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Navy films in war films

Navy is often in the background of the conflict, but without them many of the turning points in history would not be possible.

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war film

Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 war film

Sink the Bismarck! 1960

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war film

Midway 1976

Midway 1976 war film

In 1942 the clash between Imperial Navy and US Navy was about to decide the fate of whole war of Pacific - both sides have a lot to gain and a lot to lose.

Action in the North Atlantic 1943

Action in the North Atlantic 1943 war film

After their tanker was sunked on Atlantic by German U-Boat, crew members take part in another risky journey - large Allied convoy to Soviet Union aboard brand new Liberty class ship.

Ice Station Zebra 1968

Ice Station Zebra 1968 war film

During the Cold War the American submarine was sent with a mission to the North Pole. It is very good thriller with many twists and surprising ending.

Alfa Tau! 1942

Alfa Tau! 1942 war film

Red Cliff 2008

Red Cliff 2008 war film

The Sea Wolves 1980

The Sea Wolves 1980 war film

The Sinking of the Laconia 2010

The Sinking of the Laconia 2010 war film

The Hunt for Red October 1990

The Hunt for Red October 1990 war film

The film is set during the Cold War. With the Soviet military base flows submarine "Red October", the ship captain wants to convey to Americans and ask for political asylum. But the Russians are shipped in pursuit of his ship the entire fleet of the Atlantic.

The Guns of Navarone 1961

The Guns of Navarone 1961 war film

In 1943 group of commandos has to get on the small island of Navarone, which is occupied by the Germans and blow up the 2 huge guns. The problem is there might be a traitor among them.

The Caine Mutiny 1954

The Caine Mutiny 1954 war film

We Dive at Dawn 1943

We Dive at Dawn 1943 war film

Act of Valor 2012

Act of Valor 2012 war film

Down Periscope 1996

Down Periscope 1996 war film

Operation Pacific 1951

Operation Pacific 1951 war film

Crimson Tide 1995

Crimson Tide 1995 war film

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005 war film

Away All Boats 1956

Away All Boats 1956 war film

Destroyer 1943

Destroyer 1943 war film

Old navy veteran, now foreman in shipyard building destroyers, returns to active service during World War 2.

The African Queen 1951

The African Queen 1951 war film

In Africa during World War I Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn are fighting with Germany and with themselves also.

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 war film

Canadian major tries to get over the trauma of his men being killed in disastrous landing operation. He comes up with a daring plan to strike on the French coast.

Sharks and Little Fish 1957

Sharks and Little Fish 1957 war film

Four young cadets decide to switch from merchant navy to U-Boats after their ship is sunk by British airplanes.

Torpedo Run 1958

Torpedo Run 1958 war film

American submarine commander Barney Doyle has to make a decision if it is worth to attack Japanese carrier and risk killing his own family or let the enemy just leave.

Britannic 2000

Britannic 2000 war film

Story of voyage of HMHS Britannic to Greece in 1916, during which agents of both sides will face in a deadly duel.

In Harmís Way 1965

In Harmís Way 1965 war film

During Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Captain Torrey lost heavy cruiser due to his irresponsible decision. Months later he is given a second chance.

Battleship 2012

Battleship 2012 war film

During naval exercise near Hawaii alien objects land in the ocean and step by step it escalates to a full scale war.

Pearl Harbor 2001

Pearl Harbor 2001 war film

Love story set at the beginning of World War 2 - two American pilots fall in love with the same nurse, but Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts their problem in different perspective.

U-571 2000

U-571 2000 war film

During the Second World War on the Atlantic has been damaged German submarine (U-571) and Americans wanting to take advantage of the situation, they send their disguised as a German submarine to win the Enigma machine, which is the secret of success in Germany.

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