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Americans love their war movies. Just look at Saving Private Ryan, perhaps one of the most well-loved WWII movies to have come out in the past couple of decades. In the same regard, Americans love great Navy movies as well. Some of the most popular movies of all time feature great Navy battles from WWII, the Korean War, and even the Cold War. With that in mind, we’ve compiled 10 of the best Navy movies to hit the theatres. Did yours make the list?
“Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle’s (Bradley Cooper’s) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.”
“As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.”
A Few Good Men
“Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.”
“On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.”
“A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.”
Flags of our Fathers
“The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.”
“The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.”
Tora! Tora! Tora!
“In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.”
“A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.”
The Hunt for Red October
“In November 1984, the Soviet Union’s best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?”