American soldier movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american soldier movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, tense, rough and captivating films and TV shows about / with american soldier, soldier, military, war, death, violence, military life, brutality, heroes and survival plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american soldier: Band of Brothers (2001), Fury (2014), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Wall (2017), Black Hawk Down (2001), Jarhead (2005), American Sniper (2014), Brothers (2009), The Kill Team (2019), Best Defense (1984).

List of american soldier movies

Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
TV show
Story: Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, heroic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, military, soldier, sniper, battles, military life, combat, paratrooper, behind enemy lines, american soldier, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, france, austria, paris france ...
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 7.5
 472K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war two, soldier, military, nazi germany, battles, heroism, ambush, tank, american soldier, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, germany
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 8.1
 501K
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia, USA
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: inspirational, touching, sentimental, tense, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: war, u.s. army, conscientious objector, u.s. military, american soldier, bible, physician, religion, world war two, soldier, us military, pacifism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: okinawa, japan, usa, okinawa japan
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 6.2
 27K
The Wall (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, marines, american soldier, iraq war, desert, wounded soldier, trapped, murder, ambush, deception, friend, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq
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 7.7
 389K
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, courage, warrior, u.s. military, rescue mission, battles, mission, combat, american soldier, helicopter, marine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1992, year 1993
Place: somalia, africa, arkansas, north africa, east africa ...
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 7.0
 187K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, anti war, u.s. military, iraq war, war, american soldier, boot camp, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1990, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, california, miami ...
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 7.3
 474K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: 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. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, sniper, iraq war, soldier, navy seal, battles, military, american soldier, military life, courage, military training, u.s. marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 1998, september 11 2001 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, usa, california, texas
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 7.1
 124K
Brothers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, tense, touching ...
Plot: marital infidelity, family problems, adultery, presumed dead, family relations, pow, suspicion, war in afghanistan, war, military, american soldier, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, usa, iraq
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The Kill Team (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war crime, behind enemy lines, military, american soldier, moral dilemma, soldier, murder, wartime life, military life, brutality, gunfight, deception ...
Time: 21st century, year 2009, 2000s
Place: afghanistan
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 3.8
 6K
Best Defense (1984)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wylie is a lazy engineer. Landry is a Sergeant specialising in Armour. They have never met but their lives become entangled when Landry must take the tank Wylie designed into combat. Wylie is waiting for his employer to go out of business when he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, melancholic, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, engineer, espionage, american soldier, undercover, military, heroic mission, fighting the system, heroes, save the day, secret agents, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, future
Place: middle east
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, battles, self discovery, human spirit, pride and honor, courage, katana, honor, loyalty, emperor, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, san francisco, pacific ocean, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 115K
Men of Honor (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true ...
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: human spirit, navy, racism, u.s. navy, african american, military, prejudice, racial segregation, racial discrimination, soldier, dream come true, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, cuba, new jersey
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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: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, combat, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 8.3
 109K
The Pacific (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 530 min.
TV show
Story: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, battlefield, soldier, navy, military, squad, marines, battle zone, peril, friends ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, okinawa, korea
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 8.5
 650K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, army, vietnam war, mission, military, soldier, jungle, losing-it hero, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 60s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 24K
Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to ...
Style: disturbing, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: female soldier, dog, strong female lead, u.s. marine, iraq war, human animal relationship, u.s. military, animals, boot camp, strong female character, soldier, american soldier ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: iraq, new york, new york state
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 69K
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, serious, sincere, rough, emotional ...
Plot: world war two, war, marines, code, military life, artillery, heroes, military, mexican standoff, behind enemy lines, commando, survival ...
Time: 20th century, year 1944, year 1943, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, arizona
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 328K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, navy, love and romance, warship, love, airplane, aerial combats, battleship, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1941, year 1942, 1920s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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Jarhead 3: The Siege (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Corporal Evan Albright joined the elite Marine Corps Security Guards to save the world and see some action-not necessarily in that order. But his first assignment, protecting a U. S. Embassy in a seemingly safe Middle Eastern capitol, relegates his ...
Plot: marines, marine, rescue team, sniper, terrorist, american soldier, gunfight, suicide bomber, fistfight, war, u.s. embassy, protest ...
Time: 2010s
Place: middle east
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 59
Back Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The war in Europe is over, but the one at home has only just begun. The Second World War is ending and throughout Britain, evacuees are returning home to their families - but not the families they remember. Like so many other women, Peggy’s life ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: world war two, homecoming, marriage, mother daughter relationship, aristocrat, american soldier, evacuation, loss of husband, presumed dead, swing, british officer, snobbism ...
Place: england
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
Style: factual, serious, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, wartime life, heroic mission, ambush, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, army investigation, military, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, power relations, cons and scams, american soldier, jewelry, treasure ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, usa, germany, new york
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American Soldiers (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, adventure, military life, officers and cadets, wartime life, basic training, battles, good versus evil, escapades, terrorism, state affairs ...
Place: iraq, middle east
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 6.0
 417
Danny Boy (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Soldier Brian Wood, is accused of war crimes in Iraq by the human rights lawyer Phil Shiner. The two men go head to head in a legal and moral conflict that takes us from the battlefield, at so-called Checkpoint Danny Boy, to the courtroom and one of ...
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: iraq war, war crime, american soldier, framed for a crime, accused of murder, military, war violence, ex soldier, framed for murder, accusation, military officer, soldier ...
Place: united kingdom
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 516
Hotel Coppelia (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 1965, Dominican Republic. At a seaside brothel, the lives of a group of prostitutes take a dramatic turn when freedom fighters stage a revolutionary coup, making them realise they can have a better life and perhaps find love. But everything changes ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: female nudity, prostitute, brothel, rape, prostitution, transsexual, father daughter incest, lesbian relationship, masturbation, forced prostitution, freedom fighter, american soldier ...
Time: 60s
Place: dominican republic
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 6.6
 30K
Cherry (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.
Style: psychological, tense, thought provoking, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: heroin, post traumatic stress disorder, bank robbery, iraq war veteran, iraq war, bank robber, society, drug use, african american, american soldier, black american, self pity ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa
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 2.1
 613
Attila (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When American soldiers inadvertently steal Attila the Hun's secret riches, the wrath of the barbarian is awakened; the mummified warrior will stop at nothing to kill the intruders.
Style: psychotronic, scary, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: resurrection, supernatural, murder, superhero, killed in action, fictional war, military base, mummy, underground, characters murdered one by one, military, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe
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My Mother and Other Strangers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbours as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
Style: romantic, captivating, entertaining
Plot: children in wartime, family, countryside, american soldier, troubled marriage, love triangle, soldier, world war two, wartime, military life, military, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: northern ireland
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 4.9
 998
The Bridge (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, military, heroic mission, war, soldier, left to die, young heroes, combat casualty, american soldier, german soldier, small town, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945
Place: germany
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What War May Bring (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A theater projectionist's daughter is involved in the Resistance in WWII, but she doesn’t share his political involvement & only believes in passion. She follows the men she loves unconditionally, suffering betrayal and hardship.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: world war two, soldier, strong female presence, haunted by the past, saving a life, concentration camp, cabaret, deportation, world war one, d day, accused of murder, nazi officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france, paris france
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