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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

"Some of the best thriller movies are the ones that have submersible vessels as the central theme of their plotlines. Also, since submersibles are majorly used as naval vessels, such submarine movies veer mostly towards war-time drama or fictional recounting of two opposing countries facing off against each other.

Many such movies have been created and appreciated by the global audience. Each movie is a stand-alone and represents the best directorial and acting talent available in Hollywood…"
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Legionarius27 Oct 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

I have seen Das Boot and The Hunt for Red Oktober. Both are good movies.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 5:11 p.m. PST

I have seen all but Crimson Tide and the Bedford Incident.

Lots more sub movies many are better than those on the list.
Run Silent Run Deep.
The Enemy Below
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Submarine X-1

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jdpintex27 Oct 2021 5:28 p.m. PST

All ten.

"Aircraft carrier ship". Really??

HMS Exeter27 Oct 2021 5:32 p.m. PST

All but U571.

What about

K19, Widowmaker
Hostile Waters. Really underrated
Destination Tokyo
Operation Pacific
Down Periscope
Up Periscope
Operation Petticoat
Hell or High Water 1954

Major Mike27 Oct 2021 5:56 p.m. PST

I'll throw in a couple of ones people might not know, Gray Lady Down (1978) and Assault on a Queen (1966).

Attalus I27 Oct 2021 6:52 p.m. PST

The French film "The Wolf's Call" is interesting nuclear submarine film.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 8:26 p.m. PST

I have seen most on the lists all good movies. I liked "Hunter killer" a more recent movie with Gerard Butler.

BillyNM28 Oct 2021 2:21 a.m. PST

seen 'em, and most of the other suggestions but Hunter Killer? It didn't float my boat, give me The Bedford Incident any day and please don't mention U-571.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2021 8:15 a.m. PST

Seen all but Atragon, Hostile Waters, and Crimson Tide.

Thresher0128 Oct 2021 1:29 p.m. PST

I've seen most on the list as well, though a few I've never heard of before, so will have to search those out.

I really enjoyed "The Bedford Incident" – gives a nice feel for Cold War era naval encounters and ops.

I only enjoyed the first few minutes of Hunter Killer, which is a real shame. I had a lot of hope for that one.

To tie this to naval wargaming, many/most of the Cold War scenarios shown in the various movies can be played out with the free, Conn Sonar rules, available from the Facebook page by the same name. They can be found in the files section of the group.

There are lots of great photos ot models and miniatures there too. Some people even use 1/700th scale models for their games, as well as smaller scales too.

The rules are set up to permit you to games the last few minutes/seconds of naval vessel combat, and include rules for sub-to-sub, ASW, and anti-ship combat. There are also rules for permitting the use of helos and aircraft too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2021 2:41 p.m. PST



Blutarski03 Nov 2021 3:35 p.m. PST

TV series from the 50s – "Silent Service".
Not to be forgotten.


ptdockyard05 Nov 2021 4:21 a.m. PST

Don't forget oldies like "Crash Dive" and "Hell Below"..The latter filmed on an S-boat.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2021 2:33 p.m. PST

Good choises….


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