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List of best army movies, with videos, ranked by fans of army films. All of the top army movies are on this list, but if you believe we've missed your favorite army movie, feel free to add it yourself. Good army movies give civilians a taste of what our soldiers go through in battle and throughout their daily lives. While not all of these films feature war, they all use the army as a central theme and feature some of the best soldier moves ever depicted on film. You might also be interested in Vietnam War movies and World War I films

Featuring war movies, movies about soliders, and military films, this list of the greatest army movies includes Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Apocalypse Now

What are the best army movies? The best soldier movies create an emotional connection with the characters and depict exciting army action. Movies on this army movies list depict all time frames from recent, modern militaries to the armies of the past. If you're interested in the army, then these are the movies for you.

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Army Movies
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Army Movies
TxAussie added Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Army Movies
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Army Movies
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Army Movies
TxAussie added Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Army Movies
frankpanderson added The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Army Movies
We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Army Movies
PeteBoyle added The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Army Movies
Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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1,138 177
American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Army Movies
Jason Agnew added American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Army Movies
BillStockstill added The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Army Movies
frankpanderson added The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Army Movies
abby_stephan added Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Army Movies
pmmom38 added The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Army Movies
wiabux added Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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The Green Berets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Army Movies
DaveHanlon added The Green Berets John Wayne, George Takei, Vera Miles

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Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Army Movies
TxAussie added Heartbreak Ridge Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Army Movies
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Army Movies
BillStockstill added Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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Hamburger Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Army Movies
Vvvvvvv added Hamburger Hill Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, Courtney B. Vance

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Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Army Movies
John Blues added Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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Sands of Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Army Movies
RawnToler added Sands of Iwo Jima John Wayne, Forrest Tucker, Richard Jaeckel

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Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Army Movies
Kelly's Heroes Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles

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A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Army Movies
AfricanMastodon added A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Army Movies
PeteBoyle added The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Army Movies
frankpanderson added The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Army Movies
Abigail Moss added Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey - SUCH A GOOD FILM WORTH WATCHING ! INTENSE ,ACTION,THRILLER! JUST AS GOOD AS SAVING PRIVATE RYAN!

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300 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Army Movies
apollon-smyrnis added 300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Windtalkers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Army Movies
Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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Jarhead is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Army Movies
Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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Battle of the Bulge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Army Movies
BillStockstill added Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

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Stripes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Army Movies
Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

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Three Kings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Army Movies
Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Army Movies
Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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The Guns of Navarone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Army Movies
slaft added The Guns of Navarone Olivia de Havilland, Gregory Peck, David Niven

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Memphis Belle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Army Movies
brian-james added Memphis Belle John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Army Movies
BobbyHillsman added Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Army Movies
Jay Shepard added Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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Pearl Harbor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Army Movies
William Anthony Hatch added Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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They Were Expendable is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Army Movies
BillStockstill added They Were Expendable John Wayne, Donna Reed, Robert Montgomery

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In Harm's Way is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Army Movies
BillStockstill added In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Army Movies
AfricanMastodon added Stalingrad Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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Uncommon Valor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Army Movies
Brian3 added Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Army Movies
Tim Reed added The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Army Movies
wiabux added Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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239 144
Valkyrie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Army Movies
Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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The Fighting Seabees is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Army Movies
stewy added The Fighting Seabees John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Frawley

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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Army Movies
Ivan Uzunov added Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Army Movies
stewy added The Eagle Has Landed Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland