Great Submarine Movies

This is only a "partial" list of those (mostly) submarine movies that we have on hand (from 1916 on up). If you are looking for anything else, please email your request and we will try to fill your needs.  All movies are offered "collector to collector"... (webmaster@usssealion.com).  Our movies are sent to you without "fancy graphics", just the title, date, stars and a short synopsis on our company background DVD as the sample picture below shows.  ANY movie (unless otherwise noted) is just $10.00 with $2.50 shipping.  If you order four or more movies, you total shipping charge is only $6 and will be sent by priority boxed mail.  Indicate which movie(s) you are ordering on your purchase form.

 

Submarine Movies - All Titles Alphabetically


        Submarine Movies - All Titles with Posters

Poster

Title

 


Year
 


Length
 

Plot Outline

 

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1916)

1916

1 hr 45 min

Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver - a man who caused the death of Princess Daaker.

     

Above Us the Waves

1955

1 hr 32 min

The attack by British midget submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

      

Agent Red

2000

1 hr 35 min

Captain Matt Hendricks and Dr. Linda Christian are locked in a submarine with Russian terrorists that threaten to launch a chemical virus on US territory.

 

Assault on a Queen

1966

1 hr 46 min

Deep sea diver Mark Brittain is hired to find a sunken treasure ship in the Bahamas but discovers a disabled German submarine instead. The people who employed Mark decide to restore the sub and use it to hold up the Queen Mary by threatening to torpedo the ship

       

Battle of the Coral Sea

1959

1 hr 20 min

This movie is the prequel to the 1976 movie Midway. On May 8, 1942, the Allies won the first major battle of the Pacific War.

Beach Blanket Bingo

1965

1 hr 38 min

This is the 4th in the series of movies made for the “beach crowd”. This movie was watched more per capita by the cold war submariners than the public.

Cockleshell Heroes

1955

1 hr 37 min

A little known story based on true happenings of a daring raid by brave British Commandos on the German fleet

      

Crash Dive

1943

1 hr 46 min

Leading a reckless crew on the war's most daring mission! Battling death in a depth-bombed submarine! Blasting Nazis on a bold Commando raid! Finding love in precious, stolen moments!

Damien

1974

50 min

The beloved Father Damien de Veuster of Kalaupapa, Molikai, Hawaii  lived within the colony of outcast lepers in the 1880’s only to lose his life when he too succumbed to this once horrible disease.  This is a Peabody Award winning, one man presentation with Terence Knapp as Damien.

      

Danger Beneath the Sea 

2001 

1 hr 32 min 

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. 

      

Das Boot 

(Directors Cut on two DVD's)

$20.00

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. 

Deadly Crossing

 

50 min

After working night and day on the Thai-Burma Railroad, Allied prisoners of war thought they were free after its completion. They couldn't have been farther from the truth. This program documents the destruction of two ships bound for the Japan by American submarines.  Almost 2,000 POWs lost their lives that day. The survivors share their stories of inhuman conditions and four days in the ocean. Real-life footage completes this haunting profile.

 

      

Destination 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. 

Devil 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 

Down Periscope

1996

1 hr 33 min

Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly and an all star cast of hilarious misfits are ordered into a war game using a WWII vintage submarine

        

Fer-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 

        

Full 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. 

        

Going 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." 

      

Gung 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.

         

Hell 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 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. 

It Came From Beneath The Sea

1955 

1 hr 13 min

A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

 

 

Men Without Women 

1930 

1 hr 17 min 

Aboard the U.S. submarine S13 in the China seas, Chief Torpedoman Burke goes about his duties. In actuality, he is Quartermaine, the infamous former commander of the British ship Royal Scot, which was sunk by Germans with a Field Marshal aboard 

     

Morning Departure 

1950 

1 hr 42 min 

The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air? 

      

Murphy's War 

1971 

1 hr 45 min 

Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been decimated by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. 

    

Mystery Submarine (1950) 

1950 

1 hr 18 min 

Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist 

      

On the Beach 

1959 

2 hr 14 min 

The residents of Australia after a global nuclear war must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months 

      

Operation Pacific 

1951 

1 hr 51 min 

Submarine commander Duke Gifford feels guilty in the death of his former commanding officer, as well as about his failed marriage. 

       

Operation Petticoat 

1959 

2 hr 04 min 

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses 

          

Out of the Depths 

1945 

1 hr 01 min 

An American submarine commanded by Captain Faversham (Jim Bannon) is under orders to proceed to Korea via the Sea of Japan. 

       

Phantom Submarine U-67 

1931 

1 hr 10 min 

A U.S. Navy captain searches for a sunken treasure in enemy waters.  

      

Run Silent Run Deep 

1958 

1 hr 33 min 

Run silent, run deep is a term that accurately describes the mission of the submarine in this tense World War II drama. Commander Richardson (Clark Gable) is the only survivor when his sub is hit by a notorious Japanese destroyer dubbed Bongo Pete in the Bongo Straits of Japan. 

Science In Action; Submarines

1957

50 min

Meet Admiral Nimitz and Admiral Lockwood who explains the basics of submarine life to the television audience.

Sharks And Little Fish

1957

2 hr

Four young German naval cadets begin their service in 1940, only one of them will survive.  A great West German sub story production.

        

Spy In Black 

1939 

1 hr 17 min 

When a German U-Boat captain is sent on a spying mission to the North of Scotland during World War One, he finds more than he bargained for in his contact, the local schoolmistress. 

         

Submarine 

1928 

1 hr 33 min 

This early movie from the acclaimed director Frank Capra tells the story of two navy friends who fall in love with the same girl. The break up of their friendship over this girl is only saved by a sinking submarine. When the diver of the two saves the other from dying on the submarine they finish their argument and ditch the girl. 

     

Submarine Alert 

1943 

1 hr 25 min 

Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio engineers fired and shadowed to see if the Nazis recruit them to complete work on the prototype radio. 

      

Submarine Attack 

1954 

1 hr 26 min 

During WWII, handsome young Italian sub commander and his crew torpedo Allied freighters and transport ships for the Axis then rescue the occasional survivor and treat them humanely while seeking a safe place to put them ashore. 

     

Submarine Base 

1943 

1 hr 05 min 

A fishing trader's curiosity becomes the catalyst for action and adventure in the rough seas. A remote island serves as a disguise for an enemy submarine base that was supposed to be kept top secret until our fishing arrives and blows the cover right out of the water. 

      

Submarine Command 

1951 

1 hr 27 min 

Set during the Korean War, the psychological conflicts of submarine Captain White (William Holden) outweigh his sea battles as he deals with his role in the death of two shipmates. 

 

Submarine D-1 

1937 

1 hr 38 min 

This adventure-drama depicts the lives of the men who mans our nation's submarines. 

           

Submarine Patrol 

1938 

1 hr 35 min 

A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew. 

Submarine Raider 

1942 

1 hr 04 min 

A Girl On A Sub Plays Desperate Hide-And-Seek With The Japs... To Save PEARL HARBOR! 

      

Submarine Seahawk 

1958 

1 hr 23 min 

For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. 

       

Submarine X-1 

1968 

1 hr 29 min 

After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs. 

       

Submerged (2001) 

2001 

1 hr 35 min 

A moment by moment account of the sinking and rescue of the crew of the submarine USS Squalus which was the first rescue of living crew on a submarine. 

      

The Atomic Submarine 

1959 

1 hr 12 min 

Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate. 

      

The Bedford Incident 

1965 

1 hr 42 min 

Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. 

      

The Enemy Below 

1957 

1 hr 38 min 

During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time 

       

The Flying Missile (aka The Flying Fish) 

1950 

1 hr 31 min 

Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines. 

The Frogmen

1951

1 hr 36 min

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team nicknamed the "Frogmen" must earn the respect of the men in his unit.

The Growler Story

1957

22 min

A training film produced to inspire naval cadets.  This is the true story of CDR Howard Gilmore and the submarine USS Growler.  “Take Her Down”

        

The Hunley 

1999 

2 hr 00 min 

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864 

      

The Hunt For Red October 

1990 

2 hr 14 min 

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? 

      

The Inside Man 

1984 

2 hr 30 min 

Suspicions are on alert when the disappearance of a high-tech laser device used in nuclear submarines is discovered. The situation escalates between two superpowers in neutral Sweden, and an investigator (Dennis Hopper) is hired to find the laser and the culprit. Based on an actual terrifying event... 

The Seawolves

1980

2 hr

The film is based on the book Boarding Party by James Leasor, which itself is based on a real incident which took place in the Second World War. The incident involved the Calcutta Light Horse's covert attack against a German merchant ship which had been transmitting information to U-boats from Mormugao Harbour in neutral Portugal's territory of Goa on 9 March 1943.

        

Torpedo Alley 

1953 

1 hr 24 min 

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes 

        

Torpedo Run 

1958 

1 hr 36 min 

The commander of an American submarine during World War II sets out to destroy the Japanese Aircraft carrier which launched the attack on Pearl Harbour. His wife and child have been captured by the Japanese and they are using them and other prisoners of war as human shields for

Two-Man Submarine 

1944 

1 hr 02 min 

Robert B. Williams is a scientist on an unnamed South Pacific island making penicillin out of jungle mold. Before long an unidentified plane flies over the island and a figure parachutes out and a man washes ashore and is accepted as a crewman from a torpedoed American ship. Later, Williams is murdered and a two-man Japanese submarine (with five or six Germans on board plus the two Japanese crewmen) is lurking offshore... 

      

U-Boat Prisoner 

1944 

1 hr 06 min 

An American sailor is taken prisoner by a Nazi submarine. 

        

Up Periscope 

1959 

1 hr 52 min 

Lieutenant Braden discovers that Sally, the woman he's been falling in love with, has actually been checking out his qualifications to be a U.S. Navy frogman. He must put his personal life behind him after being assigned to be smuggled into a Japanese-held island via submarine to photograph radio codes. 

        

We Dive at Dawn 

1943 

1 hr 38 min 

The crew of HMS submarine Sea Tiger are recalled for a special mission: sink the new German battleship Brandenburg. In route, they learn that their target has entered the heavily defended Baltic; rather than fail, they follow it. Tension builds as they approach their target. 

 

 

 

 

 

"Diesel Boats Forever Tribute" DVD   A 23 minute DVD copy of the presentation made during the USSVI 2007 Alaskan cruise honoring the 149 initial Qualification diesel boats for each of the submariners signed up for the cruise.  Included in this very moving presentation are pictures of the boats, their battle flag and/or ship’s patch, submarine tenders, submarine bases, and some other great pictures and paintings, all with a great naval musical background. 

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