Most "Fun" WW2 Movie

Discussion in 'Books and Films' started by Kyt, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Wherever one looks on the interweb, people are listing the best/worst WW2 film, but what about the most fun - one that maybe you would normally be too ashamed to admit to liking because it's inaccurate, implausible or just plain silly.

    I love Kelly's Hereos, Guns of Navarone and Very Important Person

    They're all silly and unrepresentative of the war, but I'll always settle down with smile on my face when they are on because I know I'll enjoy watching them.

    And I also love The Goose Steps Out with Will Hay (actually I love all Will Hay films):
  2. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Great idea, Kyt!

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  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    I also love to watch Kelly's hero's (Love Donald Sutherlands character) and reminds me of MASH for some unknown reason.

    Guns of Navarone is another one of my favourites predominantly for the cast and the script.

    Sadly, there are quite a few movies that were made deadly serious however they fall into the funny category or just plain unbelievable.
    Pearl Harbor being one of the later prime examples.
  4. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Definitely Kellys Heroes. Pure class.

    Guns of Navarone. What was the follow up in the 70's where they had to low up the dam? That was good.

    Way To The Stars, a serious and true account, but tremendous fun.

    The Wooden Horse. Now there is a good film.
  5. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Force 10 from Navarone I think Kitty. Dunno, never seen it.
  6. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    For enjoyment value, it is okay however people try to correlate the movie with the real WW2 which is just as stupid.
  7. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Its a good no brain film. and it as one of the Fox brothers in it as an explosives expert. What more do you want?

    Waterloo Road (I think thats the one) is good. Poor John mills running around AWOL.
  8. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    Has anyone else seen an obscure "documentary" called: All This and World War, Too. It is a compilation of WWII film footage, from multiple sources, set to Beatles songs being performed by artists other than the Fab Four themselves. I Googled the title and got very few hits. I saw it in a theater that was soon to close, in the late 1970s.

    Another obscure film: Coming Out Party. British made film. About the plight of POWs and the clever way one figures to escape.

    How about The Clear Blue Sky. A Czech film (subtitles & in part in English). About fighter pilots who escape Nazi occupation to fly again over England.
  9. morse1001

    morse1001 Guest

    I have to say that I have not heard of any of the films that you mention, but try and seek them out! Thanks!

    How about 1941? I know is was supposed to be a spoof but it had its funny moments.
  10. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I haven't seen the first two but The Clear Blue Sky is a wonderful film.

    And 1941 always has be rolling around on the floor.
  11. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Is The Clear Blue Sky a separate film to Dark Blue World?
  12. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Ah well spotted Andy. The one I was thinking of was Tmavomodrý svet which I knew was blue something :peep:
  13. penance

    penance New Member

    Kellys Heroes is pure class.

    I always enjoy Ice Cold In Alex.
  14. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    And now for a bit of fun: "I was Monty's Double"

  15. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    Here is another:

  16. groundhugger

    groundhugger Member

    Any George Formby films from WW2 , 'Let George do it'. Where a concert party mistakenly go to Bergan instead of Blackpool, and become involved in the Norwegian underground and good old George sticks right hander on Adolph's bugle (nose) , ... more barmy than funny , but it got
    me laughing .
  17. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    'Kellys Heroes has to be the best in this class. I am a former tank commander and "odd ball" is my hero. Drinking wine, eating cheese and catching a few rays whilst the tank is being fixed, classic, Oddball for President I say.
  18. jrj1701

    jrj1701 Member

    Definitely Force Ten From Navarone. One of my favorites, it starred Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw.
  19. pj5555

    pj5555 New Member

    The Bold and the Brave, '55 Mickey Rooney, Wendell Corry

    greatest crap came scene ever, and how to destroy tanks with ro9cks.
  20. SPWhitlow

    SPWhitlow Member

    Kelly's Heroes is a marvelous movie. I watched it with my Boy Scout troop during a summer camp out as our leadership/team building movie, and I loved it. It kept a whole group of teenagers entertained, and still taught valuable lessons about leadership and taught a little about the war as well.

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