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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
22,158
Favs
1,907
Dislikes
88
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. 9 years 6 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. 11 years 6 months ago
  3. vishnu's avatar

    vishnu

    saw the director's cut... it was lengthy... but it was EPIC! 10 years 10 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 #12 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 FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  6. This movie ranks #78 in IMDb's Top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #97 in Kinemathekverbund's The 100 Most Important German Films
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  8. This movie ranks #107 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #121 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  10. This movie ranks #263 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  11. This movie ranks #440 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  12. This movie ranks #672 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  13. This movie ranks #953 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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