Best War Movies of 1978


The Deer Hunter

8.1/10 IMDB

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

Starring: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, George Dzundza, Rutanya Alda, Pierre Segui, Amy Wright, Richard Kuss ..
Directed by: Michael Cimino
Release date: 1978-03-09

Coming Home

7.3/10 IMDB

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty, Mary Gregory, Kathleen Miller, Beeson Carroll, Willie Tyler ..
Directed by: Hal Ashby
Release date: 1978-02-15

The Wild Geese

6.8/10 IMDB

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

Starring: Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger, John Kani, Jack Watson, Frank Finlay, Kenneth Griffith, Ronald Fraser ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1978-06-28

Force 10 from Navarone

6.4/10 IMDB

World War II, 1943. Mallory and Miller, the heroes who destroyed the guns of Navarone, are sent to Yugoslavia in search of a ghost from the past.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw, Barbara Bach, Edward Fox, Franco Nero, Carl Weathers, Richard Kiel, Alan Badel, Michael Byrne, Philip Latham ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1978-08-16

The Boys in Company C

6.9/10 IMDB

Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they purposely lose a soccer game against a South Vietnamese team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.

Starring: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck, Craig Wasson, Scott Hylands, James Whitmore Jr., Helen McNeely, Noble Willingham, R. Lee Ermey ..
Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Release date: 1978-02-02

Who'll Stop the Rain

6.7/10 IMDB

John, a disillusioned Vietnam War journalist, turns to heroin smuggling. He cons Ray, an equally burnt out veteran into delivering the drugs stateside to his wife. Everything soon falls apart and Ray ends up on the run with John's wife trying to evade crooked narcotics agents.

Starring: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe, Richard Masur, Ray Sharkey, Gail Strickland, Charles Haid, David Opatoshu, Joaquín Martínez ..
Directed by: Karel Reisz
Release date: 1978-08-02

Go Tell the Spartans

6.6/10 IMDB

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South Vietnamese counterparts defend the village of Muc Wa against multiple attacks by Viet-Cong guerrillas.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Marc Singer, Joe Unger, David Clennon, Evan C. Kim, John Megna, Hilly Hicks, Dolph Sweet, Clyde Kusatsu ..
Directed by: Ted Post
Release date: 1978-07-12
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The Four Feathers

6.4/10 IMDB

The fifth filming of the adventure classic about a British soldier in the 1880s who fights to regain his honor after being given four white feathers, symbols of cowardice.

Starring: Beau Bridges, Robert Powell, Simon Ward, Jane Seymour, Harry Andrews, Richard Johnson, David Robb, Richard Beale, Robin Bailey, John Hallam ..
Directed by: Don Sharp
Release date: 1978-01-01

Death Force

5.3/10 IMDB

Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam War buddies, who cut his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese soldiers stranded there since World War II. They nurse him back to health and he is taught martial arts and the art of the samurai. Back in the States, his treacherous pals, Marelli and Maghee, use their loot and viciousness to muscle their way into Los Angels mafia turf.

Starring: Jayne Kennedy, Leon Isaac Kennedy, James Iglehart, Carmen Argenziano, Joe Mari Avellana, Joonee Gamboa, Leo Martinez, Armando Federico, Cathy Sabino, James Monroe Iglehart ..
Directed by: Cirio H. Santiago
Release date: 1978-09-01

The Gypsy Warriors

4.4/10 IMDB

American soldiers (Tom Selleck and James Whitmore Jr.) must travel behind enemy lines to procure the formula for a deadly Nazi toxin in this World War II adventure.

Starring: James Whitmore Jr., Tom Selleck, Joseph Ruskin, Lina Raymond ..
Directed by: Lou Antonio
Release date: 1978-05-12

The Norseman

3.6/10 IMDB

An 11th-century Viking prince sails to America to find his father, who on a previous voyage had been captured by Indians.

Starring: Lee Majors, Cornel Wilde, Mel Ferrer, Jack Elam, Christopher Connelly, Susie Coelho, Deacon Jones, Jimmy Clem, Kathleen Freeman, Jesse Pearson ..
Directed by: Charles B. Pierce
Release date: 1978-10-05
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5.6/10 IMDB

Killing as many commies as he can is the goal of a hatred consumed private in the Israeli Army. The memory of his torture in a Russian mental hospital has driven him to revenge. Persuading his friends and lovers to join him in his quest, he sets out on a mission of blood and vengeance. Sigourney Weaver stars as the brave woman who must love and trust a madman.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, F. Murray Abraham, Michael Beck, Alan Feinstein, Esther Zewko ..
Directed by: Dan Cohen
Release date: 1978-01-01
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5.4/10 IMDB

An U.S. Army colonel leads a crack group of secret agents operating behind enemy lines in occupied France during World War II.

Starring: William Conrad, Michael O’Hare, Cathy Lee Crosby, Katherine Woodville, Brioni Farrell, Marcel Hillaire, Bill Fletcher, Jeremy Kemp, Jack Ging, Ian Abercrombie ..
Directed by: Barry Shear
Release date: 1978-03-16

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