Gung-ho Guys' Guide
War Movies

My wife recently asked me what war movies I thought were good ones, so I went to the web.
What I found was a series of lists by ostensible pacifists emphasizing anti-war themes:
Paths of Glory, M*A*S*H and All Quiet on the Western Front.
So here is the list I would recommend to my service buddies.

  1. Patton
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. Das Boot
  4. Bridge on the River Kwai
  5. The Caine Mutiny
  6. The Great Escape
  7. Full Metal Jacket
  8. Apocalypse Now
  9. Run Silent, Run Deep
  10. The Hunt for Red October
  11. The Longest Day
  12. Is Paris Burning?
  13. The Train
  14. The Desert Fox
  15. Saving Private Ryan
  16. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  17. Pork Chop Hill
  18. Pursuit of the Graf Spee
  19. Top Gun
  20. 12 O'Clock High

BTW: My definition of "War Movie" was rather limited: must include weapons
fire in a military context, not Sci-Fi or Fantasy, set after 1900,
and focus on men meeting the challenge of combat.