Best Vietnam War Movies

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1Apocalypse Now

Not only the best Vietnam War movie ever made, but also one of the greatest movies ever. It really captures the sheer madness and insanity (and horror) of the war. - Doom

Apocalypse Now give an on sight on the traumatizing effects of Americas most Night Marish war - roblist

2Platoon

I used to know someone in college who was a Vietnam war veteran that suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. He always said that Platoon was the movie that most closely represented the war and what life was like there. - jfausti

the most realistic, the bigger issues. deer hunter is really close and fmj is also great though

The most realistic Vietnam War ever - westofohio

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3Full Metal Jacket

Because instead of the focus being on the squabbling between fellow soldiers and clashing ideas, it focuses on the war itself. - Deckard

What can you say? A masterpiece!

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4We Were Soldiers

This is the most realistic, entertaining, informative and educational Vietnam movie on the list. Being a soldier from that time frame I was extremely impressed.

5The Deer Hunter
6Forrest Gump

Captures not just the war but the period itself and everything that was going on in the U.S. as well as in the war. The entire movie is phenomenal, a masterpiece. Also dealt with he aftermath. - davidthenurse

7Journey From the Fall
8Casualties of War
9Good Morning, Vietnam
10Hamburger Hill

The Contenders

11Born on the Fourth of July
12The Green Berets

Of all the top ten Vietnam war movie websites I have checked there was not one that listed this film. I may be wrong but I believe it was one of the first made. I enjoy this movie a lot even though I am not in the least a fan of John Wayne.

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