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The Best Documentaries About Vietnam

List RulesDocumentary films about the Vietnam War

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.

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  • 1
    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
    184
    43

    Released1987

    Directed byBill Couturié

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    Vietnam: the Ten Thousand Day War

    218
    63
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    The World of Charlie Company

    189
    52
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    17th Parallel: Vietnam in War

    90
    21
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    A Touch of Home: the Vietnam War's Red Cross Girls

    108
    38
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    Vietnam: The Last Battle

    John Pilger
    101
    34

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Munro

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    Regret to Inform

    Barbara Sonneborn
    65
    18

    Released1999

    Directed byBarbara Sonneborn

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    The Fog of War

    63
    18
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    David Halberstam, Daniel Berrigan
    56
    18

    Released1969

    Directed byEmile de Antonio

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    Stolen Honor

    50
    16
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    Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia

    47
    17
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    Vietnam Requiem

    Peter Thomas
    44
    14

    Released1984

    Directed byJonas McCord, Bill Couturié

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    The Wall That Heals

    Louis Gossett, Jr.
    37
    10

    Released1997

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    Bernard Fresson
    37
    11

    Released1967

    Directed byAlain Resnais, William Klein, Joris Ivens, Agnès Varda, Claude Lelouch

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  • 21

    A Face of War

    35
    13
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    Into Harm's Way

    37
    15
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    Vietnam, Long Time Coming

    41
    21
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  • 25

    Four Hours in My Lai

    26
    6
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