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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Romance, War

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor is a classic tale of romance set during a war that complicates everything. It all starts when childhood friends Rafe and Danny become Army Air Corps pilots and meet Evelyn, a Navy nurse. Rafe falls head over heels and next thing you know Evelyn and Rafe are hooking up. Then Rafe volunteers to go fight in Britain and Evelyn and Danny get transferred to Pearl Harbor. While Rafe is off fighting everything gets completely whack and next thing you know everybody is in the middle of an air raid we now know as "Pearl Harbor." (Read More)

Themes:courage,  theft,  loneliness,  robbery,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  sea,  wheelchair,  airport,  bicycle,  boat,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  japanese,  german,  french,  thief,  dancer,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1920s,  1940s
Story:pearl harbor,  japanese military,  wolf whistle,  aspiring pilot,  american president,  japanese navy,  exploding ship,  u.s. president,  battle of britain,  military police,  u.s. military,  spy camera,  military base,  fishing boat,  military officer,  exploding airplane,  airplane crash,  bar fight,  childhood friend,  dog tags,  mayday the call for help,  historically inaccurate,  jitterbug the dance,  returning from the dead,  doolittle raid,  black smoke,  reference to franklin d roosevelt,  radio operator,  trapped underwater,  hand on butt,  oil leak,  eye test,  bail out,  santa claus costume,  air attack,  year 1925,  mp,  ale,  patriotic,  u.s. sailor,  royal air force,  gunner,  detonation,  air raid siren,  sunday,  fleet,  fairy godmother,  missing in action,  party hat,  kamikaze,  infamy,  clothesline,  sunburn,  dyslexia,  long island new york,  origami,  dishwasher,  hangar,  passing out,  year 1942,  morning,  revolving door,  pacific ocean,  year 1941,  defeat,  battleship,  secret mission,  torpedo,  aerial combat,  radar,  biplane,  aircraft carrier,  victory,  air raid,  dogfight,  admiral,  stuttering,  broken nose,  famous score,  top secret,  friendship between women,  slapping,  u.s. navy,  volunteer,  surfboard,  exploding truck,  kite,  tennessee,  coca cola,  medal,  whistle,  weather,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  fiance fiancee relationship,  parachute,  hawaii,  theatre audience,  aviation,  newsreel footage,  boxer shorts,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  bombing,  dentist,  presumed dead,  historical event,  submarine,  mechanic,  broken leg,  railway station,  colonel,  friendship between men,  surfing,  exploding building,  watching a movie,  blockbuster,  cook,  reference to adolf hitler,  fainting,  syringe,  sabotage,  captain,  golf,  tragic event,  american flag,  president,  injection,  convertible,  reading,  tent,  champagne,  prologue,  pilot,  racial slur,  marriage proposal,  drowning,  best friend,  spanking,  underwater scene,  controversy,  coffin,  exploding car,  child abuse,  gambling,  baseball,  map,  boxing,  woman,  band,  prayer,  place name in title,  bomb,  tears,  beer,  shooting,  letter,  love triangle,  undressing,  battle,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  world war two,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  fight,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  blood,  death,  kiss,  flashback,  sex,  murder,  gun

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Drama, History, War

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  beach
Characters:japanese,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese military,  japanese navy,  military police,  u.s. military,  military officer,  mp,  defeat,  air raid,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  medal,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  colonel,  captain,  american flag,  reading,  tent,  map,  place name in title,  bomb,  shooting,  letter,  battle,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  murder,  death,  dog,  flashback,  blood

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Action, Drama, History, War

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

This dramatic retelling of the Pearl Harbor attack details everything in the days that led up to that tragic moment in American history. As United States and Japanese relations strain over the U.S. embargo of raw materials, Air Staff Officer Minoru Genda (Tatsuya Mihashi) plans the preemptive strike against the United States. Although American intelligence agencies intercept Japanese communications hinting at the attack, they are unwilling to believe such a strike could ever occur on U.S. soil. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Locations:boat
Characters:japanese
Story:pearl harbor,  japanese navy,  u.s. president,  black smoke,  air attack,  sunday,  fleet,  hangar,  morning,  pacific ocean,  year 1941,  defeat,  battleship,  torpedo,  aerial combat,  radar,  biplane,  aircraft carrier,  admiral,  air raid,  u.s. navy,  hawaii,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  submarine,  colonel,  pilot,  map,  airplane,  machine gun,  world war two,  explosion,  gun

From Here To Eternity (1953)
Drama, Romance, War

From Here To Eternity (1953)

It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a living hell. Meanwhile Sergeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade Sergeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:ship,  beach,  bar
Characters:japanese,  dancer,  soldier,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:pearl harbor,  boxing,  hawaii,  captain,  military police,  u.s. military,  bar fight,  mp,  sunday,  passing out,  year 1941,  air raid,  coca cola,  u.s. army,  bombing,  historical event,  colonel,  blockbuster,  tragic event,  american flag,  convertible,  marriage proposal,  woman,  tears,  beer,  undressing,  battle,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  sex,  death,  blood,  gun,  kiss,  murder,  fight

Allied (2016) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War

Allied (2016)

In the middle of World War II, in turbulent 1942, a plane flies over Morocco and drops a Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper who comes in to land on a drop zone, somewhere in the desert dunes outside Casablanca. Just in time before anyone notices him, the fearless Wing Commander Max Vatan gets in a car and heads to the town with orders to meet Parisian Marianne Beausejour, a skillful member of the French Resistance. On a mission to assassinate the German Ambassador in Casablanca, the two operatives must convince every one of their true feelings as a married couple, while in the background, they need to make the necessary preparations for the critical soiree. Without delay, after the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion threaten their relationship, when Max receives a call from the Secret Service Division to inform him that his beloved wife is actually an impostor. In disbelief, with a terrible task in his hands and crushed under a devastating dilemma, Max must find the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. In the end, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness,  friendship
Locations:england,  wheelchair,  hospital
Characters:german,  french,  nurse,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:military police,  military officer,  exploding airplane,  airplane crash,  year 1942,  secret mission,  aerial combat,  biplane,  dogfight,  air raid,  top secret,  parachute,  bombing,  colonel,  exploding building,  reference to adolf hitler,  sabotage,  champagne,  pilot,  exploding car,  woman,  bomb,  beer,  letter,  undressing,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  pregnancy,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  death,  kiss,  gun,  blood

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Red Tails (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Red Tails (2012)

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. This is why Red Tails (2012) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:bar
Characters:german
Period:1940s
Story:exploding ship,  u.s. military,  military base,  exploding airplane,  airplane crash,  bar fight,  bail out,  year 1942,  aerial combat,  dogfight,  exploding truck,  parachute,  mechanic,  colonel,  captain,  racial slur,  marriage proposal,  battle,  shot to death,  world war two,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male

Australia (2008)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Australia (2008)

In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  boat,  bar
Characters:japanese,  thief,  dancer,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:bar fight,  radio operator,  air attack,  pearl harbor,  year 1942,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  watching a movie,  cook,  captain,  tent,  prologue,  drowning,  underwater scene,  child abuse,  bomb,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  kiss,  blood,  death,  dog,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  sex

Battleship (2012)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness
Locations:ship,  sea,  bar
Characters:japanese,  soldier
Story:japanese navy,  exploding ship,  fleet,  pearl harbor,  battleship,  torpedo,  radar,  aircraft carrier,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  hawaii,  tokyo japan,  exploding building,  captain,  american flag,  prologue,  baseball,  battle,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  fight

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Empire Of The Sun (1987) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Drama, History, War

Empire Of The Sun (1987)

Based on J. G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  theft,  robbery,  military,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  bicycle,  boat,  hospital
Characters:japanese,  boy,  thief,  nurse,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:exploding airplane,  reference to franklin d roosevelt,  fleet,  pearl harbor,  air raid,  u.s. navy,  kite,  parachute,  aviation,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  bombing,  exploding building,  fainting,  golf,  pilot,  coffin,  baseball,  tears,  shooting,  battle,  airplane,  underwear,  crying,  world war two,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  murder,  gun,  fight,  kiss

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, War

Rescue Dawn (2006)

In 1965, while bombing Laos in a classified mission, the propeller plane of the German-American US Navy pilot Dieter Dengler is hit and crashes in the jungle. Dieter is arrested by the peasants, tortured by the Vietcong and sent to a prisoner camp, where he meets five other mentally deranged prisoners and guards. He becomes close to Duane and organizes an escape plan; however, the unstable Gene opposes to Dieter's plan. When they discover that there is no more food due to the constant American bombings in the area and their guards intend to kill them, Dieter sets his plan in motion. However, an unexpected betrayal splits the group and Dieter and Duane find that the jungle is their actual prison. (Read More)

Themes:military,  friendship
Locations:ship,  hospital
Characters:german,  nurse,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Story:exploding airplane,  airplane crash,  u.s. sailor,  secret mission,  aircraft carrier,  admiral,  air raid,  u.s. navy,  bombing,  friendship between men,  watching a movie,  reference to adolf hitler,  prologue,  pilot,  prayer,  bomb,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  crying,  fire,  title spoken by character,  gun,  death,  dog,  murder

1941 (1979)
Action, Comedy, War

1941 (1979)

Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy). This is why 1941 (1979) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Characters:japanese,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:pearl harbor,  captain,  japanese navy,  military base,  year 1941,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  aviation,  u.s. army,  bombing,  submarine,  colonel,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  bomb,  battle,  airplane,  world war two,  explosion,  dancing

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The English Patient (1996)
Drama, Romance, War

The English Patient (1996)

October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies. All the patient remembers is that he is English and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio, part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely in tact and that he is running away from his past, in part or in its entirety. The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katherine Clifton, the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled. Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh, a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and diffusing mines, the discovery of one such mine which had earlier saved her life. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  beach,  bar
Characters:nurse,  german,  french,  thief,  dancer,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:airplane crash,  year 1942,  biplane,  famous score,  fiance fiancee relationship,  theatre audience,  newsreel footage,  historical event,  watching a movie,  blockbuster,  reference to adolf hitler,  tragic event,  american flag,  injection,  reading,  tent,  pilot,  map,  woman,  prayer,  bomb,  tears,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  machine gun,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  world war two,  train,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  death,  kiss,  flashback,  blood,  gun,  murder

Dunkirk (2017) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Themes:courage,  military
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  england,  sea,  beach,  boat
Characters:french,  german,  nurse,  soldier,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:fishing boat,  military officer,  exploding airplane,  airplane crash,  battle,  trapped underwater,  air attack,  royal air force,  fleet,  defeat,  battleship,  torpedo,  aerial combat,  air raid,  dogfight,  admiral,  bombing,  colonel,  captain,  reading,  pilot,  drowning,  underwater scene,  map,  place name in title,  bomb,  beer,  shooting,  machine gun,  world war two,  train,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  dog

La Battaglia Di Algeri (1966)
Drama, War

La Battaglia Di Algeri (1966)

A film commissioned by the Algerian government that shows the Algerian revolution from both sides. The French foreign legion has left Vietnam in defeat and has something to prove. The Algerians are seeking independence. The two clash. The torture used by the French is contrasted with the Algerian's use of bombs in soda shops. A look at war as a nasty thing that harms and sullies everyone who participates in it. (Read More)

Themes:military,  courage,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:airport,  beach
Characters:french,  dancer,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Story:colonel,  military police,  shooting,  battle,  defeat,  coca cola,  medal,  whistle,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  reading,  prologue,  gambling,  prayer,  place name in title,  bomb,  tears,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  fight,  dog,  flashback

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The Deer Hunter (1978)
Drama, War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair,  bicycle,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  dancer,  nurse,  friend
Story:military police,  hand on butt,  aircraft carrier,  u.s. army,  bombing,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  american flag,  convertible,  marriage proposal,  controversy,  coffin,  gambling,  woman,  band,  tears,  beer,  battle,  drink,  camera,  machine gun,  underwear,  pregnancy,  crying,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death,  blood,  kiss,  gun,  murder

Top Gun (1986)
Action, Drama, Romance

Top Gun (1986)

Lieutenant Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is an expert United States Naval Aviator. When he encounters a pair of MiGs over the Persian Gulf, his wingman is clearly outflown and freaks. On almost no fuel, Maverick is able to talk him back down to the carrier. When his wingman turns in his wings, Maverick is moved up in the standings and sent to the Top Gun Naval Flying School. There he fights the attitudes of the other pilots and an old story of his father's death in combat that killed others due to his father's error. Maverick struggles to be the best pilot, stepping on the toes of his other students and in another way to Charlie Blackwood, a civilian instructor to whom he is strongly attracted. This is why Top Gun (1986) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:military,  friendship
Locations:sea,  bar
Characters:friend
Story:u.s. military,  mayday the call for help,  aerial combat,  aircraft carrier,  top secret,  u.s. navy,  lieutenant,  parachute,  aviation,  friendship between men,  blockbuster,  convertible,  pilot,  best friend,  woman,  underwear,  crying,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  gun,  death,  kiss

Fury (2014) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, War

Fury (2014)

1945, in World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness
Characters:soldier,  german
Story:u.s. military,  historically inaccurate,  gunner,  exploding truck,  whistle,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  exploding building,  reference to adolf hitler,  captain,  exploding car,  map,  woman,  bomb,  battle,  machine gun,  shot to death,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  fight,  murder,  blood,  death

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Enemy At The Gates (2001)
Drama, History, War

Enemy At The Gates (2001)

In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually start to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper Konig to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  jealousy,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:boat,  hospital
Characters:german,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:stuttering,  medal,  bombing,  railway station,  exploding building,  reference to adolf hitler,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  map,  prayer,  shooting,  letter,  love triangle,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  world war two,  train,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  gun,  death,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  murder

Courage Under Fire (1996)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War

Courage Under Fire (1996)

The pilot of a rescue copter, Captain Karen Walden, died shortly before her helicopter crew was rescued after it crashed in Desert Storm. It first appears that she made a spectacular rescue of a downed helicopter crew, then held her own crew together to fight off the Iraqis after her copter crashed. Lt. Colonel Serling, who is struggling with his own demons from Desert Storm, is assigned to investigate her worthiness for the Medal of Honor. But some conflicting accounts, from her crew and soldiers in the area, cause him to question whether she deserves it. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:soldier,  friend
Story:medal,  colonel,  captain,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  pilot,  exploding car,  boxing,  woman,  battle,  machine gun,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  fight

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Themes:courage,  theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy
Locations:wheelchair,  beach,  hospital
Characters:french,  thief,  dancer,  nurse,  boy
Story:trapped underwater,  boxer shorts,  tragic event,  champagne,  underwater scene,  child abuse,  map,  boxing,  tears,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  train,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  gun,  flashback,  sex,  blood,  dog,  kiss

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? This is why Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  friendship
Locations:ship,  boat,  hospital
Characters:japanese,  soldier
Story:american president,  exploding ship,  u.s. president,  military base,  fishing boat,  defeat,  aerial combat,  radar,  dogfight,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  parachute,  presumed dead,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  captain,  american flag,  president,  tent,  pilot,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  map,  band,  bomb,  battle,  shot to death,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  death,  murder,  kiss

The Water Diviner (2014)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:boat,  beach
Characters:german,  thief,  dancer,  nurse,  boy,  friend
Story:battle,  dog tags,  victory,  admiral,  whistle,  lieutenant,  fiance fiancee relationship,  tent,  coffin,  map,  woman,  band,  prayer,  tears,  shooting,  drink,  machine gun,  shot to death,  underwear,  crying,  train,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  gun,  blood,  dog,  murder,  fight,  death,  flashback

The Last Samurai (2003)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, a cynical veteran of the American Civil war who will work for anyone, is hired by Americans who want lucrative contracts with the Emperor of Japan to train the peasant conscripts for the first standing imperial army in modern warfare using firearms. The imperial Omura cabinet's first priority is to repress a rebellion of traditionalist Samurai -hereditary warriors- who remain devoted to the sacred dynasty but reject the Westernizing policy and even refuse firearms. Yet when his ill-prepared superior force sets out too soon, their panic allows the sword-wielding samurai to crush them. Badly wounded Algren's courageous stand makes the samurai leader Katsumoto spare his life; once nursed to health he learns to know and respect the old Japanese way, and participates as advisor in Katsumoto's failed attempt to save the Bushido tradition, but Omura gets repressive laws enacted- he must now choose to honor his loyalty to one of the embittered sides when the conflict returns to the battlefield... (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Characters:japanese,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Story:captain,  u.s. president,  military officer,  pacific ocean,  defeat,  u.s. army,  tokyo japan,  colonel,  blockbuster,  tragic event,  woman,  train,  prayer,  tears,  battle,  drink,  camera,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  gun,  death,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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Hotaru No Haka (1988)
Animation, Drama, War

Hotaru No Haka (1988)

The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.

Themes:theft,  loneliness,  robbery,  friendship
Locations:ship,  bicycle,  boat,  beach,  hospital
Characters:japanese,  thief,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:japanese navy,  kamikaze,  air raid,  tokyo japan,  bombing,  reading,  band,  bomb,  tears,  letter,  undressing,  camera,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  world war two,  train,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  fight,  flashback,  blood

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

It is 1942, America has entered World War II, and sickly but determined Steve Rogers is frustrated at being rejected yet again for military service. Everything changes when Dr. Erskine recruits him for the secret Project Rebirth. Proving his extraordinary courage, wits and conscience, Rogers undergoes the experiment and his weak body is suddenly enhanced into the maximum human potential. When Dr. Erskine is then immediately assassinated by an agent of Nazi Germany's secret HYDRA research department (headed by Johann Schmidt, a.k.a. the Red Skull), Rogers is left as a unique man who is initially misused as a propaganda mascot; however, when his comrades need him, Rogers goes on a successful adventure that truly makes him Captain America, and his war against Schmidt begins. (Read More)

Themes:military,  courage,  drunkenness,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  bar,  hospital
Characters:soldier,  german,  nurse,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:captain,  military officer,  year 1942,  top secret,  exploding truck,  lens flare,  parachute,  u.s. army,  presumed dead,  submarine,  colonel,  friendship between men,  exploding building,  reference to adolf hitler,  sabotage,  american flag,  injection,  pilot,  coffin,  exploding car,  map,  bomb,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  world war two,  train,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  fight,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  kiss,  flashback

Deep Rising (1998)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi

Deep Rising (1998)

When a band of ruthless hijackers invade the world's most luxurious cruise ship, they're shocked to discover the passengers have mysteriously vanished! But that doesn't mean they are alone! Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one! This is why Deep Rising (1998) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:ship,  sea,  boat,  beach
Characters:thief
Story:exploding ship,  pacific ocean,  torpedo,  radar,  mechanic,  broken leg,  sabotage,  captain,  underwater scene,  band,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  blood,  death

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The Beach (2000)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:french,  dancer
Story:dentist,  cook,  tent,  underwater scene,  map,  beer,  love triangle,  drink,  camera,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  train,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  sex,  death

Jarhead (2005)
Action, Biography, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)

Anthony "Swoff" Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it's over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go? (Read More)

Themes:loneliness,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:dancer,  nurse,  friend
Story:u.s. military,  dog tags,  hawaii,  theatre audience,  exploding building,  watching a movie,  reading,  tent,  coffin,  exploding car,  gambling,  prayer,  tears,  beer,  shooting,  letter,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  train,  fire,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  fight,  blood,  murder

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Autobots Bumblebee, Ratchet, Ironhide, Mirage (aka Dino), Wheeljack (aka Que) and Sideswipe led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the United States and Russia to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky has to go to the aid of his robot friends. The new villain Shockwave is on the scene while the Autobots and Decepticons continue to battle it out on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair,  bar
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship,  u.s. president,  military base,  military officer,  exploding airplane,  defeat,  aircraft carrier,  top secret,  medal,  lens flare,  lieutenant,  parachute,  u.s. army,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  american flag,  convertible,  prologue,  exploding car,  bomb,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  pistol,  explosion,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  blood,  death,  dog,  fight,  murder

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Across The Universe (2007)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:ship,  england,  wheelchair,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer,  nurse,  soldier,  friend
Story:passing out,  volunteer,  theatre audience,  newsreel footage,  u.s. army,  submarine,  syringe,  american flag,  injection,  tent,  underwater scene,  band,  bomb,  shooting,  letter,  undressing,  battle,  machine gun,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  death,  fight,  kiss,  gun,  murder

Valkyrie (2008)
Drama, History, Thriller, War

Valkyrie (2008)

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cadre of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the greater one gripping Europe. This is why Valkyrie (2008) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:military,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:hospital
Characters:german,  dancer,  boy
Period:1940s
Story:military officer,  air raid siren,  defeat,  air raid,  medal,  lieutenant,  bombing,  presumed dead,  colonel,  tent,  exploding car,  bomb,  tears,  shooting,  drink,  airplane,  shot to death,  crying,  world war two,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  kiss,  murder,  blood,  death,  gun,  dog

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:bar
Characters:german,  french,  thief,  dancer,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:u.s. sailor,  passing out,  boxer shorts,  injection,  prologue,  drowning,  best friend,  map,  band,  tears,  undressing,  drink,  underwear,  crying,  world war two,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  kiss,  sex,  flashback,  fight

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The Monuments Men (2014) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Drama, History, War

The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  robbery,  military
Locations:england,  boat,  beach
Characters:german,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:u.s. president,  u.s. military,  military officer,  biplane,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  dentist,  colonel,  reference to adolf hitler,  captain,  american flag,  president,  tent,  map,  bomb,  letter,  battle,  airplane,  shot to death,  rain,  world war two,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  dog,  blood,  murder

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009)

A youth chooses manhood. The week Sam Witwicky starts college, the Decepticons make trouble in Shanghai. A presidential envoy believes it's because the Autobots are around; he wants them gone. He's wrong: the Decepticons need access to Sam's mind to see some glyphs imprinted there that will lead them to a fragile object that, when inserted in an alien machine hidden in Egypt for centuries, will give them the power to blow out the sun. Sam, his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, and Sam's parents are in danger. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are Sam's principal protectors. If one of them goes down, what becomes of Sam? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship,  u.s. military,  military base,  aircraft carrier,  top secret,  u.s. navy,  lens flare,  parachute,  u.s. army,  submarine,  mechanic,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  prologue,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  fight,  flashback,  death

Giant (1956)
Drama, Western

Giant (1956)

Themes:drunkenness,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:airport,  bar,  hospital
Characters:nurse,  soldier,  friend
Period:1920s,  1940s
Story:reference to franklin d roosevelt,  pearl harbor,  passing out,  famous score,  coca cola,  railway station,  blockbuster,  cook,  fainting,  american flag,  convertible,  reading,  marriage proposal,  coffin,  band,  prayer,  tears,  letter,  love triangle,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  world war two,  train,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  fight,  death,  dog,  kiss,  blood

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Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, War

Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004)

Five desperate French soldiers during The Battle of the Somme shoot themselves, either by accident or with purpose, in order to be invalided back home. Having been "caught" a court-martial convenes and determines punishment to be banishment to No Man's Land with the objective of having the Germans finish them off. In the process of telling this tale each man's life is briefly explored along with their next of kin as Methilde, fiancee to one of the men, tries to determine the circumstances of her lover's death. This task is not made any easier for her due to a bout with polio as a child. Along the way she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. This is why Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles (2004) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drinking,  jealousy,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair,  bicycle,  boat,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  german,  thief,  nurse,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1920s
Story:military officer,  hangar,  biplane,  top secret,  lieutenant,  fiance fiancee relationship,  bombing,  syringe,  captain,  bomb,  tears,  shooting,  letter,  battle,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  machine gun,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  crying,  train,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  death,  gun,  dog,  sex,  kiss,  murder,  flashback

Evita (1996) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Biography, Drama, History, Musical

Evita (1996)

High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drinking
Locations:wheelchair,  bar,  hospital
Characters:dancer
Period:1920s,  1940s
Story:president,  military officer,  theatre audience,  newsreel footage,  railway station,  watching a movie,  coffin,  woman,  prayer,  tears,  drink,  airplane,  rain,  crying,  train,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  sex,  murder,  death

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance, War

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Locations:ship,  beach
Characters:german,  dancer,  boy
Period:1940s
Story:captain,  parachute,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  historical event,  watching a movie,  reference to adolf hitler,  woman,  band,  bomb,  shooting,  letter,  love triangle,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  world war two,  explosion,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  death,  murder

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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
Drama, History, War

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. (Read More)

Themes:military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:ship,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:japanese,  dancer,  nurse,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:battle,  u.s. sailor,  pacific ocean,  victory,  medal,  boxer shorts,  tokyo japan,  american flag,  coffin,  map,  band,  tears,  shooting,  letter,  undressing,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  underwear,  rain,  crying,  world war two,  train,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  flashback,  murder,  fight,  death

The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Brothers - older Stephen and three years junior Bloom - have been con artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind, for who the intricacy of the story used in the con is as important as the positive outcome of the swindle. Bloom is the main character of Stephen's stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As adults, they travel the world and never enlist the same people twice in their cons, except for their consistent sidekick, the mysterious and primarily silent Bang Bang, a Japanese woman who just appeared in their lives one day and who has a penchant for blowing things up. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn't know anymore what is real and what is make-believe. Stephen talks him into one last con, the mark to be the eccentric, lonely but beautiful New Jersey heiress, Penelope Stamp. Penelope's primary past-time in life is to, as she calls it, "borrow hobbies": when she sees something she likes, she learns how to do it solely through reading books. As the brothers go through their final con on Penelope, three main problems may occur to thwart the plan. First, the brothers' former mentor and now arch enemy, Diamond Dog, may exact his long awaited revenge on the brothers. Second, Penelope may end up being more unpredictable than all their former marks. And third, Bloom, who has let love slip by in his life, may fall for Penelope. But through the process, no one ever really knows who is conning who. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:ship,  bicycle,  boat,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:french,  japanese,  thief,  dancer,  boy,  friend
Story:origami,  tokyo japan,  presumed dead,  exploding building,  reading,  prologue,  exploding car,  woman,  bomb,  drink,  camera,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  rain,  crying,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  gun,  kiss,  blood,  fight,  flashback,  dog

The Longest Day (1962) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Drama, History, War

The Longest Day (1962)

Tells the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in WWII. There are dozens of characters, some seen only briefly, who together weave the story of five separate invasion points that made up the operation. This is why The Longest Day (1962) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001).

Mood:epic
Locations:england,  bicycle,  beach
Characters:french
Period:1940s
Story:defeat,  victory,  air raid,  admiral,  weather,  lieutenant,  parachute,  u.s. army,  broken leg,  colonel,  sabotage,  captain,  pilot,  gambling,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  death,  gun,  murder

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Der Untergang (2004)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Der Untergang (2004)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Soviet Armies closing in from the west and south. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his Generals and advisers to fight to the last man. "Downfall" explores these final days of the Reich, where senior German leaders (such as Himmler and Goring) began defecting from their beloved Fuhrer, in an effort to save their own lives, while still others (Joseph Goebbels) pledge to die with Hitler. Hitler, himself, degenerates into a paranoid shell of a man, full of optimism one moment and suicidal depression the next. When the end finally does comes, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender. (Read More)

Themes:military,  courage,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:bicycle,  hospital
Characters:german,  dancer,  nurse,  soldier,  boy,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:military police,  year 1942,  defeat,  victory,  air raid,  volunteer,  medal,  bombing,  colonel,  champagne,  map,  woman,  tears,  shooting,  letter,  battle,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  crying,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  flashback,  gun,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  fight,  death

Underground (1995)
Comedy, Drama, War

Underground (1995)

The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't mention to the workers that the war is over, and they keep producing. Years later, they break out of their underground "shelter" --- only to convince themselves that the war is still going on. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  wheelchair,  bicycle
Characters:german,  thief,  dancer,  soldier,  friend
Period:1940s
Story:year 1941,  theatre audience,  newsreel footage,  bombing,  underwater scene,  coffin,  band,  shooting,  drink,  underwear,  rain,  pregnancy,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  dancing,  father son relationship,  gun,  kiss,  fight,  sex,  murder,  death

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage,  robbery,  military
Locations:wheelchair,  airport,  bar
Characters:japanese,  thief,  soldier
Story:exploding ship,  airplane crash,  band,  bomb,  defeat,  secret mission,  aircraft carrier,  admiral,  top secret,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  colonel,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  captain,  injection,  racial slur,  underwater scene,  exploding car,  map,  woman,  letter,  battle,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  death,  fight

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Wonder Woman (2017) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, War

Wonder Woman (2017)

Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when a pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers and her true destiny. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:german,  dancer,  soldier
Story:pilot,  exploding airplane,  woman,  bar fight,  revolving door,  biplane,  exploding truck,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  captain,  underwater scene,  map,  bomb,  beer,  battle,  drink,  airplane,  machine gun,  shot to death,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  photograph,  dancing,  fight,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  murder

Das Boot (1981)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Das Boot (1981)

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy British shipping. With better escorts of the destroyer class, however, German U-boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of the crew of one such U-Boat, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers and attempted to accomplish impossible missions, all the while attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. This is why Das Boot (1981) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:boat,  ship
Characters:german
Period:1940s
Story:military officer,  battle,  fleet,  year 1941,  torpedo,  air raid,  famous score,  volunteer,  submarine,  blockbuster,  reference to adolf hitler,  drowning,  band,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  world war two,  fire,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  death

Independence Day (1996)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day (1996)

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day... (Read More)

Themes:military,  courage,  drunkenness
Mood:epic
Locations:hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:president,  american president,  exploding ship,  u.s. president,  military base,  airplane crash,  kamikaze,  defeat,  aerial combat,  dogfight,  u.s. army,  presumed dead,  submarine,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  tragic event,  pilot,  exploding car,  woman,  band,  battle,  machine gun,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  fight,  death

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The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
Action, Adventure, Drama, War

The Guns Of Navarone (1961)

Two powerful German guns control the seas past the Greek island of Navarone making the evacuation of endangered British troops on a neighboring island impossible. Air attack is useless so a team of six Allied and Greek soldiers is put ashore to meet up with partisans to try and dynamite the guns. The mission is perilous enough anyway but are the Germans on the island getting further help too?. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:sea,  boat,  hospital
Characters:german,  soldier
Period:1940s
Story:air attack,  fishing boat,  battleship,  victory,  air raid,  admiral,  famous score,  exploding truck,  broken leg,  blockbuster,  sabotage,  prologue,  exploding car,  place name in title,  bomb,  battle,  machine gun,  world war two,  pistol,  explosion,  kiss,  gun,  fight

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Drama, Romance, War

The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a different station of society. Al Stephenson returns to an influential banking position, but finds it hard to reconcile his loyalties to ex-servicemen with new commercial realities. Fred Derry is an ordinary working man who finds it difficult to hold down a job or pick up the threads of his marriage. Having had both hands burnt off during the war, Homer Parrish is unsure that his fiancee's feelings are still those of love and not those of pity. Each of the veterans faces a crisis upon his arrival, and each crisis is a microcosm of the experiences of many American warriors who found an alien world awaiting them when they came marching home. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  military,  drunkenness,  drinking
Locations:airport,  bar,  hospital
Characters:german,  japanese,  dancer,  soldier,  boy
Period:1940s
Story:military officer,  dog tags,  u.s. sailor,  passing out,  famous score,  u.s. navy,  u.s. army,  blockbuster,  captain,  american flag,  convertible,  pilot,  marriage proposal,  band,  bomb,  tears,  beer,  love triangle,  undressing,  drink,  airplane,  crying,  world war two,  fire,  photograph,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  kiss,  fight

Jonah Hex (2010)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Western

Jonah Hex (2010)

During Grant's presidency, Jonah Hex is a remorseless bounty hunter. In the Civil War, he was a rebel whose honor put him afoul of a Confederate general, Quentin Turnbull, who murdered Jonah's family while Jonah watched. As a result of the ordeal, Jonah's face is disfigured and he can talk with the dead. After staging his own death, Turnbull, with a group of rebel stalwarts, hatches a plan to bring the Union to its knees. Grant wants Hex to stop it. While the nation readies to celebrate Independence Day, Hex and an unlikely ally have little time to stop Turnbull and his weapon of mass destruction. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  military,  drunkenness
Locations:ship,  bar
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship,  u.s. president,  military officer,  lieutenant,  u.s. army,  presumed dead,  colonel,  exploding building,  american flag,  tent,  prologue,  coffin,  map,  shot to death,  rain,  train,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  dog,  murder,  fight

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