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1. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 92,609 | Gross: $24.99M

2. 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.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 14,114

3. 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.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 14,272

4. Cosmos (1980– )

TV-PG | 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: 25,435

5. 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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 686

6. 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.

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

Votes: 42,448 | Gross: $0.87M

7. 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.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 15,996 | Gross: $20.11M

8. Moby Dick (1998– )

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: 3,197

9. Kongen av Bastøy (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?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 14,846 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Whale Wars (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.2
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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: 2,047

11. 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.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 618

12. Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

Not Rated | 135 min | Fantasy

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,279 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

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

Votes: 294

14. The Islands and the Whales (2016)

84 min | Documentary

8.1
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The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.

Director: Mike Day

Votes: 99

15. The Whalers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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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: 386

16. Moby Dick (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

5.6
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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 »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

Votes: 275

17. Moby Dick (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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Captain Ahab's descent 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.

Director: Paul Stanley | Star: Jack Aranson

Votes: 60

18. Hell Below Zero (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The captain of an Antarctic whaling ship falls overboard in mysterious circumstances and his daughter, aided by a sympathetic American, decides to investigate the accident.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Alan Ladd, Joan Tetzel, Basil Sydney, Stanley Baker

Votes: 344

19. At the Edge of the World (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.2
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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: Paul Watson, Alex Cornelissen, Peter Hammarstedt, Benjamin Baldwin

Votes: 352

20. Adventure's End (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure

5.6
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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.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 52

21. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

8.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 488

22. Down to the Sea in Ships (1922)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Story of the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott, Clara Bow

Votes: 272

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.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 186

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

110 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 239

25. Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2010)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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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 »

Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Peter Brown, Robert Hunter, Paul Watson

Votes: 269

26. Behind the Mask (2006)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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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.

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

Votes: 162

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.01M

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

60 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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

29. Vive la baleine (1972)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Ruspoli | Stars: Casamayor, Valérie Mayoux, Lalan

Votes: 77

30. Alice the Whaler (1927)

6 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.1
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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: 126

31. Moby-Dick (1977 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In 1841 young Ishmael signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod, under the command of the strict, one-legged Capt. Ahab. Ishmael soon finds out that Ahab is searching for the legendary while ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ron Haddrick, Barbara Frawley, Bevan Wilson

Votes: 13

32. The Archipelago (2015)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.9
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The Faroe Islands: a gathering of dramatically weathered islands in the vast North Atlantic Sea. While it is a society connected to modern norms and technologies, it is also a place where ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Huguet

Votes: 12

33. Monsters of the Deep (1931)

60 min | Documentary

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Many believe that huge unidentified monsters lurk in the world's oceans and waterways. Do remnants of the dinosaur age still exist, and is this what people are seeing off the coast of Wales... See full summary »

Director: Harold Austin | Star: Harold Austin

34. The Sea Lion (1921)

63 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A cinematic classic from 1921.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Emory Johnson, Bessie Love, Carol Holloway

Votes: 69

35. 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?

Director: Malcolm Wright | Star: Malcolm Wright

36. Tentacles of the North (1926)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure

4.7
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Two ships are caught in the Arctic ice.

Director: Louis Chaudet | Stars: Gaston Glass, Alice Calhoun, Joseph W. Girard, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 7

37. Le beau plaisir (1968)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Court métrage documentaire sur la pêche aux marsouins à l'Île-aux-Coudres. Avec un art suprême, les habitants fichent des harts dans la terre boueuse et tendent un piège en forme de coeur. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 22

38. Cabo de Hornos (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Antonio, a whale ship captain, has an affair with a woman who runs away convinced that her ill fate will fall upon him. He is sent to Cabo de Hornos, picking the ship owner and his wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Jorge Mistral, Silvia Pinal, Eugenio Retes, Myriam Thorud

Votes: 10

39. Whaler Out of New Bedford (1962)

Documentary

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Director: Francis Thompson

40. 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

41. Ocean Warrior (1981)

73 min | Documentary

7.1
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"They have thrown four bombs at this vessel. Do you understand? Four bombs... Hurry up!' A number of frantic international reporters on board the Sea Shepherd desperately call on the US ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Paul Watson, Ray Willes

Votes: 9

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.

Director: Hugh Brody

43. 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 »

Director: Gordon Massingham | Star: Whit Griswold

44. Hunting Big Game in the Arctic with Gun and Camera (1925)

Documentary

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Directors: H.A. Snow, Sidney Snow

45. Mobi Dik (1972 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

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Director: Vladimir Shcheglov | Stars: Isaak Kastrel, Valentin Smirnitskiy, Yuriy Likhachyov, Leonid Kanevskiy

46. 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

47. Deep Under the Ice (2000 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Bo Boudart | Star: Tim Enos

Votes: 9

48. 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

49. Mot ukjent land (1930)

77 min | Documentary

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50. Havets storvilt (1939)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gunnar Fischer | Star: Gunnar Fischer