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The Green Berets
4
3.05%
Apocalypse Now
44
33.59%
Hamurger Hill
1
0.76%
Platoon
38
29.01%
Full Metal Jacket
35
26.72%
We Were Soldiers
9
6.87%
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Favorite Vietnam war movie

Old 08-18-06, 03:11 AM
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Favorite Vietnam war movie

Only ones that take place in nam for the majority of the movie. For me it was tough to pick between Apocalypse Now or We Were Soldiers, one is like the Odyssey the other is said to be the most realistic one by the 'nam vets. Full Metal Jacket was very solid, but i went with Apoc Now.
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For me it would have to be Platoon. That movie just worked.
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Full Metal Jacket.
Old 08-18-06, 09:17 AM
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Platoon
Old 08-18-06, 09:25 AM
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Apocalypse Now
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I voted Platoon.
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Another for Platoon
Old 08-18-06, 01:48 PM
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No vote for Forrest Gump?
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Platoon.
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Here are a few more that are primarily set in Vietnam:

Air America
Bat 21
Born on the Fourth of July
China Beach (TV series)
Good Morning, Vietnam
Heaven and Earth
Operation Dumbo Drop
Platoon Leader

My vote is for Good Morning, Vietnam.

Out of the actual choices in the poll, I'd probably have to vote for Full Metal Jacket simply because there are so many memorabel quotes. Platoon and Apocalypse now would be a close second / third.

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Old 08-18-06, 02:53 PM
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Voted Platoon.
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[Pyle]Full....metal......jacket.[Pyle]

Although I must admit I have never seen Platoon. It's in my collection though!
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Where's Casualties of War?
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The Boys in Company C
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FMJ (*makes a smug face for having used the acronym*)
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Of the ones on the list Platoon is definately first, although We Were Soldiers is a close 2nd but I don't think it really gives a good feel of what people typically think of as a Vietnam movie.
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That partial list just shows how many great Vietnam films that were actually made. I like alot of those, but Platoon would be the one I'd watch more often and recommend to others.
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Should have included THE DEER HUNTER in the poll.
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Apocalypse now just didnt work for me, I dont know why. I voted for Platoon.
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As far as movie goes, I'm glad most of us here choose Platoon over Full Metal Jacket. I voted Apocalypse Now for its artistic (pretentious or not) and passionate value.

Ermm... yeah where's The Deer Hunter?
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The Green Berets.

Nothing beats watching the Duke in a war movie, and the title song could be one of the best ever!
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I guess tie between Apocalypse Now and Platoon, though voted for Apocalypse Now.

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