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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