Platoon is also garbage, I prefer Tropic Thunder over it. At least they're honest about exploitation.
Best war movies
Come and See, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket.
Apocalypse Now is a great film, but it's not really the same kind of film as we are talking about, it's almost a psychological study. Still, it's a great movie, no doubt. Full Metal Jacket should have been on my list too.
Also, **** you iTunes. I finally caved and bought an iPod (I don't want an iPhone, before someone brings that up) but now trying to transfer my music to the iTunes library and all my albums that have multiple artists are split into tons of smaller album fragments because the files aren't tagged properly.
Now I have to go through everything and manually re-tag it all so that it fits together the way it's supposed to. :
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I agree about Band of Brothers being great. I took some time and put together a big list for people who are interested in some good movies. Not all are traditional war movies but all deal with the subject.
Good war movies-
Soldier of Orange
Ashes and Diamonds- Post war movie
Army of Shadows
Paths of Glory
The Big Red One
Duck, You Sucker!
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Grave of the Fireflies
Bridge On The River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
I don't watch War movies very often, but some I like include:
Full Metal Jacket
The Boys in Company C
Saving Private Ryan
Enemy at the Gates
Forest Gump (I guess)
Tae Guk Gi (Korean. Subs included)
Beyond Enemy Lines (Finnish, had to watch with subtitles in history class)