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The Best Movies About Navy Seals 

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List Rules Films about Navy Seals and their missions. Vote up your favorite Navy Seal movie.

Few things make you more proud to be a member of your country than watching a war movie– whether it be Army, Air Force, Military or Navy Seal movies. Some of the films in this category are the most inspirational, patriotic movies in the history of film. They are movies that honor those who have fought so bravely for our safety. It’s no wonder so many films tell stories about wars and soldiers. Perhaps the most intensely versatile branch of the American military is the Navy Seals. What are the best movies about Navy Seals? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!

The movies on this list discuss the Navy Seals in one way or the other. The most famous movie on this list is probably the most recently released Lone Survivor, the incredible true story of a Navy Seal who faced impossible odds after the failed Operation Red Wings mission. Another famous movie Act of Valor actually featured a real member of the Navy Seals in the cast!

This list has the best movies about Navy Seals including, Act of Valor, Lone Survivor, G.I. Jane, Navy Seals, Tears of the Sun, and Zero Dark Thirty. Vote for your favorite film today and feel free to add any others I might have left off!

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Lone Survivor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Mark Wahlberg, Eric Bana, Taylor Kitsch

Released: 2013

Directed by: Peter Berg

Lone Survivor is a 2013 American film written and directed by Peter Berg, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. The film is based on the 2007 ...more

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
KonstantinosChaikalis added Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

Released: 2015

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Waugh, Mike McCoy

Act of Valor is a 2011 action adventure thriller film written by Kurt Johnstad and directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

Released: 2003

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen ...more
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Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

Released: 2013

Directed by: Paul Greengrass

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Sniper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J. T. Walsh

Released: 1993

Directed by: Luis Llosa

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Seal Team Six: The Raid ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Kathleen Robertson, Xzibit, Anson Mount

Released: 2012

Directed by: John Stockwell

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is a 2012 television film chronicling the Abbottabad compound raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 by U.S. Navy SEALs. It first aired on the ...more

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Navy SEALs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Charlie Sheen, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert

Released: 1990

Directed by: Lewis Teague

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The Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Navy Seals: The Untold S... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
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G.I. Jane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason

Released: 1986

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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SEAL Team VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
SEAL Team VI Zach McGowan, Andrew John Ferguson, Amol Shah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mark C. Andrews

An elite, hand-picked counter-terrorism force of black Ops is dropped behind enemy lines four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield. Their covert mission compromised, the members of Seal Team ...more
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The Delta Force is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

Released: 1986

Directed by: Menahem Golan

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Behind Enemy Lines: Colo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Joe Manganiello, Keith David, Ken Anderson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tim Matheson

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U.S. Seals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Greg Collins, Velizar Binev, Bashar Rahal

Released: 1999

Directed by: Yossi Wein

When hundreds of ships begin disappearing without a trace due to pirate activity, the president of the United States mobilizes the U.S. Navy Seals -- the most highly trained force in the world ...more
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Under Siege 2: Dark Terr... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

Released: 1995

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

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The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

Released: 1989

Directed by: James Cameron

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The Finest Hour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Rob Lowe, Tracy Griffith, Gale Hansen

Released: 1992

Directed by: Shimon Dotan

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Transformers: Dark of th... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Bay

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The Pacifier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Whoopi Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham

Released: 2005

Directed by: Adam Shankman

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Hunter Killer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common

Released: 2018

Directed by: Donovan Marsh

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