Submarines

by Billreed-676-940937 | created - 04 May 2013 | updated - 01 Sep 2013 | Public

A listing of movies about submarines and submarine adventure.

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1. Yellow Submarine (1968)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

79 Metascore

The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred (Lance Percival) in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.

Director: George Dunning | Stars: Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon

Votes: 23,417 | Gross: $0.99M

2. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 9,660

3. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 219,024 | Gross: $11.49M

4. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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: 169,561 | Gross: $122.01M

5. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

On a U.S. 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: 96,333 | Gross: $91.40M

6. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 171 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Votes: 155,831 | Gross: $54.46M

7. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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: 13,078 | Gross: $0.49M

8. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

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

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: 5,852

9. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

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: 20,149 | Gross: $25.79M

10. Below (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

55 Metascore

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, David Crow, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany

Votes: 20,249 | Gross: $0.61M

11. USS Seaviper (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph A. Villani | Stars: Tim Large, Jeremy King, Robb Maus, Steve Roth

Votes: 841

12. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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: 27,307 | Gross: $28.20M

13. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)

158 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

In 1886, a French marine biologist aboard an American warship is scouring the Atlantic Ocean in search of a sea monster that routinely attacks and sinks passing ships.

Stars: Michael Caine, Patrick Dempsey, Mia Sara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 1,382

14. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

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: 11,734 | Gross: $23.30M

15. On the Beach (1959)

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

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: 11,300 | Gross: $11.00M

16. The Deep (2010)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 1,203

17. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War

Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith

Votes: 7,487 | Gross: $21.69M

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

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

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: 5,226

19. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 6,049

20. Up Periscope (1959)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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: 1,459

21. In Enemy Hands (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, War

When American submarine Swordfish is torpedoed the survivors are picked up by a passing German U-boat but an outbreak of meningitis threatens all aboard.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Thomas Kretschmann, Clark Gregg

Votes: 3,753

22. Destination Tokyo (1943)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, History, War

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: 4,392

23. Operation Pacific (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes

Votes: 3,024

24. The Atomic Submarine (1959)

Not Rated | 72 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Arthur Franz, Dick Foran, Brett Halsey, Tom Conway

Votes: 1,248

25. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

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

A French professor and his daughter accompany Captain Nemo on an adventure aboard a submarine.

Director: Stuart Paton | Stars: Allen Holubar, Dan Hanlon, Edna Pendleton, Curtis Benton

Votes: 1,460 | Gross: $8.00M

26. Agent Red (2000)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Captain Matt Hendricks and Dr. Linda Christian are locked in a submarine with Russian terrorists that threaten to launch a chemical virus on US territory.

Directors: Damian Lee, Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Meilani Paul, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Natalie Radford

Votes: 998

27. The Rift (1990)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I", which has mysteriously disappeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find... See full summary »

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Jack Scalia, R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Deborah Adair

Votes: 1,488

28. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Action, Drama, History

During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

Votes: 1,112

29. Screen One (1985–2002)
Episode: Hostile Waters (1997)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In October 1986, a Soviet 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: 1,708

30. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

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: 1,732

31. Crash Dive (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne, Jay Acovone

Votes: 764

32. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

When Captain Nemo saves the passengers of a sinking ship and takes them to his Utopian underwater city he discovers that not all of his guests agree to remain there forever.

Director: James Hill | Stars: Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 1,263

33. Crash Dive (1943)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason

Votes: 1,289

34. Deep Shock (2003 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

When an unknown underwater object disables an American nuclear-powered submarine and attacks a submerged Arctic research complex, a scientific expedition flies to the North Pole to ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: David Keith, Simmone Mackinnon, Mark Sheppard, Sean Whalen

Votes: 806

35. Submarine X-1 (1968)

G | 89 min | Action, Drama, War

During World War II, the British Royal Navy used experimental midget submarines to raid German warships in Norway.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Caan, David Sumner, Norman Bowler, Brian Grellis

Votes: 499

36. U-900 (2008)

99 min | Comedy, War

It is the year 1944 and World War II is not over yet. The Germans want to send their last available submarine, the U-900, on a secret mission from Toulon to Warnemuende. Atze pretends to be... See full summary »

Director: Sven Unterwaldt Jr. | Stars: Atze Schröder, Oliver Wnuk, Yvonne Catterfeld, Jürgen Schornagel

Votes: 459

37. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,203

38. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 434

39. Tides of War (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Adrian Paul, Catherine Dent, Kent McCord, Mike Doyle

Votes: 545

40. The Silent Service (1957– )

30 min | Action, War

Documentary dramatic anthology about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet. All stories were based on fact and the realism was heightened by actual use of combat footage from the files of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Thomas M. Dykers, Eric Morris, Robert Knapp, Ron Foster

Votes: 95

41. Ghostboat (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A British Sub goes missing at the end of WWII, leaving only one survivor. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies, Tony Haygarth, Julian Wadham

Votes: 416

42. Danger Beneath the Sea (2001 TV Movie)

92 min | Thriller

Commander Miles Sheffield is a rising star in the US Navy, patronized by Admiral Eugene Justice, to the silent envy of many, including his XO and Chief on his first command mission aboard a... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Gerald McRaney, Stewart Bick, Tammy Isbell

Votes: 456

43. Operation Bikini (1963)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, War

In 1944, an American submarine must transport an Underwater Demolition Team to a secret mission in the Japanese infested waters of the South Pacific.

Director: Anthony Carras | Stars: Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, Scott Brady, Jim Backus

Votes: 221

44. Men Without Women (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Action, Drama

Navy divers clear the torpedo tube of a sunken submarine.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Kenneth MacKenna, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Warren Hymer

Votes: 207

45. Submerged (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama

A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Sam Neill, Shea Whigham, Emily Procter, Hugh O'Conor

Votes: 433

46. Regulus: The First Nuclear Missile Submarines (2002)

48 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6