your favorite naval movies

Jan 2018
182
San Antonio
#54
They Were Expendable.

A bleak John Ford picture about the 1942 American defeat in the Philippines influenced by the wartime experiences of director Ford and star Robert Montgomery. Superb black and white photography by Joe August. Perhaps the best war movie of any type.

I’m also keen on Master and Commander, The Enemy Below, In Harms Way (read the book, it’s on Kindle and called “Harms Way”) and the 1951 Raoul Walsh picture Captain Horatio Hornblower starring Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo and James Robertson Justice.
 
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Oct 2016
1,079
Merryland
#56
+1 on Tora Tora Tora

I really liked Sink the Bismarck except for the portrayal of Admiral Lutjens, shown as a hysterical fanatic ('Der Fuhrer promised us air cover!')

Midway was a better battle than movie imho
 
Aug 2018
27
Australia
#58
Without reading all preceding in this thread:

Hornblower
Master and Commander
Sink the Bismark
TORA TORA TORA
Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) Nihonkai daikaisen
Midway
African Queen
Das Boot (1984, 1988 BBC miniseries (300 minutes) about the experiences of a German uboat crew. Considered the best in regards to submarine movies I believe. Have not seen the blu ray copy I own yet. Need a lot of time to do it properly.

Hunt for Red October
Under Siege

How could I forget this. An instant favourite of mine. A film from the Netherlands about Admiral Michel De Ruyter


I believe Tom Hanks is making a movie called Destroyer. Also believe a new MIDWAY film is coming soon. As is a Das Boot sequel.

P.S. I really wanted to see the black and white silent Service TV series with real military officers prefacing the missions shown. Using real vessels. It had De Forest Kelly in some episodes from memory. I believe the TV station may have recorded over some episodes but a great many were saved
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silent_Service_(TV_series)
 
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Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#60
Das Boot; original 1982 German movie, with Jurgen Prochnow, although the entire cast is excellent. Didn't know about the miniseries, will try to get a copy.

I came across Michiel De Ruyter on Youtube, free, and loved it.
 

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