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So far the best I ve seen was "The battle of the river Plate", and the battle of Midway but old version not this new one. do you know any more like that? 

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On 5/13/2020 at 12:53 PM, Wulf_Ace said:

So far the best I ve seen was "The battle of the river Plate", and the battle of Midway but old version not this new one. do you know any more like that? 

Tom Hanks is making a version of The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester (WW2 convoy escort story from the POV of the convoy's American commander), the film's name is Greyhound. Reminds me somewhat of The Cruel Sea (British Atlantic convoy escorts), there's an old film of that as well with Jack Hawkins. Hopefully they'll get around to doing a film of HMS Ulysses at some point (Arctic convoy-based).

 

Of course, there's always Sink the Bismarck! as well.

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Why do like the old version of Midway? It's cheap (footage from Tora Tora Tora). I find the new one much better, and a great movie to celebrate the good ol'warmovies of the 60's and 70's.

As for recommendations:

 

Tora Tora Tora

The Kings Choice (a well made scene in that movie showing the sinking of Blucher in Oslofjorden).

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They need to make a movie about:

 

1: The battle of Jutland.

 

2: The Royal Navy getting the Enigma machine first.

 

3: The battle of the Java Sea. This would be an epic tragedy film.

 

4: The Taranto Raid.

 

5: HMAS Sydney Vs HSK Kormoran (another tradgedy, where the hero would be the "Unidentified body on Christmas Island" look it up. Epic. Absolutely epic.)

 

6: Cape Matapan.

 

Notice that these all involve RN ships. Because Hollywood bias.

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This is probably one for the warship hardcore fans - it's black and white and silent (!) - but this is a fabulous movie:

 

 

 

It was filmed in 1928, using Royal Navy ships (you can see a number of C/D class cruisers and Queen Elizabeth class BBs in the trailer, with the actual crews performing their drills): https://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/oct/09/the-battles-of-coronel-and-falkland-islands-best-british-war-film-silent-lff-rereleased

 

It's remarkably well shot for the 1920's, too - up there with Eisenstein and Lang's movies. 

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Midway 2019, Tora Tora Tora, Pearl Harbor are my favorites.

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It's admittedly about submarines, but you can't go wrong with Das Boot; there is a film version, but the miniseries is better (best to go subs not dubs, appropriately enough)...

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Midway 2019, really good one. I’ve seen it in cinema, and actually today I got blu ray from Amazon. 
 

The other one I recommend you is Captain Phillips. Not strictly about warships, but featuring some of them in action; one of my favourite movies ever.

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Sink The Bismarck (as already mentioned)

Not sure about the historical accuracy

 

The Enemy Below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6oZED1Hm8

The Cruel sea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NMYYnvZteo&list=PLpxHU0DQsfCwovt8UfY76HYIu8YqH8O_8

Away all Boats
-Not a warship film as such,but about a transport ship in the pacific war.

 

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1 hour ago, TheWarJaC said:

I am surprised nobody mention Battleship Potemkin :Smile_teethhappy:

There is also this Japanese movie about Yamato

i wanted to mention that one. also the midway and greyhound are good 

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Here's one for you all that a lot of non-Japanese audiences don't know about yet. I was in Japan when it released last year, but didn't go for the screenings, unfortunately. 

 

Archimedes no Taisen

 

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On 7/21/2020 at 10:07 PM, Miragetank90 said:

Here's one for you all that a lot of non-Japanese audiences don't know about yet. I was in Japan when it released last year, but didn't go for the screenings, unfortunately. 

 

Archimedes no Taisen

 

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Hey Captain, 

Do you have any other suggestions like this one? (I really like Japanese movies) 😊

 

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2 hours ago, TheWarJaC said:

Hey Captain, 

Do you have any other suggestions like this one? (I really like Japanese movies) 😊

 

Not quite about warships, but try this one if you haven't seen it, it's a truly amazing movie.

 

Letters from Iwo Jima

 

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Strictly speaking not a Japanese movie, it's directed by Clint Eastwood. But the whole cast is Japanese(a very heavyweight cast, some big names here), as well as all the dialogue. 

 

The movie is about the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. 

It's definitely in my top 5 war movies ever. 

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A good one I watched recently:

 

Reng%C3%B4_kantai_shirei_ch%C3%B4kan_Yam

 

known as Isoroku, sometimes called The Admiral (for example in Germany). Besides nice shots of ships it has a very balanced view of Yamamoto, the closest to what I read about him in fact.

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13 minutes ago, Miragetank90 said:

 

Not quite about warships, but try this one if you haven't seen it, it's a truly amazing movie.

 

Letters from Iwo Jima

 

p164369_v_v8_ab.thumb.jpg.f8d1afa3abee3823d14d94398225b521.jpg

 

Strictly speaking not a Japanese movie, it's directed by Clint Eastwood. But the whole cast is Japanese(a very heavyweight cast, some big names here), as well as all the dialogue. 

 

The movie is about the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective. 

It's definitely in my top 5 war movies ever. 

Yes, I love this movie too: Clint Eastwood rarely disappoints. I find it vastly superior to its "twin" project Flag of our Fathers. Letters from Iwo Jima is way more intense; it finally brings a non-stereotypic view of the "enemy" point of view that is pretty unusual for the American cinema. 

 

I really like also Korean cinema (before Parasite hit if you believe me:Smile_veryhappy: ). Even though it is not a war movie in the classical sense (it's more about the consequences of war) you might find this movie interesting Joint Security AreaIt's one of the first movies of the director of Oldboy, Chan-wook Park. Not his best but still a good movie.

12 minutes ago, Aragathor said:

A good one I watched recently:

 

Reng%C3%B4_kantai_shirei_ch%C3%B4kan_Yam

 

known as Isoroku, sometimes called The Admiral (for example in Germany). Besides nice shots of ships it has a very balanced view of Yamamoto, the closest to what I read about him in fact.

Thank you for sharing this Captain, looks promising! 😊

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1 minute ago, TheWarJaC said:

Yes, I love this movie too: Clint Eastwood rarely disappoints. I find it vastly superior to its "twin" project Flag of our Fathers. Letters from Iwo Jima is way more intense; it finally brings a non-stereotypic view of the "enemy" point of view that is pretty unusual for the American cinema. 😊

 

This!!

At last, a man of CULTURE!! :cap_cool:

 

 

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8 hours ago, Miragetank90 said:

 

This!!

At last, a man of CULTURE!! :cap_cool:

 

 

Ahaha I am just a big movie-nerd :Smile_veryhappy:

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