Gung-ho Guys' Guide
to
War Movies

A while back, I was asked which war movies I thought were good ones; I began with a web search.
What I found was a series of lists by blatantly pacifist wussies emphasizing anti-war themes:
e.g.
Paths of Glory,The Deer Hunter, Platoon and All Quiet on the Western Front.
I get it, but below 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 somewhat limited: it must include
weapons fire in military contexts, not Sci-Fi or Fantasy, set after 1900,
and a focus on men rising to meet the challenges of combat.
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