The Best Army Movies

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List Criteria: Movies must have characters in the army as a focus.

List of best army movies, with videos, ranked by fans of Army films. All of the top army movies are on this list, but if you believe we've missed your favorite army movie, feel free to add it yourself. Good army movies give civilians a taste of what our soldiers go through in battle and throughout their daily lives. While not all of these films feature war, they all use the army as a central theme and feature some of the best soldier moves ever depicted on film.

What are the best army movies? The best soldier movies create an emotional connection with the characters and depict exciting army action. Movies on this army movies list depict all time frames from recent, modern militaries to the armies of the past. If you're interested in the army, then these are the movies for you.
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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Army Movies

    the people's #1
    Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by TxAussie
    Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    Platoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Army Movies

    most listed & added by TxAussie
    Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Army Movies


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

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    The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by frankpanderson
    The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by PeteBoyle
    The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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    The Green Berets is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by DaveHanlon
    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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    Patton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Army Movies

    often listed & added by TxAussie
    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by wiabux
    Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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    American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by Jason Agnew
    American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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    The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by pmmom38
    The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by frankpanderson
    The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Fury is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by aaaaaa
    Fury Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Emily Fitzroy

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    The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by BillStockstill
    The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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    Glory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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    Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by BillStockstill
    Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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    Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by Vvvvvvv
    Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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    Sands of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by RawnToler
    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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    A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by AfricanMastodon
    A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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    Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by John Blues
    Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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    The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by PeteBoyle
    The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by frankpanderson
    The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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    Jarhead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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    The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    Windtalkers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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    The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by stewy
    The Eagle Has Landed Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

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    Cross of Iron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Cross of Iron James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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    In Harm's Way is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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    Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Stalingrad Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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    They Were Expendable is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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    Uncommon Valor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by Brian3
    Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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    Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by wiabux
    Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    The Fighting Seabees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by stewy
    The Fighting Seabees

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    Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Army Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillStockstill
    Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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    Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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    Commando is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Army Movies

    often listed & added by BillStockstill
    Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

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    Battleship is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Army Movies

    often listed & added by Nicole12
    Battleship Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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    300 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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    Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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    Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Army Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by Jay Shepard
    Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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    The Monuments Men is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    The Monuments Men George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    The Crossing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by Valley Forge
    Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché

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