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Other siege-movies?


I'm a huge fan of siege-movies like this, where a small group take stand in fortified place, and fight against overwhelming odds. 300, Sahara (1995), Assault on Precint 13 etc ... I'd love to get some tips on other flicks like this!

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Try - Khartoum, 55 Days at Peking, El Cid, Guns at Batasi.

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1. The Alamo (1960)

2. The Alamo (2004)

3. Zulu Dawn (1979) is actually the prequel to Zulu, about the Battle of Isandlhwana which was Britain's Little Big Horn. Excellent battle scenes.

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4. 55 days at Peking (1963)

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you might try "The War Lord" 1965 with Charleton Heston. Norman's in a lone tower besieged by frisian warriors. Good action.

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain (Isaac Asimov)

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Kingdom of Heaven.
Blackhawk Down.

SpiltPersonality

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TROY.

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Beau Geste (1939).

It's only about a 25-minute scene out of a 4-hour movie but the stand of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's 20th Maine Volunteers on Little Round Top in "Gettysburg" (1993) fits the description.

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's 20th Maine Volunteers on Little Round Top in "Gettysburg" (1993) fits the description.


It does indeed, its an excellent movie all round but the LRT segment stands out for real drama and Chamberlain showed what an "amateur" soldier could do....

Si vis pacem, para bellum

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but the LRT segment stands out for real drama and Chamberlain showed what an "amateur" soldier could do....


And somebody took this moment & turned it into a T Shirt sold at Gettysburg: The likeness of Jeff Daniels as Chamberlain holding his saber aloft with the words: "BAYONETS!!" in big block letters.

I think this is the image they used:


http://www.primermagazine.com/2010/live/men-you-wish-you-were-general-joshua-lawrence-chamberlain






Why can't you wretched prey creatures understand that the Universe doesn't owe you anything!?

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55 Days at Peking 1963 is a good one.

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain (Isaac Asimov)

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Hi Pete,

You might want to amend your tagline, because that remark is not by Asimov. It's a translation of a line ('Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens') from the 1801 tragedy Die Jungfrau von Orleans by Friedrich von Schiller, written in 1801 in Leipzig. Crediting Asimov with it is like crediting Hemingway with 'Never send to ask for whom the bell tolls: it tolls for thee'

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I know that but the line is part of one of Asimov's books so I prefer to credit it to Asimov.

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain (Isaac Asimov)

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LOTR: TTT

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Masada
There is a little segement in Starship Troopers that is a little like Zulu or indeed the alamo.
Flesh and Blood (Rutger Hauer)
I think there is a segment in Joan of Arc too.



"Sameen Shaw: In the arm, through a brick wall, in the dark. You're welcome."

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Besides those already mentioned ('The Alamo' and 'Khartoum' especially) I would add:


—Mad Max (1979)

—Ran (1985)

—Battle of the Bulge (1965)


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Small scale 'sieges':

—Straw Dogs (1971)

—The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

—The Omega Man (1971)—Matthias and "the Family" besieging Neville (Charlton Heston)

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