Soldier movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant soldier movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with soldier, military, war, death, survival, violence, heroes, danger, dialogue and military life plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as soldier: We Were Soldiers (2002), G.I. Jane (1997), Band of Brothers (2001), Platoon (1986), Fury (2014), First Blood (1982), Lone Survivor (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Major Payne (1995), Kilo Two Bravo (2014).

List of soldier movies

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: factual, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, military, military life, heroes, wartime life, death, ambush, battle, explosion, war, battle zone ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 70K
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, suspenseful, bleak, sincere, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: soldier, strong female character, fighting the system, female soldier, military, navy, basic training, sexism, feminism, strong female lead, army, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: middle east, libya, israel
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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, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, military, war, military life, battles, sniper, gory, friendship, behind enemy lines, human spirit, patriotism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, france, belgium, netherlands ...
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 356K
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, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, military life, war crime, jungle, battlefield, squad, innocence lost, warrior, jungle warfare ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, mine, asia
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 7.6
 388K
Fury (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, China, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, soldier, nazi germany, american soldier, military, heroism, world war two, ambush, battles, rivalry, heroic mission, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: europe, germany, mine
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 206K
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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 7.5
 250K
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: military, survival, gunfight, soldier, courage, terrorism, military life, selflessness, navy seal, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Major Bill Cage is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and dropped into combat. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an alpha alien down with him. He awakens back at the beginning of the same ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, alien, evil alien, alien invasion, warrior, space and aliens, soldier, military, army, deja vu ...
Time: future, near future
Place: france, europe, england, germany, big ben london ...
Is relevant ?
 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: funny, humorous, absurd, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: soldier, military, military life, sarcasm, power relations, contests and competitions, mischievous children, parody, school, children, stupidity, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 10K
Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.
Style: bleak, rough, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, war, bravery, desert, military, minefield, british army, heroic mission, danger, daring rescue, tough heroes, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: afghanistan
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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, sergeant, military life, sniper, vietnam war, boot camp, suicide, basic training, violence, battles ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 1960s, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Starship Troopers (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, satirical, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space wars, evil alien, space and aliens, spacecraft, soldier, military, space travel, heroes, future dystopia, friendship, rescue, survival ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
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 7.1
 19K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, war, officers and cadets, basic training, battles, ambush, friendship, wartime life, military life, boot camp, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, soviet union, russia, middle east
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 6.7
 15K
Flesh+Blood (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Netherlands, Spain, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son. As the plague and warfare cut a swathe of destruction throughout the land, the mercenaries hole up in a ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, intense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, soldier, adventure, life is a bitch, vengeance, escapades, love triangle, rape, plague, kidnapping, strong sexual content, castle ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s, middle ages, 80s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe
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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: based on true events, tragic ending, disturbing, scenic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, military, great patriotic war, war, soviet army, world war two, heroic mission, military life, wartime life, battles, survival, friendship ...
Time: year 1942
Place: russia, soviet union
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 47K
'71 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young British soldier must find his way back to safety after his unit accidentally abandons him during a riot in the streets of Belfast.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, ira, survival, violence, military, terrorism, riot, explosion, irish republican army, war, british, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: ireland, england, london
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 407K
American Sniper (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, soldier, war, iraq war, military, military training, battles, navy seal, military life, heroes, obsession, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2001
Place: iraq, middle east, california, usa, texas
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 75K
Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, adventure, soldier, behind enemy lines, ancient rome, survival, danger, sole survivor, war, battles, confined, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
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 6.7
 83K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, soldier, family in danger, ex soldier, dishonesty, family relations, murder, bullying, family problems, grief, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
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 6.8
 52K
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, in the woods, gory, soldier, survival, wilderness, full moon, standoff, beast, deadly, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, wales, scottish highlands, england
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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: iraq war, military, marines, soldier, war, anti war, battles, morality, courage, military life, survival, battle zone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 397K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: iraq war, military, soldier, army, marines, war, sniper, determination, peril, violence, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
Is relevant ?
 5.5
 6K
The Bunker (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1944, in the Belgian - German border, seven German soldiers survive an American attack in the front and lock themselves in a bunker to protect the position. Under siege by the enemy and with little ammunition, they decide to explore underground ...
Style: rough, serious, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: soldier, bunker, danger, isolation, survival, wartime life, escapades, deadly, ghost, plague, tunnel, german ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
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Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, u.s. army, daring rescue, danger, rescue, army, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 557K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: anti war, army, mission, soldier, losing-it hero, jungle, vietnam war, military, insanity, apocalypse, unfulfillment, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 33K
The Messenger (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: soldier, military, responsibility, redemption, war, human nature, officer, bereavement, loneliness, friendship, iraq war, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bosnia, iraq, california
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 3K
Our Girl (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Drama following the extraordinary adventures of female medics in the British Army.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: soldier, army, military life, female soldier, self discovery, military, basic training, hopes, military base, power relations, officers and cadets, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, england, middle east
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 3.1
 3K
Zombie Lake (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, sexploitation film
Plot: zombie, soldier, revenge, village, violence, lake, survival, danger, deadly creature, wartime life, zombie violence, saving a life ...
Time: year 1946
Place: france, europe, munich germany
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 10K
Deathwatch (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German ...
Style: scary, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: soldier, war, supernatural, deadly creature, rescue, survival, danger, gory, escapades, supernatural ability, battles, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1917
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 5K
R-Point (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On 07 January 1972, the South Korean base in Nah-Trang, Vietnam, receives a radio transmission from a missing platoon presumed dead.
Style: psychological, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, survival, rescue, presumed dead, heroic mission, military, deadly, battle zone, danger, rescue team, ghost ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, north korea, cambodia
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