Das Boot

Originally filmed as a 5-part miniseries for German TV, Das Boot follows a single mission of the German U-boat submarine, U-96 and its crew. Playing out almost entire within the under water confines of the U-boat, Das Boot submerges viewers into the cramped, uncomfortable, horrifically claustrophobic world of a WWII submarine. To maximize the effects, the film was shot sequentially (a rare filmmaking move), over the course of two years, so that the actors’ hair and beard growth and signs of strain would be more accurately portrayed. After watching this, you’ll never want to go under water again.