Das Boot (1985)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama | War
9.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 9.2/10 from 4,553 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 7 critic

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 
WAR
a list of 22 titles
created 04 Jun 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Search for "Das Boot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Das Boot (1985– )

Das Boot (1985– ) on IMDb 9.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Das Boot.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

1985
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Das Boot (1981)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Generation Kill (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the Vietnam War disrupts and impacts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
The Pacific (TV Mini-Series 2010)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda
Stalag 17 (1953)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger
Stalingrad (1993)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Rudolph
Tigerland (2000)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr.
Hart's War (2002)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard
The Hill (1965)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen
Come and See (1985)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov
Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Der Alte (unknown episodes)
Edit

Storyline

"The Boat" is the story of the crew of one of the hundreds of U-boats deployed by the Germans in World War II. Subject to countless hours of claustrophobic confinement and unending assault by enemy ships, the crew struggles for survival. Written by Carl Miller <cmiller@binx.mbhs.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

24 February 1985 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Das Boot  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The cast was deliberately kept indoors continually during the shooting period in order to look as pale as a real submarine crew would on a mission at sea. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
My absolute favorite
26 September 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I taped the original Swedish airing of "Das Boot" in the late 80's,and thought it was amazing. Now I own the DVD,and I still think it's amazing! Fortunate enough, this film lack the big special effects,which makes it stand excellent against time.

I prefer the mini over the feature movie. The slower pace and the closeness to the characters really gets to me. Over the years I must have seen this film more than 50 times,and it's still great! The casting is excellent and so is the directing. Wolfgang Petersen have done really well with a great novel. He captures the boredom and the fear in war in a superb way.

Perhaps the labeling of this film as a "war movie", has scared off many viewers from a great piece of art. Both those who dislike war movies and those who like war action.


37 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How does this compare to the movie? selsoe
Miniseries to DVD, English Region 1?! fnj2002
Missing scenes? Giniristi
This series is the same as the movie but longer right? Lu_tz
Special effects, miniature or real u-boat? david-4589
bit of trivia keef71
Discuss Das Boot (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?