My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

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My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own 1992 Directed by Penny Marshall Netflix says... Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field. Remember how I'm doing … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own

My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

Casablanca 1942 Directed by Michael Curtiz Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) - the woman who broke his heart - to walk through his door. Ilsa hopes … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #78 – Casablanca

AFI #3 – Casablanca

Casablanca 1942 Directed by Michael Curtiz Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic, American expat Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) plays host to gamblers, thieves and refugees at his Moroccan nightclub during World War II... but he never expected Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)--the woman who broke his heart--to walk through that door. Ilsa hopes that with Rick's help, … Continue reading AFI #3 – Casablanca

AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

Schindler's List 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz. To say this is a great film … Continue reading AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 Directed by David Lean Netflix says... Director David Lean's sweeping epic--best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary--is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise. It's nice to see Alec … Continue reading AFI #36 – The Bridge on the River Kwai

AFI #37 – The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 Directed by William Wyler Netflix says... Winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, this classic drama follows three World War II veterans -- Homer, Al and Fred, as they return to small-town America and try to come to terms with their experiences. I had a hard time liking … Continue reading AFI #37 – The Best Years of Our Lives