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Sin Studly
10-25-2008, 09:02 AM
If there's one thing I love in a movie, it's one of those epic historical films with a massive pitched battle scene. The type before trenches were invented, when thousands of people just lined up and started shooting and hacking at each other. If you can recommend any movies with a great battle scene, preferably pre-WW1, light on the CGI, and not utterly pussified by some castrated Hollywood faggot trying desperately to get a PG rating on it, I'd be eternally grateful. Naval battles would be appreciated too, especially from the Age of Sail.

Here's my picks.

Aleksandr Nevsky (Teutonic Order vs Republic of Novgorod)
Battle of the Ice (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dTISdgDjo-w)

Best battle scene ever.

Last Samurai - Final Battle
Part 1 (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=8F_1wgjBUvY)
Part 2 (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=AY11v5w6DdQ)

Tom Cruise acting not so crazy as usual.

Braveheart - Battle of Stirling (bridge? lol)
Link (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=nBCjH5BKU4A)

Mel Gibson acting not so crazy as usual.

Gladiator - Romans vs Germans
Link (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=6foGlyNor_g)

Russel Crowe acting not so crazy as usual.

Kingdom of Heaven - Battle of Kerak
Link (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0eCJZJXL3M4)

Fucking Muslims.

The Lighthorsemen
WW1
Australia vs Ottoman Empire

Battle of Beersheba (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=vvjE3h0Ahz8)

I know I said pre-WW1, but I gotta put something with my own countrymen in it. And besides, it's the battle of Beersheba ; last successful cavalry charge in history. Courageous and/or retarded mounted infantry making a cavalry charge against a fucking trench. And winning, somehow. They didn't even have proper sabres, they had to unscrew their bayonets and use them as swords. It's too awesome not to include, even if the movie did suck a little.

The Charge of the Light Brigade
Crimean War
Britain vs Russia

Charge of the Light Brigade (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=pXzCOlPHFmc)

I like this old gem, even if the filmmakers apparantly decided to change the end so the British won. Which kind of destroys the whole fucking point of the charge being a testament to the bravery of the British cavalrymen who charged into a suicidal and utterly unwinnable situation.

1612
The Time of Troubles
Russia vs Poland

Trailer (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=1VKkc1CVSAc)

This is apparantly a Russian children's movie. I couldn't find a video of any of the battles, but the movie is good enough if you don't mind that it's basically written for children (Russia wins because a crazy old priest with magical powers sits in a tree, and then a unicorn joins the Russian army or something. Don't ask.). Don't let actual children watch it, though ; it's got plenty of rape, murder, infanticide, tongues carved out, people burned alive, swords shoved down motherfuckers throats and several people getting literally torn in fucking half by chainshot, with their entrails dangling out and their limbs hanging by flaps of skin. Oh, and you should really learn to fear Russian children.

The Old Tale when the Sun was a God
Polish Unification (mythical)
Pollock rabble vs Viking raiders

Ziemowit Piast vs Jarl Sigund (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=9xl_8p5H9VU)

No subtitles, unfortunately ; but all that talking in the middle is the two armies agreeing to a single battle between their champions, and the loser's army must surrender. Vikings, apparantly, have some custom against surrendering to mortal men. It's shit like this that makes you want to weep for the vagination that Sweden has now become. Anyways, the movie itself was great.

With Fire and Sword
The Chielminski Uprising
Zaporozhie and Crimean Khanate vs Poland-Lithuania

Battle of Yellow Waters (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=mD6UkzJs9h0)

I love this movie. Zaporozheks have to be the most lovably insane motherfuckers to walk the face of the fucking earth. Oh how I wish for simpler times, when one could massacre the jews, set your farts on fire and drink corn-brandy from a chamber-pot without Belgium sticking it's unwanted nose into your affairs.

Turkish Gambit
Russo-Turkish War of 1877
Russia vs Ottoman Empire

Relief of Pleven (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=AHgK3QdByeQ)

The movie kinda sucked ; but this battle scene is great. Some awesome CGI, but used sparingly enough that you don't get the impression you're watching a fucking cartoon (like any 'epic' Hollywood's made in the last 10 years). I wish hollywood would go back to using squibs and blood capsules and using actual fucking stuntment.

The Sovereign's Servant
Great Northern War
Russia vs Sweden

Siege of Poltava pt. 1 (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=24gQKRF9aJ0)
Siege of Poltava pt. 2 (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=esMhRIpxhSQ)
Siege of Poltava pt. 3 (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=3j5X432TESM)

This movie was pretty fantastic. The battle of the redoubt at the start is kinda lame and done in the Hollywood tradition (strong focus on what the main characters are doing during the battle, slow-motion tributes to them), but the second part where Menshikov and Peter stop Karl's manuevere is great, and more typical of a Mosfilm style battle). Also, the movie was somewhat ruined by last 3 minutes where they seemed to have tacked on a Hollywood-style happy ending (the dead main character pops up not dead and adopts the poor orphaned kiddies and pretty much shouts out HAPPY ENDING)

Taras Bulba
Chielminski Uprising (again)
Zaporozhie and Crimean Khanate vs Poland-Lithuania

Trailer (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=GZHA9tHvzCk)

This hasn't even come out yet, but if you've read Gogol you can pretty much be assured it's going be the best movie that will ever, ever be made. Here's a trailer.

ad8
10-25-2008, 09:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yc0OESVEQI

bighead384
10-25-2008, 10:31 AM
Any battle in Lord of The Rings. The huge battle in the third one is awesome, except when The Dead come out and just annihilate everything they touch. That was fucking corny.

Free?
10-25-2008, 12:41 PM
3 words.
THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAA!!!

IamSam
10-25-2008, 12:43 PM
If there's one thing I love in a movie, it's one of those epic historical films with a massive pitched battle scene. The type before trenches were invented, when thousands of people just lined up and started shooting and hacking at each other. If you can recommend any movies with a great battle scene, preferably pre-WW1, light on the CGI, and not utterly pussified by some castrated Hollywood faggot trying desperately to get a PG rating on it, I'd be eternally grateful. Naval battles would be appreciated too, especially from the Age of Sail.



Gladiator - Romans vs Germans
Link (http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=6foGlyNor_g)

Russel Crowe acting not so crazy as usual.



This is quite possibly the worst battle scene in all of history. Instead of being 'pussified' it has been changed into something that is laughable at best.

jacknife737
10-25-2008, 12:58 PM
Wow, thanks for that post, there are a few films listed that i didn't even know existed.

A couple that come to mind would be,

Zulu
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI

and

Waterloo
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=SCsXLCRR3NQ&feature=related
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=7vlcuvrM1po&feature=related

Cock Joke
10-25-2008, 07:22 PM
Star Wars


End of thread. :D

Budzy
10-26-2008, 03:45 AM
First one that came to my mind was braveheart, but its alrdy up there.

F@ BANKZ
10-26-2008, 07:42 AM
8 posts and no Rambo yet?

(It's historical because it's Turkish.) (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=AdhdDivg5SQ)

Tijs
10-26-2008, 08:20 AM
Indiana Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DzcOCyHDqc

arak0r
10-26-2008, 12:02 PM
i think some people aren't getting the point of this thread

Sin Studly
10-26-2008, 02:45 PM
If the point is to remind me why I stopped posting here in the first place, I think they got it.

Free?
10-26-2008, 03:56 PM
I think if you mentioned Mel Gibson and his Braveheart then his The Patriot should be mentioned too.
Also you might remember "The Thirteenth Warrior" with Banderas.
And Coppola's Apocalypse Now had some epic moments.
Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai is an acknowledged masterpiece but it doesn't have such massive battles.
I remember another japanese movie, a re-make of Shakespeare's King Lear story about an old emperor who had four (or three :o) sons, one of them was honest and less loved, others were hypocrite sweet-liars which betrayed father in the end and the honest son fought for his dad. I remember there were some massive battles too and I liked them. Sorry, but it was long time ago, I can't remember the movie's name. Maybe it was Kitano's work.

bighead384
10-26-2008, 08:06 PM
i think some people aren't getting the point of this thread

I just skimmed through the original post, but isn't it obvious? It's just a thread about awesome battle scenes in movies.

arak0r
10-27-2008, 01:10 AM
If you can recommend any movies with a great battle scene, preferably pre-WW1, light on the CGI, and not utterly pussified by some castrated Hollywood faggot trying desperately to get a PG rating on it, I'd be eternally grateful. Naval battles would be appreciated too, especially from the Age of Sail.

not just great battle scenes. everyone of these following posts violate one or more of those lil guidelines.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yc0OESVEQI


Any battle in Lord of The Rings. The huge battle in the third one is awesome, except when The Dead come out and just annihilate everything they touch. That was fucking corny.



3 words.
THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAA!!!



8 posts and no Rambo yet?

(It's historical because it's Turkish.) (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=AdhdDivg5SQ)




Indiana Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DzcOCyHDqc

Free?
10-27-2008, 04:14 AM
not just great battle scenes. everyone of these following posts violate one or more of those lil guidelines.

Yep. But there was also word "preferably". Is this thread really meant to be about how-high-is-your-taste-in-movies? I don't think that it's possible to find many people here that love watching old historical movies with epic battles, and almost in every latest such movie there are some computer made visuals. Were offspring forums a place of art critics with advanced taste in movies someday?
Sorry for not having so high taste as you guys and "polluting" this thread. But I really don't think that you could get many different from ours responses.

And I really think that 300 is a great movie with great battle scenes. If you leave behind that "It's so unnatural over-CGI'd mainstream Hollywood piece of crap" thing and could just watch the movie without any passionate hating, you might even enjoy it. It's a screen version of a graphic novel, it should have all the CGI, camera angles, such texts and unnatural things.

Sin Studly
10-27-2008, 04:28 AM
This is not a "who has the most highbrow movie taste" contest. And I see your previous post as one of the only constructive ones, along with Jackknife's. So I thank you, for being one of the two people who at least tried to be useful in this thread. Arakor, as always, is whining endlessly without contributing in the slightest way, because he's a fat stupid whinebox and always has been.

I also liked the 300 movie, despite the ridiculous overuse of CGI (to be honest, I preferred the silly 1960's version, "300 Spartans"). But the fact that I enjoy old Soviet movies from the 1930's over the new and almost entirely CGI movies doesn't mean my tastes are in any way "better" than anyone else's. They just mean they're different ; Overuse of CGI ruins a movie for me, if you look at the shelling from my Turkish Gambit link, that's about as much CGI as I think any movie should have. The point of this thread is that I was hoping for reccomendations that I might like, and arakor has a valid point, despite being a blubbery whinefaggot ; everyone ignored my criteria utterly, even to the point of ignoring that I asked for historical battle scenes in the first place. (Star Wars? Lord of the Rings? Indiana Jones? Fuck you people to death, and then fuck your mothers in hell).

Camilamazed
10-27-2008, 06:38 AM
Hi, Justin.

Miss the boards much?


=)

IamSam
10-27-2008, 07:37 AM
This is not a "who has the most highbrow movie taste" contest. And I see your previous post as one of the only constructive ones, along with Jackknife's. So I thank you, for being one of the two people who at least tried to be useful in this thread. Arakor, as always, is whining endlessly without contributing in the slightest way, because he's a fat stupid whinebox and always has been.

I also liked the 300 movie, despite the ridiculous overuse of CGI (to be honest, I preferred the silly 1960's version, "300 Spartans"). But the fact that I enjoy old Soviet movies from the 1930's over the new and almost entirely CGI movies doesn't mean my tastes are in any way "better" than anyone else's. They just mean they're different ; Overuse of CGI ruins a movie for me, if you look at the shelling from my Turkish Gambit link, that's about as much CGI as I think any movie should have. The point of this thread is that I was hoping for reccomendations that I might like, and arakor has a valid point, despite being a blubbery whinefaggot ; everyone ignored my criteria utterly, even to the point of ignoring that I asked for historical battle scenes in the first place. (Star Wars? Lord of the Rings? Indiana Jones? Fuck you people to death, and then fuck your mothers in hell).

In no way can you defend yourself. You placed the travesty that is the Gladiator battle scene in there. That is a horrible battle scene and places you on a level slightly higher than the rest.

Sin Studly
10-27-2008, 02:57 PM
Hi, Justin.

Miss the boards much?


=)

I thought I did, but it appears I was wrong.

Free?
10-27-2008, 05:43 PM
Have you seen The Sharpe series? A heroic story with pretty many battles. I'm not sure, were there any massive ones or not, but I remember I liked them. Again, it was long time ago, so I can't be sure that I wouldn't change my mind about Sharpe now, but at least there was no CGI :).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbMmDuvZh9Q&feature=related

Also you should've seen the USSR made epic movie "War and Peace", it's definitely something you've been looking for.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0SPDOD3WoU&feature=related

bighead384
10-27-2008, 07:37 PM
I thought I did, but it appears I was wrong.

Sorry man. Just got distracted by your linkage and figured I understood what this thread was about based on the title.

jacknife737
10-27-2008, 07:39 PM
Have you seen The Sharpe series? A heroic story with pretty many battles. I'm not sure, were there any massive ones or not, but I remember I liked them. Again, it was long time ago, so I can't be sure that I wouldn't change my mind about Sharpe now, but at least there was no CGI :).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbMmDuvZh9Q&feature=related


Oh man, i love the Sharpe book series, and the tv adaptation is really good as well, Sean Bean is the perfect Sharpe.

The battle scenes are good, but could have been better with a slightly higher budget (ie so they could higher more extras).

come out swinging
10-29-2008, 09:08 PM
good movies with a battle scence worth watching.

Band of brothers
Saving private ryan
As mention b4. 300. Sparatans prepare for glory

Offspring-Junkie
10-30-2008, 12:52 PM
I thought I did, but it appears I was wrong.

:eek: Guess who's back.:D

Amiralanal
01-10-2009, 12:18 PM
The final battle in The patriot (the mel gibson movie)

yarock
05-09-2011, 03:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbTtqkFTyrA

It's not from a movie but it's 10000 times better than any movie scene.

Krojd
05-09-2011, 06:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbTtqkFTyrA

It's not from a movie but it's 10000 times better than any movie scene.

I dont get this shit.

Free?
05-09-2011, 02:42 PM
I remember another japanese movie, a re-make of Shakespeare's King Lear story about an old emperor who had four (or three :o) sons, one of them was honest and less loved, others were hypocrite sweet-liars which betrayed father in the end and the honest son fought for his dad. I remember there were some massive battles too and I liked them. Sorry, but it was long time ago, I can't remember the movie's name. Maybe it was Kitano's work.

Ran is the name, shame on me.


I'd also like to add the relatively recent 13 Assassins, which has some serious classical samurai butchering.