The Navy’s elite SEAL or Sea, Air, and Land Forces squad is made up of the best of the best. In order to provide the public with an insight as to what the Navy SEALs is all about, the U.S. Navy had agreed to serve as technical advisors for several of Hollywood’s films. This opportunity can also increase recruitment from the general public. Several former Navy SEALs had mentioned in their biographies that these movies inspired them to join the SEAL teams.

The following are some of the films in Hollywood that best describe the U.S. Navy SEALs’ intense training and how of they operate in some of the missions.

The top Hollywood film to depict the U.S. Navy SEALs in action is the movie, “The Frogmen.” The movie shows how a special ops team had done their part during World War II through reconnaissance duties, clearing the enemy’s underwater obstacles, offensive underwater attacks on enemy ships, and advance landings on enemy territory. This is the first such movie about scuba diving. The Underwater Demolition Teams or UDT then became what is now the U.S. Navy SEALs. The title is taken from the nickname of the Underwater Demolition Teams, “frogmen.”

“Tears of the Sun” is second on our list. This movie was set in a fictional Nigerian civil war where a team of Navy SEALs is forced to make a decision whether to ignore the conflict around and stick with the plan or follow what they believe is right and protect the innocent lives.

Another movie called “G.I. Jane” shows the intense training of the U.S. Navy Combined Reconnaissance Team or CRT. The training is very similar to the U.S. Navy SEAL BUD/S training course. The female protagonist hand picked by a female senator as part of a series of tests to determine whether women will be integrated into the U.S. Navy is thrown into the grueling training course of the CRT. She gets the same treatment as the men and proves that she has what it takes to be a member of the CRT in the training course and in live combat where she excelled in her leadership and strategic skills and gained the team’s trust.

Fourth on our list is the movie “The Rock.” This film shows how the U.S. Navy SEALs operates in a covert ops mission, in this case, breaking into Alcatraz Island where a group of tourists are held hostage.

The fifth movie on our list is the “Navy SEALs.” This one shows the camaraderie of the members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs and their unique abilities that make them the best of the best.

James Kara Murat