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1. Battleship (2012)

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

5.8
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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: 226,894 | Gross: $65.42M

2. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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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: 213,895 | Gross: $11.49M

3. 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: 73,206 | Gross: $77.09M

4. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 7,453 | Gross: $4.20M

5. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.3
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During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, 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: 11,415 | Gross: $23.30M

6. In This Corner of the World (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Animation, Drama, History

7.8
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73 Metascore

Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the... See full summary »

Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Stars: Non, Ava Pickard, Kenna Pickard, Karen Strassman

Votes: 6,560

7. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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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: 9,349

8. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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: 9,045

9. The Island (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 10,229

10. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.2
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This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,706 | Gross: $0.45M

11. Morituri (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard

Votes: 3,130

12. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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: 4,290

13. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 1,277

14. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Based on the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

Votes: 401

15. Up Periscope (1959)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 1942, Navy Lieutenant Kenneth Braden from the underwater demolition team is sent to a Japanese island to photograph secret radio codes.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andra Martin, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,411

16. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

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: 1,706

17. Death Rage (1976)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

5.0
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A retired hit-man decides to take one last job to avenge the murder of his brother by a mafia gang. An eager would-be mobster helps him.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Yul Brynner, Massimo Ranieri, Barbara Bouchet, Martin Balsam

Votes: 548

18. Warship: Life at Sea (2018)

240 min | Documentary

7.6
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Revealing documentary series about the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan, following life on board for her crew of two hundred and eighty.

Star: Loz Guest

Votes: 20

19. Glory at Sea (1952)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.3
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In 1940, the Captain of an old Royal Navy destroyer struggles with his crew, as well as the Nazis.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough, Sonny Tufts, James Donald

Votes: 435

20. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 303

21. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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A documentary chronicling the background to, and history of, the Vietnam War.

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,439

22. U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien (1958)

87 min | Drama, War

6.1
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In 1939 German U-boat captain Günther Prien receives orders to infiltrate the British Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sink British warships.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Dieter Eppler, Sabine Sesselmann, Joachim Fuchsberger, Harald Juhnke

Votes: 127

23. The Last U-Boat (1993 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama, War

6.0
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In 1945 an advanced type of German U-boat loaded with atomic technology en route for Japan and escorted by Japanese naval officers receives news that Germany has capitulated.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur, Kaoru Kobayashi, Gorô Ôhashi

Votes: 252

24. Destroyer of Worlds (I) (2018)

43 min | Short, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Arty, a precocious teenager must reluctantly leave his life in 1954 behind when his father makes the most devastating discovery to date: Leap Theory.

Director: Samual Dawes | Stars: Marc Aldridge, Jamie O'Neill, Jamie Satterthwaite, Finlay Evans

Votes: 14

25. Stand by for Action (1942)

Passed | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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During WW2, two Navy officers take command of an obsolete, World War I-vintage, destroyer that is assigned to convoy-escort duty in the Japanese-controlled waters of the South Pacific.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Walter Brennan

Votes: 503 | Gross: $0.55M

26. Alice in the Navy (1961)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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The frustration of an unkept promise and an insuppressible youthful rebellion lead to an unprecedented act of love, as the daughter of the Hellenic Naval Academy's commander and a fourth-year cadet meet again in the strangest of places.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Giannis Gionakis, Giannis Malouhos

Votes: 1,537

27. Okinawa (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, History

5.1
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Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams

Votes: 137

28. Submarine D-1 (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Navy officers fall for Ann. She has her own plans. USS Pensacola is struck during a last dive drill, there is an attempt to rescue. The USS Dolphin (D-1) and her crew depart from ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Wayne Morris, Frank McHugh

Votes: 162

29. The Midnight Sun (1926)

90 min | Drama

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Director: Dimitri Buchowetzki | Stars: Laura La Plante, Pat O'Malley, Michael Vavitch, Raymond Keane

30. Navy Blues (1929)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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On shore leave, a young sailor meets and falls in love with a pretty young blonde. He goes home with her to meet her parents, but they don't approve of him at all. Their daughter takes ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: William Haines, Anita Page, Karl Dane, J.C. Nugent

Votes: 521

31. The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

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: 255

32. The Skipper Surprised His Wife (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

5.8
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When a naval officer's wife breaks her ankle and is laid up, her husband takes over running the household by employing military regimentation and disciple, which leads to a number of amusing situations. (Comedy, 85 mins.)

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Robert Walker, Joan Leslie, Edward Arnold, Spring Byington

Votes: 124

33. Orzel (1959)

104 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Based on a true story of Polish submarine "Orzel" (The Eagle): September 1939, "Orzel" is coming to Estonian neutral harbor in Tallin. Under pressure from Germany Estonians have intern the ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard Buczkowski | Stars: Wienczyslaw Glinski, Aleksander Sewruk, Jan Machulski, Roland Glowacki

Votes: 122

34. Prisoner of Japan (1942)

Passed | 64 min | Drama, War

5.1
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On a small tropical island in the South Pacific, David Bowman (Alan Baxter), a young American planter, finds himself pitted against a ruthless Japanese agent, Matsuru (Ernst Deutsch). He ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur Ripley, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Alan Baxter, Gertrude Michael, Ernst Deutsch, Corinna Mura

Votes: 47 | Gross: $0.35M

35. U-Boat Prisoner (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, War

5.4
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An American sailor poses as a Nazi spy in this implausible WWII action drama that reportedly is based on the actual experience of Archie Gibbs, a seaman detained aboard a German submarine. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lew Landers, Budd Boetticher | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Erik Rolf, John Abbott, John Wengraf

Votes: 17

36. Torpedoed (1937)

66 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Trouble is brewing in the banana republic of Bianco for both His Excellency, El Presidente, and the British Consul, Brant. Rebels, led by Diego De Costa, the trusted "Minister of the ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Walker | Stars: Robert Douglas, Richard Cromwell, Hazel Terry, H.B. Warner

Votes: 30

37. Deleted (I) (2014)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Billy Belford | Stars: Billy Belford, Alexandra Taylor, Daniel Bates, Paddy McAuley

38. Meet the Fleet (1940)

Approved | 20 min | Short

6.5
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The story of three recruits undergoing Navy bootcamp training.

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Robert Armstrong, William T. Orr, George Reeves, Mary Cheffey

Votes: 53

39. USS VD: Ship of Shame (1942)

46 min | Action, Drama, War

4.7
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This film was made by the U.S. government during World War II to show its young servicemen the results of "fooling around" with "loose women" overseas. Actual victims of such sexually ... See full summary »

Stars: Keefe Brasselle, Cliff Clark, Dorothy Granger, Don Haggerty

Votes: 66

40. Sleduyu svoim kursom (1975)

83 min | Drama, War

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Director: Vadim Lysenko | Stars: Uldis Lieldidzs, Sergey Martynov, Igor Komarov, Yuriy Orlov

41. Future Spy (1984 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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42. Distruzione di una video camera (2004)

29 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Flavio Sciolè | Star: Flavio Sciolè

43. Silent Service II (1990 Video Game)

War

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44. Sky Destroyer (1985 Video Game)

Action, War

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Votes: 12

45. Depthcharge (1977 Video Game)

Action

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46. Now We're Fucking Cooking (2014)

4 min | Short, Horror

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Director: J.T. Penderville | Star: Doyle Daigle II

47. Claim 24: A Dark Fairytale (2008)

29 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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Director: Tantri Wija | Stars: Jerry G. Angelo, Chris Browning, Lucas CorVatta, Thomas Dorrell

Votes: 10

48. Lesnaya khronika (1970 TV Short)

10 min | Animation, Short, Family

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The Wolf-greed is robbing in the forest, robbing the animals of their property. One day the Hare found a hunting trap, and began searching for its "lost" owner. Fox, having decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Nosov | Stars: Anatoliy Papanov, Yuliya Yulskaya, Yuriy Khrzhanovskiy, Klara Rumyanova

Votes: 26

49. Destroyer (1977 Video Game)

Action

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50. Battle of Atlantis (1981 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

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