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.
Master and Commander
Sink the Bismark
TORA TORA TORA
Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) Nihonkai daikaisen
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
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)