Full Metal Jacket
Stanley Kubrick's drama follows a platoon of raw Marine recruits from their gruelling basic training to their first clash with enemy forces during a decisive battle in 1968. One of the best in the spate of 'Nam movies from the late 1980s, boasting stunning photography, great performances and harrowing scenes in which no punches are pulled. Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Dorian Harewood, Kevyn Major Howard, Arliss Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio star, but the film is dominated by R Lee Ermey's unforgettable performance as their tough drill instructor. Nominated for 'Best Screenplay based on Material from Another Medium' at the 1988 Oscars.