17 February 2010

Kings of War Count Down Great Films on Small Wars

There's a good list at Kings of War of their top 20 "small wars" movies.

Oldest films first:
The Quiet American (1958, Joseph Mankiewicz)
Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean)
La 317ème Section (1965, Pierre Schoendoerffer)
La battaglia di Algeri (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
Lost Command (1966, Mark Robson)
Army of Shadows (1969, Jean-Pierre Melville)
Cromwell (1970, Ken Hughes)
Bloody Sunday (1971, John Schlesinger)
Soldier of Orange (1977, Paul Verhoeven)
Breaker Morant (1980, Bruce Beresford)
L’honneur d’un capitaine (1982, Pierre Schoendoerffer)
Full Metal Jacket (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
Michael Collins (1996, Neil Jordan)
No Man’s Land (2001, Danis Tanović)
L’ennemi intime (2007, Florent Emilio Siri)
Che (2008, Steven Soderbergh)
Defiance (2008, Edward Zwick)
Waltz with Bashir (2008, Ari Folman)
Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008, Uli Edel, Bernd Eichinger)

Got suggestions of your own? Add them here, or tell them there...

By: Brant


Anonymous said...

I've seen most of these, especially the older ones.
How about "The Beast" (1984)?

"State of Siege", Costa-Gavras' thinly disguised film about urban guerrillas in Uruguay, is not that interesting a film but does look at some of the issues.

Brant said...

I've got a few from my cousin I need to watch at home. problem is he has old videotapes and I need a VCR/VCP to convert them. sigh.