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1. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 253,370 | Gross: $198.54M

2. Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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41 Metascore

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

Votes: 201,954 | Gross: $65.17M

3. The Pacific (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Sebastian Bertoli

Votes: 68,108

4. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

8.5
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata | Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 137,563

5. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Writers: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko Yoshido | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase

Votes: 131,876 | Gross: $13.75M

6. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, John Milius | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 25,132

7. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 24,940 | Gross: $14.50M

8. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization of the battle that was heralded as the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Writer: Donald S. Sanford | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 13,555

9. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Bassett | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 6,158

10. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Writers: Peter Stone, Frank Tarloff, S.H. Barnett | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Votes: 7,345

11. Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1945.

Writers: Yasuo Hasegawa, Kenzaburô Iida | Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 484

12. Destination Tokyo (1943)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, History, War

7.3
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Delmer Daves, Albert Maltz | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely

Votes: 3,517

13. Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, War, Action

5.8
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In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.

Writers: Daniel B. Ullman, Stephen Kandel | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 226

14. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, War

6.3
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Lieutenant Rip Crandall is hoodwinked into taking command of the "Wackiest Ship in the Navy" - a real garbage scow with a crew of misfits who don't know a jib from a jigger. What none of ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Murphy, Herbert H. Margolis, William Raynor, Herbert Carlson | Director: Richard Murphy | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Ricky Nelson, John Lund, Chips Rafferty

Votes: 1,465

15. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | War, Drama

6.4
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A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Writers: Richard Sale, William Wister Haines | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

Votes: 1,357

16. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Writer: Jonathan Latimer | Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 350

17. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Satoshi Suzuki | Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 598

18. Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.7
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In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »

Writers: George K. Burke, J.M. Scott | Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant

Votes: 419

19. I Was an American Spy (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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Begins in documentary style when U. S. Army General Mark Clark authenticates Claire Phillips' adventures and achievements, as an American citizen who rendered invaluable services to her ... See full summary »

Writers: Claire Phillips, Myron B. Goldsmith, Samuel Roeca | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Ann Dvorak, Gene Evans, Douglas Kennedy, Richard Loo

Votes: 129

20. Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)

149 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Kaneto Shindô | Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 182

21. The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943)

Approved | 265 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.6
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Just before World War II, the Chinese and American governments mount a joint operation to prevent the Germans and Japanese from taking over the strategic island of Mandon.

Writers: Morgan Cox, Zack Mosley | Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Brown, Rose Hobart, Edgar Barrier, Marjorie Lord

Votes: 286

22. Okinawa (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, History

4.9
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Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur A. Ross, Leonard Stern, Jameson Brewer | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams

Votes: 97

23. Aegis (2005)

126 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.

Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Yasuo Hasegawa, Kenzaburô Iida | Director: Junji Sakamoto | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Akira Terao, Kôichi Satô, Kiichi Nakai

Votes: 199

24. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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And then there was a skeleton

Writer: Toshio Yasumi | Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 113

26. Hawai Marê oki kaisen (1942)

116 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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Writer: Kajirô Yamamoto | Director: Kajirô Yamamoto | Stars: Susumu Fujita, Setsuko Hara, Fumindo Matsuo, Kunio Mita

Votes: 55

27. Eagle of the Pacific (1953)

119 min | Drama, History, War

8.4
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Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, a brilliant tactician, is a loyal subject of the emperor, despite his grave misgivings about leading Japan's navy into war with the United States. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Hiroshi Nihon'yanagi, Masao Shimizu, Eijirô Yanagi

Votes: 15

28. Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (Video Game)

Action, Adventure, History | Pre-production

FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA is an air-combat action game based on the historical events of America's secret volunteer squadrons that flew against Japan in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre of WW2.

Writers: Will Bucknum, Björn Larsson | Director: Björn Larsson | Stars: Kevin Parr, Aaron Baca, Takuya Matsumoto, Sam Hughes

29. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Writer: John Francis Larkin | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 33

30. Jia wu feng yun (1962)

95 min | History, War

7.0
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In 1894 the Japanese Imperial Navy provokes the Chinese navy to test defenses. Some Chinese want to make concessions while others want to fight. When Japan invades, some naval officers put up a heroic resistance.

Director: Nong Lin | Stars: Jie Li, Muran Li, Xueqing Pang, Ke Poo

Votes: 41

31. Outpost (1944)

5 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Snafu has an object lesson on the value of complete and accurate regular reports when he discovers and reports evidence of the enemy's presence at his assigned area.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 56

32. Kikuchi sembon-yari: Shidonî tokubetsu kôgeki-tai (1944)

99 min | Action, Drama, History

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Writers: Kenji Hata, Kan Kikuchi, Yoshikata Yoda | Directors: Tomiyasu Ikeda, Sentarô Shirai | Stars: Kanzo Yoshii, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kusuo Abe, Seiji Taki

33. The Century: America's Time (1999– )
Episode: 1936-1941: Over the Edge (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Jennings, Marian Anderson, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill

34. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: Attack on Pearl Harbor (2004)

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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On-going series aired internationally on the History Channel. Program highlights a pivitol event in history from the perspective of those who witnessed it.

Director: Dan Clifton | Stars: Peter Guinness, William Bruno, Amy Lynn Church, P.J. McCarthy

Votes: 11

35. The Century: America's Time (1999– )
Episode: Homefront: 1941-1945 (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Jennings, Bud Abbott, Stephen Ambrose, Lou Costello

36. Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983– )
Episode: Prelude to War (1983)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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As an agent of Japan's ally Great Britain, Reilly is forced to aid the Japanese fleet invade Port Arthur begin the Russo-Japanese War.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, R.H. Bruce Lockhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Sam Neill, Jeananne Crowley, David Suchet, Derek Newark

Votes: 34

37. The War (2007– )
Episode: Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007)

TV-14 | 137 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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On June 6, 1944, D-Day, 1.5 million Allied troops take part in the greatest invasion in history, but then bog down in the Norman hedgerows for weeks. Saipan proves the costliest Pacific ... See full summary »

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Quentin Aanenson, Joseph Vaghi, Paul Fussell

Votes: 70