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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

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

Allied (2016)
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

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

Battleship (2012) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
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

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. This is why The English Patient (1996) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (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

Dunkirk (2017)
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

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

Top Gun (1986) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
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. (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

Fury (2014)
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

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. This is why Enemy At The Gates (2001) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (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

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
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? (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

The Last Samurai (2003) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
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

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

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
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

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. This is why The Beach (2000) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (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

Jarhead (2005) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
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

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)
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

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. (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

The Monuments Men (2014)
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

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
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? This is why Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cold Mountain (2003)
Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War

Cold Mountain (2003)

This Civil War saga addresses romance, friendship, and the ravages of war--both in the field and on the home front. Captures the horrors of war for both those fighting it, and for those left behind. This is a tale of hope, longing, redemption, second chances, and faith.

Themes:theft, loneliness, drunkenness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:boat, hospital
Characters:thief, soldier, friend
Story:american flag, reading, woman, prayer, shooting, letter, battle, drink, shot to death, underwear, rain, pregnancy, train, pistol, explosion, title spoken by character, photograph, mother son relationship, father son relationship, gun

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War

Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant 'T.E. Lawrence' (qv) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali, Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Mood:epic
Locations:bicycle, bar, hospital
Characters:nurse, soldier, boy
Story:military officer, biplane, air raid, famous score, lieutenant, colonel, blockbuster, sabotage, tent, map, bomb, tears, shooting, battle, drink, camera, machine gun, crying, train, fire

The A-team (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The A-team (2010)

Four American soldiers who are in Iraq are sent on a mission to recover plates for printing 100 dollar bills that were used to print a billion dollars. After doing the job and returning to the base their commanding officer is killed in an explosion and the plates are stolen by another operative. They would be court martialed and sent to different prisons. 6 months later, the leader, Hannibal Smith is visited by a CIA spook who tells him he knows where the man who took the plates is and wants him and his men to recover it. So he helps him escape and he breaks out the others and they go after the plates. But after doing it, they discover that the spook might not be ok. And a military intelligence officer who was involved with one of them is pursuing them. (Read More)

Themes:robbery, military
Locations:ship, hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, military base, military officer, exploding airplane, secret mission, lieutenant, parachute, u.s. army, railway station, colonel, exploding building, blockbuster, fainting, syringe, captain, pilot, exploding car, airplane, machine gun, shot to death

Blood Diamond (2006)
Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Blood Diamond (2006)

A story following Archer, a man tortured by his roots. With a strong survival instinct, he has made himself a key player in the business of conflict diamonds. Political unrest is rampant in Sierra Leone as people fight tooth for tooth. Upon meeting Solomon, and the beautiful Maddy, Archer's life changes forever as he is given a chance to make peace with the war around him. This is why Blood Diamond (2006) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:airport, bicycle, boat, beach, bar
Characters:dancer, soldier, boy
Story:air raid, bombing, colonel, captain, tent, prologue, pilot, racial slur, controversy, exploding car, woman, bomb, tears, beer, shooting, battle, drink, camera, airplane, machine gun

Brooklyn (2015)
Drama, Romance

Brooklyn (2015)

In late 1951, Eilis Lacey, a young Irish girl, emigrates to Brooklyn. Sponsored by Father Flood, a priest from her native town Enniscorthy, she is assured to find a full-time job there. But the early days are tough, seasickness being soon replaced by loneliness and homesickness, two feelings all the more acutely felt by Eilis for having had to leave behind her widowed mother and her dear sister Rose. She nevertheless little by little manages to find her footing by adapting to her job as a salesgirl, by studying bookkeeping at Brooklyn College as well as with a little help from both Father Flood and Mrs. Kehoe, the owner of the boarding school she now lives in. And not only does graduation follow but love shows its face in Tony, an Italian-American plumber, full of adoration and respect for her. They end up marrying, although keeping the thing secret. It is at that point that tragedy strikes inciting Eilis to return to Enniscorthy to support her mother morally. And there a strange thing happens : she gradually gets lured by the charms of her native place, going far as to let herself be wooed by Jim Farrell, a young local. (Read More)

Themes:loneliness, drinking, jealousy, friendship
Locations:ship, beach, bar
Characters:dancer, friend
Story:wolf whistle, long island new york, watching a movie, golf, tragic event, american flag, prologue, marriage proposal, best friend, baseball, woman, band, prayer, tears, letter, love triangle, undressing, drink, crying, train

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Locations:england, bar, hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. president, bar fight, defeat, top secret, parachute, presumed dead, exploding building, sabotage, tragic event, american flag, injection, tent, marriage proposal, underwater scene, exploding car, map, band, bomb, battle, airplane

The Perfect Storm (2000)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, drinking
Locations:boat, ship, sea, bar
Story:fishing boat, weather, blockbuster, captain, tragic event, underwater scene, woman, drink, airplane, title spoken by character, mother son relationship, father son relationship, sex, death

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:military, friendship
Locations:boat
Characters:soldier
Story:american president, u.s. president, lens flare, parachute, tokyo japan, exploding building, american flag, president, injection, underwater scene, exploding car, bomb, battle, airplane, machine gun, shot to death, underwear, pistol, explosion, dancing

Transformers (2007)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Transformers (2007)

A long time ago, far away on the planet of Cybertron, a war is being waged between the noble Autobots (led by the wise Optimus Prime) and the devious Decepticons (commanded by the dreaded Megatron) for control over the Allspark, a mystical talisman that would grant unlimited power to whoever possesses it. The Autobots managed to smuggle the Allspark off the planet, but Megatron blasts off in search of it. He eventually tracks it to the planet of Earth (circa 1850), but his reckless desire for power sends him right into the Arctic Ocean, and the sheer cold forces him into a paralyzed state. His body is later found by Captain Archibald Witwicky, but before going into a comatose state Megatron uses the last of his energy to engrave into the Captain's glasses a map showing the location of the Allspark, and to send a transmission to Cybertron. Megatron is then carried away aboard the Captain's ship. A century later, Captain Witwicky's grandson Sam Witwicky (nicknamed Spike by his friends) buys his first car. To his shock, he discovers it to be Bumblebee, an Autobot in disguise who is to protect Spike, who possesses the Captain's glasses and the map engraved on them. But Bumblebee is not the only Transformer to have arrived on Earth - in the desert of Qatar, the Decepticons Blackout and Scorponok attack a U.S. military base, causing the Pentagon to send their special Sector Seven agents to capture all "specimens of this alien race." Spike and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the midst of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons, stretching from Hoover Dam all the way to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, deep inside Hoover Dam, the cryogenically stored body of Megatron awakens. This is why Transformers (2007) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:ship, bicycle
Characters:soldier
Story:military base, u.s. president, military officer, exploding airplane, radar, aircraft carrier, admiral, top secret, exploding truck, surfboard, lens flare, boxer shorts, u.s. army, blockbuster, captain, prologue, exploding car, map, undressing, battle

X: First Class (2011) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

X: First Class (2011)

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN. (Read More)

Themes:military, drunkenness, friendship
Locations:boat, beach, bar
Characters:german, soldier, boy, friend
Period:1940s
Story:exploding ship, u.s. president, military officer, battleship, top secret, u.s. navy, lens flare, u.s. army, submarine, syringe, sabotage, injection, underwater scene, map, battle, machine gun, shot to death, fire, pistol, explosion

World War Z (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:ship, airport, bicycle, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:airplane crash, aircraft carrier, u.s. navy, lens flare, colonel, captain, injection, pilot, exploding car, woman, bomb, beer, battle, airplane, machine gun, shot to death, rain, crying, pistol, explosion

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Locations:bar
Characters:soldier, boy
Story:exploding ship, fishing boat, exploding airplane, exploding truck, lens flare, u.s. army, colonel, exploding building, blockbuster, captain, american flag, injection, tent, underwater scene, exploding car, battle, airplane, machine gun, shot to death, fire

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the USS Enterprise crew is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. As our space heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:bar, hospital
Story:captain, exploding ship, fleet, secret mission, torpedo, admiral, top secret, lens flare, lieutenant, broken leg, exploding building, blockbuster, sabotage, prologue, underwater scene, woman, battle, shot to death, fire, explosion

Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. This is why Lone Survivor (2013) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage, military, friendship
Characters:soldier
Story:u.s. navy, lens flare, lieutenant, broken leg, friendship between men, american flag, racial slur, underwater scene, exploding car, map, battle, camera, airplane, machine gun, shot to death, pistol, explosion, photograph, dancing, bare chested male

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:military, jealousy
Mood:epic
Locations:wheelchair, bar
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, u.s. president, exploding airplane, airplane crash, exploding truck, lens flare, u.s. army, bombing, presumed dead, broken leg, exploding building, blockbuster, american flag, prologue, drowning, underwater scene, coffin, exploding car, woman, bomb

Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:military, drunkenness
Locations:airport, beach
Characters:soldier
Story:exploding ship, military base, exploding truck, lieutenant, fiance fiancee relationship, u.s. army, colonel, exploding building, captain, american flag, exploding car, map, place name in title, battle, machine gun, shot to death, pregnancy, fire, pistol, explosion

Pacific Rim (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Pacific Rim (2013)

When monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:military
Mood:epic
Locations:sea, ship, wheelchair, boat
Characters:japanese, soldier
Story:pilot, pacific ocean, defeat, military base, fishing boat, military officer, battle, aircraft carrier, exploding truck, exploding building, blockbuster, underwater scene, exploding car, place name in title, machine gun, pistol, explosion, fight, father son relationship, bare chested male

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

With the Games destroyed, Katniss Everdeen, along with Gale, Finnick and Beetee, end up in the so thought "destroyed" District 13. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her friends, Katniss becomes the "Mockingjay", the symbol of rebellion for the districts of Panem.

Themes:courage, military, friendship
Locations:wheelchair, hospital
Characters:soldier
Story:president, exploding airplane, secret mission, bombing, colonel, exploding building, blockbuster, sabotage, pilot, drowning, bomb, love triangle, camera, machine gun, shot to death, fire, pistol, explosion, title spoken by character, photograph

Air Force One (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... This is why Air Force One (1997) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001). (Read More)

Themes:courage, friendship
Locations:airport
Characters:soldier
Story:american president, president, u.s. president, aerial combat, dogfight, medal, parachute, aviation, blockbuster, american flag, prologue, pilot, beer, airplane, machine gun, crying, fire, pistol, explosion, gun

Big Fish (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Big Fish (2003)

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future. (Read More)

Themes:theft, loneliness, robbery
Locations:wheelchair, boat, hospital
Characters:french, thief, dancer, nurse, boy
Period:1940s
Story:secret mission, parachute, u.s. army, presumed dead, tent, underwater scene, coffin, baseball, band, tears, shooting, letter, airplane, rain, pregnancy, crying, pistol, title spoken by character, photograph, dancing

Knight And Day (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Locations:airport, beach, bar, hospital
Characters:german
Story:exploding airplane, airplane crash, parachute, presumed dead, mechanic, exploding building, syringe, injection, pilot, exploding car, woman, airplane, machine gun, shot to death, train, pistol, explosion, photograph, bare chested male, kiss

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is one of the best movies like Pearl Harbor (2001)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

A washed up monster chaser convinces the U.S. Government to fund a trip to an unexplored island in the South Pacific. Under the guise of geological research, the team travels to "Skull Island". Upon arrival, the group discover that their mission may be complicated by the wildlife which inhabits the island. The beautiful vistas and deadly creatures create a visually stunning experience that is sure to keep your attention. (Read More)

Themes:military
Locations:ship, boat, beach, bar
Characters:japanese, soldier
Period:1940s
Story:colonel, military officer, exploding airplane, bar fight, dog tags, aircraft carrier, parachute, u.s. army, blockbuster, captain, american flag, prologue, pilot, underwater scene, map, bomb, battle, camera, machine gun, world war two

Glory (1989)
Biography, Drama, History, War

Glory (1989)

Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.

Themes:military, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:beach
Characters:soldier, friend
Story:military officer, childhood friend, stuttering, famous score, volunteer, colonel, friendship between men, tent, racial slur, letter, battle, shot to death, pistol, bare chested male, death, blood

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