Films that Feature the Royal Navy and the United States Navy

Not necessarily together.
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Last updated: June 10, 2023
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Story of a RN corvette from its commissioning to its destruction. WWII. (1953).
The Cruel Sea
Commando frogmen are hell bent on sinking the battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord. WWII. (1955).
Above Us the Waves
High drama aboard a USN destroyer-minesweeper. Suspected theft of strawberries by galley staff by the captain. Typhoon. 'Mutiny'. Court-martial proceedings. Everyone learns a lesson at the end. WWII (1954).
The Caine Mutiny
The pursuit, persecution and destruction of a big warship named for the Iron Chancellor. WWII. (1960).
Sink the Bismarck!
A British sailor, his ship sunk, survives to then escape his captors and find refuge on a small, desolate island. The German ship has been damaged in its engagement with the sailor's ship and moves to the shelter of the island to effect repairs. The sailor uses a procured rifle to delay the repairs. WWI. (1935).
Brown on Resolution (US - Born for Glory) (UK retitled - Forever England)
Espionage in the Arctic aboard a USN nuclear submarine. Cold War. (1968).
Ice Station Zebra
"The day that lives in infamy." The 1970 film, please. NOT the 2001 film.
Tora! Tora! Tora!
A USN officer, second-in-command on a cargo ship, craves for experience in combat before the war slips from his fingers. Martinet captain will not endorse his transfer requests. Crew intervene surreptitiously and the officer gets his wish with KIA honours. WWII. (1955).
Mister Roberts
A battle-damaged German 'pocket' battleship takes refuge in a neutral port with the wolves awaiting and snapping for blood in international waters nearby. WWII. (1956).
The Battle of the River Plate (The Pursuit of the Graf Spee)
Film about the 'turning point' battle of the War in the Pacific. WWII. (1976).
Midway (UK - The Battle of Midway)
A USN destroyer-escort has a to-the-death run in with a U-boat. Mutually destructive engagement ensues. Glory and honour on both sides. WWII. (1957).
The Enemy Below
Film begins at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Follows the career of a heavy cruiser captain, his promotion to vice admiral and his planning of a major operation to take an island to be used as an air force base. His second-in-command is a loose cannon. After raping a nurse, he 'redeems' himself by an unauthorised reconnaissance flight that reveals that a large Japanese force is on its way to cause mischief. He is killed.
In Harm's Way
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