Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby Byron Angel » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:30 am

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby der386 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:43 am

What about "The Sand Pebbles" - great story about a US China gunboat

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby Sunbury2 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:32 am

No one has mentioned "The Battle of the River Plate" a 1956 Movie. The movie is about the hunting of the Admiral Graf Spree. It's strongest point is how the German's are portrayed, they are humans not Nazi's. A US heavy Cruiser plays the Admiral Graf Spree and at least one of the British light cruisers in the film was actually in the battle in 1939.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle ... late_(film)

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby RF » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:10 pm

I'm sure that this film has been mentioned in a great number of threads elsewhere if not here.

It is certainly a good film for the time it was made - it avoids being propagandistic but at the same time it isn't 100% accurate. Also note that the battle scenes and action are exclusively from the Allied viewpoint, to the extent that the seamen prisoners on AGS get more coverage than the German crew.
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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby Byron Angel » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:27 pm

"Nautical-themed movies" -

"Moby Dick" was a great film, although not of a warlike theme.

Has anyone mentioned "Away All Boats"? Old, but another well done work.


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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby Rick Rather » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:49 am

Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" is a lot of fun.

I watch "Tora Tora Tora" at least once a year.

I was an extra for "Hunt for Red October". They filmed several scenes on my ship - USS Gary FFG-51. When the movie came out, I was so relieved they got certain things right. Knowing Hollywood, I really expected the subs to have Nautilus-style prows instead of Albacore hulls.

Although "Red October" & "Crimson Tide" have some Hollywood inaccuracies, I give them credit for really trying their best to do good modern naval adventures.

I wish they'd do a good movie about a modern destroyer. There hasn't been one since "The Bedford Incident".

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby tommy303 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:45 pm

I rather liked Sailor of the King when it came out years ago. If I recall it had Bernard Lee, Michael Rennie and Jeffery Hunter.

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Re: Your favorite nautical-themed movies?

Postby RF » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:59 pm

Yes, that was a good film.
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