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1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Writers: Patrick O'Brian, Peter Weir, John Collee | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 158,654

2. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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45 Metascore

A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.

Writers: William Nicholson, Michael Hirst | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 51,226

3. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Lederer, Charles Nordhoff, James Norman Hall | Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 10,889

4. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Writers: Nicholas Monsarrat, Eric Ambler | Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 2,856

5. 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

Votes: 5,043

6. 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

Votes: 2,786

7. Lloyd's of London (1936)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Walter Ferris, Curtis Kenyon | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew, Guy Standing

Votes: 648

8. Carry on Jack (1963)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.8
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This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee... See full summary »

Writer: Talbot Rothwell | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Cribbins, Juliet Mills

Votes: 1,285

9. Die Männer der Emden (2012)

180 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

Creator: Axel Ricke | Director: Berengar Pfahl | Stars: Sibel Kekilli, Ken Duken, Felicitas Woll, Sebastian Blomberg

Votes: 196

10. The Navy Lark (1959)

82 min | Comedy

6.7
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Film version of a popular BBC radio show about the incompetent crew of a Royal Navy ship.

Writers: Lawrie Wyman, Sid Colin | Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Cecil Parker, Ronald Shiner, Leslie Phillips, Elvi Hale

Votes: 56

11. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.6
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When the details of a secret torpedo are destroyed by an incompetent seaman, the crew of the ship rally round, when the Admiral needs the plans to show to a visiting scientist.

Writers: Earle Couttie, Alan Hackney, Vivian Cox | Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 184

12. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

8.4
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The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 54

13. Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery (2007– )

54 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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This documentary tells the real story of the life & times of Captain James Cook; the greatest explorer in history who discovered Australia & New Zealand. His 3 great voyages of discovery ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Young, Bridget Bezanson, Vanessa Collingridge, Huw Lewis-Jones

Votes: 49

14. Western Approaches (1944)

83 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.9
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A wartime documentary, made under the auspices of the Crown Film Unit, made as a tribute to the Merchant Navy. During WWII they kept the lifeline to America and the Commonwealth open so ... See full summary »

Writer: Pat Jackson | Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Eric Fullerton, Duncan MacKenzie, W. Kerr, Eric Baskeyfield

Votes: 42

15. The Mutiny of the Bounty (1916)

55 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Writers: Raymond Longford, Lottie Lyell | Director: Raymond Longford | Stars: Gwil Adams, Mere Amohau, Harry Beaumont, Reginald Collins

Votes: 20

16. Just Nuisance the Movie

100 min | Action, Adventure, Family | Announced

Based on a true story, Just Nuisance is a hilarious, happily-ever-after misadventure of the only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy. A gigantic Great Dane, who bumbled his way into the ... See full summary »

Stars: DeVille Vannik, Rocco Ancarola, Alistair McKenzie

17. The Good and the Bad: Memories of a Merchant Seaman (2008)

19 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Joe Deacon went to sea, aged only 14 in 1942. Now nearly 80, he vividly looks back at his wartime experiences.

Director: Richard Manning