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
    96
    Released: 1987
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    1986 More
    90
    Released: 1986
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    1979 More
    84
    Released: 1979
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    2001 More
    83
    Released: 2001
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    1970 More
    82
    Released: 1970
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    81
    Released: 2002
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    1957 More
    80
    Released: 1957
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    1967 More
    79
    Released: 1967
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    1963 More
    76
    Released: 1963
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    Released: 1970
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    1962 More
    73
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    1990 More
    69
    Released: 1990
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    68
    Released: 2001
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    2008 More
    66
    Released: 2008
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    often listed
    The Thin Red Line

    1998 More
    65
    Released: 1998
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    The Patriot

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    64
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    2006 More
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    Released: 2006
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    1992 More
    63
    Released: 1992
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    Midway

    1976 More
    62
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    1987 More
    60
    added by: jgarlowich
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    1989 More
    60
    Released: 1989
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    1977 More
    58
    Released: 1977
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    1968 More
    57
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    2006 More
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    Released: 2006
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    1953 More
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    1980 More
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    1986 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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    2001 More
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    Released: 2001
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    1981 More
    52
    added by: MaxCarta
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    Act of Valor

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    51
    added by: stanknpickle
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Pearl Harbor

    2001 More
    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    First Blood

    1982 More
    50
    Released: 1982
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    Sergeant York

    1941 More
    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Windtalkers

    2002 More
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    Kelly's Heroes

    1970 More
    50
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1986 More
    50
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    1930 More
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    added by: monty46
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    2009 More
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    added by: gschwayze
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    1995 More
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    added by: fortyninerhater
    Released: 1995
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    1981 More
    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Born on the Fourth of July

    1989 More
    45
    Released: 1989
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    1993 More
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    ranked low on reranks
    Where Eagles Dare

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

    1982 More
    44
    added by: Dave_7672
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    MASH

    1970 More
    44
    added by: monty46
    Released: 1970
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    1961 More
    43
    added by: JohnBrewster
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    2000 More
    43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Casualties of War

    1989 More
    42
    added by: jgarlowich
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