Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two commanding officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.
Concluding his Vietnam War trilogy that began with "Platoon" and soared with "Born on the Fourth of July," Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Natural Born Killers," "JFK") brings to the screen the true story of one Vietnamese woman's heroic struggle to survive war, hardship and upheaval in her own country and in her adopted land of America. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones ("Batman Forever," "The Fugitive") as her soldier husband, and co-starring Joan Chen ("The Last Emperor"), Academy Award-winner Dr. Haing S. Ngor ("The Killing Fields"), Oscar-nominee Debbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain"), and introducing Hiep Thi Le as Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs the film is based on. Winner of the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Newsweek calls this film "powerful, highly-charged, undeniably gripping." The New York Times says "ravishing images...Stone is a fiery, impassioned filmmaker."
The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. MPAA Rating: R (c) 1987 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hells of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic. (Original Title - Deer Hunter) - 1978 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer), one of the most sensual and exciting figures in the history of rock and roll, explodes on the screen in "THE DOORS," the electrifying movie about a time called the sixties and a legendary outlaw who rocked America's consciousness -- forever. Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, and Billy Idol also star.
Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone's ("Natural Born Killers," "Born on the Fourth of July") highly acclaimed and Academy Award-winning docudrama chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - controversially putting to the test some of the incredible details of the official "single assassin" and "magic bullet" explanations that have quietly plagued the nation for decades. Academy Award-winning superstar Kevin Costner ("Rumor Has It ," "The Bodyguard") heads a tremendous all-star cast, with the real Garrison in an ironic cameo as future Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, of the government's infamous Warren Commission. Leonard Maltin acclaims this dramatic tale as "absolutely riveting...superb...Oscar-winner for Robert Richardson's cinematography and Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's phenomenal editing."
In the 1960s the government entered a war it had no chance of winning. The enemy was Abbie Hoffman. A unique insight into the life of activist/radical Abbie Hoffman as he battles for social justice and journeys through the maze of music and politics that defined the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based on Abbie and Anita Hoffman's best-seller.
Anthony Hopkins electrifies the screen as Nixon in the acclaimed hit from controversial director Oliver Stone! Nominated for 4 Academy Awards, Nixon takes a riveting look at a complex man whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power -- when his involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States! With a phenomenal all-star cast, featuring Ed Harris, James Woods and Joan Allen, Nixon is powerful motion picture entertainment you don't want to miss!
This is the definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of the heart of darkness in all of us. Nominated for eight Academy AwardsÆ|this classic and compelling Vietnam War epic stars Martin Sheen as Army Captain Willard|a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando)|who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend”. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
The compelling and provocative documentary of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist. An iconic inspiration for peace during one of the most tumultuous times in American history|Lennon stood his ground|refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
The year is 1965 and America is at war with North Vietnam. Commanding the air cavalry is Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Gibson), a born leader committed to his troops. His target: the la Drang Valley, called "The Valley of Death." As Moore prepares for one of the most violent battles in U.S. history, he delivers a stirring promise to his soldiers and their families: "I will leave no man behind...dead or alive. We will all come home together."
From the director of "Boys in Company C" and in the tradition of "Platoon" and "Apocalypse Now" comes a hard-fought drama about Echo Company, one of the hardest hit American units of the Vietnam War. Kathleen Martin, a TV journalist, is assigned on location to Vietnam to cover the reunion of Echo Company as they revisit old battlefields. Kathleens documentary gets off to a rocky start when it is revealed that Captain Ramsey (played by Casper Van Dien) was accused of providing wrong bombing coordinates, causing the deaths of his own men. The drama unfolds as we learn what happened that fateful day.
The tension and terror that is present-day South Africa is powerfully portrayed in director Richard Attenborough's sweeping story of black activist Stephen Biko (Denzel Washington) and a liberal white newspaper editor who risks his own life to bring Biko's message to the world. After learning of apartheid's true horrors through Biko's eyes, editor Donald Woods (Kevin Kline) discovers that his friend has been silenced by the police. Determined not to let Biko's message go unheard, Woods undertakes a perilous quest to escape South Africa and bring Biko's remarkable tale of courage to the world. The riveting, true story offers a stirring account of man at his most evil and most heroic.