Movies about the Vietnam War

Movies about the Vietnam War
List of the best films about the Vietnam War according to visitors: The Last Full Measure, Platoon, Danger Close, Full Metal Jacket, Rescue Dawn, Apocalypse Now, We Were Soldiers, To the Ends of the World, Casualties of War, Tunnel Rats.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
The Last Full Measure (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA

The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

Platoon (1986)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:55

As a young and naive recruit in Vietnam, Chris Taylor faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Danger Close (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryAustralia

Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On August 18th, members of Delta Company will face the true horror of a ruthless battle among the trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tân. They are barely a hundred. The enemy is a human wave ready to destroy them.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56

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

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:00

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Apocalypse Now (1979)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:14

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

We Were Soldiers (2002)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Germany, France
Duration02:18

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

To the Ends of the World (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance

Indochina, 1945. While the French are harassed by both the Japanese army and the Vietnamese rebels, private Robert Tassen, driven by the memory of a tragedy of which he is the only survivor, embarks on the search for the mysterious and cruel Võ Bình Yên, one of the leaders of the insurrection.

Casualties of War (1989)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, crime, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

Tunnel Rats (2008)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryCanada, Germany

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

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The Green Berets (1968)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Point Man (2018)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction
CountryUSA

A trio of soldiers vow revenge on their platoon when they are left behind enemy lines. When they come across a missing contingent in a Vietnamese village, alliances dissolve and each step forward will come with a price.

The Deer Hunter (1978)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Tigerland (2000)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:41

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.

Forrest Gump (1994)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes him. 'Forrest Gump' is the story of a man who rose above his challenges, and who proved that determination, courage, and love are more important than ability.

Hamburger Hill (1987)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It's a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America's bloodiest war. This happened. Hamburger Hill - war at its worst, men at their best.

Bat*21 (1988)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route.

Taxi Driver (1976)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Air America (1990)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, and ends up in the middle of a bunch of lunatic pilots, gun-running by his friend Gene Ryack, and opium smuggling by his own superiors.

9th Company (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

War Photographer (2001)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, military
CountryLuxembourg
Duration01:36

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh, who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUSA

Four African-American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.

Coming Home (1978)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

The Boys in Company C (1978)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, military, history
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:05

Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they purposely lose a soccer game against a South Vietnamese team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:34

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.

Facing Ali (2009)
Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Love and Honor (2013)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...




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