Best Movies Featuring Women in the Militaryby gamawire | created - 30 Dec 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
I have collected almost 200 movies that have female characters that are in the military. I tend to prefer characters who have non-typical jobs (especially for the era in which the film was produced) and films that show true gender integration in the military (even if all of those feature aliens). These are my top picks.
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1. Aliens (1986)
R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
Votes: 614,369 | Gross: $85.16M
2. Aloha (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
Votes: 56,916 | Gross: $20.99M
3. The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission.
4. Basic (2003)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A D.E.A. Agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger Drill Sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Votes: 56,882 | Gross: $26.54M
5. Battleship (2012)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.
Votes: 227,760 | Gross: $65.42M
6. Courage Under Fire (1996)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
Votes: 47,670 | Gross: $59.03M
10. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Votes: 167,512 | Gross: $122.52M
13. The House with Closed Shutters (1910)
Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama
During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. ... See full summary »
14. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War
After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
15. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy
In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »
17. My Brother's War (2005)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance, War
On the day of her engagement, Grace Kieler finds her family and fiancé divided on political matters. With her future husband off to join the Union army and her brother vowing loyalty to the... See full summary »
20. Return (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.
Votes: 870 | Gross: $0.01M
21. Gdzie jest general... (1964)
92 min | Comedy, War
Waclaw Orzeszko is unlucky soldier. Nobody from the platoon likes him. One day he decided to go away from platoon. At the castle he meet Russian soldier Marusia. At this time German forces ... See full summary »