dong (2018)
12. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

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Post by Traveller » March 11th, 2019, 5:43 am

21. The Anderson Platoon (1967) - 7/10
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Post by sol » March 11th, 2019, 8:42 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 5:16 am
On another note, holy hell is this challenge depressing. :satstunned:
:blink: You only have yourself to blame, max. <_< There are plenty of great war comedies out there. Go and watch What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? or No Time for Sergeants - or even better, finally treat yourself to madness that is the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup. :thumbsup:
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Post by albajos » March 11th, 2019, 9:13 am

One post just for one territory: Crimea (chronological)

19. Taras Bulba (1962) Yugoslavia | USA 101 checks
Polish–Cossack–Tatar War
20. Caterina di Russia (1963) Italy | France | Yugoslavia 5 checks
My source was wrong, this one is before the Crimean revolts / Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Empire
It depicts the coup d'état in 1762 though. There are several Catherine the Great movies so one of those are probably about the annexation as well.
21. Florence Nightingale (2008) UK 6 checks
Crimean War
22. Geroite na Shipka (1954) aka Heroes of Shipka Soviet Union | Bulgaria 6 checks
Russo-Turkish War (The movie is about a battle in Bulgaria, but the war also included Crimea as they reclaimed territories lost in the Crimean War)
23. Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017) Ukraine | USA 1 check
Ukrainian crisis / Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

Ukraine is the only war-torn country I have been to. I were there in 2015. I was of course not in the east or in Crimea but I was in several cities including Zaporizhia (Zaporizhzhya) which are very close to Crimea. The museum in that city has a lot of info on the history of the Tatars, a population that had 650 000 in Crimea before the annexation.

Every city had a stand where you could support the troops. And since I was travelling so close to the fighting there were several checkpoints on the roads, and every city had armored vehicles at the city's main entrance. (I also took the bus with soldiers that was going back to the front line after some R & R)

Still missing: Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus' and Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Empire. Plus fights in the are during WWi and WWII, but I have no idea what to look for.

By the way, I would not include every coup d'état in history as war. But this exact one was a fight between the Tsar and the Tsarina so they had both a different followers in the army, and basically the army fought itself to overthrow one of them..

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+3 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die (62,3%)

15 wars covered
1666-1671 Polish–Cossack–Tatar War (1)
1762_____ Catherine II - coup d'état - Peter III (1)
1853-1856 Crimean War (1)
1861-1865 American Civil War (1)
1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War (1)
1879_____ Anglo-Zulu War (1)
1914-1918 World War I (1)
1937-1945 Second Sino-Japanese War (1)
1939-1945 World War II (7 and 7 shorts)
1946-1954 First Indochina War (1)
1989-1990 United States invasion of Panama (1)
1990-1991 The Gulf War (1)
2001-TBDE Afghan War (2)
2003-2011 Iraq War (1)
2013-TBDE Ukrainian crisis (1)

Other wars covered in previous challenges
1337-1453 The Hundred Years' War (1)
1899-1902 Second Boer War (1)
1948-1960 Malayan Emergency (1)
1964-TBDE Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2)
FICTIONAL (4)

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Afghan War (2001-) (Taliban Insurgency)
06. Flugten (2009)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)

American Civil War
17. Cold Mountain (2003)

Anglo-Zulu War
16. Zulu (1964)

First Indochina War
11. Indochine (1992)

The Gulf War
09. Jarhead (2005)

Iraq War
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

Second Sino-Japanese War
15. Empire of the Sun (1987)

United States invasion of Panama
18. The Panama Deception (1992)

World War I (No Man's Land)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War I (UK)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

World War II
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942)
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)
13 (s1e) Spies (1943)
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)

World War II (France)
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)

World War II (Italy)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)

World War II (Japan)
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)

World War II (UK - Creating Propaganda Movies)
03. Their Finest (2016)

World War II (USA)
10. Ithaca (2015)

ABC
05. All This and World War II (1976)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
17. Cold Mountain (2003)
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945)
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942)
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)
15. Empire of the Sun (1987)
06. Flugten (2009)
11. Indochine (1992)
10. Ithaca (2015)
09. Jarhead (2005)
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
18. The Panama Deception (1992)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
13 (s1e) Spies (1943)
03. Their Finest (2016)
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)
16. Zulu (1964)

Year
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942)
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)
13 (s1e) Spies (1943)
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944)
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945)
16. Zulu (1964)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
15. Empire of the Sun (1987)
11. Indochine (1992)
18. The Panama Deception (1992)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
17. Cold Mountain (2003)
09. Jarhead (2005)
06. Flugten (2009)
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
10. Ithaca (2015)
03. Their Finest (2016)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)

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16. Zulu (1964) 8
15. Empire of the Sun (1987) 7
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 3
11. Indochine (1992) 2
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 1
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 1

Checks
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) 11 825
15. Empire of the Sun (1987) 10 935
09. Jarhead (2005) 9 774
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 8 399
16. Zulu (1964) 4 540
08. The Monuments Men (2014) 4 311
11. Indochine (1992) 931
01. The Breadwinner (2017) 778
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943) 601
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 523
03. Their Finest (2016) 481
02. Charlotte Gray (2001) 388
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 215
12. Night Will Fall (2014) 210
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942) 111
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945) 105
13 (s1e) Spies (1943) 100
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944) 96
18. The Panama Deception (1992) 62
10. Ithaca (2015) 47
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) 43
06. Flugten (2009) 29
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944) 19
05. All This and World War II (1976) 11

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#165

Post by albajos » March 11th, 2019, 9:30 am

sol wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
There are plenty of great war comedies out there.
Don't Lose Your Head (1966)
Follow That Camel (1967)
Carry On... Up The Khyber (1968)
Carry On England (1976)

I have the whole box of Carry on, so I'll probably see the ones I haven't seen yet

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Post by sol » March 11th, 2019, 10:51 am

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)

12. Regeneration (1997)

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Set at a psychiatric facility for war veterans, we are given occasional flashbacks here to trench life as the soldiers poetically recall their experiences. For the most part though, this is a talky affair stuck between being about how to medically help the soldiers and the soldiers themselves. Things pick up in the final third of the movie as we see in graphic detail how electrotherapy is used to treat a patient, and the line "he wasn't a man; he was a fighting unit being repaired" certainly resonates, but then the film abruptly ends just as it starts to get interesting.
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Post by sol » March 11th, 2019, 12:46 pm

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)

13. The Stick (1988)

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Set during a then-current war between South Africa and Angola, this film focuses on soldiers who recklessly destroy a village and then worry that a local witch doctor may have cursed them. It is a premise full of potential, but the filmmakers never quite strike a balance between war and horror. The opening few minutes are great with melancholic narration as a survivor rues how war did not "make a man" out of him over moody music and imagery. It is good hour in, however, before the horror really kicks in, and even then it is hardly pronounced.
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Post by sol » March 11th, 2019, 3:06 pm

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)

14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION

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I had forgotten just how funny this poke at deluded Hollywood stars was. Right from the fake trailers/ads at the start of the film, the laughs begin early and later vary from gruesome (licking the decapitated head's blood) to downright zany. Jack Black still comes off as the weakest link, but lots of fun comes from Robert Downey Jr.'s spoof of DDL, jaded "patriot" Nick Nolte and of course Tom Cruise. There is also lots to like in how their real life situation ends up cleverly mirroring the events of the war epic that they are trying to shoot in the first place.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 11th, 2019, 4:33 pm

sol wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 8:42 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 5:16 am
On another note, holy hell is this challenge depressing. :satstunned:
:blink: You only have yourself to blame, max. <_< There are plenty of great war comedies out there. Go and watch What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? or No Time for Sergeants - or even better, finally treat yourself to madness that is the Marx Brothers' Duck Soup. :thumbsup:
Fair point, but I'm also caught up in the gamification aspect of ICM and this forum, especially the Film from Each List challenge, and sorting on number of official lists doesn't bring war comedies to the front. Then again, I should also stop being surprised when that female-directed doc about [war topic] turns out to be super depressing.

Also, neither Hot Shots nor my namesake Hot Shots: Part Deux are available from my local library. :pinch:

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Post by shugs » March 11th, 2019, 4:36 pm

9. No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic, 2001) - 8/10
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1. Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018) - 7/10
2. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) - 6/10
3. Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) - 8/10
4. Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom, 1997) - 8/10
5. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) - 7/10
6. Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003) - 9/10
7. Alone in Berlin (Vincent Perez, 2016) - 8/10
8. Die Fälscher aka The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007) - 8/10

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Post by allisoncm » March 11th, 2019, 4:37 pm

1. Regeneration (1997) 4.5/10

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Post by albajos » March 11th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Top Secret is about the French Resistance :p

And as last time we had this challenge. I do have Allo Allo. But I only saw one episode last time as it is basically the same plot in every episode, So I'll never binge it

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Post by Traveller » March 11th, 2019, 6:50 pm

22. The True Glory (1945) - 6/10
23. Three Kings (1999) - 4/10
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Post by India Istanbul » March 11th, 2019, 7:18 pm

5. Parachute Battalion (1941)
6. The Hunley (1999)

Total: 6 points
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1.a. Battle of Midway 18 min.
1.b. The Memphis Belle 45 min.
2.a. Report From the Aleutians 47 min.
2.b. The Last Bomb 35 min.
3. The Fighting Lady 1 hour

4. Objective Burma! (1945)

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 11th, 2019, 10:01 pm

47. Austeria (1982)
48. Bankier van het Verzet (2018)
49. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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1. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
2. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
3. Avanti popolo (1986)
4.-10. Generation Kill (2008)
11. Flandres (2006)
12. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
13. Iraq in Fragments (2006)
14. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) [DtC-nom]
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012) [DtC-nom]
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997) [DtC-nom]
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965) (l) [DtC-nom]
22. Yadon ilaheyya (2002)
23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)
25. No End in Sight (2007)
26. La marcia su Roma (1962) (l)
27. Zvezda (2002)
28. I girasoli (1970)
29. The Purple Plain (1954) [DtC-nom]
30. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
31. Prigionieri della guerra (1995) [DtC-nom]
32. Matomena Hristougenna (1951)
33. No habrá más penas ni olvido (1983)
34. Les petites guerres (1982)
35. Dolina miru (1956)
36. Daleká cesta (1950)
37. Tutti a casa (1960)
38. Ni liv (1957)
39. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
40. Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976) [DtC-nom]
41. Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (2001) (l)
42. Najeun moksori (1995)
43. De røde enge (1945)
44. Pojat (1962)
45. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
46. El compadre Mendoza (1934)
47. Austeria (1982)
48. Bankier van het Verzet (2018)
49. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

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Post by PUNQ » March 11th, 2019, 10:43 pm

albajos wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:07 pm
PUNQ wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 6:54 pm
For a Norwegian it's always interesting when Hollywood tries to take a story taking place in my native land.
Have you seen They Raid by Night (1942)?
It's low budget so it could be better

But I'll try to find Edge of Darkness (1943). That one looks a lot better
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21. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943, Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor) - 3/10
--- Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943) was a bland serial in 13 parts. Shined most with it's action, even if a lot of it was generic. Sadly this contained very little personality from the heroes and the Japanese villains were some of the worst I've seen in a serial. Strange considering it was right in the middle of a real feud with proper Japanese villains.


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22. Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 4/10
--- Nowhere near a top-tier cinema series, but this is a serial with enough adventure to enjoy. Messy and fun, as our heroes find themselves in the midst of war spies to expose. Should probable have found some more exciting actors to do this, but these types of productions always focuses on the action more than anything else.


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23. Jack London (1943, Alfred Santell) - 4/10
--- A mediocre biopic about novelist Jack London (1943) which focuses too much on romance than anything important in his life. Actually this was made just so that they could use it as propaganda. The most interesting aspect about it was dealing with his time reporting on the Russo-Japanese War. They use the Japanese evil of that war to transfer that message to the on-going World War II to add a little more hatred toward their enemy.


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24. Hostages (1943, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
--- William Bendix is proving to be a valuable commodity in supporting roles. It always feels like they want to use him purely as comic relief, yet he keeps stealing pictures with a lot of personality. Here gaining a rather valuable role in the scheme of things against the Nazis. Lovely little game-play. Hostages (1943) might be best known for being Luise Rainer's only movie in the 1940s. She does fine, but the role is not nearly as challenging as her consecutive Academy wins in the 1937-38. The film lacks ambitious to become anything more than a serviceable humiliation of the enemy.


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25. The Adventures of Tartu (1943, Harold S. Bucquet) - 6/10
--- Production values where low, but the likability of Robert Donat were high! He gives a entertaining performance going undercover as Romanian Nazi! The plot keeps everyone guessing of alliance and that gave the film it's intrigue, and made a simple movie better than one should have expected. Respect to Donat.


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26. Hangmen Also Die! (1943, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
--- Fritz Lang makes a detailed wartime movie using the corrupt madness of the Nazis to make a real nice thriller. Wouldn't have minded swapping Brian Donlevy for any other rugged guy, but evil dudes were really well cast. This is basically a chess game between the Nazis and the resistance, which made the intense and sloppy lurking of main Gestapo honcho Alexander Granach the highlight of this. Not Lang at his sharpest, but there was a playfulness in this which made it dark fun.


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27. Hitler's Children (1943, Edward Dmytryk & Irving Reis) - 5/10
--- This drama is basically a education in Nazi philosophy. Solid way to illustrate it even if Bonita Granville didn't really have the range to get the drama across. She delivered one of the most intense child performances of the 1930s in These Three (1936), but as she grew older she fit more into the lighter material and not this wretched Nazi world. Hitler's Children (1943) did get it's point across.


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28. Hitler's Madman (1943, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
--- The madmen of Hitler going up against the folks of a Czechoslovakia church and gets a toucher opposition than expected. John Carradine was lovely Nazi sneak. Other veteran actors also helped make the story come alive. With that said, I was not as drawn in as I should have been. Perhaps it was the religious aspect. Perhaps it was taking the visual of Edgar Kennedy as the local trouble maker. I don't know. The plot was interesting, but for me it didn't unravel in a captivating enough manner.


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29. Sahara (I) (1943, Zoltan Korda) - 8/10
--- A classy thirsty movie with Humphrey Bogart playing with the Nazis out in the desert. Sahara (1943) doesn't stress with the action, or go overboard with the story to impress. It's just the vibe of it which makes it so damn great!


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30. The Desert Song (1943, Robert Florey) - 6/10
--- Visually beautiful and exotic, but they gave this the wrong tone. The sophisticated operatic singing of Dennis Morgan did not suit the war mood. Nor did the typical stage numbers which would have been right at home in regular musicals. Just not in a desert war story like this. Being able to look past that, this was a colorful and lively experience, which had a few thrills and diversions.



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1. Five Graves to Cairo (1943, Billy Wilder) - 6/10
2. For God and Country (1943, MGM) - 3/10
3. Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10
4. A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
5. Edge of Darkness (1943, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
6. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943, Sam Wood) - 6/10
8. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen [Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast] (1942, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
9. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
10. L'uomo dalla croce [The Man with the Cross] (1943, Roberto Rossellini) - 4/10
11. First Comes Courage (1943, Dorothy Arzner) - 6/10
12. Guadalcanal Diary (1943, Lewis Seiler) - 6/10
13. 'Gung Ho!' - The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943, Ray Enright) - 5/10
14. San Demetrio London (1943, Charles Frend & Robert Hamer) - 5/10
15. The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens) - 7/10
16. Happy Land (1943, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
17. Get Cracking (1943, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
18. Harvest Melody (1943, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
19. This Land Is Mine (1943, Jean Renoir) - 6/10
20. Nine Men (1943, Harry Watt) - 4/10
21. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943, Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor) - 3/10
22. Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 4/10
23. Jack London (1943, Alfred Santell) - 4/10
24. Hostages (1943, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
25. The Adventures of Tartu (1943, Harold S. Bucquet) - 6/10
26. Hangmen Also Die! (1943, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
27. Hitler's Children (1943, Edward Dmytryk & Irving Reis) - 5/10
28. Hitler's Madman (1943, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
29. Sahara (I) (1943, Zoltan Korda) - 8/10
30. The Desert Song (1943, Robert Florey) - 6/10

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Post by sebby » March 11th, 2019, 11:16 pm

13 the big red one 1980 4/10
14 the burmese harp 9/10

burmese harp now slotted only behind kanal on my list of best war films.

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01 mrs miniver 1942 5/10
02 judgment at nuremberg 1961 4.5/10
03 hail the conquering hero 1944 5/10
04 the hurt locker 2008 3/10
05 the big parade 1925 4/10
06 the year of living dangerously 1982 5/10
07 breaker morant 1980 6.5/10
08 the life and death of colonel blimp 1943 4.5/10
09 rome open city 1945 7/10
10 the guns of navarone 1961 6/10
11-12 generation kill parts 1-2
13 the big red one 1980 4/10
14 the burmese harp 9/10

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Post by Simba63 » March 12th, 2019, 12:59 am

19. The Dam Busters (1955) - 7/10

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Post by AB537 » March 12th, 2019, 1:55 am

5. They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh, 1941) - American Civil War + Battle of Little Bighorn

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Post by blocho » March 12th, 2019, 2:53 am

10. Last Days in Vietnam (2014) - Vietnam War

Solid doc, but every time Kissinger was on screen, I heard this faint screaming. I think it was all the people who died because he illegally helped to sabotage peace talks in 1968.

11. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) - Thirty Years War

Ferrer was great, but on the whole I prefer Steve Martin's version.

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 12th, 2019, 4:10 am

blocho wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:53 am
10. Last Days in Vietnam (2014) - Vietnam War

Solid doc, but every time Kissinger was on screen, I heard this faint screaming. I think it was all the people who died because he illegally helped to sabotage peace talks in 1968.
Woohoo! Glad you watched that! The bit with shoving the helicopters off the side of the ship was eye-opening to me. Though I can't disagree with you about Kissinger...

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Post by blocho » March 12th, 2019, 5:31 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 4:10 am
blocho wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:53 am
10. Last Days in Vietnam (2014) - Vietnam War

Solid doc, but every time Kissinger was on screen, I heard this faint screaming. I think it was all the people who died because he illegally helped to sabotage peace talks in 1968.
Woohoo! Glad you watched that! The bit with shoving the helicopters off the side of the ship was eye-opening to me. Though I can't disagree with you about Kissinger...
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Post by Traveller » March 12th, 2019, 5:48 am

24. Passenger (1963) - 8/10
Strangely captivating, even in its unfinished form.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 12th, 2019, 6:12 am

Who chose not to make love?Show
1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)
Action Movie A-Z Double Feature!

21. Iron Eagle (1986)
This Air Force recruitment video movie has the most ridiculous premise I've seen for a film. An Air Force colonel gets kidnapped by a rogue nation while on routine patrol. Diplomatic solutions fail, so the OBVIOUS solution is for his teenage son to hack the air force base, steal equipment, and convince a retired Air Force guy to help him start a war rescue his dad, all while flying the plane himself. There were a few nice aerial scenes, but wow was this terrible.

22. Navy Seals (1990)
Good ol' American war porn. Cliche-ridden and almost oppressively pro-military, this was still fun. You have your gun fights and human sacrifices and noble causes and explosions and everything you could want from an action war film. It's the sort of film that makes Eastwood's war films look like anti-war leftist propaganda. And yet still enjoyable - not a "thinking" movie, but if you want to sit back and passively absorb a shell of a plot with war-action overlayed, this works.

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 12th, 2019, 6:18 am

maxwelldeux wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 6:12 am
Who chose not to make love?Show
1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)
Action Movie A-Z Double Feature!

21. Iron Eagle (1986)
This Air Force recruitment video movie has the most ridiculous premise I've seen for a film. An Air Force colonel gets kidnapped by a rogue nation while on routine patrol. Diplomatic solutions fail, so the OBVIOUS solution is for his teenage son to hack the air force base, steal equipment, and convince a retired Air Force guy to help him start a war rescue his dad, all while flying the plane himself. There were a few nice aerial scenes, but wow was this terrible.
I dare you to watch the three sequels! tehe

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 12th, 2019, 7:59 am

:yucky:
72allinncallme wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 6:18 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 6:12 am
Who chose not to make love?Show
1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)
Action Movie A-Z Double Feature!

21. Iron Eagle (1986)
This Air Force recruitment video movie has the most ridiculous premise I've seen for a film. An Air Force colonel gets kidnapped by a rogue nation while on routine patrol. Diplomatic solutions fail, so the OBVIOUS solution is for his teenage son to hack the air force base, steal equipment, and convince a retired Air Force guy to help him start a war rescue his dad, all while flying the plane himself. There were a few nice aerial scenes, but wow was this terrible.
I dare you to watch the three sequels! tehe
Challenge (at least partially) accepted.
Who chose not to make love?Show
1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)
21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
Terrible movie - straight up. But at least it was honestly terrible without the ridiculous premise. I rated them the same (3/10), but for vastly different reasons. Still love Louis Gossett Jr.

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Post by sol » March 12th, 2019, 10:24 am

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION

15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION

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While it only ever half-works as a comedy, Dr. Strangelove still makes for an excellent war satire. Both George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden are excellent as gun-ho eccentric generals deluded in different ways, Slim Pickens has a memorable final scene, the lurking darkness in the War Room is great, and of course you can't fight in there! The one weak link in the film is Peter Sellers. His monotone take on the US President is especially weak, but then again, the eccentric caricature that the title character becomes is really no better.
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Post by cinephage » March 12th, 2019, 11:53 am

03. Land and Freedom, by Ken Loach (1995) 8,5/10

Ken Loach gives us a fantastic depiction of the Spanish War. It also reflects the many complexities of commitment, and how the freedom fighters, initially from various political backgrounds, were eventually unable to work together (or were betrayed by the communists, as is suggested here)
you can't fight in here, this is the war room (02)Show
01. Al-risâlah, by Moustapha Akkad (1976) 7.5/10
02. The Naked and the Dead, by Raoul Walsh (1958) 8/10

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Post by sol » March 12th, 2019, 11:58 am

How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION
15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION

16. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)

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This Oscar nominated documentary gets intimate with an assortment of Vietnam War veterans who have chosen to live life "off the grid" upon returning home. One explains that he lives in the jungle because it "keeps me reassured", while another rues "I left myself back there" as we slowly see that their lifestyle choice is not as a rare as it might sound for veterans. If there is one thing to complain about, it is that the film is a little too brief. It is amazing though how they managed to locate so many "off the grid" individuals and convince them to participate.

As it stands, this doco has 22.2% Favs/Checks on iCM, it is on sebby's 500<400 list -- and it is now on my own too. :thumbsup:
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Post by shugs » March 12th, 2019, 4:03 pm

10. Ostre sledované vlaky aka Closely Watched Trains (Jirí Menzel, 1966) - 6/10
11. Zwartboek aka Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006) - 8/10

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1. Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018) - 7/10
2. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) - 6/10
3. Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) - 8/10
4. Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom, 1997) - 8/10
5. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) - 7/10
6. Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003) - 9/10
7. Alone in Berlin (Vincent Perez, 2016) - 8/10
8. Die Fälscher aka The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007) - 8/10
9. No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic, 2001) - 8/10

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Post by Traveller » March 12th, 2019, 6:06 pm

25. Europe Europe (1990) - 7/10
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Post by shugs » March 12th, 2019, 8:24 pm

12. Joyeux Noël (Christian Carion, 2005) - 7.5/10
A movie about French, Scottish and German troops that cease fire during Christmas in WWI. Didn't really like it at first, but it grew on me.
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1. Overlord (Julius Avery, 2018) - 7/10
2. Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) - 6/10
3. Sergeant York (Howard Hawks, 1941) - 8/10
4. Welcome to Sarajevo (Michael Winterbottom, 1997) - 8/10
5. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) - 7/10
6. Cold Mountain (Anthony Minghella, 2003) - 9/10
7. Alone in Berlin (Vincent Perez, 2016) - 8/10
8. Die Fälscher aka The Counterfeiters (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007) - 8/10
9. No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic, 2001) - 8/10
10. Ostre sledované vlaky aka Closely Watched Trains (Jirí Menzel, 1966) - 6/10
11. Zwartboek aka Black Book (Paul Verhoeven, 2006) - 8/10

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Post by albajos » March 12th, 2019, 9:26 pm

24. White Material (2009) France | Cameroon 4 official lists 1 140 checks [triple]
Fictional insurgency in former french colony.
25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) USA 4 official lists 4 168 checks
Vietnam War and World War II (Japan).
26. Det grodde fram (1947) Norway 4 checks
World War II (Trondheim, Norway).
27. Krigen (2015) Denmark | France 1 official list 508 checks
Afghan War
28. Gladiators of World War II: Norwegian Resistance Fighters (2002) UK 1 check
World War II (Norway)

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+3 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die (62,3%)

16 wars covered
1666-1671 Polish–Cossack–Tatar War (1)
1762_____ Catherine II - coup d'état - Peter III (1)
1853-1856 Crimean War (1)
1861-1865 American Civil War (1)
1877-1878 Russo-Turkish War (1)
1879_____ Anglo-Zulu War (1)
1914-1918 World War I (1)
1937-1945 Second Sino-Japanese War (1)
1939-1945 World War II (10 and 7 shorts)
1946-1954 First Indochina War (1)
1955-1975 Vietnam War (1)
1989-1990 United States invasion of Panama (1)
1990-1991 The Gulf War (1)
2001-TBDE Afghan War (3)
2003-2011 Iraq War (1)
2013-TBDE Ukrainian crisis (1)
FICTIONAL (1)

Other wars covered in previous challenges
1337-1453 The Hundred Years' War (1)
1899-1902 Second Boer War (1)
1948-1960 Malayan Emergency (1)
1964-TBDE Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2)

War and PeasShow
ABC
05. All This and World War II (1976)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
23. Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017)
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
20. Caterina di Russia (1963)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
17. Cold Mountain (2003)
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945)
26. Det grodde fram (1947)
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942)
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)
15. Empire of the Sun (1987)
21. Florence Nightingale (2008)
06. Flugten (2009)
25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
22. Geroite na Shipka (1954)
28. Gladiators of World War II: Norwegian Resistance Fighters (2002)
11. Indochine (1992)
10. Ithaca (2015)
09. Jarhead (2005)
27. Krigen (2015)
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
18. The Panama Deception (1992)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
13 (s1e) Spies (1943)
19. Taras Bulba (1962)
03. Their Finest (2016)
24. White Material (2009)
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)
16. Zulu (1964)

Year
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942)
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942)
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943)
13 (s1e) Spies (1943)
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944)
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945)
26. Det grodde fram (1947)
22. Geroite na Shipka (1954)
19. Taras Bulba (1962)
20. Caterina di Russia (1963)
16. Zulu (1964)
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975)
05. All This and World War II (1976)
15. Empire of the Sun (1987)
11. Indochine (1992)
18. The Panama Deception (1992)
02. Charlotte Gray (2001)
28. Gladiators of World War II: Norwegian Resistance Fighters (2002)
17. Cold Mountain (2003)
25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
09. Jarhead (2005)
21. Florence Nightingale (2008)
06. Flugten (2009)
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
24. White Material (2009)
08. The Monuments Men (2014)
12. Night Will Fall (2014)
10. Ithaca (2015)
27. Krigen (2015)
03. Their Finest (2016)
01. The Breadwinner (2017)
23. Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017)

Off. lists
16. Zulu (1964) 8
15. Empire of the Sun (1987) 7
25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) 4
24. White Material (2009) 4
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 3
11. Indochine (1992) 2
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 1
27. Krigen (2015) 1
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 1

Checks
14. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) 11 825
15. Empire of the Sun (1987) 10 935
09. Jarhead (2005) 9 774
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 8 399
16. Zulu (1964) 4 540
08. The Monuments Men (2014) 4 311
25. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) 4 168
24. White Material (2009) 1 140
11. Indochine (1992) 931
01. The Breadwinner (2017) 778
13 (s1f) Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943) 601
04. Pasqualino Settebellezze (1975) 523
27. Krigen (2015) 508
03. Their Finest (2016) 481
02. Charlotte Gray (2001) 388
07. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) 215
12. Night Will Fall (2014) 210
13 (s1b) The Ducktators (1942) 111
13 (s1a) Death Mills (1945) 105
19. Taras Bulba (1962) 101
13 (s1e) Spies (1943) 100
13 (s1c) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944) 96
18. The Panama Deception (1992) 62
10. Ithaca (2015) 47
13 (s1g) You're a Sap, Mr. Jap (1942) 43
06. Flugten (2009) 29
13 (s1d) Nimbus libéré (1944) 19
05. All This and World War II (1976) 11
21. Florence Nightingale (2008) 6
22. Geroite na Shipka (1954) 6
20. Caterina di Russia (1963) 5
26. Det grodde fram (1947) 4
23. Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine (2017) 1
28. Gladiators of World War II: Norwegian Resistance Fighters (2002) 1

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Post by blocho » March 12th, 2019, 9:40 pm

sol wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 11:58 am
How I Won the WarShow
1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
2. The Magic Face (1951)
3. Eastern Condors (1987)
4. American Sniper (2014)
5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
6. King of Hearts (1966)
7. Red Dawn (1984)
8. Culloden (1964)
9. MASH (1970) REVISION
10. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
11. Mudbound (2017)
12. Regeneration (1997)
13. The Stick (1988)
14. Tropic Thunder (2008) REVISION
15. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION

16. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)

This Oscar nominated documentary gets intimate with an assortment of Vietnam War veterans who have chosen to live life "off the grid" upon returning home. One explains that he lives in the jungle because it "keeps me reassured", while another rues "I left myself back there" as we slowly see that their lifestyle choice is not as a rare as it might sound for veterans. If there is one thing to complain about, it is that the film is a little too brief. It is amazing though how they managed to locate so many "off the grid" individuals and convince them to participate.

As it stands, this doco has 22.2% Favs/Checks on iCM, it is on sebby's 500<400 list -- and it is now on my own too. :thumbsup:

And, according to the credits at least, the narrator is the warden from Shawshank!

Sounds intriguing. And similar to the recent Debra Granik movie Leave No Trace (which is quite good). I wonder if she saw this doc.

EDIT UPDATE: I did about 30 seconds of research, and yes, it turns out Granik was influenced by this movie.

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Post by 72allinncallme » March 12th, 2019, 9:58 pm

50. Liberté, la nuit (1984)
51. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
52. Raduga (1944)
53. Seisaku no tsuma (1965)
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1. ¡Ay, Carmela! (1990)
2. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
3. Avanti popolo (1986)
4.-10. Generation Kill (2008)
11. Flandres (2006)
12. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
13. Iraq in Fragments (2006)
14. The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) [DtC-nom]
15. Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
16. V tumane (2012) [DtC-nom]
17. The Spanish Earth (1937)
18. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)
19. Savrseni krug (1997) [DtC-nom]
20. Nobi (1959)
21. King Rat (1965) (l) [DtC-nom]
22. Yadon ilaheyya (2002)
23. Windtalkers (2002)
24. The Train (1964)
25. No End in Sight (2007)
26. La marcia su Roma (1962) (l)
27. Zvezda (2002)
28. I girasoli (1970)
29. The Purple Plain (1954) [DtC-nom]
30. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
31. Prigionieri della guerra (1995) [DtC-nom]
32. Matomena Hristougenna (1951)
33. No habrá más penas ni olvido (1983)
34. Les petites guerres (1982)
35. Dolina miru (1956)
36. Daleká cesta (1950)
37. Tutti a casa (1960)
38. Ni liv (1957)
39. 'Non', ou A Vã Glória de Mandar (1990)
40. Tatlong taong walang Diyos (1976) [DtC-nom]
41. Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (2001) (l)
42. Najeun moksori (1995)
43. De røde enge (1945)
44. Pojat (1962)
45. Soldiers in Hiding (1985)
46. El compadre Mendoza (1934)
47. Austeria (1982)
48. Bankier van het Verzet (2018)
49. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
50. Liberté, la nuit (1984)
51. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
52. Raduga (1944)
53. Seisaku no tsuma (1965)

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Post by Simba63 » March 13th, 2019, 2:03 am

20. Lacombe Lucien (1974) - 6/10

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Post by sebby » March 13th, 2019, 3:23 am

15 master and commander 2003 4/10
16 generation kill part 3

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01 mrs miniver 1942 5/10
02 judgment at nuremberg 1961 4.5/10
03 hail the conquering hero 1944 5/10
04 the hurt locker 2008 3/10
05 the big parade 1925 4/10
06 the year of living dangerously 1982 5/10
07 breaker morant 1980 6.5/10
08 the life and death of colonel blimp 1943 4.5/10
09 rome open city 1945 7/10
10 the guns of navarone 1961 6/10
11-12 generation kill parts 1-2
13 the big red one 1980 4/10
14 the burmese harp 9/10
15 master and commander 2003 4/10
16 generation kill part 3

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Post by jeroeno » March 13th, 2019, 5:32 am

13. Loin du Vietnam (1967)
14. Private's Progress (1956)
15. Rih al awras (1967)
16. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 13th, 2019, 6:54 am

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1. Fear and Desire (1953)
2. The Shop on Main Street (1965)
3. The Hurt Locker (2008)
4. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
5. The Pentagon Wars (1998)
6. From Here to Eternity (1953)
7. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
8. Team America: World Police (2004)
9. The Big Parade (1925)
10. Apocalypse Now (1979)
11. After Fire (2016)
12. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
13. Le Grand Homme (2014)
14. The Vietnam War: Riding the Tiger (2017)
15. The Vietnam War: The River Styx (2017)
16. The Vietnam War: Resolve (2017)
17. Dunkirk (2017)
18. Kanal (1957)
19. Rambo III (1988)
20. National Bird (2016)
21. Iron Eagle (1986)
22. Navy Seals (1990)
23. Iron Eagle II (1988)
24. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
I suppose this is my first visit to the "graphic BDSM torture Nazi porn" genre. It's... an experience. Not one I'll revisit, methinks.

25. The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek (2010)
At sol's urging, I searched for war comedies available to me, and came up with this gem (and I'm the first check on ICM?!? and it's a double!). And it is legit good - it's a mockumentary about a fictional battle in the civil war. The description for this starts "Ken Burns meets Spinal Tap..." and is remarkably accurate. This is done in the style of a Ken Burns doc - interviews with experts, lots of pictures, narrator, etc. Just... fictional. The story is about a secret raid on Washington DC thwarted by a ragtag Union regiment led by a gay effeminate colonel, a nerdy slave, an old Chinese general/launderer, and a female former child prostitute masquerading as a male soldier. And it gets weirder from there. But so much fun - and the experts slowly devolve. Very self-aware and a lot of fun. On Amazon Prime and free on Vudu.

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Post by PUNQ » March 13th, 2019, 8:05 am

Another 10 done....


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31. They Met in the Dark (1943, Karel Lamac) - 5/10
--- They Met in the Dark (1943) is a enjoyable little thriller where James Mason tags with Joyce Howard in a hunt for Nazi spies. Plays like a standard mystery, but with the villains naturally being Hitler allies because the war is going on. Not too memorable, but with a lot of twists to keep us entertained.


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32. Three Hearts for Julia (1943, Richard Thorpe) - 4/10
--- Three Hearts for Julia (1943) is a romantic comedy that has dashes of funny sweet moments, but gets gradually unfunny in it's forced divorce scenario. Melvyn Douglas & Ann Sothern created noise, but I'm not sure they had the best chemistry together or if the material was any good to begin with. Set in war time it had minor adjustments in life routines, but this was mostly irrelevant to the story and was just placed there because "every" movie "had" to have some relevance to the war during WWII. That element could have been replaced with anything else for better effect.


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33. The Gentle Sex (1943, Leslie Howard & Maurice Elvey) - 4/10
--- Could have been something interesting, especially as it comes across those cool and dry documentaries they made in the UK during war times. But without the voice-overs, its loose plot and few properly introduced characters, The Gentle Sex (1943) becomes a unnecessary dull affair.


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34. They Got Me Covered (1943, David Butler) - 6/10
--- They Got Me Covered (1943) is another one where Bob Hope is nervous and scared. This time it's the Nazis that plays with his nerves. That, and Bing Crosbys songs. He isn't in this one, but his music haunts Hope. However Dorothy Lamour is here as Bob's love interest, or nagging girlfriend, and Hope's foolishness keeps them apart most of the time. Snappy and zany in that Bob Hope way. If you like that sort of comedy, you'll get a kick out of They Got Me Covered (1943). I did.


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35. Tomorrow We Live (1943, George King) - 5/10
--- A minor British war drama honoring the French peoples resilience under German rule. Quite good, making good use of lighting and small sets, while the story focuses on the resistance and enemy informers for a intricate alliances. Definitely feels like a British, even if it tries to be French.


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36. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943, Alfred E. Green) - 4/10
--- Arrogant Tom Neal plays a arrogant and selfish Officer-in-training for this reform story. Fairly average stuff, but I enjoyed Frank Sully as the big and slow cadet. At least he gave this some charm where the leads failed.


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37. The Silver Fleet (1943, Vernon Sewell & Gordon Wellesley) - 5/10
--- Liked Ralph Richardson relaxed performance while co-operating with the Nazi's, running a shipyard in Holland. This is a moral story that the easiest choice are not necessary the best one, with Richardson having a chance of heart after being labeled a "Quisling". A fine British production of wartime problems.


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38. The Cross of Lorraine (1943, Tay Garnett) - 6/10
--- A slow builder of Nazi nastiness and the revolt of the French people. Really gets cracking toward the end. A fine Hollywood moment for Jean-Pierre Aumont in the lead. He even had Gene Kelly as his sidekick! I wouldn't have minded even more disgusting Nazi behavior to really get the blood boiling, but at least we had Peter Lorre as a presence there.


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39. The Bells Go Down (1943, Basil Dearden) - 6/10
--- Tommy Trinder, along with James Mason, give a joyous tribute to the wartime fire fighters. A little loose in edges, but the general scenario of these brave men as war comes closer was fine. And naturally it gets more exciting as war gets going. Never loses it's spirit. Fire fighting with a smile.


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40. Pilot #5 (1943, George Sidney) - 4/10
--- Pilot #5 (1943) was the type of war movie which had potential. Great cast, including Franchot Tone, Gene Kelly & Van Johnson, along with a interesting choice of narrative of different flashbacks from various sources. However it didn't really work for some reason. The result was confusing and actually dull. Felt like the actors didn't understand where this was going either so they just did their lines and you didn't really feel it. Shame, really. Still appreciate it's attempt and there were a few good moments in there.


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1. Five Graves to Cairo (1943, Billy Wilder) - 6/10
2. For God and Country (1943, MGM) - 3/10
3. Batman (1943, Lambert Hillyer) - 5/10
4. A Guy Named Joe (1943, Victor Fleming) - 6/10
5. Edge of Darkness (1943, Lewis Milestone) - 6/10
6. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943, Preston Sturges) - 7/10
7. For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943, Sam Wood) - 6/10
8. Hawai · Maree oki kaisen [Battle of Pearl Harbor and the Malay Coast] (1942, Kajirô Yamamoto) - 7/10
9. Flor silvestre [Wild Flower] (1943, Emilio Fernández) - 6/10
10. L'uomo dalla croce [The Man with the Cross] (1943, Roberto Rossellini) - 4/10
11. First Comes Courage (1943, Dorothy Arzner) - 6/10
12. Guadalcanal Diary (1943, Lewis Seiler) - 6/10
13. 'Gung Ho!' - The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943, Ray Enright) - 5/10
14. San Demetrio London (1943, Charles Frend & Robert Hamer) - 5/10
15. The More the Merrier (1943, George Stevens) - 7/10
16. Happy Land (1943, Irving Pichel) - 6/10
17. Get Cracking (1943, Marcel Varnel) - 5/10
18. Harvest Melody (1943, Sam Newfield) - 2/10
19. This Land Is Mine (1943, Jean Renoir) - 6/10
20. Nine Men (1943, Harry Watt) - 4/10
21. Don Winslow of the Coast Guard (1943, Lewis D. Collins & Ray Taylor) - 3/10
22. Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943, Spencer Gordon Bennet) - 4/10
23. Jack London (1943, Alfred Santell) - 4/10
24. Hostages (1943, Frank Tuttle) - 5/10
25. The Adventures of Tartu (1943, Harold S. Bucquet) - 6/10
26. Hangmen Also Die! (1943, Fritz Lang) - 7/10
27. Hitler's Children (1943, Edward Dmytryk & Irving Reis) - 5/10
28. Hitler's Madman (1943, Douglas Sirk) - 5/10
29. Sahara (I) (1943, Zoltan Korda) - 8/10
30. The Desert Song (1943, Robert Florey) - 6/10
31. They Met in the Dark (1943, Karel Lamac) - 5/10
32. Three Hearts for Julia (1943, Richard Thorpe) - 4/10
33. The Gentle Sex (1943, Leslie Howard & Maurice Elvey) - 4/10
34. They Got Me Covered (1943, David Butler) - 6/10
35. Tomorrow We Live (1943, George King) - 5/10
36. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943, Alfred E. Green) - 4/10
37. The Silver Fleet (1943, Vernon Sewell & Gordon Wellesley) - 5/10
38. The Cross of Lorraine (1943, Tay Garnett) - 6/10
39. The Bells Go Down (1943, Basil Dearden) - 6/10
40. Pilot #5 (1943, George Sidney) - 4/10

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