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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 6:35 a.m. PST

Sorry, it's still The General.
But if I have to punt, it's The Horse Soldiers.

It's all about the train. In the above movies, the train is central to the story as well as the plot. Heck, in The General, it's practically a character.

I have a great deal of appreciation for Lawrence of Arabia, but it's not about the train— it just happens to have a train battle in it.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2021 10:25 a.m. PST

I agree with Parzival. Most of the choices were war films that happened to have a scene or two with a train in it, but the train was not central to the story. My choices would have been The General or The Train. In both of those the train is central to the story. Of the choices given here Von Ryan's Express comes the closest.

Huscarle14 Sep 2021 4:50 a.m. PST

Agree with Parzival & Scott regarding "The General" or "The Train", and as neither made the final round…

SeattleGamer Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 7:54 p.m. PST

Of the choices given, I went with Von Ryan's Express.

I'm not sure why Bridge on the River Kwai even made it this far. The very long movie was all about the bridge. The people making it, the defiance, etc. The fact there was a train (in the last few minutes) was not even secondary to the story. They could have blown the bridge without a train and it would still be a solid movie.

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