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Best Military Movies

  • Act of Valor

    Act of Valor (R, 2012)

    Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Nestor Serrano, Jason Cottle, Rorke
    An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of a... read morective-duty U.S. Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood's history. A fictionalized account of real life Navy SEAL operations, Act of Valor features a gripping story that takes audiences on an adrenaline-fueled, edge-of-their-seat journey. When a mission to recover a kidnapped CIA operative unexpectedly results in the discovery of an imminent, terrifying global threat, an elite team of highly trained Navy SEALs must immediately embark on a heart-stopping secret operation, the outcome of which will determine the fate of us all. Act of Valor combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the-minute battlefield technology, and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure film-showcasing the skills, training and tenacity of the greatest action heroes of them all: real Navy SEALs. -- (C) Relativity
    • fb100001802949067
      fb100001802949067: It's a solid attempt to tell the story of some of,military elite. It's a solid film, that just needed some more character development.
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: It tries very hard, but in the end it's just another military propaganda movie. The action scenes may be intense. But the story lacks and is irrelevant t
      Reviewed 39 days days ago
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: . It also features far to many military clichà (C)s, like a soldier with soon-to-be-born babie and jumping on a grenade. I saw the
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
  • Jarhead

    Jarhead (R, 2005)

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Lucas Black, Brian Geraghty, Jacob Vargas
    "Jarhead" (the self-imposed moniker of the Marines) follows Swoff, a third-generation enlistee, from... read more a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty, sporting a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound rucksack on his back through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, always potentially just over the next horizon. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand against an enemy they can't see for a cause they don't fully fathom.
    • zmason451googlemailc
      zmason451googlemailc: Not usually big on military films, but this is exceptional.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • mwashen
      mwashen: . I give the movie a full five stars. One will understand Jarhead more if they were in the military, or had family in the military.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb502608568
      fb502608568: I went with a few other ex-military they said it was a good depiction I liked it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Battle: Los Angeles

    Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13, 2011)

    Aaron Eckhart, Ramon Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Cory C. Hardrict, Jim Parrack
    For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul,... read more France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. -- (C) Sony
    • Deckard42
      Deckard42: housand alien invasion films before it, Battle Los Angeles attempts to present itself as a bold new military actioner, but gets tripped up in terms of action, story, characters, and every other catego
      Reviewed 57 days days ago
    • fb590635421
      fb590635421: . Probably best suited to hardcore sci-fi aficionados and jarhead military fans only. It bored me.
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb100003361708664
      fb100003361708664: It's a military alien invasion film, it does what it says on the tin. Has Michelle Rodriguez in it, which I
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
  • Tears of the Sun

    Tears of the Sun (R, 2003)

    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Fionnula Flanagan, Johnny Messner
    A career soldier is forced to choose between following orders and saving lives in this action thrill... read moreer. Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) is a veteran Navy SEAL whose commander (Tom Skerritt) has given his team a special assignment. A Central African nation is expected to explode into war at any moment, and Waters and his cohorts are to escort any American citizens in the area to safety, most notably Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci), a doctor from the United States who has set up a clinic in the jungle. Waters and his men find Kendricks, but she refuses to leave with them unless she can bring along 70 refugees who have been left to her care. Kendricks makes it clear that if they are left behind, the refugees will face certain death, but Waters's C.O. insists he bring back Kendricks -- but not her patients. Forced by his conscience to disobey orders, Waters and his team race against time to escort the refugees to a border town where they will find safe haven before invading troops can ambush them. Tears of the Sun (which was produced under the title Man of War) also features Cole Hauser and Fionnula Flanagan. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • lito777
      lito777: i like Tom Clancy as an Author of all Military Fiction books...
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • stolenitems
      stolenitems: If your a military movie fan then you might like this, but theres not too much originality about it.

      Reviewed 6 years days ago
    • Batemen
      Batemen: I love military action movies, I love watching Bruce do movies, this movie...somehow with the two loves the
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Green Zone

    Green Zone (R, 2010)

    Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla
    United 93 director Paul Greengrass explores the aftermath of the Iraq invasion in this feature adapt... read moreation of author Rajiv Chandrasekaran's literary exposé Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone. A onetime Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post, Chandrasekaran was present as American forces attempted to set up a provisional government on the grounds surrounding former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's opulent palace. The resulting governing body, according to critics, existed in a bubble so far-removed from the grim realities of the Iraq War that it failed to properly assess the needs of the people. In this fictional thriller set during the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad, director Greengrass and screenwriter Brian Helgeland use Chandrasekaran's journalistic account as the foundation for the story of an officer who joins forces with a senior CIA officer to unearth evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) is certain that Hussein has been stockpiling WMDs in the Iraqi desert, but in their race from one empty site to the next, they soon stumble across evidence of an elaborate cover up. As a result, Miller realizes that operatives on both sides of the conflict are attempting to spin the story in their favor. Now, as Miller searches for answers made ever more elusive by covert and faulty intelligence, the truth becomes the most valuable weapon of all. Will those answers prove pivotal in clearing a rogue regime, or escalate the war in a region that grows increasingly unstable with each passing day? Amy Ryan co-stars as the New York Times foreign correspondent who travels to Iraq investigating the U.S. government's allegations about weapons of mass destruction, with Greg Kinnear appearing in the role of an additional CIA officer, and Antoni Corone essaying the role of a colonel. Brendan Gleeson rounds out the main cast for this Universal Pictures production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • spitfiremk51
      spitfiremk51: . But instead, to my surprise it was completely different. More of a military mystery movie, in a way a bit like The Kingdom, but without all the detective stuff. It wa
      Reviewed 25 days days ago
    • fb1674100523
      fb1674100523: . Roy miller (matt Damon) is a sargent in the military around the time of 2003 when the war officially took off. Roy notices that every location t
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1356758511
      fb1356758511: s his country and wants to help its liberation, he notifies Miller that a group of high level Iraqi military leaders are having a meeting down the street and leads miller to them. After the confrontat
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
  • Annapolis

    Annapolis (PG-13, 2006)

    James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Donnie Wahlberg, Vicellous Reon Shannon
    A poor but ambitious young man strives to make good in one of the most competitive institutions on E... read morearth in this military drama. Jake Huard (James Franco) is a young man from a small Maryland town who grew up in a blue-collar family with few opportunities. Wanting to make something of himself after completing high school, Jake set his sights on attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he narrowly makes the cut and becomes one of the 1,200 applicants selected for the freshman class. Jake finds that life as a "plebe" is intellectually challenging and physically punishing, and he soon develops a powerful adversary in Midshipman Lt. Cole (Tyrese Gibson), his training commander, who pushes Jake to the limit to see if he has what it takes. Standing on the razor's edge of failing as both a student and a soldier, Jake makes a brave but dangerous gesture toward proving himself by entering the Brigade Championships, a Naval boxing competition where he'll go into the ring against the best fighters in the Navy -- including Lt. Cole. Jake soon has one person on his side when he strikes up a friendship with Ali (Jordana Brewster), a pretty young officer who believes Jake has what it takes to go the distance. Annapolis also stars Donnie Wahlberg, Chi McBride, and Vicellous Shannon; the film was directed by Justin Lin, who debuted with the acclaimed independent feature Better Luck Tomorrow. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100001092752191
      fb100001092752191: Another example of a military acceptance film.A young man from the wrong side of the tracks has his dream come true when
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • nowheredream
      nowheredream: I changed my mind about military academy. However, it is a type of movie that I enjoy, with its stories and a pretty, pretty
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • cassandraday2001
      cassandraday2001: . It shows just how much military ppl go though. It makes me repect Aaron even more. I love you Airbear.
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
  • Black Hawk Down

    Black Hawk Down (R, 2001)

    Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana
    A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama... read more from director Ridley Scott, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and subsequent book by reporter Mark Bowden. On October 3rd, 1993, an elite team of more than 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers, part of a larger United Nations peacekeeping force, are dropped into civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in an effort to kidnap two of local crime lord Mohamed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants. Among the team: Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight (Tom Sizemore), the resourceful Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson (William Fichtner), and Ranger Spec. Grimes (Ewan McGregor), a desk-bound clerk getting his first taste of live combat. When two of the mission's Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by enemy forces, the Americans -- committed to recovering every man, dead or alive -- stay in the area too long and are quickly surrounded. The ensuing firefight is a merciless 15-hour ordeal and the longest ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. In the end, 70 soldiers are injured and 18 are dead, along with hundreds of Somalians. Black Hawk Down was voted one of the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review prior to its limited Oscar-qualifying release. On the basis of his work in this film, co-star Eric Bana, a relatively unknown Australian actor playing Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, won the lead in director Ang Lee's version of The Hulk (2003). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    • fb595080674
      fb595080674: . This sucks any and all tension from the action on screen, making this more a military strategy training video or a level in Call of Duty than a movie.
      Reviewed 14 months days ago
    • fb100001092752191
      fb100001092752191: . He also uses animals and non-military personnel well in some of the shots to show that this firefight is happening in the middle
      Reviewed 21 months days ago
    • AgentLexi2132
      AgentLexi2132: . He also uses animals and non-military personnel well in some of the shots to show that this firefight is happening in the middle
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket (R, 1987)

    Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood
    Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experie... read morence of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. Lee Ermey, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • fb1112107590
      fb1112107590: This is the reason I done want to join the military
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • tiaaiashold
      tiaaiashold: The first half of the movie(the military school) was surprisingly more riveting than the second.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • solawa
      solawa: ...
      Do you really thing they will stroke you during the basic education in the military...? So what was so surprisingly?
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • A Few Good Men

    A Few Good Men (R, 1992)

    Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland
    In this military courtroom drama based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee (T... read moreom Cruise) is assigned to defend two Marines, Pfc. Louden Downey (James Marshall) and Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson (Wolfgang Bodison), who are accused of the murder of fellow leatherneck Pfc. William Santiago (Michael de Lorenzo) at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Kaffee generally plea bargains for his clients rather than bring them to trial, which is probably why he was assigned this potentially embarassing case, but when Lt. Commander JoAnne Galloway (Demi Moore) is assigned to assist Kaffee, she is convinced that there's more to the matter than they've been led to believe and convinces her colleague that the case should go to court. Under questioning, Downey and Dawson reveal that Santiago died in the midst of a hazing ritual known as "Code Red" after he threatened to inform higher authorities that Dawson opened fire on a Cuban watchtower. They also state that the "Code Red" was performed under the orders of Lt. Jonathan Kendrick (Kiefer Sutherland). Kendrick's superior, tough-as-nails Col. Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson), denies any knowledge of the order to torture Santiago, but when Lt. Col. Matthew Markinson (J.T. Walsh) confides to Kaffee that Jessup demanded the "Code Red" for violating his order of silence, Kaffee and Galloway have to find a way to prove this in court. A Few Good Men also features Kevin Bacon as prosecuting attorney Capt. Jack Ross and Kevin Pollak as Kaffee and Galloway's research assistant, Lt. Sam Weinberg. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100004134512845
      fb100004134512845: A very interesting military drama. This is one of my favorite movies I loved the performances of Tom Cruise, Jack Nicho
      Reviewed 4 months days ago
    • fb624048378
      fb624048378: worth watching for the "you can't handle the truth!" part, unless you are interested in law or the military.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb737864369
      fb737864369: . A great emphasis is placed on the unwritten rules and codes taught by the military. Tom Cruise was fantastic in his role as Hot Shot young lawyer but his superb job only made
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Guardian

    The Guardian (PG-13, 2006)

    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown
    After the death of his teammates during a mission off the coast of Alaska, veteran Coast Guard searc... read moreh and rescue specialist Ben Randall (Kevin Costner) is given the task of training the next generation of Coast Guard swimmers.
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      fb100001513380747: The Coast Guard gets a nice cinematic treatment, - like other films focused on different military areas - boosted by its cast and their energy/performance next to the film's clever meaning
      Reviewed 24 days days ago
    • JexyMG
      JexyMG: Growing up watching military movies, this one falls short of being a solid one. At times it was good, showing what goes
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • stormyweather980
      stormyweather980: . I've always said that the only branch of the military I've ever pondered joining is the Coast Guard, and rescue swimmer was always interesting to
      Reviewed 5 years days ago