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    Best Submarine Movie

    The threads about best Viet Nam movie and best anti-war movie got me thinking about war movies. I especially like submarine movies and I feel that there have been a slew of good one's.

    Run Silent, Run Deep
    My favorite.....really good underwater flick, with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster.

    Das Boot
    The Enemy Below
    Destination Toyko
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    Well, the best one out there is 'Das Boot'. Period. Not particularly realistic but 'U-571' was lots of fun. I also liked 'K-19' and enthusiastically recommend watching the making of special feature if you get a chance.
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    Das Boot and The Enemy Below are very good.

    Combo flick On the Beach.

    Off topic; I went through a WW ll sub in Cleveland. Just thank your appropriate diety that you weren't in submarine duty then.
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    Run Silent, Run Deep
    is the title of the book by Capt. Edward L. Beach (USN Ret.)
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    Krasny Oktobyarsk. The Hunt for Red October
    Das Boot

    Off-topic:
    Anybody that likes submarine flicks and is literate should read Drum Beat from the German *Pauchenschlag*. It is the historical account of a uboat during the opening days of America's entry into WWII and how shipping along the eastern and Gulf seaboards were sitting ducks for nazi submariners. Fascinating read.
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    Hunt for the Red October?

    Crimson Tide?

    The Spy Who Loved Me? (Some submarine scenes, but not really a submarine movie)
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    I haven't seen any of those that have been mentioned, but Up Periscope and On the Beach were great books. And I have a copy of HUnt for Red October autographed by Tom Clancy.

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    I've made my decision and stand by it.......very funny stuff.......for 1959 anyway...and Cary Grant rocked.....
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    Hunt for the Red October was very good, in an 80s Reaganist "evil empire" propaganda sort of way.

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    I like Grey Lady Down. I think that was the name of it.
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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    I've made my decision and stand by it.......very funny stuff.......for 1959 anyway...and Cary Grant rocked.....
    That will get my vote too.
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