The best movies from the years 1980 in genre War

List of the best movies from the years 1980, in genre War. Order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
First Blood
10

First Blood

W

hen former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo employs heavy-handed guerilla tactics to shake the cops off his tail.

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Empire of the Sun
9

Empire of the Sun

T

he story of young English boy who lives with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.

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Kagemusha
8

Kagemusha

W

hen a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, in order to protect his clan from appearing weak and vulnerable. But he finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions.

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The Killing Fields
7

The Killing Fields

T

he Killing Fields tells the real life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which lead to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four years, until Pol Pot's regime was toppled by the intervening Vietnamese in 1979.

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Platoon
6

Platoon

C

hris Taylor, a young, naive recruit in Vietnam, faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

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Henry V
5

Henry V

G

ritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

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Au Revoir Les Enfants (Au revoir les enfants)
4

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Au revoir les enfants)

A

French boarding school run by priests seems to be a haven from World War II until a new student arrives. He becomes the roommate of top student in his class. Rivals at first, the roommates form a bond and share a secret.

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Full Metal Jacket
3

Full Metal Jacket

A

pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

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Come and See (Idi i smotri)
2

Come and See (Idi i smotri)

T

he invasion of a village in Byelorussia by German forces sends young Florya (Alexei Kravchenko) into the forest to join the weary Resistance fighters, against his family's wishes. There he meets a girl, Glasha (Olga Mironova), who accompanies him back to his village. On returning home, Florya finds his family and fellow peasants massacred. His continued survival amidst the brutal debris of war becomes increasingly nightmarish, a battle between despair and hope.

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Das Boot
1

Das Boot

A

German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War. Soon it becomes hunted itself. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits...

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