Military life movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant military life movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, dramatic, suspenseful and rough films and TV shows about / with military life, military, soldier, war, death, dialogue, vengeance, weapons, mentor and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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military life movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as military life: Band of Brothers (2001), Lone Survivor (2013), Major Payne (1995), The Last Samurai (2003), Blue Sky (1994), We Were Soldiers (2002), We Are from the Future (2008), 9th Company (2005), Redacted (2007), Full Metal Jacket (1987).

List of military life movies

Band of Brothers (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 594 min.
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: epic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, battles, military, military life, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, war, patriotism, self sacrifice, sniper, gory ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
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 7.5
 244K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, military, gunfight, soldier, courage, battles, war, terrorism, selflessness, squad, military life, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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 6.2
 28K
Major Payne (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds ...
Style: humorous, funny, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, military life, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, sarcasm, children, stupidity, mentor, school, parody ...
Time: 90s
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
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: exciting, captivating, epic, serious, inter cultural ...
Plot: samurai, warrior, self discovery, courage, friendship, master warrior, battles, human spirit, war, pride and honor, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
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 6.4
 6K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, military life, infidelity, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, vietnam war, military life, wartime life, death, heroes, battle, explosion, war, battle zone, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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We Are from the Future (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...
Style: exciting, serious, rough
Plot: time travel, war, soldier, military life, courage, friendship, battle zone, military, survival, imaginary, battles, world war two ...
Time: contemporary, 1940s, 21st century, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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 7.1
 18K
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: soldier, military, battles, officers and cadets, wartime life, basic training, military life, friendship, boot camp, war, death, dead soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 6.1
 10K
Redacted (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Redacted is a film written and directed by Brian De Palma that is a fictional drama loosely based on the Mahmudiyah killings in Iraq.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: iraq war, military life, soldier, war, military, battles, media, journalism, danger, state affairs, politics, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, boot camp, sniper, battles, vietnam war, sergeant, suicide, basic training, violence, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 5.8
 25K
Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, cia, military life, heroes, pilot, idealism, society, battle zone, refugee camp, helicopter, wartime, destiny ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: vietnam, cambodia, southeast asia
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 5.9
 68K
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, military, fighting the system, feminism, basic training, sexism, navy, tough heroes, military life, officers and cadets, army, military base ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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 8.4
 46K
M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: humorous, clever, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, doctors and patients, military, military hospital, surgery, friendship, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, nurse ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: military, military life, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, danger, battles, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
Place: japan, hawaii, battleship, pearl harbor, europe ...
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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, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: army investigation, murder, military, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, military life, politics, u.s. army, mystery, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
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 6.1
 3K
White Tiger (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: eastern front, obsession, heroic mission, military life, military, supernatural, adventure, war, battles, battle zone, escapades, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: russia
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The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal ...
Style: tragic ending, based on true events, disturbing, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, military, heroic mission, military life, battles, wartime life, world war two, soviet army, great patriotic war, war, friendship, survival ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
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Generation Kill (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, war, soldier, anti war, iraq war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, 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: bleak, rough, captivating, surreal, epic ...
Plot: war, jungle, commander, invasion, sergeant, military, survival, battle, soldier, infantry, pacific island, battle zone ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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 5.9
 32K
Red Tails (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, aerial combats, fighter pilot, soldier, military base, discrimination, war, danger, military life, battles, interracial relations, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1944
Place: europe, italy, pentagon, germany, cuba ...
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 6.5
 56K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, corruption, murder, army, mind game, army investigation, crimes, military life, rivalry, deadly, survivor, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 1K
The Vultures (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: April 5, 1943: a battalion of the Foreign Legion arrives in El Ksour, Tunisia, to escort a fortune in gold bars to the home front. A German ambush awaits, and all but four die. Thanks to the street smarts of Sergeant Augagneur, the Legionnaires ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, suspense ...
Plot: military life, war, anti war, cons and scams, adventure, couple relations, heroic mission, heist, dishonesty, betrayal, foreign legion, military ...
Time: 20th century, year 1943
Place: tunisia
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An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Flight School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Sgt. Foley is there to train and evaluate him and will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond ...
Style: emotional, sexy, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: officers and cadets, navy, unwanted pregnancy, military, romance, military life, power relations, self discovery, fall in love, breaking point, love of one's life, factory worker ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manila philippines, washington state
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 7.3
 6K
Army Wives (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: military base, feminism, military life, family life, couples, couple relations, family relations, marital problem, best friends, infidelity, social relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, south carolina
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Horrors of War (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: HORRORS OF WAR derives from the "B" movie, Grindhouse tradition, made to play like a like a midnight movie. It is an independently-produced film made in a B-movie style, yet with a dramatic grounding and an eye toward bigger production ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: mutant, dangerous animal, war, battles, gory, military life, anti war, super soldier, werewolf, hitler, supernatural, genocide ...
Place: europe, france
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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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: military, soldier, basic training, fish out of water, starting over, boot camp, self discovery, transformation, gender, misfit, military base, determination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, paris france
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 348K
Platoon (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, thought provoking, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, jungle, military, warrior, war crime, rage, battle zone, character change, conflict, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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 7.0
 161K
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, death, anti war, basic training, boot camp, war, military, morality, military life, dishonesty, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 1983, year 1991 ...
Place: iraq, saudi arabia, middle east, hawaii, vietnam
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 8.8
 107K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: giant, survival, future dystopia, friendship, life turned upside down, danger, loss of parent, transformation, army, attack, military life, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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 6.1
 19K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, humorous, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, military, goofy hero, military life, underwater, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, heroes, against the odds, nothing goes right, rivalry, soldier ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
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