10 best movies like U-571 (2000)

Movies similar to U-571 (2000): Das Boot, Phantom, 12 Strong, The Patrol, War of the Dead, Avatar, Johnny Mad Dog, Lone Survivor, We Are From The Future, Dunkirk.

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Das Boot (1981)
Mark9.6
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryWest Germany
Duration02:30
CharactersSubmariners, Soldier, Military
PlaceSubmarines

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.

Phantom (2013)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrethriller, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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.

12 Strong (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Terrorists, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon
PlaceMountains

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

The Patrol (2013)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Morocco
Duration01:23
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceDeserts
StyleAction, Depressive

Afghanistan, 2006, Helmand Province becomes one of the most dangerous places on Earth as the British Army is deployed into the Taliban heartland. The Operation, Herrick, became synonymous with the struggle as British troops fought a losing battle against this unseen enemy.

War of the Dead (2011)
Mark4 (imdb: 4.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure, military
CountryUSA, Lithuania, Italy
Duration01:26
CharactersZombie, Soldier, Military
PlotAdventure, War, Skirmishes, Survival, Supernatural
PlaceForest, Laboratory
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

Captain Martin Stone is leading a finely-trained, elite platoon of Allied soldiers as they attack an enemy bunker. Underestimating their enemy's strength, they are quickly beaten back into the forest. As they try to regroup, they are suddenly attacked by the same soldiers they had just killed a few minutes earlier. Forced to flee deeper into Russian territory, they discover one of war's most terrifying secrets and realize they have woken up a far more deadlier enemy.

Avatar (2009)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersAliens, Military, Disabled people, Scientists, Friends, Soldier, Warriors
PlotTravel, Love, War, Fight, Chase, Betrayal, Adventure, Survival
PlaceSpace, Forest, Mountains
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting

In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.

Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Liberia
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Military, Orphans
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceSchool, Africa

A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.

Lone Survivor (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSpecial Forces, Soldier, Military
PlotSkirmishes, Survival, War

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

We Are From The Future (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:55
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
PlotLove, War, Time travel, Survival
PlaceRussia

Four 21st century treasure seekers are transported back into the middle of a WWII battles in Soviet Union...

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

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Hunter Killer (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller
Duration02:01
CharactersSubmariners, Lifeguards
PlotHostage, Disasters, Weapon
PlaceSubmarines
StylePatriotic

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.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceSea

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.

Black Sea (2014)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrethriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration01:50
PlaceSubmarines, Sea
StyleAction, 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.

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Survival
PlaceJungle

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Kursk (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotDisasters, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Russia

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.

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
PlaceSubmarines
TimeCold War
StyleTense

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.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 8.3)
Genredrama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
PlotAdventure, Survival, War
StyleHeavy

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the U.S.-Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Memphis Belle (1990)
Mark3 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, Japan, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
PlotWar

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

The Enemy Below (1957)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

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

Crimson Tide (1995)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersMilitary
PlaceSubmarines, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleDisturbing

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.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Japan, USA, England
TimeWorld War II
StyleLong

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

72 Meters (2004)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:55

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.

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Canada
Duration02:18
CharactersSubmariners
PlotOn real events
PlaceSubmarines

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
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersSubmariners
PlaceSubmarines

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.

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMilitary, Snipers
PlotSkirmishes

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Enigma (2001)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration01:59
CharactersSpy
PlotWar
StyleSmart, Fascinating

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.

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