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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian21 Jan 2022 1:01 p.m. PST

Looking for the best film that could be considered a 'war' movie, originally released to theaters during the 1950s.

Lascaris21 Jan 2022 1:07 p.m. PST

Bridge on the River Kwai

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 1:14 p.m. PST

Steel Helmet

whitejamest21 Jan 2022 1:15 p.m. PST

Paths of Glory is hard to beat in my book.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 1:18 p.m. PST

Pork Chop Hill 1959.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 1:19 p.m. PST

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 1:26 p.m. PST

Pork Chop Hill

Wackmole921 Jan 2022 1:39 p.m. PST

Pork Chop Hill

Callsign 2121 Jan 2022 2:15 p.m. PST

Another vote for Ice Cold in Alex. Don't know about best, but certainly a favourite.

Personal logo Aurochs Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 2:27 p.m. PST

Decision before dawn. Filmed 1951 in the ruins of post war Germany.

Huscarle21 Jan 2022 2:59 p.m. PST

The Cruel Sea (1953)
The Dam Busters (1955)

Larry Gettysburg Soldiers Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 3:19 p.m. PST

The Horse Soldiers (1959)
The Vikings (1958)

14Bore21 Jan 2022 3:35 p.m. PST

1950s war movies

14Bore21 Jan 2022 3:38 p.m. PST

Paths of Glory

HMS Exeter21 Jan 2022 3:43 p.m. PST

The Enemy Below
Run Silent, Run Deep
The Desert Rats

Templar221 Jan 2022 3:53 p.m. PST

The tanks are coming (1951)


DisasterWargamer21 Jan 2022 4:03 p.m. PST

Captain Horatio Hornblower
Run Silent Run Deep
The Colditz Story
Halls of Montezuma

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 4:06 p.m. PST

South Pacific

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 5:13 p.m. PST

Another vote for "Pork Chop Hill."

John Armatys21 Jan 2022 5:14 p.m. PST

+1 Huscarl

Irish Marine21 Jan 2022 6:29 p.m. PST

Retreat Hell, great movie about US Marines in Korea.

Wargamer Blue21 Jan 2022 7:11 p.m. PST

The Desert Rats 1953

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 8:32 p.m. PST

Pork Chop Hill

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2022 10:24 p.m. PST

Yangtze Incident – 1957

rmaker21 Jan 2022 11:06 p.m. PST

Dam Busters

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2022 3:59 a.m. PST

Rio Grande…The Vikings.

14Bore22 Jan 2022 6:39 a.m. PST

There were lots of great war movies in the 50s.

Major Mike22 Jan 2022 7:25 a.m. PST

Stalag 17 1953
Go for Broke 1951
Caine Mutiny 1954
Ten Seconds to Hell 1959
The Bridge 1959
Mister Roberts 1959

as well as others already mentioned

Mollinary22 Jan 2022 12:39 p.m. PST

The Cruel Sea

cj177622 Jan 2022 3:30 p.m. PST

The Bridges at Toko-Ri 1954

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2022 7:25 p.m. PST

Pork Chop Hill

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bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2022 10:01 p.m. PST

Just off the top of my head because I just watched them "The enemy below" 1957 "Run Silent, run deep" 1958 "Go for broke" " Stalag 17" great movie. "The Cain Mutiny" "To hell and back" so many more

35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2022 12:23 p.m. PST

This is 1949, but when I talked to bomber group veterans, hands down their favorite movie. "Twelve O'Clock High".

rmaker25 Jan 2022 3:51 p.m. PST

Away All Boats deserves mention.

The Last Conformist26 Jan 2022 12:01 a.m. PST

I believe the only one mentioned yet in this thread I've seen is The Bridge on the River Kwai.

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