Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann
Das boot means “the boat” in English, which is a fitting title for a movie that mostly takes place on board a submarine. The boat in question belongs to the Germans during World War II, and although it is involved in a few dramatic battles, a significant portion of the film depicts the moments in between the fighting, focusing on the sheer boredom of all of the crew aboard the submarine and the relationships between the higher and lower ranks. The result is a well-crafted film that has all the suspense you could want out of a classic war movie without compromising any of the crucial elements of its story for suspense or shock value.