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May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Movie Thread

This weekend is when cable channels dig into their library and see what war movies they have in there.

That got some of us thinking about our favorite movies. Here in no particular order are what some of the co-bloggers came up with:

Dave:
Patton
A Bridge Too Far
Tora Tora Tora

Andy:
Bridge On the River Kwai
Apocalypse Now
We Were Soldiers

Drew:
The Longest Day
Glory
The Best Years of Our Lives (close enough)


rdbrewer:
Apocalypse Now
The Hurt Locker
Full Metal Jacket

Laura:
Ah, let's just say she tried her best but chicks and war flicks generally don't go together.

In fact, I think you can generally tell how good a war movie is by how many women have speaking roles. Generally, the more female characters, the worse it is as a war movie. Exceptions that come to mind are also three of my favorite and under appreciated...In Harm's Way, They Were Expendable and The Horse Soldiers. Interestingly, all are John Wayne flicks.

We also kicked around war comedies as a separate category and came up with a few...Kelly's Heroes, Dr. Strangelove and one I just saw, Imitation General.

Anyway, we figured we throw it open for discussion. This is a great opportunity if any lurkers want a chance to ease into the commenting thing.

So, what do you guys have?


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