Wednesday, 17 August 2011

CRAIG'S TOP 10 GENRE SERIES - WAR

War films are a film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. At times war films focus on daily military or civilian life in wartime without depicting battles.


#1. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - 1998
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Ed Burns, Tom Sizemore


#2. APOCALYPSE NOW - 1979
 Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall


#3. PATTON
 Director: Franklin D. Schaffner
Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden


#4. FULL METAL JACKET - 1987
 Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, R Lee Emery


#5. THE DEER HUNTER - 1978
 Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, Meryl Streep


#6. WHERE EAGLES DARE - 1969
Director: Brian G. Hutton
Starring: Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood


#7. DEFIANCE - 2008
 Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell

#8. PLATOON - 1986
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe


#9. ZULU - 1964
 Director: Cy Endfield
Starring: Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins


#10. THE GREAT ESCAPE - 1963
 Director: John Sturges
Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Just about managed to get a great group of films onto this list with some popular choices including Great Escape, Platoon and Zulu. Saving Private Ryan wins here for its thrilling and emotional story arc, another Spielberg film winning a list of mine, though Apocalypse Now wasn't far off. A genre that I do generally like with most of the films well received too. My final genre list (sob) will be the good ole' Western!

1 Comments:

At 17 August 2011 at 17:58 , Anonymous Ben Davies said...

good one craig thanks for including where eagles dare 'boardsword calling danny boy....' classic mate

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home