Vietnam war movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant vietnam war movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, rough, intense, suspense and bleak films and TV shows about / with vietnam war, military, soldier, war, death, brutality, culture clash, battles, weapons and anti war plots mostly in War, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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vietnam war movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as vietnam war: We Were Soldiers (2002), Casualties of War (1989), Platoon (1986), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Gardens of Stone (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988), Rescue Dawn (2006).

List of vietnam war movies

We Were Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, USA
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, realistic, rough, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, vietnam war, battles, soldier, war, military life, battlefield, heroes, wartime life, heroic mission, ambush, army ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, iraq
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Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, disturbing, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, pow, war crime, soldier, rape, gang rape, atrocity, sexual abuse, anti war, crimes, military, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, year 1974, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, san francisco
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 8.1
 406K
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: rough, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, vietnam war, battles, military, battlefield, combat, war crime, anti war, jungle warfare, squad, military life, jungle ...
Time: 20th century, year 1967, 60s, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, southeast asia
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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, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, war, vietnam war, soldier, boot camp, sniper, military life, suicide, sergeant, anti war, combat, cruelty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1967
Place: vietnam, asia, south carolina
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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Vietnam War, 1966. Australia and New Zealand send troops to support the United States and South Vietnamese in their fight against the communist North. Soldiers are very young men, recruits and volunteers who have never been involved in a combat. On ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense, macabre ...
Plot: vietnam war, war, brutality, military, soldier, struggle for survival, murder, gunfight, warrior, wartime, battles, bravery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, australia
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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, serious, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, military, military life, war, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, vietnam veteran, self esteem, casualty of war, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa, iraq
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 6.8
 14K
Heaven & Earth (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, France
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: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional ...
Plot: vietnam war, interracial relations, village, war crime, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, survival, father daughter relationship, dog, domestic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, iraq, 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, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, politics, fighting the system, vietnam veteran, military, disability, downfall, hopes, state affairs, injustice, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, mexico, asia ...
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 8.5
 650K
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: psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing, epic ...
Plot: anti war, army, vietnam war, mission, military, soldier, jungle, losing-it hero, insanity, unfulfillment, chaos, war ...
Time: 20th century, year 1969, 60s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia, southeast asia
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The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, sergeant, escapades, survival, massacre, battle zone, heroic mission, military base, against the odds, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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 7.3
 105K
Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, 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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, vietnam war, pow, soldier, torture, escape, rescue, camp, human spirit, confined, mission, courage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
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 3.9
 437
Point Man (2018)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A trio of soldiers vow revenge on their platoon when they are left behind enemy lines. When they come across a missing contingent in a Vietnamese village, alliances dissolve and each step forward will come with a price.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, tense, psychological
Plot: vietnam war, racial tension, commander, platoon, anti war, battles, battle zone, soldier, battlefield, u.s. army, military life, rescue ...
Time: 60s
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 6.8
 2K
84C MoPic (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, jungle, escapades, against the odds, anti war, battles, military, heroic mission, military life, soldier, photojournalist ...
Time: 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
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Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
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, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vietnam war, chase, on the run, heroin, drug trade, police corruption, homecoming, couples, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, san francisco, california ...
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Missing in Action (1984)
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, one man army, jungle, heroes, rescue, military life, heroic mission, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, thailand, saigon, bangkok thailand
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 8.3
 4K
Tour of Duty (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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Story: The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: vietnam war, war, jungle warfare, military, battles, soldier, friendship, captivity, innocence lost, idealism, political unrest, military life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia
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Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: vietnam war, military life, haunted by the past, battles, military, idealism, political unrest, hopes, war, soldier, mercenary, death of protagonist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1964
Place: vietnam, asia
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The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, war violence, heroes, investigation, death, saving a life, military, dying, heroism, thanksgiving, self sacrifice ...
Time: year 1999, year 1969
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.4
 9K
Bat*21 (1988)
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, survival, jungle, rescue, golf, war, against the odds, adventure, battles, friendship, daring rescue ...
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
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 8.1
 333K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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: rough, depressing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, anti war, russian roulette, suicide, friendship, homecoming, confined, friends, character change, insanity, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
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Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, infantrymen, self discovery, jungle, heroes, war, escapades, adventure, military, soldier, us military ...
Place: vietnam, asia
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 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, southeast asia ...
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Love and Honor (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, romantic, sentimental ...
Plot: vietnam war, anti war, soldier, love and romance, friends, wartime life, homecoming, looking for love, military, wooing, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, michigan
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The Green Berets (1968)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military life, green beret, jungle, soldier, war, anti war, culture clash, politics, battlefield, journalism, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, iraq
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 23K
Birdy (1984)
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, realistic, touching, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, obsession, mental illness, mental institution, bird, disfigurement, soldier, military hospital, war, coming of age, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, philadelphia, atlantic city new jersey
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Flight of the Intruder (1991)
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: vietnam war, aviation, bomber, bombing, u.s. navy, war, adventure, military, against the odds, heroic mission, anti war, military life ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, france, europe, china ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 4K
Path to War (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: From director John Frankenheimer ('The Manchurian Candidate') comes this powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams that takes a provocative insider's look at the way our country goes to war--as seen from inside the LBJ ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, white house, political corruption, politics, military, state affairs, campaign, heroes, head of state, assassination attempt, battles, idealism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1968
Place: vietnam, asia, pentagon, texas, saigon
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 29K
Air America (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, vietnam war, heroes, military life, helicopter, society, idealism, battle zone, refugee camp, cia, airplane, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: laos, southeast asia, vietnam, los angeles, cambodia
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The Killing Fields (1984)
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: rough, disturbing, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, rebelliousness, human spirit, wartime life, life is a bitch, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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M.I.A. A Greater Evil (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: USA, UK, Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: American college students head to the jungles of Vietnam to search for lost gold. They become hopelessly lost, and they may not be alone.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: vietnam war, pow, war veteran, vietnam veteran, conspiracy theory, missing person, psychopath, mystery, brutality, fear, heroes, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vietnam
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