There are definitely some funny military movies that every Soldier should watch. Listed below, I want to share five of my top 5 favorite funny military movies of all time.
# 5 In the Army Now (1994)
I watched this movie right before I joined the Army. In this movie Pauly Shore and his misfit friend join a water purification unit in the Army Reserves. The movie covers their time at Basic Training and their deployment overseas. If this movie doesn’t make you laugh, I’m not sure what will.
# 4 Star Ship Troopers(1997)
This masterpiece science fiction movie is one of my favorite military movies of all time. While it might not be considered a comedy by some people, I think there are plenty of funny scenes in it, which is why I have it on this list. Watch the humans fight the bugs.
# 3 Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
Let me start by telling you that it was hard picking a number one choice. Any one of my top three movies could have been my # 1 pick. Kelly’s Heroes is an all-time classic. Starring Clint Eastwood, this movie is a variation of the famous “The Dirty Dozen” movie. It’s a story where Eastwood and his comrades try to steal a bunch of gold from the Germans during WW2.
# 2 Stripes (1981)
Starring Bill Murray and John Candy, this movie will make you laugh until your stomach hurts. Basically, Bill Murray is a loser who ends up joining the Army. Watch his story through Basic Training and in the real Army. If you can watch this movie without laughing, there’s probably something wrong with you.
# 1 Major Payne (1995)
I had to make Major Payne my top choice. I know some people will disagree with me on this one, but I laughed longer (and more) with this movie than any other movie on my list. MAJ Payne is a Marine war hero who gets assigned as a JROTC Instructor with a bunch of misfit kids. This is a must see.
In summary, these are my top five funny military movies of all time. I’d love to hear from you and learn what your favorite funny military movie is. Just leave a comment and let me know.