There have been many documentaries about the Vietnam War and the plethora of controversies that surrounded it. What are the best documentaries about the Vietnam War? This list, ranked by the community, has the best films that will educate you about the era and the war.
The films featured on this list cover a variety of topics about the Vietnam War, ranging from the history behind what brought the United States into the war, controversies and conspiracy theories involving the United States government’s role, behind the scenes details about victims who were affected by the devastations of the war, and even the impact that the Vietnam War still has to this day on all countries involved. No matter what aspect of the Vietnam War you're interested in, there is sure to be a documentary on this list for you!
This list features the best Vietnam War documentaries, including: The Anderson Platoon, The Uncounted Enemy, Going Upriver and Far From Vietnam. Vote for your favorite docs today and add any great films about the Vietnam War that aren't included -- then, be sure to check out our list of the best Vietnam War films.
- Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
Directed by: Bill Couturié
17th Parallel: Vietnam in WarBuy on Amazon
The World of Charlie CompanyBuy on Amazon
Vietnam: the Ten Thousand Day WarBuy on Amazon
Four Hours in My LaiBuy on Amazon
Regret to InformBarbara Sonneborn
Directed by: Barbara Sonneborn
The Fog of WarBuy on Amazon
The Wall That HealsLouis Gossett, Jr.
- Bernard Fresson
Directed by: Alain Resnais, William Klein, Joris Ivens, Agnès Varda, Claude Lelouch
Vietnam: The Last BattleJohn Pilger
Directed by: David Munro
- David Halberstam, Daniel Berrigan
Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Stolen HonorBuy on Amazon
Vietnam RequiemPeter Thomas
Directed by: Jonas McCord, Bill Couturié
A Touch of Home: the Vietnam War's Red Cross GirlsBuy on Amazon
In the Shadow of the BladeBuy on Amazon
Year Zero: The Silent Death of CambodiaBuy on Amazon
A Face of WarBuy on Amazon
Benefit of the DoubtGlenda Jackson, Michael Williams
Directed by: Peter Whitehead
Into Harm's WayBuy on Amazon