What's your favorite Viet Nam movie?

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  1. mtd profile image60
    mtdposted 11 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 image90
      Shinkickerposted 11 years agoin 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 image60
        tony0724posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Shinkicker great minds think alike !

    2. profile image0
      filmchick1987posted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

    3. profile image50
      Leenaz12posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mine favorite is Full Metal Jacket movie

      1. mcrawford76 profile image88
        mcrawford76posted 11 years agoin 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 image60
          mtdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hamburger Hill made my top 10 list...

  2. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 11 years ago

    Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam. smile

  3. Mighty Mom profile image80
    Mighty Momposted 11 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 image60
      mtdposted 11 years agoin 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 image72
    pylos26posted 11 years ago


    1. strawberryhill profile image57
      strawberryhillposted 11 years agoin 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 image60
      tony0724posted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

  5. getitrite profile image72
    getitriteposted 11 years ago

    apocalypse now

    1. theseus profile image76
      theseusposted 11 years ago

      The Killing Fields is my favorite.

    2. Dale Nelson profile image36
      Dale Nelsonposted 11 years ago

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

    3. smackins1974 profile image68
      smackins1974posted 11 years ago

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

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        Motown2Chitownposted 11 years agoin 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 image60
      paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

      Another vote for Good Morning Vietnam.

    5. Nick Burchett profile image87
      Nick Burchettposted 11 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 image60
        mtdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

    6. kereeves3 profile image81
      kereeves3posted 11 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 image60
        mtdposted 11 years agoin reply to this


    7. Alhamora profile image54
      Alhamoraposted 11 years ago

      Forrest, Forrest Gump.

    8. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 11 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 image60
        mtdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

    9. Hugh Williamson profile image80
      Hugh Williamsonposted 11 years ago

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

    10. vietnamvet68 profile image60
      vietnamvet68posted 11 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 image80
        Hugh Williamsonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your service Bro.

      2. mtd profile image60
        mtdposted 11 years agoin reply to this

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

    11. Me, Steve Walters profile image82
      Me, Steve Waltersposted 11 years ago

      Full Metal Jacket
      Hamburger Hill

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

    12. Amelia Blick profile image60
      Amelia Blickposted 11 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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