Best war movies ever?

I'm in need of some good ideas for war movies that will give me a good mix of old and new movies that will keep me entertained. Any suggestions on what the best war movies of all time are?
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Saving Private Ryan

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Saving Private Ryan

Hi, I always enjoyed Saving Private Ryan. It's a good story and also has one of the best battle scenes ever at the start that really makes you think about how scary it must have been to take part in World War II.
The movie won loads of Oscars in 1998 and has a lot of stars in it, including Tom Hanks.

Apocalypse Now: Redux

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Apocalypse Now: Redux

One of my favorite war films has always been Apocalypse Now, Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen face off as a disgruntled US Army officer and the military man sent to assassinate him.
The dialogue is great and still quoted in a lot of comedies and movies paying homage to Apocalypse Now. Brando steals the movie, even though he spends most of this 1979 epic sitting in the darkness, the final scenes are really tight and difficult to watch.

The Bridge On The River Kwai

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The Bridge On The River Kwai

For me the best war movie will always be: The Bridge On The River Kwai. This 1957 war movie was directed by David lean, who also directed Lawrence of Arabia, it's another epic about British prisoners of war in a Japanese camp.
Lean won an Oscar along with star Alec Guinness, who gives an excellent performance as a British officer torn between obeying orders and fighting the brutality of the Japanese guards.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

If you are looking for a war movie, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp takes in the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War. Colonel Blimp was made in 1943 and has a definite pro British feel to it for propaganda purposes, but it also manages to be a satire of how hard headed the commanders of the military were during each of these wars.
 Many people claim this epic by writer directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is the British Citizen Cane, it does provide an excellent look at the difficulties of war and how our attitudes to people can change over a short period of time.

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