Movies That Should Be Required Viewing for Any True Grognard
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An homage to Blott's recent GeekList, Movies that should be required viewing for any true geek:


So you want to really call yourself a grognard? Then you've got some work to do. So get these movies and watch them, you'll be one step closer to true grognardom.


Please add your own favorite grognard movies. Remember that these are not necessarily the "best" movies for anyone to see, but movies that have a grognard-factor to them and therefore require grognard viewing. Also add a YouTube video of the movie trailer if you can.
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26. Board Game: War on Terror [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:2230]
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Canberra
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The Delta Force



Chuck's war on terror.
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27. Board Game: Fallen Blackhawk: Somalia [Average Rating:1.00 Unranked]
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Blackhawk Down

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28. Board Game: Target Arnhem: Across 6 Bridges [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:2324]
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A Bridge Too Far

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29. Board Game: Silver Bayonet: The First Team in Vietnam, 1965 [Average Rating:6.47 Overall Rank:4532]
Pete Belli
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We Were Soldiers
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30. Board Game: Hue [Average Rating:6.74 Overall Rank:5224]
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Full Metal Jacket
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31. Board Game: The Great War 1914-1918 [Average Rating:6.70 Unranked]
Pete Belli
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Paths Of Glory
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32. Board Game: Raid! [Average Rating:5.18 Overall Rank:10377]
Pete Belli
United States
Florida
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The Eagle Has Landed
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33. Board Game: Viva!: Revolution in Mexico [Average Rating:5.83 Unranked]
Pete Belli
United States
Florida
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100 Rifles

Raquel Welch under the water tower...
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34. Board Game: Hamburger Hill [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:8081]
Mark Ernst
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Morrison
Illinois
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I think Hamburger Hill is a better movie about Vietnam than either Platoon or Full Metal Jacket.
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35. Board Game: The War Game: World War II [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:5482]
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The War, a 15 hour documentary by Ken Burns (skip over the "home front" segments if you want)

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36. Board Game: Maharaja [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:3342]
Pete Belli
United States
Florida
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The Man Who Would Be King
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37. Board Game: A Splendid Little War: The 1898 Santiago Campaign [Average Rating:7.11 Unranked]
Pete Belli
United States
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Rough Riders

Theodore Roosevelt was my boyhood hero.

Tom Berenger nailed the character of TR in a great performance, but the movie was a bit too long.

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38. Board Game: Pony Soldiers: Skirmish Rules for the Indian Wars & the Old West [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Pete Belli
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She Wore A Yellow Ribbon
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39. Board Game: Red Badge of Courage [Average Rating:7.34 Overall Rank:3268]
Pete Belli
United States
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The B&W version starring Audie Murphy.

Murphy won the Medal of Honor on WWII.

He would know something about the subject.
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40. Board Game: Battlefield Command [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Battlefield
Another documentary series I saw on PBS. Maps, order of battle, comparison of leaders and equipment, etc. Great stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_%28documentary_seri...
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41. Board Game: Bloody Omaha: D-Day 1944 [Average Rating:8.11 Overall Rank:4571]
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Saving Private Ryan

I absolutely loved this film. The first 15 minutes of the D-Day landing were amazing. It really gives you just a small piece of perspective of what the soldiers when through.

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42. Board Game: Gettysburg: Badges of Courage [Average Rating:7.07 Overall Rank:2683]
Brian Morris
United States
Raytown
Missouri
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Gettysburg

Fantastic movie from one of my favorite books Killer Angels.

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43. Board Game: RAF [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1174]
Tim Parker
United States
Richmond
Virginia
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The Battle of Britain. This is the best air combat movie I have ever seen. Robert Shaw as the irascible commander is priceless!
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44. Board Game: Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:3726]
Richard Campbell
United States
Augusta
Georgia
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Sergei Bonderchuk's(?) "Waterloo" with Rod Steiger as Nappy and Christopher Plummer as Wellington
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45. Board Game: Sink the Bismarck! [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:7906]
Richard Campbell
United States
Augusta
Georgia
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"Sink the Bismarck"
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46. Board Game: The Thin Red Line [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:6011]
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This is for the 1998 Terrance Malick version. Yes it's a little pretentious and over-long but it's still the best war movie I've ever seen. Great cast, beautiful cinematography and very thoughtful!
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47. Board Game: The Italian Campaign: Sicily [Average Rating:5.43 Overall Rank:9460]
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Portland
Oregon
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The Big Red One



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48. Board Game: The Seven Years War [Average Rating:6.69 Overall Rank:5967]
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Barry Lyndon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfvCjLgbpy0&feature=related]

not nessarly a war movie.. but some of the best 7 years war stuff Ive seen on film
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49. Board Game: D-Day (second edition) [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:4970]
Chuck Pierce
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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Saving Private Ryan

I don't know how this one has been overlooked for so long. WWII and D-Day get romanticized so often. This film did an awesome job of reminding everyone that war really is hell.



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50. Board Game: RAN [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:2283]
Dan Rivera
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RAN
(dont know if this is considered a war movie or not but it is a def. must see.
A story of Greed, a lust for power, and ultimate revenge. The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) has decided to step aside to make room for the younger blood of his three sons, Taro (Akira Terao), Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu), and Saburo (Daisuke Ryu). The Lord's only wish now being to live out his years as an honored guest in the castle of each of his sons in turn. While the older two sons flatter their father, the youngest son attempts to warn him of the folly of expecting the three sons to remain united, enraged at the younger sons' attempt to point out the danger, the father banishes him. True to the younger sons' warning however, the Oldest Son soon conspires with the Second Son to strip The Great Lord of everything, even his title. The story follows the decent of the old man into madness, the machinations of treachery and deceit by the two older sons and their downfall, and the loyalty of the youngest who ultimately rescues his father. But in the end it is the past deeds of The Great Lord that bring on the final battle and end the era of the Lord Hidetora and his clan - plot summary by IMDB.com because it does it better then me. An absolutely incredible film
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