Submarine movies

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Rick Bartlett, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I love me some submarine movies, and I have picked up a bunch over
    the years and are one of my favourite genre's of films.
    All sorts too, even the b-grade tv movies.
    these are the one's I have listed below, can anyone recommend
    any other 'great' Submarine films they've seen and liked?

    the land that time forgot
    run silent, run deep
    hunt for red october
    torpedo run
    assault on a queen
    voyage to the bottom of the sea (movie and series)
    enemy below
    20,000 leagues under the sea
    black sea
    yellow submarine
    crash dive
    30,000 leagues under the sea
    Gray lady down
    Depth charge
    Steel sharks
    Phantom below
    Crash dive
    Last resort (tv series)

    Cheers! :righton:
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  2. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Crimson Tide
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  3. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    You seem to be missing the best of them all "Das Boot".
  4. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    The Abyss
    Fantastic Voyage
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  5. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident Thread Starter

    of course! maybe the best film of the genre'. I missed that and 'Crimson' on my list.... :doh:
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  6. nopedals

    nopedals Forum Resident

    Columbia SC
    1. Das Boot. Driving home from the theater at night, you felt like you were still in that sub.

    2. On the Beach (1959 one; have not seen the remake). It tries to be a (somewhat naive but ardent) pitch for unilateral disarmament. But underneath it was a profound meditation on human mortality (or it seemed profound because of the phenomenal sound track).
  7. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    One of my favorite movies of all-time.

    Ramsey : "Give me the key, Mr Hunter."
    Hunter : <defiant look>
    Ramsey : <violent punch> "Gimme the @%^$*&$ key!"
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  8. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    I've never watched Das Boot although I have access to multiple versions. Which one is best for a first viewing?

    I don't mind long movies but only if the pace doesn't suffer greatly. On repeated viewing, the Director's Cut can be interesting, but oftentimes, the Theatrical Cut is more satisfying to watch the first time.
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  9. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I really like the blu ray edition, as long as it is, but you might have to access the English language, because it
    is a German film. I like that it's a long film because it lends to what it must be like underwater in those
    conditions during WWII. I also watch it in the dark with the sound up loud!
  10. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    I always watch movies in their original language anyway so that's no problem for me.

    You're convinced a first viewing is best with the DC 208-minutes version, then?
  11. Pastafarian

    Pastafarian Forum Resident

    Das Boot, is the only one I can think of and yes it's fantastic.
  12. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think it is, but I'm just a casual movie watcher, let some of the movie experts direct you
    on that one I think. guys?
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  13. Anthology123

    Anthology123 Forum Resident

    Operation Petticoat
    The Boatniks
    The Incredible Mr. Limpett
    The Russians are Coming!

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (not about Submarines, but it does feature one)
  14. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 "The Thinking Man's Drinking Man"

    Liverpool UK
    We Dive At Dawn
    Hell And High Water
    Above Us The Waves
    The Hunley
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  15. cboldman

    cboldman Forum Resident

    Hamilton, OH USA
    Ice Station Zebra!
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  16. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    Not an expert at all, but I think this says a LOT: my girlfriend sat throught it all without a break, never complained, really enjoyed it, and this is not at all typically her type of movie.
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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Ice Station Zebra
  18. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    The Lippizaner Stallion stuff is great too.
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  19. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    The Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’.

  20. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

    Tarentino apparently worked to spice up the dialogue in some scenes, such as the superhero one between Hunter and that subordinate who got in a fight.
  21. My father was a submariner in the 1950s. When we watched this movie together he said that the sub they were using was not a nuclear sub at all, but an older diesel powered craft. Still a great movie.
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  22. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    The version I saw first seems to be called "the BBC miniseries" listed on Wikipedia as 300 minutes long and shown in 1984 and 1988. I'm guessing the 'uncut' 293 minute version is similar. I loved the longer versions - I just felt the often-humdrum existence mixed with moments of tension and terror came across a lot better with the longer versions. I found the film-length versions a little bit unsatisfying in comparison, but still very, very good. You can't go wrong with any version really. One of the greatest films/series ever made IMHO.
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  23. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    I've always found Down Periscope hilarious.

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  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Have not seen The Hunley in years. Used to watch it all the time. Great movie. :righton:
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  25. dead of night

    dead of night Forum Resident

    Northern Va, usa
    I had to turn off U571 when they started having a gun fight inside the submarine.

    My fantasy of surviving a zombie holocaust is loading 100 years supply of food inside the largest submarine ever made and living in the center of the ocean for the rest of my life. Would it work?
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