Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now (1979)

In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate a renegade Colonel.

10/10

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Writer: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr

Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

9/10

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Eric Roth

Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise

Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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.

9/10

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Michael Herr, Stanley Kubrick, Gustav Hasford

Stars: Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter (1978)

In 1968, Michael, Nick and Steven, lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip....

9/10

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Deric Washburn

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage

JFK
JFK (1991)

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

8/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar

Stars: Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman

Platoon
Platoon (1986)

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

8/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Oliver Stone

Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

The Last Full Measure (2020)

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

7.5/10

Director: Todd Robinson

Writer: Todd Robinson

Stars: Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt

Coming Home
Coming Home (1978)

A woman whose husband is fighting in Viet Nam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

7.5/10

Director: Hal Ashby

Writer: Waldo Salt, Robert C. Jones

Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern

Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

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.

7/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers (2002)

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

6.5/10

Director: Randall Wallace

Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars: Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe

Tigerland
Tigerland (2000)

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

6.5/10

Director: Joel Schumacher

Writer: Ross Klavan, Michael McGruther

Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr

Hamburger Hill
Hamburger Hill (1987)

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.


Director: John Irvin

Writer: James Carabatsos

Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle