Apocalypse Now (1979)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

The only place to go from Apocalypse Now’s heart of darkness was towards Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America,” a trajectory advertised by its advocates as being bound for glory even as many suspected it was actually a dawn of the dead.

Adam Nayman (The Ringer)