'Charging Fort Wagner' - the scene and the accompanying orchestral piece make for a spine-chilling, emotional experience. If not the best, then Glory is certainly oneof the best war movies of all time.
Add to that the regiment's gospel party before the battle and I completely agree.
Edit: Sam Peckinpah´s Cross of Iron also deserves a mention.
1. Zulu (alot of inaccuracies though)
2. Saving private Ryan
3. A bridge too far
4. 9th Company (Russian language)
5. The Star (Russian language)
6. Ice Cold in Alex (Sir John Mills)
7. The Dambusters (Richard Todd)
8. Went the day well
9. The way ahead (David Niven)
10. Dunkirk (Sir John Mills)
Although not in my top ten, I'll give the "Kakoda Trail" a special mention.
Personally, I think alot of the Vietnam War films are lame.
My "Worst War Film" would be 'The Green Berets.' Sorry Duke.
As a footnote, any film with Sir John Mills is excellent but that's just my opinion.
I've moved this to OT & H, although the other thread focused on a magazine's list. This one will be for your picks for a top 10.
Here's my list not in order of merit:
1. Northwest Passage (French & Indian War)
2. The Longest Day - maybe not the most historically accurate but ginormous in scope
3. Sands of Iwo Jima
4. The Dirty Dozen
5. The Devil's Brigade
6. A Bridge Too Far (same as Longest Day)
7. Hell is For Heroes
8. We Were Soldiers
9. Blackhawk Down
10. Twelve O'clock High
1. Band of Brothers ( i know it isn't a movie but it's amazing)
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Blackhawk Down
4. Apocalypse Now
5. A Bridge Too Far
6. Full Metal Jacket
7. We Were Soldiers
8. Where Eagles Dare
10. The Longest Day