Basic training movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant basic training movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful, dramatic and exciting films and TV shows about / with basic training, military, soldier, military life, power relations, war, army, death, heroes and sergeant plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as basic training: Ender's Game (2013), The Recruit (2003), S.W.A.T. (2003), G.I. Jane (1997), Stripes (1981), 9th Company (2005), Enlisted (2014), Private Benjamin (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Mulan (1998).

List of basic training movies

 6.6
 239K
Ender's Game (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the classic novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game is the story of the Earth's most gifted children training to defend their homeplanet in the space wars of the future.
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: chosen one, adventure, space wars, young heroes, intelligence, space battle, child prodigy, prodigy, space and aliens, alien, save the world, space station ...
Time: future
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 6.6
 136K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, double agent, espionage, basic training, surveillance, recruit, hotshot hero, agent, secret service, betrayal, military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, peru, miami ...
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 6.0
 147K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: swat team, sniper, crimes, basic training, police brutality, police, tough law enforcer, partners, law enforcement, squad, hostage, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america, california
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 6.0
 82K
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: suspense, rough, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, strong female character, female soldier, military, army, soldier, fighting the system, basic training, sexism, feminism, female warrior, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, libya, usa
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 6.8
 74K
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, humorous, feel good, intense, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, military, boot camp, u.s. army, basic training, soldier, cold war, slacker, nudity (full frontal - brief), flirting, obstacle course, army ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: milan italy, italy, czechoslovakia, california, west germany ...
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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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, soldier, escapades, basic training, officers and cadets, death, battles, military life, friendship, wartime life, ambush ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia, middle east
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 6.9
 6K
Enlisted (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Enlisted is an upcoming American television series that is set to premiere on Fox on January 10, 2014. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy.
Style: sitcom, humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: military, basic training, soldier, military base, sibling relationship, fish out of water, military life, squad, disorder, misfit, hapless soldier, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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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: funny, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: female soldier, military, women, soldier, fish out of water, basic training, transformation, paratrooper, military training, female protagonist, wedding, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: belgium, paris france, usa
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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, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, suicide, military life, anti war, violence, u.s. marine, infantry ...
Time: year 1968, year 1967, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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 7.6
 284K
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, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, disney, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, adventure, human spirit, good versus evil, woman dressed as man, princess, heroine ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, invasion, evil alien, heroes, military, video game, superhero, cadet, alien invasion, escapades, soldier, battles ...
Time: future
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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, hitman, fighting crime, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, rivalry, basic training, gunfight, heroes, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, los angeles
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 8.1
 512K
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, brutal, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, conscientious objector, soldier, u.s. army, u.s. military, bible, american soldier, religion, pacifism, father son relationship, court martial ...
Time: 1940s, middle ages, year 1945, 20th century
Place: okinawa, japan, okinawa japan, tennessee, usa
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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, military life, basic training, friendship, adaptation, gay, youth, soldier, military, gay slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, poland, arkansas
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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: not serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, inspirational
Audience: date night
Plot: female soldier, basic training, life turned upside down, friends, fish out of water, blonde, loss of fortune, military life, fall in love, lifestyle, power relations, boot camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.0
 41K
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, thought provoking, tense, psychological, talky ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, boot camp, recruit, anti war, military base, insubordination, fighting the system, basic training, buddies, military training, swamp ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: louisiana, vietnam, usa, kansas
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 7.0
 189K
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, brutal, factual, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, war, anti war, marines, iraq war, u.s. military, american soldier, military, boot camp, sniper, desert, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1991, year 1989, year 1990 ...
Place: iraq, middle east, saudi arabia, vietnam, california ...
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 2.5
 458
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, save the day, isolation, soldier, basic training, confined, tough heroes, u.s. navy, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
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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, serious, rough, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: military, military life, isolation, basic training, military base, graphic violence, officers and cadets, boot camp, war, sex crime, empire, competition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: north korea, asia, korea, south korea
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 7.6
 4K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: female soldier, military, soldier, british army, army, military life, female warrior, self discovery, doctor, basic training, officers and cadets, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, afghanistan
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 6.1
 180
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, bleak, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: military life, military base, power relations, basic training, boot camp, military, social differences, society, immigrants, humiliation, jewish, lgbt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: israel
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 7.5
 2K
Our Girl (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Our Girl is the story of Molly Dawes, born and raised in the London Borough of Newham. Molly is the eldest of five kids with little future, a difficult father and a mother who always wanted more for her. Leaving school with no qualifications, Molly ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, tense
Plot: military, parents and children, self discovery, family relations, siblings relations, military life, basic training, military base, soldier, hopes, british army, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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 4.0
 463
Basic Training (1985)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Melinda comes to Washington DC to visit her friend Debbie, and to find a job in government, where she hopes to do her part to make it better. She gets a lower echelon administrative position at the Pentagon, and finds things pretty slack. Her boss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sex comedy, sexy, feel good ...
Plot: basic training, obnoxious boss, boss and employee, power relations, gender, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, workplace, female protagonist, u.s. military, military training, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., virginia
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The Lighthorsemen (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense
Plot: world war one, soldier, battles, military, basic training, heroic mission, against the odds, survival, military life, wartime life, desert, war ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917
Place: australia, palestine, turkey, melbourne australia, cairo egypt ...
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In the Arms of My Enemy (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Belgium, France, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jakub and Vladimir, two brothers in their late teens, join in the Cossack army to flee poverty. Elias and Roman, two other brothers, on their own as well, steal horses to survive... When fate brings them together, the encounter proves lethal. ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gay, murder, chase, vengeance, adventure, rivalry, basic training, destiny, solitary, injustice, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century
Place: eastern europe
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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, good versus evil, escapades, terrorism, state affairs, soldier, heroes, confined, survival, battles ...
Place: iraq, middle east
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: military, atrocity, soldier, racism, anti war, basic training, politics, military life, moral dilemma, political unrest, against humanity, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: algeria, europe, france
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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: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, soldier, lgbt, boot camp, self discovery, gay relationship, love and romance, couples, basic training, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, palm springs california
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 6.6
 531
The Colt (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the heat of battle in the midst of the Civil War, a beguilingly innocent colt is born to Union Jim Rabb's beloved mare. Refusing the orders to shoot it, lest it prove a hindrance, Rabb keeps the colt as a consolation in these desperate ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, exciting
Plot: american civil war, soldier, civil war, colt, military life, horse, basic training, americana, daring rescue, military, friendship, heroism ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: virginia, michigan, usa
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The Devil's Brigade (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, commando, military, visceral, battles, betrayal, heroes, military life, anti war, basic training, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s
Place: italy, tokyo, california, rome italy, europe ...
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