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:
2216
Total Votes:
4812
2
Essentially two distinct movies. The portions at boot camp are as tragic as the later tense combat showdowns.
Current Score:
2206
Total Votes:
4798
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:
2086
Total Votes:
4936
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:
1207
Total Votes:
3407
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:
1091
Total Votes:
2945
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:
383
Total Votes:
2877
7
Among the first Vietnam War movies, this undersung flick, like Full Metal Jacket, is divided between basic training and combat.
Current Score:
83
Total Votes:
2145
8
In one of Tom Cruise's best performances, he becomes Ron Kovic, the gung ho soldier turned antiwar activist.
Current Score:
-231
Total Votes:
2661
9
Rescue Dawn is the rare uplifting Vietnam movie, as Christian Bale keeps hope alive as a tortured POW.
Current Score:
-231
Total Votes:
2139
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:
-234
Total Votes:
2300