The Best Military Movies Ever Made

Over 12.4K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Military Movies Ever Made
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Vote up your favorite movies about war, soldiers, boot camp, combat, and military conflicts.

Over 12,000 movie fans have voted to shape these rankings of the best military movies ever made. From war epics like Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day, to modern classics like Zero Dark Thirty and Black Hawk Down, this list covers all eras of cinematic storytelling. Each movie on this list captures both the horror and heroism of war in vivid detail and evokes a range of powerful emotions from viewers.

The Battle Of Algiers is an iconic film about the struggle for Algerian independence from France with gritty realism that has been praised by filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg. On the other hand Full Metal Jacket offers an unforgiving look at Marine Corps boot camp in Vietnam told through Stanley Kubrick’s unmistakable direction. Lastly Apocalypse Now takes us deep into the jungle during America's involvement in Vietnam with visceral visuals unlike anything seen before or since its 1979 release date.

From classic dramas to action-packed thrillers, these are some of cinema's finest films about warfare - so don't forget to vote up your favorites.

Photo: Saving Private Ryan / DreamWorks Pictures
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