VIETNAM WAR FILMSby samnigam20 | created - 01 Jan 2014 | updated - 22 Jun 2017 | Public
A List of Bad Ass War, Action, Drama and Documentary Movies on NAM. VIETNAM WAR A BLOODY CONFLICT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA (1964-75). IT WAS A SAVAGE WAR FOUGHT IN AN UNEASY COLD WAR TIME. 1960s & 70s WERE TURBULENT TIMES FOR AMERICA. PEOPLE DIDN'T TRUST THEIR LEADERS - ESP PRESIDENT JOHNSON & NIXON. IT WAS A CONFLICT NOBODY IN AMERICA WANTS TO REMEMBER.
A BLOODY PAINFUL WAR FOUGHT IN DENSE JUNGLES, BUSHES, CHOPPER MISSIONS, CU CHI TUNNELS, BOMBING MISSIONS FROM AIR, DOGFIGHTS, AGENT ORANGE, TORTURE CHAMBERS& DEADLY BOOBY TRAPS etc.
THIS FORGOTTEN COLD WAR CONFLICT WAS THE MOST BLOODY GUT WRENCHING HORRIBLE CONFLICT IN HUMAN HISTORY AFTER WWII. KOREA WAS NOTHING WHEN COMPARED. THERE WERE MANY HEROICS BY THE US ARMY & SPECIAL FORCES BUT WAR WAS LOST & WAR EFFORT FORGOTTEN. VIETNAM WAR WAS A LOST CAUSE THAT DENTED AMERICAS IMAGE ABROAD. WAR STORIES UNTOLD TILL TODAY. THE VETS WHO FOUGHT IN NAM HAD HAUNTING NIGHTMARES ABOUT THE WAR IN THE LATER YEARS.
ONLY FEW WHO SERVED THERE BECAME CRAZY. SOME WERE JOBLESS, SOME FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST IN SOCIETY, SOME FACED WAR PROTESTS FROM CIVILIANS & HIPPIES ALIKE. MANY SUFFERED FROM PTSD & BLOODY MEMORIES OF WAR IN VIETNAM AS AMERICA LOST THE WAR.
Parties to conflict
USA AUSTRALIA SOUTH KOREA
NORTH VIETNAM LAOS CAMBODIA Indirect involvement - CHINA, SOVIET UNION, CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
War is hell!
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2. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 552,481 | Gross: $83.47M
3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 613,695 | Gross: $46.36M
4. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 285,679 | Gross: $48.98M
5. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 121,715 | Gross: $78.12M
6. The Green Berets (1968)
G | 142 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 11,339 | Gross: $21.71M
7. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 38,261 | Gross: $18.67M
8. Hamburger Hill (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
Votes: 21,637 | Gross: $13.84M
Anti War and Action
9. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 116,903 | Gross: $123.92M
10. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure
A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.
Votes: 203,829 | Gross: $47.21M
11. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 139,223 | Gross: $150.42M
12. Coming Home (1978)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.
Votes: 11,291 | Gross: $32.65M
A beautiful anti war movie showcasing love triangle between a serving officer in Vietnam and his wife's affair with another Vietnam Vet soldier who is shaken to the core when he was wounded in battle in the Jungles of South Vietnam
13. Welcome Home (1989)
R | 96 min | Drama
Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?
Votes: 291 | Gross: $1.03M
A realistic movie about Vietnam Vet's (an ex US Air force fighter pilot) return from Cambodia 17 years after the war and his reunion with his long lost love, his son and father.
14. Tigerland (2000)
R | 101 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 36,381 | Gross: $0.14M
15. Heaven & Earth (1993)
R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Vietnam War, a Vietnamese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.
Votes: 12,384 | Gross: $5.86M
A must see for all Vietnam war movie fans
16. The Boys in Company C (1978)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.
17. Purple Hearts (1984)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
In middle of the Vietnam War, a Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Votes: 714 | Gross: $2.08M
Love story of a Army Doctor and his girlfriend Nurse during Vietnam War.
18. The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
A tough sergeant and his sidekick roll into a demoralized firebase and proceed to rebuild morale and fortifications in advance of the climactic battle with the VietCong.
Fight n combat against VC n NVA
19. The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
Unrated | 92 min | Action, Comedy, War
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
20. Tour of Duty (1987–1990)
TV-14 | 47 min | Action, Drama, War
The trials of a U.S. Army platoon serving in the field during the Vietnam War.
Best Vietnam War Combat Mini Series about a group of soldier grunts who became best pals during combat patrols and difficult search & destroy missions during the War. A must see 2 thumbs up...!
21. A Bright Shining Lie (1998 TV Movie)
R | 118 min | Drama, War
True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.
Harsh reality Lies and untold truth about an unwinnable Conflict in South East Asia known as the Vietnam War.
22. In Country (1989)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War
A young girl whose father died in the Vietnam War becomes determined to find out more about him and his experiences.
Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $3.53M
Story about an emotional Vietnam Vet and a girl whose father died in Vietnam when she wasn't born
23. Distant Thunder (1988)
R | 114 min | Drama
A troubled Vietnam war vet deserts his wife and child shortly after he returns from the war. He returns after 10 years, where he's been living like an animal in the forest. He finds himself... See full summary »
Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.16M
Story about a disturbed Vietnam Vet and his relationship with his son.
24. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 90,401 | Gross: $70.00M
True war story of Vietnam Vet Ron Kovik from boyhood to joining the US Marines during the Vietnam War and tragic ending with his disillusionment and hatred for the War that America lost and forgot.
25. Gardens of Stone (1987)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War
A Sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Viet Nam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old Army buddy.
Votes: 4,702 | Gross: $5.26M
An emotional romantic tale about a WWII Vet Army drill instructor (James Caan) who trains men to go and fight in Vietnam. But his life changes when he witnesses dead young men coming home wrapped in US flag getting buried in War Cemetary. The sad events shake his feelings about the war. Gardens of Stone is a moving tragic anti war drama that'll touch your heart. Its about the soldiers and their families who get torn apart and impacted by the horrors of Vietnam War.
26. Bat*21 (1988)
R | 105 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.
Votes: 7,371 | Gross: $3.97M
True war story of Lt. Col Iceal Hambleton of USAF Intelligence unit during the Vietnam War.
27. Vietnam, Texas (1990)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A priest learns that he fathered a child during his tour of duty in Vietnam and that the mother and child has relocated to Houston, Texas in the Little Saigon quarters. Searching for them, ... See full summary »
28. The Ballad of Andy Crocker (1969 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 74 min | Drama
A returning Vietnam veteran finds out that while he was gone his girlfriend has been forced into marrying someone else, his small business is in ruins, and that those he once thought were his friends are in short supply.
29. Uncommon Valor (1983)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.
Votes: 8,256 | Gross: $30.50M
30. Missing in Action (1984)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.
Votes: 12,709 | Gross: $22.81M
31. Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 6,977 | Gross: $10.80M
33. Birdy (1984)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.
Votes: 19,839 | Gross: $1.46M
Story of 2 Vietnam Vet buddies who survived after fighting in Vietnam. Movie starts with flashbacks of civilian life and their flirts with girlfriends. 1 friend becomes sick crazy and mad thinking himself to be a bird. In reality being mentally ill from the wounds received in combat but surviving and coming home from the front she'll shocked suffers from PTSD while the other tries to treat him and return his life back to normal.
34. Blind Fury (1989)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Votes: 12,938 | Gross: $2.69M
Action movie of a blind wounded Vietnam Vet who avenges the death of his soldier buddy's wife and protects his son from a bunch of thugs and gangsters who want to harm them.
35. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Votes: 47,801 | Gross: $34.70M
True story about the friendship of an American and a South Vietnamese journalist covering the fall of Saigon in 1975 to the after effects of Vietnam War ending with cruel attrocities of Pol Pot the Leader of Khmer Rouge who comitted crimes against innocent Cambodians.
36. Heroes (1977)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.
Votes: 1,512 | Gross: $33.50M
Romantic tale about 2 lovers. 1 a Vietnam Vet who fought in Vietnam while the other a Co. employee and an ex hippie who demonstrated against the war. All in all an unusual comical but emotional love story b/w two complete strangers who fall in love sharing their stories and troubled past which develops a bond and sympathy for each other while facing the world around them travelling to reach their respective destinations ending with trauma and flashbacks of Vietnam War
37. Off Limits (1988)
R | 102 min | Action, Thriller, War
McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »
Votes: 2,395 | Gross: $7.24M
38. Platoon Leader (1988)
R | 97 min | War, Drama
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
Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $1.35M
40. Cease Fire (1985)
R | 97 min | Drama
Tim Murphy is a Vietnam Vet. When he loses his job he starts to relive all the pain and horror of his time in Vietnam. The stresses and strains nearly destroy his marriage and his family. ... See full summary »
41. A Case of Honor (1989)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Drama, War
Filipino actor Eddie Romero directs this arresting drama set during the Vietnam War. A handful of prisoners escape their captors but have to make their way through the thicket of the Vietnamese jungle.
43. The Veteran (2006 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama, War
Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is ... See full summary »
44. 84C MoPic (1989)
R | 95 min | Drama, War
The title refers to the U.S. Army's former "MOS" (job code) for a combat cameraman. The story follows a unit of American G.I.s in Vietnam, all with different backgrounds and motives for being there, through the lens of his camera.
Votes: 1,590 | Gross: $0.15M
45. The War at Home (1996)
R | 123 min | Drama
Haunted by his experiences in the Vietnam War, a young man returns home and has trouble adjusting back to civilian life, his family and his stern father.
Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $0.04M
47. The Walking Dead (1995)
R | 88 min | Drama, War