your favorite naval movies

Poly

Ad Honorem
Apr 2011
6,692
Georgia, USA
#62
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".

Yangtse Incident (released in the USA as Battle Hell), The Silent Enemy, Sink The Bismarck, Dunkirk (1958 version)

Master & Commander
 

Linschoten

Ad Honoris
Aug 2010
15,678
Welsh Marches
#64
I think that Damn the Defiant is actually my favourite naval film, although the Cruel Sea takes some beating (realistic and downbeat), and those old b&w submarine films with John Mills etc. More recently, the Hornblower series and Master and Commander. Really one is spoilt for choice.

Although as a Hollandophile I was looking forward to seeing the de Ruyter film, I found it disappointing, spoilt by an excess of techonological wizardry and rather crass script. The main part was well played.
 
May 2016
23
Wyoming U.S.A.
#66
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? .

I certainly agree .
 

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