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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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86 Metascore

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 448,428 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 874,876 | Gross: $305.39M

3. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

Votes: 561,264 | Gross: $423.03M

4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 559,007 | Gross: $197.17M

5. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 181,790 | Gross: $11.43M

6. Tarzan (1999)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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79 Metascore

A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.

Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close

Votes: 158,154 | Gross: $171.09M

7. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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50 Metascore

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 85,680 | Gross: $60.66M

8. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, Diane Lane

Votes: 138,459 | Gross: $182.62M

9. 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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 38,104

10. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.

Directors: Ronald Neame, Irwin Allen | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 34,563 | Gross: $93.30M

11. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 19,360 | Gross: $8.60M

12. The Reef (2010)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki | Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor

Votes: 13,195

13. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 61,372

14. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 14,401

15. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

5.1
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The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Votes: 3,496

16. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,442

17. Operation Petticoat (1959)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.3
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During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill

Votes: 9,960

18. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 12,965 | Gross: $0.74M

19. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,449 | Gross: $1.92M

20. Death Ship (1980)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a WW2 Nazi torture vessel.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 2,674

21. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,857

22. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,070

23. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, War

8.8
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WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 460

24. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,604

25. The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Donald Randolph

Votes: 2,423

26. Britannic (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Drama, History

5.2
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A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Daniels

Votes: 1,096

27. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Steve Landesberg, Don Harvey

Votes: 695

28. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

8.6
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Karl Dönitz, Winston Churchill, Andrew Cunningham

Votes: 481

29. 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: 1,440

30. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.6
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie

Votes: 1,407

31. The Last Voyage (1960)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,415

32. Final Voyage (1999)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

4.1
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This is the story of a modern day pirate mad man and his crew of 8, searching for fortune on a cruise ship but a small group of passengers fight back.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dylan Walsh, Ice-T, Erika Eleniak, Claudia Christian

Votes: 634

33. The Gay Sisters (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Donald Crisp

Votes: 553

34. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

7.8
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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 »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 493

35. Sinking of the Lusitania: Terror at Sea (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.9
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A dramatization of the notorious World War I torpedoing of the ocean liner, RMS Lusitania.

Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: John Hannah, Kenneth Cranham, Florian Panzner, Michael Feast

Votes: 325

36. Island of Desire (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.4
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Based on and screenplay adapted from a Hugh Brooke story that appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post" and was not a novel: Lieutenant Elizabeth Smythe, a U.S. Military hospital-ship nurse, ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray, John Laurie

Votes: 109

37. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.6
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Susan Blakely, Margaret Brewster, Thayer David, Neil Fitzgerald

Votes: 300

38. Jaws Unleashed (2006 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.7
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In this game you play as the great white shark on a mission to protect your home from underwater drillers.

Votes: 206

39. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama, History, War

5.8
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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Kai Wiesinger, Valerie Niehaus, Heiner Lauterbach, Dana Vávrová

Votes: 383

40. Lorelei (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 614

41. The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman

Votes: 242

42. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Lou Fleischer, Gus Wickie

Votes: 1,800

43. The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959)

99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Bianca, the beautiful daughter of Rhodes military governor, travels in the San Luca from the Venice Republic to her home in Rhodes, and without her knowledge, the ship also brings secret ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Pierotti | Stars: Lex Barker, Chelo Alonso, Massimo Serato, Graziella Granata

Votes: 55

44. Saved from the Titanic (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Dorothy Gibson, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart, John G. Adolfi

Votes: 55

45. Titanic: Death of a Dream (1994 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary, History

8.8
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The story of the ill-fated ocean liner and the sinking that made it infamous.

Director: Melissa Jo Peltier | Stars: David McCallum, Wyn Wade, Eva Hart, Ken Marschall

Votes: 163

46. Costa Concordia (2017 TV Movie)

Drama | Pre-production

A dramatization of the notorious cruise ship that capsized and sank off of Isola del Giglio,Tuscany.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Steve Windolf, Katharina Wackernagel, Florian Teichtmeister, Jonas Berg

47. Swamp Fire (1946)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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In the delta county of Louisiana, Johnny Duval is haunted by recurring nightmares of his wartime experiences.

Director: William H. Pine | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Virginia Grey, Buster Crabbe, Carol Thurston

Votes: 159

48. Cairo (1942)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Young, Ethel Waters, Reginald Owen

Votes: 228

49. Haie und kleine Fische (1957)

120 min | War, Drama

6.5
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Four young German naval cadets begin their military service in 1940; only one of them will survive.

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Hansjörg Felmy, Sabine Bethmann, Wolfgang Preiss, Mady Rahl

Votes: 133

50. Der Untergang der Pamir (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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The Story of the German Sail-School Ship Pamir that sunk in a hurricane.

Director: Kaspar Heidelbach | Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Milanovic Miki, Jan Josef Liefers, Dietmar Bär

Votes: 168