Vietnam veteran movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant vietnam veteran movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense and captivating films and TV shows about / with vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, vietnam war, revenge, violence, murder, bar, friendship, pistol and soldier plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam veteran: Rules of Engagement (2000), First Blood (1982), Rolling Thunder (1977), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Late Phases (2014), Quarry (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Heroes (1977), The '60s (1999).

List of vietnam veteran movies

Rules of Engagement (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: marines, court case, lawyer, army investigation, vietnam veteran, friendship, courtroom drama, war, military, vietnam war, courtroom, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east, battleship, iraq ...
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 7.7
 200K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, lone wolves, manhunt, tough heroes, humiliation, danger, police brutality, small town, ex military, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, murder, violence, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, death wish, crime, rivalry, deadly, buddies ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
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Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, downfall, human spirit, hopes, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: vietnam, mexico, asia, usa, latin america ...
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, talky, surreal, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, marijuana, mistaken identity, hippie, disorder, stoners, deception, vandalism, slacker, dialogue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu california
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 6.0
 6K
Late Phases (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When deadly attacks from the forests beset a secluded retirement community, it is up to a grizzled veteran to figure what the residents are hiding.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Plot: werewolf, survival, retirement home, dangerous animal, golden years, danger, elderly, vietnam veteran, in the woods, blind man, dog, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 8.2
 10K
Quarry (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. As he struggles to cope with his experiences at war, Conway is drawn into a network of ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, teaching the ways of the world, assassination, vietnam veteran, homecoming, haunted by the past, corruption, hitman, money, murder, sex scene, blackmail ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: mississippi, usa
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, giant animal, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, expedition, gunfight, gorilla, adventure, creature ...
Time: year 1944, 70s, 20th century, year 1973, 1940s
Place: thailand, vietnam, washington d.c., bangkok thailand
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 6.1
 1K
Heroes (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, hopes, social misfits, disorder, self discovery, human nature, starting over, fish out of water, on the road, friends, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, vietnam
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 7.0
 2K
The '60s (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam..
Style: captivating, realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere
Plot: hippie, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, culture clash, coming of age, concert, rock music, politician, protest, black panthers, pot smoking, drug abuse ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, chicago illinois, woodstock, south central los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 89K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, surreal, psychological, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: paranoia, hallucinations, dealing with death, delusion, mind game, nightmare, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, tragic event, suffering, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
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 5.5
 435
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, inheritance, cheating wife, family problems, infidelity, crime, couple relations, betrayal, deadly, manipulations, crimes, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
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 8.8
 1.6M
Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, journey, odd, life philosophy, misfit, true love, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
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 4.4
 3K
Route 666 (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just before a group of hitmen can manage to silence him for good. In ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, supernatural, zombie, desert, special agents, uncover truth, law enforcement, gory, danger, afterlife, corrupt cop, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, love and romance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, human nature, homecoming, life is a bitch, loneliness, vietnam veteran, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
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Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibal, cannibalism, murder, violence, maniac, vietnam war, survival, on the run, deadly virus, danger, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 7.1
 135K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, emotional, humorous, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: drug trafficking, pilot, cia, cocaine, illegal drugs, smuggler, money, drug dealer, fbi, rise and fall, husband wife relationship, arrested ...
Time: year 1980, year 1978, year 1984, 20th century, year 1985 ...
Place: colombia, latin america, panama, central america, louisiana ...
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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 ...
Plot: military, boot camp, marine, platoon, war, relationship vs career, lone wolves, ambition, power relations, heroes, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: medical school, battleship, caribbean, north carolina, vietnam
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Handsome Harry (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, hopes, last wish, dishonesty, introspection, betrayal, redemption, machismo, friendship between men, vietnam veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new york state
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 5.8
 122
Deathcheaters (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Meet Steve & Rod ... Stuntmen ... Saboteurs ... Hellraisers!
Plot: car chase, vietnam veteran, filmmaking, stuntman, hang gliding, secret mission, fortress, exploitation, explosion
Place: australia
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 4.8
 118
The Devastator (1986)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 79 min.
Story: This war's in your own backyard. Violent warfare erupts in Northern California when Vietnam vet Deacon Porter reassembles his Combat Strike Force to avenge the death of a commanding officer.
Plot: marijuana, vietnam veteran, small town, drug dealer, death of friend, flashback, bar, terror, vigilantism, vigilante, biker, biker gang ...
Place: california, vietnam
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 5.3
 231
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: martial arts, revenge, murder, vietnam veteran, violence, hitman, accident, karate, gun, blood, fight, kung fu ...
Place: vietnam
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The Woman Inside (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet decides to undergo a sex change operation in the 1970's. Canadian / American production.
Plot: vietnam veteran, shower, transsexual, new identity, sexual identity, surgery, vietnam war veteran
Place: vietnam
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 3.7
 51
Tigershark (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Action movie directed by Emmett Alston.
Plot: drug traffic, vietnam veteran, martial arts, jungle, revenge, kidnapping, helicopter, rooster, taxi driver, fictional country, fake injury, child killed ...
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The Homefront (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Archibald Wright works as a house painter. One family he paints a house for has a problem he can relate to: Elaine, a woman who hired him, left his husband J.P., also a Vietnam vet while he was in 'Nam, and J.P. became an ...
Plot: guitarist, alcoholic, inner city, vietnam war, vietnam veteran, waitress, commitment, house painter, parent child relationship, vietnam war veteran, mansion, teenage girl ...
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
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The No Mercy Man (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A decorated Vietnam Vet returns to his father's ranch in Arizona just as criminally minded carnies begin to cause trouble.
Plot: vietnam veteran, murder, violence, small town, gang, biker, soldier, teenager, torment
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Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, small town, fistfight, gunfight, vietnam veteran, revenge, martial arts, machine gun, decapitation, rocket launcher, motorcycle gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, miami, usa, vietnam, florida
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Mad Mex: The Blackfighter (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran NFL star who falls on hard times, runs up a gambling debt, and is recruited by a bunch of shady, ultra-rich elites who want to enjoy the ultimate thrill -- hunting another human being like an animal.
Plot: vietnam veteran, nfl, soldier, human prey, manhunt, most dangerous game, set up, revenge
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Liberty & Bash (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Liberty, Bash, and their friend Jesse served together in a war in Central America. Now Liberty and Bash work with youths, helping them stay out of crime and becoming a positive part of the community. But Jesse has gotten mixed up with drug lords, ...
Plot: gang, violence, vietnam veteran, police, criminal, gun, city, drug dealing
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Captain Milkshake (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Marine on leave from Vietnam becomes involved with hippies, communes and drug-running.
Style: psychedelic
Plot: vietnam veteran, marine, hippie, vietnam war, vietnam war veteran, army captain, anti war, drugs, english, beer, cigar smoking, morality ...
Time: 1960s
Place: california
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