Top 100 War Films

Whilst sitting in a pub, I mentioned to a friend that I was starting this blog, only to discover they are also doing a film blog for 2011 – 5olly – based on the Channel4 Top 100 War Films. Somehow or other, I have agreed to attempt this with them, which will be interesting as, being a moderately girlie girl, have little interest in war films, per se. So, in addition to all the numerous arthouse movies/trashy films I will be seeing, I have to watch (and blog about) another 100 films. I may have bitten off more than I can chew…

For those interested, here is the list. I will mark those I’ve seen as I go along

01. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
02. Apocalypse Now (1979)
03. The Great Escape (1963)
04. Schindler’s List (1993)
05. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
06. Platoon (1986)
07. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
08. Zulu (1964)
09. Black Hawk Down (2001)
10. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
11. The Dam Busters (1954)
12. The Deer Hunter (1978)
13. Braveheart (1995)
14. The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
15. The Killing Fields (1984)
16. The Thin Red Line (1998)
17. The Boat (1981)
18. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
19. Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)
20. The Longest Day (1962)
21. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
22. M*A*S*H (1974)
23. Paths Of Glory (1957)
24. Gladiator (2000)
25. Spartacus (1960)
26. Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
27. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
28. Enemy At The Gates (2001)
29. Battle Of Britain (1969)
30. Casablanca (1942)
31. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
32. The Pianist (2002)
33. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
34. Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
35. The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
36. Henry V (1944)
37. Cross Of Iron (1977)
38. Salvador (1986)
39. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
40. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
41. The Cruel Sea (1953)
42. Catch 22 (1970)
43. Empire Of The Sun (1987)
44. Patton (1970)
45. 633 Squadron (1964)
46. Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (2003)
47. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)
48. Gallipoli (1981)
49. Carve Her Name With Pride (1958)
50. Three Kings (1999)
51. A Town Like Alice (1956)
52. Hope And Glory (1987)
53. Troy (2004)
54. From Here To Eternity (1953)
55. Casualties Of War (1989)
56. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
57. In Which We Serve (1942)
58. Stalingrad (1993)
59. Reach For The Sky (1956)
60. The English Patient (1996)
61. The Grand Illusion (1937)
62. Ran (1985)
63. When The Wind Blows (1986)
64. The Battle Of Algiers (1965)
65. The General (1927)
66. Enigma (2001)
67. Napoleon (1927)
68. Glory (1989)
69. Went The Day Well? (1942)
70. Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
71. Come And See (1986)
72. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
73. Ride With The Devil (1999)
74. Alexander Nevsky (1938)
75. Gone With The Wind (1939)
76. Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)
77. The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)
78. Breaker Morant (1980)
79. Mrs Miniver (1942)
80. Land And Freedom (1995)
81. Love And Death (1975)
82. No Man’s Land (2001)
83. Cromwell (1970)
84. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
85. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
86. El Cid (1961)
87. Rome, Open City (1945)
88. Memphis Belle (1990)
89. Von Ryan’s Express (1965)
90. Regeneration (1997)
91. Hell In The Pacific (1968)
92. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
93. Europa, Europa (1990)
94. The Colditz Story (1955)
95. Welcome To Sarajevo (1997)
96. Cold Mountain (2003)
97. Lacombe Lucien (1974)
98. The Big Red One (1980)
99. The Eagle Has Landed (1977)
100. Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)

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