your favorite naval movies

Oct 2009
113
herefordshire u.k.
#1
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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diddyriddick

Historum Emeritas
May 2009
14,692
A tiny hamlet in the Carolina Sandhills
#5
The only two naval films worth mentioning that I can think of are Tora! Tora! Tora! and Das Boot.

Just my 2 cents.
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
#6
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.
 

Belisarius

Forum Staff
Jun 2006
10,355
U.K.
#7
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".
 

Toltec

Ad Honorem
Apr 2008
7,923
Hyperborea
#8
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.
 
Jul 2009
9,554
#9
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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