Where to Watch "Submarine"


Directed by

Richard Ayoade

Lila Sommers
Lila Sommers
· 4 min read

Who's in it?

Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts

Yasmin Paige

Yasmin Paige

Sally Hawkins

Sally Hawkins

Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor

Paddy Considine

Paddy Considine

Steffan Rhodri

Steffan Rhodri

Darren Evans

Darren Evans

Osian Cai Dulais

Lily McCann

Otis Lloyd

"Submarine" is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film released in 2010, which offers a poignant and humorous look into the life of a teenage boy navigating family issues and first love. Directed by Richard Ayoade, the film is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne.


Set in Swansea, the story revolves around 15-year-old Oliver Tate, an introspective teenager who has two primary concerns: to lose his virginity before his next birthday and to extinguish the flame between his mother and her ex-lover, who has moved in next door.

As Oliver tries to navigate these challenges, he also grapples with the deteriorating relationship between his parents and the potential end of his own budding romance.

Significance, Themes, and Why You Should Watch:

"Submarine" delves deep into the complexities of adolescence, family dynamics, and the pains of growing up. With its unique blend of humor and melancholy, the film captures the essence of teenage angst and the journey of self-discovery.

The film's themes of love, betrayal, and reconciliation make it a relatable watch for audiences of all ages. Its distinct visual style and soundtrack, composed by Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys, further enhance its appeal.

Where to Stream

United States (US):

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Australia (AU):

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United Kingdom (GB):

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Germany (DE):

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Spain (ES):

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France (FR):

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Canada (CA):

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Production Details:

  • Director: Richard Ayoade, known for his comedic roles and directorial ventures.
  • Producers: Andy Stebbing, Mark Herbert, and Mary Burke.
  • Screenplay: Adapted by Richard Ayoade from Joe Dunthorne's novel.
  • Filming Locations: The movie was primarily shot in Wales, capturing the picturesque landscapes and the moody atmosphere of the Welsh coast.
  • Budget and Box Office Performance: While the exact budget isn't widely publicized, "Submarine" was a modestly budgeted film that received critical acclaim, making it a success in terms of its reception.

Reception and Awards:

  • Critical Reception: Critics lauded the film for its wit, charm, and Ayoade's distinct directorial style. The performances, especially those of the young leads, were also widely praised.
  • Audience Reception: Viewers appreciated the film's unique take on the coming-of-age genre, its humor, and its emotional depth.
  • Awards and Nominations: "Submarine" received numerous nominations and won several awards, including the BAFTA Cymru Award for Best Feature/Television Film.

Trivia and Fun Facts:

  1. Director's Debut: "Submarine" marked Richard Ayoade's directorial debut, showcasing his potential as a filmmaker.
  2. Soundtrack: Alex Turner, the frontman of Arctic Monkeys, composed original songs for the film, which added a unique touch to the movie's atmosphere.
  3. Novel Inspiration: Joe Dunthorne's novel, on which the film is based, was his debut work, drawing from his own experiences growing up in Swansea.
  4. Distinct Style: The film is known for its distinct visual style, with many scenes reminiscent of French New Wave cinema.
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