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, captivating, suspenseful, intense and psychological films and TV shows about / with vietnam veteran, vietnam war veteran, vietnam war, revenge, murder, military, death, danger, flashback and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam veteran: Bad Ass (2012), Heroes (1977), Rules of Engagement (2000), First Blood (1982), Rolling Thunder (1977), The American Way (1986), A Breed Apart (1984), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), The Big Lebowski (1998), Jacknife (1989).

List of vietnam veteran movies

Bad Ass (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, vigilantism, vietnam veteran, lone wolves, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, elderly, friend, vigilante, murder, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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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, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: vietnam veteran, road trip, on the road, human nature, starting over, mental illness, friendship, disorder, friends, fish out of water, self discovery, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, vietnam
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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, rough, disturbing, 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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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, tough heroes, lone wolves, manhunt, humiliation, danger, police brutality, ex military, loner, gunfight, small town ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
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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: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, crime, rivalry, death wish, buddies, deadly ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
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The American Way (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs Westinghouse's political campaign who is running for the Senate in support of US military involvement in South America. Mrs Westinghouse orders ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, cynical ...
Plot: airplane, vietnam veteran, military, escapades, danger, politics, on the road, radio show, state affairs, head of state, anti heroes, prank ...
Time: 80s
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A Breed Apart (1984)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A conservationist and a widow meet a mountain climber hired to steal bald-eagle eggs.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: rock climbing, vietnam veteran, eagle, island, danger, rivalry, wilderness, environmentalism, mountain climbing, hunter, recluse, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, politics, wheelchair, vietnam veteran, fighting the system, military, disability, anti war, downfall, hopes, human spirit, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, usa, mexico, new york, asia ...
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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, absurd, talky, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, marijuana, hippie, dialogue, slacker, mistaken identity, vandalism, stoners, crime, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, pasadena california, malibu california
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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, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, love and romance, siblings relations, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, prom, unlikely friendships, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
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Late Phases (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
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, scary, serious, rough
Plot: werewolf, survival, dangerous animal, golden years, danger, retirement home, elderly, vietnam veteran, in the woods, dog, blind man, aging ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: teaching the ways of the world, assassination, working undercover, vietnam veteran, homecoming, haunted by the past, corruption, hitman, murder, money, blackmail, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
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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: absurd, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Plot: giant animal, island, gorilla, expedition, danger, monster, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, prehistoric creature, creature ...
Time: year 1944, 70s, year 1973, 20th century, 1940s
Place: washington d.c., thailand, vietnam, bangkok thailand
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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, dealing with death, hallucinations, nightmare, delusion, mind game, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, obsession, tragic event, dysfunctional character ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, cheating wife, inheritance, family problems, infidelity, crime, couple relations, betrayal, deadly, crimes, unsupportive spouse, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
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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, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, human spirit, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, journey, human relationship, misfit, odd, philosophy, society, selflessness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, china
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Gardens of Stone (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, wartime life, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran, casualty of war, self esteem, anti war, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, washington d.c., usa, iraq
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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: scary, serious, rough, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitman, supernatural, desert, zombie, afterlife, special agents, uncover truth, law enforcement, gory, danger, vietnam veteran, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s
Place: arizona, usa
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, investigation, alcohol abuse, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
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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, plague, cannibalism, violence, murder, maniac, vietnam war, on the run, deadly virus, survival, chaos and mayhem, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, vietnam, georgia, atlanta georgia
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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, humorous, exciting, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: drug trafficking, cocaine, pilot, drug cartel, bare ass, cia, illegal drugs, united states of america, drug dealer, smuggler, rise and fall, government agent ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1978, year 1980, year 1985 ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, central america ...
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Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, missing person, undercover, partners, escapades, dishonesty, government agency, super weapon, lone wolves, state affairs, heroes, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, drug dealing, soldier, military, rebelliousness, heroes, vengeance, revolution, buddies, gang, danger, rivalry ...
Time: year 1973
Place: colombia, vietnam, asia
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Home of the Brave (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: homecoming, life is a bitch, coping, anti war, buddies, politics, military, post traumatic stress disorder, danger, single parent, haunted by the past, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, platoon, marine, war, relationship vs career, lone wolves, ambition, power relations, heroes, redemption, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: medical school, caribbean, north carolina, battleship, 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, serious, emotional, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, military, last wish, hopes, betrayal, redemption, introspection, dishonesty, machismo, friendship between men, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new york state
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Deathcheaters (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Meet Steve & Rod ... Stuntmen ... Saboteurs ... Hellraisers!
Plot: stuntman, vietnam veteran, car chase, filmmaking, explosion, hang gliding, secret mission, fortress, exploitation
Place: australia
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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, sheriff, gun, biker, biker gang, vietnam war veteran, vigilantism, vigilante, terror ...
Place: vietnam, california
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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, murder, violence, revenge, vietnam veteran, hitman, vietnam war veteran, blood, gun, accident, kung fu, fight ...
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, surgery, transsexual, new identity, vietnam war veteran, sexual identity
Place: vietnam
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