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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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber

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    Mel Gibson, Taylor Momsen, Jon Hamm

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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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    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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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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    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack

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    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Tom Sizemore

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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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    Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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    Nate Parker, Wilson Bethel, Michael Paré

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    Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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

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    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    James Earl Jones, Laurence Fishburne, James Caan

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    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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    Bill Paxton, Donal Logue, Vivian Wu

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    Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

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    Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Stacy Keach

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    Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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    Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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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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    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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    Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

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    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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    Bryan Brown, Ian Gilmour, John Hargreaves

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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    William Smith, Ted Prior, Johnnie Johnson III

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    Denis Leary, Danny Glover, Ray Liotta

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    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine, Marshall Bell

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    Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Scott Glenn, Shea Whigham

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