Das Boot
1981
*****
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Cast: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

WW2 films rarely portray Germans as more than robotic evildoers, but Wolfgang Petersen’s riveting thriller shows the German U-boat crew as a group of young men who make a journey from extreme boredom to absolute terror. A sharply directed film with pioneering camerawork.