hello can anyone give me a idea of a good ww2 film please, i remember there was one where it was filmed in snow & it was about hitlers atmept to use "Heavy Water" but i cant remeber its name, i loved saving private ryan but i wanted the "Old" ones the 50/60's i belive they was best! any ideas pls
I would actually recommend the tv series 'Band of Brothers' before any WW2 films, 'cos it's great. Am really looking forward to seeing the 'The Pacific', too (first two episodes are on Freeview on Sky3 tonight at 9).
WW2 films not mentioned so far I would recommend:-
Where Eagles Dare The Longest Day The Guns of Navarone 633 Squadron The Battle of Britain The Great Escape Von Ryan's Express Cross of Iron Patton Stalingrad
Then there's also Schindler's List and The Pianist to consider.
Enemy at the Gates, one of the more recent ones filmed in 2001, is pretty good. Two Russian and German snipers play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
A good oldie is Carve her name with pride, the film is based on the true story of the heroism of Special Operations Executive agent Violette Szabo.
And finally who can resist The Cockleshell Heroes if only to try and spot our very own Bingalau, who was one of the extra divers. It is a fictionalised version of Operation Frankton, the true story of a commando raid on shipping in Bordeaux harbour.