The Best Vietnam War Movies Films
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The Best Vietnam War Movies

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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    Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker, Keith David

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    Vincent D'Onofrio, Dorian Harewood, Kenneth Head

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    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

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    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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    Madeleine Stowe, Keri Russell, Greg Kinnear

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    Christopher Walken, John Savage, Robert De Niro

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    Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh, Chintara Sukapatana

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    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

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    David Janssen, John Wayne, Patrick Wayne

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    Michael Lembeck, Stan Shaw, James Whitmore

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    Gene Hackman, Jeffrey Liew, Clayton Rohner

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    John C. Reilly, Amy Irving, Ving Rhames

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    John Calvin, Wings Hauser, Guel Romero

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    Robert Stack, Gene Hackman, Harold Sylvester

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    David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore, Ving Rhames

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    Zach Grenier, Pat Healy, Brad Carr

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    Paul Le Mat, Doug Savant, Michael Moriarty

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    Robert Downey Jr., Ken Jenkins, Lane Smith

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    Michael DeLorenzo, Robert F. Lyons, William Smith

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    Michael Paré, Nate Parker, Jane Le

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    Shea Whigham, Michael Shannon, Matthew Davis

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    Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, James Hong

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    Danny Aiello, Lewis Black, Ving Rhames

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    Laurence Fishburne, Anjelica Huston, Carlin Glynn

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    Burt Lancaster, David Clennon, Marc Singer

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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    Eric Bogosian, Bill Paxton, Harve Presnell

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    Chuck Norris, Steven Williams, Professor Tanaka

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    Laurence Fishburne, Brad Davis, Stacy Keach

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    Nicholas Cascone, Glenn Morshower

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    Michael Wayne, Sean Holton, David Parry

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    Chris Tucker, Tony Sirico, Larenz Tate

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    Haing S. Ngor, Beau Bridges, Iilana B'tiste

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    Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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    Gregory Hines, Keith David, Raymond O'Connor

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    Bruce Dern, David Clennon, Beeson Carroll

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    Bernie Mac, Joe Morton, Eddie Griffin

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    Ray Meagher, Bryan Brown, Graham Kennedy

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    Cuba Gooding Jr., RZA, Roger Bart

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    Ray Liotta, Doug E. Doug, Denis Leary

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    William Smith, Ted Prior, Johnnie Johnson III

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    Martin Sheen, Michael Wiseman, Emilio Estevez

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