best battlefiield movies!

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best battlefiield movies!
« on: March 04, 2007, 07:50:44 PM »
By battlefiled movies i mean movies that show the old time way of fighting, large bodys of men fighting each other on the field.

here are my favorites

Braveheart
The first "battlefield movie" i saw, think i was like 12 or 13. still one of my favortie movies, the battles are good and dirty, with great music and story(not that historical tho)

Gladiator
Only one short battle at the start, but it's a good one.

Zulu
Shows a rather Genetlmanish vesion of the battle, showing both the british and the zulu in a better light then whats historical

Zulu Dawn
The british dosn't do so well in this one. seeing thousands of zulu warriors glide across the plaines is breathtaking.

Kingdom of Heaven
Only one real battle, but it's last a long time, and is verry well made

War and Peace
Sevral battles in the moive(really 4 movies) and in the dipiction of Borodino had 125 000 extras, but the battles are short, and there are hours of russain talking between the battles

Waterloo
Same guy that made War and Peace made this one, 15 000 extras this time, semi historical(we discused this movie in the napoleonic part of the forum)

Last Samurai
Ok movie with Ok battle, the battle is short and kinda small

King Arthur
Again ok movie, with kinda good music and a battle thats above avrige

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
Desent movie with sevral battles.

RAN
Cool battles, but I do miss seeing the muskeeters reloading, they just keep shooting and shooting.

Gods and Generals
It's and ok movie, but it dos paint a sugarcoated of the south, and the CGI effekts kinda s**k.

Gettysburg
Easy my favorite "battlefield movie" and one of my favorite movies in any category.
Huge battles. great actors, fantastic music and story. makes this in my opinion the best battlefield moive out there

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Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 01:59:01 AM »
Some I like there as well, Alexander was OK. I do like the Naval battles of long ago in films. The ships then were a work of art. ;D. I've seen some Documentaries of battles that probably wouldn't qualify for this thread but were cool anyway. ;)

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007, 12:24:59 AM »
Didn’t Spartacus have a good battle in it?  I can barely remember. I must have been 8 yrs old when I saw it. 

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007, 01:42:25 AM »
Enemy at the Gates, the one with the Russian sniper whos name I forget now. Great movie showing battle of Stalingrad!

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Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007, 09:52:21 PM »
Yeah, the battles in Alexander movie are very good and quite historically, even if there are only two great battles, Gaugamela and Hydaspes, while Issus is omitted.


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Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 06:39:32 PM »
Gettysburg has to be mine, even if every conversation in the civil war ended up as a brilliant speech
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 04:02:07 AM »
Private Rian.
Men willingly believe what they wish - Gaius Julius Ceasar

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2007, 01:03:07 PM »
Gettysburg has to be mine, even if every conversation in the civil war ended up as a brilliant speech
they all spoke like that back then, every general had a speech writer. kinda like the president have now

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 04:41:47 PM »
Not strictly a movie, but 'Band of Brothers' has got to get in there somewhere.

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 05:56:36 PM »
guess I have to remind people what i ment


By battlefiled movies i mean movies that show the old time way of fighting, large bodys of men fighting each other on the field.

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2007, 07:49:23 PM »
Last Mohican.
Men willingly believe what they wish - Gaius Julius Ceasar

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Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 02:32:08 AM »
You say 'old time' fighting how old? Who knows who the original 'Band of Brothers' were?

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 01:22:06 PM »
by old time I mean pre-ww1

Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 09:18:24 AM »
Who knows who the original 'Band of Brothers' were?

The English Army at Agincourt (at least according to Shakespeare).

'What's he that wishes so?
    My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin;
    If we are mark'd to die, we are enow
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
    God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more methinks would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
    Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
    We would not die in that man's company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
    And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he'll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words-
    Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.'


This speech is excellent in 'Henry V' with Kenneth Brannagh.

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Re: best battlefiield movies!
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2007, 02:30:57 AM »
Yes full marks m8. Stirring stuff. We should have a thread on best speeches.