Movies about submarines

List of the best movies about submarines selected by visitors to our site: Greyhound, The Death of Superman, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Torpedo: U-235, Kursk, Hunter Killer, Black Water, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Fate of the Furious, Despicable Me 3
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Greyhound (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada
PlotShipwreck, On real events
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, USA
TimeWorld War II

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.

The Death of Superman (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CharactersSuperhero, Dogs, Aliens, Scientists, Tough guys, Warriors, Journalists, Photographers, Bears, Giants, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Investigation, Death
PlaceUSA, Space, Submarines, Spaceships, India
StyleUnexpected ending

When a hulking monster arrives on Earth and begins a mindless rampage, the Justice League is quickly called in to stop it. But it soon becomes apparent that only Superman can stand against the monstrosity.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Finland
CharactersFriends, Birds, Dogs, Family, Snake, Eagle
PlotAdventure, War, Rivalry, Dancing
PlaceIslands, Submarines
StyleFascinating, Light

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat. Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine.

Torpedo: U-235 (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, adventure, military, history
CharactersHeroes, Military

World War II: Resistance fighters accept a suicide mission to deliver a stolen Nazi submarine carrying atomic uranium. Hunted by Hitler’s army, the crew must outwit the German Navy to bring the cargo safely to America.

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'état is taking place in Russia, so he and his crew join an elite group working on the ground to prevent a war.

Black Water (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersSpecial agents, CIA, Tough guys, Warriors, Spy, Special Forces
PlotMartial Arts, Death, Survival, Money
PlaceSubmarines, Prison
StyleTense, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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.

Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Knights, Horses, Strong women, Indians, Dragons, Snipers, Dinosaurs, Special Forces
PlotEnd of the world, Artificial Intelligence, Apocalypse, Death, Survival, Dancing, Technology, Bank robbery
PlaceSpace, England, Submarines, Ships, Aircraft
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Canada
CharactersHackers, Drivers, Friends, Family, Spy, Snipers, Bodyguards, Terrorists
PlotCars, Racing, Money, Betrayal, Technology, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Prison Break, Chase
PlaceNew York, Hotels, Prison, Submarines, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Unexpected ending, Action, Fascinating

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersTwins, Spy
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Jealousy, Art
PlacePrison, Submarines, Beach
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Disney

Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Sharks
PlotWar, Rivalry, Survival, Dancing, On real events
PlaceSea, Party, Court, Submarines
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Criminal (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersScientists, Spy, Hackers, Snipers, Criminals, CIA, Terrorists
PlotDisasters, War, Investigation, Death, Chase, Cheating
PlaceUSA, Laboratory, Prison, Submarines, Aircraft
StyleTense, Heavy, Exciting, Unexpected ending

Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants (2016)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CharactersRobots, Mutant, Scientists, Superhero, Superhero, Monsters, Criminals, Birds, Geniuses, Billionaires
PlotPower, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Computers
PlaceUSA, Mansions, Submarines

Mr. Freeze turns Killer Croc and Bane into super-sized monsters, and they bash their way through downtown Gotham until the Caped Crusader and his team of heroes join the fight in their giant robot mechs.

The Chamber (2016)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

The film revolves around a special ops unit who commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew begins to understand that not all of them will escape and a fight for survival ensues.

The Forbidden Room (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, detective
PlotVolcanoes, Snow
PlaceSubmarines, Trains

A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.

Pressure (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceSea, Submarines
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?

Black Sea (2014)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Russia
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceSubmarines, Sea
StyleAction, Disturbing, Exciting, Depressive

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.

Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)
Mark6 (imdb: 2.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CharactersRobots, Sharks, Heroes, Scientists, Military
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Technology
PlaceSubmarines, Egypt, Aircraft
StyleExciting, Depressive, Disturbing

When another Mega Shark returns from the depths of the sea, world militaries go on high alert. Ocean traffic grinds to a standstill as everyone lives in fear of the insatiable beast. Out of options, the US government unleashes the top secret Mecha Shark project -- a mechanical shark built to have the same exact characteristics as Mega. A pair of scientists pilot the mechanical creature as they fight Mega in a pitched battle to save the planet. But when faulty mechanics cause the Mecha to go after humans, the scientists must somehow guide Mega to Mecha in hopes that the two titans will kill each other - or risk untold worldwide destruction.

Poseidon Rex (2014)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersDinosaurs, Military, Mutant
PlaceIslands, Submarines
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, For men

Jackson Slate, famous treasure hunter, is out to find the legendary Lost Gold Of Cortez in the open waters off a secluded island in the Caribbean Sea. Using dynamite to blast his way through centuries of silt, new chasms are created reaching miles below the ancient ocean floor. From here, an ancient evil is released, that quickly, savagely, and without warning, destroys Jackson s boat and kills his crew. The sole survivor of the carnage, Jackson teams up with marine biologist, Sarah, to venture back to the site and investigate the horrific events. They extract an egg from the darkest depths of the ocean and take it back to the lab to investigate. But when it hatches, they realise they have awaken a deadly prehistoric monster, the P-Rex, which will stop at nothing until the entire island is destroyed...

Deepsea Challenge (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotVolcanoes, Tsunami
PlaceSubmarines, Nature

Described as being a film about determination, danger and the ocean’s greatest depths, James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenge 3D" tells the story of Cameron’s journey to fulfill his boyhood dream of becoming an explorer. The movie offers a unique insight into Cameron's world as he makes that dream reality – and makes history – by becoming the first person to travel solo to the deepest point on the planet.

Act of Valor (2012)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, military
CharactersTerrorists, Scouts, CIA, Military, Soldier, Heroes, Special Forces
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, Patriotic

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Two Lives (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany, Norway
CharactersFamily, Spy, Lawyers, Orphans
PlotWar, Mystery, Snow
PlaceNorway, Court, Submarines, Germany
StyleAction, Depressive, Disturbing

Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, but now living in Norway for the last 20 years, is a “war child”; the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. She enjoys a happy family life with her mother, her husband, daughter and granddaughter. But when a lawyer asks her and her mother to witness in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children, she resists. Gradually, a web of concealments and secrets is unveiled, until Katrine is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: What carries more weight, the life they have lived together, or the lie it is based on?

Sector 7 (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountrySouth Korea, China
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Monsters, Mutant
PlotSupernatural, Death, Survival
PlaceKorea, Submarines, Asia
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun's father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.

Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010)
Markimdb: 2.4
Genreaction, adventure
CharactersSharks, Military, Crocodiles, Special agents, Scientists, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, Helicopters

When the prehistoric warm-water beast the Crocosaurus crosses paths with that cold-water monster the Mega Shark, all hell breaks loose in the oceans as the world's top scientists explore every option to halt the aquatic frenzy. Swallowing everything in their paths -- including a submarine or two -- Croc and Mega lead an explorer and an oceanographer on a wild chase. Eventually, the desperate men turn to a volcano for aid.

Mega Piranha (2010)
Mark2 (imdb: 2.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersHeroes, Amazons, Mutant
PlaceSubmarines, Jungle
StyleFor men

When a science experiment goes horribly wrong, gigantic fish gain appetites for human flesh.

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Markimdb: 2.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Sharks
PlaceSubmarines, Laboratory, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, For men

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

War, Inc. (2008)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers
PlotDancing, Political
PlaceSubmarines, Asia, Aircraft
StyleDisturbing, Smart

War Inc. is set in the future, when the fictional desert country of Turaqistan is torn by a riot after a private corporation, Tamerlane, owned by the former Vice President of the United States, has taken over the whole country. Brand Hauser, a hit man who suppresses his emotions by gobbling down hot sauce, is hired by the corporation's head to kill the CEO of their competitors.

Submerged (2005)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Portugal, Italy
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Spy
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Undercover
PlacePrison, Submarines
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into heartless killers.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure
CharactersPirates, Fish, Pilots, Reporters
PlotExpeditions, Rivalry, Revenge, Death, Jealousy
PlaceSubmarines, Laboratory

Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a tough life crisis as he attempts to make a new film about capturing the creature that caused him pain.

Scooby-Doo! and the Loch Ness Monster (2004)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, cartoon, detective
CharactersHeroes, Dogs, Friends, Family
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceScotland, Submarines
StyleExciting, Fancy

While the gang travel to Scotland to visit Daphne's cousin and witness the Highland Games, they find themselves terrorized by the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

Alien Hunter (2003)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Aliens
PlotSupernatural, Rivalry, Viruses
PlaceAircraft, Submarines, Antarctica
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Government agents find evidence of extraterrestrial life at the South Pole.

Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefamily, documentary
PlotExpeditions, Shipwreck, Diving, Survival, Technology
PlaceShips, Submarines
StyleAtmospheric, Interesting

With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts as well as friend Bill Paxton, James Cameron embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the wreck of the Titanic where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.

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.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersKings, Scientists, Heroes, Family, Monsters
PlotExpeditions, Tsunami, Adventure, Love, Shipwreck
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Disney

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.

Enigma (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Netherlands
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotWar, Missing people, Love triangle, On real events
PlaceSubmarines, Scotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSmart, Fascinating, Soulful

A romantic thriller based around the World War 2 project to crack the codes behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

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'.

Crimson Tide (1995)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
PlotRadio, Uprising
PlaceSubmarines, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense, For men

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.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CharactersHeroes, Spy, CIA
PlaceSubmarines, USSR, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Exciting, Disturbing, For men

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.

The Abyss (1989)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
PlotShipwreck, UFO, Adventure, Investigation, Survival, Loneliness
PlaceSubmarines, Sea
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing

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.

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.

Yellow Submarine (1968)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, musical, adventure, cartoon
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotAdventure, Music
PlaceSubmarines, England
StyleAtmospheric, Light, Fancy

The Blue Meanies take over Pepperland, draining it of all its color and music, firing anti-music missiles, bonking people with green apples, and turning the inhabitants to stone by way of the pointed finger of a giant blue glove. As the only survivor, the Lord Admiral escapes in the yellow submarine and goes to Liverpool to enlist the help of the Beatles.

The Deep (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
StyleFascinating, Disturbing

As the world's energy supplies dwindle, the Orpheus, a research submarine, delves into the deep of the Arctic Ocean searching for rare micro-organisms, but the crew soon find themselves in peril.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Motorcycles
PlaceGreece, Sea, Mountains, Submarines
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, For men

A British spy ship has sunk and on board was a hi-tech encryption device. James Bond is sent to find the device that holds British launching instructions before the enemy Soviets get to it first.

1941 (1979)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, comedy, military
CharactersSoldier, Military, Heroes
PlotWar, Dancing
PlaceSubmarines, Los Angeles
TimeNew Year, World War II

In the days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, panic grips California, where a military officer leads a mob chasing a Japanese sub.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Sharks, Giants
PlotAdventure, Chase
PlaceEgypt, England, Submarines, Sea, Pyramid
StyleExciting, For men

Russian and British submarines with nuclear missiles on board both vanish from sight without a trace. England and Russia both blame each other as James Bond tries to solve the riddle of the disappearing ships. But the KGB also has an agent on the case.

The Enemy Below (1957)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military
PlotAdventure, Survival, War, Sea battles
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men, By books

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.