Most Similar Movies to Platoon (1986)


If you are looking for movies like Platoon (1986), you might like movies with tags : soldier, military officer, villager, sergeant, dark, gritty, tense, vietnam, battlefield, military base, horrors of war, vietnam war, rebellion, wretched excess, fall, transformation, 1960s.


The Thin Red Line (1998), We Were Soldiers (2002), Gods and Generals (2003), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Gettysburg (1993), Hamburger Hill (1987), The Green Berets (1968) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

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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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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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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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

8.3/10 War, Drama

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

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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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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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The Green Berets (1968)

The Green Berets (1968)

5.8/10 Drama, War

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

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Gallipoli (1981)

Gallipoli (1981)

7.4/10 War, Drama, Adventure, History

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

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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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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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Alexander (2004)

Alexander (2004)

5.6/10 Action, Biography, Drama, History, War

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

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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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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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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

6.6/10 Biography, Comedy, Drama, War

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

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Kagemusha (1980)

Kagemusha (1980)

8.0/10 War, Drama, History

A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place.

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No Man's Land (2001)

No Man's Land (2001)

7.9/10 War, Drama

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

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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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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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Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor (2013)

7.5/10 Action, War, Drama, Biography

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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Midway (1976)

Midway (1976)

6.8/10 Action, Drama, History, War

A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

6.8/10 Drama, History, War

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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