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1. Cosmos (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 17,209

2. Moby Dick (1956)

Unrated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Writers: Herman Melville, Ray Bradbury, John Huston | Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 12,550

3. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Writer: Mark Monroe | Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 37,970

4. Big Miracle (2012)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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61 Metascore

In small town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Writers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, Thomas Rose | Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 14,346

5. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Writer: Shaun Monson | Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 10,955

6. Moby Dick (1998 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 2,929

7. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Writers: Mette M. Bølstad, Lars Saabye Christensen, Dennis Magnusson, Eric Schmid | Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 12,253

8. Whale Wars (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.0
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This stunning and dangerous limited series spotlights both the controversial Japanese whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its staff and volunteers ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Aultman, Paul Watson, Peter Hammarstedt, Benjamin Potts

Votes: 1,957

9. Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

Not Rated | 135 min | Fantasy

6.5
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61 Metascore

The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.

Writer: Matthew Barney | Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Matthew Barney, Björk, Shigeru Akahori, Naomi Araki

Votes: 1,203

10. Moby Dick (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.8
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Captain Ahab's descend into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

Writer: Herman Melville | Director: Paul Stanley | Star: Jack Aranson

Votes: 54

11. Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

Writer: Peter Gimbel | Directors: Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb | Stars: Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody, Peter Lake

Votes: 270

12. Moby Dick: The True Story (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The true story of the surviving sailors whose whaling ship was destroyed by a sperm whale.

Director: Christopher Rowley | Stars: Greg Atkins, Justin Chatwin, Curtis Harrison, Lucas Madigan

Votes: 26

13. Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)

Approved | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Whaling ship captain Bering Joy takes his grandson Jed on a whaling trip to teach him core life values while First Mate Dan Lunceford is tasked with tutoring Jed.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Sy Bartlett | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 489

14. At the Edge of the World (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.1
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70 Metascore

At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Stone, Patrick Gambuti Jr. | Stars: Benjamin Baldwin, Tom Baldwin, Hester Bartels, Jonathan Batchelor

Votes: 326

15. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In the South Pacific islands,two brothers,one good and one bad,fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Writers: Harry Brown, Ben Ames Williams | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 629

16. Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2010)

Documentary

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Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped ... See full summary »

Writer: Tim Huntley | Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Peter Brown, Robert Hunter, Paul Watson

Votes: 229

17. Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)

110 min | Documentary

7.8
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"Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, ... See full summary »

Director: Trish Dolman | Stars: Paul Watson, Patrick Moore, Rex Weyler, Chris Aultman

Votes: 208

18. Moby Dick (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

5.5
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In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman Melville, Oliver H.P. Garrett, J. Grubb Alexander | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

Votes: 239

19. Hell Below Zero (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Duncan Craig signs on a whaling ship, partly because his own business deal has fallen through, partly to help Judie Nordhall find her father. Rumor has it that her father may have been ... See full summary »

Writers: Alec Coppel, Max Trell, Richard Maibaum, Hammond Innes | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Alan Ladd, Joan Tetzel, Basil Sydney, Stanley Baker

Votes: 274

20. Adventure's End (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure

5.4
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Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.

Writers: Ben Ames Williams, Ben Grauman Kohn, Scott Darling, Sidney Sutherland | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 54

21. Whaledreamers (2006)

90 min | Documentary, History

6.7
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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Writer: Kim Kindersley | Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

Votes: 96

22. Down to the Sea in Ships (1922)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Story of the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.

Writer: John L.E. Pell | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott, Clara Bow

Votes: 257

23. Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Writer: Curt Johnson | Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Ron Arnold, Miss Sally Banks, Shane Barbi, Sia Barbi

Votes: 183

24. Behind the Mask (2006)

72 min | Documentary

7.2
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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Writer: Shannon Keith | Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 149

25. The Sea Lion (1921)

63 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A cinematic classic from 1921.

Writers: Emilie Johnson, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Emory Johnson, Bessie Love, Carol Holloway

Votes: 63

26. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

8.3
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At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault | Directors: Michel Brault, Marcel Carrière, Pierre Perrault | Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey

Votes: 338

27. Three Cheers for the Whale (1972)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Writer: Chris Marker | Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Ruspoli | Stars: Casamayor, Lalan, Valérie Mayoux

Votes: 64

28. The Whalers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds, Mickey and a bucket of water that keeps doing a boomerang impression, and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Hand, Dick Huemer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 305

29. Alice the Whaler (1927)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

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Alice is dancing aboard her ship with a veritable zoo of a crew. Meanwhile, in the galley, the chef (a cat) is preparing food while his assistant, a mouse, is peeling potatoes. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Lois Hardwick

Votes: 106

30. Ocean Warrior (1981)

73 min | Documentary

7.1
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Writer: Tim Huntley | Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Paul Watson, Ray Willes

Votes: 8

31. Moby-Dick (1977 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Writers: Herman Melville, Alexander Buzo | Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ron Haddrick, Barbara Frawley, Bevan Wilson

Votes: 10

32. Whale Like Me

Documentary | Post-production

Malcolm Wright and Hideki Fujii journey into the controversial world of Japanese whaling. Through a series of hands on challenges, they set out to see if the divide can be bridged. Can they break the stalemate surrounding whaling?

Writer: Malcolm Wright | Director: Malcolm Wright | Star: Malcolm Wright

33. Whaling Afloat and Ashore (1908)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Votes: 24

34. Monsters of the Deep (1931)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: Harold Austin | Director: Harold Austin | Star: Harold Austin

35. Zeb: Schooner Life (2008)

83 min | Documentary

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Zeb Tilton was Martha's Vineyard's Paul Bunyan, its John Henry, and Casanova. Zeb was Captain of the Alice S. Wentworth, the sweetest schooner along the coast. She was a working vessel, but... See full summary »

Writer: Gordon Massingham | Director: Gordon Massingham | Star: Whit Griswold

36. Tentacles of the North (1926)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure

4.4
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Two ships are caught in the Arctic ice.

Writers: Leslie Curtis, James Oliver Curwood | Director: Louis Chaudet | Stars: Gaston Glass, Alice Calhoun, Joseph W. Girard, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 7

37. Walvis in zicht! (1947)

69 min | Documentary

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Director: Hannes de Boer | Star: Philip Bloemendal

38. Ocean Raider: Defenders of the Wild (1993 TV Movie)

Documentary

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On the high seas, beyond the reach of the law, the ships that illegally kill whales, dolphins and seals can do so with little fear of punishment. But there is one sight that they have ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Belderson | Stars: Myra Finkelstein, Julian Pettifer, Paul Watson

Votes: 10

39. At the Time of Whaling (1974)

20 min | Short

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Gambell, Alaska is a Yupik-speaking community on St. Lawrence Island on the Bering Sea. Here, as on the coast, sea mammals are still the major source of food.

Directors: Sarah Elder, Leonard Kamerling

40. Whaler Out of New Bedford (1962)

Documentary

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Writer: Adam Giffard | Director: Francis Thompson

41. Deep Under the Ice (2000 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Writers: Bo Boudart, Richard Conniff | Director: Bo Boudart | Star: Tim Enos

Votes: 10

42. The Washing of Tears (1994)

60 min | Documentary

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A history of the Mowachaht people and how they revived their culture and rediscovered their pride.

Writer: Hugh Brody | Director: Hugh Brody

43. Hunting Big Game in Africa with Gun and Camera (1922)

Documentary

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Directors: H.A. Snow, Sidney Snow | Stars: H.A. Snow, Sidney Snow

44. Baleias e baleeiros - Para que a Memória Permaneça na Gente (2013)

165 min | Documentary

5.2
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Director: Luís Bicudo | Star: Manuel Homem

Votes: 5

45. Le beau plaisir (1968)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Directors: Michel Brault, Bernard Gosselin, Pierre Perrault | Star: Alexis Tremblay

Votes: 19

46. Honoring the Gift: Ceremony, Celebration, and Community in Tikigaq Alaska (2007)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Director: Maya Salganek | Stars: Steve Oomittuk, Dorcus Rock

47. Selvigs Norgesfilm (1929)

111 min | Documentary, History, Sport

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Director: Lyder Selvig

48. Havets storvilt (1939)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gunnar Fischer | Star: Gunnar Fischer

49. Reality of Whaling (2008)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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50. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts