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|While not in contention for "best war movie", there is one I'd like to recommend. The title is "Jungle Fighters" (but I think the US-release was titled "The Long and The Short and The Tall"). It starred, among others, Richard Todd, Richard Harris, a very young David McCallum, and Laurence Harvey (who played Travis in Joh Wayne's "The Alamo"). The plot involves a British patrol somewhere in the Malaya-Burma theatre that captures a Japanese soldier. The character development of the British soldiers builds the suspense as they conflict over what to do with the prisoner. I won't reveal the ending but, if you are a serious fan of WWII movies, this is worth seeing.
And, as for good Civil War movies, how about Alvarez Kelly??? Not the best, but a good one.