Vietnam War Movies

Platoon

Platoon is a 1986 American war movie based on the casual experiences of director Oliver Stone in Vietnam War. The story is told from the point of views of Chris, a young kid who volunteered to Vietnam to do what he thinks is his duty. The movie did not just describe the rigour and meaningless of the Vietnam War, but also about the inner conflicts of the platoon where good and evil tried to appropriate the soldiers’ souls. Platoon is regarded as one of the best anti-war movies of all time. In fact, it won Best Picture Oscar and was at number 83 in the top 100 best-American-movie list.

Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 comedy film written about Saigon in 1965 during Vietnam war. This is the story of a man named Airman Adrian Cronauer (played by actor Robin Williams), known as a humorous DJ of Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) in Vietnam. Albeit just an amateur DJ, he brought up so much surprise and humor to many soldiers and service men. As a well combination of humour and reality, the film is definitely an enjoyable war movie. As a result of the huge efforts, Robin Williams – the main actor was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar whilst the film was on the top 100-funniest-movie list in American cinema.

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American war drama film about the effects of Vietnam war on people’s lives in a small industrial town in the USA. It followed the story of three steel workers and their service as soldiers in the Vietnam war. Through the meaning of friendship, honor and family, The Deer Hunter described the consequences of battle, including moral and spiritual, inspired patriotism. The film also addresses many controversial issues such as suicide casualty, betrayal, post-war trauma disorders. The Deer Hunter won five Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Supporting Actor.

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