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

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    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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    Platoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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    Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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    Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    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

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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

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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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    We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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    The Green Berets is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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    Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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

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    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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

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    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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    Fury is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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

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    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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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    Sands of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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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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    Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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    The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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    Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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


    Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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


    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Army Movies


    Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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    Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Army Movies


    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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    The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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    300 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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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

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    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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    Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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    Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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    Uncommon Valor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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    The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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    Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley

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    The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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    To Hell and Back is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Army Movies

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    Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle, David Janssen

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    Commando is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Army Movies

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

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