Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick's take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis, quickly christened 'Joker' by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant, and pudgy Private Lawrence, nicknamed 'Gomer Pyle', as they endure the rigours of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering, and eventually participating in, the Battle of Hué.
Starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio
Director Stanley Kubrick