Most Similar Movies to Full Metal Jacket (1987)


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We Were Soldiers (2002), Hamburger Hill (1987), Platoon (1986), Apocalypse Now (1979), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Thin Red Line (1998), Jarhead (2005) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

We Were Soldiers (2002)

We Were Soldiers (2002)

7.1/10 Action, Drama, History, War

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

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Hamburger Hill (1987)

Hamburger Hill (1987)

6.7/10 Action, Drama, Thriller, War

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

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Platoon (1986)

Platoon (1986)

8.1/10 War, Drama

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

8.4/10 War, Drama, Mystery

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Apocalypse Now is not merely the greatest film to come out of the Vietnam experience but one of the great works about the madness of our times.

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Black Hawk Down (2001)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

7.7/10 War, Drama, History

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

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The Thin Red Line (1998)

The Thin Red Line (1998)

7.6/10 Drama, War

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

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Jarhead (2005)

Jarhead (2005)

7.0/10 Action, Biography, Drama, War

A psychological study of operations desert shield and desert storm during the gulf war; through the eyes of a U.S marine sniper who struggles to cope with the possibility his girlfriend may be cheating on him back home.

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Cross of Iron (1977)

Cross of Iron (1977)

7.5/10 Drama, War

German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

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Gods and Generals (2003)

Gods and Generals (2003)

6.4/10 Biography, Drama, History, War

The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863.

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Stalingrad (2013)

Stalingrad (2013)

5.6/10 Action, Drama, War

A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.

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The Longest Day (1962)

The Longest Day (1962)

7.8/10 Action, War, Drama, History

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

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Gettysburg (1993)

Gettysburg (1993)

7.6/10 War, Drama, History

In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

7.5/10 Action, Drama, History, War

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

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American Sniper (2014)

American Sniper (2014)

7.3/10 Action, Biography, Drama, War

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

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Courage Under Fire (1996)

Courage Under Fire (1996)

6.6/10 Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

8.6/10 War, Drama

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

[Saving Private Ryan] accomplishes something I had been taught was most difficult -- making an action-filled anti-war film or, at least, one that doesn't in some way glorify or lie about combat.

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Lebanon (2009)

Lebanon (2009)

6.9/10 Drama, War

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

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Tears of the Sun (2003)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

6.6/10 Action, Drama, Thriller, War

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

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Glory (1989)

Glory (1989)

7.8/10 War, Drama, Biography, History

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

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Flags of our Fathers (2006)

Flags of our Fathers (2006)

7.1/10 Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

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Katyn (2007)

Katyn (2007)

7.0/10 Drama, History, War

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

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