'Movies Like Full Metal Jacket':
Top 80s War Movies
While the major conflict of the 1980s was a cold one, there was plenty of heat to reflect on from previous decades, particularly in Vietnam: hence 'Platoon', 'Full Metal Jacket', and 'Born on the Fourth of July'.
A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.