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1. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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83 Metascore

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.

Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 310,015

2. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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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.

Writer: Chuck Pfarrer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 33,517

3. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.4
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72 Metascore

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.

Writer: Garry Michael White | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

Votes: 10,888

4. Lifeboat (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War

7.8
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Votes: 19,604

5. Blonde (2001 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Patricia Richardson, Patrick Dempsey, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 694

6. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Ernest Gordon, Brian Godawa | Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

Votes: 8,702

7. Morituri (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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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.

Writers: Werner Jörg Lüddecke, Daniel Taradash | Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard

Votes: 2,259

8. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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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.

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Guy Gilpatric, A.I. Bezzerides, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 2,445

9. Lord Jim (1965)

154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,678

10. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Eugene O'Neill, Dudley Nichols | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 2,675

11. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

7.0
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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.

Writers: Jules Furthman, James Kevin McGuinness, Crosbie Garstin | Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,602

12. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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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.

Writers: Eric Ambler, Hammond Innes | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 1,738

13. The Boat Builder (2015)

88 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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An embittered old mariner and an unwanted young orphan form an unlikely bond building a boat.

Writer: Arnold Grossman | Director: Arnold Grossman | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Jane Kaczmarek, David Lascher, Jeffrey Weissman

Votes: 9

14. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Peter Berneis, Tennessee Williams | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 792

15. Tiger Bay (1959)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Writers: Noël Calef, John Hawkesworth, Shelley Smith | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 1,566

16. The Seafarers (1953)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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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.

Writer: Will Chasen | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Don Hollenbeck, Paul Hall

Votes: 1,576

17. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Donald Henderson Clarke, Leo Mittler | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard

Votes: 2,140

18. Between Two Worlds (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Sutton Vane | Director: Edward A. Blatt | Stars: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 1,225

19. One Night (2012)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help.

Writers: Lucas Belvaux, Didier Decoin | Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton, Nicole Garcia, François Feroleto

Votes: 1,012

20. 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: 681

21. Martha (1967)

93 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Henning Bahs, Preben Kaas, Erik Balling | Director: Erik Balling | Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Poul Bundgaard, Morten Grunwald, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 581

22. The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | 82 min | War, Drama

6.2
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A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

Writers: Borden Chase, Earl Baldwin, John Twist, Roy Chanslor, Æneas MacKenzie | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Jane Wyatt, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 203

23. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Wells Root, George Bruce | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

Votes: 162

24. Dark Odyssey (1961)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A young Greek immigrant confronts New York City while searching for the man who raped his sister.

Writers: William Kyriakis, Radley Metzger, James Vlamos | Directors: William Kyriakis, Radley Metzger | Stars: Athan Karras, Jeanne Jerrems, David Hooks, Rosemary Torri

Votes: 27

25. Seven Days Ashore (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.

Writers: Jacques Deval, Edward Verdier, Irving Phillips, Lawrence Kimble | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Marcy McGuire, Dooley Wilson

Votes: 95

26. Dance Hall Racket (1953)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.3
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A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.

Writer: Lenny Bruce | Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: Timothy Farrell, Lenny Bruce, Bernie Jones, Honey Bruce Friedman

Votes: 99

27. Wharf Angel (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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"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

Votes: 17

28. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

8.0
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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 »

Writers: Albert Richard Wetjen, Laurence Stallings, W.L. River, Charles MacArthur | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 454

29. Navy Heroes (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Don Sharp, John Pudney | Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Kieron Moore, Sarah Lawson, Greta Gynt, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 24

30. Sea Raiders (1941)

Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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The Dead End Kids go after a gang known as the Sea Raiders, which is sinking Allied shipping.

Writers: Clarence Upson Young, Paul Huston | Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly

Votes: 40

31. Moonlight and Cactus (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.9
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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 »

Writers: Eugene Conrad, Paul Girard Smith | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews

Votes: 21

32. Rookie Fireman (1950)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

Writers: Harry Fried, Jerry Sackheim | Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Bill Williams, Barton MacLane, Marjorie Reynolds, Gloria Henry

33. Hi'ya, Sailor (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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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 »

Writers: Fanya Foss, Stanley Roberts | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Donald Woods, Elyse Knox, Eddie Quillan, Frank Jenks

Votes: 5

34. U-Boat Prisoner (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, War

4.9
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Writers: Archie Gibbs, Aubrey Wisberg, Malcolm Stuart Boylan | Directors: Lew Landers, Budd Boetticher | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Erik Rolf, John Abbott, John Wengraf

Votes: 14

35. A Ship Is Born (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.6
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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 »

Writer: Owen Crump | Director: Jean Negulesco | Star: Knox Manning

Votes: 11

36. The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships (1994 TV Movie)

57 min | War, Documentary

7.9
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The story of American merchant seamen in World War II.

Director: Maria Brooks

Votes: 9

37. French Leave (1948)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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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 »

Writers: Jameson Brewer, Jack Rubin | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Jackie Coogan, Renee Godfrey, Ralph Sanford

Votes: 5

38. Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

8.1
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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 »

Writers: Ben Hardaway, Milt Schaffer | Director: Dick Lundy | Stars: Jack Teagarden, Lee Sweetland, Hans Conried

Votes: 14

39. Ship of Miracles (2011)

52 min | Documentary

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"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".

Writer: R.J. Mchatton | Director: R.J. Mchatton | Stars: Grace Kim, Luke Kim, R.J. Mchatton

40. Five Years, As We Saw Them (1947)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

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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 »

Directors: Per Jonson, Bredo Lind | Stars: Ola Isene, King Haakon VII, King Olav V, Hartvig Kiran

41. Sea Trial (1983)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Nationally-aired documentary exploring the critical defense roles of the U.S. Navy, American Merchant Marine, and the nation's shipbuilding industry.

Writers: O.J. Hazard, Dugan Rosalini, James Sloan | Director: Dugan Rosalini | Stars: William S. Cohen, James K. Farnham, John Glenn, William E. Haggett