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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.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 167,892 | Gross: $93.93M

2. Life (2009 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.2
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allen, Michael Pitts

Votes: 23,395

3. The Sea Wolves (1980)

PG | 120 min | Action, History, War

6.3
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A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard

Votes: 2,910

4. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.8
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This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 9,014

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.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,368

6. 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.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,014

7. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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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.

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

Votes: 1,301

8. Goldeneye (1989 TV Movie)

105 min | Biography

6.6
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Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

Director: Don Boyd | Stars: Charles Dance, Phyllis Logan, Patrick Ryecart, Marsha Fitzalan

Votes: 317

9. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A true WW2 story: the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

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

Votes: 3,005

10. Against All Flags (1952)

83 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: 1,607

11. Operation Disaster (1950)

102 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?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, James Hayter

Votes: 471

12. 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.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw, Marius Goring

Votes: 1,212

13. Hell Boats (1970)

PG-13 | 95 min | War, Drama

5.1
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An American commander, serving under the British Royal Navy in 1942, is assigned to blockade the island of Malta and told to formulate a plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Reuven Bar-Yotam

Votes: 200

14. 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.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 868

15. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | War, Drama, Action

6.5
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,134

16. Ghostboat (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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 »

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: David Jason, Ian Puleston-Davies, Tony Haygarth, Julian Wadham

Votes: 360

17. The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson, Edwin Richfield

Votes: 85

18. Malta Story (1953)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow

Votes: 1,041

19. The Silent Enemy (1958)

112 min | Action, Biography, History

6.5
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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, ... See full summary »

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Dawn Addams, Michael Craig, John Clements

Votes: 366

20. Remembrance (1982)

117 min | Drama

6.3
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A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Roger Adamson, John Altman, Dawn Archibald, Sean Arnold

Votes: 51

21. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 701

22. Battle Hell (1957)

113 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

Votes: 361

23. Glory at Sea (1952)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.3
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The captain of a old destroyer in 1940 struggles with his crew as well as the Nazis.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough, Sonny Tufts, James Donald

Votes: 318

24. The Navy Lark (1959)

82 min | Comedy

6.9
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Film version of a popular BBC radio show about the incompetent crew of a Royal Navy ship.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Cecil Parker, Ronald Shiner, Leslie Phillips, Elvi Hale

Votes: 58

25. Siluri umani (1954)

87 min | War

7.1
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Directors: Antonio Leonviola, Marc-Antonio Bragadin, Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Paolo Bergamaschi, Nerio Bernardi, Andrea Checchi, Franco Chianese

Votes: 33

26. Battle of the Atlantic (2002 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History, War

8.0
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The story of the World War II effort by Nazi Germany to disrupt Allied shipping with U-boat attacks and the Allied efforts to prevent it.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Bill Paterson

Votes: 94

27. U47 - Kapitänleutnant Prien (1958)

87 min | Drama, War

6.2
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In 1939 German U-boat captain Günther Prien receives orders to infiltrate the British Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sink British warships.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Dieter Eppler, Sabine Sesselmann, Joachim Fuchsberger, Harald Juhnke

Votes: 97

28. A King's Story (1965)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Booth | Stars: Duke of Windsor, Duchess of Windsor, Orson Welles, Carleton Hobbs

Votes: 24

29. Watch Your Stern (1960)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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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.

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims

Votes: 191

30. Lions Among Men (2011)

22 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.5
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After masking her identity as a woman and joining the British Royal Navy in 1808, Victoria finds herself shipwrecked on an unknown island with the Lieutenant who betrayed her, the slave ... See full summary »

Director: Traci Hays | Stars: Johanna Watts, Dayo Okeniyi, Crispian Belfrage, Jonah Priour

Votes: 20

31. 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: Greg Kriek, DeVille Vannik, Rocco Ancarola

32. Sink the Bismarck (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

8.9
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Detailed and fascinating documentary telling the history of the famous German battleship of World War II. The urgent British hunt and the German ship's efforts to escape are described ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Kirk | Stars: John Hillerman, Willie Armstrong, Paul Beaver, George Bell

Votes: 47

33. Sailor (1976– )

300 min | Documentary

8.8
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In 1976 BBC camera crews were invited on board Britain's best-loved warship, the aircraft carrier Ark Royal... See full synopsis »

Votes: 9

34. Hell Raiders of the Deep (1953)

93 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Director: Duilio Coletti | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Pierre Cressoy, Carlo Bellini, Tino Carraro

Votes: 20

35. Three Cockeyed Sailors (1940)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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Three British sailors find they've accidentally strayed on board a Nazi ship during WWII. They then proceed to take it over and requisition it for the Royal Navy.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Claude Hulbert, Carla Lehmann, Michael Wilding

Votes: 48

36. Men Like These (1932)

63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A British submarine on patrol is accidentally rammed by a merchant ship, that tears a big hole in in sub. It sinks and the trapped men are doomed, unless a diving-lung, recently added to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Summers | Stars: John Batten, Sydney Seaward, James Enstone, Syd Crossley

Votes: 5

37. Warship (2001– )

224 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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The evolution of the modern naval warship, from the days of wooden vessels under sail to today's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, submarines, and missile cruisers.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Tim L. Smith

Votes: 40

38. Sea of Fire (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The story of the HMS Coventry, which was bombed during the Falklands conflict and sunk in a mere 20 minutes. On 2nd April 1982 Argentinean troops invaded the Falkland Islands. The HMS ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Duncan | Stars: David Bark-Jones, Steve Chaplin, Robert Lowe, Alan Medcroft

Votes: 7

39. Blood Wake (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.1
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This vehicular combat game is set in an alternate reality somewhere in Southeast Asia. The player is a former naval officer, who joins a pirate gang to find a way to stop his traitorous brother, a power-hungry admiral who plans a coup.

Stars: Sean Donnellsen, Adam Harrington, Scott McDonald, Abigail Revasch

Votes: 10

40. History's Raiders: Target St. Nazaire (2001 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, History, War

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Documentary tells the story of the Royal Navy and Army's commando attack on the French coastal town of St. Nazaire. The successful raid destroyed the port's dry docks and repair facilities,... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Martin | Star: Stan Bernard

41. The Adventures of Peter Simple (1957– )

25 min | Drama, Family

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Stars: Thomas Heathcote, Timothy Bateson, Terry Baker, Peter Diamond

42. This Little Ship (1953)

11 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.0
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The sacrifice of HMS Plym in the first British atomic bomb test.

Directors: Adrian Cooper, Ron Osborn | Star: Jack Hawkins

Votes: 5

43. Codigo SUE (2008 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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The aircraft carrier "HMS Invincible" was really reached by the Argentine ballistic missiles? How did Argentine get the Exocet missiles? Direct testimonies, unpublished imagine and documents never revealed.

Director: Juan Pablo Roubio

44. Operation Algeciras (2004)

87 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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Director: Jesús Mora | Star: Abel Folk

Votes: 25

45. Adelborsten (2014 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

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'Navy Mids' tells about a group of young adults during their first months of training on their way to becoming an officer for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The transformation to the military ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Stokman

46. Coach Trip (2005– )
Episode: Episode #2.11 (2006)

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Director: Amanda Wood | Stars: Brendan Sheerin, Andy Love

47. BBC2 Play of the Week (1977– )
Episode: The Sinking of HMS Victoria (1977)

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Dramatization of events surrounding the loss of the turret ship HMS Victoria during fleet exercises off Tripoli on June 22, 1893.

Director: Leonard Lewis | Stars: John Standing, Terrence Hardiman, Frederick Treves, George Waring