Best Veitnam War Film ???

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Dangerous, Mar 21, 2006.

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Which is the greatest of the four most celebrated 'Nam films?

  1. Apocalypse Now

  2. Platoon

  3. Full Metal Jacket

  4. Hamburger Hill

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  1. Dangerous

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    Here I present to you the four most celebrated Veitnam War films.
    All unique and great films in their own right. The question is,-
    which one do you favour over the others? If you can pick one that is..

    Maybe if you have not seen them all you are not qualified to vote.
    Whatever the case, I was interested to see what happens when I polled them here so take it away.
     
  2. GreatWhiteShark

    GreatWhiteShark Girls taste better.

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    Damn, it was really hard to choose between Apocalypse Now and Platoon,
    but I went w/ Platoon.
     
  4. GreatWhiteShark

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    I love all the movies on the list, I just feel Platoon stands out above the rest. ...Just a little bit. ;)
     
  5. Kirsten-Is-Hot!

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    AN for me, that film is amazing.
     
  6. Sava

    Sava Dont cry, my dear

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    what about Born on the fourth f july? :mad:...
     
  7. Arcturus

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    Platoon got my vote, the others are good, and i've never seen Hamburger Hill, it's on my to-do list, of course.

    :up:
     
  8. Morg

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    Platoon and Full Metal Jacket
     
  9. Platoon

    Haven't seen Full Metal Jacket. I'd love to see it though.
     
  10. Riven

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    Apocalypse Now!
     
  11. Stringer

    Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    Platoon or Apocalypse Now? I cant choose.:(
     
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    From what I understand about the Vietnam War, Platoon captures this war the best from a "literal" perspective (much like Saving Private Ryan for WWII flicks). Apocolypse Now captures the underlying tones and demons of the war the best (similiar to The Thin Red Line of WWII movies). Full Metal Jacket really can't be compared as it is not a strict war movie - it is as much about the military as it is the war (genius movie BTW and one of the few movies ever to only have two acts).

    IMO, all three (Full Metal Jacket, Apoc. Now & Platoon) are great movies that capture distinct aspects of this war and each as better than the others in their respective approaches.
     
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    Platoon or We Were Soldiers.
     
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    Platoon and Apocalyspe Now
     
  16. dpm07

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    There's a lot of films you left out that had celebrated status. One is John Wayne's Green Berets. It is controversial because it takes a Pro War stance at a time when America was at the height of the Vietnam Conflict. I remember there was controversy when this film came out.

    I'd say Platoon is the best so far. Good Morning Vietnam is good, and so is Forrest Gump. Full Metal Jacket is a great film for it's pretty realistic portrayal of what the Marine Boot camp experience is really like. They left a lot out, but did portray some realistic elements in a manner few films have.

    A good suggestion to find a good balance of Vietnam Conflict films would be to do a google search. That way we could have a greater selection to choose from.
     
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    Apocalypse Now
     
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    Damn, tough choice. I love them all for different reasons. I'd say Full Metal Jacket stands out just a bit because of R. Lee Ermey. He owns. So many great lines.
     
  19. Kable24

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    Full Metal Jacket - If for nothing else but the basic training part. Good stuff
     
  20. Darth Elektra

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    The Green Berets was a really good movie.
     
  21. Cap1970

    Cap1970 Anybody Seen My Shield?

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    I'd have voted Green Berets, but out of those chosen I went with Platoon. I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of Full Metal Jacket - the second half (in Vietnam) is not enjoyable at all. It's like watching a car accident.
     
  22. ToddIsDead

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    I liked Full Metal Jacket the most out of those.
     
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    I feel that they are all so unique. However, if I had to choose, I would probably go with FMJ. This is because FMJ's subdued approach to the fighting and its concerns with life outside of fighting for a soldier makes the real horror of the movie seeing what war turns an otherwise decent human being into:
    a man who can shoot a now unarmed woman point blank in the face and not lose any sleep over it
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  24. Backdrifter

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    Amen. Kubrick knows how the scare the **** out of people simply by telling the truth. Full Metal Jacket is probably the best war movie, period, in my opinion.
     
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    Platoon. Great movie.
     

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