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1. Hunter Killer (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

Director: Donovan Marsh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 37,461 | Gross: $15.77M

2. 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 U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

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

Votes: 165,873 | Gross: $122.01M

3. 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: 212,931 | Gross: $11.49M

4. Das Boot (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, War

7.4
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An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.

Stars: Vicky Krieps, Tom Wlaschiha, Thierry Frémont, August Wittgenstein

Votes: 3,326

5. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 90,255 | Gross: $46.80M

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

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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83 Metascore

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: 26,281 | Gross: $28.20M

7. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.1
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39 Metascore

Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days.

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

Votes: 19,731 | Gross: $25.79M

8. Black Sea (2014)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall

Votes: 32,360 | Gross: $1.17M

9. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 5,698

10. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,856

11. Das Boot (1985–1987)

TV-MA | 293 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.9
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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: 22,684

12. 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: 11,360 | Gross: $23.30M

13. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,036 | Gross: $11.00M

14. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.7
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When Atlantian troops assault Metropolis as revenge for the death of their king, the Queen seeks help from the Justice League to find her son who has gone missing during the madness.

Director: Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 17,230

15. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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: 12,893 | Gross: $0.49M

16. 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: 9,324

17. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,129

18. 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: 9,020

19. 2010: Moby Dick (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

2.4
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A modern adaptation of the classic novel of the captain of a high tech submarine and his obsessive quest to destroy the enormousprehistoric whale that maimed him.

Director: Trey Stokes | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Renée O'Connor, Matt Lagan, Adam Grimes

Votes: 2,497

20. Destination Tokyo (1943)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, History, War

7.1
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale, John Ridgely

Votes: 4,299

21. Stingray (1964–1965)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason

Votes: 926

22. Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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One year after the fight between Godzilla and Mechagodzilla, the two monsters along with Mothra face off in a conclusive battle royale.

Director: Masaaki Tezuka | Stars: Noboru Kaneko, Miho Yoshioka, Mickey Koga, Hiroshi Koizumi

Votes: 3,255

23. The Deep (2010)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A research submarine beneath the Arctic stumbles upon a terrifying secret with Earth-shattering consequences.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Orla Brady, Goran Visnjic, Minnie Driver

Votes: 1,189

24. 72 Meters (2004)

115 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

6.6
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Every second is precious for a Russian submarine crew, as they are stranded 72 meters below the ocean's surface.

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Marat Basharov, Andrey Krasko, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 1,457

25. Atragon (1963)

TV-Y7 | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.0
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When an ancient underground civilization and their snake-like guardian plots to reclaim the surface world, those of the surface fights back.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Tadao Takashima, Yôko Fujiyama, Yû Fujiki, Kenji Sahara

Votes: 785

26. Operation Disaster (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 664

27. U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien (1958)

87 min | Drama, War

6.2
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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: 125

28. Silent Steel (1995 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

7.7
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A submarine captain must hunt a Libyan sub on the loose in his patrol zone, while keeping an eye on a Russian sub that is bearing down on him--all the while trying to find a saboteur aboard his sub.

Director: Tony Markes | Stars: Brian McNamara, Jim Metzler, Fredric Lehne, John Short

Votes: 31

29. U-Boat, Course West! (1941)

100 min | Drama, War

7.0
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This Nazi propaganda film follows the exploits of a German submarine as it prowls the North Atlantic.

Director: Günther Rittau | Stars: Herbert Wilk, Heinz Engelmann, Joachim Brennecke, Wilhelm Borchert

Votes: 44

30. Submarine: Steel Boats, Iron Men (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.5
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A nuclear submarine on patrol.

Directors: David Hoffman, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Edward L. Beach, Tom Clancy, Robert Lansing

Votes: 27

31. The Commander of the Lucky Pike (1973)

101 min | Action, War

6.7
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The Lucky Pike is a spacious submarine, manned by a picturesque and good hearted crew, in this World War II melodrama.

Director: Boris Volchek | Stars: Pyotr Velyaminov, Donatas Banionis, Elena Dobronravova, Vladimir Ivanov

Votes: 82

32. Pravda leytenanta Klimova (1981)

90 min | Drama

4.5
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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: 154

33. V mirnye dni (1951)

97 min | Action, Adventure, War

6.2
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Director: Vladimir Braun | Stars: Nikolai Timofeyev, Arkadi Tolbuzin, Aleksandr Grechanyy, Sergei Gurzo

Votes: 29

34. O vozvrashchenii zabyt (1985)

74 min | Drama, War

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Director: Vasile Brescanu | Stars: Aleksandr Filippenko, Andrei Grinevich, Gennadi Chulkov, Vyacheslav Madan

35. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Atlantic Inferno (1966)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Lady Penelope invites Jeff Tracy for a vacation on her Australian ranch. Jeff reluctantly agrees and leaves Scott in command of International Rescue, after getting an update from John that ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 71

36. The Deep (2010)
Episode: Everything Put Together Falls Apart (2010)

Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Raymond's message is received by Lowe,giving a full account of the fate of the 'Volos' and proving he knew all about its mission. Om the 'Volos' itself Zubov tries to kill the 'Orpheus' ... See full summary »

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Nigel Whitmey, Dan Li, Orla Brady, Richard Brake

Votes: 50

37. War and Remembrance (1988–1989)
Episode: Part I (1988)

149 min | Drama, War

8.2
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In the immediate aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Captain Victor 'Pug' Henry finds himself in command of a cruiser, the USS Northampton. His son Warren is a naval aviator on the USS... See full summary »

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 73

38. Stingray (1964–1965)
Episode: Stingray (1964)

26 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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A submarine of the World Security Patrol is destroyed. WASP is called in to investigate and its Stingray submarine, capable of speeds of up to 600 knots, is sent to investigate. Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Pattillo | Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason

Votes: 32

39. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: The Vessel (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.9
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Sam and Dean convince Lucifer (unknowingly, thinking he's Castiel) to send them back in time to find a hand of God which could destroy Amara.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 2,183



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