Us military movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant us military movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with us military, u.s. army, military, soldier, war, heroes, brutality, chase, catastrophe and military life plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as us military: Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Greyhound (2020), 12 Strong (2018), Eye in the Sky (2015), Tour of Duty (1987), The Hurt Locker (2008), G.I. Jane (1997), Over There (2005), The Lost Battalion (2001), Hart's War (2002).

List of us military movies

 8.1
 524K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA, UK, China
Duration: 139 min.
Story: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, emotional, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, religion, american soldier, u.s. army, bible, father son relationship, pacifism, u.s. military, military ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, okinawa japan, japan, tennessee, usa
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 7.0
 97K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, convoy, u.s. navy, navy, ocean, warship, us military, naval officer, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco, atlantic ocean
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 6.5
 83K
12 Strong (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.
Style: touching, exciting, suspenseful, rough, inspirational ...
Plot: cia, taliban, military, heroism, behind enemy lines, al qaeda, us military, soldier, machismo, swat team, battlefield, war on terror ...
Time: september 11 2001, year 2001, 2000s, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa
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 7.3
 87K
Eye in the Sky (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A military officer in command of a drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya sees her mission escalate from “capture” to “kill” just as a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone.
Style: suspense, political, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, surveillance, military, drone, terrorist plot, spy, survival, espionage, tragedy, child in peril, war ...
Time: future, contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: africa, iraq, kenya, england, las vegas ...
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 8.3
 4K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, jungle warfare, war, battles, us military, soldier, state affairs, survival, escapades, politics, heroes, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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 7.5
 453K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, terrorism, soldier, army, war, sniper, bomb, bomb squad, marines, gulf war, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: iraq, middle east, baghdad iraq, new york
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 6.0
 83K
G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: suspense, political, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, army, military, female soldier, fighting the system, soldier, basic training, sexism, female protagonist, feminism, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya, israel, middle east, usa
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 7.8
 4K
Over There (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gritty, intense, evocative and emotional, "Over There" takes you to the front lines of battle and explores the effects of war on a U.S. Army unit sent to Iraq on their first tour of duty, as well as the equally powerful effects felt at ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, u.s. army, u.s. military, soldier, friendship, violence, army life, right and wrong, self sacrifice, hopes, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, trench warfare, survival, military, military life, u.s. army, american abroad, u.s. military, pigeon, leadership, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 6.3
 53K
Hart's War (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all ...
Style: realistic, tense, factual, harsh, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, war, prison, military, nazi, escape, racism, pow, soldier, propaganda, torture, russian ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, belgium
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 6.1
 70K
Windtalkers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Style: realistic, brutal, factual, intense, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, native american, artillery, survival, code, friendship, courage, military life, violence, brutality ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1943, 20th century
Place: japan, arizona, asia
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 4.6
 947
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, fistfight, heroes, drug dealing, soldier, border patrol, loyalty, us military, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.1
 215
Unbowed (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: This movie challenges ones mind to see racism from another perspective. It forces the issue of racism not on a black/white side of things, but an African American and Indian proportionally view.
Plot: interracial romance, native american, interracial couple, interracial love, tribal chief, culture clash, engagement, tribe, us military, racism, secret, student ...
Time: 1890s, 20th century
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The Pentagon Wars (1998)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, disturbing, humorous, satirical ...
Plot: soldier, state affairs, undercover, military life, power relations, infantrymen, army investigation, government agency, workplace intrigue, tank, government, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
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The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, army investigation, rape, military, army, betrayal, mystery, twists and turns, conspiracy, gang rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, philosophical, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, sergeant, jungle, infantry, soldier, anti war, survival, invasion, pacific island, military life, ethnic conflict ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: asia, japan, pacific ocean
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 5.4
 195K
Godzilla (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, dinosaur, godzilla, monster, disaster, giant, human versus monster, creature, military, sea monster, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
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Hostile Waters (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, politics, rescue, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, race against time, heroic mission, cold war, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr, usa, atlantic ocean
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 5.8
 23K
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The army is known for churning out lean mean fighting machines intent on protecting our great nation. Martin is the inexplicable the incorrigible the invicible sgt. Ernie bilko leader of a ragtag group of the sorriest soldiers ever to enlist in the ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: military, gambling, revenge, military base, camp, soldier, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams, childhood, con men, farce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, las vegas, greenland
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Courage Under Fire (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A US Army officer had made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up and he was reassigned to a desk job. Later he was tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously. At ...
Style: suspense, realistic, thought provoking, dark, sad ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, military life, war, gulf war, tank, bravery, medal of honor, iraq war, politics, suicide, investigation, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
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The Lazarus Man (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Lazarus Man is an American Western television series produced by Castle Rock Entertainment which first aired on January 20, 1996, and ended on November 9, 1996. Starring Robert Urich as the title character, The Lazarus Man debuted on Turner ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: memory loss, american civil war, civil war, amnesia, hypnosis, assassination, conspiracy, old west, us military, resurrection, post civil war, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, year 1865
Place: texas, usa, arizona
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In the Army Now (1994)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before ...
Style: humorous, intense, not serious, absurd, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: desert, friendship, boot camp, stoners, justice, redemption, u.s. army, fish out of water, save the day, war, goofy hero, against the odds ...
Place: middle east, iraq
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Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, cult film
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, us military, infantrymen, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, self discovery, jungle ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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 8.2
 3K
China Beach (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Dateline: November 1967. Within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy. Many heroes, dead and alive, try to make ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, medical drama ...
Plot: vietnam war, doctor, military, life is a bitch, power relations, superior officer, military life, military base, wartime life, doctors and patients, medical, female protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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 5.9
 22K
Piranha (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, macabre, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: piranha, killer fish, race against time, resort, summer camp, monster, rescue, experiment, deadly creature, disaster, animal attack, fish ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
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 7.6
 50K
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
Style: entertaining, light, semi serious, cynical, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, world war two, military, war, gold, tank, german, nazi, behind enemy lines, escapades, cons and scams, robbery ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 20th century
Place: france, germany, europe
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Soldier in the Rain (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sentemental military comedy revolves around two contemporary army buddies, Master Sergeant Maxwell Slaughter (Jackie Gleason), a smooth operator, who supply Sergeant Eustis Clay (Steve McQueen) idolizes and hopes will join him as a civilian in a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous
Plot: soldier, high school student, us military, american soldier, screwball, friends, military, buddies, love and romance, cons and scams, love triangle, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: usa
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Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After serving in the military for more than twenty years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer (Glenn Close) had seen her share of battles. But nothing could prepare her for the fight ahead: an intensely personal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian couple, military, lgbtq, promotion, lesbian mother, gay soldier, female artist, closeted lesbian, us military, army ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the game, Dead Rising takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, scary, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, infection, survival, quarantine, zombie apocalypse, epidemic, brutality, on the run, fear, post apocalypse, human nature, demolished city ...
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 6.5
 14K
Emperor (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, japanese history, war, emperor, investigation, politics, occupation, war crime, political intrigue, moral dilemma, ruler, political unrest ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 70s, 20th century, year 1932 ...
Place: japan, berlin germany, tokyo, russia, asia ...
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