The Best Military Movies Films

The Best Military Movies

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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.

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

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    Saving Private Ryan

    1998 More
    100
    Released: 1998
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    1987 More
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    Released: 1987
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    Released: 1986
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    Black Hawk Down

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    85
    Released: 2001
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Apocalypse Now

    1979 More
    83
    Released: 1979
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    Released: 2002
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    The Dirty Dozen

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    76
    Released: 1967
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    Patton

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    75
    Released: 1970
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    Released: 1957
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    Released: 1963
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    Released: 1990
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    Released: 1970
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    often listed
    The Hurt Locker

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    Released: 2008
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    The Thin Red Line

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    Released: 1998
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    A Few Good Men

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    Released: 1992
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    Gettysburg

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    niche appeal
    The Patriot

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    Released: 2006
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    1987 More
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    A Bridge Too Far

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    Released: 1977
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    Midway

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    Flags of Our Fathers

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    Released: 2006
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    The Green Berets

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    Released: 2001
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    Released: 1982
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    Released: 1986
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    Act of Valor

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    52
    added by: stanknpickle
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    often listed
    Pearl Harbor

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    Stalag 17

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    Windtalkers

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    niche appeal
    Glory

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    Released: 1989
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    niche appeal
    The Big Red One

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    1941 More
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    niche appeal
    Inglourious Basterds

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    1970 More
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    Gallipoli

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    48
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    Heartbreak Ridge

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    Born on the Fourth of July

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    Released: 1989
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    Crimson Tide

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    added by: fortyninerhater
    Released: 1995
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    Casualties of War

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    1982 More
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    Missing in Action

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    added by: jgarlowich
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    Stalingrad

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    Courage Under Fire

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    Released: 1996
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    Men of Honor

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    G.I. Jane

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    Released: 1997
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    uncommon valor

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