Public service note: in the future, when looking for something to watch a “few minutes of” to let your mind unwind before bed, do not choose anything like Crimson Tide. You will end up watching all of said film and finally getting to bed after 1AM.
Also of note, wow. I’ve seen Crimson Tide probably four or five times in my life. I know how it turns out. And yet, there was a part of me that thought this time it might, just might, turn out differently. You know it’s a perfect combination of acting, story and direction when you are convinced the stakes are real and maybe you don’t really know how it will end.