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List Rules Vote up your favorite dramas about the military and soldiers.

This list contains information on the best military drama movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best military drama films come in many forms. Some good military dramas take place during World War II while other good military drama movies are set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Many of the best military drama movies have won awards.

What films will you find on this top military drama movies list? Full Metal Jacket has to be near the top. This Stanley Kubrick film follows a platoon of Marines during their rigorous time in training and their involvement in the Tet Offensive. R. Lee Ermey became a breakout star following his role as the no-nonsense drill instructor. Saving Private Ryan is another great military drama film.

Quentin Tarantino reimagined the events of WWII with his 2009 film Inglourious Basterds. Other good military dramas featured on this list include The Deer Hunter, Patton, and Glory.

Which military drama do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good war movies we may have missed.

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

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Band of Brothers Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Dexter Fletcher

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Flags of Our Fathers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Flags of Our Fathers Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

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A Bridge Too Far is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale

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The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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Letters from Iwo Jima is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Dunkirk Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Top Gun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Right Stuff Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

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A Few Good Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
A Few Good Men Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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An Officer and a Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
An Officer and a Gentleman Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett

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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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Free State of Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Free State of Jones Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali

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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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All Quiet on the Western Front is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
All Quiet on the Western Front Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
westcoastwayne added Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Defiance Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

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The Enemy Below is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Enemy Below Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Hacksaw Ridge Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey

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Behind Enemy Lines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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The Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
westcoastwayne added The Killing Fields John Malkovich, Craig T. Nelson, Sam Waterston

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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Lone Survivor Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

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Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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Downfall is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Fury Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

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Windtalkers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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Stalingrad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Stalingrad Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová

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Gallipoli is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
westcoastwayne added Gallipoli Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb

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The Pianist is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
westcoastwayne added The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

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Jarhead is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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Rules of Engagement is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
The Wall Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

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Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Act of Valor Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

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Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Men of Honor Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr.

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Casualties of War is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Military Drama Movies, Ranked
Casualties of War Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly