War Movies 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. You might also be interested in Vietnam War movies and World War I films

This list of the greatest army movies includes Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Apocalypse Now

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

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Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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TxAussie added Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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

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

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

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Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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

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

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

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abby_stephan added Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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

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DaveHanlon added The Green Berets John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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

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TxAussie added Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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

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

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

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

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RawnToler added Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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

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

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

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apollon-smyrnis added 300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Abigail Moss added Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey - SUCH A GOOD FILM WORTH WATCHING ! INTENSE ,ACTION,THRILLER! JUST AS GOOD AS SAVING PRIVATE RYAN!

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Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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BillStockstill added Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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

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brian-james added Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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Jay Shepard added Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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BobbyHillsman added Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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William Anthony Hatch added Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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BillStockstill added They Were Expendable John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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

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AfricanMastodon added Stalingrad Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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

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

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Tim Reed added The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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stewy added The Fighting Seabees John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley

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Ivan Uzunov added Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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