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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    - 366
    Saving Private Ryan


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  2. 2
    + 1128
    - 307
    Full Metal Jacket

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

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  3. 3
    + 1611
    - 283
    Black Hawk Down


    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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  4. 4
    + 963
    - 227
    Platoon


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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  5. 5
    + 725
    - 325
    Apocalypse Now

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

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  6. 6
    + 537
    - 179
    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    added by frankpanderson
    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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  7. 7
    + 995
    - 236
    We Were Soldiers

    ranked low on reranks
    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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  8. 8
    + 446
    - 136
    The Dirty Dozen

    added by PeteBoyle
    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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  9. 9
    + 458
    - 180
    The Green Berets

    added by DaveHanlon
    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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  10. 10
    + 533
    - 106
    Patton


    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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  11. 11
    + 771
    - 116
    Lone Survivor

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

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  12. 12
    + 420
    - 144
    Heartbreak Ridge

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

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  13. 13
    + 506
    - 154
    Enemy at the Gates

    added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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  14. 14
    + 389
    - 84
    The Patriot

    added by pmmom38
    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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  15. 15
    + 411
    - 122
    The Great Escape

    added by frankpanderson
    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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  16. 16
    + 430
    - 164
    Glory


    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  17. 17
    + 350
    - 81
    The Longest Day

    added by BillStockstill
    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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  18. 18
    + 320
    - 75
    Hamburger Hill

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

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  19. 19
    + 402
    - 92
    Fury

    added by aaaaaa
    Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Emily Fitzroy

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  20. 20
    + 295
    - 116
    Sands of Iwo Jima

    added by RawnToler
    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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  21. 21
    + 498
    - 163
    Act of Valor

    added by John Blues
    Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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  22. 22
    + 348
    - 126
    Tears of the Sun

    added by BillStockstill
    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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  23. 23
    + 251
    - 80
    A Bridge Too Far

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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  24. 24
    + 314
    - 114
    Kelly's Heroes


    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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  25. 25
    + 300
    - 201
    The Thin Red Line

    added by frankpanderson
    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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  26. 26
    + 454
    - 242
    The Hurt Locker

    added by PeteBoyle
    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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  27. 27
    + 272
    - 24
    American Sniper

    ranked low on reranks & added by Jason Agnew
    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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  28. 28
    + 276
    - 247
    Three Kings


    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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    + 274
    - 193
    Stripes


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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  30. 30
    + 395
    - 245
    Jarhead


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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  31. 31
    + 139
    - 69
    The Guns of Navarone

    added by slaft
    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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  32. 32
    + 148
    - 102
    Crimson Tide

    added by aaaaaa
    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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  33. 33
    + 308
    - 135
    Windtalkers

    ranked low on reranks
    Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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  34. 34
    + 111
    - 87
    The Eagle Has Landed

    added by stewy
    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

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  35. 35
    + 133
    - 80
    In Harm's Way

    added by BillStockstill
    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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  36. 36
    + 118
    - 117
    Cross of Iron

    added by AfricanMastodon
    James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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  37. 37
    + 142
    - 89
    They Were Expendable

    added by BillStockstill
    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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  38. 38
    + 126
    - 104
    Stalingrad

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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  39. 39
    + 164
    - 116
    Uncommon Valor

    added by Brian3
    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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  40. 40
    + 162
    - 123
    Courage Under Fire

    added by wiabux
    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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  41. 41
    + 103
    - 71

    added by stewy
    The Fighting Seabees

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    + 230
    - 60
    Battle of the Bulge

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillStockstill
    Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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  43. 43
    + 319
    - 127
    Zero Dark Thirty

    ranked low on reranks & added by BobbyHillsman
    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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  44. 44
    + 123
    - 176
    Commando

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

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  45. 45
    + 185
    - 260
    Battleship

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

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  46. 46
    + 93
    - 28
    300

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

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  47. 47
    + 63
    - 12
    Gettysburg

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

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  48. 48
    + 78
    - 26
    Memphis Belle

    ranked low on reranks & added by brian-james
    John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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  49. 49
    + 107
    - 206
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    added by AsaduzzamanEmu
    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  50. 50
    + 36
    - 97
    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    added by PeteBoyle
    David Bowie, Beat Kitano, Ryuichi Sakamoto

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