There are very few movies that I'll stop to watch if I run into them while channel surfing and they're already well underway. But, The Hunt for Red October is definitely one of them. (The Princess Bride is another, FWIW.)i am just finishing up reading tom clancy's 2nd novel: red storm rising, and it made me think of watching the hunt for red october. so i revisited that. man, such a fantastic movie in every respect.