FILMS ABOUT THE VIETNAM WAR

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
4.
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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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
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An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam. (121 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
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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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
13.
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
 
14.
Platoon Leader (1988)
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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 (97 mins.)
Director: Aaron Norris
 
15.
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
 
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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.)
 
17.
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
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To keep the loyalty of a village during the Vietnam war, a U.S. Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant. (107 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
18.
84C MoPic (1989)
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Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in... (95 mins.)
 
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
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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. (96 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
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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
 
23.
Path to War (2002 TV Movie)
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam. (165 mins.)
 
24.
Across the Universe (2007)
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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. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
25.
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
 
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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 Viet Nam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Strike Commando 2 (1988)
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Michael Ransom's Vietnam squad leader, Vic Jenkins, is captured by terrorists demanding ten million... (95 mins.)
Director: Vincent Dawn
 
28.
The American Way (1986)
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A group of Vietnam vets disturbs television programs from a B-29 airplane. They want to sabotage Mrs... (92 mins.)
 
29.
Limbo (1972)
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(112 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
30.
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
 
31.
Missing in Action (1984)
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Colonel James Braddock is an American officer who spent seven years in a North Vietnamese POW camp, then escaped 10 years ago... (101 mins.)
Director: Joseph Zito
 
32.
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Lance Hool
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
Hair (1979)
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Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. (121 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
36.
Jacknife (1989)
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A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes... (102 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
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The Visitors (1972)
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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when... (88 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
38.
The Big Chill (1983)
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A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends. (105 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
39.
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.)