Recommended Videos
Title Description
A State of Mind (2003) BBC documentary on North Korea
Act of Valor (2012) Real life special warfare action and adventure portrayed by Navy SEALs.
Amistad (1997) Based on the true story of the uprising onboard the slave ship La Amistad.  
Band of Brothers (2001) Story of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne in WW II
Black Hawk Down (2002) Chronicles the U.S. military’s 1993 operations in Somalia
Carrier [PBS Series] (2008) Ten Part series depicting life aboard the USS Nimitz
Crimson Tide (1998) Action thriller about a mutiny onboard a US nuclear submarine.
Das Boot (1982) Authentic portrayal of life aboard a German WW II submarine.
Down Periscope (1996) A Navy comedy with a few surprising leadership lessons. 
Flags of Our Fathers (2006) The Battle for Iwo Jima and how it shaped the lives of the men who raised the flag.
Gettysburg (1993) Historical Fiction account of the epic Civil War battle. 
Glory (1989) The story of the first African-American regiment in the Civil War.
Hamburger Hill (1987) An often overlooked but outstanding film depicting one of the toughest battles in Vietnam.
Hotel Rwanda (2004) Award winning film dramatically depicting the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
In Harm’s Way (1965) Superbly filmed and acted WWII pacific story starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas.
In Nelson’s Footsteps (2008)  Three part series detailing the life and achievements of Britain’s most famous Admiral.
Invictus (2009) Inspirational story of Nelson Mandela’s life and achievements
King Leopold’s Ghost (2006) Documentary that recounts the exploitaion of the Congo by Belgium’s King Leopold (1885-1908).
Kingdom of Heaven (2005) The life and adventures of a Medieval Crusader. 
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Classic account of T.E. Lawrences’ exploits in Arabia during WW I
Letters from Iwo Jima (2007) Award winning account of Iwo Jima from the side of the Japanese soldiers.
Lord of War (2005) Action movie portraying the illegal arms trade.  This film is endorsed by Amnesty International.
Master and Commander (2003) Based on Patrick O’Brian’s novels. The ships are made of wood and the men are steel!
Memphis Belle (1990) Gripping story of a B-17 crew in WWII.
Midway (1976) Dramatized account of the US Navy’s vicotry at the Battle of Midway.
Mr. Roberts (1955) Classic and often qouted account of a cargo vessel in WW II.
PT-109 (1963) Biographical account of the actions of John F. Kennedy in command of PT-109.
Rescue Dawn (2007)  True story of US fighter pilot Dieter Dengler’s Vietnam POW experience 
Restrepo (2010) Emotionally packed documentary covering one platoons experiences in Afghanistan.
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958) One the best submarine movies of all time. 
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Academy award winning film. Superb portrayal of D-Day landing
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) Historically accurate portayel of the British Navy’s efforts to sink the great German Battleship.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Naval Aviation in the Korean War  

These videos illustrate and are representative of the CNO’s Tenets, Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready. They were selected by a committee at the U.S. Naval War College.