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Old October 8th, 2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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your favorite naval movies


i've just watched The battle of the river plate with Antony Quale starring and i started thinking (i know it's bad for me ) about how many realy good ones have been made over the years , my personal favorite is The Cruel Sea staring the great Jack Hawkings, so what is your favorite all time naval movie? .
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Does Pirates of Caribbean count as naval movie?
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yes i suppose it does it's your choice my freind .
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yes i suppose it does it's your choice my freind .
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The only two naval films worth mentioning that I can think of are Tora! Tora! Tora! and Das Boot.

Just my 2 cents.
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In Harms Way starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, as well as a plethora of well known people. It is a film that seems like it runs 44 hours, yet I feel compelled to watch it at every showing on cable. I highly recommend it.
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In which we serve, Cruel Sea, Above us the Waves, in fact any "black and white" British war film of the 40's and 50's. I suppose nowdays they're called "monochrome".
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Not a lot of great sea movies out there.

Dead Calm is one of the best movies at sea I've seen and Jason ans the Argonauts the other.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 01:44 PM   #9
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The Cruel Sea is one of the greatest, certainly. Tora, Tora, Tora is an outstanding film, and I cast a vote for The Gallant Hours (James Cagney as Adm. Wm Halsey). There are really almost no battle scenes to speak of, but it is a good insight into how command decisions were made. I have not seen it in awhile, but it always held my interest.

EDIT: For belisarius, Gallant Hours was "monochrome."

(Just a plug for Cagney: This film was near the end of his career, and is another example of how versatile this very charismatic actor was.)
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Tora, Tora, Tora is my favorite.
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