Top Pirate Movies

by duggerjustin1991 | created - 12 Nov 2012 | updated - 12 Nov 2012 | Public

The top 45 pirate movies worth watching! not in order!

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1. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 22,806 | Gross: $10.02M

2. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 198,226 | Gross: $61.50M

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 899,991 | Gross: $305.41M

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 575,907 | Gross: $423.32M

5. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 521,902 | Gross: $309.42M

6. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 416,411 | Gross: $241.07M

7. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure

6.1
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Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,044

8. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,934 | Gross: $2.54M

9. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 5,465

10. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: Andrea Bianchi, John Hough, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 904

11. Treasure Island (2012 TV Movie)

87 min | Adventure

6.3
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Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Barron | Stars: Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Rupert Penry-Jones, Daniel Mays

Votes: 5,307

12. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.

Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane | Stars: Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 17,649 | Gross: $33.61M

13. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 81,752 | Gross: $38.18M

14. Blackbeard (2006– )

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.7
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In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 1,096

15. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 199,691 | Gross: $119.65M

16. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

5.1
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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Votes: 3,565

17. Yellowbeard (1983)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Yellowbeard, a pirate's pirate, is allowed to escape from prison to lead the authorities to his treasure. He finds that his wife neglected to tell him that he now has a son, 20, and shame ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong

Votes: 6,437 | Gross: $4.30M

18. The Black Pirate (1926)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Action

7.2
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Seeking revenge, an athletic young man joins the pirate band responsible for his father's death.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Tempe Pigott, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,402

19. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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48 Metascore

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Directors: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson | Stars: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 40,591 | Gross: $26.48M

20. Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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Sinbad and his shipmates aid a young prince, who must battle an evil wizard to gain the hand of a beautiful princess.

Directors: Enzo G. Castellari, Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, John Steiner, Roland Wybenga, Ennio Girolami

Votes: 1,154

21. Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.3
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In medieval Persia, during the rule of Caliph Harun-Al-Rashid, Sinbad the Sailor boasts about his latest adventures to his friends.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 1,512

22. The Sea Hawk (1924)

Passed | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A wrongly convicted English gentleman goes from galley slave to pirate captain.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Milton Sills, Enid Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery

Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.78M

23. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 7,679

24. Anne of the Indies (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 902

25. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.

Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

Votes: 1,858

26. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 3,262

27. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 1,818

28. CrossBones (2005 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.4
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A group taping a reality TV show accidentally resurrects a cursed pirate who is after his treasure.

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Joseph Marino, Mayra Soto, Hardy-Ames Hill, Jessie Camacho

Votes: 489

Kinda stupid!

29. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 10,753

30. Captain Blood (1960)

111 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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The young King Louis XIII is dominated by his mother Marie de Medici and her favorite Concino Concini . Francois de Capestang, a faithful knight falls for the daughter of the Duke of Angouleme that conspires against the Crown by his side.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli, Pierrette Bruno

Votes: 506

31. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 4,833

32. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell

Votes: 1,175

33. Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | 121 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs

Votes: 6,685 | Gross: $1.64M

34. Blackie the Pirate (1971)

99 min | Comedy, Action, Adventure

5.5
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Rivaling Pirates and Spanish gold are the ingredients for this story. Blackie the pirate is the one who first hears from this shipment of gold when he encounters "Don" Pedro. He thinks of a... See full summary »

Director: Lorenzo Gicca Palli | Stars: Terence Hill, Silvia Monti, George Martin, Diana Lorys

Votes: 1,369

35. The Island (1980)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 3,201 | Gross: $15.72M

36. Neverland (2011– )

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Charlotte Atkinson, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe

Votes: 9,142

37. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

7.4
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Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 679 | Gross: $0.29M

38. Peter Pan (1960 TV Special)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Mary Martin, Cyril Ritchard, Lynn Fontanne, Maureen Bailey

Votes: 1,708

39. Peter Pan (2000 TV Special)

Not Rated | 105 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.3
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The fabled children's story show from Broadway produced for television.

Directors: Glenn Casale, Gary Halvorson | Stars: Barbara McCulloh, Sam Zeller, Elisa Sagardia, Barry Cavanagh

Votes: 485

40. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 100,677 | Gross: $87.40M

41. Return to Never Land (2002)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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49 Metascore

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook | Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 14,973 | Gross: $48.43M

42. Peter Pan (2003)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 58,105 | Gross: $48.46M

43. Nate and Hayes (1983)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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A swashbuckling adventure which takes place in the mid-1800's on the South Pacific islands where bloody raids and battles were once the rule of the day.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps, Jenny Seagrove

Votes: 1,657 | Gross: $1.96M

44. Jack Holborn (1982)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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Jack Holborn is 13-year-old orphan in the 1800's that wants to get a job on a sailship to avoid foster homes. He is hired by Captain Sharingham, and they set sail. Jack was found on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick Bach, Matthias Habich, Andreas Mannkopff, Monte Markham

Votes: 311

45. Swashbuckler (1976)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,282