The Best Military Movies Films
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The Best Military Movies

List Criteria: Films about war, soldiers, boot camp, combat, and military conflicts.

A list of the best military movies. All of the top military movies are on this list. If you believe we've missed one though, please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Good military films give civilians a taste of what our soldiers go through on the battlefield and throughout their daily lives. While not all of these films feature war, they all use military service as a central theme. All branches of the military have been included, although admittedly, not too many films have been made about the coast guard or merchant marines. Most of these films focus on the Army, Navy, and Air Force. All time periods have been included from recent, modern militaries to the armies of the past. If you are interested in the military, then these are the movies for you.
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Saving Private Ryan

    1998 More
    100
    Released: 1998
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    1987 More
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    Released: 1987
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    1986 More
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    Released: 1986
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    2001 More
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    Released: 2001
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    1970 More
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    Released: 1970
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    Released: 1979
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    Released: 2002
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    1967 More
    80
    Released: 1967
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    1957 More
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    Released: 1957
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    Released: 1963
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    Released: 1970
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    1990 More
    69
    Released: 1990
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    Released: 2001
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    Released: 2008
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    often listed
    The Thin Red Line

    1998 More
    65
    Released: 1998
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    Released: 2006
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    The Patriot

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    1992 More
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    Released: 1992
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    Midway

    1976 More
    60
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    1987 More
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    added by: jgarlowich
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    1989 More
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    Released: 1989
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    1977 More
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    Released: 1977
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    1968 More
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    2006 More
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    Released: 2006
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    1953 More
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    Released: 1986
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    1978 More
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    added by: JohnBrewster
    Released: 1978
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    Act of Valor

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    added by: stanknpickle
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pearl Harbor

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    1981 More
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    added by: MaxCarta
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    First Blood

    1982 More
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    Released: 1982
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    Windtalkers

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    Sergeant York

    1941 More
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    1970 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    Heartbreak Ridge

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    1995 More
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    added by: fortyninerhater
    Released: 1995
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    1930 More
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    added by: monty46
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    1981 More
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    2009 More
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    added by: gschwayze
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Born on the Fourth of July

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    Released: 1989
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    1968 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    An Officer and a Gentleman

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    added by: Dave_7672
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Casualties of War

    1989 More
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    added by: jgarlowich
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    Stalingrad

    1993 More
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    Men of Honor

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    1970 More
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    added by: monty46
    Released: 1970
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    The Guns of Navarone

    1961 More
    42
    added by: JohnBrewster
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