Apocalypse Now
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
Oliver Stone's first Vietnam movie is as gritty, realistic, and horrifying as you'd expect and features one of Charlie Sheen's greatest roles.
Current Score:
2600
Total Votes:
5594
2
Essentially two distinct movies. The portions at boot camp are as tragic as the later tense combat showdowns.
Current Score:
2586
Total Votes:
5476
3
Martin Sheen's trip downriver is as trippy a descent into hell as you'll find, perfectly marrying the horror of war with Heart of Darkness.
Current Score:
2551
Total Votes:
5609
4
Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Cazale are brilliant as working-class buddies preparing go to war, with all its horrors.
Current Score:
1423
Total Votes:
3851
5
A terrific ensemble cast of soldiers trys to take a hill and suffers casualties, only to find out their efforts were pointless.
Current Score:
1309
Total Votes:
3309
6
Robin Williams's comic talents and dramatic chops are on display as an armed-forces radio D.J. who undergoes a moral awakening.
Current Score:
511
Total Votes:
3261
7
Among the first Vietnam War movies, this undersung flick, like Full Metal Jacket, is divided between basic training and combat.
Current Score:
143
Total Votes:
2395
8
In one of Tom Cruise's best performances, he becomes Ron Kovic, the gung ho soldier turned antiwar activist.
Current Score:
-193
Total Votes:
2957
9
Rescue Dawn is the rare uplifting Vietnam movie, as Christian Bale keeps hope alive as a tortured POW.
Current Score:
-197
Total Votes:
2391
10
Brian De Palma lets one episode stand as an object lesson in wartime morality: the kidnapping of a Vietnamese girl as a sex slave for GIs.
Current Score:
-203
Total Votes:
2585