It’s been such a long time since the last war movie film quiz. A year? Almost. At the time I had discovered the Parents Content Advisory Guide on IMDb which I still find hilarious.
Below you can read the Parents Content Advisory Guide of a very famous war movie. Can you guess which one it is? (Just in case – the picture is taken from The Fallen and not from the movie we are looking for.)
Sex & Nudity
A short scene involves soldiers being given a talk on how to avoid sexual disease while off duty. The dialogue is not particularly explicit, making reference to ‘horizontal refreshment’. A diagram of a male sexual organ is shown very briefly (intended for humorous effect).
Off duty soldiers in a bar look at black & white images of female nudity – seen only very briefly. The same soldiers then visit a brothel; it is implied that they will have sexual intercourse (none is shown). One character questions the morality of their actions.
A number of soldiers are seen (from behind) running naked into the sea; underwater scenes show the soldiers swimming naked in murky waters while being bombarded with shrapnel.
Violence & Gore
There are a number of battle scenes towards the end of the film. A large number of soldiers are killed or wounded, although this is not shown in a graphic way. There is little by way of explicit gore; a number of relatively minor flesh wounds are shown with a little blood visible at times.
There is some mild swearing during the course of the film but not a great deal; bad language is generally kept to a minimum. There are no ‘f’ words.
There are several scenes involving the drinking of alcohol. A number of soldiers smoke cigarettes in the trenches.
Some scenes of trench warfare are tense and emotionally charged.
Did you get it? No? Here is the solution.
It would have been tougher if you had edited out the references to trenches. That narrows it down too much. The key is the shrapnel in the surf clue. The other clues could be any number of movies. Thanks for the brain exercise!
I was aware of that but thought it’s still not too obvious but possible to find out. Withouth the trenches… Editing it would have made it almost impossible.
Maybe not too obvious to common people LOL. It is “Le Grande Illussion”, right?
La grande illusion….
Ran across your website while searching for a resource for war movies that would be appropriate for watching by tweens or younger kids. I would like a more meaningful way to commemorate Memorial Day with my kids than just grilling outside. Your Quiz here raises a question of whether there is a short list of movies that would help today’s kids understand (for better or worse) the wars that have been fought in America’s history. My kids can deal with lighter PG-level themes, having watched Clone Wars & Star Wars episode IV with me so far. Any ideas? Maybe a new post? This is a website I’ll be bookmarking.
I’m glad you like my site. I haven’t done a post like that but I reviewed a few movies around Christmas that can be watched with children, only they are all focussing on Christmas.
I’ve done a list on Children in war movies. Many of those movies would be very good to watch with children. Here is the list.
It depends of course what aspects you’d like to show and which war.