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15 Movies Like Full Metal Jacket (1987)

American Sniper (2014) poster

1 American Sniper (2014) ★ 7.3

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A screen adaptation of the memoirs of Texas Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served as a sniper in Iraq and became the record holder for the number of enemy soldiers killed, for which the Iraqis nicknamed him the devil. In addition to the war itself, the film recounts the memories of Chris's wife, who witnessed her husband's growing affection for his fellow soldiers.
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2 The Thin Red Line (1998) ★ 7.6

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Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.
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3 Black Hawk Down (2001) ★ 7.7

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The story of 160 elite U.S. soldiers who dropped into Mogadishu in October 1993 to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord, but found themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
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4 Apocalypse Now (1979) ★ 8.5

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It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist - nor will it ever exist'. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone completely insane and Willard's job is to eliminate him. Willard, sent up the Nung River on a U.S. Navy patrol boat, discovers that his target is one of the most decorated officers in the U.S. Army. His crew meets up with surfer-type Lt-Colonel Kilgore, head of a U.S Army helicopter cavalry group which eliminates a Viet Cong outpost to provide an entry point into the Nung River. After some hair-raising encounters, in which some of his crew are killed, Willard, Lance and Chef reach Colonel Kurtz's outpost, beyond the Do Lung Bridge. Now, after becoming prisoners of Kurtz, will Willard & the others be able to fulfill their mission?
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5 Taxi Driver (1976) ★ 8.3

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A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action.
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6 Heartbreak Ridge (1986) ★ 6.8

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Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
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7 1917 (2019) ★ 8.3

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April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
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8 Saving Private Ryan (1998) ★ 8.6

In the wake of Normandy, two brothers lay dead in their blood. Meanwhile, a third brother has been killed fighting Japan on New Guinea. After learning that another one is missing French countryside, an Army General Staff ordered to find him and return him safely home with mixed feelings from his team who are risking lives for "Private Ryan".
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9 Casualties of War (1989) ★ 7.1

During the Vietnam war, a girl is taken from her village by five American soldiers. Four of the soldiers rape her, but the fifth refuses. The young girl is killed. The fifth soldier is determined that justice will be done. The film is more about the realities of war, rather than this single event.

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10 Fury (2014) ★ 7.5

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
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11 Dunkirk (2017) ★ 7.8

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
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12 The Last Full Measure (2019) ★ 6.8

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. "Pits" Pitsenbarger is awarded the nation's highest military honor for his actions on the battlefield.
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13 Jarhead (2005) ★ 7.0

The film is set during the Gulf War. The Marine Anthony Swofford is a descendant of the military. After a course of training in a special camp, he is sent to the Middle East, where hostilities are taking place. With a sniper rifle in his hands and a heavy backpack on his shoulders, he has to make a difficult journey through the desert, where there is no escape from the unbearable heat and Iraqi soldiers who at any moment may appear on the horizon.
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14 Platoon (1986) ★ 8.1

Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict.
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15 Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) ★ 7.3

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A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) is on #15 spot of movies related to Full Metal Jacket (1987). Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) was released in 1987, made by Barry Levinson and has average rating 7.3 in 2022. Main stars of the Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) film are: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tom. T. Tran.

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