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I'm looking for a movie with over 20 years (probably), that I saw as a child. It is english, in color, probably about submarines and nuclear warheads (in the lines of 'The Hunt For Red October', probably). I don't remember anything else about the movie, except the initial premise.

The movie starts with text on the screen, and it reads:

The 3 most powerful people on the planet are:

  • the US President
  • the Queen of England
  • the Captain of a Nuclear Submarine

What movie is this? I remember I had it in VHS, but my VHS collection is long gone.

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    I think if it is Crimson Tide, the beginning is pretty close to your description. If it is I will add as an answer =) – Gustavo Gabriel Feb 16 '17 at 18:20
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By the text on the screen, I think your movie is Crimson Tide.

Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian Federation, in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. It focuses on a clash of wills between the new executive officer (Denzel Washington) of a U.S. nuclear missile submarine and its seasoned commanding officer (Gene Hackman), arising from conflicting interpretations of an order to launch their missiles.

Here's a screenshot of the beginning of the movie showing a text close to what you described:

Screenshot beginning of the movie

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The movie in question is Crimson Tide (1995). The full movie is available on youtube, and you can see the opening line you describe (the second line is actually "The President of the Russian Republic") in the first 5 seconds of the video:

  • Despite being the first answer, Gustavo posted the answer in the comments even earlier. +1 anyway =) – BlueMoon93 Feb 16 '17 at 18:55

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