Most Popular Recruit Movies and TV Shows
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1. Baywatch (2017)
R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Votes: 143,149 | Gross: $58.06M
2. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 620,635 | Gross: $46.36M
3. American Assassin (2017)
R | 112 min | Action, Thriller
After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.
Votes: 59,950 | Gross: $36.25M
4. Downfall (2004)
R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Votes: 309,865 | Gross: $5.51M
5. Green Lantern (2011)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.
Votes: 254,553 | Gross: $116.60M
6. Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.
Votes: 92,857 | Gross: $59.87M
7. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, an insectoid alien race who had previously tried to invade Earth and had inflicted heavy losses on humankind.
Votes: 213,498 | Gross: $61.74M
8. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 163,408 | Gross: $62.66M
11. We Are Marshall (2006)
PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Votes: 54,280 | Gross: $43.55M
14. Tigerland (2000)
R | 101 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 36,526 | Gross: $0.14M
15. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 42,448 | Gross: $1.06M
16. Carry On Constable (1960)
86 min | Comedy
With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »
17. Queen & Country (2014)
TV-14 | 114 min | Drama
In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.
Votes: 1,366 | Gross: $0.03M
18. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
R | 140 min | Action, Drama, War
When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.
Votes: 36,023 | Gross: $1.11M
19. Renaissance Man (1994)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
A failed businessman is hired by the army to teach a group of underachieving recruits in order to help them pass basic training.
Votes: 15,879 | Gross: $24.33M
21. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)
Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War
As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.
23. Feds (1988)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
While Ellie is strong, streetwise, practical, social but scholarly weak, Janis is the opposite and thus make ideal room and team mates at a tough 16 week FBI training course.
Votes: 2,770 | Gross: $3.84M
24. Streamers (1983)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, War
Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.
27. The 25th Hour (1967)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, War
In World War II, a Romanian gentile peasant is denounced by the village gendarme and sent to a concentration camp for Jews where, due to an error, he's drafted into the S.S.
30. Secrets of State (2008)
100 min | Thriller
In France, terrorist groups and intelligence agencies battle in a merciless war everyday, in the name of radically opposed ideologies. Yet, terrorist and secret agents lead almost the same ... See full summary »
31. Fanfan (2003)
97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.
Votes: 4,762 | Gross: $0.03M
32. The Rough House (1917)
19 min | Comedy, Short
Roscoe, his wife and his mother-in-law run a seaside resort. Buster plays a gardener who puts out a fire started by Roscoe, then a delivery boy who fights with the cook St. John, then a cop.
33. Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)
Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France.
34. Sailor Beware (1952)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
35. Golden Gate (1993)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama
A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.
Votes: 677 | Gross: $0.40M
36. The Soldier with Great Maneuvers (1978)
96 min | Comedy
Doctor Eva Marini takes up a position at an army base to investigate the sexual behavior of the Italian male soldier and soon finds out she's taken on more than she bargained for.
37. The Little Thief (1988)
R | 109 min | Drama
In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel... See full summary »
Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $1.06M
38. The Tribe (1970 TV Movie)
G | 90 min | Drama
A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
39. Stacy's Knights (1983)
PG | 100 min | Drama
Everyone has a talent, and dreams do come true. Stacy Lancaster has an incredible knack for Blackjack. Once she joins up with daring Will Bonner the two young gamblers are on a non-stop ... See full summary »
41. In the Fold (1996 TV Movie)
Unrated | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A crew of freshly graduated space navy cadets find themselves fighting with opponents from breakaway Earth colonies after their commanding officers are killed in an attack.
42. The Supernaturals (1986)
R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a... See full summary »
44. Semper Fi (2001 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Action
Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »
45. Take the High Ground! (1953)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War
In 1953, at Fort Bliss, Texas, two former Korean War combat veterans work as drill sergeants and fall in-love with the same woman.
46. Gone Home (2013 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A woman returns home after a long absence. She finds it ominously empty. In an attempt to find out where her parents and sister are, she goes through their things. What she discovers will shock her and fascinate her.
47. Retreat, Hell! (1952)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, War
The saga of a battalion of U.S. Marines during the Korean War, starting with their training, landing at Inchon in 1950, advance into North Korea and their subsequent retreat back to the 38th parallel.
49. If a Tree Falls (2010)
84 min | Horror, Thriller
Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them ... See full summary »
50. Reveille with Beverly (1943)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »