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    Default Looking for war movies/TV series

    I've recently watched The Pacific, and I've watched Band of Brothers in the past as well. I am wondering if there's any good war movies/TV series that are similar?
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    lots.

    Letters From Iwo Jima is directed by Clint Eastwood, a companion film to Flags Of Our Fathers, which was tangentially about the Battle of Iwo Jima from the American perspective. this film is from the Japanese perspective at that battle. also it stars Ken Watanabe, who is always awesome. you might recognize him as the Japanese businessman from Inception.

    The Thin Red Line is awesome. very poetic, and not a traditional war film at all. set in the pacific theatre as well.

    edit: you don't have to watch flags of our fathers first, btw. letters is way better, anyway.
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    oh, also. Army of Shadows. rather than being a movie about the soldiers, this is a movie about the French Resistance during World War II.
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    The Human Condition is probably the most epic war movie ever made and it's almost 10 hours long (split into 3 movies)

    EDIT: Shit, I totally missed the "similar" in your post

    Generation Kill, maybe? I've never been interested in those series but my friends are and love this one.
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    oh yeah, Generation Kill is awesome. so awesome that Ronin has one of the main characters from it as his avatar.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8xRIadxNp4

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    Gen. Kill
    Blackhawk down (used to be my fav. movie for a long time)
    Enemy at the Gates (has nuanced characters)
    Thin red line (already mentioned, atmospheric, but the characers are somewhat forgettable)
    Apocalypse now (not my favourite movie, but probably the best movie ever done on the subject of violence)
    Patton (well, I didn't really like it, but I didn't really hate it either. Kindof a chore but also a must see)
    Die Brücke (kids+war)
    All quiet on the Western Front (so raw that you will never believe it was one of the first voiced movies ever I am not kidding)
    Das Boot (If you like submariens)
    Saving privat Ryan (Tom hanks produced BoB and Pacific too)
    FMJ (Kubrick, art)
    The bridge on the river Quai
    Deerhunter
    Platoon
    The hurt locker (on how adrenaline is a kick too)
    We where soldiers (not that well recieved, but technically very interesting)
    Gallipoli (I liked it and it made me read up on the theater a lot)
    Restrepo
    Camp Armadillo

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    I've played on the hyper realistic military gaming-type servers on ArmaII before. They're a blast during prime time and when people are actually doing things. Especially when they use ACRE and whatnot. I uninstalled ArmaII a month or so ago and am hoping that similar mods will start coming out for ArmaIII soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApocaRUFF View Post
    I've played on the hyper realistic military gaming-type servers on ArmaII before. They're a blast during prime time and when people are actually doing things. Especially when they use ACRE and whatnot. I uninstalled ArmaII a month or so ago and am hoping that similar mods will start coming out for ArmaIII soon.
    In the mean time, you can watch the several years worth of videos Dslyecxi has put out. I'd love to try ARMA out but it looks too intimidating to me.

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    Gonna third The Thin Red Line.

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