Top 10 Vietnam movies

Michael Caine struggles, Marlon Brando snaps, Robert De Niro survives. This is the best of Vietnam on celluloid.

  • Indochine (1992) Stunning cinematography sells 1930s love story - if this doesn't make you want to go to Halong Bay, nothing will.
  • The Lover (1992) Taboo tryst in French colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
  • The Quiet American (2002) Michael Caine caught in a love triangle and political turmoil at the Hotel Continental in 1950s Saigon.
  • The Scent of Green Papaya (1992) Beautifully shot coming of age story in 50s’ Saigon.
  • Apocalypse Now (1979) Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando deliver probably the most-quoted Vietnam War movie lines.
  • The Deer Hunter (1978) Small-town America feels the after-effects of the Vietnam War.
  • Platoon (1986) The first of Oliver Stone’s Vietnam trilogy and the highest-ever-grossing film about the Vietnam War.
  • Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Robin Williams provides comic relief for troops as a wartime radio announcer.
  • Cyclo (1995) A young cyclo driver’s struggle with Ho Chi Minh City’s violent underworld.
  • Three Seasons (1999) Harvey Keitel plays a veteran returning to Ho Chi Minh City to look for his daughter.