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5 Movies About Pearl Harbor You Need to See

For all the history buffs who are stuck at home and getting tired of watching the History Channel on a loop, it’s time to switch it up and watch some of the best movies about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On December 7, 1941—nearly 80 years ago—the preemptive attack by Japan occurred. Check out all the movies about Pearl Harbor you need to see while stuck at home.

5 Movies About Pearl Harbor You Need to See

Where to Watch Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor (2001) (Rated PG-13)

The film presented a heavily fictionalized version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, focusing on a love story set amidst the lead up to the attack, its aftermath, and the Doolittle Raid.

Is Pearl Harbor on Netflix? Unfortunately, this title is not currently available on Netflix.

Midway
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans (Actors)

Midway (2019) (Rated PG-13)

The Pearl Harbor documentary features the story of the Battle of Midway, told through the experiences of the WWII leaders and soldiers who fought it.

I Bombed Pearl Harbor (1960) (Rated for ages 7+)

This movie puts a twist on the classic story by representing the Japanese point of view. Originally released in Japan and remade for a U.S. audience, this movie follows a Japanese aviator through the victory of the attack on Pearl Harbor, followed by the defeat during the Battle of Midway. This is a great film to watch when you’re looking to get out of your own point of view.

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From Here to Eternity (1953) (Rated for ages 18+)

This movie focuses on a love story along with the complications and trials of wartime. It focuses on the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor and goes into the depths of soldiers’ day-to-day lives through the lens of a lone-wolf soldier. This is the perfect film to watch as a compromise between a historical film and a romance. Check out this film with your significant other when you’re out of ideas for date nights at home.

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (Rated G)

This movie is a great mix of American and Japanese points of view. Also set in the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, this film follows the strained relationship between the U.S. and Japan. It explores the story of American intelligence agencies uncovering hints about the attack and ignoring them out of disbelief. This is a great movie for history buffs interested in war strategy.

In Harm’s Way (1965) (Rated TV-14)

This film follows a naval captain and his ship through the bombings, going beyond the attack and continuing through the days and battles following it. Mixed into the war and strategy is a true tale of human connection through estranged loved ones and romance. This is the perfect movie to watch when you’re stuck inside on a gloomy day and ready to be engulfed in an intense storyline.

Pearl Harbor is rich with history. Iconic warbirds such as the P-51 Mustang flew overhead, and some people say you can still see oil from the sunken ships bubbling up in the water. Learn more about the history of one of the most famous attacks on U.S. soil to ever occur.

Pearl Harbor Documentaries on Netflix

Although Pearl Harbor is not currently available on Netflix, there is another title you can stream.

Attack on Pearl Harbor: Minute by Minute (Unrated)

Covering the 1941 Japanese military strike on a Hawaiian naval base in never before seen detail, taking a look at the preparations, the attack itself, and the aftermath. | Stream on Netflix

Pearl Harbor Documentaries on Hulu

Unfortunately, Pearl Harbor is only available on Hulu with Live TV.

Here are other titles you can stream.

Buried Secrets of WWII Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Pearl Harbor: Buried Secrets of WWII (Rated TV-14)

Pete and Marty visit Oahu and use their 21st century technology to reveal unknown elements of the Japanese attack in December of 1941. | Stream on Hulu

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Pearl Harbor Documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

Unfortunately, Pearl Harbor is not currently available. Here are other titles you can stream.

Remember Pearl Harbor
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Selleck (Actor)

Remember Pearl Harbor (2016) (Rated age 16+)

The personal stories of veterans and citizens who witnessed the attack on the American Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The Road To Pearl Harbor, 1919-1941
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Eric Sevareid (Actor)

The Road to Pearl Harbor, 1919-1941 (Rated age 7+)

This classic series follows the events that sparked World War II, capturing the drama of the crucial years between the Armistice which ended World War I and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Stunning archival newsreels and soundtracks capture the era of Lucky Lindy, Babe Ruth, and Rudolf Valentino, of bootleg liquor and the Great Depression, of Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill.

Remembering Pearl Harbor
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Unavailable (Director)

Remembering Pearl Harbor (2006) (Rated age 16+)

From this unimaginable hell came survivors of the attack. More than half a century has passed, yet the events of that day are as vividly painted in their memories as were the flames of Pearl Harbor against the morning sky. That was December 7, 1941. These are their stories. The stories of heroes from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Marines.

In Harm's Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal (Actors)

In Harm’s Way (1965) (Rated TV-14)

This film follows a naval captain and his ship through the bombings, going beyond the attack and continuing through the days and battles following it. Mixed into the war and strategy is a true tale of human connection through estranged loved ones and romance. This is the perfect movie to watch when you’re stuck inside on a gloomy day and ready to be engulfed in an intense storyline.

War in the Pacific - Eagle Against the Sun
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Various (Actor)

War in the Pacific – Eagle Against the Sun (Rated age 13+)

Dive into the War in the Pacific like never before with this 10-part series chronicling the fight from prior to Pearl Harbor up until the last bomb was dropped. Featuring combat footage and interviews with veterans from both sides, learn about their experiences and perspectives from America’s war with Japan as 2015 recognizes the 70th Anniversary of V-J Day.

Theater of War The Pacific Campaign Part 1: Tensions Rise/Pearl Harbor
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Liam Dale (Actor)

Theater of War The Pacific Campaign Part 1: Tensions Rise: Pearl Harbor (Rated for all)

While humanity and our place in the World has changed with generations, theres one part of our nature that has remained present – War and the reasons for it seem to reoccur unabated throughout our history. It’s only when looking back on the myriad of the battles that you can see the patterns. We will be investigating the build up to the outbreak of the second World War.

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Pearl Harbor Documentaries on Disney+

Unfortunately, Pearl Harbor is not currently available.

Pearl Harbor Documentaries on HBO

Unfortunately, Pearl Harbor is not currently available. Here are other titles you can stream.

The Pacific (HBO Original) (Rated TV-MA)

The epic 10-part HBO miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII. | Stream on HBO Max

Pearl Harbor Movies for Kids

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