Boot camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boot camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, humorous, rough and dramatic films and TV shows about / with boot camp, soldier, military, basic training, military life, army, power relations, sergeant, friendship and war plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boot camp: Boot Camp (2008), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Tigerland (2000), Stripes (1981), Jarhead (2005), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Megan Leavey (2017), Biloxi Blues (1988), In the Army Now (1994), Dog Tags (2008).

List of boot camp movies

 5.8
 9K
Boot Camp (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of troubled teens are sent to a rehabilitation program housed in a remote camp on the island of Fiji. What their parents believe is a state-of-the-art deluxe institution in a beautiful natural environment turns out to be a prison-like boot ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, erotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: boot camp, island, juvenile delinquency, problem child, young heroes, escapades, power relations, teenage life, isolation, addiction, rebelliousness, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: disturbing, suspense, bleak, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, anti war, suicide, boot camp, military life, sniper, infantry, brutality, gunfight ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1967, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 7.0
 42K
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, stylized ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, boot camp, anti war, recruit, military base, insubordination, basic training, buddies, army, world war two, swamp ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa, kansas
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 6.8
 75K
Stripes (1981)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: John Winger, an indolent sad sack in his 30s, impulsively joins the U.S. Army after losing his job, his girlfriend and his apartment.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, intense, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military, friendship, boot camp, basic training, soldier, slacker, cold war, u.s. army, nudity (full frontal - brief), flirting, obstacle course, u.s. military ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, milan italy, italy, czechoslovakia, west germany ...
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 7.0
 191K
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, emotional, brutal, factual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, anti war, iraq war, military, u.s. military, marines, american soldier, boot camp, desert, death, sniper ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, california ...
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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, suspense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military, marine, boot camp, war, justice, corruption, platoon, heroes, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: vietnam, caribbean, north carolina
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 7.1
 24K
Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, 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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: iraq war, dog, female soldier, human animal relationship, strong female lead, u.s. marine, military, u.s. military, boot camp, animals, woman, women ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: iraq, new york, new york state
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 6.6
 16K
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During the Second World War, Eugene enlists in the US Army during the last year of the War and is sent to basic training in Biloxi Mississippi. There he must live with a variety of fellow soldiers while enduring the whims of a mentally unstable ...
Style: humorous, funny, realistic, clever, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, boot camp, gay, basic training, military life, adaptation, friendship, youth, soldier, military, virginity ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, poland, new york, arkansas
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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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 5.9
 2K
Dog Tags (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Raised in a single parent family by his mother Nate Merritt, develops a friendship with a gay man whilst on leave from the US marines.
Style: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gay, soldier, gay soldier, lgbt, boot camp, self discovery, love and romance, couples, basic training, parents and children, redemption, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, palm springs california, california
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bloody, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, alien, creature, monster, alien invasion, space and aliens, space wars, soldier, distopia, satire, space travel, evil alien ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, entertaining, ironic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, lesbian, lgbt, sorceress, magic, female soldier, female protagonist, supernatural, public service, military service, investigation, fight ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
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Military Academy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The movie deals with a guy who gets to join the German Bundeswehr involuntarily because a colleague loses his denial papers in order to get the chance to get down on his girlfriend. When entering the Bundeswehr he acts like a giant idiot and of ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: military, life turned upside down, military life, soldier, misfit, boot camp, hapless soldier, disorder, adolescence vs adulthood, basic training, military base, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.
Style: realistic, humorous, inspirational, not serious, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: female soldier, life turned upside down, friends, blonde, basic training, loss of fortune, lifestyle, fall in love, boot camp, u.s. army, female protagonist, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Private Benjamin (1980)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sheltered young high society woman joins the army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.
Style: feel good, funny, sentimental, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: women, transformation, soldier, basic training, fish out of water, paratrooper, military training, female soldier, wedding, female protagonist, adventure, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, paris france, usa
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 7.1
 21K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, death, friendship, officers and cadets, basic training, soldier, wartime life, military life, escapades, boot camp, war in afghanistan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia, middle east
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 6.2
 183
Infiltration (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A tragical-comedy film story that follows a young non-combatant platoon with defective fitness. Set in "Bahad 4" in the 50's, the movie focuses mainly on two characters: Alon (Oz Zehavi), who believes he was accidentally sent to Bahad ...
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, power relations, boot camp, basic training, military, social differences, society, immigrants, humiliation, lgbt, jewish ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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Queen & Country (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, France, UK, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, semi autobiographical
Plot: military life, military, soldier, youth, buddies, war, disorder, friends, boot camp, wartime life, training camp, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953, post world war two
Place: england, europe
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 7.0
 4K
Silmido (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: On 31 January 1968, 31 North Korean commandos infiltrated South Korea in a failed mission to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. In revenge, the South Korean military assembled a team of 31 criminals on the island of Silmido to kill Kim Il-sung ...
Style: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: military, military life, isolation, military base, basic training, graphic violence, officers and cadets, boot camp, swat team, empire, sex crime, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
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 5.6
 2K
NVA (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of young recruits doing their compulsory military service in the East German army 'NVA' prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, army, soldier, military life, rebelliousness, basic training, boot camp, daydreamer, friends, military, misfit, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: german democratic republic, germany, east germany, europe
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 7.6
 289K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li ...
Style: feel good, touching, light, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, dragon, cross dressing, disney, human spirit, sexism, friendship, adventure, heroine, good versus evil, talking animals ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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First Time Felon (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot camp. He chooses boot camp and finds out it is tougher than ...
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: boot camp, urban ghetto, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, rehabilitation, going straight, hopes, gang, youth, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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 7.1
 3K
Overlord (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.
Style: surreal, political, mind bending, psychedelic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, d day, soldier, boot camp, basic training, train, military, british army, premonition, death, bomber, military base ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, normandy
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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Axe Giant - The Wrath of Paul Bunyon is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale. Kids at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, giant, supernatural, youth, juvenile delinquency, forest, legends and myths, boot camp, camp, serial killer, giant monster, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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G.I. Joe: The Movie (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: G.I. Joe faces a new enemy as an ancient society of snake people known as Cobra-La try to forcefully take back the earth from those who drove them underground eons ago.
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, 2d animation
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, army, mutation, goth, boot camp, heroes, soldier, terrorism, apocalypse, master villain, race against time ...
Time: 80s
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 6.1
 61
Redboy 13 (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A minor masterpiece of the surreal--Austin Chronicle__Redboy 13 is a cold war movie spoof with a Jame Bondian atmosphere. Roy Brown plays Redboy 13, an adolescent agent called from retirement for one last assignment. Evil is up to its old tricks in ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, offbeat, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: secret agents, boot camp, special agents, rivalry, heroes, youth, escapades, mad scientist, good versus evil, adventure, track down, master villain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, usa
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 5.7
 311
Mutiny (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were court-martialed for refusing to load another shipment. The men cited the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: ship, boot camp, world war two, injustice, power relations, disobey, legal, fighting the system, dishonesty, rebellion, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco
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 7.4
 796
The Tribe (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: vietnam war, individuality, military training, hippie, recruit, boot camp, military, military life, basic training, culture clash, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 60s
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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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 5.9
 10K
Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: illusion, alternate reality, delusion, dream, mental illness, friendship, paranoia, husband wife relationship, military, mission, tragic event, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
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