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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jun 2019 3:49 p.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Which war movie, set in Afghanistan, would you recommend?

In the final round…

34% said "The Man Who Would Be King"
30% said "Gunga Din"
13% said "The Beast"

Henry Martini10 Jun 2019 7:24 p.m. PST

The action in TMWWBK was set in Kafiristan before it was conquered by the Afghans and absorbed into Afghanistan in the 1890s.

monongahela10 Jun 2019 8:13 p.m. PST

9th Company ?

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 2:54 a.m. PST

Those 3 winners are all GREAT MOVIES, and at least one is a masterpiece! As a film industry professional I believe this result shows the cinematic taste of my fellow wargamers in an excellent light!

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 4:24 a.m. PST

I never heard of 9th Company! Please advise…

Steve Kachman11 Jun 2019 11:24 a.m. PST
Jeffers12 Jun 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

Great film. I vaguely remember Caine mentioning an idea to drag in Roger Moore with him and Connery in a remake of Gunga Din.

Virginia Tory13 Jun 2019 11:59 a.m. PST

9th Company, the Beast, Heyena Road

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2019 9:26 p.m. PST

Restrepo

Bozkashi Jones08 Aug 2019 7:42 a.m. PST

Restrepo seconded – it's raw, moving and brilliant, but I wasn't sure it would qualify being a documentary

Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse08 Aug 2019 11:50 p.m. PST

The Marky Mark one. That was really good.

Virginia Tory12 Aug 2019 11:12 a.m. PST

Heyena Road, 9th Company.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

Lives of a Bengal Lancer is an oldie but a goodie.

Historydude1829 Apr 2020 2:17 p.m. PST

Lone Survivor is hands down the best movie set in Afghanistan. Wish we could see a First Anglo-Afghan War movie particularly focusing on the last stand at Gandamak.
Another war movie I like a lot that isn't set in Afghanistan but did involve Afghans is Panipat, released in India in December and currently on Netflix. It's interesting to see how different 18th century warfare was in India as opposed to Europe and North America.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine01 May 2020 2:28 a.m. PST

What no love for Rambo 3? I mean he takes out a Helicopter gunship with an arrow what's not to love…

USAFpilot13 May 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

The Kite Runner, not a war movie, but an excellent film about Afghanistan and just an excellent film.

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