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1. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 356,256 | Gross: $138.53M

2. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 558,255 | Gross: $83.47M

3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 620,562 | Gross: $46.36M

4. Casualties of War (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War

75 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly

Votes: 38,552 | Gross: $18.67M

5. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 21,919 | Gross: $13.84M

Anti War and Action

6. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 117,831 | Gross: $123.92M

7. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

61 Metascore

A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 207,046 | Gross: $47.21M

8. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 141,429 | Gross: $150.42M

9. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

61 Metascore

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 11,405 | Gross: $32.65M

10. Heaven & Earth (1993)

R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 12,472 | Gross: $5.86M

11. Purple Hearts (1984)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 717 | Gross: $2.08M

12. A Bright Shining Lie (1998 TV Movie)

R | 118 min | Drama, War

True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey, Karina Logue

Votes: 1,330

13. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,591 | Gross: $3.53M

14. Distant Thunder (1988)

R | 114 min | Drama

A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

Votes: 607 | Gross: $0.16M

15. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 91,069 | Gross: $70.00M

16. Gardens of Stone (1987)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 4,742 | Gross: $5.26M

17. Bat*21 (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 7,427 | Gross: $3.97M

18. Missing in Action (1984)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Votes: 12,833 | Gross: $22.81M

19. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 7,043 | Gross: $10.80M

20. Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

R | 101 min | Action, War

Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim

Votes: 5,304 | Gross: $6.19M

21. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 19,985 | Gross: $1.46M

22. Blind Fury (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham

Votes: 13,495 | Gross: $2.69M

23. Heroes (1977)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

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 start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery

Votes: 1,525 | Gross: $33.50M

24. Off Limits (I) (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays

Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $7.24M

25. Platoon Leader (1988)

R | 97 min | War, Drama

A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 1,439 | Gross: $1.35M

26. A Rumor of War (1980– )

114 min | Biography, Drama, War

The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe, Richard Bradford

Votes: 277

27. Cease Fire (1985)

R | 97 min | Drama

Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons, John Archie

Votes: 173

28. A Case of Honor (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

Filipino actor Eddie Romero directs this arresting drama set during the Vietnam War. A handful of prisoners escape their captors but have to make their way through the thicket of the Vietnamese jungle.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law, Candy Raymond, Nick Nicholson

Votes: 100

29. Going Back (II) (2001)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Joseph Griffin

Votes: 611

30. 84C MoPic (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.15M

31. Friendly Fire (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, War

When they try to learn how how their son died in Vietnam, the Mullens meet lies and evasion on all sides.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Dennis Erdman

Votes: 346

32. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 18,212 | Gross: $24.20M

33. My Lai Four (2010)

101 min | War

The reenactment of the brutal massacre in Mi Lai a village in South Vietnam perpetrated by American Military forces on 16th of March 1968.

Director: Paolo Bertola | Stars: Beau Ballinger, Yvette Yzon, Alvin Anson, Gianluca Baldari

Votes: 196

34. 1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, War

During the Vietnam War [1959-1975] a special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Suicide squads of a special kind.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel, Mitch Eakins, Erik Eidem

Votes: 4,493

35. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, History, War

The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 2,386

36. Green Dragon (2001)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The story of some Vietnamese refugees as they first arrive at Camp Pendleton in the United States as the Vietnam War ends in 1975.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Forest Whitaker, Duong Don, Hiep Thi Le

Votes: 989 | Gross: $0.28M

37. Firefox (1982)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

44 Metascore

A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke

Votes: 23,628 | Gross: $46.71M

A Vietnam Veteran Fighter pilot steals a soviet Stealth Fighter..!

38. '68 (1988)

R | 99 min | Drama

'68 covers exactly one year (January 1st through December 31st) in the lives of Zoltan Szabo and his family, Hungarian immigrants, working hard to make a life in San Francisco in 1968. The ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Kovacs | Stars: Eric Larson, Robert Locke, Neil Young, Terri Lynn Bradley

Votes: 53

Anti War Hippie protest

39. 1969 (1988)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

Director: Ernest Thompson | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 3,398 | Gross: $5.98M

Anti War

40. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

56 Metascore

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

Votes: 102,310 | Gross: $24.34M

Anti War and romance

41. Love and Honor (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

28 Metascore

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.

Director: Danny Mooney | Stars: Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, Austin Stowell

Votes: 8,643

A beautiful anti war love saga about 2 GI's going back to states from NAM. While one win's back the heart of his girlfriend then the other funny guy makes one and falls in love with her.

42. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,643,754 | Gross: $330.25M

A Comedy flashback about a story of a man and his lovelife during the turbulent time of the 60's & beyond.

43. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 32,669 | Gross: $15.28M

Anti War Hippie Protest

44. In Love and War (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

This movie is an account of US Navy Commander James Stockdale's 8 year imprisonment in North Vietnam. During his confinement in such camps as the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", Stockdale, among ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron | Stars: Jane Alexander, James Woods, Concetta Tomei, Richard McKenzie

Votes: 128

45. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War

In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,893

46. Faith of My Fathers (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.3