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The Greatest Army Movies Ever Made

Updated April 30, 2021 70.5k votes 15.4k voters 1.3m views119 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies that have characters in the army as a main focus.

Feeling patriotic? Check out this list of best army movies that has been ranked by fans of army films. All of the top army movies are on this list are all good, but if you believe that your favorite army movies are not high enough on the list, be sure ot vote them up. 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 soldiers, and military films, this list of the greatest army movies includes Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, and Apocalypse Now

What are the best military 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.

Love movies with these types of themes? Check out some great military TV shows here. 

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    Black Hawk Down

    Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy

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    We Were Soldiers

    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson

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    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

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    Lone Survivor

    Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana

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    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen

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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden

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    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

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    Sean Connery, John Wayne

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    Roselyn Sánchez, Alex Veadov

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    Fury

    Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf

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    Hamburger Hill

    Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott

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    Heartbreak Ridge

    Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles

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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

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    The Hurt Locker

    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes

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    Gettysburg

    Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Tears of the Sun

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    Sands of Iwo Jima

    John Wayne, Forrest Tucker

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    The Eagle Has Landed

    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine

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    Windtalkers

    Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo

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    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei
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    A Bridge Too Far

    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins

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    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

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