Just kidding! "Best of" lists are dumb. This is better.
August 28, 2011 | Directed by John Ford, this Academy Award-winning documentary follows the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen. Ford served in the U.S. Navy as a commander and documentary filmmaker during the war, and in this excerpt he was actually wounded by enemy fire while filming. For photographs of Midway, see Alan Taylor's World War II retrospective. More