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4 years 51 weeks ago, 11:31 AM

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Ok, will keep it simple for the New Years, and screw the rules.. List if ya wana.. Best or Worst Movies re: Military. I know im having a hard time with narrowing this down, as theres a bunch of GREAT ones, and some stinkers.. I don't know where to place Apocolips Now for example, (yes i know thats a sp, it's supposed to be funny..sheessh) Everytime i see that movie (can we pleae not call them "film", were not in a whine and cheese joint) I feel diffrent about it.. SO heres a start, and i hope you guys jog my memory of great ones.. Think this will be a fun topic for the New Years tonight.. Oh, by the way misspelling and "sorta correct titles" are 100% encouraged..

BEST: From here to eternity
Das Boat
Longest day
Any f..n movie with John Wayne..

WORST: Any movie about the Navy SEAL's, With the exception of the one that Ruce Rilace did about escorting missionarys out of Africa (like i can remember the name huh) they all stink with GIJane (except for shower) being the worst, they couldn't even get the title right.. hmm thinking about the shower.. ok.. your turn.. oh and think Willis's was "African Son" No, it's .. i know the sun also rises.. no thats not it.. hmm did i tell ya about the shower sceen in GI Jane..

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 11:33 AM

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inglorious bastards

was a good movie

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:01 PM

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my all time pics....

1. IN HARMS WAY
2. BAND OF BROTHERS
3. BATTLEGROUND
4. A BRIDGE TOO FAR
5. PT109
6. BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWI

another time for worst movies.....OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN....SUX...OK I AM DONE

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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Best:
Braveheart
Schindler's List
Letter's From Iwo Jima
A Band of Brothers
Hotel Rwanda
We Were Soldiers

In addition, there was movie I saw about the Scottish Army, captured by the Japanese in World War II in Burma area or somewhere in SW Asia, then put to work on the Burma Railway...that was a good one too.

For pure enjoyment:
Team America...Fuck yeah!

Worst:
GI Jane (except the shower scene...granted)
The Extraordinary Seaman
First Blood II
First Blood III
Navy Seals
Delta Force

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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How about TV series?

1. Combat
2. Broadside
3. McHale's Navy
4. Wackiest Ship in the Army
5. 12 O'Clock High
6. M.A.S.H.

And for movies:

1. Tora Tora Tora
2. Frances joins the WACS
3. The Great Escape
4. Blue Max
5. Patton

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:41 PM

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how come u dont like rambo 1 and 2

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:50 PM

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I just don't like the two sequels...terribly done and Stallone sucks man in them.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 3:20 PM

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First one was cool, the other two didn't (shouldn't) have been made!
Bridge over the river kwai
green beret
braveheart
Tora TORA Tora
Saving Private Ryan
I'll have to add as I remember!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 1:10 PM

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Legion.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 1:13 PM

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and im not kidding, there will be a 5th one.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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Is it good, I passed it off and didn't see it?

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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I haven't seen

the fourth Rambo...it's ok Raffy, really man you can keep your Rambo poster up in your man room and we won't hold it against you, childhood heroes are ok to keep into your adult life, really, it doesn't say anything about your mental health!!! Happy New Year!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 2:39 PM

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Best and worst

Best:

Blackhawk Down
Saving Private Ryan (although Shaving Ryan's Privates was not good).
Tears of the Sun
To Hell and Back (Come on, Audie Murphy stars in a movie about HIMSELF!)
A Bridge Too Far
Band of Brothers
Heartbreak Ridge

Worst:
Navy Seals
Apocalypse Now
GI Jane
Any Steven Segal movie
Casualties of War
The Thin Red Line

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 51 weeks ago, 3:02 PM

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I like

Black Hawk Down also, but didn't rank it in my top 5 because I read the book first and the movie, as usual was not as good...but still a good movie. Tears of the Sun I think I saw...but can't remember it. Good list though Runaway

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 3:10 PM

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im gettin some good ideas of movies to watch. lol thanks

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 3:46 PM

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Best and Worst

Best: Blackhawk down
Full Metal Jacket
Band of Brothers
Red Dawn
All John Wayne movies
Worst:
GI Jane
Blue Max
Delta Force
Navy Seals
Tropic Thunder

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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I think that you are thinking of "Tears Of The Sun"
Best: Deer Hunter, Black Hawk Down, Full Metal Jacket, The Patriot, Saving Private Ryan, Memphis Belle
Worst: G.I.Jane, Navy Seals, Sniper, Iron Eagle, Casualities of War

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 10:16 AM

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My all time favorites

1.Patton with George C. Scott
2.Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne
3.Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks
4.Battle of the Bulge with Henry Fonda
5.Braveheart with Mel Gibson
6.The Flying Leathernecks with John Wayne
7.Blackhawk Down with Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner...etc.
8.The Dirty Dozen with Lee Marvin
9.Kellys Heroes with Clint Eastwood
10.Apocalypse Now with Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall.
11.Catch-22 with Alan Arkin

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:39 AM

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We were soldiers once and young, FMJ (first time for gunny Lee).. Man this is neat.. I agree on the rambo thing.. but fact is i never saw more than like 10 min total of any so.. same with the Norris films.. Pkato, hey i like the new quote.. That has to be remembered.. Hope he somehow finds out its being seena and laughed at all the time. Ok guys, have a great new years.. and keep safe..

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:42 AM

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Talk to ya next year greg good night!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 9:57 AM

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We were soldiers

Then again, I never was one.
That is why I value you guys opinions.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 10:11 AM

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my turn

Saving Private Ryan,Kelly's Heroes, Great Escape,We were Soldiers,Dirty Dozen,And the Three Stooges , where Curly gets a 30.06 across the forehead!!!lololol...love me some Curly

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 8:41 AM

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Curly nut hairs in your teeth is a favorite find of yours. My mom/dad told me all about it.

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