Submarine movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant submarine movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with submarine, danger, underwater scene, ocean, military, underwater, heroes, ocean or sea, navy and survival plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
submarine movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as submarine: The Hunt for Red October (1990), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Das Boot (1981), U-571 (2000), Phantom (2013), Hunter Killer (2018), Crimson Tide (1995), Black Sea (2014), The Wolf's Call (2019), Kursk (2018).

List of submarine movies

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, warship, nuclear threat, politics, cia, underwater scene, underwater, desertion, defection ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: russia, usa, washington d.c., ussr, soviet union ...
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, nuclear, underwater, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, danger, race against time, leadership, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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Das Boot (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 149 min.
Story: 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.
Style: epic, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, ocean or sea, battles, german, military, ocean, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, naval battle, war, world war two, nazism, military, sea battle, german, mission, battles, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, military, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, sea disaster, danger, haunted by the past, delusion, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr, soviet union
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Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, swat team, commando unit, race against time, world war three, navy, ocean, russian army, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, moscow russia, washington d.c., russia, usa ...
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Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, navy, danger, cold war, russian, save the day, nuclear, military life, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
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Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, underwater scene, ocean or sea, gold, boat, treasure hunt, adventure, danger, survival, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
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The Wolf's Call (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Thriller set in the milieu of French nuclear submarines.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: submarine, sonar, sea, torpedo, nuclear submarine, chain of command, army, underwater scene, french army, nuclear missile, danger, investigation ...
Time: near future
Place: france
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Kursk (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania, Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, underwater scene, death, fire, rescue attempt, military, death of father, death of husband, telephone conversation, explosion, survival ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s
Place: eastern europe
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Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, underwater, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
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SeaQuest 2032 (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.
Style: futuristic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, space and aliens, dolphins, hi-tech, underwater scene, sea, captain, space wars, chaos, ocean or sea, save the world, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2020s, 2010s
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Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, secret weapon, underwater scene, danger, war, escapades, military, heroic mission, military life, underwater, chaos and mayhem, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: japan, hiroshima japan, asia, pacific ocean
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Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, navy, underwater, world war two, shipwreck, leadership, survival, supernatural, isolation, sea disaster, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
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Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: navy, u.s. navy, warship, world war two, submarine, war, convoy, ocean, ship captain, ocean or sea, battleship, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Das Boot (2018)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
Style: tense, realistic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, navy, french resistance, world war two, underwater scene, insubordination, nazi occupation, gestapo, nuclear threat, danger, leadership, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe
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Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, submarine, nuclear threat, island, military, government conspiracy, captain, moral dilemma, bomb, soldier, treason, nuclear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Rift (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with a very experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I" after it mysteriously dissapeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: submarine, underwater, underwater scene, giant monster, survival, rescue, adventure, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, secret experiment ...
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The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, heroic mission, danger, race against time, journalism, military, battlefield, nuclear missile, confrontation ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: atlantic ocean, greenland, russia
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The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: underwater, ufo, ocean, first contact, space and aliens, submarine, sea, heroic mission, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Sub Down (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a nuclear attack submarine crashes on the floor of the Artic ocean, it's up to a pair of research scientists to save the entire crew before time and oxygen run out.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, adventure, chases and races, heroes, escapades, catastrophe, forces of nature, heroic mission, rescue, save the day, danger ...
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72 Meters (2004)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: submarine, navy, military, explosion, underwater, underwater scene, danger, friendship, survival, rescue, comrade, soviet army ...
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Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, pentagon ...
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Tides of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the cold, dark waters off North Korea a U.S. Navy fast attack submarine meets with a mysterious disaster - it's attacked and nearly sunk by an ominous stealth submarine resulting in the deaths of the Executive Officer and the Engineering ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, danger, underwater, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, government agency, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, hawaii
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Hostile Waters (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, state affairs, rescue, politics, save the day, heroic mission, danger, government agency, military, race against time, cold war ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, soviet union, ussr, usa
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The Deep (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: submarine, underwater scene, survival, underwater, danger, uncover truth, deadly, isolation, ocean, ocean or sea, mysterious place, running out of air ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, ship, world war two, underwater scene, holocaust, mutiny, military, daring rescue, survival, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rescue, submarine, ocean or sea, ship, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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30,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captain Nemo goes even deeper into insanity in this mesmerizing fantasy tale. Once again at the helm of his fearsome, wildly advanced vessel, the nautical madman endeavors to turn the world above the waves upside down.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: submarine, heroes, adventurer, heroic mission, obsession, obsessive quest, supernatural, daring rescue, danger, escapades, underwater, chaos ...
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