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Fri, Sep 7, 2018 10:19 PM

Live Poll: Most Intense War Related Movie Scenes

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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The Normandy landing sequence in Saving Private Ryan would top my list.

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2 years ago

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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I fixed it fast but you were so fast with answering. ;) Now it's ok. Linked war to war.

It's great you made the first suggestion. That scenes-poll-row is made by us. I took advantage to make another suggestion, because it became silent around this row. If you want to make another part, tell me. Else I 'll go on. My idea is to take one genre to another for most intense scenes. I think it's nice that you made the first suggestion. Maybe I'll find an image for it, then I'll put it to the list.

The scene you linked, I saw a few years ago and I remembered seing it the first time. That's pretty intense. Thank you for suggesting. :D  Maybe Kyle can suggest one, too.

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For me, you can go on. I think you're continuing this pretty well. I think that you have more ideas about this thread, dividing this in specific genres was a good idea. 
For now, I'll try to give you suggestions if I have. ;)

Keep it up #MostIntenseMovieScenes

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Thank you, that's kind. I combed the actors pages for a fitting image, but nope!
Is it allowed to grab images from dvd and to add them to IMDb? I have no idea, how this many images came to be on IMDb and how the legal situation and authorization in Germany and America is about that. If it was legal to grab an image for that purpose, I would do. But as long as I don't know, I don't dare. I guess these images are put on the database by authorized persons, who have the right to do that.

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I don't know these kind of stuff but I submitted an image.


I don't know if this is fine for you but I'll let on your judgment.

If you have a better image in your mind even better ;)

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Thank you. Perfect !
I've put it on the list. :D

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SeventhAr7:
Hi. I can do a poll of most intense scenes on many genres. But not on all. In some genres I will seriously need help from you all, fellas. ;)

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Btw: Hyperlink #4 goes now to pol l#4, not lis t#4. Thank you for remarking. ;)

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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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2 years ago

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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I understand your point, but I can't change the main character of the poll because it's of scenes, not of sequences. I take the the term as I understand the definition here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scene_(filmmaking)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Szene_(Film)


So I take a scene also as a collection of different takes, acting on the same place, following the same storypart like the Japanese Suicide Scene. Such a scene can have 100 merged takes as long as it's happening in the same place, following the same plot. That would be a very long scene, but one scene. So I see it with the shooting of the sniper in Full Metal Jacket. It's one scene, where Eightball get's slowly shot to death to trigger the other marines. It's a wide area where it happens, but belonges to ne scene. The Eightball shooting scene.

Maybe the term 'The scenes of' would be better in that case. That would match with the title, too. The only thing that is a little wide interpreted as one scene is the ambush on 'Pearl Harbor'. Ok - with that argument, I could delete it. But I still think that Michael Bay created mindblowing pictures of this ambush. Maybe it would fit, if there was a more specific picture, I would take it. The one with the cam in the neck of the bomb (CGI), showing the way of the bomb from aircraft to the inner of the ship. That was a great visualization of war methods.

I'll think of it. But yes, it's a good argument. ;)

ElM.:

I know the intense scene you mean and it would be good, but repeatedly:

The movie "Saving Private Ryan" is used by another poll of this poll-row.
So thank you, but it doesn't fit.


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Maybe it's because I took screenwriting courses and they "insisted" a lot on a sequence not being a scene and a scene being a matter of characters and location, once you get to another group of persons or another part of the big location, it's another scene.
 example:

SEQUENCE - PEARL HARBOR SHOOTING

SCENE 1: BOAT
SCENE 2: HAWAII CAMP
SCENE 3: JAPANESE HEADQUARTERS
etc.

I see your point though, these courses didn't get me anywhere... theory is one thing, having fun with a poll another...

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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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Hello, dgranger.

William Wallace is a good choice for sure. He really existed and the war in Scottland did. I will put him on the list and check the other ones. Do I for myself have 4 candidates that may be too insecure on their position. I sure will replace one of them with 'Braveheart'. This is a suggestion about picture-scenes of real wars. So SciFis are categorical no-go for sure. Please wait a little. I got a job and a private life with my wife and my kids. So I sometimes have no time. I will take care of it, later.

Repeating:

The 'Ready Player One'-Battle has been took on a poll of this row and the D-Day-Landing of 'Saving Private Ryan' has been in one poll of this row, too. So they are out. One Movie only once in the entire poll-row.

Adding knowledge how it came to this poll-row:

Kyle Perez had the first idea of this great suggestion. Then SeventhAr7 seven followed. And I felt it was a great idea.So I joined.

I know there has only one movie been twice in poll#1 and poll#2. The rule that each movie should be only once in the whole poll-row was created after poll#2 going live, by a creative discussion.

Note: Everyone can induce another poll suggestion to the row by following the rules. I'm exactly not the mentor, just took advantage of the creative work of Kyle Perez and SeventhAr7. They agreed me to take that avantage. But still anyone can make a P.S. on it, I think. And I think the order of genres is a good orientation. If anyone wants to do so, please let it know.

Free will happens.

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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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2 years ago

Deleted 'Pearl Harbour', because it's more a sequence than a scene.
The ambush is shown on several places, so it isn't only one scene. Too complex for only a scene.

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Hi, Nikolay. :)
I still had no time to watch the movies. Can you give me an image-link and some description of the scene?

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Image link is there already, I believe. 

As for description... Basically Svyatkin (pictured) is suicide-baiting the tank. Here's a clip of the scene, if it may help. I believe whole scene could be described in a better way, but words frankly fail me after re-watching. 

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I've put your suggestion to the list. :D

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Nikolay, today I saw 'Aty-baty, ...'. It's very meaningful movie. It lay for a little less than a year in the bin. I like the dialogues. It's oldschool filmig, not those big fighting scenes like modern war movies. It concentrates more on the people and how they try to cope with all the bad circumstances. In these modern times, it's given in everybodys hands to keep freedom around the world. I still know the stories of war from old people. War makes no one a winner. Even the "winner" loses. The patriotism in that movie is typical for that time

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Breumaster, glad to hear that you saw it! A little less than a year in a bin is a good result, I'd say: I saw some movies this year which I wanted to see for 10 years! :) 

I can certainly subscribe to that same point of view: outright "winners" in the war are a non-existent thing, simply because usually if the war broke out already everyone will have loss and problems, it's just that some will have less and some will have more.  

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2 years ago

Typos:

#2: grenade
#11: pencil 
#18: through
#21: Turing's
#22: themselves with hand grenades

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Thank you, Jessica. :)

I have changed the keyboard, but there seem to be some bluetooth interferrences at our house. So it still doesn't work proper. The new keyboard also swallows types very often. Sorry!  Changed the fails and learned 'grenade' with 'e'. Hope I will remember next time. It just swallowed the letter 'm' in the middle of 'remember'. :D  I still don't get, why sometimes its 's and sometimes it's s'.

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I still don't get, why sometimes its 's and sometimes it's s'.
Because his name is Turing, you have to add an extra s after the apostrophe. If his name were Turings, you would write it as Turings'. :)

You missed themselves in #22. 

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Hi, Jessica. :D
I understand. You ment the v to an f. Sorry. ;)
Thank you for correcting ime. I just learned a new detail.
About hte 's and s' I was corrected in another way in
another poll suggestion. There it was s'. The 's is the
thing I don't really get.

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2 years ago

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.