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Mon May 27, 2013, 02:50 PM

Best Iraq/Afghanistan War Movie

What is the Iraq/Afghanistan war movie you have seen?
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Hurt Locker
2 (50%)
Restrepo
1 (25%)
Generation Kill
1 (25%)
In the Valley of Elah
0 (0%)
The Green Zone
0 (0%)
Taxi to the Dark Side
0 (0%)
Zero Dark Thirty
0 (0%)
Jarhead
0 (0%)
Other (please specify)
0 (0%)
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Reply Best Iraq/Afghanistan War Movie (Original post)
arely staircase May 2013 OP
quinnox May 2013 #1
arely staircase May 2013 #2
quinnox May 2013 #3
arely staircase May 2013 #4
quinnox May 2013 #5
premium May 2013 #10
arely staircase May 2013 #18
premium May 2013 #20
sarisataka May 2013 #6
arely staircase May 2013 #22
sarisataka May 2013 #23
arely staircase May 2013 #24
Bigmack May 2013 #7
lame54 May 2013 #9
arely staircase May 2013 #12
lame54 May 2013 #8
arely staircase May 2013 #13
lame54 May 2013 #14
arely staircase May 2013 #16
LeftInTX May 2013 #11
life long demo May 2013 #15
arely staircase May 2013 #17
lame54 May 2013 #25
NaturalHigh May 2013 #19
arely staircase May 2013 #21
egold2604 May 2013 #26
arely staircase May 2013 #27

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 02:52 PM

1. I have seen two of those listed and they both sucked

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #1)

Mon May 27, 2013, 02:55 PM

2. which two?

eom

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2013, 02:59 PM

3. I'd rather not say

 

let's just say both were very mainstream, and one was super popular with a lot of acclaim.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:00 PM

4. then neither one was restrepo i am guessing

you should see it.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #4)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

5. thanks, I will take up the recommendation

 

I never heard of that one.

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Response to quinnox (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:06 PM

10. It's more of a documentary,

 

than a movie, but it's well worth watching.

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Response to premium (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:22 PM

18. same with taxi to the dark side

eom

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #18)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:26 PM

20. Haven't seen it yet.

 

On my list of films to watch.

One of my favorite Vietnam war movies was Casualties of War with Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

6. Kelly's Heroes and Saving Private Ryan

they are not about Iraq/Afghanistan per se but combined they give the best feel for what being in an actual war is like, IME

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:00 PM

22. i remember seeing pvt ryan in the theater

the opening landing scene was unlike anything I have seen before or since.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #22)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:17 PM

23. What I have seen

did not remotely approach that and I never want to repeat what I have seen.

I have spoken to D-Day vets; if they speak of the landings you can see their eyes change. They are no longer here but there again. They remark the film cannot truly capture the sounds and smell of that battle
I cannot comprehend the horror.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #23)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:26 PM

24. horror is right

and those men, as much as anyone saved western civilization itself.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:02 PM

7. I think any war movie that doesn't ....

... feature the smells is worthless.

Rotten flesh & blood, shit, piss, cordite, 2 week old sweat...

Anything else is just Hollywood.

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Response to Bigmack (Reply #7)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:04 PM

9. You need to watch it in an adult theatre

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Response to lame54 (Reply #9)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:29 PM

12. that's hilarious eom

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:03 PM

8. Three Kings

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Response to lame54 (Reply #8)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:32 PM

13. that was set during the gulf war, no?

it was a good movie

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #13)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:36 PM

14. you said iraq

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Response to lame54 (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:46 PM

16. yeah, i meant the most recent one

but you are right its a good movie. my favorite part is them in the Mercedes and the music.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:11 PM

11. Bush's War

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/

It's a PBS Frontline documentary.
I think it's about 4 hours long and very in-depth.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:38 PM

15. Vietnam war movie "We were Soldiers"

Only detraction is Col. Moore is played by Mel Gibson. The movie is excellent. Based on a battle in I Drang valley. Based on book "We were soldiers once and young" by Joe Galloway and Col. Hal Moore.

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Response to life long demo (Reply #15)

Mon May 27, 2013, 03:47 PM

17. probably the best war movie i have seen

Gibson also directs it brilliantly - which is a perfect example of why I have to separate artists from their work in my mind. he's a big fuckstick, but a very talented one.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #17)

Tue May 28, 2013, 08:51 AM

25. Check out Get the Gringo - great movie

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:25 PM

19. I have never seen any of those movies.

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Response to NaturalHigh (Reply #19)

Mon May 27, 2013, 04:26 PM

21. if you only see one

see restrepo

it is on netflix

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 10:14 AM

26. 9th Company

9th Company is a Russian version of Full Metal Jacket taking place during the last days of the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. It follows raw recruits from Siberia from their basic training to deployment in Afghanistan.

The last 10 minutes of the film had me on the edge of my seat. It is currently on Netflix.

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Response to egold2604 (Reply #26)

Tue May 28, 2013, 06:33 PM

27. i will

thanks

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