Vietnam War and First Indochina War in Films including post-war trauma

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1.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
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The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it. (138 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
2.
Word of Honor (2003 TV Movie)
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Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre... (91 mins.)
 
3.
Platoon (1986)
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A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. (120 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
4.
Combat Shock (1984)
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A dangerously disturbed Vietnam veteran struggles with life 15 years after his return home, and slowly falls into insanity from his gritty urban lifestyle. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
6.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
7.
Hamburger Hill (1987)
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A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. (110 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
8.
Tour of Duty (1987 TV Series)
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The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War. (45 mins.)
 
9.
Gardens of Stone (1987)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
10.
The Hanoi Hilton (1987)
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A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison... (125 mins.)
Director: Lionel Chetwynd
 
11.
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)
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Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he... (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Becker
 
12.
Bat*21 (1988)
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During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues. (105 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
 
13.
China Beach (1988 TV Series)
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The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital. (120 mins.)
 
14.
Off Limits (1988)
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McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S... (102 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
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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. (145 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
17.
Casualties of War (1989)
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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. (113 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
 
18.
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
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A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong. (99 mins.)
 
19.
The Iron Triangle (1989)
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Based on the diary of an unknown Viet Cong soldier, this film provides a sympathetic look at a Viet... (91 mins.)
Director: Eric Weston
 
20.
84C MoPic (1989)
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The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. (95 mins.)
 
21.
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (1989)
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A man travels from China to Vietnam, on the brink of war with America, to retrieve his uncle and cousin but find complications when he falls in love with a female gangster with a dangerous ex. (105 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
22.
Air America (1990)
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A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos. (113 mins.)
 
23.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
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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. (136 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
24.
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
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Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death. (113 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
25.
Flight of the Intruder (1991)
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During the air war over Vietnam, a US Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi. (115 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
26.
White Badge (1992)
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South Korea, 1979. Han Kiju is an alcoholic novelist who has never recovered from his year long tour as a volunteer soldier in Vietnam... (124 mins.)
Director: Ji-yeong Jeong
 
27.
Heaven & Earth (1993)
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The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl... (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
28.
Firehawk (1993 Video)
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During a daring mission in Vietnam, a helicoptor squadron is downed. While the soldiers try to escape capture by the Viet Cong... (92 mins.)
 
29.
Dead Presidents (1995)
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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. (119 mins.)
 
30.
The War at Home (1996)
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Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father. (123 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
31.
A Bright Shining Lie (1998 TV Movie)
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True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
32.
Héroes de otra patria (1996)
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Deals with the lives of two soldiers from Puerto Rico enlisted to fight during the Vietnam conflict, relating the young soldiers' ambiguity about the war and the tragic consequences their plight holds for them, as well as their families. (80 mins.)
 
33.
Tigerland (2000)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
34.
Going Back (2001)
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A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences. (113 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
35.
R-Point (2004)
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point. (107 mins.)
Director: Kong Soo-chang
 
36.
Faith of My Fathers (2005 TV Movie)
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The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Base on the memoir of the same title. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Markle
 
37.
American Gangster (2006 TV Series)
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Follows the lives of American gangsters. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Journey from the Fall (2006)
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Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America. (135 mins.)
Director: Ham Tran
 
39.
Danger Close (????)
Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid...
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
40.
Birdy (1984)
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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird. (120 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
41.
Uncommon Valor (1983)
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Ten years after his son went MIA in Vietnam, U.S.Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in POW camps in Laos. (105 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
42.
Streamers (1983)
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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay. (118 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
43.
The Last Hunter (1980)
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During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him. (95 mins.)
 
44.
A Rumor of War (1980 Mini-Series)
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The memories of a US private in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses. (114 mins.)
 
45.
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
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In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Jeffrey
 
46.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
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During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
47.
Coming Home (1978)
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there. (127 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
48.
The Boys in Company C (1978)
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Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
49.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
50.
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
 
51.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
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Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
52.
Nam's Angels (1970)
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Hell's Angels vs. the Viet Cong! (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Starrett
 
53.
The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)
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A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply. (74 mins.)
Director: George McCowan
 
54.
The Green Berets (1968)
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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. (142 mins.)
 
55.
Alamo Bay (1985)
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A despondent Vietnam veteran in danger of losing his livelihood is pushed to the edge when he sees Vietnamese immigrants moving into the fishing industry in a Texas bay town. (98 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
56.
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
 
57.
The Quiet American (2002)
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An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman. (101 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
58.
Diên Biên Phú (1992)
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An American reporter finds himself in the middle of the 57-day battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam between the French army and the Vietminh... (125 mins.)
 
59.
Indochine (1992)
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This story is set in 1930, at the time when French colonial rule in Indochina is ending. A widowed French woman who works in the rubber fields... (159 mins.)
Director: Régis Wargnier
 
60.
The 317th Platoon (1965)
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In Vietnam, 1954, a French platoon isolated behind enemy lines tries to come back. It is led by the inexperienced, idealistic sous-lieutenant Torrens, and by adjutant Willsdorf, a WWII veteran of the Werhmacht. (100 mins.)
 
61.
The Quiet American (1958)
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A young naive American and a cynical older British diplomat disagree over politics in 1952 Vietnam and over a beautiful young native girl. (120 mins.)
 
62.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
63.
Purple Hearts (1984)
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In middle of the Vietnam war a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare. (116 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
64.
The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million "undesirable" civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
65.
Nixon (1995)
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A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame. (192 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
66.
Taxi Driver (1976)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
67.
Danger Close (????)
Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid...
Director: Kriv Stenders
 
68.
The White Silk Dress (2006)
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Wartime epic involving a poverty-stricken family who struggle to make ends meet, and the mother who does the unthinkable to provide her daughters with the traditional silk dresses required to attend school. (142 mins.)
Director: Luu Huynh