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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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Mel Gibson, Taylor Momsen, Jon Hamm

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    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Noble Willingham

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

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    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jeff Baxter

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    R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin

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    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore

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    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack

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    Jeffrey Jones, Michael Moriarty, David Soul

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    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell

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    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Dudikoff

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    Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    Nate Parker, Wilson Bethel, Michael Paré

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    James Earl Jones, Laurence Fishburne, James Caan

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    Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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

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    Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

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    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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    Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Stacy Keach

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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    Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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    Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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    Bill Paxton, Donal Logue, Vivian Wu

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    Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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    Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

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    Bryan Brown, Ian Gilmour, John Hargreaves

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine, Marshall Bell

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    Denis Leary, Danny Glover, Ray Liotta

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    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Scott Glenn, Shea Whigham

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    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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    William Smith, Ted Prior, Johnnie Johnson III

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