Great Movies and Documentaries to watch before visiting Vietnam
Oh, Saigon 2007
A compelling autobiographical documentary by Vietnamese-American film director Doan Hoang. It tells the story of her family separated during the fall of Saigon and their attempt to reunite.
The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick
A 10 part American documentary series about Vietnam War. The series features interviews with almost 80 witnesses including both Americans and Vietnamese.
Apocalypse Now 1979
Francis Ford Coppola’s classic war movie, inspired by Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness. Set during the Vietnam War, it tells a story of Captain Benjamin L. Willard, (Martin Sheen) who is sent on a mission to find and terminate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade who runs his own military group out of Cambodia and who has gone completely insane.
The Deer Hunter 1978
Epic war drama about a group of friends, steelworkers form a small town in Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. The film describes the horrors of Vietnam War and it’s irreversible effects. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, and John Savage.
Love Market 2017
This travel documentary takes us to a beautiful town of Sa Pa in the highlands of North Vietnam, where a very unique event takes place, the Love Market festival.