Most Popular "Ship Sinking" Titles
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1. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
4. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
5. Tarzan (1999)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human.
Writers: Tab Murphy, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Stephen J. Anderson, Mark Kennedy, Carole Holliday, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Don Dougherty, Ed Gombert, Randy Haycock, Don Hall, Kevin Harkey, Glen Keane, Burny Mattinson, Frank Nissen, John Norton, Jeff Snow, Michael Surrey, Chris Ure, Mark Walton, Stevie Wermers, Kelly Wightman, John Ramirez, Edgar Rice Burroughs | Directors: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.
7. Das Boot (1981)
R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.
8. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
9. The Perfect Storm (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
10. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of passengers struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea.
11. The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Approved | 79 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
12. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
13. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
14. Mysterious Island (1961)
Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.
15. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
16. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Drama, History, War
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
17. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
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 »
21. The Man Who Cried (2000)
R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.
22. Operation Petticoat (1959)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War
World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses.
23. The Pirate Movie (1982)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship end up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.
24. Paradise Road (1997)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, War
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.
25. Tenko (1981–1984)
50 min | Drama, War
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.
27. Death Ship (1980)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has ... See full summary »
28. In Which We Serve (1942)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War
This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.
29. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller
A WW2 U-boat crew is stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.
30. 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.
31. The Spy in Black (1939)
Approved | 77 min | Thriller, War
A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.
32. Britannic (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
34. The Gay Sisters (1942)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
36. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)
100 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
37. The Woman on the Beach (1947)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.
38. The Last Voyage (1960)
Approved | 91 min | Drama
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.
39. Final Voyage (1999)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama
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.
40. Savages (1972)
R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy
An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.
41. Sea Wife (1957)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »
43. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)
188 min | Drama, History, War
Joseph Vilsmaier's two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, ... See full summary »
44. Island of Desire (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War
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 »
45. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
46. Saved from the Titanic (1912)
10 min | Short, Drama
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 »
48. Cairo (1942)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes.
50. Swamp Fire (1946)
Approved | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Highlights in this one include a fist-fight between Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe (I won't give away the winner, but check the cast order); a cat-fight between Virginia Grey and ... See full summary »