Submarine Movies D – K

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Danger Beneath the SeaDanger Beneath the Sea, 2001, 1 hr 32 min

Casper Van Dien (STARSHIP TROOPERS) stars in this made-for-television action film. Aboard an American submarine, a courageous captain and his crew run into unexpected trouble when their vessel is caught in a blast from nuclear bomb testing. Trailed by a destroyer sub and without communication, the captain must deal with both an external enemy and the violent reaction of his crew, who are seeking revenge.

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Das BootDas Boot, 1981, 2 hr 29 min

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called “Battle of the Atlantic” to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. “Das Boot” is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

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Deep ShockDeep Shock, 2003, 1 hr 33 min

When a large trench opens on the ocean floor, a research station is created to monitor it. A mysterious attack that eliminates all communication with the research station prompts a submarine crew to go down and investigate. They discover that the trench is related to a heretofore unknown species of giant eel-like creature which could possibly be a significant threat to humankind.

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Deepstar SixDeepstar Six, 1989, 1 hr 39 min

The crew of an experimental underwater nuclear base are forced to struggle for their lives when their explorations disturb a creature who threatens to destroy their base

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Depth ChargeDepth Charge, 2008, 1 hr 24 min

A nuclear submarine puts the world on after a criminal mind holds Washington D.C. hostage with a simple ransom…the resignation of the President.

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Destination TokyoDestination Tokyo, 1943, 2 hr 15 min

In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore.

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Devil and the DeepDevil and the Deep, 1932, 1 hr 18 min

Naval commander Charles Storm has made life miserable for his wife Pauline due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a handsome lieutenant. When Charles learns of their affair, he plots revenge

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Down PeriscopeDown Periscope, 1996, 1 hr 32 min

Kelsey Grammar plays a wayward Navy officer, Tom Dodge, who is notorious throughout the Navy for having responded to a close call involving a Russian submarine by getting drunk and tattooing “welcome aboard” on an unmentionable appendage. He gets assigned by Admiral Winslow (Rip Torn) to command his own submarine; unfortunately, this sub is a rusting 1958 diesel model that the Navy wants to engage in war games to find out if it could inflict any damage.

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Fantastic VoyageFantastic Voyage, 1966, 1 hr 40 min

A diplomat is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. They have just begun their voyage when it becomes clear there is a saboteur on board.

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Fer-de-LanceFer-de-Lance, 1974, 1 hr 40 min

An American submarine leaves Tierra Del Fuego, and one of its crew has secretly brought aboard a container full of poisonous snakes

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Forty-Ninth ParallelForty-Ninth Parallel, 1941, 1 hr 03 min

A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA

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Full Fathom FiveFull Fathom Five, 1990, 1 hr 22 min

Adapted from the bestselling novel. Navy Captain Peter Mackenzie is sent on his toughest assignment when the Soviet nuclear sub KIROV is stolen and the weapons are aimed at the United States.

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GhostboatGhostboat, 2006, 2 hr 25 min

A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the ocean, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The British government send for the the surviving crew member (David Jason) now a marine biologist. With a new crew and Jason then proceed to trace the last know happenings on the sub. But this submarine has a life of its own and the new crew soon start showing characteristics of the old crew.

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Going UnderGoing Under, 1990, 1 hr 21 min

On board the U.S.S. Sub-standard, (a nuclear submarine so badly built that its backers in the military-industrial complex would rather see it sink than be inspected), the captain and crew soon find themselves both literally and figuratively “at sea.”

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Gray Lady DownGray Lady Down, 1978, 1 hr 51 min

The tense story of the nuclear submarine Neptune which is rammed by a Norwegian freighter, plummeting 1400 feet before coming to rest on a crumbling sea-shelf. Using his untested two-man sub, a diving expert embarks upon a daring rescue attempt. Late-’70s vintage disaster flick with better-than-average performances.

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Gung HoGung Ho, 1943, 1 hr 29 min

The true story of Carlson’s Raiders and their World War 2 attack on Makin Island. Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands. The men selected come from different walks of life but have toughness in common. Under command of Colonel ‘Thorwald’, they’re trained in all imaginable forms of combat. Then, after a perilous submarine journey, they face a daunting first mission: to annihilate the much larger Japanese garrison on Makin Island, in a lengthy battle sequence.

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Hell and High WaterHell and High Water, 1954, 1 hr 39 min

A privately-financed scientist and his colleagues hire an ex-Navy officer (Widmark) to conduct an Alaskan submarine expedition in order to prevent a Red Chinese anti-American plot that may lead to World War III.

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Hell BelowHell Below, 1933, 1 hr 45 min

On leave in Italy, Lt. Tommy Knowlton falls in love with Jean Standish, who’s not only married, but is the daughter of his submarine’s commander.


Hellcats Of The NavyHellcats Of The Navy, 1957, 1 hr 22 min

US Navy submarines bravely try to penetrate the heavily-mined entrance to the Sea of Japan, in order to sink enemy shipping which is carrying coal, food and iron from China to the Japanese homeland.

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Hostile WatersHostile Waters, 1997, 1 hr 34 min

In October 1986, a Russian submarine carrying nuclear missles collides with an American nuclear submarine off the coast of Bermuda.

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Ice Station ZebraIce Station Zebra, 1968, 2 hr 28 min

When a weather-monitoring station near the North Pole is nearly destroyed by fire, a mission is sent to find out what went wrong. Eventually it becomes clear that the USS Tigerfish is in a race with a Russian sub to recover reconaissance film crucial to national defense that was being carried aboard a spacecraft that crashed near the polar ice cap.

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In Enemy HandsIn Enemy Hands, 2004, 1 hr 34 min

During WW II, at the height of Hitler’s U-boat war, a group of Allied soldiers made their way home after an exhausting tour of duty; en route, they received orders to assess possible U-boat activity nearby. Captain Rand Sullivan (Scott Caan), and chief of the boat Nathan Travers (William H. Macy), nobly assumed their duty, and lead their weary crew in an initial victory against an enemy boat. Triumph is short-lived, however, as they encounter U-429, led by Jonas Herdt (Til Schweiger).

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K-19K-19, 2002, 2 hr 18 min

When Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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