Vote for Forces favourite war film

Discussion in 'Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy' started by BFBS, Jan 24, 2008.

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    BFBS TV needs you. We want British Forces - all three services, naturally - to vote for the the best war film ever. You’ve got until Sunday 27th Jan.

    Once the votes are all in and counted, we’ll then do a run-down of YOUR Top 20 on BFBS2 on Friday 1st February in our special ‘Forces Favourite War Films’ programme presented by Box Office Boys Paul Hendy and Richard Orford.

    And then the following weekend we’ll show your top 3 films* - in full - on consecutive nights.

    Here’s how to vote:
    · on the special submit form at

    · by email [email protected]

    · text + 44 7740 377 377 and start your message with war

    There’s a prize of a boxed set of 10 war movie DVDs, too, for one lucky voter.

    We thought it was high time we got a definitive list of the best ever war movies – voted for by the people who know.



    * We hope to show the top three films in full, but there’s a slight chance the top 3 may include a film for which we are unable to secure the broadcast rights, in which case we’ll have to show the next highest placed film.
  2. Which War ?

    If any, then Last of the Mohicans ta :)
  3. Here's what's currently the Top 20 British Forces Favourite War Movies as voted by you:

    1. Zulu
    2. Saving private Ryan
    3. A Bridge Too Far
    4. Full Metal Jacket
    5. Platoon
    6. Ice Cold in Alex
    7. Das Boot
    8. Black Hawk Down
    9. The Great Escape
    10. We Were Soldiers
    11. Kelly's Heroes
    12. The Longest Day
    13. Cross of Iron
    14. Enemy At The Gates
    15. Apocalypse Now
    16. The Cruel Sea
    17. Schindler's List
    18. Battle of Britain
    19. Dirty Dozen
    20. In Which We Serve

    Voting closes on Sunday, so make sure your favourite is up there by voting.

    Submit your vote at


    or you can email warmovies @

    or text the title of your favourite to +44 7740 377 377 - start your message with war


  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Links not working for me
  5. We were soldiers. Has to be. Or saving private ryan
  6. An Ungentlemanly Act!!!!!!!!
  7. Sorry about that. Here's another attempt


    If that doesn't work, type in


  8. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    All links fixed now, I think!

    Anyone who doesn't vote for Zulu is a poof!
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmm, so what if Thingy votes for "Zulu"? :? :wink:
  10. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Ummmmm! except Thingy, who can vote for Zulu or not and still be whatever he wants :thumright:

    Sorry, it's just a figure of speech, didn't mean to upset anyone who may or may not be :whew:
  11. Want to vote for four;

    1. The cruel sea.
    2. Ice cold in Alex.
    3. Das boot.
    And just to keep the Crabs happy The dambusters
  12. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    There's something about the paras getting wasted that does it for me.......

    But even elmer beats that, we were soldiers once, and young. :dwarf:

    (P.S is the bloke on the left in the link wearing and old pussers teabag?)
  13. That Richard Graham was far to friggin ugly to play his part with any realism.
  14. Update of latest positions - look at The Cruel Sea racing up the chart!

    1.Zulu (1964)
    2.Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    3.A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    4.Platoon (1986)
    5.Cruel Sea, The (1953)
    6.Great Escape, The (1963)
    7.Das Boot (1981)
    8.Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    9.Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
    10.Apocalypse Now (1979)
    11.Black Hawk Down (2001)
    12.Enemy At The Gates (2001)
    13.Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    14.Longest Day, The (1962)
    15.Schindler's List (1993)
    16.Cross Of Iron (1977)
    17.We Were Soldiers
    18.Where Eagles Dare (1968)
    19.Battle Of Britain (1969)
    20.In Which We Serve (1942)

    Have your say at

    Don't forget you can vote for any war film ever made

    Voting will now stay open until 0900 Monday 28th Jan

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