The 50s was a great decade for war movies. With WWII still fresh in people's minds and the easy pickings for villains (everyone hates the Nazis), the studios churned out tons of war movies. A lot of them were crap, but thankfully there were some real gems in the mix. The Enemy Below is one of them. I'd say it is the best submarine movie ever made aside from 1981's Das Boot. The setting is the Atlantic Ocean as the Second World War rages on and Nazi Germany's dreaded U-boats are sinking American ships at an alarming rate. The fate of the war rests in the hands of the Allied sailors as they fight a brutal naval war against Hitler's deadly submarines.
|Filmed aboard real subs and ships and with real bombs going off. Awesome.|
|Robert Mitchum as the smart and determined skipper.|
|Sneaky Nazi bastards...|
|A likable German in a WWII movie? Say it ain't so!|
|This will not end well.|
TL;DR - Riveting, epic battle between Nazis and Americans on the high seas - 9/10