Nick Cannon Picks The 50 Best Movies About Military Personnel

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It’s Memorial Day and your man Nick Cannon is here celebrating everything our armed service personnel do to protect our great nation.  Be sure you check out a memorial service or parade near you today and thank your local veterans for everything they’ve done for us.

In honor of Memorial Day, I’m counting down the 50 Greatest Movies About Our Military Members Past and Present (and a couple on Tatooine). Celebrate Memorial Day all year round with these great flicks.

50. Pearl Harbor
It might not be the most amazing movie, but you gotta admit that you stood up and cheered for America when Ben Affleck rocked the attack scenes.
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49. Crimson Tide
Denzel is the man. Stay tuned for more Denzel gems. He’s all over this countdown
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48. Good Morning, Vietnam
My man Robin Williams brought humanity and a voice to Vietnam veterans.
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47. GI Jane
Move over Amber Rose, Demi Moore was the original bald hottie.
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46. Thin Red Line
The Oscar nominated film is one of director Terrence Malick’s best. Look at that. You’re honoring AND learning on Memorial Day.
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45. Letters from Iwo Jima
If you can make it all the way through this, it will change your world.
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44. Star Wars
Okay, they might not be American soldiers, but you gotta the members of the rebel attack were hardcore. Those little Ewoks hustle hard.
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43. Forrest Gump
Run Forrest!
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42. Air Force One
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41. Men of Honor
My man Cuba Gooding Jr. Plus, he got to wear one of the wildest costumes in a war movie ever.
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40. Band of Brothers
This movie in six parts was one of the biggest hits of HBO.
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39. Bridge Over the River Kwai
Hey, is that Obi Wan Kenobi?
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38. The Patriot
Mel might be crazy as Hell, but this movie is a classic.
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37. Private Benjamin
You might know her as Kate Hudson’s mom. Goldie Hawn nailed it in this war time comedy.
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36. A Few Good Men
Don’t mess with Tom Cruise.
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35. Sgt. Bilko
Steve Martin cracks me up in this crazy comedy about a rag tag group of cadets and their hapless leader.
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34. Heartbreak Ridge
Clint Eastwood, aka Dirty Diddy Harry, will show you how to fight like a man.
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33. Apocalypse Now
This ultimate war movie shows the dark, scary and hardcord side of war.
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32. Manchurian Candidate
Denzel is back again!
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31. Delta Farce
I don’t get it, but my relatives in the South love this movie.
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30. Full Metal Jacket
This movie will blow your mind.
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29. Biloxi Blues
AKA Ferris Bueller Day At War.
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28. Clear and Present Danger
Remember classic Harrison Ford?
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27. Hunt for Red October
What about classic Alec Baldwin? Damn, that guy is thin.
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26. Patton
My grandpa loves this movie.
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25. Tropic Thunder
Okay, this is a reach. But we’re halfway through the list and I’m tired. I’ve had four diapers to change already.
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24. The Best Years Of Our Lives
I’m going way, way back with this Oscar winner. Check it out.
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22. Operation Petticoat
No, it’s not a movie about your drawers… although that gives me an idea.
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21. The Kingdom
Jamie Foxx broke with his amazing performance.
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20. The Big Red One
I discovered The Big Red One the first time while making this list… get your minds out of the gutter.
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19. Rambo
War vet John Rambo, is the man in this and the three follow up films.
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18. Jar Head
All the ladies swoon for the Gyllenhaal. Watch this and find out why.
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17. Courage Under Fire
Denzel looks for emotional salvation as he investigates an attack on Meg Ryan’s battalion.
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16. Three Kings
My man Clooney does it again!
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15. Major Payne
Damon Waynes sends up military flicks with this full ridiculous movie. You can’t help but love him.
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14. McHale’s Navy
Ernest Borgnine at his best! Who is Ernest Borgnine? Go ask your granddad. I had to.
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13. From Here To Eternity
This was one of the first moving war films on the scene watch it to experience classic cinema.
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12. Hurt Locker
This just proves you can’t hold a good soldier or woman director down. This movie won Best Oscar the year of its release and is still going strong.
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11. Independence Day
Whether Will Smith is fighting the system or aliens, he’s always kicking a**.
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10. Men Who Stare At Goats
George Clooney is trip-y in this film about psychic government spies.
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9. Stripes
Bill Murray cracks me up every time.
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8. All Quiet On The Western Front
This classic flick is the grandmother of all war movies. Check it out as part of your education, son.
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7. Black Hawk Down
Wow, this movie is intense.
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6. Platoon
Watch this for some real war action.
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5. Saving Private Ryan
This movie gets me every time.
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4. M*A*S*H
Before it was a TV show it was one of the raciest movies ever made. The trailer is so racy, in fact, the Standards and Practices guys won’t let me embed it. Click on the picture to watch it.
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3. Top Gun
Come on. You didn’t think I could get through this list without at least one mention of Tom Cruise.
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2. Glory
Denzel kicks butt no matter what war he’s fighting.
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1. Antwone Fisher
Denzel is back… this time directing. This is my favorite movie that celebrates the power of people in military service. Watch it any time of the year.

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Have a great Memorial Day! Be sure to pop back year every day for a hot new list from me and check out my site Cannon’s Countdown.

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