Best sea/air/sub/etc movies


#1

Someone on here posted a piece of movie about tugs in ww2 with lauren Bacall or somebody. It was a neat thing to do and i ended up watching it. I think it was a better movie than the “10 best sea movies” I saw posted on some place the other day… along with the “ten best airplane movies” and some other stuff.
It is after all, just someones opinion and oft times rated via some revenue stream or advertising opportunity etc. If you want to know the best 10 sea faring movies it’d make sense to ask a bunch of older professional mariners dont’cha think? probably the retired ones since the active ones seldom see a movie!!


#2

I’m pretty sure this is the tug movie (which is really a documentary, not a movie):

http://www.maydaytugsofwar.com/


#3

My favorite sub movie was “Run Silent, Run Deep” with Burt Lancaster and Clark Gable.


#4

The rescue subs you reference above is great, The movie I was thinking of was “The Key”.
Thanks.


#5

Das Boot
The best sub movie ever! You have to look at the director’s cut.

Martha
Cult classic from Denmark.


#6

Similar threads have been started. . . . curious to see the Disney film about the T-2 rescue. . . “The Finest Hours”, I believe. . . however from what I see of the previews, they really missed the mark on how a T-2 engine room is set up. . . I know only a few of us curmudgeons will notice. . . .but even if it were a normal steam ship, that operating console. . . .and it looks like a cross compound turbine. . .not the kind fitted on a T-2. . . details, I know. . . I did enjoy Captain Phillips not so much for the story, but for one of the most realistic depictions of life onboard in most films. . . also enjoyed The Decks Ran Red. . . kind of a goofy film, but shot entirely onboard a Liberty. . obviously Matson had a hand in the production. . . Morituri is another pretty good film. . . with Marlon Brando and Yul Brenner. . .just seeing that Doxford operating is worth the time spent watching the movie, oh, and with Wally Cox as a heroin junkie. . . The Long Voyage Home, with John Wayne. . . and of course Action on the North Atlantic, required viewing for every KP Plebe, and hope that it still is. . . Just a start. . .


#7

When I went to the movies earlier I saw a poster up for a movie called “The Finest Hours” it was an old school CG rescue boat next to a cracked open tanker with men coming down a lifeline. The CG boat had Chatham on it. I read the book about this but it’s been some years. All I can remember is a CG boat going out in a bad storm to rescue the crew off of a tanker named the Pendleton and how brave they were. Maybe someone else remembers the book better.

I’ll be looking forward to seeing it.


#8

Here is a preview, I hope to see it.


#9

I saw the preview this summer. Looking forward to it.

But first, the new Star Wars.


#10

Favorite all time, Down Periscope… :'D


#11

Hunt For Red October
"One ping & one ping only."


#12

Mister Roberts
"Captain it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard"


#13

[I]Lifeboat[/I].

[I]The Long Voyage Home[/I]'s real stars are Edmund O’Brien, Barry Ftzgerald and Ward Bond, who should have won an Oscar for his gut-wrenching performance. It’s on Youtube.


#14

The Sea Chase, John Wayne as a Nazi hating German captain. . .


#15

Tried looking it up myself, can’t find the name.
I remember seeing a good movie about salvage tugs home ported in spain. The main characters are a capt, and a chief mate that starts out filling a deck billet. They both have eyes on the same woman, but much to the capt chagrin the woman goes for the younger guy. Anyone know what movie this is?


#16

[QUOTE=Ctony;174395]Tried looking it up myself, can’t find the name.
I remember seeing a good movie about salvage tugs home ported in spain. The main characters are a capt, and a chief mate that starts out filling a deck billet. They both have eyes on the same woman, but much to the capt chagrin the woman goes for the younger guy. Anyone know what movie this is?[/QUOTE]

That sounds too true: like art imitating life!


#17

A movie about the Foundation Franklin’s adventures would be awesome.


#18

[QUOTE=Ctony;174395]Tried looking it up myself, can’t find the name.
I remember seeing a good movie about salvage tugs home ported in spain. The main characters are a capt, and a chief mate that starts out filling a deck billet. They both have eyes on the same woman, but much to the capt chagrin the woman goes for the younger guy. Anyone know what movie this is?[/QUOTE]

Hmm, the one I am thinking of is The Key. . . With William Holden and Sophia Loren. . . . and Trevor Howard. . .filmed in 1958. . . some good stuff with the old steam tugs. Don’t believe that they were based in Spain, though. I do recall that they were tasked with recovering ships that survived attacks during the Battle of the Atlantic. Bit of a corny plot line, but hell, I liked it. I even have the DVD. . . A bit more to the plot than both going for the same girl. . . she comes with the apartment . . . and “The Key”. . .


#19

[QUOTE=cmakin;174404]Hmm, the one I am thinking of is The Key. . . With William Holden and Sophia Loren. . . . and Trevor Howard. . .filmed in 1958. . . some good stuff with the old steam tugs. Don’t believe that they were based in Spain, though. I do recall that they were tasked with recovering ships that survived attacks during the Battle of the Atlantic. Bit of a corny plot line, but hell, I liked it. I even have the DVD. . . A bit more to the plot than both going for the same girl. . . she comes with the apartment . . . and “The Key”. . .[/QUOTE]

That must be based upon the Jan de Hatog novel, A DISTANT SHORE, which was set in England or Wales. What is not to adore about a Sophia Loren movie?


#20

[QUOTE=tugsailor;174408]That must be based upon the Jan de Hatog novel, A DISTANT SHORE, which was set in England or Wales. What is not to adore about a Sophia Loren movie?[/QUOTE]

It is based on the de Hatog novel. . . and yes. . .what is not to adore about Sophia, indeed. . .