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1. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 14,473

2. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 358,967 | Gross: $138.53M

3. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 563,636 | Gross: $83.47M

4. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 627,195 | Gross: $46.36M

5. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 290,786 | Gross: $48.98M

6. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 123,394 | Gross: $78.12M

7. The Green Berets (1968)

G | 142 min | Drama, War

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Directors: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray

Votes: 11,481 | Gross: $21.71M

8. Casualties of War (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War

75 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly

Votes: 38,802 | Gross: $18.67M

9. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 22,104 | Gross: $13.84M

Anti War and Action

10. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 118,622 | Gross: $123.92M

11. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

61 Metascore

A formidable but unstable veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 210,610 | Gross: $47.21M

12. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 143,995 | Gross: $150.42M

13. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

61 Metascore

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 11,507 | Gross: $32.65M

A beautiful anti war movie showcasing love triangle between a serving officer in Vietnam and his wife's affair with another Vietnam Vet soldier who is shaken to the core when he was wounded in battle in the Jungles of South Vietnam

14. Welcome Home (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama

Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams, Sam Waterston, Brian Keith

Votes: 289 | Gross: $1.03M

A realistic movie about Vietnam Vet's (an ex US Air force fighter pilot) return from Cambodia 17 years after the war and his reunion with his long lost love, his son and father.

15. Tigerland (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

Votes: 36,649 | Gross: $0.14M

16. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 12,552 | Gross: $5.86M

A must see for all Vietnam war movie fans

17. The Boys in Company C (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 2,748

18. Purple Hearts (1984)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 722 | Gross: $2.08M

Love story of a Army Doctor and his girlfriend Nurse during Vietnam War.

19. The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely

Votes: 2,366

Fight n combat against VC n NVA

20. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, War

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director: Tom Jeffrey | Stars: Graham Kennedy, John Hargreaves, John Jarratt, Bryan Brown

Votes: 983

21. Tour of Duty (1987–1990)

TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Drama, War

The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.

Stars: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Votes: 3,573

Best Vietnam War Combat Mini Series about a group of soldier grunts who became best pals during combat patrols and difficult search & destroy missions during the War. A must see 2 thumbs up...!

22. A Bright Shining Lie (1998 TV Movie)

R | 118 min | Drama, War

True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey, Karina Logue

Votes: 1,336

Harsh reality Lies and untold truth about an unwinnable Conflict in South East Asia known as the Vietnam War.

23. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $3.53M

Story about an emotional Vietnam Vet and a girl whose father died in Vietnam when she wasn't born

24. Distant Thunder (1988)

R | 114 min | Drama

A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

Votes: 611 | Gross: $0.16M

Story about a disturbed Vietnam Vet and his relationship with his son.

25. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Votes: 91,612 | Gross: $70.00M

True war story of Vietnam Vet Ron Kovik from boyhood to joining the US Marines during the Vietnam War and tragic ending with his disillusionment and hatred for the War that America lost and forgot.

26. Gardens of Stone (1987)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 4,792 | Gross: $5.26M

An emotional romantic tale about a WWII Vet Army drill instructor (James Caan) who trains men to go and fight in Vietnam. But his life changes when he witnesses dead young men coming home wrapped in US flag getting buried in War Cemetary. The sad events shake his feelings about the war. Gardens of Stone is a moving tragic anti war drama that'll touch your heart. Its about the soldiers and their families who get torn apart and impacted by the horrors of Vietnam War.

27. Bat*21 (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 7,474 | Gross: $3.97M

True war story of Lt. Col Iceal Hambleton of USAF Intelligence unit during the Vietnam War.

28. Vietnam, Texas (1990)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A priest learns that he fathered a child during his tour of duty in Vietnam and that the mother and child has relocated to Houston, Texas in the Little Saigon quarters. Searching for them, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ginty | Stars: Robert Ginty, Haing S. Ngor, Kieu Chinh, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 82

29. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 74 min | Drama

A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

Votes: 167

30. Uncommon Valor (1983)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

Votes: 8,398 | Gross: $30.50M

31. Missing in Action (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Votes: 12,934 | Gross: $22.81M

32. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 7,094 | Gross: $10.80M

33. Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

R | 101 min | Action, War

Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim

Votes: 5,357 | Gross: $6.19M

34. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 20,130 | Gross: $1.46M

Story of 2 Vietnam Vet buddies who survived after fighting in Vietnam. Movie starts with flashbacks of civilian life and their flirts with girlfriends. 1 friend becomes sick crazy and mad thinking himself to be a bird. In reality being mentally ill from the wounds received in combat but surviving and coming home from the front she'll shocked suffers from PTSD while the other tries to treat him and return his life back to normal.

35. Blind Fury (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham

Votes: 13,655 | Gross: $2.69M

Action movie of a blind wounded Vietnam Vet who avenges the death of his soldier buddy's wife and protects his son from a bunch of thugs and gangsters who want to harm them.

36. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,355 | Gross: $34.70M

True story about the friendship of an American and a South Vietnamese journalist covering the fall of Saigon in 1975 to the after effects of Vietnam War ending with cruel attrocities of Pol Pot the Leader of Khmer Rouge who comitted crimes against innocent Cambodians.

37. Heroes (1977)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery

Votes: 1,532 | Gross: $33.50M

Romantic tale about 2 lovers. 1 a Vietnam Vet who fought in Vietnam while the other a Co. employee and an ex hippie who demonstrated against the war. All in all an unusual comical but emotional love story b/w two complete strangers who fall in love sharing their stories and troubled past which develops a bond and sympathy for each other while facing the world around them travelling to reach their respective destinations ending with trauma and flashbacks of Vietnam War

38. Off Limits (I) (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays

Votes: 2,430 | Gross: $7.24M

39. Platoon Leader (1988)

R | 97 min | War, Drama

A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $1.35M

40. A Rumor of War (1980– )

114 min | Biography, Drama, War

The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe, Richard Bradford

Votes: 279

41. Cease Fire (1985)

R | 97 min | Drama

Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons, John Archie

Votes: 176

42. A Case of Honor (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

Filipino actor Eddie Romero directs this arresting drama set during the Vietnam War. A handful of prisoners escape their captors but have to make their way through the thicket of the Vietnamese jungle.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law, Candy Raymond, Nick Nicholson

Votes: 100