A Few Words on My War Movie Lists

Those of you who know this blog, are aware of the fact that I try to do as many lists of war movies as possible. Some by conflict, some by country. This is a dynamic process and thanks to some readers I’m constantly updating them.

Since updating the lists is quite time-consuming I can’t always do it immediately but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank those who contribute regularly and to mention especially the List on Australian war movies which has undergone a lot of changes since I first posted it. I recently got a few new suggestions and will have to update it, but it’s already worth looking at.

Maybe you will also be interested to know which list is viewed the most. It’s actually the List on 10 German war movies.

12 thoughts on “A Few Words on My War Movie Lists

  1. Guy Savage says:

    Just wondering if you’d had a chance to catch the new Ken Loach film Route Irish yet?

  2. Guy Savage says:

    I am a Ken Loach fan. It was worth watching, but not his best I think. The main character (who’s quite interesting), former SAS-turned contractor in Iraq, investigates his friend’s death. A bit cliched, and contractors aren’t exactly a sympathetic bunch. I think Loach tried to overcome that with mixed results.

    • I read something about it meanwhile. I’m quite interested to watch it but do not expect it to be his best. I really like The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

      • Guy Savage says:

        I have Kes here to watch but haven’t got around to it yet.

        I would like to recommend 2 films for the blog, though. The Battle of Culloden by Peter Watkins. Unless you’ve seen it already of course. And The War Game, same director. They’re up on my blog if you are curious. Both unfortunately and undeservedly obscure. And unusual.

      • Thanks a lot, Guy. I haven’t seen them and will have a look at your reviews later today.

  3. warmoviebuff says:

    I will need to check Net Flix again. Hopefully some are available now.

  4. lifewith4cats says:

    it surprised me to see mel gibson on the cover. Never have I watched an Australian war movie before. But lately I’m getting more and more curious about Au history.

    Netflix has two versions of Gallipoli. The other one published in 2006.

    Sometimes I think it would just be easier to give you access to my Netflix account. heheh Then you could add to my que as you see fit and save me from having to log in, then title search. ;D since almost every movie you review looks interesting to me.

    • I’m glad you like my choice. There are a lot of good Australian war movies. I had no idea they did a remake of Gallipoli. I liked the old one a lot. I also liked The Lighthorsemen a lot. The mini series ANZACS is also very good. I wathced the first 3 parts, keeping the last.

      • lifewith4cats says:

        The one I thought was another remake turned out to be a documentary instead. But I got to watch Galipoli with Gibson just the other day. The blunt ending was very shocking.

        I enjoyed the movie though so am glad you mentioned it.

      • I’m glad you liked it. It is one of my favourites. The end is shocking and even more so when you think that’s how it was.

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