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.

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.

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. 
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    the people's #1 Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel Released: 1998

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    most listed Stanley Kubrick, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio Released: 1987

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger Released: 1986

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    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom Released: 2001

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall Released: 1979

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins Released: 1957

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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees Released: 1970

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    Mel Gibson, Taylor Momsen, Jon Hamm Released: 2002

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    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson Released: 1967

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson Released: 1963

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Henry Fonda

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    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, James Whitmore Released: 1970

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    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris Released: 2001

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    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Jones Released: 1990

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner Released: 2008

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    often listed George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn Released: 1998

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    ranked low on reranks Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs

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    Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Ryan Kelley Released: 2006

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    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson Released: 1992

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    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Released: 1989

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    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    Sean Connery, Robert Redford, Anthony Hopkins Released: 1977

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    added by jgarlowich Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Steven Weber

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    John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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    Paul Walker, Jayma Mays, Ryan Phillippe Released: 2006

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    added by MaxCarta Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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    William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger

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    Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine

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    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer Released: 1986

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    added by JohnBrewster Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken Released: 1978

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    Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht Released: 2001

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    added by monty46 Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    ranked low on reranks Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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    ranked low on reranks & added by stanknpickle Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Nestor Serrano

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    ranked low on reranks Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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    Sylvester Stallone, David Caruso, Brian Dennehy Released: 1982

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    ranked low on reranks & added by bojanthebest Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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    added by fortyninerhater Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman Released: 1995

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    added by gschwayze Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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    added by bojanthebest Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern

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    added by monty46 Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould Released: 1970

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    Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Bill Kerr

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    often listed & added by Dave_7672 Richard Gere, David Caruso, Ed Begley, Jr.

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    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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    ranked low on reranks & added by JohnBrewster Gregory Peck, Olivia de Havilland, Richard Harris

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Released: 1989

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    added by monty46 Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

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