The best, in this Marine's opinion, was "Battle Cry", the WWII epic based on Leon Uris' book by the same name. Great cast, and fairly true to the book, which was loosely based on 2d Bn, 6th Marines. The "silver medal" goes to "The Sands of Iwo Jima". Yes, it was historically inaccurate (had the same guys hitting the beach at Tarawa and Iwo-- didn't happen), but the Duke's portrayal of Sgt. Stryker was classic. A lot out there to choose from-- "Flying Leathernecks", "The D.I.", "Full Metal Jacket", "Heartbreak Ridge". My favorite Marine in the movies continues to be Jack Nicholson's character in "A Few Good Men" (Colonel Nathan ??). His speech on the witness stand ("You want me on that wall-- you NEED me on that wall") reflected the sentiments of many of my generation's Leathernecks in the post-Vietnam era. He was the bad guy in the movie, but his words rang true. By the way-- I read a few pages of the book "Jarhead", and made a quick decision not to see the movie. He served, and therefore has the right to state his opinion, but I could see spending my time and money at the theatre on a flick that portrayed one Marine's "sour grapes". There's the first volley-- what say you "soldiers of the sea"?