20 Movies Like Apocalypse Now

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Platoon

Platoon
Platoon
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 92/100
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Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 24 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Oliver Stone
Actors: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe
Language: English, Vietnamese
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Platoon” is a war film that follows a young soldier’s journey as he is thrown into the brutal realities of the Vietnam War, exploring the moral and psychological challenges faced by soldiers in a divided and chaotic environment. The movie depicts the internal conflicts and camaraderie within a platoon, highlighting the devastating impact of war on individuals and the collective human spirit.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket
Full Metal Jacket
Internet Movie Database: 8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 8 wins & 15 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford
Actors: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
Language: English, Vietnamese
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Full Metal Jacket” is a war film that follows a group of Marine recruits as they undergo brutal training and are subsequently sent to fight in the Vietnam War. The movie explores the dehumanizing effects of war on the soldiers and the psychological toll it takes on their sanity.

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 183 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 24 wins & 27 nominations total
Writer: Michael Cimino, Deric Washburn, Louis Garfinkle
Actors: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Language: English, Vietnamese, French, Russian, Cantonese
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Deer Hunter” is a 1978 war drama film that follows the lives of three steelworkers from Pennsylvania who are drafted into the Vietnam War. The movie explores their journey through the war, the impact it has on their relationships and mental health, and their struggle to adjust to life after the war.

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 91/100
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Runtime: 169 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 79 wins & 75 nominations total
Writer: Robert Rodat
Actors: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore
Language: English, French, German, Czech
Country: United States
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“Saving Private Ryan” is a war film set during World War II that follows a group of soldiers as they embark on a dangerous mission to find and bring home a paratrooper whose brothers have all been killed in action. The film explores the horrors of war, the bonds formed between soldiers, and the sacrifices made for one man’s survival.

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 144 min
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 11 wins & 37 nominations total
Writer: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore
Language: English, Somali, Arabic
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Black Hawk Down” is a war film based on true events that occurred during the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993. It depicts the failed U.S. military mission to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, leading to a prolonged firefight between American forces and Somali militia, resulting in the downing of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and the deaths of numerous soldiers.

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 170 min
Genre: Drama, History, War
Awards: Nominated for 7 Oscars. 22 wins & 47 nominations total
Writer: James Jones, Terrence Malick
Actors: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte
Language: English, Tok Pisin, Japanese, Greek
Country: United States
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“The Thin Red Line” is a war film that follows a group of soldiers during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II. The movie explores the psychological and emotional toll of war, as well as the complex nature of humanity’s relationship with nature and violence.

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award5 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson
Actors: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
Language: English, German, Latin
Country: United States
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“Paths of Glory” is a 1957 war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. It follows the story of a French army officer who defies his superiors to defend three soldiers wrongfully accused of cowardice during World War I.

Jarhead

Jarhead
Jarhead
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 125 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Awards: 6 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: William Broyles Jr., Anthony Swofford
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black
Language: English, Spanish, Arabic, Latin
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany
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“Jarhead” is a war film based on the memoir of a US Marine who served during the Gulf War. It portrays the psychological and emotional experiences of soldiers in the desert, highlighting the boredom, camaraderie, and frustrations they face while waiting for combat that never arrives.

Das Boot

Das Boot
Das Boot
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
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Runtime: 293 min
Seasons: 1
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: N/A
Actors: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Language: German, French, English
Country: West Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy
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“Das Boot” is a German war film that follows the crew of a German U-boat during World War II. The film depicts the tense and claustrophobic conditions on the submarine as they face the dangers of enemy attacks and the psychological toll of war.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 95/100
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Runtime: 131 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Awards: Won 6 Oscars. 125 wins & 130 nominations total
Writer: Mark Boal
Actors: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United States
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“The Hurt Locker” is a gripping war drama that follows an elite U.S. Army bomb disposal unit in Iraq, highlighting the intense psychological toll and adrenaline-fueled experiences of its members. The film delves into the complexities of war, exploring themes of addiction, obsession, and the blurred lines between heroism and recklessness.

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 145 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 15 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone
Actors: Tom Cruise, Bryan Larkin, Raymond J. Barry
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“Born on the Fourth of July” is a biographical war drama film that follows the life of Ron Kovic, a paralyzed Vietnam War veteran turned anti-war activist. It explores his transformation from a patriotic young man to a disillusioned advocate for peace and justice.

Casualties of War

Casualties of War
Casualties of War
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Daniel Lang, David Rabe
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey
Language: English, Vietnamese
Country: United States
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“Casualties of War” is a 1989 war drama film directed by Brian De Palma. It tells the story of a squad of American soldiers in the Vietnam War who commit a heinous crime against a young Vietnamese girl, and the moral dilemma faced by one soldier who tries to stop them.

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 10 wins & 47 nominations total
Writer: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen
Actors: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English, Mandarin
Country: United States, United Kingdom, Germany
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“Tropic Thunder” is a satirical action comedy film about a group of self-absorbed actors who mistakenly find themselves in a real war zone while filming a war movie. As they struggle to survive and complete the film, they confront their own egos and stereotypes in a hilarious and over-the-top adventure.

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Harold G. Moore, Joseph Lee Galloway, Randall Wallace
Actors: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear
Language: English, Vietnamese, French
Country: France, Germany, United States
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“We Were Soldiers” is a war film based on the true story of the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. It depicts the heroism and sacrifices of American soldiers as they engage in a brutal and intense battle against North Vietnamese forces.

Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill
Hamburger Hill
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: James Carabatsos
Actors: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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The Hamburger Hill movie is about the 1969 Battle of Hamburger Hill during the Vietnam War, where a group of American soldiers face intense and relentless fighting as they attempt to capture a heavily fortified hill held by the North Vietnamese Army.

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields
The Killing Fields
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 141 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 28 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Bruce Robinson
Actors: Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor, John Malkovich
Language: English, French, Central Khmer, Russian
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Killing Fields” is a historical drama based on the true story of a journalist and his interpreter who become trapped in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime. It chronicles their harrowing journey to survive and report on the atrocities committed by the regime in the infamous Killing Fields.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 161 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Awards: Won 7 Oscars. 30 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson
Actors: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Language: English, Japanese, Thai
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Bridge on the River Kwai” is a war film set during World War II, where British prisoners of war are forced to build a railway bridge in Burma under the supervision of their Japanese captors. The film explores themes of duty, honor, and the clash of cultures as the prisoners grapple with their loyalty to their country and their own principles.

Three Kings

Three Kings
Three Kings
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 8 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: John Ridley, David O. Russell
Actors: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
Language: English, Arabic
Country: United States, Australia
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The Three Kings movie is about a group of American soldiers who go on a mission to steal gold from a hidden bunker in Iraq during the Gulf War, but find themselves caught in a moral dilemma when they discover the true purpose of their mission.

Apocalypse Now Redux

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“Apocalypse Now Redux” is a 2001 extended version of the original “Apocalypse Now” film. It follows Captain Willard’s journey through the Vietnam War as he is sent on a mission to assassinate a renegade colonel, exploring the dark and surreal aspects of war and the human psyche along the way.

The Big Red One

The Big Red One
The Big Red One
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, War
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Samuel Fuller
Actors: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine
Language: English, French, Italian, German
Country: United States
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“The Big Red One” is a war film that follows the journey of a U.S. Army infantry squad, known as the Big Red One, from North Africa to Europe during World War II. The movie explores their experiences, camaraderie, and the horrors of war they encounter along the way.

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