Live Poll: Most Intense War Related Movie Scenes

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This is the 'war-edition' of the most-intense-movies-scenes-polls. According to IMDb poll board users, there are scenes in some war movies that are so intense with struggle or a special twist, that you will never forget them again. Which of these intense war-scenes below is your pick?

(Feel free to vote, even if you saw just a few of these movies.
If you didn't see any of them, pick the one that you would watch the most likely)

(Only Movies related to real wars containing real inspired to pure fictional events with a rating of at least 6/10)

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls024846644/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/ICx9v1hbldU/

This is the fifth part of the row.

Live-poll part I
Live-poll part II
Live-poll part III
Live-poll part IV

Some war related movies are still used in some of the other four polls. These are no option for this poll:

'Schindlers List'
'The Deer Hunter'
'Inglorious Basterds'
'Buried'
'Sicario'
'Incendies'
'Saving Private Ryan'
'Dunkirk'

I'm aiming for 25 options to present, but I'm open for more. Some on the existing list - linked above - are debateable when there are better options. Some of the options are carved in stone. Intense emotional scenes of wartimes sometimes prefered, like Adrien Brody in 'The Pianist'. Count the 'cold war' as war!

Greetings. :D
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What about the Suicide Scene in "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006)
Video Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l2NeCiP8b8

Unfortunately i didn't find the image of this scene on Imdb but i tough this scene extremely powerful because brings that different sides of patriotism means to different cultures.


..and a small repair, you hiperlinked the "LivePoll Part IV" to the list.
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Hey Breu:
What other series do you want to do next? On the next couple days will be hard to provide another help besides a few suggestions but I will try my best to do more.

Tell me your thoughts. ;)
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I'm planing to go throug the genres and have some lists prepared in private mode. (not filled) When that poll row is through with 15 to 17 main genres, I plan to pick the top 2 of each of our polls for making the closing poll over the whole row. It can be only 10, too. That depends for me on how popular they are. If the users like it till the end, I would keep it to 17, if not - 10 would do with only taking thre of the tops. What do you think about? Do you have a special genre, you woud like to do? And to Kyle - Are you ok with it?

If anybody would like to do with the rules we three set up, he can do, right? The things is - it's better to pronounce it before making an endless list - and then someone other does, too. So if you got a special genre you want to do, tell me. But I also will only set my list out of private mode, when the predecessor is live. And I will stop and delete the concerned list, when someone another claims to do that genre by suggestion.

So each time a  part of the row is freshly suggested, it's the best time for claiming the next genre to one self. Fair enough?

Greetings. :)
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It seems good your idea, I don't think there is anyone besides us doing this thread. So you can be relieved about that.
... but like I said, this seems more adequate to you doing this because I think that you have more fresh ideas and you have watched more movies than I.
I am pleased with your desire to keep this series alive.

A suggestion, maybe a horror serie? Although I can't help you on that with suggestions because I barely watch horror movies. It can be a bit cliché because it's the goal of this type of movies but doesn't mean that is stupid or bad.
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Thank you, you're so kind. I considered to make a most intense horror movie scenes poll suggestion, but I fight shy to do that. Why? I'm a horror-movie watcher and have seen many so far so good. The Probs with this matter on horror movies is, that there are will be such a flood of fyc's, that I still don't know how to manage that.

Another Prob is, that these movies mostly live from intense scenes. So I gonna put in 'no pure jumpscare scenes' but then it got a real good chance to turn out as a zombie-deathmatch-poll, which I really don't consider to do. Zombies, yay, to many nay. Now I take which one? What's the good, what's the bad suggestion?

And many of the hottest candidates are banned in Germany. So in many cases, I even can't decide to do, because I couldn't buy the movie or stream it. Sometimes that's good, in some cases not. But I don't want to exclude slashers in general. I'm figuring that out. ;)

I consider it's one of the hardest tries in this row. But I'll try. - Later. ;)
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Yeah, I understand your point of view.
I'm realizing that it can be harder to select on that genre.

It was just a hipothetycal idea. ;)
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Your really weird use of the adjective 'awesome' (not likely in the old biblical sense of the word) for the Michael Bay muliRazzie nominated feature and you have nothing from Saving Private Ryan (let alone the initial D Day beach scene)?  Nullifies most of this list.
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Stephen:

I don't know how I should explain it further. I try.
We (Kyle Perez, SeventhAR7 and me) breed the idea to make a row of most-intense-movie-scene-polls. The rules are to avoid using no movie in this row TWICE. The movies I excluded above were used in the other 4 polls of this row. They are OUT!

Maybe I don't use the word awesome proper. Maybe you have another word for it, that fits better. If you have seen the movie, you can explain the ambush scenes another way, maybe? But only because the director for one of the options is Michael Bay means the list is 'nullified'? To scorn all the other options just because there is one Michael Bay film on the list looks a little odd. So nobody should ever use a Michael Bay film on the list in a positive way or what? I guess the troubles lay somewhere else.

But maybe your are going to tell me the correct biblical sense of the word awesome and I'll understand?
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If you have another movie-scene that matches the rules (with fitting image), I'll replace the 'Pearl Harbor'-option with it.
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Changed 'awesome' to 'frightening' maybe that's better?
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FYC
From the Bridge on The River Kwai.
Alec Guinness has just found the blasting wire. They are getting ready to shoot their own ally.


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I'll put it to the list. Thank you. :D
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Feels like the subject is so broad that there isn't any room for scenes in movies set before 1920.
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Maybe 'sequences' would be a more fitting word... I don't mean that to be technical but when I read "intense war-related scene", i'm thinking of a one-location scene and a few minutes that had me over the edge of my seat... the opening of "Saving Private Ryan" is a school-case of how to make a battle sequence, but it's too long to be a fair competitor against much shorter scenes.

To give you an example, the hand-to-hand fight scene between Mellish and the German soldier was in my opinion the most intense scene in the film.
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And the essence is? ;)
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Uh, it's Sunday night, I don't get it... the essence of what?
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It's important to understand and remember that screen scenes (as in cinema and television) have slightly different meanings from stage scenes (as in theatre).
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Ok, that's right. Thank you, Jeorj.
It would be nice, if everybody would take it to the point as you do.
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Well, I was talking "cinema" not "stage", i'm not sure it'd be convenient to compact ten minutes of battles into one single scene denomination, that's all. But like I said, I was only being theoretical... no big deal...

It would be nice, if everybody would take it to the point as you do.
Okay.
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After seeing Vassilli (Jude Law) being trained by his grandfather on how to be a sniper marksman while hunting wolves in the Ural(?), the large scale battle of the crossing of the Volga and the first scenes of the battle of Stalingrad early in the film Enemy At The Gates (2001) and it just gets more tense from there with the personnel confrontations between Vassilli and Major Konig (Ed Harris).

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8yOBCGw...

(Then )

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQVsqQ...

(The scenes follow back to back in the film.)

- “The Longest Day”

- (if it wasn’t for a terribly bad explosion blast super imposure special effect at the beginning of the movie during the Pearl Harbor battle scenes at the beginning of ) In Harm’s Way (1965) (that knocks the viewer out of his suspension of disbelief, I would recommend the film for it’s depiction of the naval side of the island hopping in the pacific theater in World War Two and the inservice politics of the naval command.)


Does it have to be modern mechanized warfare? Can it be older types of warfare?

- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2003)

- The Patroit (2000)

- Braveheart (1995)


Most intense battle in a SciFy film? The Battle for Oasis In “Ready Player One” I personal think Spielberg out did the D-Day landing in “Saving Private Ryan” in that one.
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dgranger:

I saw the other movies ('Master and Commander:...' and 'The Patriot')  a long time ago. Could you remember me on the intense scenes, that I could use on my p.s.?

Thank you for suggesting, 'Braveheart' is in !  Freedom !!! :D
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I believe the Battle Of Yorktown is in the patroit but I prefer the ambush scene myself.
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Hi, dgranger. I just clicked your links for 'Enemy at the Gates'. They're more like sequences. So I won't put it on the list. I can't click the other links. maybe you re-post some links that are more useable for me and I'll consider to take them to the list. The best would be, if you gave me an image link from IMDb and the description. A youtube link like the others you posted above is helpful for decision in negative AND posiive way. It's more easy. Thank you for suggesting. :)
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qYl58yK...
In “Enemy at the gate” it was all one scene that showed rather that tell you bit by bit how the red was getting it’s ass kicked in the beginning of the Battle Of Stalingrad. It resolves itself into this scene where Vassilli and Danalof were trapped at a fountain and ... well, see for yourself. This did happen. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wMvTR01...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E794rTP...
Oh “The Enemy Below” the final battle between the uboat and the destroyer.
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Thank you, dgranger. :)
I've changed the image of 'The Patriot' to a better recognizeable one. About 'Master and Commander': It seems to be more of a sequence as a scene, so I won't put it on the list. I remembered the scene at 'Enemy at the Gates'. It's quiete tense. But I can't put it to the list in lack of an apropriate image. I would. Anyway thank you for suggesting. :D
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Revision needed, suggest: Winston Churchill taking the London Tube instead of his official car, asking the citizens if Great Britain should surrender or not.

#18 doesn't make sense

FYC:
Good Morning Vietnam - Cronauer chasing Tuan through the streets after finding out who he really is. I'll upload a photo and let you know when it's approved.

In the Name of the Father - The Brits torturing Gerry and his friends until they falsely confess to bombing the pub. (The war in question is "The Troubles" - the decades-long conflict between the Irish and the Brits, the Catholics and the Protestants, the IRA and the British Army.)

Daniel Day-Lewis and Phil Davis in In the Name of the Father 1993
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Here's the photo I uploaded for GMV. I COULD NOT find one still of the actual chase, but this is the confrontation at the end where they are yelling at each other.

Tung Thanh Tran in Good Morning Vietnam 1987
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Corrected #18, hope it has more sense for you now. ;)

Put the Interogation-scene on the list, will add the Adrian Cronauer scene.
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If you are a history buff, enjoy this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iwea41...
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I saw you had posted a posting with 'The Dirty Dozen' and 'Stalag 17'. But the posting seems to be lost by the server troubles. Can you post image links of the movies on IMDb here and a short description of the intense moment? Then I'll put it on the list. When I saw these movies, it's a long time ago and I do not remember proper on special moments.

Remember: It should be one intense moment of the movie, not a sequence. And I need the description for each scene seperately. Do and I guess I will remember then and put it on the list. I know these two are special movies with good scenes. Wasn't it, that they installed an provisional alarming system for detecting the german guard at 'Stalag 17'?

You can help me putting them both on the list, because it seems you remember more proper.
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Btw: 'The Enemy Below' - I searched for some images, but there are not many.
As I haven't seen the movie, I need to know if this image would fit to your suggestion:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050356/mediaviewer/rm3221310976

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"This is the fifth part of the row." - I suggest series instead of row.

FYC:
Defiance - Alone on a supply run in the dead of winter, Lilka is attacked by a wolf.
I'll let you know when the photo is approved.

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - The Japanese bury Strafer standing up in the sand all the way to his neck.
I'll let you know when the photo is approved.

The Hurt Locker - James desperately struggles to remove a cage loaded with bombs locked to an innocent Iraqi. 
I'll let you know when the photo is approved.

The Deer Hunter - Michael, finding and trying to save Nick, ends up playing Russian Roulette with him.

Robert De Niro in The Deer Hunter 1978

Or

Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter 1978

Or


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Sorry, I misunderstood the note about those titles not being eligible.

You should double-check all four previous polls - not all of them have all the links to the others. Can you can go ahead and put them into this one.

Row vs. series?

FYC:
WarGames - with the entire world on the brink of annihilation, David must "teach" Joshua that there are no winners in war.

WarGames 1983


WarGames 1983

Heh...online looking for a better photo and one comes up with the description: "This is the film's tensest scene."

Other photos still in progress. Cheers.
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Hello, Jen. :D
Thank you for suggesting. I know, I declared the "cold war" as ok for this list. The main question is, if this is close enough to the other movies on that list. If enough people think it is, I will put it on the list, but I for myself got mixed feelings about it. Even if I really like that movie. :)
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Btw: Thank you for putting the most fitting image for the scene here. I like that. :)
And not all of these polls are induced by me. The first two were a project by
Kyle Perez and SventhAr7, I just got involved by my personal interest in it. It grew since then.
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Thank you for suggesting. 'War Games' just appeared in the sci-fi poll, so it is out for sure. No 'War Games'! Thank you for showing me that! ;)
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You should ask Kyle and Sven to add your titles and ask for a re-push.