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

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

6.7
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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.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert, Tim Powers | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

2. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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James Bond investigates the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed.

Writers: Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel

3. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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56 Metascore

James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Writer: Bruce Feirstein | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

4. North & South (2004 TV Mini-Series)

235 min | Drama, Romance

9.0
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

5. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

Writers: Alistair MacLean, Carl Foreman | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

6. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Hough, Robert Bolt | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

7. Cutthroat Island (1995)

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

5.6
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A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Writers: Michael Frost Beckner, James Gorman, Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Robert King, Marc Norman | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

8. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Simon Burke | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Alice Krige, Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head

9. Persuasion (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Nick Dear | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave

10. Mansfield Park (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.2
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At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

Writer: Maggie Wadey | Director: Iain B. MacDonald | Stars: Julia Joyce, Douglas Hodge, Maggie O'Neill, Tara Berwin

11. Juggernaut (1974)

PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics, the "Britannic", now in high sea with 1200 passengers. He is asking for a £500,000 ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Plater, Richard Alan Simmons | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

12. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Writer: David Haig | Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

13. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.3
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desedmona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

14. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.

Writers: Talbot Jennings, Jules Furthman, Carey Wilson, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall, Margaret Booth | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

15. To the Ends of the Earth (2005 TV Mini-Series)

267 min | Drama

7.4
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In 1812, young British aristocrat Edmund Talbot travels by ship to Australia, and learns more about himself and about life than he had ever bargained for.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jared Harris, Jamie Sives, Richard McCabe

16. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Writers: Louis O. Coxe, Robert H. Chapman, Herman Melville, Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen | Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

17. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Russell Lewis | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

18. Blackbeard (2006 TV Movie)

170 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.6
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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 »

Writer: Bryce Zabel | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mark Umbers, Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Chastain

19. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.4
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This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Writer: Noel Coward | Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone, Michael Wilding

20. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Writers: Edmund H. North, C.S. Forester | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

21. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Æneas MacKenzie, C.S. Forester | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

22. Mansfield Park (1983 TV Mini-Series)

261 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Impoverished Fanny Price is sent to live with her more affluent uncle and aunt. The arrival of new neighbors brings a chance for romance to Fanny and her cousins.

Stars: Anna Massey, Angela Pleasence, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell

23. Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)

240 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.

Writers: T.R. Bowen, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

24. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Writers: Angela Huth, Keith Dewhurst, David Leland | Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

25. Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Niall Leonard | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise

26. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Writers: Stephen Churchett, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

27. Against All Flags (1952)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Writers: Æneas MacKenzie, Joseph Hoffman | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

28. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.0
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Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Chris Ould | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

29. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

Writer: Alistair MacLean | Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley, Nathalie Delon

30. Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Writers: Mike Cullen, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice

31. Green Dolphin Street (1947)

Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William ... See full summary »

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Elizabeth Goudge | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Richard Hart

32. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

7.9
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Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.

Writers: Dava Sobel, Charles Sturridge | Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jonathan Coy, Christopher Hodsol, Jeremy Irons, Peter Cartwright

33. Above Us the Waves (1955)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

Writers: Charles Esme Thornton Warren, James D. Benson, Robin Estridge | Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

34. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Ben Rostul | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

35. The Spy in Black (1939)

Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War

7.0
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Writers: J. Storer Clouston, Emeric Pressburger, Roland Pertwee | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

36. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Edmund H. North, Frank Tilsley | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

37. Operation Disaster (1950)

97 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Writers: W.E. Fairchild, Kenneth Woollard | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

38. Ghostboat (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A British Sub goes missing at the end of the war leaving only one crew member surviving. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without ... See full summary »

Writers: Neal R. Burger, Guy Burt, George Simpson | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies, Tony Haygarth, Julian Wadham

39. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

40. Persuasion (1971 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | History, Romance

6.5
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Jane Austen's last novel provides the plot for this earlier Granada miniseries. Set in pre-Victorian England, this movie tells the story of Anne Elliot, who now having lost her "bloom" is ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann Firbank, Bryan Marshall, Marian Spencer, Richard Vernon

41. Bloom (I) (2003)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom.

Writer: James Joyce | Director: Sean Walsh | Stars: Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Neilí Conroy

42. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.0
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Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Patrick Harbinson | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

43. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Joan Webster is an ambitious and stubborn middle-class English woman determined to move forward since her childhood. She meets her father in a fancy restaurant to tell him that she will ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

44. Napoleon (2000– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena.

Star: David McCullough

45. The Opium War (1997)

153 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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Historical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. After the burning of 20,000 boxes of... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Hui, Ni Zhen, Sujin Zhu, Fuxian Zong | Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Guoan Bao, Debra Beaumont, Oliver Cotton, Nigel Davenport

46. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

5.0
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Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Hollister Noble, Philip Yordan, Sidney Harmon, Charles O'Neal | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

47. The Bulldog Breed (1960)

97 min | Comedy

6.5
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When he is crossed in love, grocers assistant Norman Puckle joins the Navy, where he is recruited to man the first British rocket.

Writers: Jack Davies, Henry Blyth, Norman Wisdom | Director: Robert Asher | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Ian Hunter, David Lodge, Robert Urquhart

48. The Sea Chase (1955)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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As World War II begins, German freighter captain Karl Ehrlich tries to get his ship back to Germany through a gantlet of Allied warships.

Writers: James Warner Bellah, John Twist, Andrew Geer | Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger

49. Blackout (1940)

80 min | Adventure, Romance

7.1
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies.

Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell, Brock Williams | Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie, Joss Ambler

50. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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A British naval officer has a brief affair with a woman in England and never knows that she bears him a son. 20 years later the boy is on a ship under his command when he is tracking a ... See full summary »

Writers: C.S. Forester, Valentine Davies | Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee