The USA strikes back

Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)
May, 1942 naval Battle of the Coral Sea where Japanese expansionism was turned back for the first time
Midway (1976)
Battle of Midway, June 5, 1942
Gung Ho (1943)
2nd Marine Raider commandos, under Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, raided the Japanese base at Makin Atoll
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Battle of Guadalcanal, began August 7, 1942
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Battle of Guadalcanal, 1942
The Thin Red Line (1964)
An earlier and better version of 1998's The Thin Red Line
The Pacific (2010)
US Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in WWII; Parts 1 and 2: fighting on Guadalcanal
The Sullivans (1944)
Five brothers serving on the same ship die while fighting at Guadalcanal
The Gallant Hours (1960)
Admiral Halsey during the Battle of Guadalcanal
Black Sheep Squadron (1976)
Based on real-life squadron leader Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Kokoda (2006)
Australian troops fight the Japanese during the 1942 Kokoda Track campaign
Tarawa Beachhead (1958)
Costly invasion of the island, November 20-23,1943
Jungle Patrol (1948)
The US air force and the fighting in New Guinea 1943
The Pacific (2010)
US Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in WWI; Part 4: fighting on New Britain Island, December 1943
Battle Cry (1955)
The run up to and the Battle for Saipan, June 1944
Windtalkers (2002)
Navajo codetalkers use their own language as the unbreakable code on Saipan, June 15 to July 9, 1944
Oba, the Last Samurai (2011)
A group of Japanese soldiers fight on after US forces capture most of the island of Saipan
The Pacific (2010)
US Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in WWII; Parts 5 to 7: fighting on the island of Peleliu, September - November, 1944
Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1962)
A raid before the Battle of Leyte Gulf, October 23-26, 1944, kicks off re-conquest of the Philippines
Battle Stations (1956)
Kamikaze attacks on the USS Franklin and USS Bunker Hill, October, 1944
Intramuros (1964)
Fight in the walled city of Intramuros in the Philippines, February, 1945
Back to Bataan (1945)
John Wayne leads Philippine guerillas
The Great Raid (2005)
Rescue of American POWs in the Philippines
The Ravagers (1965)
Filipino guerrillas repel last remnants of the Japanese on their land
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Battles of Tarawa and Iwo Jima, Feb.-March, 1945
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Story of the men behind the second raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
The battle for Iwo Jima presented from the Japanese perspective
The Pacific (2010)
US Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in WWII; Part 8: battle of Iwo Jima, Feb.-March, 1945
The Outsider (1961)
Tony Curtis plays troubled flag raiser Ira Hayes
Okinawa (1952)
Largest amphibious assault in the Pacific campaign, April to June, 1945
Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen (1971)
Horrors of combat from Japanese perspective
Away all Boats (1956)
Life on the USS Belinda, Attack Transport PA22, which served at Okinawa
The Pacific (2010)
US Marine Corps during the Pacific Campaign in WWII; Part 9: battle of Okinawa, April-June, 1945
Paloh (2003)
Malaysian love story set in last days of Japanese occupation in Malaysia in the small town of Paloh
The Winds of War (1983)
World's leaders at the time
The Sun (2005)
Emperor Hirohito confronted by Gen. Douglas MacArthur at end of WWII (trilogy with Moloch and Taurus)
The Weekly’s War (1983)
Story of Australian experience of WWII thru experience of those who worked on the publication of the Australian Women’s Weekly
Fires on the Plain (1959)
Fight of one Japanese soldier to survive facing terrible horrors on the island of Leyte, Philippines in February, 1945
Overlanders (1946)
Fear of Japanese invasion in Australia causes cattlemen to push their herds overland halfway across the country.
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Story of Los Alamos atomic bomb project
Oppenheimer (1980)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Mini-series about the life of J. Robert. Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, the H-bomb and Oppenheimer harmed by the McCarthy era
The Beginning or the End (1947)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Dramatization of the atomic bomb Manhattan Project and the subsequent bombing of Japan
Day One (1989)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Story of Manhattan Project focusing on interaction between Col. Leslie R. Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mission of the Shark (1991)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Dropped off key parts for the atomic bomb, then sunk June 1945 and survivors attacked by sharks
Above and Beyond (1952)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) led by Col. Paul Tibbetts, commander of the Enola Gay
Hiroshima (1995)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
August 6, 1945
Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (1990)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Emphasis on the damage done to the people of Hiroshima
Japan’s Longest Day (1967)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
The military tries to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government after Nagasaki bombing
Black Rain (1989)
Atom Bomb (Manhattan Project)
Aunt and uncle try to prove their niece is not unhealthy due to radiation fallout and is, therefore, suitable for marriage
A Town like Alice (1956)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
British women & children fight to survive under the non-care of the Japanese
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Japanese internment of Australian soldiers
To End all Wars (2001)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Very good movie on Japanese prisoner of war camp in Thailand
Three Came Home (1950)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
True account of American woman's experience in a Japanese prison camp
Paradise Road (1997)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Women imprisoned in Sumatra in WWII dealing with Japanese atrocities
Sisters of War (2010)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Australian nurses becomes POWs when Japan attacks Rabaul
Prisoners of the Sun (1990)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
The Ambon tribunal tried 91 Japanese soldiers for war crimes against Australian prisoners
Tenko (1981)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Australian women interned in a Japanese POW camp (TV series)
Unbroken (2014)
Mistreatment by Japan of POWs
Usual terrible treatment of POWs by the Japanese; Olympic athlete is given especially brutal treatment by the leader of the treatment of the POWs
Come See the Paradise (1990)
Japanese-American Internment
Japanese-American internment in the USA
The War Between Us (1995)
Japanese-American Internment
Japanese-Canadian internment in Canada
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Japanese-American Internment
Prejudice against Japanese-Americans
Stand Up for Justice (2004)
Japanese-American Internment
Mexican/Irish-American goes to the internment camp with his Japanese-American friends
American Pastime (2007)
Japanese-American Internment
Japanese-Americans interned turn to baseball, the all-American sport
The Dunera Boys (1985)
Japanese-American Internment
Imprisonment of German nationals in Australia in WWII (among them were Jewish refugees)
99-nen no ai: Japanese Americans (2010)
Japanese-American Internment
A League of Their Own (1992)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
Women's baseball in World War II
Bye Bye Blues (1989)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
The coddled wife of a British soldier captured and sent to a Japanese POW camp has to support her family and carry on with her life
The Land Girls (1998)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
The Women's Land Army starring Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel
Land Girls (2009)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
British TV series about four English women who join The Women's Land Army and are called "Land Girls"; they help out on the farms to grow more food for the war effort
Millions Like Us (1943)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
A British female worker in a defense plant during WWII
Since You Went Away (1944)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
A wife left at home with her daughters after her husband goes into the army
Tender Comrade (1943)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
A Rosie the Riveter type story
Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
Post-WWII adjustment of war veterans
Szyfry (1966)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
For a Polish veteran, home after the war, questions arise of collaboration and resistance in his own family under German occupation
All Soul’s Day (1961)
The Home Front and the Soldiers Return
Mental damage caused by World War II in Poland