The Best Vietnam War Movies Films

The Best Vietnam War Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must take place during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War movies can almost be counted as a genre on their own--there are so many of them. This Vietnam War movies list can be organized by cast, year, director, or more. It contains the best Vietnam War movies that were ever made, including popular classic like Full Metal Jacket and more recent films, like Tunnel Rats. The best Vietnam movies place the war in correct context and capture the ethos of the environment at the time. Many of the titles on this list are from the point of view of Americans, but international and independent films are included as well.

What are the best Vietnam War films? This list of of Vietnam war movies is thorough, but it is not complete. If you see that your favorite film is missing, please add it to the list. You can click on any of the Vietnam movie names for more details and change the dropdown info to display the release date, directors, and stars. So, what are the best movies about the Viet nam war? Vote on this list to display your preferences.


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    - 213
    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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  2. 2
    + 916
    - 203
    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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  3. 3
    + 974
    - 227

    Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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  4. 4
    + 739
    - 203
    We Were Soldiers

    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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  5. 5
    + 612
    - 148
    Hamburger Hill

    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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  6. 6
    + 595
    - 186
    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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  7. 7
    + 479
    - 186

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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  8. 8
    + 534
    - 271
    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  9. 9
    + 346
    - 183
    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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  10. 10
    + 267
    - 132
    Bat*21

    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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  11. 11
    + 307
    - 166
    Casualties of War

    Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

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  12. 12
    + 269
    - 138
    The Boys in Company C

    R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Andrew Stevens

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  13. 13
    + 279
    - 150
    Tour Of Duty
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  14. 14
    + 230
    - 117
    The Siege of Firebase Gloria

    R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin

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  15. 15
    + 212
    - 129
    Uncommon Valor

    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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  16. 16
    + 197
    - 129
    Flight of the Intruder

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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  17. 17
    + 257
    - 215
    Born on the Fourth of July
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  18. 18
    + 160
    - 115
    The Hanoi Hilton

    Jeffrey Jones, David Soul, Michael Moriarty

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  19. 19
    + 171
    - 137
    Air America

    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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  20. 20
    + 164
    - 130
    Rescue Dawn

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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  21. 21
    + 147
    - 115
    China Beach
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  22. 22
    + 136
    - 109
    Platoon Leader

    Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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  23. 23
    + 155
    - 136
    Tigerland

    Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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  24. 24
    + 139
    - 119
    Tunnel Rats

    Nate Parker, Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel

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  25. 25
    + 134
    - 118
    Missing in Action

    Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, M. Emmet Walsh

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  26. 26
    + 142
    - 134

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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  27. 27
    + 108
    - 108
    Gardens of Stone

    James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne

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    + 77
    - 73
    A Bright Shining Lie

    Bill Paxton, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue

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  29. 29
    + 93
    - 101
    Go Tell the Spartans

    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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  30. 30
    + 80
    - 97
    84C MoPic

    Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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  31. 31
    + 93
    - 124
    Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

    Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

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  32. 32
    + 74
    - 94
    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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  33. 33
    + 69
    - 94
    A Rumor of War

    Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Stacy Keach

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  34. 34
    + 61
    - 85
    The Lost Platoon

    Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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  35. 35
    + 84
    - 130
    Dead Presidents

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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  36. 36
    + 66
    - 103
    Braddock: Missing in Action III

    Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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  37. 37
    + 56
    - 87
    The Iron Triangle

    Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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  38. 38
    + 48
    - 73
    Rolling Thunder

    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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  39. 39
    + 44
    - 70
    Off Limits

    Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

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  40. 40
    + 69
    - 123
    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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  41. 41
    + 63
    - 112
    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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  42. 42
    + 50
    - 91
    Operation Dumbo Drop

    Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

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  43. 43
    + 61
    - 122
    The Walking Dead

    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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  44. 44
    + 33
    - 67
    Faith of My Fathers

    Scott Glenn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Shawn Hatosy

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  45. 45
    + 40
    - 82
    The Odd Angry Shot

    Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Graham Kennedy

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  46. 46
    + 29
    - 61
    The Anderson Platoon
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  47. 47
    + 24
    - 54
    Hell on the Battleground

    William Smith, Ted Prior, Ingrid Vold

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  48. 48
    + 39
    - 85
    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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  49. 49
    + 19
    - 49
    Expendable

    Alex Morgan, Robert Muller, Nathaniel Barker

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  50. 50
    + 31
    - 77
    Birdy

    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine, Marshall Bell

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