These you should watch
They fought for Motherland http://imdb.com/title/tt0073488/
Ya - russkij soldat (I'm russian soldier) http://imdb.com/title/tt0203217/
Zvezda (The Star, 2002) http://imdb.com/title/tt0326450/
V boj idut odni stariki (Only old men are going to battle) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070861/
Osvobozhdenie (Liberation) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151852/ That's a long movie, basically, it's half documentary, but believe me, it's worth seeing. You better read that comment on imbd, it is well written.
A zori zdes tihie (The Dawns Here Are Quiet) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068161/ Very touching movie.
Dang, i forgot one more: Battalions ask for fire http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088777/
Now these i call must-see movies.
ok, just asking, I hate majority of the american war movies because of their own views and worse faked equiptment - so before going to SU movies, I want to make sure I don't waste time on those if they also made on "own views".Bolt said:Um.. Well, does Das Boot include nationalistic view?
They were all shot (exept for The Star and Russian soldier) in Soviet union, so of course there will be some propaganda, show me a movie which doesn't have.
But almost in every movie, which i've mentioned, there is no happy ending, nor there is no stalinism, like in 1920-30's movies. They tell the stories about normal people, which lifes were ruined by war.
For me, Der Stalingrad was like a german "They fought for Motherland", exept that the last one is far better (imho, of course).
ROMMEL34 said:Which one is U-571?? I always confuse it with Das Boot.
I remember that one! James Garner had a better import rate inside a prisoncamp than the entire US at that time.KIPPO said:The Great Escape (McQueen as a pilot who was flying wearing chinos a sweat top and leather jacket)
KIPPO said:...its about crap movies its supposed to be a fun thread, ...
ROMMEL34...some towards the end but other than that the entrie movie is about some obscure search for some idiot named Ryan. [/quote said:That was the whole point of the movie, soldiers given a mission they didnt really believe in, I'm sure you can find lots of faults, wrong guns, tanks, bad german tactics etc.. but all in all, the most important thing in a war movie is that it attempts to give outsiders a look into war, and SPR focuses on soldiers being affected by and torn between war, tragedy, death, loyalty, orders etc in various ways. IMO Its a very good movie, You cant really watch the beach landing without being affected in some way, its one of the most brutal scenes ever made in a movie, and definatly makes you ask questions like "is war worth it?"
And IMO, thats more than I expect from most hollywood movies, if you take into considerations all the other hollywood movies..
Yeah, I agree WP, it seems to be bashed pretty hard because of the inaccuracies while ignoring some really pretty good film making. A script change here and there (the cheesy happy ending for me at least is the primary offender) and it could have been a really great (albeit dramatized) film.WickedPenguin said:Inaccurate as hell but still fun to watch:
* Enemy at the Gates: It's just cool to see Mosin Nagants on-screen.... And I thought they did well with production design and cinematography. It gets trashed plenty around here, but many seem to overlook the obvious: at least there was a movie made about WWII that didn't involve American forces in any way! I felt it did a lot to open eyes regarding the Russian stake in WWII, in spite of inaccuracies in the details, and inspired many people (including myself) to do their own reading on the subject matter.