We brought you 10 great underrated movies about the Vietnam war for you to watch. They are films of the war genre, always bringing sad stories about this troubled moment in history.
10 – Hearts and Minds (1974)Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the “hearts and minds” of the Vietnamese people. Filmmaker Peter Davis uses Johnson’s phrase in an ironic context in this anti-war documentary, filmed and released while the Vietnam War was still under way, juxtaposing interviews with military figures like U.S. Army Chief of Staff William C. Westmoreland with shocking scenes of violence.
9 – Casualties of War (1989)During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
8 – Hamburger Hill (1987)
The men of Bravo Company are facing a battle that’s all uphill… up Hamburger Hill. Fourteen war-weary soldiers are battling for a mud-covered mound of earth so named because it chews up soldiers like chopped meat. They are fighting for their country, their fellow soldiers and their lives. War is hell, but this is worse. Hamburger Hill tells it the way it was, the way it really was. It’s a raw, gritty and totally unrelenting dramatic depiction of one of the fiercest battles of America’s bloodiest war. This happened. Hamburger Hill – war at its worst, men at their best.
7 – Rescue Dawn (2006)
A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
6 – Eastern Condors (1987)
A motley group of Chinese prisoners held in the US is sent on a covert mission with the promise of a pardon: to go deep into Vietnam and destroy a secret depot of missiles that the US left behind during the pull-out.
5 – Da 5 Bloods (2020)Four African American Vietnam veterans return to Vietnam. They are in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader and the promise of buried treasure. These heroes battle forces of humanity and nature while confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of the Vietnam War.
4 – We Were Soldiers (2002)
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.
3 – Eye of the Eagle (1987)
“The Lost Command,” a bunch of notorious renegades, terrorize South Vietnam, forcing Sgt. Zack Skinner, HQ’s best man to hunt down the Command to stop its killing spree.
2 – The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
1 – The Green Berets (1968)
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.