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1. Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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41 Metascore

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

Votes: 203,816 | Gross: $65.17M

2. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 169,943 | Gross: $11.43M

3. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 60,192 | Gross: $6.26M

4. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

Votes: 81,736 | Gross: $91.40M

5. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 11,641

6. Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Unrated | 66 min | Drama, History

8.0
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A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein | Stars: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Aleksandrov, Ivan Bobrov

Votes: 40,544 | Gross: $0.05M

7. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

7.9
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When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 20,308 | Gross: $21.75M

8. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 12,923 | Gross: $21.20M

9. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 7,383

10. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

Votes: 3,032

11. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,422

12. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | War, Action, Drama

7.4
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 7,929

13. Querelle (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Votes: 4,221

14. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,059

15. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 3,541

16. Blackbeard (2006 TV Mini-Series)

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 1,025

17. Admiral (2008)

124 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Elizaveta Boyarskaya, Sergey Bezrukov, Vladislav Vetrov

Votes: 6,057

18. American Warships (2012 Video)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.8
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When a US plane is taken down over seas by an unknown assailant, the army is sure it was North Korea and a new war is about to break out. Even worse, the true attacker is an alien armed force and only one old battleship can stop them.

Director: Thunder Levin | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers, Johanna Watts, Nikki McCauley

Votes: 2,083

19. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 2,516

20. Above Us the Waves (1955)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 881

21. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

8.6
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Winston Churchill, Chester W. Nimitz, Karl Dönitz

Votes: 423

22. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | War, Drama

6.4
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A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

Votes: 1,374

23. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer

Votes: 264

24. Deadhead Miles (1973)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.5
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The story of a long-distance trucker and his experiences on the road.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Donna Anderson, Alan Arkin, Madison Arnold, Paul Benedict

Votes: 163

25. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

8.4
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Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 73

26. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Kai Wiesinger, Valerie Niehaus, Heiner Lauterbach, Dana Vávrová

Votes: 369

27. Die Männer der Emden (2012)

180 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Ken Duken, Felicitas Woll, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 220

28. The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | 82 min | War, Drama

6.1
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A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Jane Wyatt, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 229

29. December 7th: The Movie (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

6.2
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"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 464

30. The Navy Lark (1959)

82 min | Comedy

6.9
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Film version of a popular BBC radio show about the incompetent crew of a Royal Navy ship.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Cecil Parker, Ronald Shiner, Leslie Phillips, Elvi Hale

Votes: 61

31. Minesweeper (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Russell Hayden, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 168

32. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 193

33. Empire: Total War (2009 Video Game)

History

8.0
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A war/strategy game where you can play as the many army's and battle it out with other players and battle in the campaign.

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Azhar Abbas, Aziz Abdul, Antonio Abenójar, Tom Adams

Votes: 386

34. Western Approaches (1944)

83 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.9
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A wartime documentary, made under the auspices of the Crown Film Unit, made as a tribute to the Merchant Navy. During WWII they kept the lifeline to America and the Commonwealth open so ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Eric Fullerton, Duncan MacKenzie, W. Kerr, Eric Baskeyfield

Votes: 44

35. Napoleon: Total War (2010 Video Game)

History

8.1
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Take control of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and relive his legendary career, spanning from his humble beginnings as an artillery commander at Toulon to his conquests of Italy and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael M. Simpson | Stars: Tom Adams, Paul Bandey, Charles Collingwood, Stephane Cornicard

Votes: 204

36. Sharks and Little Fish (1957)

120 min | War, Drama

6.6
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Four young German naval cadets begin their military service in 1940; only one of them will survive.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Hansjörg Felmy, Sabine Bethmann, Wolfgang Preiss, Mady Rahl

Votes: 130

37. Attack from the Sea (1953)

94 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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The historical and biographic movie about the glorified Russian naval commander Ushakov. France begins aggressive wars. The Russian and allied troops freeing Italy are headed by A. V. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Gennadi Yudin, Vladimir Druzhnikov, Aleksey Alekseev

Votes: 90

38. Der Untergang der Pamir (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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The Story of the German Sail-School Ship Pamir that sunk in a hurricane.

Director: Kaspar Heidelbach | Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Milanovic Miki, Jan Josef Liefers, Dietmar Bär

Votes: 163

39. Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)

240 min | War

8.0
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Director: Scott Hicks

Votes: 27

40. Blind Man's Bluff (2001 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A history of American submarine espionage during the Cold War.

Stars: Roger Mudd, Will Lyman, Christopher Drew, Sherry Sontag

Votes: 11

41. The Story of USS Liberty (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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During the Six-Day War, Israel attacked and nearly sank the USS Liberty belonging to its closest ally, the USA. Thirty-four American servicemen were killed in the two-hour assault by ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Mitchell | Stars: Richard Helms, Robert McNamara

Votes: 53

42. Admiral Nakhimov (1947)

89 min | Drama

7.5
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Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin | Stars: Aleksei Dikij, Evgeniy Samoylov, Vladimir Vladislavskiy, Vsevolod Pudovkin

Votes: 62

43. Admiral Ushakov (1953)

108 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Historical epic about the legendary Russian naval commander of the 18th century, admiral Fyodor Ushakov, and his fight for Crimea during the Russo-Turkish War.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Ivan Pereverzev, Boris Livanov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Vladimir Druzhnikov

Votes: 110

44. Sailor (1976– )

300 min | Documentary

8.7
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In 1976 BBC camera crews were invited on board Britain's best-loved warship, the aircraft carrier Ark Royal... See full synopsis »

Votes: 10

45. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1982 Video Game)

War

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46. Port Arthur (1936)

81 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Espionage, war and romance in the Far East in 1904: Russian naval officer Boris Ranewsky marries Youki, the sister of a fanatical Japanese officer - but war is imminent...

Director: Nicolas Farkas | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Karin Hardt, René Deltgen, Paul Hartmann

Votes: 9

47. War at Sea (2004 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary

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Star: Andrew Lambert

48. Navy Born (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Gargan, Claire Dodd, Douglas Fowley, George Irving

Votes: 27

49. Pravda leytenanta Klimova (1981)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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Pravda leytenanta Klimova (aka...Lieutenant Klimov's Truth) is about a Navy Lieutenant Klimov (Rostotsky) who is in charge of the nuclear missiles on his submarine. He is also married to ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Dashkevich | Stars: Andrey Rostotskiy, Yuri Kamornyj, Pavel Ivanov, Petr Shelokhonov

Votes: 147

50. We Are from Kronstadt (1936)

88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In 1919, during the post-revolution Russian Civil War, a naval detachment (made up of communist Reds) defends the strategic city of Petrograd from the White Russian counterrevolutionary ... See full summary »

Director: Efim Dzigan | Stars: Vasiliy Zaychikov, Georgi Bushuyev, Nikolay Ivakin, Oleg Zhakov

Votes: 105