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What's your favorite Viet Nam movie?

  1. mtd profile image61
    mtdposted 6 years ago

    I know that's kind of like asking what's your favorite car crash of all time, given how morbid war is and especially the Viet Nam war, but still, with all the incredible movies addressing the subject, I can't help but list them in order of my favorite. Check out the list on my hub...<snipped link> Also, be sure to vote for your favorite!

    1. Shinkicker profile image91
      Shinkickerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Always going to be PLATOON  for me, closely folowed by the epic Apocalypse Now. But Oliver Stone's movie had incredible impact and emotional power. Great movie making

      1. tony0724 profile image61
        tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Shinkicker great minds think alike !

    2. filmchick1987 profile image76
      filmchick1987posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Platoon had a far deeper effect on me than Apocalypse Now. An AMAZING triumph of a film smile

    3. profile image57
      Leenaz12posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine favorite is Full Metal Jacket movie

      1. mcrawford76 profile image88
        mcrawford76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, that's what I was going to say! (except I probably would have used correct grammer)
        "What's your malfunction Private Pyle?"
        And no one mentioned Hamburger Hill? Okay, I'll mention it. Hamburger Hill was a great one too!

        1. mtd profile image61
          mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hamburger Hill made my top 10 list...

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. smile

  3. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Excellent topic, mtd.
    But promoting your own hub on a HP forum thread is now allowed. I suggest you delete the reference and link so you don't run afoul of Admin...

    BTW, mine is Full Metal Jacket.

    1. mtd profile image61
      mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Live and learn... I won't include the url anymore, but it seems silly not to... After all, isn't promotion or self-promotion a big reason why we're doing this in the first place????

      BTW, Full Metal Jacket is one of my favorites...I would suggest you go to my hub about this subject and see where it ranks in my top 10 but i'm not sure if such a thing is allowed. So, I'll just leave it at that...

  4. pylos26 profile image76
    pylos26posted 6 years ago

    PLATOON...

    1. strawberryhill profile image60
      strawberryhillposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's a tough call here between Platoon and FMJ.  Got to go with FMJ though even though the final section was shot in Docklands, London.

      Great topic - some of my favourite films.

    2. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is my choice too.Followed closely by " Apacolypse Now "

  5. getitrite profile image78
    getitriteposted 6 years ago

    apocalypse now

    1. theseus profile image67
      theseusposted 6 years ago

      The Killing Fields is my favorite.

    2. Dale Nelson profile image33
      Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

      Robin Williams fan.......Good Morning Vietnam for sure.

    3. smackins1974 profile image69
      smackins1974posted 6 years ago

      "We Were Soldiers" was another good one no-one has mentioned yet.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My absolute favorite to date, followed closely by Full Metal Jacket.  Although, I can't make it through either without weeping and ending up emotionally exhausted.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

      Another vote for Good Morning Vietnam.

    5. Nick Burchett profile image87
      Nick Burchettposted 6 years ago

      Tough choice. There a lot of good ones and a lot of bad ones.

      My favorite would priobably be We Were Soldiers followed by Hamburger Hill.

      But getting a nod would be Platoon, Good Morning Vietnam, The Killing Fields and Gardens of Stone.

      Ones that I liked but that I thought were sort of "out there" would be Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, Apocalpyse Now, and Casualties of War.

      1. mtd profile image61
        mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        True...they were kind of out there...especially apocalypse now... i need to check out garden of stone.

    6. kereeves3 profile image78
      kereeves3posted 6 years ago

      I usually don't like war movies, since I have immediate family in the military.  But even though it's not entirely a Vietnam War movie, I love Forrest Gump so much.  I could watch that movie all the time and never get tired of it.  Tom Hanks really impressed me with this one.

      1. mtd profile image61
        mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        agreed

    7. Alhamora profile image51
      Alhamoraposted 6 years ago

      Forrest, Forrest Gump.

    8. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 6 years ago

      way to may negitive memories for me. Full Metal jacket and Platoon seemed bazar after the real thing for me. In 1968-69 I lived my own movie there.

      personaly would rather watch Robin Williams- "Good Morning Viet Nam"

      Wounder what movies will come from all the current fighting now...?

      1. mtd profile image61
        mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for adding perspective. And also, thank you for your service.

    9. Hugh Williamson profile image88
      Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years ago

      I thought "We Were Soldiers" gave an unusually accurate and balanced account of the war.

    10. vietnamvet68 profile image59
      vietnamvet68posted 6 years ago

      Mine is the one that unfolded right before my eyes that I took part in in 1968 during the TET Offensive. I don't care about any of the other movies.

      1. Hugh Williamson profile image88
        Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for your service Bro.

      2. mtd profile image61
        mtdposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We are forever in your debt, to all those who served in our stead...

    11. Me, Steve Walters profile image66
      Me, Steve Waltersposted 6 years ago

      Full Metal Jacket
      Hamburger Hill
      Tribes

      Thank you to all Viet Nam Vets...Ya'll are awesome!

    12. Amelia Blick profile image59
      Amelia Blickposted 6 years ago

      Favourite Vietnam movies of all time? It's got to be Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter and Full Metal Jacket. Those movies have stood the test of time.

     
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