Movies about veterans

Movies about veterans
List of the best movies about veterans selected by visitors to our site: Da 5 Bloods, You Were Never Really Here, Thank You for Your Service, Black Hawk Down, The Manchurian Candidate, Harry Brown, Armored, Dead Reckoning, A Walk in the Clouds, The Men.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Da 5 Bloods (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, military
CharactersVeterans, Old men

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.

You Were Never Really Here (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
CharactersTeens, Hired assassins, Fathers, Veterans
PlotAbduction, Slavery, Money, Death, Missing people
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Heavy, Tense

A traumatised veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA, India
CharactersDogs, Military, Soldier, Marines, Clairvoyants
PlotOn real events, Cars, Weapon
StyleAction, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Black Hawk Down (2001)
CharactersSnipers, Military, Soldier, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Death
PlaceAfrica, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
PlotObsession, Hypnosis, Conspiracies, Elections, Dreams
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense, Gloomy

Years after his squad was ambushed during the Gulf War, Major Ben Marco finds himself having terrible nightmares. He begins to doubt that his fellow squad-mate Sergeant Raymond Shaw, now a vice-presidential candidate, is the hero he remembers him being. As Marco's doubts deepen, Shaw's political power grows, and, when Marco finds a mysterious implant embedded in his back, the memory of what really happened begins to return.

Harry Brown (2009)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotChess, Revenge, Investigation, Loneliness
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.

Armored (2009)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersGangsters, FBI, Collectors
PlotRobbery, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

Dead Reckoning (1947)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective, film noir
PlotGambling, Investigation, Conspiracies, Missing people
PlaceTrains, Hotels, USA
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Paratroopers Captain 'Rip' Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake are mysteriously ordered to travel to Washington, DC. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor, he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture. Murdock follows the clues and tracks him down, where he learns Drake is dead. Further investigations reveal unexpected twists. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out whatever he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed.

A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Mexico
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

World War II vet Paul Sutton falls for a pregnant and unwed woman who persuades him -- during their first encounter -- to pose as her husband so she can face her family.

The Men (1950)
Markimdb: 7.1
CharactersMilitary, Disabled people, Losers, Soldier, Veterans
PlaceHospitals, USA
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Gloomy

Lt. Bud Wilozek is one of a group of veterans recovering in the paraplegic ward of a hospital in his hometown. His former fiancée, Ellen, explains to his physician, Dr. Brock, her concern about his isolation and apparent depression. The doctor cajoles the withdrawn paraplegic into the life of the ward, where fellow patients begin to pull Bud out of his spiritual miasma. At length, his sense of hope starts to return, and after seeing Ellen for the first time in months, he begins to contemplate the possibility of marriage.

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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CharactersStrong women, Military, Veterans
PlotWar, On real events, Investigation
StyleAction, Patriotic, Gloomy, Touching, Heartbreaking

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Stop-Loss (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier
PlotWar, Friendship, Death, Depression, Political
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Patriotic, Tense, Makes me think, Depressive

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

The Railway Man (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom
PlotWar, On real events, Pursuit
TimeWorld War II
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture. A true story.

Idlewild (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, crime
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Artists
PlotFriendship, Hip Hop, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Night Clubs

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father.

Small Time Crooks (2000)
PlotBank robbery
PlaceNew York

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

L.I.E. (2001)

In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly everything and everyone he knows and is left to navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised.

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, military
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Friendship, Justice
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious

A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Jack Reacher (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Lawyers, Tough guys
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Mystery, Conspiracies, Pads
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

American Sniper (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Obsession
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CharactersAliens, Military
PlotWar, Time travel
TimeFuture, World War II
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Black humor

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.