best vietnamese action movies

List Of Best Action Movies, Based on Vietnam War


The top 10 best action movies are listed below, all listed movies are based on the Vietnam war to tackle the complicated subject matter in realistic, brutal, and honest ways, etc listed here:

1. THE DEEP HUNTER (1978)

  • The Deer Hunter is the greatest film about the Vietnam War, exposing not just the hell of battle but the ways in which it broke the psyche of those who experienced its conflicts.
  • Michael Cimino's grand and majestic war epic earned five Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken. Three friends from a small Pennsylvania town enlist and go to Vietnam; after they are ultimately captured by the North Vietnamese Army and imprisoned in a camp, they are forced to play Russian roulette for the entertainment of their captors.

2. HEARTS AND MINDS (1974)

  • Peter Davis's Oscar-winning documentary exposes the American influence in Vietnam and the long, seemingly endless war that the United States government prolonged. Juxtaposing interviews with military officials with scenes of brutal violence

3. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

  • Francis Ford Coppola's war epic takes inspiration from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, changing the novel's setting from the Belgian Congo to the Vietnam-Cambodia border.

4. FULL METAL JACKET (1987)

  • Full Metal Jacket movie says about the military itself rather than the conflict in which it participates, exposing the dehumanization process that begins in boot-camp training and ultimately sees its tragic end in the extreme, outlandish arena of the battlefield.

5. PLATOON (1986)

  • Oliver Stone won his first Oscar for Best Director for Platoon. Charlie Sheen stars as a young recruit who gives up his privileged spot in college to volunteer for duty in Vietnam.

6. BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989)

  • Born of the Fourth of July is based on the memoir of anti-war activist Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise) and tells the story of the man's earnest quest to serve his country in Vietnam.

7. GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (1987)

  • Robin Williams earned an Oscar nomination for his role as Adrian Cronauer, a DJ who goes to Vietnam to bring an inspired liveliness and entertainment to the Armed Forces Radio.
  • He naturally clashes with the top brass who finds his comic delivery too unorthodox for such a serious environment.

8. COMING HOME (1978)

  • Fonda plays a woman whose husband serves in active combat in Vietnam and volunteers at a local VA hospital.

9. RESCUE DAWN (2006)

  • Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies deliver staggering, physically brutal performances as three prisoners of war in Werner Herzog's intimate depiction of survival in Vietnam.
  • A surprising departure from the director's more experimental, arthouse ventures.

10. THE FOG OF WAR: ELEVEN LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ROBERT S. McNAMARA (2003)

  • Famed documentarian Errol Morris won an Oscar for this intimate portrait of former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, who served under both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson during the height of the war in Vietnam.
  • Combining personal interviews and archival footage, the controversial McNamara attempts to understand his complicated legacy as the man responsible for much of the United States' involvement in Vietnam.

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