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1. 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

2. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

3. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.5
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

4. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Writers: Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

5. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Writers: William Nicholson, Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

6. Assassin's Creed IV (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

9.2
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A video game where you play as sailor, privateer and assassin Edward Kenway exploring on and around the islands in the Caribbean Sea during the early 18th century.

Writers: Nicholas Grimwood, Jean Guesdon, Mark Hill, Mustapha Mahrach, Corey May, Darby McDevitt, Jill Murray | Director: Ashraf Ismail | Stars: Matt Ryan, Sean Pertwee, Amy Landecker, Diarmaid Murtagh

7. Assassin's Creed III (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

8.7
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The American Colonies, 1775. It's a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution.

Writers: Richard Farrese, Nicholas Grimwood, Russell Lees, Corey May, Matt Turner, Danny Wallace, Jeffrey Yohalem, Ceri Young | Directors: Alex Hutchinson, Shea Wageman | Stars: Noah Watts, Neil Napier, Robin Atkin Downes, Adrian Hough

8. They Were Expendable (1945)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II.

Writers: William L. White, Frank Wead | Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

9. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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A dramatization of the battle that turned out to be 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

10. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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

11. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Writers: Edmund H. North, C.S. Forester | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

12. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North, Frank Tilsley | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

13. American Warships (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.8
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When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

Writer: Thunder Levin | Director: Thunder Levin | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers, Johanna Watts, Nikki McCauley

14. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, D.A. Rayner | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

15. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

16. The Sea Hawk (1940)

TV-G | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Writers: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

17. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Writers: Mark Rascovich, James Poe | Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

18. Operation Pacific (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Writer: George Waggner | Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes

19. PT 109 (1963)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.4
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Dramatization of President John F. Kennedy's war time experiences during which he captained a PT boat, took it to battle and had it sunk by a Japanese destroyer. He and the survivors had to... See full summary »

Writers: Richard L. Breen, Howard Sheehan, Vincent X. Flaherty, Robert J. Donovan | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, James Gregory

20. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Guy Gilpatric, A.I. Bezzerides, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

21. The Mysterious Island (1929)

TV-G | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.2
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On a volcanic island near the kingdom of Hetvia rules Count Dakkar, a benevolent leader and scientist who has eliminated class distinction among the island's inhabitants. Dakkar, his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Verne, Lucien Hubbard | Directors: Lucien Hubbard, Benjamin Christensen, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Jacqueline Gadsden, Lloyd Hughes, Montagu Love

22. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Writers: Stephen Churchett, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

23. Captain Blood (1935)

Approved | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Robin Hood variety.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Casey Robinson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

24. The Sea Chase (1955)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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As World War II begins, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gantlet of Allied warships.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, John Twist, Andrew Geer | Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger

25. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

TV-PG | 93 min | War, Action, Drama

7.4
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Writers: John Gay, Edward L. Beach | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

26. Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | 114 min | War, Drama

6.3
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The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Kenneth M. Dodson | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

27. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

28. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Æneas MacKenzie, C.S. Forester | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

29. Submarine X-1 (1969)

G | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

5.0
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After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs.

Writers: Donald S. Sanford, Guy Elmes, John C. Champion, Edmund H. North | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Caan, David Sumner, Norman Bowler, Brian Grellis

30. The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, War

6.2
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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

31. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to ... See full summary »

Writers: Beirne Lay Jr., Frank D. Gilroy | Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

32. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

8.2
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Chester W. Nimitz

33. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.0
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Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Patrick Harbinson | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

34. Crash Dive (1943)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Writers: Jo Swerling, W.R. Burnett | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason

35. 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

36. Die Männer der Emden (2012)

180 min | Adventure, Drama

5.9
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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

Creator: Axel Ricke | Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Ken Duken, Felicitas Woll, Sebastian Blomberg

37. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

5.0
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Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Hollister Noble, Philip Yordan, Sidney Harmon, Charles O'Neal | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

38. Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

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

39. Rome: Engineering an Empire (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.4
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Despite their personal short comings, many of the Roman Empires great engineering accomplishments were introduced during the reign of the Caesars. The tradition continued under Vespasian, ... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Cassel | Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Michael Carroll, George Piscopo, Massimo Vari, Giorgio Cuneo

40. I Remember Nelson (1982– )

60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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Stars: Kenneth Colley, Geraldine James, Tim Pigott-Smith, John Clements

41. The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959)

99 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

5.6
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Bianca, the beautiful daughter of Rhodes military governor, travels in the San Luca from the Venice Republic to her home in Rhodes, and without her knowledge, the ship also brings secret ... See full summary »

Writers: Luciano Martino, Piero Pierotti, Bruno Rasia | Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Lex Barker, Chelo Alonso, Massimo Serato, Graziella Granata

42. The Sea Hawk (1924)

Passed | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, J.G. Hawks, Walter Anthony | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery

43. The Blue Eagle (1926)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Writers: Gerald Beaumont, Gordon Rigby, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, William Russell, Margaret Livingston

44. Warship (2001– )

224 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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The evolution of the modern naval warship, from the days of wooden vessels under sail to today's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, submarines, and missile cruisers.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Tim L. Smith

45. Battle Group: Halsey (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.2
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The World War II career of US Navy Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

Writer: Wayne Weiss | Director: Wayne Weiss | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, William F. Halsey

46. Jia wu feng yun (1962)

95 min | History, War

6.8
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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

47. Sorte Shara (1961)

90 min | War

5.7
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Writer: Hans Hansen | Director: Sven Methling | Stars: Ebbe Langberg, Ove Sprogøe, Søren Elung Jensen, Carl Ottosen

48. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts

49. Tigers of the Sea (2000 Video)

165 min | Documentary, War

2.7
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America's navy at war in World War 2, from the flat-tops to the pig-boats, they all had a part to play in taking the attack to the enemy.

Director: Lanny Lee | Stars: Bill Barrett, Dale Reed

50. Battle of the Atlantic (1941)

Documentary, Short, War

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Screener n°4 - The battle of the Atlantic The Battle of the Atlantic

Star: Quentin Reynolds