25 best boat movies ever

Ocean-going movies are often scuppered by high budgets and difficult filming conditions. These boat movies steered through calmer waters

Das Boot (1981)

Das Boot (1981)

The ironically dry title (The Boat, in English) belies the epic wetness of this WWII submarine movie, credited with some of the most claustrophic cinematography ever committed to film. Robert Redford and Paul Newman were considered for the lead role, but plans to bring in an American director and star were ditched in favour of an all-German cast directed by Wolfgang Petersen.