Movies about submarines

Movies about submarines
List of the best movies about submarines selected by visitors to our site: Black Sea, The Wolf's Call, Phantom, The Last U-Boat, The Enemy Below, The First After God, Run Silent, Run Deep, Kursk, Below, Das Boot.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersSubmariners
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration02:11
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotDisasters, Investigation, Sea battles, Conspiracies
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Bunker, France, Helicopters
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Disturbing

With nuclear war looming, a military expert in underwater acoustics strives to prove things aren't as they seem—or sound—using only his ears.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersMilitary
PlotShipwreck
PlaceSubmarines
TimeCold War

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.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, USA, Japan, Austria
CharactersHitler
PlaceSubmarines, Japan, Germany
TimeWorld War II

Near the end of WWII a lone U-Boat is sent from Germany to Japan carrying plutonium needed for a Japanese A-Bomb. During the long journey, news arrives on the radio that Hitler killed himself and Germany has surrendered. This causes a rift in the crew, the Nazi Party members wanting to continue to Japan since they are still at war, while the others just want to surrender or return home.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryRussia
Duration01:37
CharactersSubmariners
PlaceSubmarines
TimeGreat Patriotic War

The film is based on the true story of Captain Marinesku and set in 1944 during WWII at the Russian Navy Base. Young and beautiful Tanka is in love with Aleksandr Marinin, the brave Captain of the Russian submarine. He is under the KGB surveillance, and his life is at risk. He takes his boat to fight the Nazi fleet, and he cannot come back home without a victory.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Adventure, Obsession, Pursuit
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Heavy, Tense

The captain of a submarine sunk by the Japanese during WWII is finally given a chance to skipper another sub after a year of working a desk job. His singleminded determination for revenge against the destroyer that sunk his previous vessel puts his new crew in unneccessary danger.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryFrance, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Wedding, Friendship, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Russia, Helicopters
StyleFascinating, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Submariners, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Investigation, Supernatural, Shipwreck
PlacePrison, Submarines, Court
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryWest Germany
Duration02:30
CharactersSubmariners, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Fear
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Epic

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotSurvival, Disasters
PlaceSubmarines
StyleExciting, Action

The film begins in the 1980s Soviet Union. Two best friends, Orlov and Muravyev, are serving at the Black Sea Navy Base in Sevastopol, Crimea. Both fall in love with one beautiful girl Nelly, and their friendship suffers a first blow. Because she picks Muravyev, his friend Orlov struggles with an inferiority complex and becomes a secretive alcoholic. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, both friends are transferred to the Northern Fleet on the Polar Ocean. One day their sub is performing a routine training. A disturbed WWII mine slowly moves on a collision course with the sub. A mighty blast knocks down everyone inside the wrecked sub, 72 meters below the sea level. Then ensues a nerve-racking struggle for survival.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersTerrorists, Submariners, Military
PlotRadio, Uprising
PlaceSubmarines, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

On a US 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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersSpecial Forces, Lifeguards, Submariners
PlotDisasters, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Warships
StylePatriotic

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

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Submariners
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Submariners, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Uprising, Rivalry
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
StyleExciting, Light

Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the enemy flagship in the upcoming war games … and to make matters even worse, Dodge's crew is a band of idiots even more incompetent that he is!

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersSubmariners
PlotSurvival
PlaceSubmarines, Ships
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting

At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put to the ultimate test when they're forced to join their German captors to fight for their very lives.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Heroes, Scientists, Military
PlotWar, UFO, Sea battles, Water, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Serious

When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, UFO, Investigation, Loneliness
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Depressive, Serious

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersCIA, Spy, Special Forces, Special agents, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Prison Break, Fight, Money
PlacePrison, Submarines
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Supernatural, Justice
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Islands, Ocean, Atlantis
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Steampunk, By books

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:25
CharactersSharks, Superhero, Kings, Mermaids, Warriors
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Superpowers, Tsunami, Sea battles
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Underwater world, Atlantis
StyleExciting, DC, Twisted plot, Spectacular, Epic

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Submariners, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Patriotic, Tense, Serious

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'.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic
CountryUSA, China
Duration01:23
CharactersSharks, Dinosaurs, Lifeguards, Giants, Submariners
PlotSurvival, Swimming, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Helicopters
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration03:15
CharactersHeroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Adventure, Nuclear War, Saving the World
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Australia, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain by the Australians. The calculations of Australia's most renowned scientist says the country is doomed. However, one of his rivals says that he is wrong. He believes that a 1000 people can be relocated to the northern hemisphere, where his assumptions indicate the radiation levels may be lower. The American Captain is asked to take a mission to the north to determine which scientist is right.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Political
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersSharks, Whale, Fish, Turtles
PlotTravel
PlaceNature, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Serious

A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersCIA, Spy, Heroes, Submariners
PlotPolitical
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Russia, USSR, Warships
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and the U.S. Navy on the Russian Sub Commander . When it is determined that the silent Soviet Boomer may be headed for American coastal waters panic ensues. A CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, convinces the brass that the Boomer's commander may intend something other than a nuclear first strike in mind. A perilous and tense cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMutant, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersAliens, Psychologists
PlotSurvival, Time travel, Adventure, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious

The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotWar, On real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Submarines, Ships, Ocean, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.





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