Your favorite/best War Movies From the 1970s

For background check these threads:

Best All-Time Military Movies – Pre-Poll Data Gathering
05-25-2015, 07:38 PM

Your favorite/best War Movies Prior to 1940
05-27-2015, 10:18 PM

Your favorite/best War Movies Prior to 1940 – Part 2
05-29-2015, 07:31 AM

Your favorite/best War Movies From the 1990s
05-30-2015, 04:17 AM

In this installment pick your UP TO FIVE favorite/best from these:
Catch-22 Catch-22 (1970) - IMDb (1970)
Cromwell: Cromwell (1970) - IMDb (1970)
Kelly’s Heroes Kelly's Heroes (1970) - IMDb (1970)
MASH M*A*S*H (1970) - IMDb (1970)
The McKenzie Break The McKenzie Break (1970) - IMDb (1970)
Patton Patton (1970) - IMDb (1970)
Tora! Tora! Tora! Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) - IMDb (1970)
Johnny Got His Gun Johnny Got His Gun (1971) - IMDb (1971)
Raid on Rommel Raid on Rommel (1971) - IMDb (1971)
Zeppelin Zeppelin (1971) - IMDb (1971)
The Execution of Private Slovik The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie 1974) - IMDb (1974)
The OdeSSa File The Odessa File (1974) - IMDb (1974)
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975) - IMDb (1975)
The Man Who Would Be King The Man Who Would Be King (1975) - IMDb (1975)
The Eagle Has Landed The Eagle Has Landed The Eagle Has Landed (1976) - IMDb (1976)
Midway Midway (1976) - IMDb (1976)
A Bridge Too Far A Bridge Too Far (1977) - IMDb (1977)
Cross of Iron Cross of Iron (1977) - IMDb (1977)
The Boys in Company C The Boys in Company C (1978) - IMDb (1978)
The Deer Hunter The Deer Hunter (1978) - IMDb (1978)
The Four Feathers (1977) The Four Feathers (TV Movie 1978) - IMDb (1978)
Force 10 from Navarone Force 10 from Navarone (1978) - IMDb (1978)
Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now (1979) - IMDb (1979)
Zulu Dawn Zulu Dawn (1979) - IMDb (1979)
If you feel we have omitted a great War Movie from the 1970’s then mention it/them and
if we have enough additional titles we may have a follow-up poll for the decade.

Glad to see Kelly’s Heroes getting some love - it is one of my all-time favorite movies of any genre.

Tough having to pick just five. I could easily have gone to seven (and beyond).

I liked it too. Several of the more light-hearted, if not comical, “war movies” are great fun, but maybe not “great war movies.”

If you want to post an “honorable mentions” group, do so. That beats voting for everything on the list! :smiley:

I voted!

Out of shape! :smiley:

If I had only one vote for the 70s, I would’ve gone with Telly, Donald, and Clint.

Do keep that in mind because that one vote may be it in later polls when we start collapsing all these prelims into the “Best Ever” Finals. Just how that will shake out is unclear at the moment.

I can’t believe we forgot The Odd Angry Shot.

Am I the only one showing love for “The Boys in Company C?” Great movie! And it beat a number of more well-known movies to the punch. Including R. Lee Ermey as a drill sergeant.

I’ll add The Odd Angry Shot to the “overflow thread” which is growing toward ten titles now. Some will be true overflow since they’re from periods where we already have threads. Others will just be to avoid reposting the 300+ titles as an entity again.

As for your other question, there are quite a few cases getting only one vote in the various threads. But I suppose that’s a little better than the passel of “0 votes” we’re apt to encounter. Not every one of the 300 is a jewel. :slight_smile:

When we go further into the bracket voting, this movie will get my vote for the best of the 70s. And every time I think of this movie, I get this earworm of the theme song.

*Friends all tried to warn me
But I held my head up high
All the time they warned me
But I only passed them by
They all tried to tell me
But I guess I didn’t care
I turned my back and
Left them standing there

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door
Burning bridges lost forevermore*

Patton. The history is a little weak here and there but its well cast and acted and damn does it ever have a great score/theme.

I just voted for it, so that is 2 of us.

It is the best Vietnam movie that most people don’t even know exists.

R. Lee Emory is fantastic in the movie (as you’d expect), and the movie flows so well.

I think it has been drowned out by Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, which is unfortunate. If anyone hasn’t seen this movie, watch it. You won’t regret. It.