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Memorial Day - Best Military movies to watch over this special weekend- (Vanity)
05/26/2011 | 4everontheright

Posted on 05/26/2011 10:01:16 AM PDT by 4everontheRight

One of my favs that I have in my collection is "The Longest Day"....I did see where the Western Channel is doing the John Wayne all day salute on Memorial Day....anybody got favs they watch over this weekend?


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Looking for what everybody else is watching over the weekend as far as military/war movies......hey, and while you are at it...thank a veteran!!
1 posted on 05/26/2011 10:01:18 AM PDT by 4everontheRight
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To: 4everontheRight

I’ll probably watch some of “In Harm’s Way,” along with “Heartbreak Ridge” on the Military Channel.


2 posted on 05/26/2011 10:04:04 AM PDT by abb
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To: 4everontheRight
I like Gods and Generals,
Gettysburg,
and The Alamo...

3 posted on 05/26/2011 10:05:20 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: 4everontheRight
Patton, The Enemy Below and The Great Escape top my list. Also, want to show the wife Downfall, which she hasn't seen (but is great!)
4 posted on 05/26/2011 10:06:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: 4everontheRight
Is any channel showing all the "Band of Brothers" episodes? That series is becoming one of my favorites!

"Midway" is always good, in my book.

5 posted on 05/26/2011 10:07:08 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: 4everontheRight
Mel Gibson's The Patriot is pretty good...worth watching this weekend and over the Fourth of July.

The Great Raid is a somewhat obscure film about the 6th Ranger Battalion's liberation of the Cabanatuan Prison camp in January 1945.

Gods and Generals was not particularly well received by critics, but IMHO, is much better than the prequel, and fleshes out the human dimensions of Jackson, Chamberlain, and Lee.

6 posted on 05/26/2011 10:07:56 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 4everontheRight

Any of the John Wayne WW-II movies are good...


7 posted on 05/26/2011 10:08:10 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Any of the John Wayne WW-II movies are good...

Especially, "The Longest Day."

8 posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 4everontheRight

I don’t know if they are on TV this weekend, but my favorite war movies are black and white movies from the late 1940’s.

A Wing and a Prayer (best war movie made during the war)
Battleground
Sands of Iwo Jima
They Were Expendable
Go for Broke (the story of the Nisei 442 Regiment)

I don’t like war movies that show actresses wearing 1965 hairdos and use California National Guard tanks painted with German colors.


9 posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:09 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: 4everontheRight

A Bridge Too Far

Band Of Brothers


10 posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:44 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: 4everontheRight

If you’re looking for something different from the regular classics, check out Restrepo. It’s on-demand from Netflix, and well worth your time and money. I just got back from Afghanistan in December, and that film captures the nuance of outpost living perfectly.


11 posted on 05/26/2011 10:09:49 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: 4everontheRight

The Big Red One!


12 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:04 AM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: abb

IMHO, the best WW II movie..
Twelve O’Clock High”


13 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:07 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: 4everontheRight

I have Battleground (Van Johnson) and Attack (Jack Palance) queued up on Netflix streaming.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:19 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 4everontheRight
The History Channel is advertising a new movie on the battle of Gettysburg on Monday Memorial day. Trailer looks really good. Loved the Ted Turner version and have that DVD in my collection. Also as favorite war films goes, The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum is one of my favorites. And of course high on my list is The Battle for Britain.
15 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


16 posted on 05/26/2011 10:10:42 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: 4everontheRight

Audie Murphy’s first film, which was a reasonably accurate portrayal of his heroics during WWII.


17 posted on 05/26/2011 10:11:13 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 4everontheRight

“Run Silent, Rund Deep” Clark Gable.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 10:11:41 AM PDT by Broker (Mabuhay!)
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To: 4everontheRight

TORA! TORA! TORA! Great film as well as the rest of them mentioned in this thread. And although fictional I’ll add Where Eagles Dare and Kelly’s Heros.


19 posted on 05/26/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: forgotten man
"...and use California National Guard tanks painted with German colors."

Kelly's Heroes ... a real freakin' Tiger tank!

20 posted on 05/26/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.)
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To: 4everontheRight
I love all those listed so far, but the weekend cannot pass without a screening of Patton.
21 posted on 05/26/2011 10:13:36 AM PDT by PhatHead
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To: 4everontheRight

ping


22 posted on 05/26/2011 10:13:47 AM PDT by spankalib
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To: 4everontheRight

War - Saving Private Ryan
Postwar - Best Years of our Lives.


23 posted on 05/26/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Steel Wolf

RESTREPO is amazing!

I think I just got the old Mel Gibson WW2 set ATTACK FORCE Z in the mailbox yesterday. That’s my weekend.


24 posted on 05/26/2011 10:14:10 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: 4everontheRight
To Hell And Back

We Were Soldiers

Patton

MacArthur

Midway

The Devils Brigade

12 O'Clock High

Band of Brothers

The Great Escape

Saving Private Ryan

Stalag 17

The Dirty Dozen

Sargent York

The Patriot

25 posted on 05/26/2011 10:14:10 AM PDT by N. Theknow (The MSM is to 0bama what the Broom-n-Scoop Detail is to a circus parade.)
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To: Steel Wolf

Thanks! - Ive been seeing Restrepo as i scan thru the streaming offers on Netflix. With your recommendation I will now add it and watch this weekend.


26 posted on 05/26/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by corkoman (Steadfast and Loyal)
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To: forgotten man
You left out “God is my Copilot”. And on the German tanks, did you expect Hollywood to come up with a couple hundred REAL German Panzers. Get real, they had to improvise. Picky picky!
27 posted on 05/26/2011 10:14:59 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Wolfstar

“Audie Murphy’s first film, which was a reasonably accurate portrayal of his heroics during WWII.”

That would be “To Hell and Back.” I read Audie Murphy’s biography which has the same title. Great book if you can find it.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 10:16:04 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The best part of Gods and Generals is Robert Duvall's portrayal of Robt. E. Lee. It puts to shame Martin Sheen's wooden "acting" in Gettyburg.
29 posted on 05/26/2011 10:16:54 AM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / Lex clavatoris designati rescindenda est)
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To: 4everontheRight
"Patton" for me.



Lamh Foistenach Abu!
30 posted on 05/26/2011 10:17:04 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: 4everontheRight

later


31 posted on 05/26/2011 10:21:20 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: JoeA
Absolutely. Duvall is a distant relative of Robert E Lee. Similarly, the former WND Whitehouse Correspondent, Les Kinsolving, is a descendent of William Barksdale, and played him in both Gettysburg and G&G.
32 posted on 05/26/2011 10:21:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: 4everontheRight

I hope they run an Audie Murphy movie

http://www.frankdeangelis.com/Shadowboxes/Murphy.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_siQHssnQJek/SdBrTpuPPBI/AAAAAAAAAF8/zOPjr7OGrm4/s320/audie_murphy_2.jpg


33 posted on 05/26/2011 10:23:23 AM PDT by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wasn’t Sheets Byrd in G&G?


34 posted on 05/26/2011 10:23:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 4everontheRight
Bridge On The River Kwai

The Guns Of Navarone

-PJ

35 posted on 05/26/2011 10:26:50 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: 4everontheRight

“Taking Chance” it’s what Memorial day is about.


36 posted on 05/26/2011 10:27:07 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: fella

“Taking Chance” is the best movie I’ve seen in the last few years. Kevin Bacon should have been nominated for an Oscar for that performance.


37 posted on 05/26/2011 10:29:37 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: fightin kentuckian

Oh yeah, I forgot about those. Those two are awesome.


38 posted on 05/26/2011 10:29:50 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: JoeA

So true! Sheen was totally aweful! Duvall was much better.


39 posted on 05/26/2011 10:30:33 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: dfwgator
"Wasn’t Sheets Byrd in G&G?"

You're thinking of Birth of a Nation...


40 posted on 05/26/2011 10:32:35 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Guns of Navarone is good. I don’t really like how they changed the resistance workers from guys to girls in the show, but oh well. The rest is great. Have you seen “Where Eagles Dare”? It is based on another of McClean’s books. It is also great.


41 posted on 05/26/2011 10:32:44 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

I’m probably going to watch Black Hawk Down again. The scene where Randy Shughart and Gary Gordon volunteer to try to save Michael Durant always chokes me up. God bless those men.


42 posted on 05/26/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
I'm trying to remember the lesser known movies that I remember seeing as a child.

The Heroes of Telemark

The Dam Busters

Von Ryan's Express

-PJ

43 posted on 05/26/2011 10:38:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: VA_Gentleman

I haven’t seen that one. Should probably check it out.


44 posted on 05/26/2011 10:39:34 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: dfwgator; Joe 6-pack

Wikipedia:

“United States Senators George Allen (R-Virginia) and Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) also have cameo roles, both playing Confederate officers, Phil Gramm (R-Texas) appears as a member of the Virginia Legislature early in the film and Congressman Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) also appeared as an Irish Brigade officer.”


45 posted on 05/26/2011 10:41:44 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Freedom is saying "No!" to the Feds, and getting away with it. "Speak 'NO' to Power!")
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To: BlueLancer
Kelly's Heroes ... a real freakin' Tiger tank!

"Always with the negative waves, Moriarty - Always with the negative waves ...

46 posted on 05/26/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: 4everontheRight
I'm partial to Paths of Glory ...
47 posted on 05/26/2011 10:44:45 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: abb

Von Ryan’s Express.


48 posted on 05/26/2011 10:45:03 AM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Haven’t heard of any of those. I don’t know if my local library will have them, but I can check.


49 posted on 05/26/2011 10:45:35 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“...Attack (Jack Palance)...”

ATTACK had a great cast! The action scenes were corny and campy but Palance, Eddie Albert, Buddy Epson, and William Smithers carried the film. The scene of Lieutenant Woodruff talking to his friend’s corpse was especially well done.


50 posted on 05/26/2011 10:47:13 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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