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

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

  1. Gage

    Gage New Member

    Snow: Where Eagles Dare

    Air: Battle of Britain

    Series: Band of Brothers
  2. fixel101

    fixel101 Guest

    All, forgot my favorite POW movie, but mentioned by Spidge. "Stalag 17." Great, great, great. I also agree with War Hawk about "Hogan's Heroes," wonderful. The episode where they convince Hockschteder that the war is over is priceless.

    Anyone remember "McHale's Navy?" That ranks up there as a very funny series.

  3. Air:
    Battle of Britain
    The War Lover
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

    When Trumpets Fade
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Young Lions
    Kelly's Heroes ("Woof! woof! That's my other dog!")

    Das Boot (original German version)
    In Harm's Way
    Away All Boats
    The Cruel Sea

    The Hill (Sean Connery)
    King Rat
    Stlag 17
    Empire of the Sun

    Home Front:
    The Saboteur
    The Bells Go Down (London's Fire Service)
    Fourty-Ninth Parallel (German POWs escaping from Canada to the US)
    The Best Years of Our Lives
  4. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    I like "When Trumpets Fade" And A "Bridge to Far" and I like "Das Boot". Some of these I already posted that I like them.
  5. GMTA! And I like your taste in movies! I'm older so I liked them before you! :peace:

    If you want to read a great book about the Huertgen Forest (When Trumpets Fade), try to find Paul Bosch's "Road to Hurtgen" (1962). Buy it if you can, because it's a collectible.
  6. Gage

    Gage New Member

  7. war hawk

    war hawk New Member

    I have seen it, it was decent.
  8. bud

    bud New Member

    My favourite films are;
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Das Boot
    Cross of Iron
    A Bridge Too Far
    These films attempt to focus on the personalities rather than the events. I feel that they are powerful movies with excellent performances from the talented actors.
  9. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    Yes,very true,it;s great film
    i have seen it millions of times ande have it on video tape!
    my love of my life is in that video,the young main german soldier that is the only surving german soldier.

    Does anyone know anything about that actor? I have only seen him in that midnight clear movie and never saw him again in other movies!

    I only love and interested in land wars between soldiers.
    A midnight clear
    Saints and soldiers
    Band of brothers
    Hogan heroes
    schliers list
    von ryans express.
    All quiet on the western front.
  10. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    My favorite ww2 movies are...
    Das Boot
    When Trumpets Fade
    Letters of Iwo Jima
    A Bridge to Far
    Saving Private Ryan
    and Valkyrie(my favorite of the ones I've chosen)
  11. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    All Quiet On the Western Front was a movie about WWI, not WWII.
  12. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    Hey Christan,i was well awaer that "all quet on the western front" was about ww1 but i thought the thread went any wars!
  13. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    No, just WWII.:)
  14. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Saving Private Ryan,
    When trumpets fade,
    Saints and Soldiers,
    Days of Glory.

    Memphis Belle,
    Dark Blue World.

    Das Boot

    I appreciate the story behind U571 is a perversion, however, if this film is taken as a wartime 'romp' and nothing else it is a good film, and as a side note, it is the most authentic depiction of submarine life I have yet seen - Das boot is inherently accurate also but the technological advances enjoyed in film making (for me) give it the edge.
  15. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    hey buster.

    the movie "when trumpits fade" i think i have seen it but not qiute sure,can you give me a quick run down on the movie?
    i will also check thee net aswell,but you may have more to tell.

  16. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    It opens with a 'rookie soldier' carrying his sergeant back from Hurtgen forest on his back, He rejoins a unit and is very reluctantly promoted and put in charge of a bunch of green recruits.

    He really wants to be sectioned and released from the army, but he ends up taking more responsibility and moulding himself into his new position as team leader.

    I think the overall theme is how the ordinary person can be pushed into performing extraordinary deeds in times of need.

    It is not too glam or glitzy and definately does not have the typical american 'duty-superhero' running through it.
  17. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

    That is a good movie.:)
  18. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

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  19. martinww2

    martinww2 New Member

    Battle of Britain
    Memphis Belle

    Saving privat Rayn
    A Bridge Too Far
    Band of Brothers

    Sink The Bismarck

    Schindlers List
    When trumpets fade
    Dirty Dozen
    Guns of Naverone

    The Great Escape
    Escape from Sobibor

    And many more............
  20. Ferhilt

    Ferhilt New Member

    Baa Baa Black Sheep (Series)
    The Flying Tigers

    Band of Brothers (Mini-Series)
    The Longest Day
    The Sands of Iwo Jima

    Run Silent, Run Deep

    POW Series:
    Hogan's Heroes! ( I know nothingk!)

    POW Movies:
    The Great Escape
    Von Ryan's Express

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