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, exciting, suspense, tense and realistic films and TV shows about / with submarine, danger, military, underwater scene, ocean, sea, heroes, navy, disaster and survival plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama 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), Crimson Tide (1995), Hunter Killer (2018), U-571 (2000), Phantom (2013), The Wolf's Call (2019), The Boat (1981), Black Sea (2014), Down Periscope (1996).

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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, navy, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, warship, cia, espionage, politics, cold war era, military ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, usa, atlantic ocean, iceland ...
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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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, nuclear, radiation sickness, courage, military, radiation, ocean, catastrophe, shipwreck ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989 ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, military, cold war, navy, russian, u.s. navy, spy, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, mediterranean sea, alabama, pacific ocean
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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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, warship, battleship, navy, swat team, world war three, aircraft carrier, ocean, military coup, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2017, 2010s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, moscow russia, scottish highlands ...
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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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, war, world war two, naval battle, military, naval officer, ocean, sea battle, nazism, german, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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, nuclear threat, military life, mission gone awry, leadership, sea disaster, haunted by the past, delusion, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: ussr
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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: suspenseful, futuristic, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: submarine, naval battle, sea battle, torpedo, sea, nuclear submarine, chain of command, french army, investigation, nuclear threat, romance, supernatural ability ...
Time: near future
Place: france
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The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, naval battle, navy, war, nazi, battles, ocean, anti war, survival, german, military ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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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, tricky, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, ocean, survival, adventure, sunken ship, heist, murder, greed ...
Time: contemporary, year 2008, year 1941, 21st century
Place: black sea, russia
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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, humorous, not serious, light, parody ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, military, navy, nothing goes right, military life, goofy hero, rivalry, against the odds, adventure, stupidity, underdog ...
Place: russia, florida, usa, san francisco
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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: scary, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, world war two, shipwreck, navy, supernatural, survival, leadership, wartime, brutality, paranoia, diver ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, atlantic ocean
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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: serious, suspenseful, talky, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue attempt, disaster, military, fire, death of father, death of husband, survival, politics, struggle for survival, friendship, government ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s
Place: eastern europe, russia
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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, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, navy, u.s. navy, warship, convoy, ocean, ship captain, sea, us military, battleship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, san francisco
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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, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, nuclear threat, military, island, government conspiracy, captain, moral dilemma, heroes, soldier, power relations, nato ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, sea, dolphins, space wars, military, teenager, girl, captain, outer space, chaos, family life ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, 2010s, 2020s
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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, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: submarine, world war two, french resistance, navy, rape, gestapo, insubordination, nazi occupation, nuclear threat, leadership, military, battles ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: europe, france
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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: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, propaganda, russian, ship, heroic mission, battlefield, military, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: atlantic ocean, russia, greenland
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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, cult film
Plot: submarine, creature feature, monster, survival, rescue, adventure, deadly creature, supernatural, infection, giant monster, sea, secret experiment ...
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, good versus evil, working undercover, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, first contact, alien, disaster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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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: exciting, suspense, tense, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: submarine, warship, survival, navy, accident, military, emergency, rescue, friendship, shipwreck, sinking boat, unrequited love ...
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
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, serious, touching, suspenseful
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, sinking ship, pow, ship, military, german, war, ocean, shark, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, secret weapon, war, military, escapades, military life, heroic mission, chaos, battles, save the world, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, hiroshima japan, pacific ocean, asia
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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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, politics, rescue, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, race against time, heroic mission, cold war, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, ussr, usa
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, heroic mission, military life, survival, leadership, undercover, race against time, rivalry, military, government agency, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, korea, asia
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, military, ship, holocaust, mutiny, daring rescue, survival, rescue, adventure, race against time, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: submarine, double agent, space and aliens, rescue, military, doctor, assassination attempt, coma, medical, shrinking, natural disaster, scientist ...
Time: future, contemporary, 60s
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Ice Station Zebra (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A top-secret Soviet spy satellite -- using stolen Western technology -- malfunctions and then goes into a descent that lands it near an isolated Arctic research encampment called Ice Station Zebra, belonging to the British, which starts sending out ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, spy, arctic, cold war, satellite, north pole, double agent, adventure, catastrophe, disaster, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: scotland
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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, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, race against time, save the day, state affairs, frame up, government agency, working undercover, russian, brutality, evil man ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, pentagon, moscow russia ...
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1941 (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: It's been six days since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Panic grips California, supposedly the next target of the Japanese forces. Everywhere in California, people are suffering from war nerves. Chaos erupts all over the state. An Army Air Corps ...
Style: humorous, funny, satirical, not serious, exciting ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, satire, u.s. army, military, soldier, paranoia, bomb, tank, fighter pilot, wartime, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: pearl harbor, california, los angeles, japan, usa ...
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