WAR!

For no particular reason, I spent the last two hours ranking all the different war movies I’ve seen (or almost all, I’m sure I’ve missed a few). Here they are, broken down by category:

The Civil War:

1. The General
2. Glory
3. The Horse Soldiers
4. Gettysburg
5. Gods And Generals
6. Birth Of A Nation

World War I:

1. Lawrence Of Arabia
2. The Grand Illusion
3. Paths Of Glory
4. The Dawn Patrol
5. Archangel
6. Reds
7. A Very Long Engagement
8. Sergeant York
9. All Quiet On The Western front
10. Gallipoli
11. A Farewell To Arms
12. Dr. Zhivago
13. Wings

Vietnam:

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Platoon
3. Full Metal Jacket
4. Rescue Dawn
5. The Deer Hunter
6. Good Morning, Vietnam

The Cold War/Korea:

1. Dr. Strangelove
2. I Am Cuba
3. The Steel Helmet
4. The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
5. Salvador
6. The Hunt For Red October
7. The Fog Of War
8. The Killing Fields
9. Crimson Tide
10. Why We Fight
11. Havana
12. Red Dawn

The American West:

1. The Last Of The Mohicans (Mann)
2. Heaven’s Gate
3. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
4. Fort Apache
5. Drums Along The Mohawk
6. The Last Of The Mohicans (Seitz)
7. Rio Grande

Fictional Wars:

1. Star Wars
2. Starship Troopers
3. The Two Towers
4. Mars Attacks!
5. Return Of The King
6. War Of the Worlds
7. Les Carabiniers
8. Battle Royale
9. Richard III
10. The 13th Warrior
11. The Siege
12. Independence Day

Miscellaneous Wars:

1. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
2. Zulu
3. Hero (Zhang)
4. Alexander Nevsky
5. The Battle Of Algiers
6. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp
7. Gunga Din
8. Morocco
9. Henry V (Branagh)
10. Master And Commander
11. Kagemusha
12. The Leopard
13. Munich
14. Spartacus
15. Wee Willie Winkie
16. Black Hawk Down
17. Three Kings
18. Braveheart
19. To Live
20. Michael Collins
21. The Last Emperor
22. 300
23. Kingdom Of Heaven
24. The Messenger
25. Prisoner Of the Mountains
26. Rob Roy
27. Henry V (Olivier)
28. Breaker Morant
29. Musa

World War II:

1. The Thin Red Line
2. Hiroshima, mon amour
3. Air Force
4. Cranes Are Flying
5. Patton
6. The Big Red One
7. The Great Escape
8. The English Patient
9. Empire Of The Sun
10. Hell In The Pacific
11. Paisan
12. Schindler’s List
13. Wake Island
14. 49th Parallel
15. Battleground
16. Das Boot
17. Hell Is For Heroes
18. The Longest Day
19. The Dirty Dozen
20. The Sorrow And The Pity
21. The Sands Of Iwo Jima
22. A Bridge Too Far
23. A Walk In the Sun
24. Come And See
25. Rome, Open City
26. They Were Expendable
27. Flags Of Our Fathers
28. Army Of Shadows
29. Lifeboat
30. Ashes And Diamonds
31. The Train
32. The Great Dictator
33. Flying Leathernecks
34. The Bridge On The River Kwai
35. Letters From Iwo Jima
36. Closely Watched Trains
37. Lust, Caution
38. A Midnight Clear
39. The Mortal Storm
40. Hangmen Also Die!
41. Europa, Europa
42. Pearl Harbor
43. Beach Red
44. Saving Private Ryan
45. The Hill
46. Too Late The Hero
47. The Guns Of Navarone
48. Back To Bataan
49. Objectiove: Burma!
50. Life Is Beautiful
51. In Harm’s Way
52. The Heroes Of Telemark
53. Where Eagles Dare

Looks like there’s around 60 non-WWII films that are better than Saving Private Ryan as well. Which would make it about the 100th Best War Movie I’ve Seen.

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Movies Of The Year Awards: 1994

Best Picture:

The End: Chungking Express
Oscar: Forrest Gump

Best Director:

The End: Wong Kar-wai, Chungking Express and Ashes Of Time
Oscar: Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump

Actor:

The End: Paul Newman, Nobody’s Fool and The Hudsucker Proxy
Oscar: Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump

Actress:

The End: Natalie Portman, Leon, The Professional
Oscar: Jessica Lange, Blue Sky

Supporting Actor:

The End: Paul Scofield, Quiz Show
Oscar: Martin Landau, Ed Wood

Supporting Actress:

The End: Faye Wong, Chungking Express
Oscar: Dianne Weist, Bullets Over Broadway

Original Screenplay:

The End: Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, Pulp Fiction
Oscar: Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary, Pulp Fiction

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption
Oscar: Eric, Roth, Forrest Gump

Foreign Language Film:

The End: Chungking Express
Oscar: Burnt By The Sun

Documentary Feature:

The End: Hoop Dreams
Oscar: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Film Editing:

The End: William Chang, Kai Kit-Wai and Kwong Chi-Leung, Chungking Express
Oscar: Arthur Schmidt, Forrest Gump

Cinematography:

The End: Andrew Lau and Christopher Doyle, Chungking Express
Oscar: John Toll, Legends Of The Fall

Art Direction:

The End: Sátántangó
Oscar: The Madness Of King George

Costume Design:

The End: Pulp Fiction
Oscar: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Make-Up:

The End: Ed Wood
Oscar: Ed Wood

Sound:

The End: The Hudsucker Proxy
Oscar: Speed

Sound Effects Editing:

The End: Speed
Oscar: Speed

Visual Effects:

The End: The Mask
Oscar: Forrest Gump

Original Score:

The End: Mihály Vig, Sátántangó
Oscar: Hans Zimmer, The Lion King

Original Song:

The End: Maria McKee, “If Love Is A Red Dress”, Pulp Fiction
Oscar: Elton John and Tim Rice, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, The Lion King

Soundtrack:

The End: Pulp Fiction

Movies Of The Year Awards: 1993

Best Picture:

The End: Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: Schindler’s List

Best Director:

The End: Krzysztof Kieslowski, Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: Steven Spielberg, Schindler’s List

Actor:

The End: Daniel Day-Lewis, The Age Of Innocence and In The Name Of The Father
Oscar: Tom Hanks, Philadelphia

Actress:

The End: Juliette Binoche, Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: Holly Hunter, The Piano

Supporting Actor:

The End: Val Kilmer, Tombstone
Oscar: Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive

Supporting Actress:

The End: Josephine Siao, The Legend Of Fong Sai Yuk I & II
Oscar: Anna Paquin, The Piano

Original Screenplay:

The End: Richard Linklater, Dazed And Confused
Oscar: Jane Campion, The Piano

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: Steven Zaillian, Searching For Bobby Fischer
Oscar: Steve Zaillian, Schindler’s List

Foreign Language Film:

The End: Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: Belle epoque

Documentary Feature:

The End: Latcho Drom
Oscar: I Am A Promise

Film Editing:

The End: Angie Lam, The Tai Chi Master, The Legend Of Fong Sai Yuk II and Once Upon A Time In China III
Oscar: Mihcael Kahn, Schindler’s List

Cinematography:

The End: Slawomir Idziak, Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: Janusz Kaminski, Schindler’s List

Art Direction:

The End: Shadowlands
Oscar: Schindler’s List

Costume Design:

The End: The Age Of Innocence
Oscar: The Age Of Innocence

Make-Up:

The End: Tombstone
Oscar: Mrs. Doubtfire

Sound:

The End: Schindler’s List
Oscar: Jurassic Park

Sound Effects Editing:

The End: Jurassic Park
Oscar: Jurassic Park

Visual Effects:

The End: Jurassic Park
Oscar: Jurassic Park

Original Score:

The End: Zbigniew Preisner, Three Colors: Blue
Oscar: John Williams, Schindler’s List

Original Song:

The End: Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Soul To Squeeze”, Coneheads
Oscar: Bruce Springsteen, “Streets Of Philadelphia”, Philadelphia

Soundtrack:

The End: True Romance

Movies Of The Year Awards: 1992

Best Picture:

The End: Unforgiven
Oscar: Unforgiven

Best Director:

The End: Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven
Oscar: Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

Actor:

The End: Denzel Washington, Malcolm X
Oscar: Al Pacino, Scent Of A Woman

Actress:

The End: Maggie Cheung, Centre Stage
Oscar: Emma Thompson, Howard’s End

Supporting Actor:

The End: Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross
Oscar: Gene Hackman, Unforgiven

Supporting Actress:

The End: Michelle Pfeiffer, Batman Returns
Oscar: Marisa Tomei, My Cousin Vinny

Original Screenplay:

The End: David Peoples, Unforgiven
Oscar: Neil Jordan, The Crying Game

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: David Mamet, Glengarry Glen Ross
Oscar: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Howard’s End

Foreign Language Film:

The End: Hard-Boiled
Oscar: Indochine

Film Editing:

The End: Jack Ah, Kit-Wai Kai, John Woo & David Wu, Hard-Boiled
Oscar: Joel Cox, Unforgiven

Cinematography:

The End: Michael Ballhaus, Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Oscar: Philippe Rousselot, A River Runs Through It

Art Direction:

The End: The Last Of The Mohicans
Oscar: Howard’s End

Costume Design:

The End: Orlando
Oscar: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Make-Up:

The End: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Oscar: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Sound:

The End: The Last Of The Mohicans
Oscar: The Last Of The Mohicans

Sound Effects Editing:

The End: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Oscar: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Visual Effects:

The End: Alien 3
Oscar: Death Becomes Her

Original Score:

The End: Randy Edelman & Trevor Jones, The Last Of The Mohicans
Oscar: Alan Menken, Aladdin

Original Song:

The End: Smashing Pumpkins, “Drown”, Singles
Oscar: Alan Menken & Tim Rice, “A Whole New World”, Aladdin

Soundtrack:

The End: Singles

Movies Of The Year Awards: 1991

Best Picture:

The End: LA Story
Oscar: The Silence Of The Lambs

Best Director:

The End: Richard Linklater, Slacker
Oscar: Jonathan Demme, The Silence Of The Lambs

Actor:

The End: John Turturro, Barton Fink
Oscar: Anthony Hopkins, The Silence Of The Lambs

Actress:

The End: Irène Jacob, The Double Life Of Véronique
Oscar: Jodie Foster, The Silence Of The Lambs

Supporting Actor:

The End: Anthony Hopkins, The Silence Of The Lambs
Oscar: Jack Palance, City Slickers

Supporting Actress:

The End: Carina Lau, Days Of Being Wild
Oscar: Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King

Original Screenplay:

The End: Steve Martin, LA Story
Oscar: Callie Khouri, Thelma & Louise

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: Gus Van Sant, My Own Private Idaho
Oscar: Ted Tally, The Silence Of The Lambs

Foreign Language Film:

The End: The Double Life Of Véronique
Oscar: Mediterraneo

Documentary Feature:

The End: Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
Oscar: In the Shadow Of The Stars

Film Editing:

The End: Joe Hutshing & Pietro Scalia, JFK
Oscar: Joe Hutshing & Pietro Scalia, JFK

Cinematography:

The End: Robert Richardson, JFK
Oscar: Robert Richardson, JFK

Art Direction:

The End: Raise The Red Lantern
Oscar: Bugsy

Costume Design:

The End: Days Of Being Wild
Oscar: Bugsy

Make-Up:

The End: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Oscar: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Sound:

The End: JFK
Oscar: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Sound Effects Editing:

The End: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Oscar: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Visual Effects:

The End: Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Oscar: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Original Score:

The End: Zbigniew Preisner, The Double Life Of Véronique
Oscar: Alan Menken, Beauty And the Beast

Original Song:

The End: Color Me Badd, “I Wanna sex You Up”, New Jack City
Oscar: Alan Menken & Howard Ashman, “Beauty And The Beast”, Beauty And The Beast

Soundtrack:

The End: The Doors

Movies Of The Year Awards: 1990

Best Picture:

The End: Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Dances With Wolves

Best Director:

The End: Joel & Ethan Coen, Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves

Actor:

The End: Gabriel Byrne, Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Jeremy Irons, Reversal Of Fortune

Actress:

The End: Meryl Streep, Postcards From The Edge
Oscar: Kathy Bates, Misery

Supporting Actor:

The End: Jon Polito, Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Joe Pesci, Goodfellas

Supporting Actress:

The End: Helena Bonham Carter, Hamlet
Oscar: Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost

Original Screenplay:

The End: Joel & Ethan Coen, Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Bruce Joel Rubin, Ghost

Adapted Screenplay:

The End: Nicholas Pileggi & Martin Scorsese, Goodfellas
Oscar: Michael Blake, Dances With Wolves

Foreign Language Film:

The End: Dreams
Oscar: Journey Of Hope

Film Editing:

The End: Guy Maddin, Archangel
Oscar: Neil Travis, Dances With Wolves

Cinematography:

The End: Takao Saitô & Masaharu Ueda, Dreams
Oscar: Dean Semler, Dances With Wolves

Art Direction:

The End: Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: Dick Tracy

Costume Design:

The End: Edward Scissorhands
Oscar: Cyrano de Bergerac

Make-Up:

The End: Dick Tracy
Oscar: Dick Tracy

Sound:

The End: The Hunt For Red October
Oscar: Dances With Wolves

Sound Effects Editing:

The End: The Hunt For Red October
Oscar: The Hunt For Red October

Visual Effects:

The End: Total Recall
Oscar: Total Recall

Original Score:

The End: Carter Burwell, Miller’s Crossing
Oscar: John Barry, Dances With Wolves

Original Song:

The End: Jon Bon Jovi, “Blaze Of Glory”, Young Guns II
Oscar: Stephen Sondheim, “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)”, Dick Tracy

Soundtrack:

The End: Pump Up The Volume