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on 24 Jul 2012 06:24

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1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Kubrick's vision of Vietnam plants us in a grim boot camp then dumping us off in the heart of the Tet Offensive where we meet innocence, cynicism, and death.
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People who added this item 2260  Average listal rating (1398 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Platoon (1986)
Jesus Christ (DaFoe) and The Devil (Berenger) battle for the soul of the Angel (Sheen) only to open the eyes of Sheen's Chris to the reality of war. This film is sad and at times tough to watch.
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People who added this item 3303  Average listal rating (1946 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
A masterpiece that plummets us into hell on earth.
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People who added this item 139  Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
4. Hamburger Hill (1987)
A tad underrated probably because it was a smaller picture and was released behind the one-two punch of the Oscar Winning "Platoon" and Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket."

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5. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Smuggle, run, and gun.
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People who added this item 1720  Average listal rating (1074 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
6. The Deer Hunter (1978)
The horrors of life and the uncertainty of coming back to reality.

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People who added this item 1481  Average listal rating (919 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
I'm up and down with Robin Williams, it's always hit or miss. This one shows us how hope is possible in the midst of a nightmare.
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People who added this item 950  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 7.2 
8. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Ronny Kovac comes home to the horror of America's treatment of the brave, young soldiers that lose their lives and innocence for nothing. The V.A. hospital scenes are gut wrenching.
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9. Casualties of War (1989)
As if the horrors of war weren't enough, the horrors within the war puts brother and brother.

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People who added this item 372  Average listal rating (209 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
10. The Killing Fields (1984)
Venturing into the perspective of the Vietnamese, a film that slowly started to share point of view of the other victims.

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People who added this item 1261  Average listal rating (923 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
11. First Blood (1982)
Critics have often reviewed this film's portrayal of the Vietnam Vet and the unpleasant homecoming / welcome as an exaggeration. This coming from those who were nowhere near the Vietnam War.

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People who added this item 135  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.2 
12. Missing in Action (1984)
Continuing to give many hope and nightmares at the same time, that soldiers are still alive and need to be brought home.
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13. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Send in the tortured soul in for revenge and rescue.
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14. The Boys in Company C (1978)
A mix of the films "Full Metal Jacket" and "Victory."
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People who added this item 130  Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Coming Home (1978)
Based on the true story of a soldier that returns to America, not only shattered but paralyzed as well.

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People who added this item 35  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.1 
16. Off Limits (1988)
Criminal investigators during the war investigate the murder of a prostitute that could possibly involve several of the war's top brass.
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People who added this item 1041  Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
17. Jacob's Ladder (1990)
I don't even know where to begin with this one.

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18. Uncommon Valor (1983)
The first in the many to come successful "Rescue the P.O.W.'s" films.


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People who added this item 9  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.6 
19. Some Kind of Hero (1982)
An attempt to be a serious film about a vet who comes home and discovers life is simpler back in the war than it is in America, instead becomes a poor attempt as a studio comedy.

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An unpopular war.

A touchy subject.

Horrific images, stories of tragic loss, comradeship.

The first war in history to be criticized while it was happening and the filmmakers that took a chance and presented what hell is really like. No glitz, no gloss, no glamour.

A war where soldiers came back home only to be treated like they did not exist and who were disrespected being belief.

Dialogue from "Full Metal Jacket"

Private Joker: Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?
Private Cowboy: Hey, start the cameras. This is "Vietnam - the Movie."
Private Eightball: Yeah, Joker can be John Wayne. I'll be a horse.
Donlon: T.H.E. Rock can be a rock.
T.H.E. Rock: I'll be Ann-Margret.
Doc Jay: Animal Mother can be a rabid buffalo.
Crazy Earl: I'll be General Custer.
Private Rafterman: Well, who'll be the Indians?
Animal Mother: Hey, we'll let the gooks play the Indians.

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Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 25 11:53
Rescue Dawn ?
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 26 4:42
I didn't see it, is it any good? I like Bale and Herzog, just looked boring but I'll rent it, thanks for the rec.

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