Total Recall: Victory at Sea

Summary

Summer's almost here, and you know what that means -- from now until Labor Day, the Earth will be in near-constant danger of utter destruction every single weekend. At the box office, anyway. This week, we're under attack from a crew of nasty aliens, and only Taylor Kitsch and Rihanna stand between us and certain doom. We're talking about Battleship, of course, and all that aquatic derring-do got us thinking about other movies featuring thrilling peril, men and women of valor, and lots and lots of water. It's time to celebrate some Victory at Sea -- the Total Recall way! Back to Article

Comments

Dave J

Dave J

First "one" listed on the second page is "The "Hunt For ...."

May 17 - 01:56 PM

Randy Blacketer

Randy Blacketer

The Final Countdown was probably a terrible movie, but I remember loving it when I was 15.

May 17 - 02:20 PM

Eric Youngstrom

Eric Youngstrom

Same here, sub-par movie but great concept.. Love the idea of the "What if..." but I too loved it at whatever young age I was at the time.

May 17 - 05:46 PM

Jon Molzan

Jon Molzan

U-571 is a very underrated movie. Bon Jovi is in it, and it is still good. Now that is movie magic.

May 17 - 02:32 PM

Samuel Barilla

Samuel Barilla

No Pirates of the Caribbean? Shame on you...

May 17 - 03:23 PM

Samuel Barilla

Samuel Barilla

No Pirates of the Caribbean? Shame on you...

May 17 - 03:24 PM

Pikes Perk Coffee House

Pikes Perk Coffee House

Where the hell is "Run Silent, Run Deep"?! Frankly, you folks left out several excellent films.

May 17 - 04:00 PM

Andy Womack

Andy Womack

I agree that "Run Silent, Run Deep" is an effective work. The producers of this move put some effort at realism, not common in mid 1950's Hollywood. I saw this movie as a child, probably at a drive-in movie. The scene where a crew member is crushed by a torpedo has remained in my mind ever since.

May 18 - 06:27 PM

Dave J

Dave J

Bismarck

May 17 - 04:03 PM

Bye bye

Steven Bailey

Why would you bring up Hugo?

May 17 - 04:44 PM

Eric Youngstrom

Eric Youngstrom

No "In Harms Way"? 1965 WWII movie.. .John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patrick O'Neil, Carrol O'Connor and Burgess Meredith! Great character driven movie.

May 17 - 05:37 PM

Eric Youngstrom

Eric Youngstrom

Same here, sub-par movie but great concept.. Love the idea of the "What if..." but I too loved it at whatever young age I was at the time.

May 17 - 05:46 PM

Patrick Mullen

Patrick Mullen

There's no battle in Mr. Roberts. Great movie though.

May 17 - 09:04 PM

Facebook User

Facebook User

Seriously? Where the heck is Midway? You can't have a list of naval victory movies without the inclusion of Midway.

May 18 - 04:09 AM

DarkHawke

Darth Hawke

Besides being a stunning and often harrowing look at the reality of naval combat in the early 19th century, I've yet to see a terrestrial movie that gave this Trekkie such a great feel of Star Trek as Master & Commander. Beyond the obvious translation of naval conventions to a ship of the stars, the relationship between Crowe and Bettany's characters perfectly mirrored the Kirk-McCoy dynamic, and really anchored (heh!) the picture. Hornblower had better combat scenes, but M & C really immerses the viewer in that world, as if one was reading the original books.

May 18 - 04:29 AM

Gordon Barnett

Gordon Barnett

Ditto. Great series of novels and I thought a demm'd fine movie.

May 18 - 05:50 AM

Peter G.

Peter Grudin

Do you recall, totally, just where you got the title for your review, a series that, after Das Boot, might be the most remarkable film about naval war? And Richard Rogers wrote music for it that is a treasure in itself.

May 18 - 08:54 AM

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