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1. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 162,607 | Gross: $36.40M

2. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

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

Votes: 1,966 | Gross: $17.44M

3. 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 the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 1,281

4. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,913

5. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Votes: 4,168

6. South Sea Woman (1953)

Passed | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields

Votes: 612

7. Pride of the Marines (1945)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Marine hero Al Schmid is blinded in battle and returns home to be rehabilitated. He readjusts to his civilian life with the help of his soon to be wife.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely

Votes: 1,146

8. First to Fight (1967)

92 min | Drama, War

5.8
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In WW2, highly decorated Marine Sgt. Jack Connell comes home to the USA from the Pacific War and trains recruits for the army until his fighting spirit prods him to request a return to active duty on the front lines.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Chad Everett, Marilyn Devin, Dean Jagger, Bobby Troup

Votes: 251

9. Marine Raiders (1944)

90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A U.S. Marine major tries to keep his captain on the right track through combat on Guadalcanal, training new recruits in San Diego, and a relationship with a WAAAF while on leave in Australia.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Frank McHugh

Votes: 262

10. Victory at Sea (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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A feature-length condensed version of the documentary TV series Victory at Sea (1952).

Director: Isaac Kleinerman | Stars: Alexander Scourby, Harold Alexander, Alan Brooke, Winston Churchill

Votes: 136

11. Around the World (1943)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.8
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis, Marcy McGuire

Votes: 144

12. Moments of Truth with Stephen Ambrose (2001 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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World War II veterans, and others who were alive then, reminisce about their wartime "moments of truth".

Director: Chris Harty | Stars: Harry Smith, Stephen Ambrose, Paul Tibbets

Votes: 5

13. Battle Group: Halsey (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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The World War II career of US Navy Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey.

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

Votes: 10

14. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal (2006)

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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Secrets of the Dead examines some odd aspects of the legendary dogfight between James "Pug" Southerland and Saburo Sakai. The program reviews the memoirs of the combatants, the capabilities... See full summary »

Director: Michael Barnes | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Duncan Bulling, Bruno Nana, David Richardson

Votes: 23

15. Pacific: The Lost Evidence (2006– )
Episode: Guadalcanal

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

A detailed look at the land and naval battles for the island of Guadalcanal, the first American invasion of the Pacific war.

Director: Steve Baker | Stars: Michael Carroll, William Barlow, Gordon Gayle, Larry Gilbert

16. The Pacific (2010)
Episode: Guadalcanal/Leckie (2010)

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

8.1
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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.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 1,808

17. Battle 360 (2008– )
Episode: Jaws of the Enemy (2008)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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American forces go on the offensive and take Guadalcanal from the Japanese. But the Japanese want it back and fight fiercely to get it.

Stars: Sam Dolan, Alan Pietruszewski

Votes: 15

18. Lock 'N Load with R. Lee Ermey (2009– )
Episode: Machine Guns (2009)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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In this episode of "Lock N' Load with R Lee Ermey" the gunny examines one of the deadliest weapons on the modern battlefield; the machine gun. He shows us the rapid fire destruction the ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Wilkinson | Star: R. Lee Ermey

Votes: 22

19. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Noise (1998)

22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dave is more stressed than usual, so Joe decides to make him a white noise machine for relaxation. Dave loves it and eventually becomes so mellow he refuses to work. Max infringes on Lisa's... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 73

20. The Terror (2018– )
Episode: Shatter Like a Pearl (2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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The Japanese Americans are forced to undertake a humiliating exercise that divides the community. Chester comes face to face with a man who forces Chester to question his very nature. Luz, ... See full summary »

Director: Lily Mariye | Stars: Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami

Votes: 277

21. The Transformers (1984–1987)
Episode: Starscream's Brigade (1986)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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After being exiled from the Decepticons, Starscream frees five Cybertronian criminals from prison and re-purposes them into his own troops, the Combaticons. With these new warriors at his ... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Kim, Bob Kirk, Al Kouzel, Bob Matz, Norm McCabe, Margaret Nichols, Karen Peterson, Tom Ray, Robert Shellhorn, Bob Treat, Terry Lennon | Stars: Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Corey Burton

Votes: 90

22. Battle 360 (2008– )
Episode: The Grey Ghost (2008)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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United States forces go on the attack to drive the Japanese out of the South Pacfic. The Enterprise, with upgrades to almost all its combat systems, a new commander and a new fleet of ... See full summary »

Stars: James Barnhill, Roy E. Blood, Donald Gordon, Richard Harte

Votes: 16

23. The Terror (2018– )
Episode: The Weak Are Meat (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.7
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Chester, off in search of a better life, is treated with hostility by his fellow Americans. Luz hopes to be accepted by Henry and Asako in their new home as the Japanese American community ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, Shingo Usami

Votes: 309



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