Das Boot S1-2
IMDb rating: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%Watch full episodes now
During the Autumn of 1942, in occupied France, U-612 lies waiting for its maiden voyage, preparing to head into the increasingly brutal warfare with its young crewmen, including the new captain, Klaus Hoffmann. As the 40 young men take on their first mission, they struggle with the cramped and claustrophobic conditions of life underwater. Their personalities are pushed to the limit as tensions rise and loyalties begin to shatter.
A reboot of Wolfgang Petersen’s Oscar-nominated classic 1981 movie, Das Boot was the 92nd best reviewed show of 2019, according to Rotten Tomatoes, where it has an 85% critics rating and the critics’ consensus says, “Das Boot possesses the atmospheric pressure of its cinematic forebear while adding new depth to its compelling ensemble, making for a riveting international production.” Or as The New Statesman put it, “Each episode is like a shot of something very illegal to my arm.”
Among other awards, Das Boot won the Magnolia Award at Shanghai International TV Festival in 2019 for Best Foreign TV Film/Miniseries and Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread) won the Golden Nymph for Best Actress – Drama Series at Monte Carlo TV Festival 2019.