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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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Was watching the TV and saw that the an old movie called: Clear and Present Danger. Based on a Tom Clancy book.

And speaking of books, that reminded me of a book called: Dogs of War. Wich they also made a movie of back in 1980.

Aaaand speaking about movies about Mercenaries: The Wild Geese (1978).

Aaaand speaking about war movies in Africa: The siege of Jadotville.

And just droping a few other titels. Check them out over at imdb.

Tears of the sun.

Commando.

6 days.

Sniper.

Fury.

We were Soldiers.

Saving private Ryan.

The thin red line.

Zero Dark Thirty.

Extraction.

Platoon.

Red Dawn. Theres both a new and old version.

12 strong.

13 hours.

The Outpost.

Restrepo.

Bravo Two Zero and The one that got away. Same event but from different persons perspective.

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On 4/2/2022 at 3:04 PM, Hendrix said:

Clear and Present Danger

The siege of Jadotville
13 hours
The Outpost

Isn't Clear and Present Danger with Harrison Ford?

I do like that era of action movie. They we're a little over the top, but not like todays over-the-top stuff... that is REALLY over-the-top. I don't know if you even understand what I mean, oh well. 😅

I really like those other movies you mentionned. Sure they are action movies, but they have less of a "Hollywood" feel than like Tears of The Sun (although I sort of liked it too).

I'll have to dig up the names, but at one point I did watch a few very good Korean and Chinese war/political movies in those types (I don't mind subtitles).

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Not a tactical movie at all but I find it fun and interesting.

The Pentagon Wars, a "comedysation" about the development of the Bradley. Interesting to see the mindset of "let's fix this non existing problem".

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Some great movies here! It's refreshing to see no one has mentioned the overrated John Wick movies.

 

I can think of 2 fairly tactical movies that haven't been mentioned yet.

Den of Thieves (2018)

Way of the Gun (2000)

 

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On 7/23/2022 at 4:28 PM, Biff said:

Some great movies here! It's refreshing to see no one has mentioned the overrated John Wick movies.

 

I can think of 2 fairly tactical movies that haven't been mentioned yet.

Den of Thieves (2018)

Way of the Gun (2000)

 

I'm constantly bombarded with comments like: "Wow!! you haven't seen John Wick!!" "It will blow your mind" "Best action movies ever!"...

So I started watching the first movie about a month ago... 20 minutes in, I couldn't stand it anymore..


My recent "military-esque" movies that stood out for me:

Mosul
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9252468/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Steel Rain
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6769508/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
 

Actually, STEEL RAIN has become among one of my favorite movies; it has a balanced amount of suspense, action, martial arts... and a hint of humour!

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