The Thin Red Line (1998)

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Every man fights his own war.

Directed By Terrence Malick Terrence Malick Starring Sean Penn Sean Penn  •  Nick Nolte Nick Nolte  •  Jim Caviezel Jim Caviezel  •  Woody Harrelson Woody Harrelson  •  Elias Koteas Elias Koteas Genres Anti-War Film  •  Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Combat Films  •  Drama  •  Ensemble Film  •  Period Film  •  War Drama  •  War Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Golden Bear for Best Film Winning  •  Satellite Award for Best Film Winning  •  Fox 2000 Pictures  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Slant Magazine's 100 Best Films of the 1990s  •  A.V. Club's 50 Best Films of the 90s  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time
Release Info 1998-12-23T00:00:00Z December 23, 1998
Color  •  170 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (4)

 
Arjuna

Arjuna on 11/9/2010 Reply  · 

I love the introspection and soliloquies in this film. - "What's this war in nature? Why does nature vie with itself?"

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Greedo2011

Greedo2011 on 7/2/2013 Reply  · 

This movie has yet to win any of it's matchups. Currently at 1219 on my chart. I hate this piece of garbage.

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cine_matic

cine_matic on 7/31/2018 Reply  · 

a really deep war film. beautiful cinematography as always with Malick.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 8/16/2018 Reply  · 

Best. War. Movie. Ever.

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