What is the Greatest Vietnam War Movie?

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What is the Greatest Vietnam War Movie?

  1. Apocalypse Now

    23.3%
  2. Full Metal Jacket

    28.3%
  3. Good Morning, Vietnam

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Deer Hunter

    6.7%
  5. Platoon

    31.7%
  6. We Were Soldiers

    6.7%
  7. Born on the Fourth July

    0.8%
  8. Hamburger Hill

    0.8%
  9. Casualties of War

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Rescue Dawn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Uncommon Valor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Green Berets

    0.8%
  13. The Boys in Company C

    0.8%
  1. MXZT Red Belt Platinum Member

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    Narrowed it down to 10 on the poll. Will add more with your suggestions.
     
  2. Vietnam can be summed up in a few scenes of Russian roulette. Not really but...

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    ^ much better than a movie
     
  5. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Went with Platoon.



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    Head says platoon heart says

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  7. moreorless87 Straba

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    Apoc Now with Full Metal Jacket just behind, Deer Hunter was excellent in places but didn't quite hold together as well for me, was never much of a Platoon fan.
     
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    the boys in company c.
     
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    FMJ then Platoon.
     
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    I guess Platoon is the best 'nam film, but Apocalypse Now is a better film than Platoon. Gotta give it to AN
     
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  13. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    Platoon budget 6mill
    AN budget 31.5 mill

     
  14. vcmmafan Black Belt

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    The first half of FMJ is literally a masterpiece that is accurate as fuck. Paris island was a fucking awful evil place.

    Second half is dated.

    I recently saw Platoon and thought it aged badly.
     
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    Voted Apocalypse Now, but the first half of FMJ stomps the rest of the field into a rice paddy.
     
  16. toaa Brown Belt

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    I think Apocalypse Now is the best film here, but Platoon is the best "Vietnam" film.
     
  17. moreorless87 Straba

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    Platoon is way too on the nose politically for me, I mean I'd be firmly on Defoes side but it was so ham fisted I found myself almost rooting for Beranger.

    Whilst yeah its not as individual as the first half I don't really see the second half of FMJ as being very dated. If anything I think it stands out as the Nam film that feels the most modern, a lot of what you see could with a few changes be thrown into something about Iraq or Afganistan.
     
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    Voted for 'We Were Soldiers Once and Young', the book was better than the movie. 'Casualties of War' would come in second. I thought 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'Platoon' really sucked.
     
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    Full. Metal. Jacket.
     
  20. n...not crazy Silver Belt

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    It's Platoon, and I don't see how it's even close. FMJ is maybe in the same ballpark, maybe. But that's basically a great movie stitched to an ok movie.

    Something I need to bring up: Dead Presidents is never even brought into these discussions. But it's a worthwhile movie to watch.
     

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