Can You Name These Vietnam War Movies?

An excerpt from the first poster for The Last Full Measure (2020) featuring a soldier carrying a wounded soldier over his shoulder as he moves toward a helicopter hovering over the ground with explosions and clouds of smoke in the background

Coming to Regal this Friday, January 24th, is a true story from the battlefields of the Vietnam War—The Last Full Measure—starring a star-studded cast including Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurth, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, and Peter Fonda in his final role.

We all love a good story, especially one that is true, and when seeking true stories of bravery and heroism, we often turn to the world’s greatest battlefields and most devastating conflicts. Lasting 19 years (1955-1975) and leaving millions dead, the Vietnam War is one of the longest, most divisive conflicts in our history. The worst of mankind often reveals itself in the death and destruction of war, but, if we look closely, we can also find shining examples of the best of mankind, examples that provide inspiration and hope for the future. The latest movie from Roadside Attractions, The Last Full Measure, turns the spotlight to one such example, that of Vietnam War hero William Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescue medic who, when faced with the chance to escape one of the bloodiest battles of the war, chooses instead to stay behind and saves nearly 60 lives before making the ultimate sacrifice. 

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The Vietnam War has served as the backdrop for many movies, including two Oscar® winners for Best Picture—The Deer Hunter (1978) and Platoon (1986). We’ve listed seven images below from some of the most successful and influential Vietnam War movies ever made. Can you guess which movie each image was taken from? Find the answers at the very bottom of this post.

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Full Metal Jacket



Tom Cruise and Lauter-Born on the Fourth of July






We Were Soldiers



Apocalypse Now



The Deer Hunter



Christian Bale-Rescue Dawn







#1Full Metal Jacket (1987) 
#2Born on the Fourth of July (1989) 
#3Platoon (1986) 
#4We Were Soldiers (2002) 
#5Apocalypse Now (1979) 
#6The Deer Hunter (1978) 
#7Rescue Dawn (2006) 



See the latest Vietnam War movie to hit theatres when The Last Full Measure opens at select Regal locations this Friday, January 24th.

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