OK, at Rocketboy's request, I will not load this forum with all the WWII titles I am about to watch. I'll BOLD the title of the film I bring up and of course people will be free to discuss what they want. Pearl Harbor and U-571, and though not a war movie, Schindler's List, all have their own threads. Band of Brothers has its own thread in the TV section here: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums...=Band+Brothers
We'll start with SAVING PRIVATE RYAN as I just watched this and I want to immediately watch it again. This is one of the greatest war movies ever made, and I doubt the Normandy Invasion on D-Day could have ever been done better. Incidents in the movie such as when one of the squad got killed as they took out the radar station and then one of the boys wanted to mutiny and Capt. Miller finally told them he was a school teacher from Pennsylvania were extraordinarily powerful.
When they found Private Ryan, his determination to do his duty and hold that bridge against the German tanks was made of stuff admirable in every hero in every war movie.
I love the change that the corporal who's a coward goes through. I forgot his name for the moment, but when the German he didn't stop before becomes his prisoner, he just shoots him when he calls his name. Spielberg really demonstrated what war does to people.
Upham - that was it. Corporal Upham. Then BANG!