Military service movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant military service movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful, captivating and intense films and TV shows about / with military service, soldier, military, runaway, military life, storytelling, death, army, culture clash and military base plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as military service: Transistor Love Story (2001), Motherland: Fort Salem (2020), Medal of Honor (2000), Yossi & Jagger (2002), Breaker Morant (1980), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009), Military Academy (2007), Alice's Restaurant (1969), I Promise (1994).

List of military service movies

Transistor Love Story (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Phaen is a suburban young man with a great love for music. He never misses a chance to show off his voice at temple fairs in his village. It is at one of the fairs that he meets and falls in love with Sadao. On their wedding day, Phaen gives Sadao a ...
Style: touching, captivating, social realism, light, sentimental ...
Plot: singing competition, singer, love, employer employee relationship, marriage, singing, village, military service, military, co worker co worker relationship, bigger dreams, singing contest ...
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand
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Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, whimsical, entertaining, ironic
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, magic, supernatural, lesbian, sorceress, public service, lgbt, squad, investigation, protection, fight, military service ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
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Medal of Honor (2000)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The incredible stories of some of the many men and women who have received America's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, authorized by President Lincoln on March 25, 1863 for bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: u.s. air force, medal of honor, military service, heroism, marines, u.s. army, coast guard, u.s. navy, heroes, sacrifice
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Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay soldier, gay lead character, gay romance, military, homosexuality, gay relationship, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
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 7.8
 12K
Breaker Morant (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: war, military, murder, anti war, australian, legal, military life, soldier, politics, false accusation, injustice, war crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, 90s
Place: south africa, australia, africa, south australia, england
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Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times and sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters.
Style: romantic, light, scenic, humorous, multicultural
Plot: friendship, soldier, medical, korean, military officer, romance, army, doctor, military, hospital, surgeon, playing footsie ...
Place: korea
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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When barbarian hordes threaten her homeland, the brave and cunning Mulan disguises herself as a male soldier to swell the ranks in her aging father's stead. The warrior's remarkable courage drives her through powerful battle scenes and ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, epic, realistic
Plot: female warrior, cross dressing, female fighter, tough girl, military life, heroic mission, hidden identity, military, adventure, escapades, gender, soldier ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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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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Alice's Restaurant (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Alice's Restaurant is a 1969 movie adapted from a song by Arlo Guthrie. The song is Arlo Guthrie's most famous work, a talking blues based on a true story that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965. The movie reproduces the events of the song, in ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, drug abuse, hospital, thanksgiving, small town, college, commune, church, hippie, wedding, military service, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, beverly hills, usa ...
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 6.9
 180
I Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a small army base at the Eastern border of Austria a young recruit is trained to be a soldier to protect his country in case of war. He has to stay for 8 months and during this time he escapes in his own fantasy world...
Plot: recruit, military service, australian, austrian, funeral, drinking alcohol, prostitute, cold war, boredom, cold war era, road accident, uniform ...
Place: austria
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 7.5
 20K
Homecoming (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Heidi Bergman is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: secrets, social worker, adaptation, military service, getting home, counseling, society, pelican, therapy, memory loss, unreliable narrator, corporate conspiracy ...
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 5.4
 4K
Wolf Warrior (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, War
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.
Style: intense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Plot: mercenary, sniper, revenge, gunfight, runaway, military service, track down, danger, throat slitting, heroes, escapades, frame up ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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 4.4
 3K
The Doorman (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former Marine turned doorman at a luxury New York City high-rise must outsmart and battle a group of art thieves and their ruthless leader — while struggling to protect her sister's family. As the thieves become increasingly desperate and ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, combat, fistfight, military service, female protagonist, marines, danger, rescue, crimes, rehabilitation, fight scenes, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.7
 682
Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense, complex ...
Plot: repression, concentration camp, german soldier, assassination, hostage, world war two, suppression, nazi uniform, execution, nazi soldier, nazi officer, retribution ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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 3.2
 2K
Tank 432 (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: With nowhere else to hide, a group of mercenaries and their prisoners take cover inside a long abandoned Bulldog tank. But, while they try to keep the forces outside at bay, the real enemy is already among them, locked inside the 'Belly of the ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, experiment, tank, death of protagonist, mercenary, hostage, prisoner, countryside, hazmat suit, soldier, teacher, hallucination ...
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 8.1
 380K
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: realistic, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, battlefield, military, war crime, jungle warfare, military life, jungle, squad, combat, conflict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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There Is No Evil (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, Iran, Czech Republic
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Heshmat, an exemplary husband and father, gets up very early every day. Where does he go? Pouya cannot imagine killing another man, yet he is told he must do so. Javad doesn’t know that proposing to his beloved won’t be the only surprise on her ...
Style: psychological, philosophical, intellectual, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: society, love and romance, life & death, uncle niece relationship, terminal illness, multiple storylines, human nature, friendship, destiny, adaptation, love, human existence ...
Place: iran
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 7.3
 7K
Foxtrot (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A personal movie inspired by Maoz’s experience as a soldier, through a tragic yet universal story of grief.
Plot: military service, grief, bare breasts, car accident, bulldozer, brother brother relationship, blood, drawing, blood on hand, dancer, husband wife relationship, rifle ...
Place: israel
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 4.9
 162
Summer of '67 (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on real life events, Summer of '67 brings to life the turbulent times of the sixties and the struggles faced by the men and women impacted by the Vietnam War. Young wife and mother Milly (Rachel Schrey) is forced to live with her ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, sister, mother-in-law, military service, love story, sister sister relationship, vintage car, love, faith, church, wheelchair, death ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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 6.0
 17K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crime, crimes, fall in love, military life, uncover truth, strong violent content, profanity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
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Private Popsicle (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country:
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three young Israeli men join the army, and it soon turns out that they're more interested in chasing skirts than following orders.
Style: humorous, sexual, sentimental, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gender disguise, nudity (full frontal - brief), military life, couples, friends, disorder, power relations, sexual content, silly humor, love and romance, buddies, soldier ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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 6.5
 3K
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: cynical, biting, suspense, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: buddies, nothing goes right, military base, military life, basic training, chaos and mayhem, superior officer, power relations, disorder, friends, chaos, soldier ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 7.2
 707
Sweet Mud (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany, France, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in mid-70's, 12-year old Dvir Avni navigates between the equality values of his home-born Kibbutz and the relationship with his undermined mother, whom the Kibbutz members will to denounce.
Style: disturbing, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: suicide, escape from reality, dysfunctional family, society, social misfits, youth, dysfunctional character, family problems, escape attempt, family relations, parents and children, teenage crush ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: israel, middle east
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 6.5
 59K
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, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, twists & turns, military, corruption, murder, mind game, crimes, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
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Black Snake Moan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.
Style: psychological, rough, sexy, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sex addict, redemption, blues, injury, musician, nymphomaniac, captive, exploitation, abuse, nervous breakdown, sexual promiscuity, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Live and Become (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1980 the black Falashas in Ethiopia are recognised as genuine Jews and are secretly carried to Israel. The day before the transport the son of a Jewish mother dies. In his place and with his name (Schlomo) she takes a Christian 9-year-old boy.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: adoption, family relations, rescue, racism, refugee, refugee camp, rabbi, foster home, hidden identity, orphan, hopes, refugees ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: israel, france, ethiopia, paris france, middle east ...
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, cover up, innocence lost, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, new mexico, texas, bosnia ...
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 6.7
 245K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: exciting, ridiculous, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, team, adventure, frame up, anti hero, mercenary, cia, crimes, on the run, anti heroes, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2010, 2010s ...
Place: mexico, colorado, los angeles, florida, iraq ...
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 6.3
 31K
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: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, sarcasm, military life, school, contests and competitions, mischievous children, power relations, children, stupidity, mentor, youth ...
Time: 90s
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The Revolutionary (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "A", a member of a student protest organization, becomes disenchanted by his group's inability to effect real change. Emboldened to pursue more radical methods by the older, experienced leftist organizer Despard, "A" ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, political unrest, courtroom, injustice, rivalry, fugitives, legal action, society, price of justice, rebelliousness, store, college ...
Time: 60s
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