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  1. AquaAthena
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    I am not a fan of war movies, as killing and combat makes me anxious and sad, BUT I would like to watch a movie depicting the most accurate Vietnam War experience that has been produced. So I am asking you, in your opinion, which film you would recommend that would help me achieve my goal. I want to see this for the historical relevance. Any other films accurately depicting any wars or conflicts, would be of interest to me as well. Can you help me? :)

    Thank you and :salute:

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    Platoon....hands down. H and full metal jacket for a realistic boot camp experience.
     
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    it hard to name one, full metal jacket accurate? in some ways...but, frankly, I'd go with Hamburger Hill....

    other wars? god almighty AA...


    one of my favs is Zulu...;)

    pretty accurate, very well done...

    and Waterloo with Rod Stieger ans Christopher Plumber.
     
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    All of them just represent segments of what Nam was about though.
     
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    :eusa_hand:please huh....the living experiance in platoon was very well done, but shooting civvies in the head etc etc? ....uhm sorry. I was hoping no one would mentioon that. hack city.
     
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    yes thats why I went with HH, its less, uhm contentious.
     
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    Oh man, I LOVE zulu!!!

    What a great question, Aqua!!!! I will be eyeballing this thread too.
    So far, the recommendations are pretty good, but I've already seen them all. Still...I don't know how accurate they are. Would be nice to know from those who experienced it.
     
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    Also which nam experience?

    Recon?
    Supplies?
    Air cav?
    Running an officers club?
    Having a teenaged hooker/housekeeper?
    Flying over dropping napalm?
    Shelling from a battleship?
    The medics and doctors?

    Everyone who went to nam did not have the same experience.
    ONe guy I know got a purple heart from a water heater esoploding in his barracks. That was the closest to action he came.
     
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    The Deer Hunter
    Hamburger Hill
    We Were Soldiers
    Hanoi Hilton
    Good Morning Vietnam

    Some Statistics from the Vietnam War

    58,148 killed in Vietnam
    304,000 Wounded in Action
    86% of the men who died in Vietnam were Caucasians
    13% were African American
    1% Other
    Average age of the American soldier killed in action was 23
    2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers
    91% of Vietnam Veterans say they are glad they served
     
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    Damn I am a 1/3 or 9% minority take your pick.
     

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