We have brought the Vietnam War theme to this list, including ten options that work on the theme. It’s worth saying that we don’t just focus on the gender war, with options for drama and suspense, with stories that show from the conflict itself as well as the post-war effects on the lives of those involved. Let’s go to the list!
10º – The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)Coming from a small American city, two friends go together to the Vietnam War. In the midst of the war, both will have their personalities altered, having to deal with the various horrors of the place. The film will gain its substance by exploring the after the war in the lives of these two men. Impacting, ‘The Deer Hunter’ is an extremely punctual drama about the consequences that a war has on those individuals directly affected. Here, Christopher Walken shares the command of the film with the legendary Robert De Niro, delivering, as well as his screen partner, an unretouchable performance.
9º – Coming Home (Hal Ashby, 1978)The film tells the story of Sally Hyde, a wife of a U.S. army captain (Bob Hyde), who, while her husband is fighting in Vietnam, falls in love with a veteran military man wounded in war and now paralyzed (Luke Martin). The plot will focus on the approach of Sally and Luke and the implications that the relationship of the two ends up causing when Bob returns from Vietnam.
8º – Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)In the midst of the Vietnam War, a U.S. army capital is tasked with the mission of capturing a mad colonel who had deserted and now defends his enemies. The film gains its substance by exploring each meander of this captain’s journey behind the colonel. Containing more than 4 hours of duration in its longest version, ‘Apocalypse Now’ is an indisputable classic of war cinema, bringing a great conjunction of incredible characters to be distinguished by the spectator.
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