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The Boat (also know as Das Boot) full movie is released on Feb 10, 1982. Watch The Boat online - the German Drama movie from West Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $11,487,676. The Boat is directed by Wolfgang Petersen and created by Wolfgang Petersen with Jürgen Prochnow and Herbert Grönemeyer.

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so-called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy British shipping. With better escorts of the destroyer class, however, German U-boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of the crew of one such U-Boat, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers and attempted to accomplish impossible missions, all the while attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

As know as:

Das Boot, El barco, A tengeralattjáró, Ubåten, Mukaddes Vazife

Release Date:

Sep 17, 1981

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 21, 2003


West Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom



Stream Service:

Columbia TriStar Home Video, RCA/Columbia, Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Bavaria Film, Twin Bros. Productions, Radiant Film GmbH

Official Site:

Twin Brothers

Gross worldwide:



This is the story of 42 raw recruits caught up in a war they didn't understand, and the Captain who must lead them in their struggle to survive., The other side of the Battle of the Atlantic., 40 000 men were sent out on German U-boats... 30 000 never returned, ...its time has come., On land they dreamed of being heroes. Beneath the sea they pray to be survivors., The Other Side of World War II., Un voyage aux limites de l'enfer. (A journey to the edge of hell.), Eine Reise ans Ende des Verstandes (A journey to the end of sanity), When the hunters become the hunted, Hitler sent out 40,000 men aboard German U-Boats during World War 2. Less than 10,000 returned., Wenn Jäger zu Gejagten werden (When the hunters become the hunted)


Dwight Brown
Das Boot's actors look like they have lived through every sneak attack and painful claustrophobic moment in this film.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 10, 2022
Scott Cain
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This is the finest submarine movie ever made. Although director Wolfgang Petersen emphasizes the claustrophobia of undersea life, his above-surface scenes are powerful as well.
by rottentomatoes, Nov 09, 2021
Bob Thomas
Associated Press
Peterson has captured the teamwork, the claustrophobia and the peril of underwater warfare. He draws compelling performances from the crewmen, many of them quite young.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 29, 2019

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