Movies about submariners

List of the best movies about submariners selected by visitors to our site: The Meg, Kursk, Hunter Killer, K-19: The Widowmaker, Below, U-571, Das Boot
In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Meg (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSharks, Submariners, Lifeguards, Tough guys, Dinosaurs, Giants
PlaceSea, Ships, Helicopters
StyleAction, Disturbing, Fascinating

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Kursk (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryBelgium, Luxembourg
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotDisasters, Death, Survival, Political
PlaceSubmarines, Russia, Helicopters
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, For men

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts.

Hunter Killer (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSubmariners, Lifeguards
PlotHostage, Disasters, Weapon

Captain Glass of the USS Arkansas discovers that a coup d'├ętat is taking place in Russia, so he and his crew join an elite group working on the ground to prevent a war.

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Canada
CharactersSubmariners, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSubmarines, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, Patriotic

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Below (2002)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersSubmariners, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Survival, War, Ghosts, Diving, Shipwreck, Mystery
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

U-571 (2000)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, military
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersSubmariners, Military, Heroes, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival
TimeWorld War II
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Das Boot (1981)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryWest Germany
CharactersSubmariners, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Fear, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.