The Best Movies About the Gulf War

Hare are the best Gulf War movie made. Some of them take place during operation Desert Storm or they reference it within the story. Vote up the movies you like the most on the list below and vote down any Gulf War movies you'd rather not watch again.

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If you like these movies, be sure to check out our list of the best Iraq war movies.

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  • Courage Under Fire
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    Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips
    20 votes
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Edward Zwick
    During the 1991 Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) accidentally caused a friendly fire incident, a mistake that was hushed up by his superiors. Following the war, he ...more

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  • Jarhead
    2
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx
    36 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Sam Mendes
    In the late 1980s, Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) enlists as a Marine, training in boot camp under a sadistic drill instructor. Swofford undertakes a sniper course headed by Staff Sgt. Sykes ...more

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  • Bravo Two Zero
    3
    Sean Bean, Steve Nicolson, Rick Warden
    16 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Tom Clegg
    British soldier Andy McNab (Sean Bean) leads a British Special Air Services patrol deployed during the Gulf War to take down Saddam Hussein's growing arsenal of Scud missiles. The fearless unit ...more

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  • Three Kings
    4
    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
    22 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: David O. Russell
    Just after the end of the Gulf War, four American soldiers decide to steal a cache of Saddam Hussein's hidden gold. Led by cynical Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), three of the men are ...more

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  • The Finest Hour
    5
    Rob Lowe, Gale Hansen, Tracy Griffith
    11 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Shimon Dotan
    While training to become elite Navy soldiers, Lawrence Hammer (Rob Lowe) and Dean Mazzoli (Gale Hansen) form a close friendship. When Hammer starts dating the beautiful Barbara (Tracy Griffith), ...more

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  • Live from Baghdad
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    Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Clark Gregg
    10 votes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Mick Jackson
    Live from Baghdad is a television movie produced in 2002 by HBO. It was directed by Mick Jackson and written by Robert Wiener. The movie was released during the prelude stage of the Iraq War. Michael ...more