Crimson Tide

Yes, it’s a Hollywood submarine drama but Crimson Tide is deeper than most in the genre. 

Not as claustrophobic as the unmatched Das Boot; but as a study of two big personalities (and big stars) clashing, it’s a pressure cooker in its own right. 

Denzel Washington’s analytical, cautious Executive Officer is slapped down by Gene Hackman’s boorish and impulsive Captain – dividing the crew’s loyalties, in obvious and less obvious ways. 

A good yarn, well told.

Crimson Tide [DVD 1995]
And here’s the classic 

Das Boot (Director’s Cut) [DVD 1998]

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