history The Best Vietnam War Movies  

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List Rules 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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Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vietnam War Movies
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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1,013 608
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We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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649 353
Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vietnam War Movies
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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330 165
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The Siege of Firebase Gloria R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin

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348 180
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The Boys in Company C R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Andrew Stevens

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368 197
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Bat*21 Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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374 207
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392 230
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Casualties of War Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

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The Green Berets John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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296 166
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Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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Flight of the Intruder Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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343 281
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223 168
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Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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207 151
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The Hanoi Hilton Jeffrey Jones, David Soul, Michael Moriarty

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194 153
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Air America Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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170 146
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Platoon Leader Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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192 178
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Tigerland Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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174 157
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Tunnel Rats Nate Parker, Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel

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185 172
Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vietnam War Movies
Jacob's Ladder Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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

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146 139
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Gardens of Stone James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne

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127 128
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Go Tell the Spartans Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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103 99
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A Bright Shining Lie Bill Paxton, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue

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84C MoPic Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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Heaven & Earth Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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93 117
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A Rumor of War Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Stacy Keach

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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

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Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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61 92
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Rolling Thunder Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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91 148
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Coming Home Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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60 94
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Off Limits Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

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70 113
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The Lost Platoon Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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84 143
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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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68 115
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The Iron Triangle Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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80 138
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Braddock: Missing in Action III Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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67 124
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Operation Dumbo Drop Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

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54 103
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The Odd Angry Shot Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Graham Kennedy

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Birdy Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine, Marshall Bell

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38 87
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Faith of My Fathers Scott Glenn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Shawn Hatosy

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29 73
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Hell on the Battleground William Smith, Ted Prior, Ingrid Vold

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45 107
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The War at Home Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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67 153
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The Walking Dead Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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26 68
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Expendable Alex Morgan, Robert Muller, Nathaniel Barker