Veteran movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant veteran movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, interesting, suspense, suspenseful and stylized films and TV shows about / with veteran, death, violence, dialogue, storytelling, brutality, flashback, murder, crimes and chase plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as veteran: Gran Torino (2008), SIX (2017), Bodyguard (2018), The Wrestler (2008), In the Valley of Elah (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998), Leave No Trace (2018), Passchendaele (2008), A Dog's Way Home (2019), Combat Shock (1984).

List of veteran movies

 8.1
 663K
Gran Torino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, intense, touching ...
Plot: gang, interracial relations, friendship, elderly, veteran, gunfight, teenager, neighbor, priest, redemption, racism, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.3
 9K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, veteran, navy, terrorism, danger, crimes, adventure, violence, flashback, heroes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.2
 58K
Bodyguard (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A troubled war veteran is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, romantic
Plot: terrorism, bodyguard, security, veteran, politics, family, stalking, politician, assassination, minister, army, pride and honor ...
Place: middle east
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 7.9
 276K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, aging, fame, sport, ambition, wrestler, heart attack, athlete's life, father daughter relationship, veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, california
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In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: investigation, patriotism, disappearance, military, murder investigation, guilt, torture, innocence lost, war crime, uncover truth, cover up, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
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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, surreal, talky, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, crime, marijuana, buddies, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california, california
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 7.2
 30K
Leave No Trace (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, veteran, hiking, hitchhiking, teenage girl, off the grid, post traumatic stress disorder, forest, social services, starting a fire, farmer, campfire ...
Place: washington state, oregon, portland oregon
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Passchendaele (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for ...
Style: epic, serious, emotional, realistic, rough
Plot: battle, veteran, platoon, nurse, recruitment, military, soldier, hospital, heroic mission, military life, war, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: canada, france
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A Dog's Way Home (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.
Style: touching, sweet, sincere, scenic, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: dog, animal life, lost dog, adventure, best friends, homelessness, avalanche, veteran, family, search, dogcatcher, wheelchair ...
Place: colorado, new mexico, denver colorado
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 6.5
 2K
Combat Shock (1984)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: urban decay, veteran, violence, haunted by the past, nihilism, gory, losing-it hero, urban, mentally unstable, post traumatic stress disorder, social misfits, down on your luck ...
Place: vietnam, new york, usa
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The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Timmy Cleary (Sheen), comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie, (Neal and Albertson). Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ...
Plot: rose, regret, veteran, guilt, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, alcohol, world war two veteran, argument, lake, mother son relationship
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Sundays and Cybele (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The tragic story of a young orphan girl who is befriended by an innocent but emotionally disabled veteran of the French Indochina War.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: orphan, haunted by the past, veteran, nun, friendship, tragedy, friends, suburbs, youth, life is a bitch, false name, abandonment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france
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 5.1
 244
Thunder Run (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vicious band of nuclear terrorists is threatening America's atomic weapons research. Truck jockey Charlie Morrison (Forrest Tucker) volunteers for a last-ditch, suicide scheme to lure them into a trap, baited with a vital shipment of ...
Style: road movie, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: car chase, soldier, chase, truck, machine gun, veteran, drag racing, terrorist, scar, bar fight, korean war veteran, plutonium ...
Place: las vegas, mine, nevada
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 6.2
 2K
Amira & Sam (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: iraq veteran, veteran, hijab, fall in love, romance, immigrants, stand-up comedian, afghanistan veteran, unlikely couple, interracial relations, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, iraq, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 950
The Visitors (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are old acquaintances of Bill; a few years back, in Vietnam, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: hostage, veteran, rape, revenge, vengeance, friendship, crime, injustice, crimes, deadly, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, connecticut, new england
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Secondhand Lions (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.
Style: sentimental, feel good, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: money, veteran, adventure, greed, fish out of water, coming of age, family, suicidal, attic, adventurer, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1910s
Place: texas, usa, africa, france, middle east ...
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 6.9
 4K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, conspiracy, arson, veteran, prostitute, false accusation, crimes, deadly, witness, neo-noir, party ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
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 5.5
 269
Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the popular World War I novel by author William March, director Robert Clem's COMPANY K follows a veteran of the first great conflict as he finishes a book about his wartime experiences and reflects on how a man's true character ...
Style: serious, bleak, epic, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: anti war, veteran, prison, soldier, war, gory, military life, wartime life, battles, military, politics, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1917
Place: france
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 8.8
 181K
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, society, family relations, rivalry, rise to the top, gangsters, crimes, crime, organized crime, fighting crime, determination, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, neo noir, death, violence spree, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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 7.7
 268K
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, old west, gunfight, heroic mission, gang, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, sheriff, reward, horse, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: arizona, usa, mine, tucson arizona, mexico
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 7.9
 268K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, space and aliens, adventure, friendship, martial arts, escapades, outer space, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
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 8.3
 626K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: lone wolves, obsession, social decay, crimes, character study, violence spree, alienation, deadly, taxi, loner, depression, nightlife ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, harlem manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 188K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, fight, boxer, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 7.0
 448K
Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, mysterious character, vestiges of humanity, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, soldier, alien encounter, danger ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, manipulation, paranoia, murder, psychopath, wilderness, survival, chase, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 8.1
 19K
The Unit (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A covert team of special forces operatives risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their wives maintain the homefront, protecting their husbands' secrets.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, veteran, army, squad, soldier, couple relations, heroic mission, military life, battles, escapades, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.4
 42K
Black Dynamite (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, parody, gunfight, farce, heroin, cia, organized crime, veteran, african american, hotshot hero, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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 7.2
 80K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, loneliness, murder, widower, social decay, vengeance, crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, chess, veteran, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, small town, justice, prison, vengeance, drug dealer, social decay, drug use, car accident, brother, manslaughter, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, new jersey, indiana
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