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Robbie Parry
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I did a search (using "WWII") here in the movie sub-forum, but it hasn't been done. So I'll do it.

Name your favourite WWII movie. Just one, please. No honourable mentions, no contrivances and no runner-up choices.

I'm going to have to name PATTON as mine (starring George C. Scott, released in 1970). Utterly compelling, I've watched this film more than once, finding myself absorbed in it each time.

Over to you.
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Kelly's Heroes 

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Paul Gibney
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Casablanca is my favourite film; World War II or not.
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That's a good choice Paul. It was one of the handful of films I was considering.
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(Welcome back, Robbie... where have you been??)

Mr. Parry beat me to it--have to agree with his choice of PATTON.  There are so many great picks to choose from, really since the 1940's and every decade afterwards, but for me, this one's got everything... the spectacle, the grit, the score, the script, a great supporting cast, and of course, the towering, colossal lead performance (and instant-classic opening monologue) from the incomparable George C. Scott.

Just thinking about it again gives me chills!



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So many to choose from...

KELLY'S HEROES

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It's almost impossible to boil down to one movie but I'm going to go with...

THE DIRTY DOZEN
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The Great Escape

Welcome back Robbie,was that your letter in Infinity
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Downfall.
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Robbie Parry
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Thanks for the welcome back, Shaun and Bill (and, yes, Bill, I got a letter printed in a magazine).

Glad to see my choice PATTON got a vote. 
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Ice cold in Alex, if only for Sylvia Syms who was stunning.
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I haven't seen them all, so I can't make a comprehensive comparison - but right now, the movie to beat in my list is "Casablanca."
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Robbie Parry
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A No-Prize for the first person to tell me which issue of Mr Byrne's ACTION COMICS had the Man of Steel mention Douglas Bader! 

Edited by Robbie Parry on 09 July 2017 at 1:36pm
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WHERE EAGLES DARE. Snowy mountaintop Nazi fortress... What's
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Saving Private Ryan

One of my top-10 movies no doubt, and I think everyone should watch this movie at least once. War--uncensored! Makes you really appreciate those who fought.
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The Thin Red Line.
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MISTER ROBERTS.

Not only my favorite WWII movie, but my all time favorite movie.  Period.  There have been some great movies mentioned above, and I truly enjoy a great many of them, but this one shows a side of the war rarely seen in movies.  And as many times as I've seen it, I still tear up towards the end....
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Conrad Teves
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Have to go with Casablanca, too. That's a top-five film of any kind for me.
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Brian Peck
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Posted: 11 July 2017 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Hard to pick just one all types of great films involving WWII:
The Great Escape
Where Eagles Dare
Stalag 17
Kelly"s Heroes
Lifeboat

Edited by Brian Peck on 11 July 2017 at 7:17pm
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