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A.k.a.
The Boat
Year
1981
Runtime
149 min.
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
8.4
Votes *
173,214
Checks
22,498
Favs
1,942
Dislikes
90
Favs/checks
8.6% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
22:1
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  1. voltesque's avatar

    voltesque

    I think what director Wolfgang Petersen successfully achieved the most was making the audience feel as if they were on the boat themselves. Even just by looking at the actors in a confined space, I felt like I was experiencing claustrophobia. It's not just a war epic, there are moments in the film that moves the audience in a profound way: spoiler, those moments make you empathize the characters even more. Highly recommend others to watch the director's cut, it does the movie justice. 10 years 11 months ago
  2. kathulu's avatar

    kathulu

    i don't understand what people mean by boring - i can't take my eyes away from it! it's incredibly exciting, both in its action sequences and in the quiet moments! the music is so eerie too. 12 years 11 months ago
  3. vishnu's avatar

    vishnu

    saw the director's cut... it was lengthy... but it was EPIC! 12 years 3 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #10 in IMDb's 1980s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #13 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #29 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  4. This movie ranks #64 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #72 in ASC's 100 Milestone Films in Cinematography of the 20th Century
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  6. This movie ranks #72 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #74 in iCheckMovies's 1980s Top 100
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  8. This movie ranks #77 in IMDb's Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #97 in Kinemathekverbund's The 100 Most Important German Films
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  10. This movie ranks #107 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  11. This movie ranks #121 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #223 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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  13. This movie ranks #263 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  14. This movie ranks #440 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  15. This movie ranks #672 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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