Best or Favourite ww2 Movies or Series - List them here.

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by spidge, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    You may like to place them in categories or services or your best five or ten.

    Battle of Britain

    The Longest Day

    In Which We Serve - Noel Coward

    Royal Marine:
    San Demetrio London
  2. rlaughton


    Air Series:
    12 O'Clock High

    Land Series: (please bring them back!)
    The Rat Patrol

    Land Movie:
    Battle of the Bulge
    A Bridge to Far
    The Bridge at Remagen
    Iwo Jima
    Pork Chop Hill

    Sea Movie:
    Das Boot (German Version, no sub-titles)

    POW Series:
    Hogan's Heroes

    POW Movies:
    The Great Escape
    Von Ryan's Express
  3. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Dambusters (of course)
    Appointment in London
    A Matter of Life and Death

    Longest day

    Not really my thing, but if its got John Mills in then I'm gonna watch it.

    Cottage for Rent (Most hilarious death scene thanks to John Mills.)
  4. John

    John Active Member

    Would someone please tell me what a "Sticky Thread" is ???

  5. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    a Sticky thread is when a thread has literally been stuck tot he top of the menu and doesn't move from there, that way a thread people will want regularly is always at the top and not lost further down the list.
  6. John

    John Active Member

    Thank you very much for your answer Kitty.

    John :becky:
  7. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Battle of Britain
    Angels One Five (maybe not the greatest film in the world but Gregson does play the modest pilot very well)
    and so many others...:becky:

    Too Late the Hero (I know..... but I like it)
    A Bridge Too Far
    Cross of Iron

    Sink The Bismarck

    Schindlers List
    A Canterbury Tale
    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (I love this film)

    Knockabout Fun
    Dirty Dozen
    Kelly's Heroes
    Guns of Naverone

    The Great Escape (the greatest film ever made.....probably :) )
    The Wooden Horse
    Very Important Person (absolutely hilarious film with some of my favourite actors.....James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, etc etc etc)
  8. penance

    penance New Member


    Battle of Britain
    Memphis Belle


    Ice Cold In Alex
    The Gentle Sex
    Longest Day
    Bridge Too Far


    In Which We Serve
    We Dive At Dawn
    Sink The Bizmark
  9. rlaughton


    This is great ..... a number of them here I had forgotten about and that I do not have in DVD, so you are preparing me a nice shopping list. Lets give it a few days and then make a master list.

    Also, some I have never heard of before?

    For years I thought "Guns of Naverone" was a true story.

    Where are the Australian ones - or are those the ones I don't recognize?
  10. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    To be honest the only i haven't heard of is A Canterbury Tale, though I've probably watched it in the past.

    And the greatest war film ever made is Kelly's Heroes dammit
  11. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Air: Dambusters

    Sea: The Battle of the River Plate - real ships!

    Land: Saving Private Ryan but it's been so long since watching one that I can't really do better than that.
  12. MattKline

    MattKline Guest

    John Ford's "They Were Expendable" it's a rather rambling narrative with little episodes and detours --- much like the war itself I suppose. And what about "Patton"?

  13. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    White Cliffs of Dover

    I had a day off today and did a bit of paperwork. I thought I had seen most of the "war" movies however I missed this one.

    What a movie, what a cast.

    Irene Dunne ... Susan DunnAlan Marshal ... Sir John Ashwood
    Roddy McDowall ... John Ashwood II as a BoyFrank Morgan ... Hiram Porter Dunn[​IMG]
    Van Johnson ... Sam BennettC. Aubrey Smith ... Colonel Walter ForsytheDame May Whitty ... NannyGladys Cooper ... Lady Jean AshwoodPeter Lawford ... John Ashwood II as a Young ManJohn Warburton ... Reggie AshwoodJill Esmond ... RosamundBrenda Forbes ... Gwennie
  14. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I remember being enthralled with Das Boot ......

    especially when one of the guys had a breakdown ! that movie affected me for a long time afterwards ! I remember being told " it's just a movie " !!
  15. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    A few more for the list although they are all fiction.


    Where Eagles Dare
    The Eagle has Landed
    Kelly's Heroes (I like it too Kitty)
    Random Harvest (Ronald Colman - Greer Garson) - WW1
    YouTube - Random Harvest (Part One)
    YouTube - Random Harvest

    Land Series: Combat


    12 O'Clock High
    Memphis Belle


    In Which We Serve (John Mills - Noel Coward)
    Under Ten Flags (Van Heflin - Charles Laughton)

    Sea Series: Silent Service (Showing my age here)


    The Great Escape
    Stalag 17

    Spy - Espionage:

    The Eye of the Needle (Donald Sutherland)
  16. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    What about non-WW2 war films - I'm sure they could be slipped in too ;)

    Having said that I can't think of any that stand out for me. The only thing I love is the MASH series, which i put on when I bored.

    And how sad is this? Havibf looked at the Xmas Day tv listings and finding absolutely nothing I want to watch, I have Decided to watch the Battle of Briatin - Special Edition, with the original musical score. I bought it a few months ago but never got around to watching it. I
  17. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Didn't you notice me slip in the WW1 film Random Harvest?:becky:

    One of my favourite WW1 true stories is Sergeant York!
  18. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    The Dawn Patrol with Niven and Flynn

    And no I wasn't drunk when wrote the aove message - just bad a typing :(
  19. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    I like hogan"s heroes but they are very weird, comedy show, the things they do to Commandant Klink is unreal, and yet they go unpunished,not real at all. In Das Boot, now there is a movie, I personally like , Yohan I don"t think I spelled it right,. I"ve watched Battle of the Bulge, a few times not to much. And I"ve watched a Bridge to Far.:)
  20. fixel101

    fixel101 Guest

    My two sense on movies.

    Air: The War Lover, Cold Blue Sky, Battle of Britain, 633 Squadron
    Surf: Cockleshell Heroes, Das Boot, Midway, PT-109
    Turf: Winter War, (the new) Stalingrad (in German), Cross of Iron, Saving Private Ryan

    Regards, Fix

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