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1. American Sniper (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Writers: Jason Hall, Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, James Defelice | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

2. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

8.3
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78 Metascore

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.

Writers: Gustav Hasford, Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

3. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Writers: Gavin Hood, Orson Scott Card | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

4. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Writers: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

5. Across the Universe (2007)

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

7.5
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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.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

6. Stripes (1981)

R | 106 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

Writers: Len Blum, Daniel Goldberg, Harold Ramis | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates

7. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Writers: Danielle Alexandra, David Twohy | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

8. North and South (1985 TV Mini-Series)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Creator: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

9. The Hunted (2003)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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40 Metascore

An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Writers: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Art Monterastelli | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson

10. Renaissance Man (1994)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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44 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck businessman desperately takes the only job offered - a teacher in the U.S. Army. His mission: keep a ragtag bunch of underachieving misfits from flunking out of basic ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Burnstein | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Ed Begley Jr.

11. Tigerland (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, War

7.0
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55 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

12. Major Movie Star (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.2
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When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

Writers: April Blair, Kelly Bowe | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Guttenberg, Aimee Garcia

13. All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Paul Monash, Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Ian Holm

14. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

15. The Wild Geese (1978)

R | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African president from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.

Writers: Reginald Rose, Daniel Carney | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger

16. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 383 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Writers: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli | Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

17. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »

Writers: Sheldon Lettich, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rebecca Morrison | Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

18. No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy

7.7
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Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy -- no one more than Sgt. King.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Ira Levin, Mac Hyman | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton

19. The Boys in Company C (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Follows a group of men as they prepare for the Vietnam war and their eventual tour of Vietnam.

Writers: Rick Natkin, Sidney J. Furie | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck

20. Baby Blue Marine (1976)

PG | 90 min | Drama

5.9
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A young man joins the Marines during WWII but fails to meet qualifications so is washed out and sent home in a light blue uniform which apparently indicates his status. He meets a real war ... See full summary »

Writer: Stanford Whitmore | Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Katherine Helmond, Dana Elcar

21. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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88 Metascore

During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Writers: Christopher Hudson, Stuart Cooper | Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

22. The Fighting 69th (1940)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr., Dean Riesner | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

23. The Way Ahead (1944)

91 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Ambler, Peter Ustinov | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

24. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.1
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

25. Tribes (1970 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama

7.6
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A Marine Corps drill instructor who is disgusted by the fact that the Corps now accepts draftees finds himself pitted against a hippie who has been drafted but refuses to accept the military's way of doing things.

Writers: Tracy Keenan Wynn, Marvin Schwartz | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Gruber

26. The D.I. (1957)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. ... See full summary »

Writer: James Lee Barrett | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Don Dubbins, Jackie Loughery, Lin McCarthy

27. Lakshya (2004)

186 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Writers: Javed Akhtar, Karan Kashyap | Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri

28. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Walter Roeber Schmidt, Gil Doud | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

29. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, War

6.2
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Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as a hard-nosed drill instructor to new Army recruits at Fort Bliss, Texas. But is he really the man he is often described as?... See full summary »

Writer: Millard Kaufman | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart, Carleton Carpenter

30. Soldier Girls (1981)

87 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about women's basic training in Fort Georgia.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Gregory Abing, Clara Alves, Jackie Hall, Joann Johnson

31. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Stanley Windrush has to interrupt his university education when he is called up towards the end of the war. He quickly proves himself not to be officer material. This leads him to meets up ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Hackney, Frank Harvey, John Boulting | Director: John Boulting | Stars: Dennis Price, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Jones

32. Never Wave at a WAC (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A divorced socialite decides to join the Army because she hopes it will enable her to see more of her boyfriend, a Colonel. She soon encounters many difficulties with the Army lifestyle. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Englund, Frederick Kohner, Frederick Brady | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching

33. Mutiny (1999 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Fact-based story about 300 predominantly black sailors who were killed on July 17, 1944 while loading munitions on a ship in San Francisco. Three weeks later, 50 survivors were ... See full summary »

Writer: James S. Henerson | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Michael Jai White, Duane Martin, David Ramsey, Matthew Glave

34. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Writers: Sy Gomberg, Richard Sale, Mary Loos | Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

35. I Want You (1951)

Passed | 102 min | Drama

6.7
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In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription.

Writers: Irwin Shaw, Edward Newhouse | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire, Farley Granger, Peggy Dow

36. The Bugle Sounds (1942)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Kimble, Cyril Hume | Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, George Bancroft

37. Keep Your Powder Dry (1945)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A disparate group of women try to adjust to their new lives after enlisting in the Womens Army Corps.

Writers: Mary C. McCall Jr., George Bruce | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Lana Turner, Laraine Day, Susan Peters, Agnes Moorehead

38. Phantom Raiders (1988)

90 min | Action

4.4
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Deep within the steaming tropical jungles of Vietnam is a Viet Cong terrorist training camp, run by an ex-Green Beret... See full synopsis »

Writers: Timothy Jorge, Sonny Sanders | Directors: Dan Harvey, Sonny Sanders | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Mike Monty, Kenneth Peerless, Anthony East

39. Basic Training (1971)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Frederick Wiseman

40. Parachute Battalion (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In this pre-Pearl Harbor recruiting poster, colonel's estranged son Bill Burke, football hero Donald Morse, and hillbilly Jeff Hollis enlist in the paratroopers. Their training at Fort ... See full summary »

Writers: John Twist, Hugh Fite | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Robert Preston, Nancy Kelly, Edmond O'Brien, Harry Carey

41. La désintégration (2011)

78 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: Philippe Faucon, Eric Nebot, Mohamed Sifaoui | Director: Philippe Faucon | Stars: Rashid Debbouze, Yassine Azzouz, Ymanol Perset, Mohamed Nachit

42. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B' (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Hot Breath Harry is a hot trumpeter at a jazz club. He finds himself drafted into the Army, where he's assigned to be the bugler of an African-American company. But everyone hates the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hardaway, Lowell Elliot | Director: Walter Lantz

43. The Adventures of a Rookie (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

4.6
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Two bumbling GIs manage to get themselves invited to a dinner party at a boarding house "for women only". When the cook comes down with scarlet fever, the authorities quarantine the house ... See full summary »

Writers: William Bowers, M. Coates Webster, Edward James | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Richard Martin, Erford Gage

44. The Tanks Are Coming (1941)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

5.6
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Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.

Writer: Owen Crump | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: George Tobias, Richard Travis, Gig Young, Frank Wilcox

45. Anybody's Son Will Do (1983)

57 min | Documentary

7.9
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An exploration of the nature of military basic training and its psychological component.

Writer: Gwynne Dyer | Director: Paul Cowan | Star: Gwynne Dyer

46. Tironoot (1998–2001)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Basic training (in Hebrew: "tiroonot") in the Israeli Army's Giv'ati infantry brigade brings together all kinds of people, from a wide variety of backgrounds, as well as some problems.

Creators: Benny Barbash, Uri Barbash | Stars: Aki Avni, Golan Azulai, Shmil Ben Ari, Shachar Bar

47. Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Biography, War

5.7
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Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »

Writer: Edwin Gilbert | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Hewitt T. Wheless, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hubert R. Harmon

48. Paratroopers (1980)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Not everyone is born to be a soldier. Not even in Israel, where universal conscription is the tradition. This movie is about a Sad Sack in the Israeli army, incompetent to complete training... See full summary »

Writer: Judd Ne'eman | Director: Judd Ne'eman | Stars: Gidi Gov, Moni Moshonov, Doval'e Glickman, Ezra Kafri

49. His First Command (1929)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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A playboy is in love with a woman and enters the army thinking it will improve his chances with her.

Writers: Jack Jungmeyer, James Gleason, Gregory La Cava | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Sebastian, Gavin Gordon, Helen Parrish

50. Company Jasmine (2001)

55 min | Documentary

8.5
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A groundbreaking documentary about Israeli women ready to take command in the Israeli army.

Writer: Yael Katzir | Director: Yael Katzir | Stars: Efrat, Noa, Rotem, Sivan