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1. 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 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

Votes: 482,661 | Gross: $46.36M

2. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi, War

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 220,900 | Gross: $54.70M

3. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

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

Votes: 143,134 | Gross: $62.65M

4. An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend.

Writer: Douglas Day Stewart | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Robert Loggia

Votes: 37,963 | Gross: $129.80M

5. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

6.7
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A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 78,524 | Gross: $69.47M

6. Major Payne (1995)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no ... See full summary »

Writers: Joe Connelly, Bob Mosher, William Roberts, Richard Alan Simmons, Dean Lorey, Damon Wayans, Gary Rosen | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Scott Bigelow, Joseph Blaire

Votes: 21,917 | Gross: $29.41M

7. Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)

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

4.3
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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

Votes: 3,296

8. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

6.1
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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

Votes: 18,061 | Gross: $69.80M

9. In the Army Now (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, War

4.8
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Two misguided youths join the reserves to make some money for their entrepreneurial dreams. No sooner than they finish basic training are they called up to do their part to save the free world.

Writers: Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, Robbie Fox, Ken Kaufman, Stu Krieger, Daniel Petrie Jr., Fax Bahr, Adam Small | Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Pauly Shore, Lori Petty, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier

Votes: 9,869 | Gross: $28.86M

10. Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

Votes: 12,053 | Gross: $43.18M

11. The Tribe (1970 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 556

12. First Time Felon (1997 TV Movie)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.9
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Inspired by the true story of Greg Yance. In the film, Yance (Epps) is a hood who goes to jail for possession of drugs. He is given a choice: 5 years in jail or a couple of months in boot ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel Therriault | Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Omar Epps, Delroy Lindo, Rachel Ticotin, Anthony 'Treach' Criss

Votes: 1,038

13. The D.I. (1957)

106 min | Drama

7.5
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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

Votes: 691

14. Stateside (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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35 Metascore

The film follows a rebellious teenager on leave from the Marines who falls in love with a female musician. The relationship is threatened when she develops a mental illness...

Writer: Reverge Anselmo | Director: Reverge Anselmo | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Rachael Leigh Cook, Agnes Bruckner, Val Kilmer

Votes: 1,711 | Gross: $0.17M

15. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

88 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Writers: W.S. LeFrançois, Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Hoffman | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 990

16. Semper Fi (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Action

5.2
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Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Uhls | Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Steve Burton, Vicellous Shannon, Alex Burns

Votes: 411

17. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Not Rated | 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

Votes: 654

18. First to Fight (1967)

92 min | Drama, War

6.0
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In WW2, highly decorated Marine Sgt. Jack Connell comes home to the USA from the Pacific War and trains recruits for the army until his fighting spirit prods him to request a return to active duty on the front lines.

Writer: Gene L. Coon | Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Chad Everett, Marilyn Devin, Dean Jagger, Bobby Troup

Votes: 183

19. Prahaar: The Final Attack (1991)

166 min | Drama, Thriller, Action

8.0
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Prahaar is the story of Major Chavan, a tough and stern soldier, trained to destroy the enemy. He can see the enemy on our borders but is unaware of the invisible enemy within ourselves. ... See full summary »

Writers: Hriday Lani, Nana Patekar, Sujit Sen | Director: Nana Patekar | Stars: Makrand Deshpande, Madhuri Dixit, Gautam Joglekar, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 1,432

20. Crazylegs (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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The story of the life and career of football star Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch (who plays himself).

Writer: Hall Bartlett | Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, Lloyd Nolan, Joan Vohs, James Millican

Votes: 29

21. Gay Army (2006– )

60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

6.3
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Scandinavian reality show featuring 9 gay contestants entering a military-style training program.

Stars: Tony Rosenbum, Tom Andersson, Runar Skoie Grøndahl, William André Duus Hansen

Votes: 44

22. Basic Training (1971)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 123

23. Asboobs: Asal bobo (2003)

Comedy, War

6.1
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Writer: Edgar Ilao | Director: Danilo Cabreira | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Jeffrey Quizon, Paolo Contis, Vhong Navarro

Votes: 12

24. On the Line (2007)

55 min | Documentary

6.6
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An act of civil disobedience at America's largest ongoing protest brings graduate student Brian DeRouen face-to-face with the pressing constitutional issues of today. His non-violent action... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Glenn, Jason A. Schmidt | Stars: Roy Bourgeois, Brian DeRouen, John Perkins, Helen Prejean

Votes: 22

26. Fall In (1942)

45 min | Comedy

5.7
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Captain Gillis (Frank Faylen) puts Sergeant "Dodo" Doubleday (William Tracy), because of his photographic memory, on a candidates list for Officer's Training School ahead of Sergeant ... See full summary »

Writers: Eugene Conrad, Edward E. Seabrook | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Robert Barrat, Jean Porter

Votes: 48

27. Donald Gets Drafted (1942)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.9
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Donald Fauntleroy Duck gets his draft notice and goes in, past all the amazingly enticing recruiting posters, to sign up. First he has to pass the physical. Despite his flat feet, he makes ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Billy Bletcher, John McLeish, Clarence Nash

Votes: 473

28. High School Boot Camp (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: David Burdge, Anthony Capparelli, Grace Childs, Nathaniel Demps

Votes: 35

29. Screen Snapshots Series 23, No. 1: Hollywood in Uniform (1943)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

5.4
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Several prominent actors are seen in their new roles as WWII military officers and enlisted men. Highlights include Robert Stack (a former amateur skeet shooting champion) displaying his ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Eddie Albert, Desi Arnaz, Gene Autry, Art Baker

Votes: 18

30. Toumei na kisetsu (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

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Writers: Tatsuo Kaji, Eizaburo Shiba | Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Makoto Ashikawa, Shôki Fukae, Renji Ishibashi, Shigeru Izumiya

31. Back to the Basics: Fitness Program (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 50 min | Reality-TV, Sport

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See first hand, in the comfort of your own home, what makes Basic Training Boot Camp Fitness Program special.

Director: Nicholas Acosta | Stars: Rodney D. Carson, Michael W. Nichols

32. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Carrot or Stick (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A teenage military trainee at a juvenile offender training camp suffers peculiar symptoms after enduring an intense training course, and mysteriously, his drill sergeant is soon admitted ... See full summary »

Creator: David Shore | Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 919

33. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Ricochet (1961)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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An army sergeant blames himself for causing a rookie's death during training.

Writer: Adrian Spies | Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Dick Powell, Van Heflin, John Doucette, John Alderman

34. The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
Episode: The Proud and the Angry (1963)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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Rice is tasked with infiltrating a training platoon and investigate claims of cruelty against the commanding officer. What he discovers is a much more complex situation, that could turn deadly at any moment.

Creator: Gene Roddenberry | Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Gary Lockwood, Rip Torn, Richard Rust, Miranda Jones

Votes: 11