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, feel good, humorous, dramatic and rough films and TV shows about / with boot camp, military, basic training, soldier, military life, power relations, female nudity, sergeant, war and nudity (full frontal - brief) plots mostly in Drama, War and Comedy genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boot camp: Full Metal Jacket (1987), Mulan (1998), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Stripes (1981), Jarhead (2005), Boot Camp (2008), Biloxi Blues (1988), In the Army Now (1994), First Time Felon (1997), Dog Tags (2008).

List of boot camp 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: rough, disturbing, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, soldier, military life, sniper, boot camp, suicide, sergeant, cruelty, infantry, basic training ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 7.6
 256K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, female warrior, princess, adventure, dragon, cross dressing, friendship, good versus evil, human spirit, woman dressed as man, escapades, impersonating ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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, serious, rough, propaganda film, harsh ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boot camp, marine, military, heroes, platoon, war, relationship vs career, ambition, power relations, combat, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: north carolina, caribbean, vietnam
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 6.9
 65K
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: humorous, feel good, not serious, funny, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: u.s. army, boot camp, friendship, soldier, basic training, disorder, military life, military, sergeant, taxi driver, obstacle course, flirting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, kentucky, milan italy, west germany, czechoslovakia ...
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 7.0
 175K
Jarhead (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, realistic, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, marines, u.s. military, iraq war, american soldier, boot camp, anti war, death, military life, pride and honor, basic training, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1990, year 1989, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, philadelphia ...
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 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: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: boot camp, island, escapades, young heroes, power relations, isolation, addiction, rebelliousness, teenage life, against the rules, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.6
 14K
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, light, captivating, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, world war two, basic training, military life, soldier, youth, coming of age, gay slur, sergeant, loss of virginity, friendship, adaptation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, arkansas, poland ...
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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, not serious, idiotic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, u.s. army, boot camp, desert, fish out of water, military, save the day, war, stoners, goofy hero, against the odds, military life ...
Place: middle east, iraq
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Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, 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: serious, scary, suspense, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: giant, boot camp, lumberjack, survival, supernatural, juvenile delinquency, gory, youth, danger, deadly, in the woods, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: boot camp, drug dealing, life is a bitch, going straight, gang, hopes, youth, criminal heroes, society, juvenile delinquency, rehabilitation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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 5.8
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, boot camp, love and romance, couples, basic training, parents and children, redemption, gay relationship, gay soldier, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: palm springs california, california, los angeles
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: soldier, fish out of water, basic training, military base, boot camp, starting over, female soldier, military life, self discovery, military, transformation, gender ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, usa
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 6.9
 38K
Tigerland (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: military, boot camp, recruit, insubordination, military base, vietnam war, basic training, anti war, buddies, attempted murder, exhaustion, target practice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, kansas, vietnam
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 7.1
 20K
9th Company (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Russia, Ukraine
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, ambush, battles, officers and cadets, basic training, death, escapades, wartime life, friendship, military life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 5.9
 2K
Stateside (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: boot camp, mental illness, military life, teenage life, love affair, fall in love, romance, prank, youth, basic training, u.s. navy, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1980
Place: north carolina, naples italy, california, beirut lebanon, south carolina ...
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 6.9
 50
Manpower (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An intelligent social issues drama, Manpower sketches a portrait of four men in crisis. Moving between scathing realism and subtle irony, the film raises questions of belonging and uprooting, exile and emigration, home and family. Meir Cohen is a ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: working the system, social decay, moral dilemma, human nature, introspection, society, boot camp, immigrants, interracial relations, discrimination, realism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.1
 161
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, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military base, military life, power relations, basic training, military, boot camp, social differences, immigrants, society, humiliation, failed attempt, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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, based on true events
Plot: military life, military, soldier, boot camp, disorder, friends, wartime life, youth, buddies, war, bittersweet, training camp ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: england, europe
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 7.1
 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, bleak
Plot: military life, military, military base, isolation, basic training, graphic violence, officers and cadets, boot camp, war, korean army, landing, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: life turned upside down, military life, military, military base, adolescence vs adulthood, basic training, fish out of water, soldier, misfit, boot camp, disorder, hapless soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 5.7
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: military base, soldier, army, military life, rebelliousness, misfit, military, friends, boot camp, daydreamer, basic training, prank ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: german democratic republic, germany, europe, gdr, east germany
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 313
Volontaire (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story revolves around 22-year-old Laure, who is trying to find her feet. After performing brilliantly in her literature studies, she enrols as a communications officer in the Naval Fusiliers. She will quickly have to adapt to and assimilate the ...
Style: inspirational, light, sincere, semi serious
Plot: military, boot camp, female objectification, male objectification, mother daughter relationship, sea, female protagonist, seaside, woman in uniform, romance, female nudity, mentor ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brittany
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 22K
Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: 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
Plot: female soldier, strong female lead, dog, u.s. marine, u.s. military, human animal relationship, iraq war, boot camp, endurance, animals, animal, iraq war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, new york
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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: feel good, not serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: basic training, life turned upside down, fish out of water, friends, loss of fortune, military life, military, lifestyle, fall in love, power relations, boot camp, u.s. army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 52
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: offbeat, humorous, exciting, semi serious, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: boot camp, secret agents, heroes, good versus evil, heroic mission, track down, teenage life, satire, disorder, righting the wronged, save the day, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 260
Mutiny (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, boot camp, ship, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, army investigation, life is a bitch, legal action, fighting the system, military, soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: san francisco
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 7.4
 712
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: disturbing, bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: boot camp, military, basic training, military life, culture clash, individuality, hippie, recruit, marines, social relations, power relations, rebellion ...
Time: 60s
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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: tense, disturbing, bleak, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: world war two, d day, basic training, soldier, boot camp, premonition, hapless soldier, battles, power relations, wartime life, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france, normandy
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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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gulf war, military, soldier, battles, boot camp, helicopter, military life, u.s. army, tank, war, rescue mission, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, pentagon
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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, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, spacecraft, space and aliens, soldier, evil alien, monster, future dystopia, space battle, military, space travel, heroes, distopia ...
Time: future, 23rd century, 22nd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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