Most Popular Shore Leave Movies and TV Shows
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1. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.
Votes: 53,512 | Gross: $52.21M
2. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 30,328 | Gross: $29.55M
3. Antwone Fisher (2002)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.
Votes: 31,455 | Gross: $21.08M
4. Mister Roberts (1955)
Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War
In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.
Votes: 14,651 | Gross: $21.20M
6. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
7. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.
8. Born to Dance (1936)
Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy
Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »
9. Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Navy frogman, Ted Jackson (Elvis Presley), balances his time between twin careers as a deep sea diver and nightclub singer. During a dive, Ted spots sunken treasure and returns with hope to retrieve it.
Votes: 1,255 | Gross: $4.25M
11. Hollywood Canteen (1944)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two soldiers on sick leave spend three nights at the Hollywood Canteen before going back to active duty. With a little friendly help from John Garfield, Slim gets to kiss Joan Leslie, whom ... See full summary »
12. Cinderella Liberty (1973)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
A lonely Navy sailor falls in love with a hooker and becomes a surrogate father figure for her son during an extended liberty, due to his service records being lost.
13. The Docks of New York (1928)
Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.
14. Vampire Hookers (1978)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
Carradine is an aged vampire who has a bevy of vampiric beauties who lure many of their customers back to his lair. A pair of virile young Navy sailors get mixed up in their shenanigans.
15. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel.
16. Savage Harbor (1987)
85 min | Action, Drama
A sailor on shore leave meets a troubled woman and promises to marry her on his next leave, but after coming back, he finds that she has disappeared under suspicious circumstances.
17. Carrier (2008– )
CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »
18. We Dive at Dawn (1943)
Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War
All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.
19. Song of Scheherazade (1947)
Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In 1865, Russian Navy midshipman Rimsky-Korsakov is inspired by a romantic interlude with a cabaret dancer while on shore leave in Spanish Morocco and writes the symphonic suite Scheherazade.
20. Popeye the Sailor (1933)
Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Musical
Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.
21. Remembrance (1982)
117 min | Drama
A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union ... See full summary »
23. The Fleet's In (1942)
Approved | 93 min | Musical, Romance
After a shy sailor is kissed by a female starlet as part of a publicity stunt, he becomes known as a stud; his friends then bet that he'll be able to defrost an icy nightclub singer.
24. Panic in the Parlor (1956)
81 min | Comedy
Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »
25. Men O'War (1929)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family
Two sailors on leave, Stanley and Oliver meet two girls at a park and invite them to have a soda. Unfortunately, the boys have only enough money to split theirs, a point which Oliver can't ... See full summary »
26. Sweethearts on Parade (1930)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Helen and Nita work in a department store to make ends meet while they search for millionaire husbands. They meet Bill and Hank, who make them reconsider whether they really need millionaires to be happy.
27. Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970)
148 min | Comedy, Romance
Surendra is an army officer, and has had numerous affairs with a number of attractive young women. One day he meets with beautiful Anuradha, and falls in love with her. Anuradha too loves ... See full summary »
29. Two Tars (1928)
Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short
Stanley and Oliver, two sailors on shore leave, rent a car and go on a drive with their dates, but soon get involved in a huge traffic jam with dozens of ill-tempered motorists. A minor ... See full summary »
32. Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
33. Lady Be Careful (1936)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Comedy and Romance amongst American sailors in a pre-WWII tale of antics during shore leave chasing high society ladies. It's a common tale where a confident officer bets he can get the girl but inevitably falls in love with her.
34. Sailors on Leave (1941)
Approved | 71 min | Musical, Comedy
Chuck Stevens(William Lundigan), a sailor who is allergic to women, receives a letter notifying him that he will inherit a large sum of money if he marries before his next birthday, Not ... See full summary »
35. The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950)
Passed | 85 min | Comedy
When a naval officer's wife breaks her ankle and is laid up, her husband takes over running the household by employing military regimentation and disciple, which leads to a number of amusing situations. (Comedy, 85 mins.)
36. True to the Navy (1930)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.
37. Sailors Beware! (1933)
18 min | Short, Comedy
A pair of sailors are on shore leave - skirt chasing and raising hell. They're targeted and pursued by a gang looking for a sailor with a winning lottery ticket. Mayhem ensues.
39. Shipmates (1931)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The handsome young seaman John Paul Jones falls in love with Kit Corbin. Kit is the daughter of admiral Ben Corbin. But John is unable to act upon his love because of social class ... See full summary »
40. Shanghaied Shipmates (1936)
7 min | Animation, Family, Short
Porky and some of his fellow sailors are on shore leave in a bar. A pirate captain discovers that his own crew has jumped ship and forces everyone in the bar to become his crew. The captain... See full summary »
41. Calling All Tars (1936)
18 min | Short, Comedy
This early comedy short has Bob Hope and John Berkes putting on sailor uniforms to find dates, getting mistaken for real sailors and being dragged back to a Navy ship by the shore patrol. ... See full summary »
42. Hi Ya, Sailor (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music
Bob Jackson and his three Merchant Marine shipmates have each invested $50 in a song Bob has written and which he thinks will be published for a fee of $200. In a taxicab driven by Pat ... See full summary »
43. Poor Little Butterfly (1938)
Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Romance
A butterfly sailor returns to port aboard a turtle battleship to marry his butterfly girlfriend. The courtship runs smoothly and wedding plans are made. The ship's whistle signals the end ... See full summary »
44. Puppet Love (1944)
7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy
Bluto builds a Popeye puppet and manipulates it to treat Olive rudely. Then he comes in and takes Olive away. When Popeye discovers the ruse, knocks Bluto out and ties puppet strings to him.
45. Desire (II) (2000)
A somewhat unhappy man and wife are touring New York's Prospect Park, when they encounter a pair of sailors on shore leave. The wife and one sailor give in to their desire and tarry a bit. ... See full summary »
47. Shaving Muggs (1953)
Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Shore leave; Olive refuses to go out with either of the boys until they get a shave and haircut (Popeye actually has stubble). Barber Wimpy is out, so they take turns. First Popeye takes ... See full summary »
Days That Shook the World (2003– )
Attack on Pearl Harbor
60 min | Documentary, History
On-going series aired internationally on the History Channel. Program highlights a pivitol event in history from the perspective of those who witnessed it.
Harbor Command (1957– )
30 min | Action
Two smugglers are surprised by a harbor policeman, and shoot him down.Baxter gets to him, an old friend, in time to hear his last words, "Camphor Tubes". He soon realizes this is the method of hiding contraband the killers are using.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
After mediating a difficult trade agreement, Captain Picard is encouraged to take a much needed rest on a vacationing planet, where he's visited by a strange race from the future, in search of a dangerous weapon.