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Old 26 January 2011, 07:57
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The Pacific mini series was good as well.
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Old 6 May 2011, 17:47
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Best Worst Movie

I just picked up a documentary with the aformentioned title, it's based on the movie Troll 2, supposedly the worst movie ever made.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1144539/

The doc is said to have enough outtakes from the movie that it will almost be like watching it, so this should be interesting. And I always thought the Leprechaun franchise was responsible for the worst movies ever made. There's so many out there, it's hard to keep track.

Has anybody out there actually seen Troll 2, and just how bad was it? I mean, could it have been that much worse than the original Troll?
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Old 25 August 2011, 09:24
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http://www.amazon.com/Devils-Brigade...4278402&sr=1-3

Documentary on the Devils Brigade. It is a four part documentary and reality show (sort of). Soldiers from the US Army and the Canadian Army go through the original training at Helena, Montana (given by original FSSF members) and then conduct exercises that ultimately lead up to a reenactment of Monte la Difensa in Italy. Apparently, many of these guys had to take leave to do this. Can't, for the life of me, figure why the Army wouldn't get behind this show. Great history.
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Old 25 September 2011, 07:57
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Unknown Gregory Peck as Infantry Commander taking some hill? That would be Pork Chop Hill.

One film that has not made this list, Hell is for Heroes with Steve Mqueen, Fess Parker, (yes of Davy Crocket fame), Bob Newhart, James Coburn, highly reccommend this one.

People have brought up Zulu, but there was also the later film Zulu Dawn with Burt Lancaster that depicts the battle prior to Rourke's Drift, where main British column was wiped out.

Some other ones not mentioned
Anzio Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan
Men in War one of the few Korean war films with Robert Ryan, and Aldo Ray
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Old 25 September 2011, 08:09
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Also the film Downfall about the last days in Germany.
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Old 26 September 2011, 17:58
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Not a US Military movie and definitely not Vietnam but "Defiance" was pretty damn good in my opinion. I'm guessing many here have seen it.
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Old 26 September 2011, 18:55
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Down Under Weekend

"Gallipoli" got a couple of mentions in this 25 page long thread. "Breaker Morant" only one.

But you should get those two plus "The Australian Light Horse" and "ANZACS Down Under" for a Down Under weekend of movies.

On a slow weekend I'd rent Foreign films from Blockbuster. Can't remember their names but they were good for a one time viewing only.......

The first was a French film about North African troops fighting in WW II for Franch and ends with an old guy sitting alone in a room in the 1970s(?).

The second was of Italian Troops fighting in North Africa during WW II.

Both were kinda' downers but like I said good for a one time viewing.
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Old 28 September 2011, 13:28
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"Breaker Morant" only one.
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Old 14 October 2011, 20:20
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Vietnam Era: We Were Soldiers Once & Young. The only criticism - it omits mentioning COL Rick Rescorla, USAR, "the man who predicted 9/11" who won a Silver Star in the Battle of la Drang and died at the Twin Towers supervising the evacuation of over 2700 employees at Morgan Stanley.

Other Vienam: Tough to beat Full Metal Jacket. Others mentioned Bat 21.

Only one mention in the thread of one of Steve McQueen's greatest movies: The Sand Pebbles (1966), gunboat diplomacy in China in the 1920's. Saw it as a kid and it's still good today. Stalag 17 is also a WW II classic.
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Like some others, for Vietnam movies, I can whole-heartedly suggest 84 Charlie Mopic and The Siege of Firebase Gloria. I loved Breaker Morant (or the book "The Breaker").

I just rewatched Defiance the other day. It was just as good as I remembered it.

One of my favorite war flicks is the original post-Glasnost Russian version of The Beast. If you can't find that one, then the American remake is nearly as good.

"Ka-boom Tank."

But for all-out worst possible military movie in history, it has to be that movie with Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Panama. I hated everything about that picture. The whole thing, front to back, sucked. If you can remember the title, please tell me so I can avoid ever seeing it again.
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I think it was called Basic. Had the one dude that was in Wings as a drug smuggling base commander or something?
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Old 17 October 2011, 06:39
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Almost certainly it is already mention

But I just watch 'The Blues Brothers'. What an excellent movie and music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdQJ3Q0uhYE

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Old 17 October 2011, 10:46
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But for all-out worst possible military movie in history, it has to be that movie with Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Panama. I hated everything about that picture. The whole thing, front to back, sucked. If you can remember the title, please tell me so I can avoid ever seeing it again.
I think I recall chef berets in a tactical environment, a chick Ranger and John Travolta lifting his t-shirt to reveal a tattooed scrunchy scroll and tab. Definitely the worst researched movie ever. I think I'd classify it as fantasy genre. But yeah that's BASIC.
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Old 18 October 2011, 04:53
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One of my favorite war flicks is the original post-Glasnost Russian version of The Beast. If you can't find that one, then the American remake is nearly as good.

"Ka-boom Tank."
Begin watching video at mark 5:30, for 3-4 minute.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I26Tb2yFB0g

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Old 20 October 2011, 14:55
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Bravo Two Zero

Great military movie. Imdb: True story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991.
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I think it was called Basic. Had the one dude that was in Wings as a drug smuggling base commander or something?
Another horrible military flick with Travolta was The General's Daughter. Complete, unbelievable, cinematic horseshit.
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Old 18 November 2011, 00:49
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Another plug for Gallipoli. Shows the waste of youth in War.
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Old 18 November 2011, 04:45
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Bravo Two Zero

Great military movie. Imdb: True story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991.
British release of the film had a better soundtrack.
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Old 18 November 2011, 05:16
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as far as TV cop series...The Wire HBO, I think is the best cop made for TV series...
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Old 18 November 2011, 06:16
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Bravo Two Zero

Great military movie. Imdb: True story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991.
Not a true story by a long shot (neither was the book), but not a bad, very basic made for TV film. The MIL aspects were pretty good, at least it wasn't sky high gasoline fireballs and unlimited ammo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L9nzk3co-M
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