A list of Shawn Ryan's favorite war movies was quite revealing; TPP agreed with him on 7 out of 10, and that's quite surprising. OK so here's our mutual list: Apocalypse Now (still gives me chills especially everytime a medical helicopter wakes me up at night while flying over our house), Casablanca (on my all time top ten list; ton of color for a B&W, 2nd only to the Third Man), Dr. Zhivago (inspiration for the F1's name), Das Boot (almost too claustrophobic to watch), MASH (brilliant antiwar film), On the Beach (most depressing movie ever), Saving Private Ryan (surprised me how good this film was). Now here's where we differ. Fail Safe? No, no, no, Dr. Strangelove is much, much better. Inglorious Basterds (just didn't do it for me). This is perhaps his worst pick, and TPP would argue that The Dirty Dozen is a better representative of the same genera, but even then it's not up to a top ten. Patton is a real classic in my opinion, a portrait of a warrior. My tenth pick is actually a problem. On one hand Mediterraneo is a sentimental favorite, perhaps the gentlest war movie ever made, and sentimental and sad too. However the nod goes to The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly which most people think of as a western, but it's actually an anti-war movie, showing how war can make even greedy, anti-heros look good. The comments are now open for more nominations.