Movies and TV shows set in pearl harbor

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in pearl harbor ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, epic, dramatic, emotional and exciting films and TV shows about / with world war two, military, war, mentor, wartime, dialogue, destiny, soldier, catastrophe and friendship plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as pearl harbor: Pearl Harbor (2001), Midway (2019), 1941 (1979), The Eternal Zero (2013), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), In Harm's Way (1965), The Final Countdown (1980), Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998), From Here to Eternity (1980), Pearl (1978).

List of movies set in pearl harbor

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, emotional, epic, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, military, airplane, love and romance, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, warship ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1942 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (1884-1943) was the Japanese Naval commander who was given the order to attack Pearl Harbour, an order he was duty bound to obey which went against his own personal beliefs. While this infamous attack is a low point in ...
Style: touching
Plot: world war two, fighter pilot, navy, japanese history, aviation, attack, air attack, newspaper reporter, war, aerial combats, tragic event, world war one ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: pearl harbor, japan, pacific ocean
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, scary, sad, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, sea battle, naval battle, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, warship, air battle, fighter plane, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
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1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, satire, u.s. army, fighter pilot, paranoia, bomb, tank, war, soldier, military, wartime ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: pearl harbor, los angeles, california, canada, japan ...
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The Eternal Zero (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for information on their grandfather Kyuzo Miyabe (Junichi ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: world war two, military, soldier, aerial combats, war, fighter plane, human spirit, hopes, moral dilemma, battles, fighter pilot, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: pearl harbor, japan, asia, east asia
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, battles, fighter plane, aviation, military life, navy, military, air raid, airplane, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
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In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: war, world war two, naval battle, military, wartime, naval officer, father son relationship, adultery, u.s. navy, military life, suicide, marital infidelity ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, year 1942
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, polynesia, pacific ocean
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The Final Countdown (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1980, the US Navy's most powerful warship, the USS Nimitz, is caught in a storm during routine manoeuvres in the Pacific. Enveloped by a strange green light, the ship passes through a vortex and when they emerge, their communications have ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: manly, kids
Plot: time travel, world war two, changing the past or future, military, airplane, twists and turns, heroic mission, war, aircraft carrier, aviation, survival, race against time ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 70s, future, 20th century ...
Place: pearl harbor, japan, hawaii, pacific ocean
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Pride: The Fateful Moment (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Based on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East of 1946–48, depicts Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo (played by Masahiko Tsugawa) as a family man who fought to defend Japan and Asia from western colonialism but was ultimately ...
Plot: world war two, justice, court, prime minister, japanese history, court martial, pride, courtroom, military
Time: post world war two
Place: pearl harbor, japan, hiroshima japan, tokyo
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From Here to Eternity (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: From Here to Eternity was short-lived dramatic television series that aired in 1980. It was a spinoff of the successful 1979 miniseries of the same title. The series featured most of the cast members from the original miniseries, including William ...
Plot: world war two, love, wartime, us military, dysfunctional marriage, love triangle, gay subtext, infidelity, u.s. army, bombing
Time: 1940s, year 1941
Place: pearl harbor
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Pearl (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 278 min.
TV show
Story: This miniseries presents a cross-section of life in Pearl Harbor leading up to the Japanese attack and its immediate aftermath. Among the stories: A colonel's bitter wife seeks extramarital attention; a female doctor with painful memories ...
Plot: world war two, space, fanatic, loss of daughter, suicidal, infidelity, brothel, prostitution, military, japanese american
Time: 1940s
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii
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December (1991)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In December of 1941, five teenage boys at a New England prep school hear the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and realize their lives are going to be changed forever. Released in 1991.
Style: talky, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, coming of age, preparatory school, friendship, boarding school, friends, battles, school, boarding school life, cons and scams, war, self discovery ...
Time: year 1941, year 1938
Place: new england, pearl harbor, england, london
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From Here to Eternity (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.
Plot: world war two, wartime, love, military base, us military, cheating, boxing, military, empire, u.s. army
Time: 1940s
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, dramatic, romantic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, love, racism, family relations, war, culture clash, holocaust, marriage, bomb, death ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier ...
Style: realistic, stylized, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, cattle ranch, cowboy, desert, gunfight, love triangle, introspection, human nature, homecoming, world war two, coming of age ...
Time: post world war two
Place: new mexico, pearl harbor, california, new jersey, texas ...
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Burden (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Burden, an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black congregation led by the benevolent, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, political, emotional
Plot: love, vengeance, african american, reverend, ku klux klan, hate, racism, prejudice, christian, religious, white supremacist, begging ...
Time: year 2017, year 1996
Place: south carolina, africa, pearl harbor
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No Man is an Island (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The true story of George Tweed, an American sailor who became the only serviceman on the island of Guam to avoid capture by the Japanese during the early years of World War II.
Plot: world war two, scorpion, behind enemy lines, priest, u.s. navy
Place: pacific ocean, minneapolis minnesota, pearl harbor, japan
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Lanterns on Blue Waters (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story of a Japanese man who as a 16-year-old went to Maui to work in the sugar cane fields in order to support his family back in Japan. Now 89 and still living in Hawaii he is visited by his granddaughter who brings him a letter from his ...
Style: bilingual
Plot: fishing, family conflict, island, emigration, letter, loyalty, world war two, flashback, national identity, grandson
Place: hiroshima japan, hawaii, pearl harbor
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Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The story of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during their 12-year stay at the White House.
Plot: usa president, president, usa history, incest, american politics, postmodernism, paraplegic, loneliness, slum, hostess, unemployment, white house ...
Time: 1890s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: california, washington d.c., usa, pearl harbor
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Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, who done it, wartime life, frame up, political conspiracy, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, serial killer, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
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American Pastime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: American Pastime tells a poignant story set against the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Rounded up and uprooted from their everyday lives, they remained loyal to the United States and ironically turned to that most American ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: world war two, interracial relations, human spirit, rivalry, immigrants, hopes, society, anti war, wartime life, racism, small town, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two
Place: los angeles, utah, pearl harbor
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien, alien invasion, military, u.s. navy, ship, battleship, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, battles, sea battle, space and aliens ...
Time: future, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, tokyo, new york, pacific ocean, london ...
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The Land Girls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, sexy, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, countryside, friendship, love, working class, wartime life, war, farm, nude, woman, wine, segregation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, english channel, europe, britain ...
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Australia (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War, Western
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving ...
Style: epic, scenic, emotional, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: unlikely couple, social differences, opposites attract, journey, fall in love, desert, culture clash, wilderness, prejudice, couples, world war two, horse ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, post world war two, 50s, 19th century ...
Place: australia, japan, england, asia, hawaii ...
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War and Remembrance (1988)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 1620 min.
TV show
Story: War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. It is the sequel to highly successful The Winds of War.
Style: saga, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, holocaust, nazi germany, military, german, submarine, nazi, wartime, winston churchill, soldier, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s
Place: europe, asia, japan, pearl harbor, pacific ocean ...
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, dramatic, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: destiny, aging, true love, life & death, life philosophy, child as adult, existentialism, love and romance, tragic love, fall in love, impossible love, puzzle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 2000s, 70s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, english channel, pearl harbor, france ...
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The Great Raid (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.
Style: tense, harsh, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, military, rescue mission, pow, world war two, prison, prison escape, escape attempt, human spirit, military life, against the odds, massacre ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia, poland, japan, germany ...
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Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950s, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
Style: emotional, sentimental, meditative, breathtaking, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, culture clash, world war two, prejudice, murder mystery, justice, forbidden love, fisherman, betrayal, jury ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: washington state, japan, asia, seattle, pearl harbor ...
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Empire of the Sun (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even ...
Style: epic, sad, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: world war two, coming of age, war, child protagonist, childhood, captivity, peasant, japanese army, pow, survival, child, young heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: shanghai, china, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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Kundun (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Monaco, Morocco, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Tibetans refer to the Dalai Lama as 'Kundun', which means 'The Presence'. He was forced to escape from his native home, Tibet, when communist China invaded and enforced an oppressive regime upon the peaceful nation. The Dalai ...
Style: thought provoking, epic, philosophical, cerebral, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, buddha, buddhist monk, religion, artist, politics, buddhist, intrigue, medieval, childhood, life philosophy, imagination ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: tibet, hiroshima japan, china, asia, pearl harbor ...
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