Best military / war movies and series

Speedster

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I'm a bit of a military movie / TV show fan and have watched pretty much every military story I could find over the years, including the list below. Is there anything half decent I've missed? My preference is for the slightly more realistic shows giving some insight into a battle environment, warfare tactics etc. Hopefully, this thread would also help others find some good entertainment.

Movies
1917 (2019)
12 strong (2018)
6 days (2017)
7 days in Entebbe (2018)
A Few Good Men (1992)
Act of Valor (2012)
American Sniper (2014)
Battle of the Bulge: Winter War (2020)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Beirut (2018)
Beyond the Line (2019)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Body of Lies (2008)
Braveheart (1995)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Defiance (2008)
Dunkirk (2017)
The Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Free State of Jonas (2016)
The Forgotten Battle (2020)
Fury (2014)
Gladiator (2000)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
The Great Wall (2016)
Greyhound (2020)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Hart's War (2002)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Hurricane (2018)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Inglorious Bastards (2009)
The Imitation Game (2014)
Jarhead (2005)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Lone Survivor (2013)
The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Master and Commander (2003)
Megan Leavey (2017)
Memphis Belle (1990)
Midway (2019)
Operation Finale (2018)
The Outpost (2019)
The Patriot (2000)
Pearl Harbour (2001)
Sand Castle (2017)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Schindler's List (1993)
Shooter (2007)
Siege at Jadotville (2016)
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Three Kings (1999)
Triple Frontier (2019)
U-571 (2000)
Valkyrie (2008)
War Machine (2017)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
The Wolf's Call (2019)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Pre-1990 movies
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Born on the 4th of July (1989)
The Bridge over the River Kwai (1957)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Casualties of War (1989)
Dam Busters (1955)
Das Boot (1981)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Glory (1989)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Iron Eagle (1986)
Iron Eagle 2 (1988)
Patton (1970)
Platoon (1986)
Top Gun (1986)

TV Shows
68 Whiskey (2020)
Band of Brothers (2001)
The Brave (2017)
Catch-22 (2019)
Das Boot (2018)
Generation Kill (2008)
Homeland (2011)
The Long Road Home (2017)
Our World War (2014)
The Roman Empire (2016)
Rome (2005)
The Pacific (2010)
Seal Team (2017)
Shooter (2016)
Six (2017)
The Unit (2006)
Valor (2017)
World on Fire (2019)

Documentaries
Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)
The World at War (1973)
World War II in Colour (2008)

P.S. List will be updated as applicable
 
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Lupus

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World on fire was pretty good, you should try the Catch 22 mini series which wasn't too bad
 

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Some adds off the top of my head...

Three Kings
Memphis Belle
Casualties of War
The Hunt For Red October
Crimson Tide
Good Morning, Vietnam
Apocalypse Now
The Last of the Mohicans
A Bridge Too Far
The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen

And I'd add Casablanca too.
 

Speedster

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Some adds off the top of my head...

Three Kings
Memphis Belle
Casualties of War
The Hunt For Red October
Good Morning, Vietnam
Schindler,'s List
Apocalypse Now
The Last of the Mohicans
A Bridge Too Far
The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen

And I'd add Casablanca too.
I see you're one for the classics. I've watched most of those too ( a couple are on the list already). Should probably watch a few again -perhaps The Hunt for Red October.
 

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I see you're one for the classics. I've watched most of those too ( a couple are on the list already). Should probably watch a few again -perhaps The Hunt for Red October.
Missed Schindler and Three Kings on your list...

Rewatched Red October again last week. Holds up really well.
 

greg0205

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In the group you've listed I guess one has to add Bridge on the River Kwai.
Watched that again recently too. Was a little disappointed this time around TBH... Same can be said for Force Ten from Navarone which I remember being much better as a kid... Guess it was being a Harrison Ford/Han Solo fan back then.

Thinking about it now, there's also Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, as well as Empire of the Sun, and since I've thrown Last of the Mohicans in the mix, I'd add Dances With Wolves and the four hours of Gettysburg.
 

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Moffie
White Tiger
Dien Bien Phu
Windtalkers
Indigènes
Jarhead
The Wolf's Call
A very long engagement
Das Boot
Stanlingrad
Krigen
Kongens nei
 

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The East
Mosquito
I krig & kærlighed (A War Within)
 

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Enemy at the gates
Act of Valor

Tour of duty (Used to be Sending Vietnam on SAUK way back).
MASH
 

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Unbroken
Redacted
The Thin Red Line
Tigerland
Dead Presidents
Kajaki
Hamburger Hill
Hart's War
Southern Comfort
 

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Kelly’s heroes
The killing fields
The guns of Navarone
Where eagles dare
Dr Zhivago
Born on the 4th of July
The deer hunter
Legends of the fall
Starship troopers

Tropic thunder
Stripes
Blackadder
 

Speedster

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Enemy at the gates
Act of Valor

Tour of duty (Used to be Sending Vietnam on SAUK way back).
MASH
Excellent taste. I've seen them all, except all I remember from Mash is my parents used to watch it when we were kids.

Sending Vietnam was one of my favourite shows way back. The translation was poor though, I remember watching with my brothers and having a little radio on top of the TV as Radio 2000 would broadcast the original audio.
 

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The baby scene in American Sniper practically ruined the whole movie for me.

Series wise I actually enjoyed Barbarians on Netflix.

You should add Letters from Iwo Jima to your movies list.
 

Speedster

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Moffie
White Tiger
Dien Bien Phu
Windtalkers
Indigènes
Jarhead
The Wolf's Call
A very long engagement
Das Boot
Stanlingrad
Krigen
Kongens nei

Windtalkers was pretty cool. There are a few on your list I haven't seen yet, I'm guessing foreign language?

White Tiger
Dien Bien Phu
Indigènes
A very long engagement
Stanlingrad
Krigen
Kongens nei
 
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