VIETNAM WAR DRAMA

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Genre - Movies on Combat Drama War Action. A List of War Drama and Documentary Movies on NAM. VIETNAM WAR A BLOODY CONFLICT IN SOUTH EAST ASIA (1964-75).

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1. 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: 357,358 | Gross: $138.53M

2. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

76 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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 623,190 | Gross: $46.36M

3. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 122,848 | Gross: $78.12M

4. 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: 289,289 | Gross: $48.98M

5. 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.

Directors: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray

Votes: 11,435 | Gross: $21.71M

6. 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

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff, Michael DeLorenzo

Votes: 1,445 | Gross: $1.35M

7. Casualties of War (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War

75 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly

Votes: 38,646 | Gross: $18.67M

8. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, 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: 560,272 | Gross: $83.47M

9. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

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

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 21,979 | Gross: $13.84M

10. First Blood (1982)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure

61 Metascore

A formidable but unstable 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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, Bill McKinney

Votes: 209,294 | Gross: $47.21M

11. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

47 Metascore

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.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 143,000 | Gross: $150.42M

12. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana

Votes: 118,109 | Gross: $123.92M

13. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

61 Metascore

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam 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: 11,458 | Gross: $32.65M

14. 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.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ken Wahl, Cheryl Ladd, Stephen Lee, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 719 | Gross: $2.08M

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.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Hiep Thi Le, Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Bussaro Sanruck

Votes: 12,496 | Gross: $5.86M

16. 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.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely

Votes: 2,345

17. 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.

Director: Terry George | Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey, Karina Logue

Votes: 1,331

18. 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.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,594 | Gross: $3.53M

19. 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 »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: John Lithgow, Ralph Macchio, Kerrie Keane, Reb Brown

Votes: 608 | Gross: $0.16M

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, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Votes: 91,268 | Gross: $70.00M

21. 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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 4,761 | Gross: $5.26M

22. Bat*21 (1988)

R | 105 min | Drama, War

58 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 7,449 | Gross: $3.97M

23. Uncommon Valor (1983)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

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.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

Votes: 8,364 | Gross: $30.50M

24. 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.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Chuck Norris, M. Emmet Walsh, David Tress, Lenore Kasdorf

Votes: 12,867 | Gross: $22.81M

25. 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.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Chuck Norris, Soon-Tek Oh, Steven Williams, Bennett Ohta

Votes: 7,055 | Gross: $10.80M

26. Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)

R | 101 min | Action, War

Braddock mounts a one-man assault to free his wife and son who are still being held in a Vietnam prison camp.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim

Votes: 5,317 | Gross: $6.19M

27. 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.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 20,042 | Gross: $1.46M

28. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, History, War

The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 2,390

29. Off Limits (I) (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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 »

Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $7.24M

30. A Rumor of War (1980– )

114 min | Biography, Drama, War

The memories of a US Marine lieutenant in Vietnam who slowly gets disillusioned as the war progresses.

Stars: Brad Davis, Keith Carradine, Michael O'Keefe, Richard Bradford

Votes: 278

31. 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 »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Don Johnson, Lisa Blount, Robert F. Lyons, John Archie

Votes: 174

32. Going Back (II) (2001)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Joseph Griffin

Votes: 612

33. 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 »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside, Colin Glazer

Votes: 538

34. Heroes (1977)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Val Avery

Votes: 1,527 | Gross: $33.50M

35. 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.

Stars: Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Votes: 3,554

36. 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 »

Director: Robert Ginty | Stars: Robert Ginty, Haing S. Ngor, Kieu Chinh, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 82

37. 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.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Lee Majors, Joey Heatherton, Jimmy Dean, Bobby Hatfield

Votes: 166

38. The Killing Fields (1984)

R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich, Julian Sands

Votes: 48,189 | Gross: $34.70M

39. The Hanoi Hilton (1987)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

32 Metascore

A drama focusing on the suffering, torture, and brutal treatment the American P.O.W.s had to deal with daily while in North Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison, the most infamous P.O.W. camp in Hanoi. ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Chetwynd | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Paul Le Mat, John Edwin Shaw, Ken Wright

Votes: 837 | Gross: $0.76M

40. My Lai Four (2010)

101 min | War

The reenactment of the brutal massacre in Mi Lai a village in South Vietnam perpetrated by American Military forces on 16th of March 1968.

Director: Paolo Bertola | Stars: Beau Ballinger, Yvette Yzon, Alvin Anson, Gianluca Baldari

Votes: 196

41. Faith of Our Fathers (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

20 Metascore

Two men embark on a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial guided by the letters their fathers wrote while serving in the war.

Director: Carey Scott | Stars: David A.R. White, Kevin Downes, Stephen Baldwin, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 553 | Gross: $0.99M

42. Ride the Thunder (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | History

A look at Vietnam from the perspectives of a U.S. Marine adviser, and a Vietnamese Marine who was left behind.

Director: Fred Koster | Stars: Eric St. John, Joseph Hieu, Pierre Nguyen, Steve Son Nguyen

Votes: 173

43. Jacknife (1989)

R | 102 min | Drama

A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister, with whom he lives, when she becomes romantically involved with the Army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kathy Baker, Ed Harris, Sloane Shelton

Votes: 5,174 | Gross: $2.05M

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.

Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,602 | Gross: $0.15M

45. The Exterminator (1980)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Votes: 4,593

46. Message from Nam (1993 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 175 min | Drama, Romance

Journalism Major Paxton Andrews loses the man she loves in the Vietnam War. Always having followed the beat of a different drum, she decides to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Jenny Robertson, Nick Mancuso, Ed Flanders, Ted Marcoux

Votes: 297

47. 1968 Tunnel Rats (2008)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama, War