The Vietnam War (2017)

The BEST episodes of The Vietnam War (2017)

Every episode of The Vietnam War (2017) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Vietnam War (2017)!

An immersive 360-degree narrative telling the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Featuring testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Last Updated: 9/13/2022Network:PBS
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The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)
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8.50
299 votes

#1 - The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/28/2017

Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for reconciliation.

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A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)
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8.20
330 votes

#2 - A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/27/2017

South Vietnam fights on its own as Nixon and Kissinger find a way out for America. The POWs return.

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Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)
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8.12
390 votes

#3 - Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/24/2017

Shaken by the Tet Offensive, assassinations and unrest, America seems to be coming apart.

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The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
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8.11
345 votes

#4 - The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/26/2017

Nixon withdraws troops but when he sends forces into Cambodia the antiwar movement reignites.

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This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)
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8.10
409 votes

#5 - This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/21/2017

American casualties and enemy body counts mount as marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and army units chase an elusive enemy in the Central Highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.

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The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
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8.05
375 votes

#6 - The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/25/2017

After chaos roils the Democratic Convention, Nixon, promising peace, narrowly wins the presidency.

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The River Styx (January 1964 – December 1965)
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8.03
485 votes

#7 - The River Styx (January 1964 – December 1965)

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/2017

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the South, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon's collapse, President Johnson escalates America's military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.

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Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)
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8.00
434 votes

#8 - Resolve (January 1966-June 1967)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/20/2017

US soldiers discover Vietnam is unlike their fathers’ war, while the antiwar movement grows.

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Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
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7.92
570 votes

#9 - Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/2017

As a communist insurgency gains strength, JFK wrestles with American involvement in South Vietnam.

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Déjà Vu (1858-1961)
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7.85
841 votes

#10 - Déjà Vu (1858-1961)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/2017

After nearly a century of French colonial rule, Vietnam emerges independent, but divided.

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