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From Platoon to Winter Soldier: 10 of the best Vietnam war films

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As Spike Lee releases new war drama Da 5 Bloods, we look back at the ways cinema has represented the 20-year conflict

Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which is released on Netflix on 12 June, is the newest entry in cinema’s decades-long fascination with the trauma experienced by US soldiers during the Vietnam war. But this 1979 film from Francis Ford Coppola, adapted from Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, is still the big one: a widescreen vision of chaos, a nightmare from which Martin Sheen’s Captain Willard is trying to awake.
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