In some of the best thriller films, submersible vessels play a significant role in the story. Submarine movies, on the other hand, tend to be war-time dramas or a fictional depiction of two opposing countries engaged in a military conflict.
Movies like these have been made and enjoyed by audiences around the world. In each film, the best of Hollywood’s directing and acting come together to create a unique work of art.
1. Crimson Tide
Featuring Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, this film examines military orders and insubordination in the face of danger.
With the success of the film, both actors gained even more acclaim for their already impressive career trajectory.
Enigma, the legendary German encryption device, was seized by American naval forces from U-571 in a cinematic narration.
There was a discrepancy between what was depicted in the film and what was actually done by the British Navy vessel that captured the device. U-571 came under fire from a number of quarters due to this fictitious deviance.
3. Das Boot
Das Boot (The Boat) is a German film that follows the lives of U-boat crew members during World War II. German naval troops were depicted in an entirely new light in this film, based on a fictional novel of the same name.
In doing so, the film became even more popular and successful. Wolfgang Petersen, a well-known director, directed the film, which was released in 1981.
4. The Hunt for Red October
This film, made during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, was another shining example of the best of American cinema.
The story revolves around the pursuit and eventual destruction of an uncontrollable submersible vehicle that has the potential to jeopardize the fragile peace between the two nations. The film is widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s best ever productions.
5. Torpedo Run
The plot of this film depicts the determination of the commanding officer of a submarine to sink a Japanese aircraft carrier ship during World War II.
The film was released in 1958 and received an Academy Award nomination.
6. The Abyss
James Cameron’s The Abyss is a horror-cum-drama film.
To show off his skill as a filmmaker, the skilled director incorporates supernatural elements with ease into the workings of the US Naval and Submarine forces.
7. Run Silent, Run Deep
This 1958 film, loosely based on the novel of the same name, tells the story of a fictional American-Japanese struggle during World War II.
Even in the face of death, the major character is determined to achieve a number of military standards, even if it means risking his own life.
8. Ice Station Zebra
The Ice Machine The plot of Zebra involves espionage and double-crossing and is unique in that it depicts the unified military forces of the United States and the Soviet Union.
The film, which came out in 1968, is often credited with drawing inspiration from British author Alastair Maclean’s book of the same name. The film’s screenplay was also written by the author.
9. The Enemy Below
The Opponent An attempt by two sailors to out-maneuver one another is depicted in the video below.
Many changes have been made, even though the film is inspired by the same name as one of the best-known novels of all time.
10. The Bedford Incident
The USS Bedford, a fictional vessel of the United States, is the subject of this film.
Throughout the story, we follow the commanding officer of the Bedford as he takes a stand against an approaching Soviet submersible and the relationships he has with his staff. The film was released in 1965 and was based on a number of naval occurrences that occurred at the time.