Films directed by
Wolfgang Petersen

Das Boot

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Wolfgang Petersen’s obsessively detailed World War II epic remains one of the most influential war movies and certainly continues to set a gold standard for submarine movies. Even the best of the rest, such as Hunt for Red October, run a distant second. If this all sounds like fanboy blather, well, it is, but it’s still hard to overstate the achievements of this film.

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Poseidon

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The filmmakers behind Poseidon said they didn’t want to do a simple remake of The Poseidon Adventure, that they wanted to do something different. If by “different” they meant that they were disposing of a coherent story line and any characters we could actually care about, then they succeeded beyond all expectations.

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