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
    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

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    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


    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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


    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
    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by frankpanderson
    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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

    added by PeteBoyle
    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

    often listed & 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


    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Army Movies

    ranked low on reranks & added by abby_stephan
    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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    Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by TxAussie
    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Army Movies

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

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

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    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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

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    Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Emily Fitzroy

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


    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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

    added by BillStockstill
    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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

    added by BillStockstill
    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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

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    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

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    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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    Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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    A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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

    added by PeteBoyle
    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


    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

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    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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


    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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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    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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    They Were Expendable is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Army Movies

    added by BillStockstill
    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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    Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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

    added by Brian3
    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

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    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
    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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    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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

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    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
    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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    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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    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
    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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    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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