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5 Best MODERN War films ever!!!

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    Title says it all
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    modern war films as in recent or modern wars? if the previous

    in no order - saving privat ryan, enemy at the gate, black hawk down, three kings, tears of the sun
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    also not sure if you mean modern, war films or modern war, films

    anyway....
    Saving private ryan
    Apocalypse now
    The last samuri
    Platoon
    300
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    Apocalpyse Now
    Saving Private Ryan
    Dr. Strangelove, (if it's not too old)
    Come and See (Elem Klimov, USSR)
    Tae Guk Gi (Korea)
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    Dr Strangelove
    Saving Private Ryan
    Where Eagles Dare
    Apocalypse Now
    Band of Brothers

    -I hope 60's films count as modern or else that list is void. And i know Band of Brothers was made as a tv series but it's too good to be left of this list, and it sure looks like a film. If that didn't count then i'd put Master and Commander in its place
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    Saving Private Ryan - Amazing, an epic.
    To End All Wars - A stunning film, starring Robert Calysle. Intense.
    Empire of the Sun - I hope we are counting 80's as modern. This though not directly a combat war film, was direclty linked to the war, and was superb.
    The Killing Fields - Another 80's film, another fantastic epic. Don't be put off by the title, it really is a masterpiece.
    Red Scorpion - Dolph Lundgren in Arnie mode, comic war film at it's best.
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    Black hawk down
    Tears of the sun

    Nothing beats those two
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    (Original post by FranzFan)
    Dr Strangelove
    Saving Private Ryan
    Where Eagles Dare
    Apocalypse Now
    Band of Brothers

    -I hope 60's films count as modern or else that list is void. And i know Band of Brothers was made as a tv series but it's too good to be left of this list, and it sure looks like a film. If that didn't count then i'd put Master and Commander in its place
    I thought "Band of Brothers" was very good too, and apparently it is faithful to the actual events.
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    And "The Killing Fields" too Jonah.
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    Mine would be

    Scindler's list
    Apocalypse Now
    Gallipoli

    and two other really good ones :p:
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    (Original post by dismal_laundry)
    And "The Killing Fields" too Jonah.
    Thank you. You're the first person on this site who (to the extent of my knowledge) has actually seen it. I think it's an amazing film.
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    The Battle of Algiers
    The Killing Fields
    Full Metal Jacket
    Pan's Labyrinth (a war film of sorts...)
    Platoon.
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    Apocalpyse Now
    Platoon
    Saving Private Ryan
    Braveheart
    Black Hawk Down
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    Apocolypse Now
    Platoon
    The Pianist
    Schindler's List
    Full Metal Jacket
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    I thought Black Hawk Down was crap.
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    Saving private ryan
    downfall
    enemy at the gate
    Schindler's List
    Good Morning, Vietnam
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Black Hawk Down
    Last Samurai
    Apocolypse Now
    Platoon
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    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    We Were Soldiers
    The Longest Day
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    Band of Brothers what a book
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    No Man's Land
    The Pianist
    The Thin Red Line
    Glory
    Band of Brothers (which, of course, is a mini-series, but it definitely deserves mention)

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