films The Best Army Movies

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List Rules 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 Tom Hanks, Matt Damon Vin Diesel

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

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Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen Willem Dafoe

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Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy Orlando Bloom

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford Robert Duvall

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

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The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland Charles Bronson

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Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden Paul Frees

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The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough James Garner

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The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne Richard Burton

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

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American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller Jonathan Groff

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Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana Taylor Kitsch

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The Green Berets John Wayne, George Takei Vera Miles

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger Logan Lerman

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Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles Marsha Mason

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Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law Ed Harris

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Fury Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess Emily Fitzroy

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Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington Matthew Broderick

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Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci Eamonn Walker

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Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott Courtney B. Vance

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Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland Don Rickles

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Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne, Forrest Tucker Richard Jaeckel

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A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins Robert Redford

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Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes Jr.

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The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta Sean Penn

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The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes Jeremy Renner

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Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson Robert Shaw

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Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx John Krasinski

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo Christian Slater

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen Gene Hackman

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Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg Ice Cube

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy Dennis Quaid

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender Lena Headey

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The Guns of Navarone Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck David Niven

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Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger Sam Elliott

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt Mark Strong

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Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin Harry Connick

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

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Stalingrad Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth Dana Vávrová

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They Were Expendable John Wayne, Donna Reed Robert Montgomery

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Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze Michael Dudikoff

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Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon Denzel Washington

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The Eagle Has Landed Robert Duvall, Michael Caine Donald Sutherland

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Cross of Iron James Coburn, David Warner Senta Berger

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The Fighting Seabees John Wayne, Susan Hayward William Frawley

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh Eddie Izzard

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The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro Christopher Walken

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Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner Ben Affleck

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To Hell and Back Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle David Janssen