War Films : Tell AFI What the Genres Really Are: Top 10 War

Tell AFI What the Genres Really Are: Top 10 War

i making a list of 35 movies to suggest a poll
i gather the highest & most rated war movies in imdb in this list
the list has 43 titles and i need to cut it to onlt 35 titles
but i haven't watched all these movies
so can some one help me and tell me which of these 43 movies don't match my criteria?

specially those ones
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Green Zone (2010)
Three Kings (1999)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Inglourious Basterds
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Unbroken (2014)
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Spartacus (1960)
Legends of the Fall (1994)
Valkyrie (2008)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Defiance (2008)
Rambo (2008)
The Great Escape (1963)

Re: Tell AFI What the Genres Really Are: Top 10 War

55% (23 of 43) of the titles are from the New Century. That is totally ridiculous considering that the past 16 years only represents about 14% of the time since what is normally referred to as “Hollywood” has existed; not to mention the very long history of American wars and war movies from that Hollywood tradition. If you absolutely want to include newer films, then 5 (14% of 35) should be the highest total of post-year 2000 films.

My suggestion is to remove all 23 of the New Century films. That will leave you with 15 to add from the pre-year 2000 period. Those titles could be supplied by requesting them from members of this board and/or the Classic Film Board. I would be delighted to chip in.

For example:

The Big Parade (1925) / King Vidor 8.3
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) / Lewis Milestone 8.1
The Dawn Patrol (1930) / Howard Hawks 7.9
Hell's Angels (1930) / Howard Hughes 7.8
Twelve O'Clock High (1949) / Henry King 7.8
Mister Roberts (1955) / John Ford, Mervyn Leroy 7.8


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