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1. Midway (2019)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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47 Metascore

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

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans

Votes: 6,945

2. Hunter Killer (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 41,565 | Gross: $15.77M

3. 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: 227,715 | Gross: $65.42M

4. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 72,072 | Gross: $83.36M

5. 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: 29,828 | Gross: $29.55M

6. 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: 7,502 | Gross: $4.20M

7. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 9,396

8. Saboteur (1942)

PG | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.2
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64 Metascore

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 21,526

9. Megalodon (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.0
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A military vessel on the search for an unidentified submersible finds themselves face to face with a giant shark, forced to use only what they have on board to defend themselves from the monstrous beast.

Director: James Thomas | Stars: Michael Madsen, Caroline Harris, Ego Mikitas, Aimee Stolte

Votes: 1,353

10. 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: 23,101 | Gross: $21.75M

11. Advise & Consent (1962)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 6,035

12. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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During WWII, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 10,427

13. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.1
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 7,365

14. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 9,092

15. Sink the Bismarck ! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 6,446 | Gross: $6.54M

16. PT 109 (1963)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, James Gregory

Votes: 2,100

17. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 4,348

18. American Warships (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.7
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When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

Director: Thunder Levin | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers, Johanna Watts, Nikki McCauley

Votes: 2,342

19. Operation Pacific (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, War

6.7
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During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes

Votes: 2,955

20. The Fighting Seabees (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Dennis O'Keefe, William Frawley

Votes: 3,075

21. Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 3,651

22. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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On a small South Pacific island during WW2, various US Navy P.R. personnel pass the time romancing the nurses and the native girls while trying to avoid front line Sea Duty.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis

Votes: 567

23. The Bulldog Breed (1960)

97 min | Comedy

6.3
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 710

24. 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: 673

25. The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932)

65 min | Drama

5.3
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The wife Lil Dagover of a French battleship captain Walter Huston falls for a young officer Warren William.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lil Dagover, Walter Huston, Warren William, John Wray

Votes: 156

26. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

8.4
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Karl Dönitz, Winston Churchill, Andrew Cunningham

Votes: 532

27. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer

Votes: 349

28. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.2
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 88

29. Under the Bombs (2007)

TV-14 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.

Director: Philippe Aractingi | Stars: Nada Abou Farhat, Georges Khabbaz, Rawia Elchab, Bshara Atallah

Votes: 1,351

30. U.S. Seals (2000 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.3
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Dozens of American cargos with high valuable goods have disappeared, probably attacked by modern pirates. The United States decide to mobilize a team of expert SWAT, with Mike Bradley as ... See full summary »

Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Greg Collins, Ty Miller, Justin Williams

Votes: 2,864

31. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Kai Wiesinger, Valerie Niehaus, Heiner Lauterbach, Dana Vávrová

Votes: 437

32. Le Crabe-Tambour (1977)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.0
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A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Schoendoerffer | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Claude Rich, Jacques Perrin, Aurore Clément

Votes: 532

33. Alice in the Navy (1961)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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The frustration of an unkept promise and an insuppressible youthful rebellion lead to an unprecedented act of love, as the daughter of the Hellenic Naval Academy's commander and a fourth-year cadet meet again in the strangest of places.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Giannis Gionakis, Giannis Malouhos

Votes: 1,556

34. Girls at Sea (1977)

100 min | Comedy

5.7
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Women have joined the military in Denmark but can still not do active duty in the navy so it aggravates 3 women's unofficial visit on a navy ship due to an unannounced exercise at sea. Trying to hide the 3 leads to comical situations.

Director: Finn Henriksen | Stars: Helle Merete Sørensen, Ulla Jessen, Marianne Tønsberg, Søren Strømberg

Votes: 263

35. Attack in the Pacific (1944)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

6.6
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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: 46

36. Okinawa (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, History

5.1
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Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams

Votes: 138

37. It's Nifty in the Navy (1965)

105 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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Three young fishermen gets drafted by the marine. Meanwhile they also have to earn money to pay off their bankloan on their fishingboat.

Director: Finn Henriksen | Stars: Dirch Passer, Ove Sprogøe, Paul Hagen, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 464

38. Navy Secrets (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A Navy officer is assigned to break up a spy ring within the service itself.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Fay Wray, Grant Withers, Craig Reynolds, Wilhelm von Brincken

Votes: 56

39. Huk sa bagong pamumuhay (1953)

120 min | Action, Drama

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Jose (Pempe) Padilla Jr. plays Carding, the anti-Japanese guerrilla turned Huk rebel when his family's land is taken over by the greedy landlord while Joseph de Cordova is Maxie, the ... See full summary »

Director: Lamberto V. Avellana | Stars: Jose Padilla Jr., Celia Flor, Ven Medina, Rosa Aguirre

40. The Story of USS Liberty (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.9
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During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Mitchell | Stars: Richard Helms, Robert McNamara

Votes: 63

41. Wings Over Honolulu (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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A Navy pilot gets involved in a romantic triangle while stationed in Hawaii.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Ray Milland, Kent Taylor, William Gargan

Votes: 47

42. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 278

43. Murder in the Fleet (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Mystery, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Taylor is cast as Lt. Tom Randolph, one of several naval officers confined to his ship when a murder occurs. The victim was in the process of delivering the components for a new electrical ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Robert Taylor, Jean Parker, Ted Healy, Una Merkel

Votes: 168

44. To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

PG | 20 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.5
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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: 103

45. Kreuzer Emden (1932)

85 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Story of the Kreuzer (cruiser) Emden and his men during WWI, garnished with a love Story, rivalry and heroism.

Director: Louis Ralph | Stars: Louis Ralph, Renée Stobrawa, Hans Schlenck, Toni Forster-Larrinaga

Votes: 18

46. Foreign Agent (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

4.6
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Hollywood starlet foils an Axis plot to sabotage the L.A. infrastructure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: John Shelton, Gale Storm, Ivan Lebedeff, George Travell

Votes: 76

47. 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

48. Landgang für Ringo (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Director: Lars Becker | Stars: Jale Arikan, Benno Fürmann, Birol Ünel, Nadeshda Brennicke

Votes: 19

49. Sleduyu svoim kursom (1975)

83 min | Drama, War

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Director: Vadim Lysenko | Stars: Uldis Lieldidzs, Sergey Martynov, Igor Komarov, Yuriy Orlov

50. Die Pueblo-Affaire (1972 TV Movie)

90 min

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Director: Rudolf Nussgruber | Stars: Hellmut Lange, Udo Vioff, Xenia Pörtner, Helmut Schmid



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