By Oliver Stone

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1986-12-24
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Production Company: Hemdale Film Corporation
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 4,315 Ratings


Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value... life.




  • Not to forgotten

    By W.Martes
    I have seen many Vietnam War movies and this one gives u the feeling and sound of being there with this group of challenged souls. Some with personal demons and some with no business being there but feel the need to do something for their Brothers in Arms. Willem Defoe’s performance is memorable and not easy to forget. This movie and Dear Hunters really got my full attention especially since some of my family members were there, these are heads up movies for me. Must see movies very raw. Enjoy ✌️
  • Greatest movie of all time!

    By GoodByeRiddance
    This is hands down my favorite movie EVER. I became a fan of Charlie Sheen thanks to Platoon and learned not just about war but it shows how people truly are. Great soundtrack especially Adagio for strings. Oliver Stone not only directed he also wrote the movie. PLEASE APPLE put 4K, Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos I will be more than happy to purchase it!
  • Killer

    By DANGER! Do not read this book
    I don’t have this movie on I tunes. But I just wanted to say that it’s really good. No they didn’t have everything but that’s because it’s a movie they can’t get every thing. I wasn’t in Vietnam but my grandpa said that this is the most accurate Vietnam war movie because he was there. And that’s coming from a vet that was in The action all the time. The first month he was there his friend that he met in basic training got killed. Which is exactly what happens in this movie. And if you disagree with me this movie was made by a vet himself ,Oliver Stone. And another vet Who was A technical advisor Captain Dale Dye. Who both tried to make the movie as accurate as they can. The only thing I kind of don’t like about this movie is the cuss words. But that’s what makes it so accurate.
  • hasn’t aged well

    By Jeff Edward
    This film has not aged well. It’s melodramatic with cheesy acting, and had one of the most shallow plots that I’ve ever seen in a Vietnam War movie. Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, heck even Tropic Thunder and Forest Gump are better ways to spend your time in the Vietnam War than this thing.
  • Great movie makes you want to enlist in the marines

    By steveshredder
    I love Charlie sheens earlier work in film industry and have seen many of his works
  • My grandpa was in nam

    By yhhhduudud
    My grandpa fought in Vietnam war he was in the navy and told me about his experience and me watching this movie is amazing I very happy that I watched it to me it was kinda sad and I almost cried because it was a very realistic war movie and I enjoyed it but it was kinda emotional to me because my grandpa fought there this was a great movie and thank you for your service 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
  • Lit 😤

    By shakejunt5579
    This movie his hella lit 🅱️. An epic portrayal of the Vietnam War. Anyone who wants a good Vietnam War movie watch it cuz it's hella lit.
  • Genius!

    By Soaringeagle123
    With exception of Patton, the greatest war movie ever made.
  • Quintessential

    By ProfPolish
    I've seen all kinds of movies made by all kinds of men. I've heard people describe a talented athlete as having "it" ... Directors, actors, and writers can most definitely have "it" as well. This film gives one a sense of being there, and it reminds us that political climate often times overshadows the physical act. It's in my top 5 of all time. Haunting...
  • platoon

    By Williamspotts
    semi-autobiographical movie by Oliver Stone - greatest movie on thee war probably if people weren’t so hypnotized on the allegorical Apocalypse Now