The Low Budget
Not quite so famous, and perhaps not quite so accurate, these movies are still valuable to the keeper, both for good the odd gem to steal, and for cliches to avoid...
An independent film made on small budget and filmed in Southern California a region not generally known for its similarities with the steamy jungles of Vietnam. Filmed in a documentary style it follows a Long Range Recon Patrol into "Indian Country". The cameraman is nicknamed "MoPic" by the team, because the military code for his job is 84C20, Motion Picture Specialist. What should be a routine mission however goes wrong and eventually turns into a struggle for survival.
A largely fictitious comedy portrayal of real life Disc Jockey Adrian Cronauer experiences in Vietnam. Starring a maniacal Robin Williams fighting the system to maintain troop morale. Cronauer admits that had he behaved like Williams does in the film he would have been thrown in the stockade.
On the other hand, it does the the Keeper a chance to give the players a little light relief, before their favourite DJ gets kidnapped by a mythos cult and fed to a shoggoth.
Tour of Duty - Season One (television series)
The story follows the members of Company B, on their one-year tour of duty in Vietnam. Lots of factually or historically questionable details, but reasonably well plotted for a 80's prime time TV show.
Keepers should be able to steal the plot of any particular episode for use as A Day At The Races, a non-mythos adventure that should keep them from seeing byakhee in every triple canopy.
All the characters from the series would make excellent NPC's, particularly Sgt Zeke Anderson. By the third season, their transfer to SOG guarantees that some of the platoon have little green triangles on their records.
Air America, essentially a buddy movie about the CIA's private airline operating in Laos during the Vietnam War. There is an insurgency shooting at them, government soldiers running drugs, a pilot who is supplying arms to the whole region, and those are the straightforward sub plots.
Despite issues between the CIA and Delta Green, some Air America missions are likely to have supplied DG allies, such as the Tcho-Tcho's, had Mel Gibson been shot down next to a Tcho Tcho village, he might not have had such a welcome.
Of course it would explain much of Martin Riggs later madness in the late 1980's if he was a psychological construct used to explain the years Billy Covington had spent learning to kill with the Tcho Tcho's
R-Point is a Korean horror film following a group of South Korean soldiers sent to a strategically important island somewhere south of Saigon referred to as R-Point. The soldiers are on a search and rescue mission looking for another team of soldiers who have been missing for 6 months and were presumed dead, until a shortwave radio transmission from R-Point is received from the missing soldiers.
Not so much a horror movie as a ghost story, the movie is subtle and spooky with a sense of growing menace which starts the moment the soldiers arrive at the island.
R-Point could be stolen almost entirely as the basis for a scenario as pointed out by Kevin in the comments on our previous Movies post