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1. Midway (2019)

Action, Drama, History | Post-production

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Luke Evans, Patrick Wilson, Mandy Moore, Alexander Ludwig

2. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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48 Metascore

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

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 16,141

3. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,284

4. The Fighter Pilot (2013)

144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki | Stars: Jun'ichi Okada, Haruma Miura, Mao Inoue, Gaku Hamada

Votes: 1,976

5. The Battle of Midway (1942)

TV-G | 18 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.2
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The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Logan Ramsey, James Roosevelt

Votes: 1,467

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

140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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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 1943.

Director: Izuru Narushima | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Hiroshi Abe, Shûichi Azumaya, Mitsugorô Bandô

Votes: 888

7. 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.

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

Votes: 837

8. Return to the USS Atlanta (2012)

52 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

6.6
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A team of scuba divers travels to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific to dive the wreck of the USS Atlanta, which was destroyed and sunk in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal during WWII.... See full summary »

Director: Shareen Anderson | Stars: Jarrod Jablonski, Richard Lundgren

Votes: 40

9. 1943: The Battle of Midway (1987 Video Game)

Action, War

7.2
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In the midst of WWII, the Navy's best fighter pilot must destroy the Japanese air ans sea squadrons.

Votes: 56

10. The News Parade of the Year 1942 (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Digest of newsreel footage from various sources focuses exclusively on key Axis - especially Japanese - and Allied activity during the USA's first year of involvement in WWII.

Director: Eugene W. Castle | Stars: Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin

11. Twentieth Century Battlefields (2007)
Episode: 1942 Midway (2007)

Documentary, History, War

7.9
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The Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II, is examined.

Director: Ben Lawrie | Stars: Peter Snow, Dan Snow, Max Bollinger

Votes: 15

12. The War (2007)
Episode: A Necessary War: December 1941 - December 1942 (2007)

TV-14 | 143 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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This series profiles World War II as seen primarily through the eyes of people living in just four U.S. Cities. This episode details an antebellum period before the attack on Pearl Harbor, ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Keith David, Glenn D. Frazier, Sam Hynes, Jim Sherman

Votes: 157

13. Heavy Metal (2000– )
Episode: Aircraft Carrier (2004)

Documentary, History, War

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One of the most crucial weapons of World War Two's war in the Pacific was the aircraft carrier but it was also a compelling target. This program explains the critical role of the aircraft ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Barratt

14. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Japanese SuperSub (2010)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.3
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During World War 2, Japan developed a super-submarine capable of launching bomber aircraft as a strategic weapon to carry the conflict to the United States mainland. But in the rapidly ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Stange | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eric Grove, Osamu Tagaya, Stephen McFarland

Votes: 23

15. The World at War (1973–1976)
Episode: On Our Way: U.S.A. 1939-1942 (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Although those in the know figured it was just a matter of time, the United States only reluctantly participated in World War 2. But it was not a foregone conclusion that the United States ... See full summary »

Stars: Laurence Olivier, George Ball, Vannevar Bush, Masataka Chihaya

Votes: 237

16. Nazi Mega Weapons (2013– )
Episode: Pacific Megaships (2016)

Documentary, History, War

7.8
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The design, construction and operational history of the two greatest battleships ever built - the Japanese super-battleships Yamato and Musashi.

Directors: Ashley Morris, Bill Thomas | Stars: Eiji Mihara, Zack Niizato, Tsuwayuki Saotome, Moto Yamamoto

Votes: 32

17. War and Remembrance (1988–1989)
Episode: Part III (1988)

98 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The Henrys have a family reunion of sorts when Pug and Byron join Warren and Janice to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They are joined by Pamela Tudsbury and her father who managed to ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 55

18. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: The Battle for Midway (1999)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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National Geographic follows underwater explorer Bob Ballard as he searches for the aircraft carrier sunk during the Battle of Midway.

Directors: Brian Breger, Peter Schnall | Stars: Peter Coyote, Yuji Akamatsu, Robert Ballard, Richard Halsey Best

Votes: 123

19. Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Episode: The Battle of Midway (2005)

60 min | Documentary, History

9.4
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Following the embarrassment caused by the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, the Japanese devised a climactic battle over the island of Midway intended to finish U.S. naval power in the Pacific. On ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Elliott | Stars: Terry Bowden, Noah Michael Levine, David Polinsky, Jun Suenaga

Votes: 7

20. Battlefield (1995– )
Episode: The Battle of Midway

Documentary, History, War

A documentary look at the WWII battle of midway. The events leading up to the battle, the national and war leaders involved, and the critical events that lead to the outcome.

Directors: Andy Aitken, Dave Flitton, Justin McCarthy | Star: Tim Pigott-Smith

21. Air Power (1956–1958)
Episode: The Japanese Perimeter (1957)

Documentary, War

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Star: Walter Cronkite

22. Five Came Back (2017)
Episode: The Mission Begins (2017)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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When World War II breaks out, five of Hollywood's top directors leave their homes and careers to join the army and film the war effort.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Frank Capra, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, John Ford

Votes: 210

23. Crusade in the Pacific (1951– )
Episode: The Pacific in Eruption (1951)

Documentary, History, War

7.7
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Crusade in the Pacific looks at U.S. involvement in the the Pacific theater starting in 1933. It looks at Pearl Harbor, the Burma theater, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the Battle of Midway,... See full summary »

Director: Arthur B. Tourtellot | Star: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Votes: 7



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