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The list contains the best, new and most relevant vietnam war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, harsh, dramatic and rough films and TV shows about / with vietnam war, dialogue, culture clash, war, brutality, runaway, mentor, death, storytelling and soldier plots mostly in Drama, War and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam war: The Green Berets (1968), Uncommon Valor (1983), Platoon (1986), We Were Soldiers (2002), Bat*21 (1988), Hamburger Hill (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Heaven & Earth (1993), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).
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Platoon
Drama, War
USA
120 min.
 8.1
Apocalypse Now
Drama, War
USA
147 min.
 8.5
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Summer of '67
Drama, History, Romance
USA
83 min.
 4.9
Bad Times at the El Royale
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
141 min.
 7.5

List of vietnam war movies

The Green Berets
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, idiotic, earnest ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, survival, politics, propaganda, culture clash, torture, soldier, murder ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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Uncommon Valor
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, military, adventure, prison, survival, courage, anti heroes, weapons, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, california, bangkok thailand
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 8.1
 339K
Platoon
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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, bleak, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, innocence lost, jungle, war, military, soldier, morality, violence, brutality, gunfight, violent, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, mine
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We Were Soldiers
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, dramatic, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, death, soldier, courage, sacrifice, heroic mission, innocence lost, battle zone, brutality, weapons ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, usa
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 6.4
 7K
Bat*21
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle, survival, military, golf, soldier, radio, daring rescue, weapons, rescue, courage ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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 6.7
 21K
Hamburger Hill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that's all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, brutal ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, violence, survival, jungle, military, insanity, soldier, gunfight, blood, brutality, visceral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Casualties of War
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, realistic, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, rape, military, soldier, jungle, murder, violence, kidnapping, death, revenge, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, year 1974
Place: vietnam, asia, california
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 6.8
 12K
Heaven & Earth
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. ...
Style: epic, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, survival, culture clash, interracial relations, innocence lost, war, rape, torture, civil war, wartime, village, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, california
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Born on the Fourth of July
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: epic, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, politics, disability, fighting the system, military, guilt, innocence lost, starting over, political, courage, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, mexico, iraq, latin america ...
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Good Morning, Vietnam
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson, with his irreverent take ...
Style: humorous, realistic, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, radio, military, rebellion, censorship, friendship, oldies, violence, verbal byplay, rebelliousness, wartime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq, saigon
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Full Metal Jacket
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: realistic, disturbing, bleak, dark humor, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, violence, innocence lost, brutality, morality, brainwashing, soldier, boot camp, sergeant, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Gardens of Stone
Genre: Drama, War, Romance
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, serious, emotional, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, military, soldier, anti war, military life, wartime life, mentor, runaway, life is a bitch, catastrophe, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, usa, washington d.c., iraq
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Flight of the Intruder
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Navy pilot Lt. Jake Grafton and his bombardier buddy, Lt. Cmdr. Virgil Cole, are two soldiers embedded in the Vietnam War growing frustrated by the military's constraints on their missions. Despite the best efforts of their commanding ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, war, adventure, military, vengeance, soldier, daring rescue, rescue, book, adaptation, bomber ...
Place: asia, china, vietnam, europe, france
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 8.5
 524K
Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, 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: epic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, vietnam war, war, insanity, military, apocalypse, violence, brutality, boat, assassination, soldier, army ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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 7.3
 93K
Rescue Dawn
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, war, violence, camp, courage, torture, jungle, soldier, storytelling, prison escape, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1965, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
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 7.3
 19K
Birdy
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two young men are seriously affected by the Vietnam war. One of them has always been obsessed with birds - but now believes he really is a bird, and has been sent to a mental hospital. Can his friend help him pull through?
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, mental illness, war, obsession, coming of age, psychology, unlikely friendships, storytelling, mental institution, insanity, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, atlantic city new jersey
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 5.9
 2K
In Country
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around with Tom, Earl, and Pete, three other Vietnam vets who, ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, human nature, stereotypes, self discovery, sacrifice, brutality, parents and children, violent, war, family ...
Place: kentucky, vietnam, usa, california, washington d.c.
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 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: epic, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, war, innocence lost, friendship, insanity, brutality, drinking, violence, hunting, male nudity, small town, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, pennsylvania, saigon, southeast asia
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Missing in Action
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, adventure, prison, martial arts, master warrior, arms dealer, camp, one man army, violence, war, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
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 7.0
 36K
Tigerland
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, clever, tense, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, military, fighting the system, violence, brutality, storytelling, male nudity, drugs/alcohol, rebelliousness, basic training, war, camp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, louisiana, usa
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 7.3
 11K
Coming Home
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde (Jane Fonda) decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin (Jon Voight), a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, compassionate ...
Plot: war, vietnam war, hospital, love, military, disability, innocence lost, adultery, love affair, wartime, love story, anti war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, california, usa, los angeles
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 7.6
 31K
Hair
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: "Hair" is a 1979 musical war comedy-drama film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical "Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" about a Vietnam War draftee, Claude, who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, sentimental, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: vietnam war, drugs, hippie, male nudity, rock, social misfits, rock and roll, music, idealism, dancing, drinking, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, oklahoma, manchester england, washington d.c., nevada ...
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Bullet in the Head
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, intense ...
Plot: vietnam war, betrayal, friendship, vengeance, war, survival, violence, brutality, gangster, murder, gunfight, greed ...
Time: 20th century
Place: hong kong, vietnam, asia, saigon
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 5.7
 24K
Air America
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Air America was the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War, running anything and everything from soldiers to foodstuffs for local villagers. After losing his pilot's license, Billy Covington is recruited into it, ...
Style: cynical, semi serious, realistic, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, cia, military, jungle, anti heroes, battle zone, corruption, weapons, idealism, anti war, lone hero, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, southeast asia, cambodia
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The Killing Fields
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, war, vietnam war, civil war, friendship, brutality, violence, torture, photographer, unlikely friendships, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, iraq
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 7.1
 12K
The Sapphires
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when they entertain the US troops in Vietnam as singing group The Sapphires.
Style: realistic, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vietnam war, music band, australian, culture clash, rags to riches, mentor, women, musician's life, music, segregation, period piece, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, 1950s
Place: australia, vietnam, england, melbourne australia, melbourne ...
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Dead Presidents
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: crime, vietnam war, heist, redemption, violence, brutality, homecoming, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, robbery, gangster, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, new york, bronx new york city
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Southern Comfort
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, vietnam war, survival, paranoia, brutality, soldier, culture clash, gunfight, violence, swamp, military life, crimes ...
Place: louisiana, usa, texas, california
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 5.8
 3K
1969
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: vietnam war, war, small town, drugs, coming of age, death, prejudice, college, high school, anti war, male nudity, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, maryland, usa, san francisco, maine ...
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Who'll Stop the Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, heroin, drugs, corruption, desert, crimes, surveillance, dishonesty, gunfight, marijuana, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, los angeles
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TOP 5 movies for each similar tag

vietnam
vietnam movies
Apocalypse Now 1979
8.5
Full Metal Jacket 1987
8.3
Heaven & Earth 1993
6.8
Uncommon Valor 1983
6.4
The Deer Hunter 1978
8.1
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anti war
anti war movies
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969
7.2
Across the Universe 2007
7.4
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968
6.7
Gallipoli 1981
7.5
Silent Night 2002
7.7
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vietnam veteran
vietnam veteran movies
Quarry 2016
8.2
The Big Lebowski 1998
8.1
Blastfighter 1984
5.8
Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985
6.4
Uncommon Valor 1983
6.4
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vietcong
vietcong movies
A Bright Shining Lie 1998
6.5
Casualties of War 1989
7.1
The Siege of Firebase Gloria 1989
7.0
Apocalypse Now 1979
8.5
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning 1985
5.2
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military life
military life movies
Major Payne 1995
6.2
The Dawns Here Are Quiet 1972
8.3
9th Company 2005
7.1
We Are from the Future 2008
6.9
G.I. Jane 1997
5.9
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u.s. army
u.s. army movies
M*A*S*H 1972
8.3
Dreamcatcher 2003
5.5
Hell Is for Heroes 1962
7.0
Private Benjamin 1980
6.1
Stripes 1981
6.9
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war
war movies
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
We Are from the Future 2008
6.9
The Patriot 2000
7.2
Inglourious Basterds 2009
8.3
9th Company 2005
7.1
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wartime
wartime movies
Dunkirk 2017
8.0
Wonder Woman 2017
7.5
Enigma 2001
6.4
Battle for Sevastopol 2015
7.2
The Pianist 2002
8.5
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