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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    Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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

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    R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Noble Willingham

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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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    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell

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    Jeffrey Jones, Michael Moriarty, David Soul

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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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    Nate Parker, Wilson Bethel, Michael Paré

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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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    Michael Dudikoff, William Smith, Michael DeLorenzo

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

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    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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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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    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

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    Michael Wayne, Stephen Quadros, David Parry

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    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

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    Glenn Morshower, Nicholas Cascone

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    Beau Bridges, Johnny Hallyday, Haing S. Ngor

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    Bill Paxton, Donal Logue, Vivian Wu

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    Bernie Mac, Eddie Griffin, Joe Morton

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    Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

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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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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Carla Gugino

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane

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    Bryan Brown, Ian Gilmour, John Hargreaves

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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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    Denis Leary, Danny Glover, Ray Liotta

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    William Smith, Ted Prior, Johnnie Johnson III

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    Alex Morgan, Robert Muller, Eliot Lash

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