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on 24 Jul 2012 06:24

 
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Welcome to Vietnam the Movie

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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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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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3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
A masterpiece that plummets us into hell on earth.
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People who added this item 138  Average listal rating (97 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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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 1442  Average listal rating (897 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
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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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 364  Average listal rating (202 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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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 137  Average listal rating (101 ratings) 5.6  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 127  Average listal rating (61 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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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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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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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: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jul 25 11:53
Rescue Dawn ?
Posted: 1 year, 8 months 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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