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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
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
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.
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
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American-British war film directed by Ridley Scott. It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in ...more
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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
Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and 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
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
Captain Phillips is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi. The film is inspired by the true story of the 2009 Maersk ...more
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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osa... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Kathleen Robertson, Xzibit, Anson Mount
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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The Rock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and ...more
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Sniper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J. T. Walsh
Sniper is a 1993 American action film starring Tom Berenger and Billy Zane as snipers on an assassination mission in Panama. It was shot in Queensland, Australia, and debuted at number two in ...more
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Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey
Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal as a former Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, ...more
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Navy SEALs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Charlie Sheen, Bill Paxton, Dennis Haysbert
Navy SEALS is a 1990 action film, directed by Lewis Teague, written by Chuck Pfarrer and Gary Goldman, and produced by Brenda Feigen and Bernard Williams with consultant William Bradley. The ...more
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Navy Seals: The Untold Stories... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
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Heartbreak Ridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason
Heartbreak Ridge is a 1986 American film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Mario Van Peebles, Marsha Mason, and Everett McGill. The ...more
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G.I. Jane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel
G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring ...more
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SEAL Team VI is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Zach McGowan, Andrew John Ferguson, Amol Shah
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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S.W.A.T. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez
S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action-thriller film directed by Clark Johnson, and is based on the 1975 television series of the same name. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle ...more
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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson
The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell. Co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film ...more
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The Delta Force is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters
The Delta Force is a 1986 American action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. It was directed by Menahem ...more
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Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Joe Manganiello, Keith David, Ken Anderson
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia is a 2009 war film directed by Tim Matheson and starring Joe Manganiello, former WWE and current TNA wrestler Ken Anderson, Keith David and Tim Matheson. It is the ...more
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U.S. Seals is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Greg Collins, Velizar Binev, Bashar Rahal
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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The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott
The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn. When an American submarine ...more
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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles. Directed by Geoff Murphy, it stars Steven ...more
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line, and the third film in the series. The Autobots learn of a ...more
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The Finest Hour is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Navy Seals
Rob Lowe, Tracy Griffith, Gale Hansen
The Finest Hour is a 1991 war-drama film. The film stars Rob Lowe and Gale Hansen as Navy SEALs-in-training who become best friends. When a woman comes between them, however, it takes a war to ...more