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Fave Military and War Flicks

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I enjoy war and military films, and I’m always looking for other, interesting flicks.  Here’s the list in my current collection (latest additions in red)- any other suggestions welcome.

  1. 9th Company (Soviet Afghanistan, 2005)
  2. 21 Brothers (WW1, 2011) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  3. 49th Parallel (WW2, 1941)
  4. Above Us the Waves (WW2, 1955)
  5. Akwarium (Cold War, Soviet GRU, 1996) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  6. All Quiet on the Western Front (WW1, 1930)
  7. Ambush (Finland-Russia war, 1999)
  8. Antwone Fisher (contemporary US Navy, 2002)
  9. Apocalypse Now (Vietnam, 1979)
  10. Appointment with Venus; aka Island Rescue (WW2, 1951)
  11. Armadillo (Afghanistan/Helmand, Dutch troops, 2010) -  MILNEWS.ca haiku reviewMILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  12. Army of Crime (WW2, 2009)
  13. Army of Shadows (WW2, 1969)
  14. The Ascent (WW2/Russian partisans, 1977) - MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  15. Assault on Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 2007)
  16. Assembly (Chinese Civil War/Communist Revolution, 2007)
  17. Ballad of a Soldier (WW2, 1959)
  18. The Bang Bang Club (South Africa, township conflicts, 2010)
  19. Battle Hymn (Korea, 1957)
  20. The Battle for Marjah (documentary, Afghanistan, 2010) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  21. The Battle of Algiers (Algeria, urban warfare, 1966)
  22. The Battle of El Alamein (WW2, 1969)
  23. Battle of Britain (WW2, 1969)
  24. Beaufort (Israel, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  25. The Beast (Soviet Afghanistan, 1988)
  26. Beau Geste (French Foreign Legion/Africa, 1939)
  27. Beau Travail (French Foreign Legion/Djibouti, current, 1999) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  28. Behind Enemy Lines (Bosnia, 2001)
  29. Bengal Brigade (Indian Rebellion of 1857, 1954)
  30. The Big Red One (WW2, 1980)
  31. Black Book (Netherlands resistance, WW2, 2006)
  32. Black Hawk Down (Somalia, 2001)
  33. Blessed by Fire (Argentine Falklands, 2005) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  34. Bravo Two Zero (British, Iraq, 1999)
  35. Breaker Morant (Australia, Boer War, 1980)
  36. Brest Fortress (aka Bretskaya Krepost, WW2, Soviet Union, 2010) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  37. The Bridge (WW2, Germany, 1959) – MILNEWS.ca haiku review
  38. The Bridge on the River Kwai (WW2, 1957)
  39. A Bridge Too Far (WW2, 1977)
  40. By Dawn’s Early Light (Cold War, 1990)
  41. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (WW2, Greece, 2001)
  42. Captains of the Clouds (WW2, 1942) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  43. Carry On up the Khyber (Victorian India, 1968) – recommended here
  44. Catch-22 (WW2, satire, Italy, 1970)
  45. The Charge of the Light Brigade (Crimean, 1968)
  46. Charlie Wilson’s War (Soviets in Afghanistan, 2007)
  47. China Beach (Vietnam, TV, 1988)
  48. Come and See (WW2, Belarus, 1985)
  49. Conspiracy (WW2, plan for “final solution”, 2001)
  50. Courage Under Fire (Iraq-1, 1996)
  51. Cross of Iron (WW2, 1977)
  52. The Cuckoo (WW2, Finland, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  53. Cup Final (Israel-Lebanon, 1991) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  54. The Dancer Upstairs (Peru, urban guerillas, 2002)
  55. Das Boot (WW2, 1981)
  56. Day of the Jackal (Terrorist assassination, 1973)
  57. Days of Glory, a.k.a. Indigènes (WW2, 2006)
  58. The Day will Dawn; aka The Avengers (WW2, 1942)
  59. Decision Before Dawn (WW2, 1951)
  60. The Deer Hunter (Vietnam, 1978)
  61. Demony wojny (Bosnia, Polish forces, 1998)
  62. The Desert Rats (WW2, 1953)
  63. The Dirty Dozen (WW2, 1967)
  64. Dr. Strangelove (Cold War, 1964)
  65. Dresden (WW2, 2006)
  66. The Eagle and the Hawk (WW1, 1933)
  67. El Alamein – The Line of Fire (WW2. Italy/N.Africa, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  68. Enemy at the Gates (WW2, 2001)
  69. Firefox (Cold War, 1982)
  70. The Flemish Farm (WW2, 1943)
  71. Full Metal Jacket (Vietnam, 1987)
  72. Fail Safe (Cold War, 1964)
  73. Fail Safe (Cold War, 2000)
  74. The Fallen (WW2, Italy, 2004)
  75. A Few Good Men (Marine military law, 1992)
  76. The Fighting 69th (WW1, 1940)
  77. Flags of Our Fathers (U.S. view, Pacific, 2006)
  78. Force 10 from Navarone (WW2, 1978)
  79. Fortress of War (WW2, USSR, 2010)
  80. The Four Feathers (British, Mahdist Revolt (Sudan), 1939)
  81. The Four Feathers (British, Mahdist Revolt (Sudan), 2002)
  82. Front Lines (documentary, WW1, 2008)
  83. Gallipoli (WW1, 1981)
  84. Gardens of Stone (Vietnam, 1987)
  85. G.I. Jane (SEAL training, 1997)
  86. Gettysburg (American Civil War, 1993)
  87. The Gleiwitz Case (pre-WW2, 1961) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  88. Gods and Generals (American Civil War, 2003)
  89. The Good Soldier Schweik (WW1, satire, 2005)
  90. The Good Soldier Schweik 2:  Beg to Report Sir (WW1, satire, 2005)
  91. Go Tell the Spartans (Vietnam, 1978)
  92. The Great Escape (WW2, 1963)
  93. The Great Santini (USMC aviation, 1979)
  94. Green Zone (Iraq, 2010)
  95. Gray Lady Down (nuclear sub rescue,1978)
  96. The Green Berets (Vietnam, 1968)
  97. Gunga Din (India, 1939)
  98. Guns at Batasi (British colonial Africa, 1964)
  99. The Guns of Navarone (WW2, 1961)
  100. Halls of Montezuma (WW2, 1950)
  101. Hamburger Hill (Vietnam, 1987)
  102. Harrison’s Flowers (former Yugoslavia, 2000)
  103. Heartbreak Ridge (Grenada, 1986)
  104. The Hill (military prison, WW2, 1965)
  105. The Hunt for Red October (Cold war, 1980)
  106. The Hurt Locker (Iraq, IED handling, 2008)
  107. In Enemy Country (WW2, 1968)
  108. I Was Nineteen (WW2, 1968) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  109. In the Loop (Iraq 1, politics, comedy/satire, 2009)
  110. In the Valley of Elah (post-Iraq, 2007)
  111. Indochine (French in Indochina, 1992)
  112. Intimate Enemies (Algeria, mountains, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  113. Into the White (WW2, 2012)
  114. In Tranzit (WW2, 2008)
  115. In Which We Serve (WW2, 1942)
  116. Iron Sky (post-WW2 sci-fi/satire, 2012) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  117. Japan’s Longest Day (WW2, 1967) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  118. Jet Pilot (Cold War, 1957) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  119. Joyeux Noel (World War 1, 2005)
  120. Judgment at Nuremburg (WW2, 1961)
  121. K-19:  The Widowmaker (Soviet sub, contemporary, 2002)
  122. Katyn (WW2, 2007)
  123. Kedma (2002, Israeli War of Independence)
  124. Kelly’s Heroes (WW2, comedy, 1970)
  125. Killer Elite (US/UK special forces, 2011)
  126. Kippur (Yom Kippur war, 2000)
  127. Kings go Forth (WW2, 1958) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon.com review
  128. La France (WW1, 2007)
  129. The Last Castle (military prison, 2001)
  130. The Last Detail (U.S. navy/prisoner, 1973)
  131. Last Resort (SEALS, TV series, 2012-13)
  132. Lawrence of Arabia (WW1, 1962)
  133. Lebanon (Israel-Lebanon, 2009) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  134. Letters from Iwo Jima (WW2, Pacific, Japanese view, 2006)
  135. Life and Nothing But (WW1, 1989)
  136. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1949, Boer/WW1/WW2)
  137. The Lighthorsemen (WW1 Palestine, 1987)
  138. The Longest Day (WW2, Normandy invasion, 1962)
  139. Lost Command (Indochina/Algeria, 1966)
  140. The Lost Outpost (WW1, 1935)
  141. The Malta Story (WW2, 1953)
  142. The Man Who Never Was (WW2, Operation Mincemeat, 1956)
  143. MASH (Korea, comedy, 1972)
  144. Men in War (WW2, 1957)
  145. Men of Honor (contemporary, U.S. Navy, 2000)
  146. The Messenger (Iraq/Afghanistan, 2009)
  147. Miracle at St. Anna (WW2, 2008)
  148. Munich (Post-Munich Olympic massacre, 2005)
  149. My Boy Jack (WW1, Kipling’s son in battle, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  150. Navy Seals (mid-east terrorism, 1990)
  151. No Man’s Land (Bosnia, 2001)
  152. The Odd Angry Shot (Vietnam, Australia, 1979) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  153. An Officer and a Gentleman (Officer training, 1982)
  154. Of Gods and Men (1996 Algeria assassination of monks, 2010)
  155. Once an Eagle (WW1 – Vietnam, 1976-1977)
  156. The One that Got Away (Iraq, 1996) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  157. Operation Amsterdam (WW2, 1959)
  158. Operation Thunderbolt (Entebbe raid, 1977)
  159. Overlord (WW2, Normandy invasion, 1975)
  160. The Pacific (WW2, 2010-)
  161. Paradise Now (Israel/Palestine, suicide bombers, 2005)
  162. Patton (WW2, 1970)
  163. The Last Days of Patton (post-WW2, 1986)
  164. The Pentagon Wars (Development of Bradley AFV, 1998)
  165. Phantom (Soviet sub, contemporary, 2013) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  166. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Former Yugoslavia, 1996)
  167. Prisoner of the Mountains (Caucasus, Soviet, 1996)
  168. Raid on Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 1976)
  169. Raid on Rommel (WW2, 1971)
  170. Red Dawn (Invasion of U.S. by USSR, Cuba, 1984)
  171. Red Dawn (Invasion of U.S. by North Korea, Russia, 2012) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  172. Richard III (Shakespeare in WW2 setting, 1995)
  173. Rome:  Free City (post-WW2, 1946)
  174. Rush to War (Iraq, documentary, 2004)
  175. Saving Private Ryan (WW2, 1998)
  176. Sea of Sand (WW2, 1958)
  177. The Second Civil War (satire, 1997)
  178. Secret Mission (WW2, 1942)
  179. Seven Thunders; aka The Beasts of Marseille (WW2, 1957)
  180. Shadow Company (documentary, private military contractors, 2006)
  181. Shot Through the Heart (former Yugoslavia, 1998)
  182. Sky Fighters/Les chevaliers du ciel (current, terrorist steals fighter, 2005) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  183. The Small Back Room (WW2, IED specialists, 1949)
  184. Sobibor (WW2, TV movie, 1987)
  185. Soldier of Orange (WW2, Dutch resistance, 1977)
  186. Stalag 17 (WW2, 1953)
  187. The Star (WW2, USSR, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  188. Starship Troopers (Sci-fi, 1997)
  189. Starship Troopers 2:  Hero of the Federation (Sci-fi, 2004)
  190. Starship Troopers 3:  Maurader (Sci-fi, 2008)
  191. Sword of Gideon (Post-Munich Olympic massacre, 1986)
  192. Taking Chance (Iraq 2, 2009)
  193. Taps (military academy, 1981) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  194. Tears of the Sun (SEAL rescue mission in Africa, 2003)
  195. Theirs is the Glory (WW2, Re-enactment of World War 2 Battle of Arnhem, 1946) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  196. The Thin Red Line (WW2, Pacific, 1998)
  197. Time of Favor (2000, Israel/settlements)
  198. Time to Kill (Italy in Ethiopia pre-WW2, 1989)
  199. To Hell and Back (WW2, 1955)
  200. Top Gun (Current, 1986)
  201. Triumph of the Will (pre-WW2, 1935)
  202. Two Thousand Women (WW2, 1944)
  203. Ulzana’s Raid (U.S. Army against U.S. Indians 1880′s, 1972)
  204. Uncommon Valor (Vietnam, 1983)
  205. An Ungentlemanly Act (Falklands, British side, 1992)
  206. Unpublished Story (WW2, 1942)
  207. Varian’s War (ww2, 2001)
  208. Victory at Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 1976)
  209. Von Ryan’s Express (WW2, 1965)
  210. Wag the Dog (Current, comedy, “made up war” with Albania, 1997)
  211. Wake Island (WW2, 1942)
  212. Waltz with Bashir (ISR invasion of LBN, animated, 2008)
  213. War Horse (WW1, 2011)
  214. War, Inc. (Current, central Asia, comedy/satire, 2008)
  215. The Way to the Stars (WW2, 1945)
  216. Went the Day Well?  (World War 2/UK, 1942)
  217. The West Point Story (West Point musical, 1950)
  218. We Were Soldiers (Vietnam, 2002)
  219. White Material (recent French colonial Africa, 2009)
  220. Who Dares Wins, a.k.a. The Final Option (1980′s terrorism/disarmament movement, 1982)
  221. The Wild Geese (Africa, 1985)
  222. The Wind Cannot Read (WW2, 1958)
  223. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Irish War of Independence, COIN, 2006)
  224. Wing and a Prayer (WW2, 1945)
  225. Wings (post WW-2/Russia, 1966) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  226. The Winter War (Finland-Russia war, 1989) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  227. Winter in Wartime (WW2, Dutch resistance, 2008)
  228. World War 2 in HD (documentary, History Channel, 2010)
  229. Yanks (WW2, 1979)
  230. The Young Lions (WW2, 1958)
  231. Zero Dark Thirty (Bin Laden raid, 2012)
  232. Zulu (Boer War, 1964)
  233. Zulu Dawn (Boer War, 1979)

Written by milnewsca

27 December 10 at 15:43

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