Vietnam War Timelineby jasonforno | created - 20 Aug 2014 | updated - 18 Oct 2016 | Public
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1. Heaven & Earth (1993)
R | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama
During the Viet Nam War, a Viet Namese woman struggles hustling on the streets, where she comes face to face with those involved in the conflict around her.
Votes: 13,278 | Gross: $5.86M
2. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 165 min | Biography, Drama, War
In the mid 1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson (Sir Michael Gambon) and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.
November 3rd, 1964 - January 20th, 1969
3. A Bright Shining Lie (1998 TV Movie)
R | 118 min | Drama, War
True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.
4. We Were Soldiers (2002)
R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History
The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
Votes: 130,061 | Gross: $78.12M
November 14th, 1965 - Battle of Ia Drang
5. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
R | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
In 1965, an unorthodox and irreverent DJ named Adrian Cronauer begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station in Vietnam.
Votes: 125,789 | Gross: $123.92M
6. Rescue Dawn (2006)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Votes: 100,970 | Gross: $5.49M
February 1st - July 20th, 1966 - Dieter Dengler's experience as a POW
7. Casualties of War (1989)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.
Votes: 41,028 | Gross: $18.67M
November 19th, 1966 - Incident on Hill 192
8. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate and other historical events unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75, whose only desire is to be reunited with his childhood sweetheart.
Votes: 1,805,577 | Gross: $330.25M
9. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict.
Votes: 380,702 | Gross: $138.53M
1967 - the Vietnam/Cambodian border
10. The Boys in Company C (1978)
R | 125 min | Drama, War
In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.
11. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
Votes: 98,301 | Gross: $70.00M
12. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R | 116 min | Drama, War
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
Votes: 674,154 | Gross: $46.36M
1967 - Paris Island, South Carolina - 1968 Tet Offensive
13. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 310,917 | Gross: $48.98M
14. Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
To keep the loyalty of a village during the Vietnam war, a U.S. Army officer and his unit struggle to deliver it a live elephant.
Votes: 8,490 | Gross: $24.70M
1968 - South Vietnam
15. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 13,382 | Gross: $2.45M
16. Hamburger Hill (1987)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
Votes: 23,690 | Gross: $13.84M
May 10th, 1969 - May 20th, 1969
17. Air America (1990)
R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, War
A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt C.I.A. airlift organization operating in Vietnam War-era Laos.
Votes: 26,954 | Gross: $31.05M
Late 1969 Laos
18. Flight of the Intruder (1991)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the air war over Vietnam, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder bomber pilot schemes with a hardened veteran to make an unauthorized air strike on Hanoi.
Votes: 6,394 | Gross: $14.59M
19. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 605,414 | Gross: $83.47M
20. Tigerland (2000)
R | 101 min | Drama, War
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.
Votes: 37,923 | Gross: $0.14M
21. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 98,672 | Gross: $26.12M
October 6th, 1971 - Mekong Delta
22. The Walking Dead (1995)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama, War
1972 Vietnam, a small group of United States Marines relive flashbacks of their contrite lives prior to serving in the military while being left to survive behind enemy lines.
Votes: 746 | Gross: $6.01M
23. Bat*21 (1988)
R | 105 min | Drama, War
During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.
Votes: 7,999 | Gross: $3.97M
April 2nd - April 12th, 1972 - Easter Offensive in South Vietnam
24. Jacknife (1989)
R | 102 min | Drama
Two Vietnam vets, search for the strength to face up to their horrific war experiences and the tragic battle they survived. Their friendship begins to splinter, when one becomes romantically involved with the other's sister.
Votes: 5,531 | Gross: $2.05M