Vietnam: Views from Home and the World

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2. A Phu and His Wife (1961)

73 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Loc Mai | Stars: Hoan Duc, Phuong Tran, Trinh Tuyet, Hoa Van

Votes: 16

3. Con chim vành khuyên (1962)

43 min | Short, Drama

Little Nga and her father earn their living by fishing on a riverbank. He father also carries a secret duty of transporting revolutionary cadres across the river to do their mission. Little... See full summary »

Directors: Van Thong Nguyen, Vu Tran | Stars: Lan Ngoc, Uyen To, Buu Tu, Thúy Vinh

Votes: 31

4. Far from Vietnam (1967)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, War

In seven different segments, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy and support for the North Vietnamese army during the Vietnam war.

Directors: Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Alain Resnais | Stars: Anne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon, Bernard Fresson, Maurice Garrel

Votes: 532

5. Hanoi, Tuesday 13th (1968)

Not Rated | 38 min | Short, Documentary

A short film which documents the lives of the people of Hanoi which took place on March 13.

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 139

6. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

A documentary chronicling the background to, and history of, the Vietnam War.

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,412

7. 17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (1968)

113 min | Documentary, War

During some months, the Dutch movie director Ivens and some North Vietnamese colleagues filmed the life of North Vietnamese peasants under the menace of heavy American bombardments. The result is an indictment of all forms of war.

Directors: Joris Ivens, Marceline Loridan Ivens

Votes: 99

8. 79 primaveras (1969)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Documentary

An agit-prop documentary marking the death of Vietnamese nationalist leader Ho Chí Minh, using found footage to link his work to worldwide political movements including the Cuban revolution and resistance within the USA to the Vietnam war.

Director: Santiago Álvarez

Votes: 379

9. World in Action (1963–1998)
Episode: The Quiet Mutiny (1970)

22 min | Documentary

Embedded documentary, shot on site during the Vietnam War, showing how young draftees are critical about that war.

Director: Charles Denton | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 45

10. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,901 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

61 Metascore

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

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 11,210 | Gross: $32.65M

12. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 283,735 | Gross: $48.98M

13. Do You Remember Vietnam (1978 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

John Pilger, after reporting the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, returns in 1978 to take a look at the Vietnam of three years later and along with David Munro made this documentary.

Director: David Munro | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 28

15. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 546,723 | Gross: $83.47M

16. Ashes and Embers (1982)

120 min | Drama

A troubled Vietnam veteran hoping to forget the war and reconnect with American life struggles with disillusionment, self-worth, and cynicism.

Director: Haile Gerima | Stars: John Anderson, Evelyn A. Blackwell, Norman Blalock, Kathy Flewellen

Votes: 92

17. When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)

95 min | Drama

Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Van Le, Luu Viet Bao Dang, Phu Cuong Lai, Huu Muoi Nguyen

Votes: 292

18. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

92 Metascore

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

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

Votes: 350,578 | Gross: $138.53M

20. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Votes: 89,810 | Gross: $70.00M

21. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

108 min | Documentary, History, Romance

Trinh T. Minh-ha combines archival footage, text, and interviews to paint portraits of Vietnamese women past and present. She explores the fiction of documentary and the truth of subjective experience and all their inherent contradictions.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 120

22. Rice People (1994)

125 min | Drama

In Cambodian refugee camps, when children are asked where rice comes from, they answer, "from UN lorries". They have never seen a rice field. One day, these children will have to learn to ... See full summary »

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Peng Phan, Mom Soth, Chhim Naline, Va Simorn

Votes: 244 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Cyclo (1995)

123 min | Crime, Drama

A young man who struggles through life by earning some money with his bicycle-taxi in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) gets contact to a group of criminals. They introduce him to the mafia-world ... See full summary »

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Le Van Loc, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 4,345 | Gross: $0.08M

24. Nostalgia for Countryland (1995)

116 min | Drama, Romance

The dynamics of a Vietnamese rural village change when an urban woman returns to the village she originally belonged to and begins a love triangle.

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Tat Binh, Van Le, Bich Ngoc, Ngoc Bao Ta

Votes: 94

25. Three Seasons (1999)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

An American in Ho Chi Minh City looks for a daughter he fathered during the war. He meets Woody, a child who's a street vendor, and when Woody's case of wares disappears, he thinks the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bui | Stars: Ngoc Hiep Nguyen, Ngoc Minh, Phat Trieu Hoang, Diem Kieu

Votes: 2,935 | Gross: $2.02M

26. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

With the brilliant Vietnamese summer as a setting Vertical Ray of the Sun is beautiful from beginning to end. The plot centres around three sisters, two of whom are happily married (or so ... See full summary »

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Nhu Quynh Nguyen, Khanh Le, Quang Hai Ngo

Votes: 3,378 | Gross: $0.46M

27. The Guava House (2000)

100 min | Drama

A middle-aged man whose emotional and mental development ended at adolescence becomes obsessed with a guava tree in the yard of his former childhood home. When he is arrested trying sneak ... See full summary »

Director: Dang Nhat Minh | Stars: Bài Bình Bui, Lan Huong Nguyen, Thu Thuy Pham, Thi Huong Thao Le

Votes: 91

28. The Buffalo Boy (2004)

102 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Set along the southern coast of Vietnam during the French occupation in the 1940s, water is everywhere, giving life and bringing decay and rot. Kim is 15; his father and step-mother have ... See full summary »

Director: Minh Nguyen-Vo | Stars: The Lu Le, Thi Kieu Trinh Nguyen, Huu Thanh Nguyen, Zan Sram Kra

Votes: 501

29. The White Silk Dress (2006)

142 min | Drama

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.

Director: Luu Huynh | Stars: Thien Tu Tran, Truong Ngoc Anh, Khanh Quoc Nguyen, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 429

30. Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass (2015)

103 min | Drama

Set in the countryside village of Vietnam, Yellow Flowers on the Green grass is a touching tale of innocent love, friendships and brotherhood.

Director: Victor Vu | Stars: Thinh Vinh, Khang Trong, Lam Thanh My, My Anh

Votes: 945

31. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 11,321



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