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War of the Worlds
1. Fury (2014)
2. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
3. The Way Ahead (1944)
4. The Way to the Stars (1945)
5. Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
6. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
8. Una Giornata Particolare (1977)
9. Night Train to Munich (1940)
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
11. It Happened Here (1964)
12. Hell's Angels (1930)
13. Grey Knight (1993)
14. Casablanca (1942) REVISION
15. Amigo (2010)
16. Attack (1956)
17. Thunder Rock (1942)
18. Paths of Glory (1957) REVISION
19. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
20. The Hurt Locker (2008) REVISION
21. Soldiers in Hiding (1985) REVISION
22. Achtung! Banditi! (1951)
23. The Steel Helmet (1951) REVISION
24. Hell is For Heroes (1962)

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Sent to the front without support, a small platoon try convince the Germans that they are bigger and better equipped - while chain of commands slowly breaks down - in this drama. This is more dialogue than action-driven and mostly better for it - and their tactics (fake phone conversations that they know will be overheard) to dupe the enemy are excellent. Lots of really haunting stuff here too - especially cries of "my guts". One to add to my 500<400 list.
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22. Le caporal épinglé [The Elusive Corporal] (1962, Jean Renoir): 6.2

23. The Dam Busters (1955, Michael Anderson): 6.8

24. Captured (1959, John Krish): 7.5 #Korean War - Captured is a very special movie, since it originally was made as an instruction video for military officials about the treatment of POWs by the Chinese and North-Korean during the Korean War. It was only released to public showings some years ago. With this background I was surprised the movie itself was a very fine, great looking, well acted, tight, subdued little docudrama.
Most striking is that the Chinese are shown to use waterboarding to torture one POW. Cleary meant in this as the most despicable and cruelest of methods, it is of course ironic for modern viewers the UK would resort to such measures themselves in modern times. Another thing that stroke me was that the Chinese constantly talk in terms of "educating, enlighten, help see the truth and such synonyms" the same kind of terms they know still use to deal with supposed dissidents.

25. Angels One Five (1952, George More O'Ferrall): 5.5

26. Tobruk (1967, Arthur Hiller): 6.5

All is fair in love and war challenges
1. Fury (2014, David Ayer): 6.8 #World War II
2. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Indochina Wars
3. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, Peter Jackson) : 7.8 - #World War I
4. The Monuments Men (2014, George Clooney): 4.0
5. Courage Under Fire (1996, Edward Zwick): 5.0 #Iraq Wars
6. Red Tails (2012, Anthony Hemingway): 4.8
7. Von Ryan's Express (1965, Mark Robson): 6.8
8. Company of Heroes (2013, Don Michael Paul): 5.2
9. Commandos (1968, Armando Crispino): 6.8
10. Supai no tsuma [Wife of a Spy] (2020, Kiyoshi Kurosawa): 6.5
11. Behind Enemy Lines (2001, John Moore): 5.0 #Yugoslav Wars
12. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930, Georg Wilhelm Pabst): 8.0
13. De slag om de Schelde [The Forgotten Battle] (2020, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.): 4.2
14. Convoy (1940, Pen Tennyson): 6.2
15. La battaglia d'Inghilterra [Eagles Over London] (1969, Enzo G. Castellari): 4.5
16. The Outpost (2020, Rod Lurie): 8.0
17. Play Dirty (1968, André De Toth): 8.0
18. La ligne de démarcation [Line of Demarcation] (1966, Claude Chabrol): 8.0
19. Sink the Bismarck! (1960, Lewis Gilbert): 5.5
20. Between Heaven and Hell (1956, Richard Fleischer): 7.5
21. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955, José Ferrer): 7.2
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: November 24th, 2021, 4:53 pm Cleary meant in this as the most despicable and cruelest of methods, it is of course ironic for modern viewers the UK would resort to such measures themselves in modern times.
Doubly ironic because the US military performed similar tortures earlier during the Philippine-American War.
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18-29. The Vietnam War (2017 -- 1,035 total minutes) #IndochinaWars
This documentary miniseries is exhausting and riveting. It features all of the major episodes of the war and many of the minor ones, plus attendant political and cultural phenomena. By the end of the third episode, I felt engulfed in tragedy. After several more, the experience became a swirl of repetition: the same suffering, the same killing, the same mistakes, the same experiences, over and over again. I suppose that feeling of recurrence and endlessness is commensurate with the subject matter.

The series has two great strengths: (1) a plethora of high-quality historical images, and (2) plenty of emotional interviews with people who experienced the war, none of whom were major figures at the time. This is purposeful -- I think most viewers are willing to hear about the experiences of a common Marine. Very few people want to hear that decaying vampire Kissinger bloviate anymore. It's notable, furthermore, that though the American experience is in the foreground, there are plenty of interviews with Vietnamese, on both sides of the conflict.

In the last episode, the narrator says there are many unanswerable questions about Vietnam, but that "meaning can be found in individual stories." That's both true and a bit of a dodge. It's true because we see those powerful individual stories in the series. But it's a dodge because the series has provided some answers while avoiding others. It makes clear that the whole thing was a massive geopolitical mistake for the United States, but it also avoids bigger questions that are difficult but can be answered by those with enough gumption, questions about the persistence of war, America's place in the world, etc. That's my only major problem with the series, although in some sense I understand that the filmmakers may not have wanted to bite off more than they could chew. About some of the minor problems (like the soundtrack being overly saturated with the popular music of the era), I will not complain because they are overshadowed by the series' many positive qualities.
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31. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2016) #AfghanistanWar

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32-37. The Civil War E1-9 (1990) #AmericanCivilWar
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1. Voyna i mir a.k.a. War and Peace (Sergey Bondarchuk, 1965) #Napoleonic Wars
2. Hell to Eternity (Phil Karlson, 1960) #WWII
3. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948) #WWII
4. The Grey Zone (Tim Blake Nelson, 2001) #WWII
5. Okraina a.k.a. Outskirts (Boris Barnet, 1933) #WorldWarI
6. Nagasaki 1945: Anjerasu no kane a.k.a. Angelus Bells (Seiji Arihara, 2005)
7. Captain Newman, M.D. (David Miller, 1963)
8. Waterloo (Sergey Bondarchuk, 1970) #Napoleonic Wars
9. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee, 2016) #IraqWar
10. The Russians Are Coming! the Russians Are Coming! (Norman Jewison, 1966)
11-24. The World at War E1-26 (1973-1974)
25. Battle of Britain (Guy Hamilton, 1969)
26. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (Stanley Kramer, 1969)
27. The Ottoman Lieutenant (Joseph Ruben, 2016) #WorldWarI
28. Hamilton (Thomas Kail, 2020) #AmericanRevolution
29. Beloe solntse pustyni a.k.a. White Sun of the Desert (Vladimir Motyl, 1970) #RussianCivilWar
30. Cease Fire! (Owen Crump, 1953) #KoreanWar
31. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2016) #Afghanistan
32-37. The Civil War E1-9 (1990) #CivilWar
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27. La 317ème section [The 317th Platoon] (1965, Pierre Schoendoerffer): 7.8
All is fair in love and war challenges
1. Fury (2014, David Ayer): 6.8 #World War II
2. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Indochina Wars
3. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, Peter Jackson) : 7.8 - #World War I
4. The Monuments Men (2014, George Clooney): 4.0
5. Courage Under Fire (1996, Edward Zwick): 5.0 #Iraq Wars
6. Red Tails (2012, Anthony Hemingway): 4.8
7. Von Ryan's Express (1965, Mark Robson): 6.8
8. Company of Heroes (2013, Don Michael Paul): 5.2
9. Commandos (1968, Armando Crispino): 6.8
10. Supai no tsuma [Wife of a Spy] (2020, Kiyoshi Kurosawa): 6.5
11. Behind Enemy Lines (2001, John Moore): 5.0 #Yugoslav Wars
12. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930, Georg Wilhelm Pabst): 8.0
13. De slag om de Schelde [The Forgotten Battle] (2020, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.): 4.2
14. Convoy (1940, Pen Tennyson): 6.2
15. La battaglia d'Inghilterra [Eagles Over London] (1969, Enzo G. Castellari): 4.5
16. The Outpost (2020, Rod Lurie): 8.0
17. Play Dirty (1968, André De Toth): 8.0
18. La ligne de démarcation [Line of Demarcation] (1966, Claude Chabrol): 8.0
19. Sink the Bismarck! (1960, Lewis Gilbert): 5.5
20. Between Heaven and Hell (1956, Richard Fleischer): 7.5
21. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955, José Ferrer): 7.2
22. Le caporal épinglé [The Elusive Corporal] (1962, Jean Renoir): 6.2
23. The Dam Busters (1955, Michael Anderson): 6.8
24. Captured (1959, John Krish): 7.5 #Korean War
25. Angels One Five (1952, George More O'Ferrall): 5.5
26. Tobruk (1967, Arthur Hiller): 6.5
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20. Soldaat van Oranje (1977) Soldier of Orange 7
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1. Dunkirk (2017) 7 #WorldWarII
2. Bláznova kronika (1964) A Jester's Tale 6
3. Platoon (1986) 9 (rewatch) #IndochinaWars
4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) 7+
5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 6
6. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 7
7. Eye of the Needle (1981) 8 #Blocho'sRecs
8. Culloden (1964) 8+
9. The Crossing (2000) 7 #AmericanRevolution
10. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 6
11a. Screen Two: Contact (1985) 7 67min
11b. Nuit et brouillard (1956) Night and Fog 7 32min
12. The Thin Red Line (1998) 7
13. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7 (rewatch)
14. The Killing Fields (1984) 8
15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8+
16. Zwartboek (2006) Black Book 8
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 6 #AmericanCivilWar
18. The Big Red One (1980) 7
19. The Steel Helmet (1951) 8 #KoreanWar
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War of the Worlds
1. Fury (2014)
2. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
3. The Way Ahead (1944)
4. The Way to the Stars (1945)
5. Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
6. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
8. Una Giornata Particolare (1977)
9. Night Train to Munich (1940)
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
11. It Happened Here (1964)
12. Hell's Angels (1930)
13. Grey Knight (1993)
14. Casablanca (1942) REVISION
15. Amigo (2010)
16. Attack (1956)
17. Thunder Rock (1942)
18. Paths of Glory (1957) REVISION
19. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
20. The Hurt Locker (2008) REVISION
21. Soldiers in Hiding (1985) REVISION
22. Achtung! Banditi! (1951)
23. The Steel Helmet (1951) REVISION
24. Hell is For Heroes (1962)
25. Power of the Press (1943)

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Guy Kibbee delivers well here but the rest of the cast feel middling, though they are not given a whole lot to do since much of the film is about debating the ethical responsibilities of accurately reporting war events and the dangers of being sympathetic to Nazism. The film even concludes on a didactic speech that condemns Nazism, racism and dictators. If never especially cinematic though, the glimpse into warring newspapers during wartime is curious.
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30. Culloden (1964) -- Jacobite Rebellion of 1745
I visited the Culloden battlefield 16 years ago, where the battle was described to me as the last gasp of romantic Scottish nationalism. As this movie states, when Prince Charlie left Scotland after the battle, he left behind only a myth, and it was that myth I heard at Culloden. The depiction of the battle here dispenses entirely with romanticism. Instead, the rebels are depicted as hopelessly hampered by stupidity and disorganization, while the British forces are excessively cruel, especially in the battle's aftermath. Nor is there much nationalism. The fighting men are present not for national causes but for motives that range from the mercenary to religion to clan loyalties to personal animosities.

What's most interesting is the style, which presents the story as modern day TV news reporting, with an offscreen interviewer occasionally posing questions to battle participants. It's an effective way to puncture the mythos that has accumulated around Culloden and the Jacobite cause.
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2. Story of G.I. Joe (1945) * 109 min. (World War II)
A chronicle (with some fictionalization) of Ernie Pyle's coverage of the infantry in North Africa and Italy, it fittingly focuses more on the troops than Pyle himself. Burgess Meredith gives a nice, low key performance as Pyle, and Robert Mitchum received an Academy Award nomination as best actor in a supporting role as an officer who becomes his friend. Released two months after Pyle was killed during the battle of Okinawa, it offers a more realistic view of war than most movies of the period.
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1. China Girl (1942) * 92 min.  #World War II
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28. Against the Wind (1948, Charles Crichton): 7.0 - While this movie about British agents working undercover to sabotage the Germans in Belgium benefits from a realistic script and solid performances, it never reaches its full potential; tense scene's are just not suspenseful enough, action just not exciting enough, tragic moments just miss real impact. It's still a fine enjoyable movie, but it could have been good.

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1. Fury (2014, David Ayer): 6.8 #World War II
2. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Indochina Wars
3. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, Peter Jackson) : 7.8 - #World War I
4. The Monuments Men (2014, George Clooney): 4.0
5. Courage Under Fire (1996, Edward Zwick): 5.0 #Iraq Wars
6. Red Tails (2012, Anthony Hemingway): 4.8
7. Von Ryan's Express (1965, Mark Robson): 6.8
8. Company of Heroes (2013, Don Michael Paul): 5.2
9. Commandos (1968, Armando Crispino): 6.8
10. Supai no tsuma [Wife of a Spy] (2020, Kiyoshi Kurosawa): 6.5
11. Behind Enemy Lines (2001, John Moore): 5.0 #Yugoslav Wars
12. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930, Georg Wilhelm Pabst): 8.0
13. De slag om de Schelde [The Forgotten Battle] (2020, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.): 4.2
14. Convoy (1940, Pen Tennyson): 6.2
15. La battaglia d'Inghilterra [Eagles Over London] (1969, Enzo G. Castellari): 4.5
16. The Outpost (2020, Rod Lurie): 8.0
17. Play Dirty (1968, André De Toth): 8.0
18. La ligne de démarcation [Line of Demarcation] (1966, Claude Chabrol): 8.0
19. Sink the Bismarck! (1960, Lewis Gilbert): 5.5
20. Between Heaven and Hell (1956, Richard Fleischer): 7.5
21. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955, José Ferrer): 7.2
22. Le caporal épinglé [The Elusive Corporal] (1962, Jean Renoir): 6.2
23. The Dam Busters (1955, Michael Anderson): 6.8
24. Captured (1959, John Krish): 7.5 #Korean War
25. Angels One Five (1952, George More O'Ferrall): 5.5
26. Tobruk (1967, Arthur Hiller): 6.5
27. La 317ème section [The 317th Platoon] (1965, Pierre Schoendoerffer): 7.8
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20. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998) 7/10
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8-9. The War (2007,Ken Burns,ep. 6-7) - WW II
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1. Old Gringo (89 - Mexican revolution
2. Ryan’s daughter (UK 70, rewatch) - Irish Home Rule struggle / WWI
3. The Crossing (20) - American Revolution
4-5. The War (2007, Ken Burns series) - Eps 1 & 2 - WW II
6-7. Ditto eps 3-5
8-9. Ditto eps 6-7
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13. Mandariinid (Tangerines, 2013, Urushadze) 6,5/10
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01. Voyna (War, 2002, Balabanov) 6/10
02. Destination Gobi (1953, Wise) 5,5/10 #WorldWarII
03. Verboten! (Forbidden!, 1959, Fuller) 7/10
04. Alsino y el cóndor (Alsino and the Condor, 1982, Littin) 5,5/10
05. Europa Europa (1990, Holland) 6/10
06. Kapò (1960, Pontecorvo) 6,5/10
07. Shunpu den (Story of a Prostitute, 1965, Suzuki) 6/10
08. Hope and Glory (1987, Boorman) 4,5/10
09. Gallipoli (1981, Weir) 6,5/10 #WorldWarI
10. Csillagosok, katonák (The Red and the White, 1967, Jancsó) 7/10 #RussianCivilWar
11. ¡Ay, Carmela! (Oh, Carmela!, 1990, Saura) 6,5/10 #SpanishCivilWar
12. La 317ème section (The 317th Platoon, 1965, Schoendoerffer) 6,5/10 #IndochinaWars
13. Mandariinid (Tangerines, 2013, Urushadze) 6,5/10
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War of the Worlds
1. Fury (2014)
2. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
3. The Way Ahead (1944)
4. The Way to the Stars (1945)
5. Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
6. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
8. Una Giornata Particolare (1977)
9. Night Train to Munich (1940)
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
11. It Happened Here (1964)
12. Hell's Angels (1930)
13. Grey Knight (1993)
14. Casablanca (1942) REVISION
15. Amigo (2010)
16. Attack (1956)
17. Thunder Rock (1942)
18. Paths of Glory (1957) REVISION
19. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
20. The Hurt Locker (2008) REVISION
21. Soldiers in Hiding (1985) REVISION
22. Achtung! Banditi! (1951)
23. The Steel Helmet (1951) REVISION
24. Hell is For Heroes (1962)
25. Power of the Press (1943)
26. British Intelligence (1940)

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Set during World War I, this espionage thriller focus on the mysterious new maid of an influential British family who might be a spy, and the family's valet who might be a spy too - but could they both be double agents? Margaret Linsday and Boris Karloff (constantly lurking in the shadows) both do well in the respective roles, but everyone else is downright dull. The film mounts some great aerial scenes though, including fighter pilots shooting 'into' the camera.
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31. Game for Vultures (1979) -- Rhodesian Bush War
Richard Harris, Richard Roundtree, Denholm Elliott, Ray Milland -- that's an intriguing cast, isn't it? Roundtree is a black Rhodesian fighting as a rebel in the bush. Harris is a white Rhodesian arms dealer living in London. Their paths will eventually cross. This movie has a 4.5 rating on imdb, which is too low, but there are some obvious flaws. The dialogue is relentlessly expository, Roundtree's accent fades in and out, the filmmaking overall is a bit slapdash. But the narrative is pretty good. More intelligent and more complex than the average war movie, it eschews heroes and villains in preference of showing everybody as morally compromised.
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8. Funan (Denis Do, 2018) [Cambodia] 6

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1. Malena (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2000) [#World War II] 4+
2. The Guardians / Les gardiennes (Xavier Beauvois, 2017) [#World War I] 6-
3. Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951) [American Indian Wars: Seminole] 7-
4. The 12th Man / Den 12. mann (Harald Zwart, 2017) [WWII] 7+
5. The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971) [#American Civil War] 7+
6. The Damned / La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (Luchino Visconti, 1969 )[WWII] 8+
7. Free Men / Les hommes libres (Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2011) [WWII] 5+
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War of the Worlds
1. Fury (2014)
2. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
3. The Way Ahead (1944)
4. The Way to the Stars (1945)
5. Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
6. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
8. Una Giornata Particolare (1977)
9. Night Train to Munich (1940)
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
11. It Happened Here (1964)
12. Hell's Angels (1930)
13. Grey Knight (1993)
14. Casablanca (1942) REVISION
15. Amigo (2010)
16. Attack (1956)
17. Thunder Rock (1942)
18. Paths of Glory (1957) REVISION
19. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
20. The Hurt Locker (2008) REVISION
21. Soldiers in Hiding (1985) REVISION
22. Achtung! Banditi! (1951)
23. The Steel Helmet (1951) REVISION
24. Hell is For Heroes (1962)
25. Power of the Press (1943)
26. British Intelligence (1940)
27. Eye of the Needle (1981) REVISION

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I had forgotten just how long it took for the housewife and Nazi spy's plots to converge here. Knowing how well tension would build once the plots converge, I was a bit antsy during the first hour of the film waiting for that to happen. That said, the second half of the movie is every bit as intense and unnerving as I recalled it being. Donald Sutherland feels like a really inspired casting choice too; so jolly and polite that his first stabbing is truly shocking.
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21. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 7+ #WorldWarI
in the frontline trench
1. Dunkirk (2017) 7 #WorldWarII
2. Bláznova kronika (1964) A Jester's Tale 6
3. Platoon (1986) 9 (rewatch) #IndochinaWars
4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) 7+
5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 6
6. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 7
7. Eye of the Needle (1981) 8 #Blocho'sRecs
8. Culloden (1964) 8+
9. The Crossing (2000) 7 #AmericanRevolution
10. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 6
11a. Screen Two: Contact (1985) 7 67min
11b. Nuit et brouillard (1956) Night and Fog 7 32min
12. The Thin Red Line (1998) 7
13. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7 (rewatch)
14. The Killing Fields (1984) 8
15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8+
16. Zwartboek (2006) Black Book 8
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 6 #AmericanCivilWar
18. The Big Red One (1980) 7
19. The Steel Helmet (1951) 8 #KoreanWar
20. Soldaat van Oranje (1977) Soldier of Orange 7
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32. Mosul (2019) #IraqWars
An elite Iraqi military unit during one day in the battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS. The narrative has all sorts of problems, but the action is filmed well, and there's a magnetic lead performance by Suhail Dabbach (who you might remember from a small role in The Hurt Locker), who needs to be in more movies.

33. Mosul (2019) #IraqWars
No, I didn't watch the same movie twice in a row. There were two movies called Mosul released in 2019. This one is a documentary that, unsurprisingly, examines the battle to recapture Mosul from ISIS. Most of the doc consists of interviews with fighters in the anti-ISIS coalition. There's also some battle footage. Unfortunately, it doesn't add up to much. The interviewer/narrator, an Iraqi journalist, is primarily interested in sectarian tensions within Iraq, and the people he questions offer little insight. The only really interesting scene was an interview with a captured ISIS true believer. Also, the director is ex-CIA, which means the whole project is suspect.
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Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenceau once said about war?

1. They Gave Him a Gun (W.S. Van Dyke, 1937)
2. A Guy Named Joe (Victor Fleming, 1943) (re-watch?)

World War II

I *think* I saw this once before, back in the 80s or early 90s, but I can't be at all sure - little of it seemed really familiar, but a few scenes or moments did stand out. I did see Spielberg's remake Always when it came out, that I'm sure - but that was in 1989. My memory's really slipping I guess, or neither film was all that memorable. And...maybe it's the latter, as this is one of the less-interesting and less-successful romantic fantasies of this period, the kind of thing Capra could turn out in his sleep but Fleming I think struggles to find the right tone for. Pilot Spencer Tracy has a best buddy (Ward Bond) and a girl (Irene Dunne) but he's a daredevil who takes too many chances, until one day when attacking a German aircraft carrier... well, I think if you're going to bother to see this, you probably know what happens or can guess, but I won't spoil it any further. Eventually along comes fresh new pilot Van Johnson and Tracy has to sort of guide him to being a better pilot - and man - than he has been, I guess that's kind of the message. I'm fairly susceptible to this kind of thing, meant to be a tearjerker and all, but it really didn't do it for me, and at 2 hours just felt too long for a fairly obvious and thin story. The cast - which also includes Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason and Esther Williams in a memorable bit part - goes a long way to making this at least tolerable but for those who aren't intrigued by these names and are less fond of schmaltz than I am, I'd avoid.
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21. De slag om de Schelde - The Forgotten Battle (Matthijs van Heijningen Jr., 2020) 7/10
22. Nobi - Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa, 1959) 7/10
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Absolutely Nothing
1. Three Kings (1999) #IraqWars
2. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) #IndoChinaWars
3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
4. Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story (2019)
5. Kanji Ishiwara: The Man Who Triggered the War (2018) #WorldWarII
6. White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007) #WorldWarII
7. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969) #WorldWarII
8. The English Patient (1996) #WorldWarII
9. Forbidden Films (2014) #WorldWarII
10. Crazy Horse (1996)
This was our Thanksgiving movie - thought it would be good to celebrate some indigenous folks in the US. Solid biographical film about Crazy Horse. Covered his upbringing, "Custer's Last Stand", and his eventual capture. Interesting story, just wish there were more to choose from in something like this.
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22. Zulu (1964) 7+
in the frontline trench
1. Dunkirk (2017) 7 #WorldWarII
2. Bláznova kronika (1964) A Jester's Tale 6
3. Platoon (1986) 9 (rewatch) #IndochinaWars
4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) 7+
5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 6
6. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 7
7. Eye of the Needle (1981) 8 #Blocho'sRecs
8. Culloden (1964) 8+
9. The Crossing (2000) 7 #AmericanRevolution
10. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 6
11a. Screen Two: Contact (1985) 7 67min
11b. Nuit et brouillard (1956) Night and Fog 7 32min
12. The Thin Red Line (1998) 7
13. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7 (rewatch)
14. The Killing Fields (1984) 8
15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8+
16. Zwartboek (2006) Black Book 8
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 6 #AmericanCivilWar
18. The Big Red One (1980) 7
19. The Steel Helmet (1951) 8 #KoreanWar
20. Soldaat van Oranje (1977) Soldier of Orange 7
21. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 7+ #WorldWarI
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29. Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg): rewatch: ? > 8.0
30. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972, George Roy Hill): 4.5

All is fair in love and war challenges
1. Fury (2014, David Ayer): 6.8 #World War II
2. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987, Barry Levinson) rewatch: ? > 8.0 #Indochina Wars
3. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018, Peter Jackson) : 7.8 - #World War I
4. The Monuments Men (2014, George Clooney): 4.0
5. Courage Under Fire (1996, Edward Zwick): 5.0 #Iraq Wars
6. Red Tails (2012, Anthony Hemingway): 4.8
7. Von Ryan's Express (1965, Mark Robson): 6.8
8. Company of Heroes (2013, Don Michael Paul): 5.2
9. Commandos (1968, Armando Crispino): 6.8
10. Supai no tsuma [Wife of a Spy] (2020, Kiyoshi Kurosawa): 6.5
11. Behind Enemy Lines (2001, John Moore): 5.0 #Yugoslav Wars
12. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930, Georg Wilhelm Pabst): 8.0
13. De slag om de Schelde [The Forgotten Battle] (2020, Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.): 4.2
14. Convoy (1940, Pen Tennyson): 6.2
15. La battaglia d'Inghilterra [Eagles Over London] (1969, Enzo G. Castellari): 4.5
16. The Outpost (2020, Rod Lurie): 8.0
17. Play Dirty (1968, André De Toth): 8.0
18. La ligne de démarcation [Line of Demarcation] (1966, Claude Chabrol): 8.0
19. Sink the Bismarck! (1960, Lewis Gilbert): 5.5
20. Between Heaven and Hell (1956, Richard Fleischer): 7.5
21. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955, José Ferrer): 7.2
22. Le caporal épinglé [The Elusive Corporal] (1962, Jean Renoir): 6.2
23. The Dam Busters (1955, Michael Anderson): 6.8
24. Captured (1959, John Krish): 7.5 #Korean War
25. Angels One Five (1952, George More O'Ferrall): 5.5
26. Tobruk (1967, Arthur Hiller): 6.5
27. La 317ème section [The 317th Platoon] (1965, Pierre Schoendoerffer): 7.8
28. Against the Wind (1948, Charles Crichton): 7.0
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9. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson, 2016) [WWII] 5

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1. Malena (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2000) [#World War II] 4+
2. The Guardians / Les gardiennes (Xavier Beauvois, 2017) [#World War I] 6-
3. Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951) [American Indian Wars: Seminole] 7-
4. The 12th Man / Den 12. mann (Harald Zwart, 2017) [WWII] 7+
5. The Beguiled (Don Siegel, 1971) [#American Civil War] 7+
6. The Damned / La caduta degli dei (Götterdämmerung) (Luchino Visconti, 1969 )[WWII] 8+
7. Free Men / Les hommes libres (Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2011) [WWII] 5+
8. Funan (Denis Do, 2018) [Cambodia] 6
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23. Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, 1957) 8/10 ... likely my best first time viewing during this month's challenges
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(Screenshots from '25 April' & 'Young Men'),

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47. Manganinnie (John Honey, 1980) 8/10 (Tasmanian War (Black Line))
48. An Indecent Obsession (Lex Marinos, 1985) 7.5/10 (World War II)
49. Death of a Soldier (Philippe Mora, 1986) 8/10 (World War II)
50. Father (John Power, 1990) 7.5/10 (World War II)
51. Blood Oath (Stephen Wallace, 1990) 8/10 (World War II)
52. Isabelle Eberhardt (Ian Pringle, 1991) 7/10 (French Colonial Wars (North Africa))
53. The Last Tattoo (John Reid, 1994) 7.5/10 (World War II)
54. The Last Bullet (Michael Pattinson, 1995) 8/10 (World War II)
55. The Lost Battalion (Russell Mulcahy, 2001) 8/10 (World War I)
56. River Queen (Vincent Ward, 2005) 6.5/10 (New Zealand Wars (Tītokowaru's War))
57. 25 April (Leanne Pooley, 2015) 7.5/10 (World War I)
58. Young Men (Michael Nunn, 2016) 8/10 (World War I)
59. They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson, 2018) 8/10 (World War I)
60. Shadow in the Cloud (Roseanne Liang, 2020) 6/10 (World War II)

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That's it for me; thanks again for hosting (and for putting up the exciting bonus challenge), blocho! I'll celebrate the end of this challenge, one of my favorites of the year, with something I learned from Jack Palance in 'Rosmunda e Alboino' (Sword of the Conqueror) - will drink some very red wine on the skull of my enemies!!!,

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1. Les portes de feu (Gates of Fire, Claude Bernard-Aubert, 1972) 7.5/10 (World War II)
2. Le franc-tireur (Jean-Max Causse & Roger Taverne, 1972) 8.5/10 (World War II)
3. Un balcon en forêt (A Balcony in the Forest, Michel Mitrani, 1978) 9/10 (#World War II)
4. Chouans! (Philippe de Broca, 1988) 8/10 (#French Revolutionary Wars/Napoleonic Wars)
5. Le pantalon (Yves Boisset, 1997) 9/10 (#World War I)
6. Vive la bombe! (Jean-Pierre Sinapi, 2006) 8/10 (Algerian War/Cold War)
7. Ni le ciel ni la terre (Neither Heaven Nor Earth, Clément Cogitore, 2015) 7.5/10 (#Afghanistan War)
8. Les confins du monde (To the Ends of the Earth, Guillaume Nicloux, 2018) 6/10 (#Indochina Wars)
9. Au coeur de la vie (In the Midst of Life, Robert Enrico, 1963) 10/10 (RV) (#American Civil War)
10. All'ombra delle aquile (In the Shadow of the Eagles, Ferdinando Baldi, 1966) 7.5/10 (Bellum Batonianum (Batonian War))
11. La cattura (The Ravine, Paolo Cavara, 1969) 8/10 (World War II)
12. ¡Viva la muerte... tua! (Don't Turn the Other Cheek, Duccio Tessari, 1971) 7/10 (#Mexican Revolution)
13. Le toubib (The Medic, Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1979) 7/10 (World War III/Fictitious War)
14. Champ d'honneur (Field of Honor, Jean-Pierre Denis, 1987) 8/10 (Franco-Prussian War)
15. Après la guerre (The War Is Over, Jean-Loup Hubert, 1989) 8.5/10 (World War II)
16. Anahy de las Misiones (Sérgio Silva, 1997) 8/10 (Cisplatina War)
17. L'espoir/Sierra de Teruel (Days of Hope, André Malraux & Boris Peskine, 1940) 8/10 (#Spanish Civil War)
18. The Devil's Disciple (Guy Hamilton & Alexander Mackendrick, 1959) 7.5/10 (#American Revolution)
19. Hijo de hombre/La sed (Thirst, Lucas Demare, 1961) 8.5/10 (Chaco War)
20. El Naser Salah el Dine (Saladin, Youssef Chahine, 1963) 9/10 (#Crusades)
21. A Guerra dos Pelados (The War of the Bare Skins, Sylvio Back, 1970) 7/10 (Contestado War)
22. Weda'an Bonapart/Adieu Bonaparte (Youssef Chahine, 1985) 8/10 (Napoleonic Wars)
23. Guerra do Brasil - Toda Verdade Sobre a Guerra do Paraguai (The War of Brazil, Sylvio Back, 1987) 7.5/10 (Paraguayan War)
24. La deuda interna (The Debt, Miguel Pereira, 1988) 8/10 (Malvinas/Falklands War)
25. C'était la guerre (It Was War, Maurice Failevic & Ahmed Rachedi, 1993) 9/10 (Algerian War)
26. L'autre monde (The Other World, Merzak Allouache, 2001) 7.5/10 (Algerian Civil War)
27. Rosmunda e Alboino (Sword of the Conqueror, Carlo Campogalliani, 1961) 7.5/10 (Lombard–Gepid War)
28. Andremo in città (We'll Go to the City, Nelo Risi, 1966) 9/10 (World War II)
29. Beg (The Flight, Aleksandr Alov & Vladimir Naumov, 1971) 9/10 (#Russian Revolution and Civil War)
30. Torpedonostsy (Torpedo Bombers, Semyon Aranovich, 1983) 9/10 (World War II)
31. Soldiers in Hiding (Malcolm Clarke, 1985) 7.5/10 (Vietnam War) (#Blocho's Recommendations)
32. Serbian Epics (Pawel Pawlikowski, 1992) 8/10 (#Yugoslav Wars)
33. A Foreign Field (Charles Sturridge, 1993) 8/10 (World War II)
34. Straight Into Darkness (Jeff Burr, 2004) 7.5/10 (World War II)
35. Battle for Haditha (Nick Broomfield, 2007) 6.5/10 (#Iraq Wars)
36. Dylda (Beanpole, Kantemir Balagov, 2019) 7.5/10 (World War II)
37. Hold Back the Night (Allan Dwan, 1956) 8/10 (#Korean War)
38. El príncipe encadenado (King of the Vikings, Luis Lucia, 1960) 8/10 (Medieval Poland/Fictitious War)
39. Il giorno più corto (The Shortest Day, Sergio Corbucci, 1963) 7.5/10 (World War I)
40. L'Agnese va a morire (And Agnes Chose to Die, Giuliano Montaldo, 1976) 8.5/10 (World War II)
41. Stryker's War (Josh Becker, 1985) 7/10 (Vietnam War)
42. Zone Troopers (Danny Bilson, 1985) 6.5/10 (World War II)
43. On dansait sous les bombes (Dancing Under the Bombs, Philippe Vallois, 1996) 8/10 (Lebanese Civil War)
44. Il partigiano Johnny (Johnny the Partisan, Guido Chiesa, 2000) 7.5/10 (World War II)
45. La trahison (The Betrayal, Philippe Faucon, 2005) 9/10 (Algerian War)
46. Zeros and Ones (Abel Ferrara, 2021) 8.5/10 (War on Terror)
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This is it for me, blocho. Thanks again for hosting! I was shooting for an even 25, but I ran out of ammo. ;)
I got to catch up on some of the classics I've missed though, which was great: Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge on the River Kwai, in particular. It's between the latter and Culloden for my favorite FTVs this month. I was also a little surprised by how much I liked Zwartboek . That seemed rather 'un-Verhoeven-like', at least compared to most others of his I've seen.


23. Major Dundee (1965) 7
in the frontline trench
1. Dunkirk (2017) 7 #WorldWarII
2. Bláznova kronika (1964) A Jester's Tale 6
3. Platoon (1986) 9 (rewatch) #IndochinaWars
4. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) 7+
5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) 6
6. A Canterbury Tale (1944) 7
7. Eye of the Needle (1981) 8 #Blocho'sRecs
8. Culloden (1964) 8+
9. The Crossing (2000) 7 #AmericanRevolution
10. A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 6
11a. Screen Two: Contact (1985) 7 67min
11b. Nuit et brouillard (1956) Night and Fog 7 32min
12. The Thin Red Line (1998) 7
13. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7 (rewatch)
14. The Killing Fields (1984) 8
15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 8+
16. Zwartboek (2006) Black Book 8
17. Cold Mountain (2003) 6 #AmericanCivilWar
18. The Big Red One (1980) 7
19. The Steel Helmet (1951) 8 #KoreanWar
20. Soldaat van Oranje (1977) Soldier of Orange 7
21. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 8 #WorldWarI
22. Zulu (1964) 7+
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Like peeps, I'm out of ammo. Thanks for hosting, blocho. Took an Unofficial recommendation from a friend for my last entry.
War of the Worlds
1. Fury (2014)
2. Duck Soup (1933) REVISION
3. The Way Ahead (1944)
4. The Way to the Stars (1945)
5. Five Graves To Cairo (1943)
6. The Inn Of The Sixth Happiness (1958)
7. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
8. Una Giornata Particolare (1977)
9. Night Train to Munich (1940)
10. Courage Under Fire (1996)
11. It Happened Here (1964)
12. Hell's Angels (1930)
13. Grey Knight (1993)
14. Casablanca (1942) REVISION
15. Amigo (2010)
16. Attack (1956)
17. Thunder Rock (1942)
18. Paths of Glory (1957) REVISION
19. Dr. Strangelove (1964) REVISION
20. The Hurt Locker (2008) REVISION
21. Soldiers in Hiding (1985) REVISION
22. Achtung! Banditi! (1951)
23. The Steel Helmet (1951) REVISION
24. Hell is For Heroes (1962)
25. Power of the Press (1943)
26. British Intelligence (1940)
27. Eye of the Needle (1981) REVISION
28. China Gate (1957)

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As per Sam Fuller's other 50s war movies, this film looks divine with Fuller using shadows and low lighting well. Also similarly, a key strength is Fuller's down-to-earth dialogue exchanges, full of philosophical debates. The main subject here is racism and the importance the characters place on looking Chinese. This is, however, unlike most of Fuller's 50s war movies in that the main character is a woman - and the film is also partially a meh romance.
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