your favorite naval movies

Tercios Espanoles

Ad Honorem
Mar 2014
Beneath a cold sun, a grey sun, a Heretic sun...
My favourite naval movie is "The Admiral." It's about Michiel de Ruyter, Johan and Cornelis de Witt, and the Anglo-Dutch War(s). It's an unfair treatment of Charles II, I find, and they make that hook-nosed, knock-kneed dwarf William a bit too attractive, but all in all, it's a wonderful movie. The action scenes are great!
I have mixed feelings about that one. Some really great scenes, some really awful ones, a little disjointed throughout. The de Witt brothers "finale" scene left me straight-up horrified.