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1. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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56 Metascore

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of terrorism and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 188,210 | Gross: $226.01M

2. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 126,662 | Gross: $143.01M

3. The Command (2018)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

6.5
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55 Metascore

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, August Diehl

Votes: 10,795

4. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 167,539 | Gross: $122.01M

5. Criminal (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

Votes: 53,760 | Gross: $14.27M

6. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.4
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73 Metascore

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Votes: 435,482 | Gross: $209.40M

7. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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55 Metascore

James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads, with the help of a K.G.B. Agent, whose lover he killed.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

Votes: 91,257 | Gross: $46.80M

8. The Darkest Hour (2011)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.9
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18 Metascore

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Director: Chris Gorak | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Rachael Taylor

Votes: 55,696 | Gross: $21.43M

9. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 56,527 | Gross: $35.17M

10. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,911

11. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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72 Metascore

A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 16,037

12. The In-Laws (I) (2003)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.7
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46 Metascore

Right before his daughter's wedding, a mild-mannered foot doctor discovers that his future son-in-law's father is a free-wheeling international spy.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Albert Brooks, Michael Douglas, Ryan Reynolds, Lindsay Sloane

Votes: 15,697 | Gross: $20.44M

13. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

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

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,166 | Gross: $11.00M

14. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.9
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40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 12,966 | Gross: $0.49M

15. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,173

16. Gray Lady Down (1978)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty

Votes: 2,590

17. The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Men seeking relief from the Black Death, guided by a boy's vision, dig a tunnel from 14th century England to 20th century New Zealand.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Bruce Lyons, Chris Haywood, Hamish Gough, Marshall Napier

Votes: 3,146 | Gross: $1.33M

18. The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After Colonel Steve Austin fails to retrieve the contents of a safe owned by arms dealer Arlen Findletter, he takes up a friendly offer of a vacation in the Bahamas. There, he runs into ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Alan Oppenheimer, Britt Ekland

Votes: 554

19. Crash Dive (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne, Jay Acovone

Votes: 750

20. Hitman: Contracts (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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In Paris, the wounded Hitman 47 remembers his missions he best remembers.

Stars: David Bateson, Ulle Bjørn Bengtsson, Joost Alexander Van Der Berg, Barbara Bernád

Votes: 2,529

21. Stinger (2005)

R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

1.9
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For nearly two months, the USS Newark, carrying an experimental, top-secret military cargo, has been lost at sea. When the sub is finally discovered sixty miles off the coast of California,... See full summary »

Director: Martin Munthe | Stars: Jordi Almeida, James Cagnard, Casey Clark, Richard Froelich

Votes: 338

22. Assault on the Wayne (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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During the Cold War, enemy agents, posing as U.S. Navy crew, sabotage a nuclear submarine and steal its anti-ballistic missile guidance system.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Lloyd Haynes, Dewey Martin, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 125

23. Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power (2014)

TV-PG | 116 min | Biography

5.8
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Combative, provocative, and searingly blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick and a unique American hero. When few thought it possible, then-Captain Rickover harnessed ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pack | Stars: Joan Allen, Michael Stewart Allen, Joel Briel, Bryan Clark

Votes: 75

24. Depth Charge (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Thriller

4.3
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On his final voyage a commandeer aboard a nuclear submarine is making a shocking bid for world peace. With the help of mercenaries he takes over the sub in order to hold Washington D.C. and the world hostage.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Eric Roberts, Barry Bostwick, Chris Warren

Votes: 395

25. Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)

240 min | War

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Director: Scott Hicks

Votes: 30

26. Thorium, the Far Side of Nuclear Power (2016 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, Animation

7.7
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Ever heard of the Thorium molten salt reactor? That's hardly surprising, as for 70 years, it has been inexplicably kept under wraps by the nuclear industry, despite the fact it could revolutionise energy production.

Director: Myriam Tonelotto | Stars: Gilbert Johnston, Michel Prud'Homme, Friedhelm Ptok

Votes: 49

27. Submarine: Steel Boats, Iron Men (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

7.5
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A nuclear submarine on patrol.

Directors: David Hoffman, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Edward L. Beach, Tom Clancy, Robert Lansing

Votes: 27

28. K-19: Doomsday Submarine (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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The disastrous first combat patrol of the K-19, the Soviet Union's first atomic-powered nuclear missile submarine.

Director: Jane Armstrong | Stars: Herrie ten Cate, Robin Collins, David Karave, John F. Kennedy

Votes: 34

29. First Strike (1979 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary

6.5
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An interesting Cold War film that starts with showing a hypothetical Soviet nuclear first strike scenario leading to a U.S. surrender, followed by a United States Air Force "sales pitch" for more defense spending.

Director: Fleming E. Fuller | Stars: Richard H. Ellis, William R. Graham, Francis P. Hoeber, Edward N. Luttwak

Votes: 22

30. Sluchay v kvadrate '36-80' (1982)

93 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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Russian naval pilots risk death to help stop a American Submarine whose defective reactor threatens a nuclear meltdown.

Director: Mikhail Tumanishvili | Stars: Boris Shcherbakov, Mihai Volontir, Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Vladimir Sedov

Votes: 110

31. Blind Man's Bluff (2001 TV Movie)

93 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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A history of American submarine espionage during the Cold War.

Stars: Roger Mudd, Will Lyman, Christopher Drew, Sherry Sontag

Votes: 13

32. Warship (2001– )

224 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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The evolution of the modern naval warship, from the days of wooden vessels under sail to today's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, submarines, and missile cruisers.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Tim L. Smith

Votes: 41

33. Jeff Rona: Scoring Phantom (2013 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Star: Jeff Rona

34. The Ultimate Guide: Submarines (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Documentary

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This program provides an overview of many aspect of submarine technology including; the various types of submarines, their missions, design considerations, history, operations, training, rescue methods and new design concepts.

Director: Martin Vaughn Cook | Star: Will Lyman

35. Sous-marin (2006– )

Documentary

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36. End of Red October (2010)

TV-G | 44 min | Short

6.5
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At the end of the Cold War the Russian Navy, bereft of funds, abruptly decommissioned 100 nuclear powered submarines leaving behind a massive nuclear waste disposal problem. This program ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Gierstorfer

Votes: 11

37. U.N. Squadron (1989 Video Game)

Action

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Shin Kazama, Mickey Simon, and Greg Gates are mercenary pilots for the organization U.N. Squadron. The country of Aslan has been taken over by a terrorist organization known as Project 4 ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiki Okamoto

Votes: 22

38. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 14 May 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018)

30 min | News

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Stars: Chris Hall, Andy Bonner, Lucy Meacock, Paul Methven

39. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 19 May 2017: Evening Bulletin (2017)

News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Elaine Willcox, Rebecca Youens, Jason Pye

40. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
Episode: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.1
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Jack captures Navarro. Kate finds out her husband was framed for Navarro's crimes. Adrian and Chloe are taken hostage by Cheng Zhi who forces Chloe to fix the Override device and Mark surrenders Jack's locations to the Russians.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Votes: 1,066

41. Batman Beyond (1999–2001)
Episode: Ascension (1999)

Not Rated | 22 min | Adventure, Animation, Action

8.3
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As Derek Powers' medical condition as Blight worsens, he calls his estranged son home for help. However, an enemy hidden in plain sight has other plans for him that eventually involve Batman as well.

Director: Yukio Suzuki | Stars: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Sherman Howard, Cary Elwes

Votes: 242

42. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Cold War (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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The Doctor and Clara find themselves dealing with Cold War tensions when the TARDIS lands aboard a disabled Soviet ballistic submarine. The Doctor isn't the only alien being on board ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Liam Cunningham, David Warner

Votes: 4,089

43. Portillo's Hidden History of Britain (2018)
Episode: Countdown to WW3 (2018)

45 min | Documentary, History

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A top secret Cold War stronghold and a decommissioned Soviet nuclear submarine reveal just how close we came to nuclear armageddon, and the British military's plans if it should come.

Director: Ruairi Fallon | Stars: Michael Portillo, John F. Kennedy

44. Metalocalypse (2006–2013)
Episode: Dethwater (2006)

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

8.1
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Dethklok record an album in a nuclear submarine in the Mariana trench. The government sends down a producer to spy on them.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Tommy Blacha, Brendon Small, Mark Hamill, Victor Brandt

Votes: 168

45. Surface (2005–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

41 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Random underwater encounters raise questions and concerns among scientists, naval officials and civilians.

Directors: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate | Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester

Votes: 168

46. BBC News 8pm Summary (2007– )
Episode: Episode dated 9 April 2015 (2015)

2 min | Short, News

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Star: Riz Lateef

47. The Deep (2010)
Episode: Everything Put Together Falls Apart (2010)

Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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Raymond's message is received by Lowe,giving a full account of the fate of the 'Volos' and proving he knew all about its mission. Om the 'Volos' itself Zubov tries to kill the 'Orpheus' ... See full summary »

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Nigel Whitmey, Dan Li, Orla Brady, Richard Brake

Votes: 50

48. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: More Engineering Disasters (1999)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Rocket engineers pushing the technological envelope expect a crash or two or hundred. But a collapsed roof or burst dam can only be attributed to sloppy engineering.

Stars: Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Frank O. Bravnard, Philip B. Crosby

Votes: 17

49. Doctor Who Online Adventures (2009– )
Episode: Rise of the Sea Devils: Part 1 (2009)

Short, Sci-Fi

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The TARDIS materialises on a nuclear submarine deep in the ocean. The crew is missing, an assault is underway, and the Doctor recognises the invaders.

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Simon Ockenden, Brendan Sheppard, Leanne Sheppard

50. Doctor Who Online Adventures (2009– )
Episode: Rise of the Sea Devils: Part 2 (2009)

Short, Sci-Fi

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The Sea Devils take control of the submarine, intent on using its nuclear weapons in an ongoing war. Can the Doctor stop them from unleashing Armageddon?

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Simon Ockenden, Brendan Sheppard, Leanne Sheppard



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