Your favorite submarine movies

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I asked on Facebook and Twitter for your favorite submarine movies. The clear favorite was The Hunt For Red October, which was mentioned four times, followed by Yellow Submarine (twice) and Das Boot (twice). I watched most of U571 last night and it’s really, really good. I also enjoyed Red October, even with the hilarious accent of Comrade Connery. I also like The Abyss, but you must watch the extended edition, not the theatrical version. It really does make a difference. Here’s the complete list of your recommendations.

  • Danny McCormick: Yellow. Always.
  • Brett G Porter: Does Batman (’66) count? Also: Fantastic Voyage. And Operation Petticoat (note that I’ve never actually seen it, but have vague memories of the John Astin TV series in the 70s)
  • Alison Wedding: I believe there was one in The Abyss. The only one I can think of is The Hunt for Red October. How original of me…
  • John Mark Davis: The Hunt for Red October and U571
  • Stacy Glen Tibbetts: Das Boot
  • Bailey Jones: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  • Ben Gallina: The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou and The Hunt for Red October
  • Jason Parker: My least favorite is The Abyss. Don’t even bother.
  • Alison Wedding: The Abyss was great! Come on.
  • Bailey Jones: On The Beach
  • David Galea: Does Thunder Birds count also?
  • Christopher Gordon Forbes: Das Boot
  • Alon Nechushtan: The Russians Are Coming
  • Otto Bruno: Run Silent, Run Deep – the movie has Clark Gable and Don Rickles. Need we say more?
  • Patrick McCurry: Yellow Submarine and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Rita Jean: The Hunt For Red October
  • David Hill: 1. Down Periscope 2. Nothing else (be warned: I have not seen that movie since I was 15 or so)
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