Vote for Forces favourite war film



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.


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




War Hero
sgtpepperband said:
chieftiff said:
...Anyone who doesn't vote for Zulu is a poof!
Hmm, so what if Thingy votes for "Zulu"? :? :wink:
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:


War Hero
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?)
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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