Movies like Pearl Harbor 2001

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 is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

If you already watched and love Pearl Harbor, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Pearl Harbor.

1 The Guardian 2006

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Andrew Davis

Country:

United States of America
6.9

2 Blood Diamond 2006

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Action

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
8

3 Kingdom Of Heaven 2005

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Adventure, History, War

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

William Monahan

Countries:

Germany, Morocco, Spain, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

4 Eight Below 2006

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Family

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

David DiGilio (screenplay), Toshirô Ishidô (film Nankyoku Monogatari) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

5 The Man In The Iron Mask 1998

Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, remains imprisoned, the Musketeers reunite to abduct Louis and replace him with Philippe.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Director:

Randall Wallace

Writers:

Alexandre Dumas (novels), Randall Wallace (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

6 Legends Of The Fall 1994

An epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Susan Shilliday (screenplay), William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

7 The Patriot 2000

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Genres:

Drama, History, War, Action

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writer:

Robert Rodat

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.2

8 Top Gun 1986

For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete's dreams of becoming an ace pilot.

Genres:

Action, Drama

Director:

Tony Scott

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 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.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Sebastian Junger (book), William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

10 Enemy At The Gates 2001

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Genres:

War, History, Romance, Drama, Action

Countries:

Ireland, United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom
7.6

11 The Notebook 2004

An epic love story centered around an older man who reads aloud to a woman with Alzheimer's. From a faded notebook, the old man's words bring to life the story about a couple who is separated by World War II, and is then passionately reunited, seven years later, after they have taken different paths.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writers:

Jeremy Leven (screenplay), Jan Sardi (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

12 P.S. I Love You 2007

A young widow discovers that her late husband has left her 10 messages intended to help ease her pain and start a new life.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Writers:

Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Steven Rogers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

13 300 2006

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, War

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Kurt Johnstad (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 Troy 2004

In year 1250 B.C. during the late Bronze age, two emerging nations begin to clash. Paris, the Trojan prince, convinces Helen, Queen of Sparta, to leave her husband Menelaus, and sail with him back to Troy. After Menelaus finds out that his wife was taken by the Trojans, he asks his brother Agamemnom to help him get her back. Agamemnon sees this as an opportunity for power. So they set off with 1,000 ships holding 50,000 Greeks to Troy. With the help of Achilles, the Greeks are able to fight the never before defeated Trojans.

Genres:

Adventure, History

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Homer (poem), David Benioff (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, Malta, United Kingdom
7.2

15 Titanic 1997

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

James Cameron

Writer:

James Cameron

Country:

United States of America
7.8

16 The Last Samurai 2003

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Genres:

Drama, Action, War, History

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

John Logan (story), John Logan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
7.7

17 The Passion Of The Christ 2004

A graphic portrayal of the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Mel Gibson

Writers:

Benedict Fitzgerald (screenplay), Mel Gibson (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 King Kong 2005

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Action

Director:

Peter Jackson

Writers:

Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America, Germany
7.2

19 Armageddon 1998

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), J.J. Abrams (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

20 Black Hawk Down 2001

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Genres:

Action, History, War

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Mark Bowden (book), Ken Nolan (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

21 Valkyrie 2008

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, History, War

Director:

Bryan Singer

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.1

22 The Beach 2000

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, Romance, Thriller

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

John Hodge (screenplay), Alex Garland (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.7

23 Cold Mountain 2003

In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, History, Romance

Director:

Anthony Minghella

Writers:

Charles Frazier (book), Anthony Minghella (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom, Romania, Italy
7.2

24 Australia 2008

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 landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Romance

Director:

Baz Luhrmann

Writers:

Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Baz Luhrmann (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom
6.6