What are the top Vietnam War movies?

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For what it's worth, you must know that the Vietnam War had cost the United States 47, 000 lives in combat; Another 11, 000 non-combat deaths and over 150, 000 wounded Americans; The worst part is there are around 10, 000 people missing. The question here is never about who stood out victorious between the communist forces, comprising South Vietnamese guerrillas, North Vietnamese Army, and the anti-communist party that included the United States, alongside members of Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). It is whether or not the longest war which America had been part of is worth the thousands of lives the siege had claimed from both military factions. One thing is for sure, in observance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, this page is dedicated to honoring our men in khaki uniforms and baseball caps, emblazoned with pins and patches, who risked their lives in the bloody war from 1954 to 1975.

We can surely feel that the Vietnam War had made an impact even on the lives of ordinary citizens to a point where three different Vietnam wars were released in 1987. Hamburger Hill, Full Metal Jacket, and Good Morning, Vietnam landed on our list of the best Vietnam War movies of all time. A history buff can indulge in John Irvin's masterpiece Hamburger Hill (1987) if he is into a film that zeroes in on a single American platoon and the bloody mission they were involved in. Yet, as we look back on the arduous fight, it's never wrong to look at the silver lining of everything. Barry Levinson's Good Morning, Vietnam is a good dose of comedy-drama that earned its spot for the best Vietnam War films ever. Anyway, we don't wanna interfere in your pursuit to revisit some of the top historical films featuring the Vietnam War. Check out the list below and don't forget to salute them after watching.

  1. 1Hamburger Hill


    Hamburger Hill is a war film directed by John Irvin. Released in 1987, it's was based on the U.S. military's assault on the heavily fortified Ap Bia Mountain defended by North Vietnamese Army. It starred Don Cheadle and Dylan McDermott.

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  1. 2Rescue Dawn


    Directed and written by Werner Herzog himself, Rescue Dawn is a 2006 war, action, and biography film starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies. It follows the story of a US fighter pilot's struggle during the Vietnam War.

  2. 3Platoon


    Platoon is a drama-war film directed by Oliver Stone. This 1986 military movie starred Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Seen, focusing on the character of Chris Taylor. Taylor is an American who needs to fight his way in Vietnam.

  1. 4Full Metal Jacket


    Full Metal Jacket is a war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Released in 1987, the movie focuses on the life of a platoon of U.S. Marines going through their training. It starred Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

  2. 5Casualties of War


    Casualties of War is a military movie directed by Brian De Palma starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn in 1989. It was nominated at the Golden Globe for Best Original Score and Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing.

  3. 6Good Morning, Vietnam


    Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 drama comedy movie directed by Barry Levinson and written by Mitch Markowitz. The biography film stars Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, and Tung Thanh Tran.

  4. 7Apocalypse Now


    Apocalypse Now is a dramatic war motion picture that stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and premiered on May 19, 1979, in Cannes Film Festival.


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