Platoon movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant platoon movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense and bleak films and TV shows about / with platoon, soldier, military, war, battles, death, violence, machine gun, survival and military life plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
platoon movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as platoon: Full Metal Jacket (1987), Passchendaele (2008), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Stranded (2010), Ardennes Fury (2014), The Heifer (1985), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Tigerland (2000), The Winter War (1989), Cannibal Apocalypse (1980).

List of platoon movies

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: disturbing, bleak, psychological, clever, tense ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, war, anti war, soldier, suicide, boot camp, military life, sniper, suspense, infantry, violence ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, epic ...
Plot: world war one, veteran, military, battles, military hospital, platoon, heroic mission, military life, battlefield, heroes, love and romance, war ...
Time: 1910s, 50s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: canada, belgium, flanders, france
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Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, harsh, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: manly, girls' night
Plot: military, war, marine, boot camp, justice, corruption, suspense, platoon, heroes, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: vietnam, caribbean, north carolina
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Stranded (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Algeria, 1960. A section of French paratroopers are sent in search of a missing aircraft in the Algerian desert. The wreckage of the plane is quickly located, but there are no survivors, just a suitcase stamped “Top Secret”. Stormed by enemy ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, multicultural ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genie, fear, soldier, survival, village, isolation, supernatural, confined, escapades, deadly creature, supernatural ability, secret ...
Time: year 1960, 20th century, 60s
Place: algeria, africa, sahara, north africa
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Ardennes Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As the Battle of the Bulge rages on, an American tank unit gets trapped behind Nazi lines. With just hours before the bombs of Operation Ardennes Fury fall, the tank's commander makes the risky decision to rescue an orphanage.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, tank, military, soldier, heroic mission, daring rescue, battles, heroes, platoon, scarecrow, tough heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france
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The Heifer (1985)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A platoon of mismatched republican soldiers cross the front-line to steal the bull that the enemy is going to fight on the saint patron date of the village. In addition to ruining the nationals' celebration they want the animal in order to ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: spanish civil war, anarchist, soldier, village, fascism, platoon, behind enemy lines, satire, bull, animal life, disorder, republican ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: exciting, entertaining, scenic, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, giant monster, king kong, creature, survival, giant animal, island, giant creature, chase, monster versus monster, expedition, military ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., pacific ocean, thailand, bangkok thailand ...
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Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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
Style: realistic, tense, thought provoking, psychological, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, boot camp, anti war, recruit, insubordination, military base, basic training, buddies, war, army, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa, kansas
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The Winter War (1989)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 199 min.
Story: Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the ...
Style: realistic, epic, tense, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: war, world war two, winter, military, invasion, cold weather, tank, politics, resistance, russo finnish war, violence, fight ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: finland, russia, baltics, europe, ussr ...
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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibal, virus, cannibalism, zombie, maniac, vietnam war, plague, zombie apocalypse, murder, violence, on the run, survival ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, usa, atlanta georgia, georgia
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Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: prostitute, soldier, mutiny, execution, platoon, anti war protest, military training, idealist, deserter, french army, pacifist, communist ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: algeria, africa, france
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The 317th Platoon (1965)
Genre: War
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, soldier, jungle warfare, tropics, cold war, dying man, platoon, opium, behind enemy lines, french soldier ...
Time: year 1954, 50s
Place: indochina, vietnam, southeast asia, asia, laos ...
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, basic training, anti war, politics, military life, imperialism, political unrest, moral dilemma, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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.
Style: rough, realistic, epic, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, battles, battlefield, squad, war, anti war, jungle warfare, combat, violent, jungle ...
Time: year 1967, year 1968, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, the philippines, southeast asia, asia
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The Call-up (1979)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's time for Jonsson to return to his old regiment to rehearse what he learned during conscription a few years ago. He meets his old friends, platoon leader Larsson and the music loving captain 'Beethoven'. Jonsson and his comrades ...
Style: realistic, not serious, cynical, biting, humorous
Plot: platoon, military service, superior officer, friends, power relations, chaos, disorder, nothing goes right, soldier, buddies, military, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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King of Hearts (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.
Style: political, humorous, unusual plot structure, feel good, affectionate ...
Plot: world war one, war, anti war, mental illness, insanity, french, psychopath, small town, soldier, hospital, crazy, mental disorder ...
Time: 1910s, year 1918, 18th century
Place: france, germany
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Mother/Android (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Georgia and her boyfriend Sam go on a treacherous journey to escape their country, which is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, the couple must face No Man’s Land—a ...
Style: dramatic, thought provoking, disturbing, tragic ending, captivating ...
Plot: robot, pregnant woman, suspense, apocalypse, distopia, androids, couple relations, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, survival, family relations ...
Time: future, near future
Place: korea
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Journey's End (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously await their fate.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking
Audience: date night
Plot: world war one, trench warfare, british army, war, mentally unstable, army, officer, world war two, nightmare, fear, battles, german ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, future
Place: france
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The Post (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: political, tense, inspirational, thought provoking, factual ...
Plot: journalism, expose, newspaper office, newspaper, cover up, truth, lie, wartime, journalist, freedom of the press, u.s. government, new york times ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, year 1971, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: washington d.c., usa, vietnam
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Resting Place (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A television movie set in Rockville, Georgia, in 1972. Major Kendall Laird, a Survival Assistance Officer, arrives in this sleepy little town with the body of Lieutenant Dwyte Johnson, a Vietnam war hero. It's Laird's job to help ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: vietnam war, racism, parents and children, military, military life, interracial relations, war, investigation, death of son, mysterious death, patriot, racial segregation ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: asia, vietnam, georgia
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon ...
Style: intense, realistic, emotional, sincere, epic ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, battles, survival, guilt, propaganda, fame, political intrigue, suspense, wartime, loss of friend ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, iraq, usa ...
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Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, deadly creature, wilderness, soldier, beast, monster, macabre, suspense, survival, full moon, military ...
Time: 21st century
Place: scotland, england, europe, scottish highlands, wales
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The Desert of the Tartars (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: military, desert, french foreign legion, lieutenant, fortress, isolation, battles, soldier, destiny, military life, anti war, village life ...
Time: 1910s, 70s, turn of the century
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Deathwatch (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German ...
Style: scary, bleak, rough, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: world war one, military, supernatural, ghost, soldier, survival, deadly creature, escapades, war, rescue, supernatural ability, battles ...
Time: year 1917
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Cross of Iron (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous ...
Style: political, brutal, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, anti war, war, soldier, eastern front, nazi, military, tank, wehrmacht, survival, russian soldier, german ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, siberia, france, berlin germany, russia ...
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The Big Red One (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, political, cynical, light ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, sniper, soldier, anti war, tank, survival, infantry, hospital, world war one, german ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1942, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: africa, germany, israel, europe, normandy ...
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, futuristic, intense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, apocalypse, battles, survival, battlefield, evil alien, military, invasion, extraterrestrial, alien encounter, heroic mission, save the world ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mojave desert, america ...
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Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: surreal, stylized, psychedelic, sexy, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, family outing
Plot: freedom, anti war, music, artist, hippie, love, vietnam war, political unrest, dancing, cultural difference, love story, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, liverpool, detroit, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: world war two, war, tank, soldier, military, battles, heroism, american soldier, nazi germany, nazi, ambush, battlefield ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, 20th century
Place: europe, germany
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Oliver Sherman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page, has long since moved on - to a wife, two children, and a ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: family relations, human nature, homecoming, haunted by the past, society, moral dilemma, friendship, buddies, uninvited guest, small town, war veteran, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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