The Greatest War Films Ever?

Please don't whine about my selections I did this completely from a third-party, non-biased point of view. Thanks for looking. If you like this one look at my 'The Greatest Movies of all Time?' list
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1.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (147 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ "Smell that?" "You smell that?"
"What?"
"Napalm son, nothing in the world smells better than that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning." ” - jsofa4077
 
2.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
“ "Its like finding a needle in a stack of needles" ” - jsofa4077
 
3.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ "You still think its beautiful to die for your country? The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for your country its better not to die at all." ” - jsofa4077
 
4.
Schindler's List (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ "This is very cruel Oskar. You're giving them hope.You shouldn't do that. That's cruel." ” - jsofa4077
 
5.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
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During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work. (131 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ "There's enough bang in there to blow us all to Jesus. If I'm gonna die, I'm going to die comfortable." ” - jsofa4077
 
6.
Cross of Iron (1977)
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him. (132 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ "What will we do when we've lost the war?"
"Prepare for the next one." ” - jsofa4077
 
7.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ "If those little sweethearts won't face German bullets, they'll face French ones!" ” - jsofa4077
 
8.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ "Colin's not a blind man as long as he's with me. He's going with me!" ” - jsofa4077
 
9.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ "A prayer's as good as a bayonet on a day like this!" ” - jsofa4077
 
10.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ "You have to have good men. Good men, all of them." ” - jsofa4077
 
11.
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
“ "Do you ever have flashbacks from Lebanon?"
"No, not really" ” - jsofa4077
 
12.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ "One day the war will be over. And I hope that people that use this bridge in years to come remember how it was built. Not by slaves, but by soldiers, British soldiers." ” - jsofa4077
 
13.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
“ "Do you think I'm nobody, Ali? Do you?" ” - jsofa4077
 
14.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ "There's no other world out there where everything's going to be ok, there's just this one, just this rock. ” - jsofa4077
 
15.
The Longest Day (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
“ "Just look at this gentlemen. How calm... how peaceful it is. A strip of water between England and the continent, between the Allies and us. But beyond that horizon.... ” - jsofa4077
 
16.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
“ "To know them is to destroy them." ” - jsofa4077
 
17.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. (158 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
“ "Broadsword calling Dannyboy." ” - jsofa4077
 
18.
In Which We Serve (1942)
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft. (114 mins.)
“ "This is the story of a ship." ” - jsofa4077
 
19.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (113 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ "May the Earth lie lightly upon our valient enemy." ” - jsofa4077
 
20.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ "You want to play a game!? Alright I'll play your *beep* game!" ” - jsofa4077
 
21.
Come and See (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (142 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
22.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A series of mistakes made by the US Navy in the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor prove disastrous when Japan strikes. (144 mins.)
“ "I fear all we have done is awake a sleeping giant and fill him with terrible resolve." ” - jsofa4077
 
23.
The 317th Platoon (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht. (100 mins.)
 
24.
Braveheart (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England. (178 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
“ "They may take our lives! But they'll never take our FREEDOM!" ” - jsofa4077
 
25.
Patton (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
“ "Now I want you to know that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making some other poor bastard die for his country." ” - jsofa4077
 
26.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
“ "You forgive me?"
"There's nothing to forgive, Sydney. Nothing." ” - jsofa4077
 
27.
Platoon (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young recruit in Viet Nam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ "Shut up and take the pain! Take the pain!" ” - jsofa4077
 
28.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ "You probably heard we weren't in the takin prisoner buisness. We in the killin Nazi buisness, and cousin buisness is a-boomin" ” - jsofa4077
 
29.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ "How did it start?"
"I don't know, but it was the German's fault." ” - jsofa4077
 
30.
The General (1926)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. (67 mins.)
“ "There were two loves in his life: his engine and... ” - jsofa4077
 
31.
Glory (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. (122 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
32.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
“ "A man should do what he has to do" ” - jsofa4077
 
33.
No Man's Land (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A rookie cop goes undercover and infiltrates a car thief ring. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
34.
Ran (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Medieval Japan, an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them and cause them to turn on each other...and him. (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ "Man is born crying... when he has cried enough he dies" ” - jsofa4077
 
35.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
“ (To his beer) "Well worth waitting for" ” - jsofa4077
 
36.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ "I am determined to serve and give my life for my country" ” - jsofa4077
 
37.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ "We got India and Africa right? Jerry can have France and Belgium and whatever they want. Whoever's been to Poland? Its all about room Empire" ” - jsofa4077
 
38.
Green Zone (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
39.
Conspiracy (1989)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Chris Bernard
“ "So, to begin. We have a storage problem in Germany with all the Jews" ” - jsofa4077
 
40.
Richard III (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming king staged in an alternative fascist England setting. (110 mins.)
“ "Conscience is but a word cowards use" ” - jsofa4077
 
41.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
42.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ "No, I never wanted to go to war. I just wanted to fly" ” - jsofa4077
 
43.
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
“ "Why don't we knock off all of those negative waves" ” - jsofa4077
 
44.
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
“ "The war is lost, but if you think I'll leave Germany for that you're sadly mistaken. I'd rather have a bullet in the head" ” - jsofa4077
 
45.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ "The dead know only one thing...it's better to be alive" ” - jsofa4077
 
46.
Henry V (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the midst of the Hundred Years War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415. (137 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
47.
The Patriot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son. (165 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ "Before this war is over I'm going to kill you"
"Why wait?" ” - jsofa4077
 
48.
Days of Glory (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A heroic guerilla group fights back against impossible odds during the 1941 Nazi invasion of Russia. (86 mins.)
 
49.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
“ "Do you think you'll be able to pull this off, Joe?"
"Why not? I have nothing else planned for this afternoon" ” - jsofa4077
 
50.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ "I don't know how to thank you"
"Thank God, not me. He wants us to survive, well that's what we'll have to believe" ” - jsofa4077