The Best Army Movies Films

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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  1. 1
    + 1136
    - 276
    Saving Private Ryan


    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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  2. 2
    + 1016
    - 180
    Black Hawk Down


    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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  3. 3
    + 698
    - 209
    Full Metal Jacket

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

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  4. 4
    + 555
    - 146
    Platoon


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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  5. 5
    + 433
    - 177
    Apocalypse Now

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

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  6. 6
    + 461
    - 85
    Band of Brothers

    added by sjblanch1984
    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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  7. 7
    + 298
    - 99
    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    often listed & added by frankpanderson
    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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  8. 8
    + 491
    - 125
    We Were Soldiers


    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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  9. 9
    + 410
    - 52
    Lone Survivor

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

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  10. 10
    + 250
    - 68
    Enemy at the Gates

    added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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  11. 11
    + 206
    - 79
    The Dirty Dozen

    added by PeteBoyle
    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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  12. 12
    + 205
    - 56
    The Great Escape

    added by frankpanderson
    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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  13. 13
    + 228
    - 67
    Patton


    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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  14. 14
    + 188
    - 103
    The Green Berets

    often listed & added by DaveHanlon
    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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  15. 15
    + 297
    - 86
    The Hurt Locker

    ranked low on reranks & added by PeteBoyle
    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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  16. 16
    + 162
    - 79
    Heartbreak Ridge

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

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  17. 17
    + 225
    - 98
    Glory


    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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  18. 18
    + 299
    - 90
    Act of Valor

    ranked low on reranks & added by John Blues
    Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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  19. 19
    + 127
    - 26
    The Longest Day

    added by BillStockstill
    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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  20. 20
    + 118
    - 36
    The Patriot

    added by pmmom38
    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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  21. 21
    + 161
    - 51
    Tears of the Sun

    added by BillStockstill
    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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  22. 22
    + 163
    - 106
    The Thin Red Line

    often listed & added by frankpanderson
    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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  23. 23
    + 128
    - 51
    Sands of Iwo Jima

    added by RawnToler
    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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  24. 24
    + 166
    - 39
    Fury

    added by aaaaaa
    Dorothy Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Emily Fitzroy

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  25. 25
    + 273
    - 133
    Jarhead


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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  26. 26
    + 161
    - 70
    Kelly's Heroes


    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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  27. 27
    + 184
    - 140
    Three Kings


    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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  28. 28
    + 92
    - 31
    A Bridge Too Far

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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  29. 29
    + 101
    - 35
    Hamburger Hill

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

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  30. 30
    + 155
    - 107
    Stripes


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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  31. 31
    + 52
    - 30
    Crimson Tide

    added by aaaaaa
    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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  32. 32
    + 53
    - 38
    Cross of Iron

    added by AfricanMastodon
    James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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  33. 33
    + 62
    - 34
    Stalingrad

    added by AfricanMastodon
    Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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  34. 34
    + 34
    - 23
    The Eagle Has Landed

    added by stewy
    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

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  35. 35
    + 24
    - 12
    The Guns of Navarone

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

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  36. 36
    + 145
    - 78
    Windtalkers

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

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  37. 37
    + 71
    - 50
    Courage Under Fire

    added by wiabux
    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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  38. 38
    + 144
    - 133
    The Expendables

    added by John Blues
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

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  39. 39
    + 68
    - 72
    Commando

    added by BillStockstill
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alyssa Milano, Bill Paxton

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  40. 40
    + 135
    - 142
    Battleship

    added by Nicole12
    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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  41. 41
    + 43
    - 28
    In Harm's Way

    added by BillStockstill
    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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  42. 42
    + 23
    - 15
    No image

    added by stewy
    Tthe Fighting Seabees

  43. 43
    + 49
    - 42
    They Were Expendable

    added by BillStockstill
    John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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  44. 44
    + 60
    - 57
    Uncommon Valor

    added by Brian3
    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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  45. 45
    + 173
    - 79
    Zero Dark Thirty

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

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  46. 46
    + 8
    - 20
    The Crossing

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

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  47. 47
    + 9
    - 23
    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    added by PeteBoyle
    David Bowie, Beat Kitano, Ryuichi Sakamoto

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  48. 48
    + 49
    - 80
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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

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  49. 49
    + 83
    - 31
    Battle of the Bulge

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

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  50. 50
    + 15
    - 34
    In the Army Now

    often listed & added by beernbugs
    Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore

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