11 Movies That Tell The Gruesome Story Of The Vietnam War

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Best Vietnam War Movies

 

Best Vietnam War Movies – Vietnam was an iconic War that inspired some incredible movies.

While compiling this list, we’re looking for movies with excellent stories, acting and special effects, where the action and the story gravitate around the country of Vietnam.

Movies like Forest Gump or Dead Presidents that contain small scenes or flashbacks, unfortunately, won’t make the cut.

 

This list of the Vietnam War Movies represents the brutality of war as experienced by American Soldiers. Now, this list can be easily edited. So if you don’t see your favorite Vietnam War Film amongst those on the list, simply leave a comment below.

In Vietnam in 1970, Captain Willard takes a perilous and increasingly hallucinatory journey upriver to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz, a once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad. In the company of a Navy patrol boat filled with street-smart kids, a surfing-obsessed Air Cavalry officer, and a crazed freelance photographer, Willard travels further and further into the heart of darkness.

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Stanley Kubrick’s take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis, quickly christened “Joker” by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant, and pudgy Private Lawrence, nicknamed “Gomer Pyle,” as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering — and eventually participating in — the bloody Battle of Hué.

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Chris Taylor leaves his school to enlist in the Army to serve in Vietnam in 1967. Once he’s on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes, who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias, who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy.

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In the mid-1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don’t understand what he went through, Kovic becomes an impassioned critic of the war.

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Over the course of 10 days in May 1969, an infantry squad led by Lt. Frantz and composed of both seasoned troops and new recruits, attempts to take a hill during the Vietnam War. In between attacks, the squad members deal with the other psychological stresses of the war, including the effect on morale of the antiwar movement back home and flashes of racial hostility between white and African-American soldiers, all mediated by the cool-headed medic, Doc

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During the Vietnam War, Dieter Dengler, a U.S. fighter pilot, is shot down over Laos and taken captive by enemy soldiers. Interned in a POW camp, Dengler, and his fellow prisoners endure torture, hunger, and illness while they await their chance to escape.

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Private Max Eriksson is stationed in Vietnam under Sergeant Tony Meserve. Though Meserve saves Eriksson’s life during a heated battle, the two men clash when the callous Sergeant orders the abduction of Than Thi Oanh, a young Vietnamese woman, to be used as a sex slave. When Eriksson refuses to take part in the rape of Oanh, tensions between him, Meserve and the rest of the squad heat up and finally explode during a firefight with Viet Cong troops.

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Based on the best-selling book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and journalist Joseph L. Galloway, this compelling war drama depicts the true story of the first major battle between the United States and North Vietnamese forces. It is a film about uncommon valor and nobility under fire, loyalty among soldiers, and the heroism and sacrifice of men and women both home and abroad.

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A cynical reporter who is opposed to the Vietnam War is sent to cover the conflict and assigned to tag along with a group of Green Berets. Led by the tough-as-nails Col. Mike Kirby, the team is given a top-secret mission to sneak behind enemy lines and kidnap an important Viet Cong commander. Along the way, the reporter learns to respect why America is involved in the war and helps to save the life of a war orphan whose life has been destroyed by the conflict.

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Did we miss any? If you’d like to contribute to the list, feel free to leave your recommendation in the comments below.

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