1981: Das Boot


Bavaria Film

– Director: Wolfgang Petersen

– Stacker score: 88

– Metascore: 86

– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 149 minutes

This sprawling World War II drama takes viewers deep below the ocean’s surface, chronicling the exploits of a German U-boat crew. Mundane daily rituals are punctuated by occasional action sequences within a claustrophobic atmosphere. It’s all based on a non-fiction book of the same name by former U-96 submarine crew member Lothar-Günther Buchheim.