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1. The Pacific (2010 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 52 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: 64,477

2. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Writers: James Jones, Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas

Votes: 134,894

3. 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: 13,155

4. Task Force (1949)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, War

6.7
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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

Writer: Delmer Daves | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan

Votes: 711

5. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.3
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World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, Paul King, Joseph Stone | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 8,979

6. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, John Huston, Charles Shaw | Director: John Huston | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Votes: 5,921

7. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Writers: Harry Brown, James Edward Grant | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 7,181

8. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Writer: Leon Uris | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,545

9. Ghost of the China Sea (1958)

79 min | War, Drama

4.6
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A ragtag band of civilians and military personnel evade the Japanese in the Philippines, utilising the so-called USS Frankenstein.

Writers: David Brian, Charles B. Griffith | Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: David Brian, Lynette Bernay, Norman Wright, Harry Chang

Votes: 34

10. Halls of Montezuma (1950)

Approved | 113 min | Adventure, War, Drama

6.7
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Writer: Michael Blankfort | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 1,967

11. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

131 min | Drama, War

6.5
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In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters. To them, war is a game which they know they will win and the common ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Sanders, Terry Sanders, Norman Mailer | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 773

12. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.8
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Writers: Richard Tregaskis, Lamar Trotti, Jerome Cady | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,671

13. The Last Bomb (1945)

35 min | Short, Documentary, War

6.4
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Documentary of the planning and delivery of the last great bomber attack on the city of Tokyo by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Reed Hadley, Arthur Kennedy, Curtis LeMay, Zane Mann

Votes: 42

14. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | War, Drama

6.2
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Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in Korean waters during the Korean War, starts to think back to the rough days of the air-war against Japan during World War II, when he ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Fisher | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

Votes: 258

15. Beach Red (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.4
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As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.

Writers: Clint Johnston, Don Peters, Cornel Wilde, Peter Bowman | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Rip Torn, Burr DeBenning, Patrick Wolfe

Votes: 960

16. The Conscientious Objector (2004)

101 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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The story of Desmond Doss, a US Army medic who was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Writers: Terry Benedict, Jeff Wood | Director: Terry Benedict | Stars: Ralph Baker, Carl Bentley, James Boylan, John Centola

Votes: 177

17. Price for Peace (2002)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Zenji Abe, Stephen Ambrose, Hal Braun, Jeanne Doll Dolan

Votes: 208

18. Pacific Inferno (1979)

89 min | War

3.3
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After the fall of the Philippines in World War II, the Japanese discover that Gen. MacArthur ordered millions of dollars in silver dumped in Manila Bay in order that it not fall into enemy ... See full summary »

Writers: Rolf Bayer, Roland S. Jefferson, Eric Jones | Director: Rolf Bayer | Stars: Jim Brown, Richard Jaeckel, Timothy Brown, Rik Van Nutter

Votes: 144

19. Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944)

Approved | 80 min | War, Comedy

6.8
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Wilbert Winkle, a henpecked, mild-mannered, middle-aged bank clerk and handyman finds himself in the midst of battle in the South Pacific.

Writers: George Corey, Theodore Pratt, Waldo Salt, Louis Solomon | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Warrick, Ted Donaldson, Bob Haymes

Votes: 313

20. Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, History

7.4
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Creator: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dale Dye, Nick Jameson, Yuri Lowenthal, Mako

Votes: 493

21. Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (1944)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Bugs fights stereotyped Japanese during World War II.

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 375

22. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )

30 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Kentaro Buma, Frank Gibney, Weston C. Pullen

Votes: 75

23. With the Marines at Tarawa (1944)

18 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.2
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Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

Directors: Richard Brooks, Louis Hayward | Stars: Alexander Bonnyman Jr., John Borich, Merritt A. Edson, H.W. Hill

Votes: 141

24. Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, War

7.6
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You play through the eyes of soldiers in various engagements of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Creator: Steven Spielberg | Directors: Mo Davoudian, Ali Donovan | Stars: Dave Wittenberg, Will Friedle, Bart Tangredi, Chris Cox

Votes: 585

25. To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.4
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Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan.

Stars: Harlon Block, John H. Bradley, Rene A. Gagnon, Ira H. Hayes

Votes: 81

26. Ghosts of Bataan (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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Writers: Tim Cremin, Chip Rives | Director: Tim Cremin | Stars: Bert Bank, Mark Consuelos, John Daly, Richard M. Gordon

Votes: 12

27. Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944)

Approved | 54 min | War, Documentary

6.4
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Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.

Writer: Robert Presnell Sr. | Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Veiller, Walter Krueger

Votes: 59

28. Attack in the Pacific (1944)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

6.7
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Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Imperial Japan during and immediately after World War II.

Stars: Henry H. Arnold, Alan Brooke, Kai-Shek Chiang, Winston Churchill

Votes: 36

29. Blue Devils: Marine Aviation Squadron VMF-451 (2008 Video)

77 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Writers: Noel Wilton, Jay Wintermeyer | Director: Terrence Dodge Jr. | Stars: James Anderson, William E. Brown, Stewart Burleigh, Archie Donahue

Votes: 11

30. Universal Newsreel (XXIII) (1945)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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The entire newsreel, in a single segment, is devoted to the completion of the liberation of the Philippines from the forces of Imperial Japan, beginning with the final assault on those ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Douglas MacArthur

31. Universal Newsreel (IX) (1945)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in five segments shows ongoing American combat activities in the Philippines, ongoing Allied combat in Europe, the latest in American teenage fashion for girls, the proliferation ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Albert Grobe, Vicky Vola, Walter Krueger

32. Universal Newsreel (V) (1945)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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This edition shows American military gains in the Philippines, a brief return home for 1300 Army combat veterans on furlough, the test of a new "super-transport" military aircraft and, on ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Ben Grauer, Joseph Nunan, Kay Christopher

33. Universal Newsreel (XXII) (1945)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Ben Grauer

34. Universal Newsreel (XVII) (1945)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in five segments features rescue of POWs in Manila in the course of its liberation by American forces; activities at the Red Cross offices in Geneva; major ice jams on two U.S. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Douglas MacArthur, Franklin D. Roosevelt

35. Universal Newsreel (XIV) (1945)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in six parts opens with a report on successful air operations against Japanese warships in the China Sea, and closes with American triumphs over Japanese occupiers on Luzon island;... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, William F. Halsey, Chester Bowles, Richard Moncure

36. Universal Newsreel (XII) (1945)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in six segments show the building and completion of the Ledo Road to its junction with the Burma Road in Burma; a procession of Chinese civilian refugees fleeing invading Japanese ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Ben Grauer, Louis A. Pick, Joseph W. Stilwell

37. 1943: The Battle of Midway (1987 Video Game)

Action, War

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Votes: 33

38. Universal Newsreel (VIII) (1945)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Newsreel in five sections, covering U.S. Coast Guard action in liberating the Philippines from the Japanese; RAF aerial bombardment of Japanese outposts in Burma; Allied successes in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Ben Grauer, Eleanor Roosevelt

39. Universal Newsreel (XVI) (1945)

Documentary, Short

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The newsreel presents continuous coverage of the capture and liberation of Manila from the Imperial Japanese forces by the United States Army troops under the command of Gen. MacArthur.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Douglas MacArthur, Robert Eichelberger

40. Air Power (1956–1958)
Episode: Advance the Bomber Line (1957)

Documentary, War

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Star: Walter Cronkite

41. The Pacific (2010– )
Episode: Guadalcanal/Leckie (2010)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Veteran Sergeant John Basilone ships out soon after Pearl Harbor for Guadalcanal while other young enlistees are sent to boot camp.

Writers: Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, Chuck Tatum | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 1,258

42. Air Power (1956–1958)
Episode: Interdiction and Blockade (1957)

Documentary, War

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Star: Walter Cronkite

43. The Pacific (2010– )
Episode: Iwo Jima (2010)

Not Rated | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Frustrated with his bond selling tour, Basilone goes back to training troupes and after marrying a pretty marine sergeant, leads his men at Iwo Jima.

Writers: Robert Schenkkan, Michelle Ashford, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, Chuck Tatum | Directors: David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Dwight Braswell

Votes: 812

44. Air Power (1956–1958)
Episode: Pacific Pattern (1957)

Documentary, War

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Star: Walter Cronkite

45. The Pacific (2010– )
Episode: Peleliu Airfield (2010)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Water is in short supply and the stifling heat takes control on Peleliu as Leckie is wounded and evacuated.

Writers: Bruce C. McKenna, Laurence Andries, Robert Schenkkan, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, Chuck Tatum | Director: Tony To | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Linda Cropper

Votes: 802

46. The Pacific (2010– )
Episode: Peleliu Hills (2010)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Sledge finds the carnage and death of his companions on Peleilu increasingly difficult to bear as Basilone continues his bond drive in the States.

Writers: Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, Chuck Tatum | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Brendan Fletcher

Votes: 787

47. The Pacific (2010– )
Episode: Peleliu Landing (2010)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Basilone's fame keeps him in the U.S. selling war bonds, Leckie rejoins his company, and Sledge is reunited with Phillips in Pavuvu.

Writers: Laurence Andries, Bruce C. McKenna, Robert Leckie, Eugene Sledge, Chuck Tatum | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Brendan Fletcher

Votes: 850

48. 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: 65

49. Air Power (1956–1958)
Episode: Superfort (1957)

Documentary, War

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Star: Walter Cronkite

50. The Twentieth Century (1957–1968)
Episode: Tarawa (1960)

Documentary, History

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Star: David M. Shoup