Watch List: Veterans Day Military Films and TV shows

For Veterans Day 2021, Tim and Nelson shared their favorite military films and TV shows. In the past, both of our hosts have had a ritual of marathon watching the entire series of Band of Brothers to celebrate the holiday. In recent years, having families with young children has put this ritual on hold in favor of Disney movie marathons. Never the less, our hosts share their go-to military films and shows should anyone else plan to have their own mid-week November holiday marathon viewing to celebrate our nation’s military veterans. What follows is their lists and a link to the episode should you wish to listen to their discussion:

Tim’s honorable mentions: M*A*S*H, Three Kings, Memphis Belle, Greyhound

Nelson’s honorable mentions: Inglorious Basterds, Full Metal Jacket, Lone Survivor, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker

Tim’s Watch list:

  • A Few Good Men
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Band of Brothers
  • Tora! Tora! Tora!
  • Flags of Our Fathers

Nelson’s Watch list:

  • Blackhawk Down
  • Dunkirk
  • American Sniper
  • The Pacific
  • 1917

Bonus list: Here’s a bonus list of movies and TV shows our hosts remembered after recording the episode. Subsequently, they beat themselves up for forgetting:

  • The Unit
  • Top Gun
  • The Thin Red Line
  • The Dirty Dozen
  • Restrepo
  • Glory
  • Platoon
  • Jarhead
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Act of Valor

And this is still probably missing a half dozen worthy movies and TV shows to “Watch.” Listen to the full episode below:

Ep 3: Veterans Day: You Can't Handle the Truth! The Final Take

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The Final Take is a podcast about TV and film hosted by's...two guys related by marriage who love to take about TV, film, and pop culture when they get together.

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