March 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm #446AnonymousInactive
Name it, recommend it, tell us it sucks, tell us its a great watch, or just rant about the Hollywood of it all…
Saw Lone Survivor. Great movie. Probably the best movie Ive seen since my father took me to see Red Dawn when I was 12..I bought the book too, but but I liked the movie better so far. I’m not done yet.
BergmannMarch 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm #463
I saw it too. It is perhaps the best military movie to come out in quite awhile, maybe since “Saving Private Ryan”. I still cannot find the book on the shelves anywhere so one of the guys in our PTSD group is trying to get Marcus to sign a bunch for us. I’ll let you know how that works out.March 18, 2014 at 12:02 am #466
Check out Generation Kill. For some reason I am able to watch that, but I can’t handle any of the other films about the war. There are so many parts in that series that must have come out of my unit…..March 18, 2014 at 9:15 am #492John LangdonParticipant
I read the book before the movie was in talks. The ending of the movie is pretty different from the book. Marcus also has a book out called “Service”. It is a follow-up book about his time as a SEAL after Operation Red Wings. The movie was one that left me and my father speechless as we drove home. Seeing a story unfold and watching it are two different things altogether.
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http://refreshingthetree.blogspot.com/March 18, 2014 at 5:05 pm #545AndrewParticipant
Old movie, but about as accurate a movie as I have seen. The Hunt for Red October. Clancy had to have had aa bunch of inside technical help on that book/movie.March 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm #584
Those are all excellent films (miniseries in Generation Kill’s case). I just watched Lone Survivor this week, but I’ve not read his book yet. As far as Red Dawn goes, I recommend the remake, as it’s less cheesy than the original. I do not like the kid who plays the younger brother in it, but it’s a good movie nonetheless. Edit: Andrew, I don’t know where Clancy got a good deal of his knowledge, but when I was in the Navy, my friends and I would study for our advancement exams by reading his books. Much more exciting than reading our regulation manuals. I aced each exam, too.March 19, 2014 at 3:33 am #610
Tears of the Sun. Very well done.
Blackhawk Down came from my generation and I leter worked with a couple guys who were out there that night. Bowden got the story as right as he could within the confines of a movie.
Band of Brothers.March 19, 2014 at 11:24 pm #718AnonymousInactive
Shot Through The Heart..Excellent BBC movie about the war in Bosnia and a normal taking up arms to protect his community..March 21, 2014 at 10:19 pm #1010D CloseModerator
Enemy at the Gates. 2001. Ed Harris plays a German sniper sent to sniff out a Russian Vasily Zaytsev (Jude Law) during the battle for Stalingrad. Excellent field craft as they play cat and mouse with each other. Zaytsev allegedly killed over 400 enemy during the battle. According to Wikipedia some of those were at distances greater than 1000m with a Mosin-Nagant.
The only easy day was yesterdayMarch 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm #1306
Act of Valor is another good one, as is Zero Dark Thirty, though they made mistakes in the film that I hope SEALs would never make on a mission.March 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm #1584
I have always liked Ronin; “What color is the boathouse at Hereford?” and “What would I profit by your death?” Heat is good,Tom Sizemore carrying a FAL and the big shootout, Blackhawk Down, carry your gear! And the scene where the young soldier bleeds to death despite the medics efforts…..hard.
Zulu, Martini Henrys! Death Hunt, great gun movie.March 30, 2014 at 10:02 pm #1987JustARandomGuyParticipant
Yep- the new Red Dawn was WAY better than the original, although still a bit cheesy.
Band of Brothers, along with SPR are the best WW2 movies/series ever and in a strange way I thought actually complimented each other really well.
Even though I didn’t like it the first time through, I just re watched “The Pacific” series about the Marines battling the Japs in the pacific theater. It was so much better the second time through.
And I tell you, that series will *really* make you want to not get shot….
Act of Valor- I could care less about the mediocre acting, that is hands down the best current-day war movie I have seen. Have yet to see Lone Survivor.
I’ve been 50/50 on HEAT- loved the overall story and the final firefight was great, but they really could have shortened it up by like… an hour.
As far as other movies go;
Defiance- a “based on a true story” movie about the Jews in Poland hiding out in the woods and fighting off Nazis. Some hollywood, but not a bad overall “resistance” style movie.
Last Samurai- just a plain good movie.
The new Total Recall was great- another remake that actually managed to be better than the original- and oh so current, plotwise.
300- yeah, I said it. But seriously that was one of the all time great movies, and I can’t wait to see the sequel- the thing is you can’t really read to much into it reality wise- but I like that because it mythologizes the battle in a really unique way that I think compliments the legend of that story. As if the hundreds of quotes, clips, and pictures from it on sites with this sort of folk on it wasn’t a clue…
I kind of wish they would do one for the battle of Marathon which was every bit as epic as Thermopylae.
And of course two of my personal favorites- Hot Fuzz, and Tropic Thunder. Both comedies- HF is a British take on buddy cop movies, and TT is an excellent spoof of Vietnam war movies. If you don’t get a laugh out of either of those, you have no soul.
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JoeMarch 31, 2014 at 9:51 am #2018AnonymousInactive
real curious about this one:
https://screen.yahoo.com/movie-trailers-and-clips/hornets-nest-trailer-211006957.htmlMarch 31, 2014 at 11:47 am #2038
My all time favorite war movie is Zulu. Followed closely by Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. Some of my others are notable for certain scenes that I think capture period warfare, although not necessarily for the entire movies:
– Last of the Mohicans
– Gladiator (opening battle scene)
– Four Feathers (the 2002 remake – for the battle scene in the Sudan)
– The Patriot (what’s better than watching Redcoats get tomahawked? Apologies to Max and FS…)
There are others, but that’s off the top of my head. As you can see, I favor war movies about earlier periods of warfare. I think there are lessons to be learned about warfare that are timeless.March 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm #2043EricParticipant
I watched one the other day…
which reminds me why I am trying to be prepared. It is called: Out of the Ashes.”
It is the story of a Female Jewish doctor, Gisella Perl, who spent the last half of WWII in Auschwitz. It is extremely graphic, but shows what happens when good men stand by while evil is allowed to propagate, and how dangerous it is to give up your own ability to defend yourself. Heartbreaking, sobering, and reassuring to those who are ready.
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Thomas JeffersonMarch 31, 2014 at 8:09 pm #2093JustARandomGuyParticipant
The Patriot- how could I forget that one.
A little hollywood, but such a good movie.
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~TantoApril 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm #2423
The Four Feathers (1939 version)
A bridge to far
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I just love the stiff upper lip of the old movies.April 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm #2457JohnyMacMember
The Wild Bunch
Last of the Mohicans
Saving Private Ryan
True Grit (With John Wayne)
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
The Deer Hunter
And sure Lone Survivor. I did see it in the theater (First movie since Patriots came out) and am looking forward seeing it on my TV when it comes out on DVD.
Plus many that have already been mentioned.
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www.Unchainedpreppers.com/forumApril 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm #2463AnonymousInactive
“Contagion” is on right now on TNT
Anyone who wants to learn how modern Epidemiology works and what a realistic progression of a pandemic looks like must watch it.
If u miss it tonite netflix it sometime.
Not as exciting as World War Z but much more realistic.April 5, 2014 at 8:42 am #2476
How did i forget The Wild Geese
April 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm #2503RRSParticipant
“Kelly’s Heroes” Because I am a fan of free enterprise. Don’t forget “Das Boot.”
Tactical training for Liberty, Fraternity, ExcellenceApril 7, 2014 at 2:03 am #2596Yankee TerrierParticipant
Has anybody seen the 23minute short (Catshit One) ? search engine it, worth a look.April 10, 2014 at 11:10 am #2881M1-GuyParticipant
My son sent me this last night from Black Hawk Down. It goes through all the weapons/weaponry used, optics, etc. Thought it was interesting.
You are never out of the fight.April 14, 2014 at 9:50 am #3252
So the new Captain ‘Merica: Winter Soldier movie was actually pretty great. IMHO, best Marvel movie to date. Lots of good comic book action, a little bit of espionage/spy stuff and it wasn’t afraid to examine topics such as mass surveillance, liberty/freedom vs tyranny, mass extermination of potential resistance fighters, pre-crime/guessing intent/pre-emptive violence.
Good stuff, fun for the kids.April 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm #3281
All That Remains is a YouTube short that is pretty freaking good.April 15, 2014 at 8:21 am #3326AnonymousInactive
I’ve got two. Old ones that still stand up well.
Where Eagles Dare.
English intel raid with a little help from Clint Eastwood at his best.
Cross of Iron.
German infantry at odds with both Nazi Leadership and the Russians.April 15, 2014 at 6:10 pm #3374
All That Remains is a YouTube short that is pretty freaking good.
Maybe I’m being harsh, but I couldn’t make it past the first minute.April 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm #3392
I’m talking about the twenty minute one.
Its not really accurate historically, nor does it have anything to do with SHTF or tactics or philosophy or really anything important. I just think its thought provoking if not emotionally grabbing. Especially the end. Maybe I’m just a loser. I don’t know. YMMV
*I didn’t realize that would embed it. Language warning for the faint of heart*April 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm #3393
“Children of Men” is a good, if fairly obscure movie. More a dystopian future film than a SHTF or war movie. Guerilla cells, internment camps, and chaotic battle scenes, oh my!
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