Great Coming Home from the War Films

Movies dealing with Post Combat stress and the readjustment to society.
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1.
Jacknife (1989)
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A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she... (102 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
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First Blood (1982)
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Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
3.
Heroes (1977)
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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 find out what became of the other men in his unit. (112 mins.)
 
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (153 mins.)
 
5.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (170 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Academy award for best Picture and well deserved. ” - RebelYell_659
 
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Distant Thunder (1988)
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A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years... (114 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
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The Deer Hunter (1978)
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An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
 
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For Queen & Country (1988)
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A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty. (105 mins.)
Director: Martin Stellman