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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

Which movies would you love to see in the movie room at a wargaming show or convention?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 5:19 p.m. PST

All the ones that Belle and Blade only show snippets of.
They do a lot of foreign extravaganzas like the Polish The Deluge.

Or maybe Ridley Scott's The Duelists.

Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.

All of Ioan Gryffud's Hornblower series.

princeman Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

13th Warrior
The Magnificent Seven
Iwo Jima
Apocalypse Now
Paths of Glory

21eRegt08 Nov 2017 5:28 p.m. PST

Tora, Tora, Tora
Battle of the Bulge

RudyNelson08 Nov 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

At multi media shows there are now four video rooms. One for Anime, one TV or Dr Who and two for movies.
I have seen a wide range of movies at shows. Hard to list just a few. Those I listed would be personal favorites rather than based on commonality.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

I'll watch movies at home and game at conventions…

Grelber08 Nov 2017 8:35 p.m. PST

The Princess Bride (of course)
The Warlord
Gettysburg (assuming you are holding the convention in the US)
Young Winston
Saving Private Ryan


P.S. Actually, I wouldn't be disappointed to see most of the movies others have listed.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2017 9:16 p.m. PST

I'll watch movies at home and game at conventions…

But sometimes it's fun to watch movies with an all-wargamer audience! evil grin

kcabai08 Nov 2017 9:46 p.m. PST

The early years of Gencon, the would show 16mm movies, in the main mini room, at the Horticultural Hall. (While we were playing) Waterloo, Zulu, Tota, Tora, Tora were viewed.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 11:39 p.m. PST

Lots of good choices already listed above, but I will add:

The Wind And The Lion

Gunga Din

The Wild Bunch

A Bridge Too Far

Seven Samurai

Dr. Strangelove

The Wild Geese

Kelly's Heroes

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 3:54 a.m. PST

War Games

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 8:55 a.m. PST

55 Days at Peking of course

Tom D109 Nov 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Don't forget The Four Feathers, Major Dundee and John Wayne's Alamo

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 12:03 p.m. PST


Thanks, Tom D1 -- I knew I forgot one, and that was it!!!

David Manley10 Nov 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Master and Commander

The Wild Geese

A Bridge Too Far

Battle of the River Plate


Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2017 4:04 p.m. PST

They do movies at wargames conventions?

News to me!

Lord Ashram11 Nov 2017 5:54 a.m. PST

My buddy and I always bring an Xbox and an assortment of movies.

The winners this year were…

Master and Commander
The Patriot (terrible, but fun!)

Ryan and BoB are perfect choices too.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 6:06 a.m. PST

I would LOVE to see Mr. Walt return with the midnight movies.

Old Wolfman13 Nov 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

During an FoW mega-game,the store owner and GM for the game, put on the DVD of "A Bridge Too Far" (since we were doing Market Garden/Bridge By Bridge). Another dude,for his Gettysburg Soldiers Ft. Wagner battle,had on "Glory",another time The Duke's Alamo movie,and yet another "The Horse Soldiers". For laughs,I wouldn't mind seeing "Advance To the Rear".

Legion 413 Nov 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

The Wind And The Lion

The Wild Bunch

A Bridge Too Far

Dr. Strangelove

The Wild Geese

Kelly's Heroes

The Longest Day


God's and Generals

Rough Riders

Buffalo Soldiers



Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

Sahara- 1943, with Bogie as the sargent
The Dam Busters
Twelve O'clock High
THe Great Escape
633 Squadron
Went the Day Well?
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
The Lost Batalion.
Destination: Tokyo
The Fighting Seabees

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