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Movies that scratch that "tactical" itch?


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Any good "tactical" movies that cam scratch that Jagged Alliance itch to recommend?

 

A couple of movies I very much appreciated:

 

9th Company (2005):

Russian movie about a bunch of recruits who are sent to Afghanistan in the late 80's. Brutal movie, very realistic and anti-heroic in a way.

 

Nokas (2010):

Norwegian movie (from real event) about a heist that ends up as a gunfight in the streets. Very realistic portrayal of gunfights, weapons and nothing over the top.

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On 10/23/2021 at 1:53 AM, GODSPEED said:

9th Company (2005):

Russian movie about a bunch of recruits who are sent to Afghanistan in the late 80's. Brutal movie, very realistic and anti-heroic in a way.

 

I found 9th Company on You-tube, but no English version, I've watched about 40 mins of it, looks interesting, like a mix of Full metal Jacket and Platoon.

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14 hours ago, Acid said:

I found 9th Company on You-tube, but no English version, I've watched about 40 mins of it, looks interesting, like a mix of Full metal Jacket and Platoon.

Yes, it's a Russian-only movie with English subs. Sorry, I should have mentionned that..

I watch a good amount of movies with subs because I only understand French and English.

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On 10/22/2021 at 2:53 PM, GODSPEED said:

9th Company (2005):

Russian movie about a bunch of recruits who are sent to Afghanistan in the late 80's. Brutal movie, very realistic and anti-heroic in a way.

Remember seeing this one 12-ish years ago. I agree with you verdict. 👍

 

On 10/22/2021 at 2:53 PM, GODSPEED said:

Nokas (2010):

Norwegian movie (from real event) about a heist that ends up as a gunfight in the streets. Very realistic portrayal of gunfights, weapons and nothing over the top.

Have not even heard of it despite Norway being a neighboring country. Or maybe because it is. 😂

 

Reminds me of the movie 44 minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out. Based on true events.

And since we are mentioning heist gone wrong movies. PLEASE tell me you have seen HEAT! 

 

Check these out at IMDB.

Ultimate Force, Series about an SAS platoon. 

Tour of Duty, Series about a US army platoon during the Vietnam war.

 

Maybe not so tactical movies but I cant help watching these old war movies every few years.

Were Eagles Dare

Kelly's Heroes

Guns of Navarone

I know there are a lot more of these old movies, but I grew up watching these specific 3.

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Battle: Los Angeles is pretty good if you can overlook the somewhat fantastical setup. It's basically "What if aliens showed up tomorrow in the real world and started attacking cities?" and follows a group of soldiers sent in to evac civilians in what's basically become no man's land in Los Angeles. They're scared and not quite sure what they're fighting against or how best to deal with it, but they're still trained soldiers and they're defending their home so they look out for each other and do the best they can. It's probably the closest we'll ever get to a real XCOM movie, and I feel like it's fairly underrated.

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