Best war movies -
The Lost Battalion. Hands down one of the best. Charles Whittelsey is one of my heroes. He killed himself after the war, sadly. This movie has some of the most graphic violence I've seen in it. You'll almost be in shell shock yourself watching it.
Band Of Brothers. I met one of them recently, and I was trying not to smile because he really is how he was portrayed in the movie! viewer caution. Stop watching after "The last Patrol". there's an adult scene with nudity in the episode after that.
We Were Soldiers - outstanding. Exceptionally vivid. Drastically hard movie to watch. Have Kleenexes ready.
Blackhawk Down - I worked with someone who knew the snipers who went on the ground in that battle. I was really surprised he bought me the dvd!
A Bridge Too Far. Outstanding despite some of the glaring errors in it. Really, if you grunt when pulling the pin out of a grenade... oy.
I hate to be the party pooper, but Saving Private Ryan was just okay to me. I haven't seen it in years, but I thought Band of Brothers did it much better.
Haven't seen American Sniper.
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One of the thing everyone who remembered the Band of Brothers battle taking Carantan is the scene with the piano. Everyone remembered the oddness of that.
Blackhawk down - the scene where the convoy stops the second time, and the director does cut-freeze on Othic. He's reloading his weapon and sees a hand in the street. Watch his reaction..
We Were Soldiers - watch the deleted scenes if you have the DVD. The scene of return to the camp needed to stay in the movie, and I'm angry they didn't include it. One deleted scene has a nude man in it, so limit it to the "March into the camp".
There you go. These are my favorites.