Most Popular U.s. Soldier Movies and TV Shows
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2. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,643,438 | Gross: $330.25M
3. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
Votes: 377,397 | Gross: $67.21M
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,131,574 | Gross: $216.54M
5. Hunter Killer (2018)
R | 122 min | Action, Thriller
An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Votes: 39,403 | Gross: $15.77M
7. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 295,874 | Gross: $198.54M
8. The Master (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Votes: 134,205 | Gross: $16.38M
9. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 529,029 | Gross: $100.55M
10. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 215,535 | Gross: $119.52M
11. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 343,755 | Gross: $108.64M
13. Man of Steel (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure
Clark Kent is an alien who as a child was evacuated from his dying world and came to Earth, living as a normal human. But when survivors of his alien home invade Earth, he must reveal himself to the world.
Votes: 654,928 | Gross: $291.05M
14. American Sniper (2014)
R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
Votes: 407,323 | Gross: $350.13M
15. Idiocracy (2006)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Votes: 134,245 | Gross: $0.44M
16. Hostiles (2017)
R | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
In 1892, a legendary Army Captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
Votes: 56,463 | Gross: $29.82M
17. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 311,867 | Gross: $102.61M
18. 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: 288,204 | Gross: $48.98M
19. 12 Strong (2018)
R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History
12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.
Votes: 52,971 | Gross: $45.50M
21. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 406,481 | Gross: $36.76M
22. The Post (2017)
PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
Votes: 111,805 | Gross: $81.90M
24. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Crime
Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.
25. Black Snake Moan (2006)
R | 116 min | Drama, Music
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
Votes: 58,797 | Gross: $9.40M
26. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Votes: 457,427 | Gross: $54.71M
28. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.
Votes: 45,355 | Gross: $12.80M
30. Detroit (2017)
R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History
Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.
Votes: 41,814 | Gross: $16.79M
34. Fences (2016)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
Votes: 88,773 | Gross: $57.64M
37. Out of the Furnace (2013)
R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.
Votes: 100,053 | Gross: $11.33M
38. Jarhead (2005)
R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.
Votes: 163,385 | Gross: $62.66M
39. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.
Votes: 19,420 | Gross: $1.72M
40. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Votes: 68,882 | Gross: $22.52M
41. The Last Picture Show (1971)
R | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Votes: 38,434 | Gross: $29.13M
43. Fair Game (I) (2010)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
Votes: 44,235 | Gross: $9.53M
44. Thank You for Your Service (I) (2017)
R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, War
A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
Votes: 10,435 | Gross: $9.47M
45. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 29,586 | Gross: $50.01M
46. Crimson Tide (1995)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.
Votes: 94,696 | Gross: $91.40M
47. Windtalkers (2002)
R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
Votes: 62,801 | Gross: $40.91M
48. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
Votes: 147,403 | Gross: $13.76M
49. The Monuments Men (2014)
PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
Votes: 118,675 | Gross: $78.03M
50. Rio Grande (1950)
Passed | 105 min | Romance, Western
A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.