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1. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 31,702 | Gross: $35.00M

2. Battleship (2012)

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

5.8
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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.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

Votes: 227,353 | Gross: $65.42M

3. Pearl Harbor (2001)

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

6.2
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44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

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

Votes: 296,674 | Gross: $198.54M

4. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

7.7
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63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 23,039 | Gross: $21.75M

5. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 107,552 | Gross: $22.24M

6. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.3
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73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 73,635 | Gross: $18.70M

7. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 114,942 | Gross: $49.55M

8. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 24,536 | Gross: $5.53M

9. 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: 19,410

10. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 19,588 | Gross: $16.65M

11. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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34 Metascore

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

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 29,641 | Gross: $31.76M

12. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 40,033 | Gross: $30.50M

13. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 29,726 | Gross: $29.55M

14. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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48 Metascore

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

Votes: 20,503 | Gross: $10.17M

15. 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.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 7,483 | Gross: $4.20M

16. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,539

17. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,707

18. They Were Expendable (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

7.2
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The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.

Directors: John Ford, Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt

Votes: 7,055

19. War and Remembrance (1988–1989)

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.3
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 2,276

20. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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44 Metascore

A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

Votes: 13,259 | Gross: $14.38M

21. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 46,847

22. Flying Tigers (1942)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $3.27M

23. Come See the Paradise (1990)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The passionate romance between an Irish-American man and a Japanese-American woman is threatened when the Pearl Harbor attacks happen and the woman is forced into a prison camp because of her ethnicity.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi

Votes: 2,377 | Gross: $0.85M

24. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,800 | Gross: $0.15M

25. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,171

26. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 1,122

27. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,503

28. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,687

29. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down Communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,815

30. 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: 1,986

31. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,706

32. The Sullivans (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan

Votes: 2,013

33. 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: 892

34. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Dick Foran

Votes: 333

35. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

Votes: 2,680

36. Sailor Beware (1952)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Corinne Calvet, Marion Marshall

Votes: 1,033

37. Hanagatami (2017)

168 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Fulfilling his filmmaking dream of 40 years, Nobuhiko Obayashi's luminous new feature "Hanagatami" delivers a timeless story of the pureness of youth beset by the chaos of war.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Keishi Nagatsuka, Tokio Emoto

Votes: 261

38. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,651 | Gross: $0.28M

39. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 731

40. American Pastime (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.6
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The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.

Director: Desmond Nakano | Stars: Aaron Yoo, Olesya Rulin, Carlton Bluford, Sami Roe

Votes: 674

41. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 797

42. WWII from Space (2012 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The events of World War II from 1941 onward are depicted from the perspective of space.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Corey Johnson, Kevin Farrell, Geoffrey Wawro, Conrad Crane

Votes: 360

43. 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

44. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, History

6.6
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An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H.C. Potter | Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell

Votes: 773 | Gross: $0.80M

45. Pearl (1978)

278 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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The lives of several personnel and residents at and around the Pearl Harbor naval base are changed forever on December 6, 1941.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 171

46. 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

47. No Man Is an Island (1962)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During the early Pacific war years, American seaman George Tweed is the only U.S. serviceman on Guam not captured by the Japanese forces.

Directors: Richard Goldstone, John Monks Jr. | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Marshall Thompson, Barbara Perez, Ronald Remy

Votes: 395

48. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,536

49. December 7th (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.1
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 672

50. 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: 838



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