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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    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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  2. 2
    + 920
    - 214

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

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  3. 3
    + 867
    - 196
    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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  4. 4
    + 680
    - 188
    We Were Soldiers

    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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  5. 5
    + 572
    - 140
    Hamburger Hill

    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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  6. 6
    + 567
    - 176
    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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  7. 7
    + 445
    - 176

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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  8. 8
    + 498
    - 253
    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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  9. 9
    + 322
    - 172
    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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  10. 10
    + 266
    - 136
    Tour Of Duty
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  11. 11
    + 289
    - 156
    Casualties of War

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

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  12. 12
    + 246
    - 122
    Bat*21

    Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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  13. 13
    + 248
    - 126
    The Boys in Company C

    R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Andrew Stevens

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  14. 14
    + 216
    - 105
    The Siege of Firebase Gloria

    R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin

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  15. 15
    + 195
    - 115
    Uncommon Valor

    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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  16. 16
    + 186
    - 117
    Flight of the Intruder

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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  17. 17
    + 250
    - 200
    Born on the Fourth of July
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  18. 18
    + 152
    - 101
    The Hanoi Hilton

    Jeffrey Jones, David Soul, Michael Moriarty

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  19. 19
    + 159
    - 117
    Rescue Dawn

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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  20. 20
    + 143
    - 100
    China Beach
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  21. 21
    + 162
    - 127
    Air America

    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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  22. 22
    + 128
    - 95
    Platoon Leader

    Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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  23. 23
    + 144
    - 124
    Tigerland

    Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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  24. 24
    + 128
    - 107
    Tunnel Rats

    Nate Parker, Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel

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  25. 25
    + 124
    - 104
    Missing in Action

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

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    + 131
    - 125

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander

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    + 100
    - 97
    Gardens of Stone

    James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne

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    + 89
    - 89
    Go Tell the Spartans

    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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    + 66
    - 66
    A Bright Shining Lie

    Bill Paxton, Vivian Wu, Donal Logue

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  30. 30
    + 77
    - 89
    84C MoPic

    Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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  31. 31
    + 72
    - 85
    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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  32. 32
    + 89
    - 114
    Missing in Action 2: The Beginning

    Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

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  33. 33
    + 66
    - 86
    A Rumor of War

    Laurence Fishburne, Brian Dennehy, Stacy Keach

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  34. 34
    + 82
    - 121
    Dead Presidents

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    + 56
    - 78
    The Lost Platoon

    Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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  36. 36
    + 47
    - 63
    Rolling Thunder

    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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  37. 37
    + 55
    - 77
    The Iron Triangle

    Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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  38. 38
    + 62
    - 93
    Braddock: Missing in Action III

    Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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  39. 39
    + 43
    - 62
    Off Limits

    Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

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  40. 40
    + 68
    - 111
    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

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  41. 41
    + 61
    - 103
    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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  42. 42
    + 46
    - 83
    Operation Dumbo Drop

    Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

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  43. 43
    + 29
    - 53
    The Anderson Platoon
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  44. 44
    + 24
    - 45
    Hell on the Battleground

    William Smith, Ted Prior, Ingrid Vold

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  45. 45
    + 39
    - 74
    The Odd Angry Shot

    Bryan Brown, John Jarratt, Graham Kennedy

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  46. 46
    + 32
    - 61
    Faith of My Fathers

    Scott Glenn, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Shawn Hatosy

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  47. 47
    + 60
    - 115
    The Walking Dead

    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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  48. 48
    + 39
    - 76
    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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  49. 49
    + 30
    - 70
    Birdy

    Nicolas Cage, Matthew Modine, Marshall Bell

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    + 16
    - 42
    Expendable

    Alex Morgan, Robert Muller, Nathaniel Barker

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