Just in time for Veterans’ Day. Here are my picks for a Veterans’ Day movie marathon:
1. Saving Private Ryan – the opening stays with you for days.
2. The Great Escape – Steve MacQueen is cool.
3. Patton – The opening speech is one of the top movie moments of all time.
4. The Dirty Dozen – The ultimate guy movie
5. Three Kings – Best movie on Gulf War (the first one)
6. Stalag 17 – great ensemble cast
7. M*A*S*H – in college, we watched for the shower scene – before dvd players
8. The Guns of Navarone – ragtag team against impossible odds
9. Blackhawk Down – you will be touched by the bravery and angered by the loss of lives
10. Sergeant York – my only WWI pick – a classic
Honorable mentions: Bridge Over River Kwai, Mister Roberts, Where Eagles Dare, Enemy at the Gate, Kelly’s Heroes, Platoon, Sands of Iwo Jima, Caine Mutiny, Von Ryan’s Express, The Eagle Has Landed, Apocalypse Now, Deer Hunter, Forrest Gump