Most Popular "Merchant Marine" Titles
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1. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
2. Hard Target (1993)
R | 97 min | Action, Thriller
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.
3. Scarecrow (1973)
R | 112 min | Drama
Max, an ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by Lion, a homeless ex-sailor, and they partner up as they head east together.
4. Lifeboat (1944)
Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.
6. To End All Wars (2001)
R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War
A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »
7. Morituri (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.
8. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Approved | 126 min | Drama, War
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
9. Lord Jim (1965)
154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
10. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War
Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie. The men smuggle drink and women aboard, fight with each other, spy on ... See full summary »
11. China Seas (1935)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.
12. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.
14. The Glass Menagerie (1950)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
This first movie version of the Tennessee Williams play about a faded, aging Southern belle, her shy, crippled daughter and her "selfish dreamer" of a son more or less sticks to the ... See full summary »
15. Tiger Bay (1959)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.
16. The Seafarers (1953)
Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short
Stanley Kubrick's first film made in color, lost for over forty years. The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union.
17. The Ghost Ship (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »
18. Between Two Worlds (1944)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
20. Lloyd's of London (1936)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
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 »
21. Martha (1967)
93 min | Comedy, Family
A great cult comedy that was probably ahead of its time. A beloved movie among danish sailors. Martha is a very old and very rusty freight steamer, sailing in the Mediterranean, almost ... See full summary »
22. The Navy Comes Through (1942)
Approved | 82 min | War, Drama
A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.
23. Salute to the Marines (1943)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »
24. Dark Odyssey (1961)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young Greek immigrant confronts New York City while searching for the man who raped his sister.
25. Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
26. Dance Hall Racket (1953)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.
27. Wharf Angel (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance
"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of the 'Barbary Coast' in San Francisco is the toughest of all saloons that can be found, and that is where "Turk", a stoker on a... See full summary »
Writers: Frederick Schlick, Samuel Hoffenstein, Frank Partos, Stephen Morehouse Avery | Directors: William Cameron Menzies, George Somnes | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Dorothy Dell, Preston Foster, Alison Skipworth
28. Way for a Sailor (1930)
Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama
Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »
29. Navy Heroes (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, History, Romance
The title is derived from the flag of England's Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdovey, Wales: Mike Merriworth, a Merchant Navy hero of the Korean War returns to England after three years of... See full summary »
30. Sea Raiders (1941)
Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The Dead End Kids go after a gang known as the Sea Raiders, which is sinking Allied shipping.
31. Moonlight and Cactus (1944)
Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Western
Petty Officer Tom Garrison (Tom Seidel)of the Merchant Marines returns on shore leave to his cattle ranch, and brings with him shipmates "Stubby" (Eddie Quillan),"Slugger" (Murray Alper),"... See full summary »
32. Rookie Fireman (1950)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance
Merchant seaman Joe Blake, in love with Peggy Walters, takes the job of a rookie fireman in a big city department. His commander is strict-disciplinarian Fire Captain Jess Henshaw. Margie ... See full summary »
33. Hi'ya, Sailor (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music
Bob Jackson and his three Merchant Marine shipmates have each invested $50 in a song Bob has written and which he thinks will be published for a fee of $200. In a taxicab driven by Pat ... See full summary »
35. A Ship Is Born (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War
This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning, during World War Two, of the USA supply line to Victory ... See full summary »
37. French Leave (1948)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance
Merchant seaman Skitch Kilroy (Jackie Cooper) and "Pappy" Reagan (Jackie Coogan)arrive in Marseilles, eager to resume their combative rivalry for Mimi. But they are ordered by their skipper... See full summary »
38. Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short
This Swing Symphony cartoon from Walter Lantz features the sweet trombone playing (for Jackson)of Jack Teagarden and baritone Lee Sweetland as the speaking and singing voice of Jackson, the... See full summary »
39. Ship of Miracles (2011)
52 min | Documentary
"Ship of Miracles" is the inspiring true story of a handful of American merchant seamen who saved 14,000 people on a single boat voyage. This the 'Greatest Sea Rescue in the History of Mankind".
40. Five Years, As We Saw Them (1947)
82 min | Documentary, History, War
Film om Norges og nordmenns innsats utenfor Norge i årene 1940-45. Kronprins Olavs introduksjon. Invasjonen i Norge. Handelsflåten på alle hav. Den norske brigade settes opp i Scottland. ... See full summary »
41. Sea Trial (1983)
34 min | Documentary, Short
Nationally-aired documentary exploring the critical defense roles of the U.S. Navy, American Merchant Marine, and the nation's shipbuilding industry.