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1. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 144,769 | Gross: $122.01M

2. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 65,799 | Gross: $77.09M

3. 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: 169,973 | Gross: $11.43M

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: 81,754 | Gross: $91.40M

5. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 49,707 | Gross: $35.17M

6. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 22,349

7. Das Boot (1985 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, War

9.0
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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 11,998

8. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.0
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Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 17,003 | Gross: $25.80M

9. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.3
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World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 9,440

10. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, History

5.8
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 11,566 | Gross: $0.49M

11. 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: 7,385

12. Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

Votes: 6,896

13. 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: 7,932

14. Hostile Waters (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 94 min | Thriller

6.3
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In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,406

15. 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: 1,375

16. Going Under (1990)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

2.9
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International disaster looms as the USS Sub Standard has to race to get a nuclear weapon ahead of the Russian forces.

Director: Mark W. Travis | Stars: Bill Pullman, Wendy Schaal, Chris Demetral, Ty Granderson Jones

Votes: 571

17. 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