Alright, we all love the movies with the tanks and the planes and the guns and the booms, but there's a lot more to a really good war movie. What's your favorite and WHY?
Also, make it a war that's actually happened, not a fictional war.
One of my favorite ones is still Platoon. It really shows what kind of hell it was over there, although it of course doesn't come anywhere near the real thing. It doesn't potray war as cool or entertaining, but what it really is.
Saving Private Ryan was a good one too. It's probably the best WWII movie I've seen, unless you count Schindler's List. Either way, Saving Private should have won the Best Picture Oscar in '98...none of this Shakespeare in Love crap.