ww2 movies ?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by BulgarianSoldier, May 17, 2006.

  1. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    I have watch Stalingrad,Brige Too Far,Band of Brothers,Saving Pr.Ryne,Enemy at the Gates,Last Drop,Cross of Iron,1941,Das Utergard,Dass Boat.Is there any movies about ww2 to advise me to watch.Those movies that i write are movies that i watched already ?
  2. ErikH

    ErikH Senior Member

    Von Ryans Express and the Great Escape are good ones.

    Thin Red Line is a good one also, but it's pretty boring most of the time.
  3. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Just watching band of brothers on my pc as I type :)

    Must be for the 10th time.
  4. ErikH

    ErikH Senior Member

    Band of Brothers was on History Television here every sunday for 5 months from September to Feb... (went through the series twice), which was great. It's coming back again early in June.

    Edit: Actually for the first time through it was on thursday and sunday for the second, not that it really matters though.
  5. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    I have watch Band of Brothers too but there wasnt so much tank battles :)
    I like when the americans shot with bazuka at one german panzer that was great moment i like it :)
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    A Midnight Clear or Downfall are good films.:)
  7. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    What about some of the oldies? Longest Day, Dambusters, Way to the Stars? All very good, though you have to make allowances for the time they were filmed, particularly the Dambusters.
  8. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    Most of the movies i watch was Russians.I like how they see the war.I like how they do those movies.The west movies are too heroic.The American soldiers pick up one tomy gun and when you watch you say to yourself "god damn it why they just dont get Berlin".I dont like this heroic films as saving prv. Ryen (well i know it is maybe the best ww2 movie) In the Russian films the things are change.I remamber a movie about a young boy that enter in partisan group (russian resistens).To enter in this group he was diging in the shore to find a rifle because that was nessesary to join the group.And when the Russians go to fight they die from the artilary fire the boy escape but the outhers didnt have the luck.At the end the Russian army have come and make the germans pay.The boy fight and kill just two german soldier (as long as i remamber).He didnt pick up tompsan or BAR and didnt destory 5 German devisions as in US movies (and some british) or he didnt call Shermans who was untochible (i hope no one take offense and i say this about the thompson and shermans as a metaphor if you understand :) )I hope you all remamber Saving Prv.Ryen there a bunch of dudes destory a whole german devision.Well sorry for the long post full with mistakes :)
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Would that Russian film be 'come & see'? or 'Idi i smotri'
    It's only just become available in the UK and I've been banned from buying it with a Birthday looming. Been keen to see it for years. Supposed to be incredibly grim but superb.
  10. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    Yes this is the movie.I just give it as one of the movie but it isnt so good ;) watch it if you like :)
  11. Dazed_and_confused

    Dazed_and_confused Junior Member

    My favorite old WW2 movie is The Guns of Navarone (1961).

    A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Anyone seen When Trumpets Fade?
    Any good? Watched the trailer on-line last night.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0135706/trailers-screenplay-E11010-10-2

    Set during one of the Second World War's most shocking and unforgettable battles - the battle of Hurtgen Forest in the fall of 1944. American forces are under orders to secure a bridge flanked by enemy tanks. Men already trapped in a hellish minefield face death from all sides as shells rain down from the sky. Hundreds of lives have been lost, and the surviving troops are bloodied and shell-shocked. There are only four renegade soldiers remaining, who all have one thing in common: a desperate will to stay alive
  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    HMS Ulysses and Where Eagles Dare by Alistair Maclean.

    He left school at 17 and at the age of eighteen in 1941, MacLean joined the Royal Navy. He served during World War II as a torpedo man in Home, Mediterranean and Eastern Fleets. Much of the time he served on Russian convoy routes, and from these experiences he drew heavily for his novels about the sea. MacLean was captured by the Japanese and tortured, and in 1946 he returned home.

    "South by Java Head" not as good as these but interesting. I had this on audio from the library.
  14. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

  15. Mostonian

    Mostonian Member

    My favourites are A Bridge Too far, The Big Red One, King Of Hearts, The Blue Max, The Bridge At Remagen and The Great Escape.
  16. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Senior Member

    I watched The Dirty Dozen this morning. Not the most realistic movie, but it is a great one. Das Boot is a good one too, as is A Bridge Too Far.
  17. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    This is the best realistic ww2 movie that i have watch in my life:
    I highly recomand it to you it is Russian and it is made 1969 but it is beter even then the expensive Holywood productions
  18. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    'Land of Mine ' on Netflix. Story of German POW's forced to clear land mines from the Danish coast after WW2. Excellent.

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