Sea movies

by profeballa | created - 20 May 2012 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

the best films of nautical themes. Ships, naval, etc. . Ships, travel, naval history, age of sail, etc.

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2. I Remember Nelson (1982– )

200 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Worshipped as a national savior, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson masterminded the naval victories that thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain. Yet, in the midst of public adulation, rumors... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Colley, Tim Pigott-Smith, Geraldine James, John Clements

Votes: 52

3. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

62 Metascore

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: 23,447 | Gross: $8.60M

4. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

Votes: 4,973

5. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 3,482

6. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget, whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 2,232

7. Phantom (I) (2013)

R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller

40 Metascore

The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Ed Harris, Julian Adams, David Duchovny, William Fichtner

Votes: 13,249 | Gross: $0.49M

8. Hornblower: Mutiny (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 3,742

9. Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,736

10. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 3,543

11. Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise

Votes: 2,947

12. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,824

13. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 3,252

14. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History

48 Metascore

In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.

Directors: Lewis Milestone, Carol Reed | Stars: Marlon Brando, Trevor Howard, Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 14,516 | Gross: $13.68M

15. Longitude (2000 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama, History

In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Anna Chancellor, Emma Kay, Samuel West

Votes: 2,058

16. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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: 223,208 | Gross: $11.49M

17. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

The World War II story of the Royal Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

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

Votes: 6,645 | Gross: $6.54M

18. Hello Destroyer (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A young hockey player deals with the consequences of hockey violence after he critically injures another player during a game.

Director: Kevan Funk | Stars: Sara Canning, Ian Tracey, Jared Abrahamson, Ben Cotton

Votes: 315

19. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 407,430 | Gross: $107.10M

20. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 74,123 | Gross: $6.26M

21. Maritime Vignettes (2009– )
Episode: Maritime Shipbuilding (2012)

23 min | Documentary

Maritime Shipbuilding is a half hour documentary that reveals this seafaring history and the proud tradition that lives on today. The film travels to once-thriving shipbuilding centers in ... See full summary »

Director: Geoff D'Eon | Star: Tom Murphy

22. White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

Votes: 20,609 | Gross: $10.30M

23. The Perfect Storm (2000)

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

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: 152,411 | Gross: $182.62M

24. The Old Man and the Sea (1999)

20 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

An old fisherman goes out on his fishing trip and makes a huge catch, the biggest of his life.

Director: Aleksandr Petrov | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Kevin Duhaney, Yôji Matsuda, Rentarô Mikuni

Votes: 3,731

25. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

Directors: John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Richard Alameda

Votes: 6,824

26. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

A tyrannical ship captain takes his reluctant crew on a two-year voyage that will change British maritime law forever.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 20,020

27. Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, History

In 1620, the Assembly of the Pilgrims decides to emigrate to the young America because of the persecution they suffer by the English crown. This movie tells the adventurous journey of the ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Crenna, Jenny Agutter, Michael Beck

Votes: 157

28. 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

PG-13 | 154 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

47 Metascore

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean

Votes: 27,365 | Gross: $7.19M

29. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by old rival Captain Salazar and a crew of deadly ghosts who have escaped from the Devil's Triangle. They're determined to kill every pirate at sea...notably Jack.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 249,911 | Gross: $172.56M

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

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

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: 994,626 | Gross: $305.41M

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

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

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: 638,807 | Gross: $423.32M

32. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.

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

Votes: 580,212 | Gross: $309.42M

33. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 468,126 | Gross: $241.06M

34. Cutthroat Island (1995)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A female pirate and her companion race against their rivals to find a hidden island that contains a fabulous treasure.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 25,265 | Gross: $10.02M

35. Captains Courageous (1937)

G | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 8,339

36. Captain Kidd (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,517

37. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

89 Metascore

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 6,713

38. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 2,307 | Gross: $2.54M

39. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

Votes: 97,864 | Gross: $91.40M

40. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 172,687 | Gross: $122.01M

41. U-571 (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, War

62 Metascore

A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi

Votes: 74,868 | Gross: $77.09M

42. Wind (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

Romance and adventure happen during the America's Cup series of yachting races.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $5.52M

43. A Day in the Life of Nathaniel Hornblower (2006 Video)

25 min | Short, Comedy

Documents a normal day in the life of this Swiss character.

Director: Adam Yauch | Stars: David Cross, Remi Gletsos, Adam Horovitz, Tori Lubecki

Votes: 26

44. Captain Blood (1935)

Passed | 119 min | Action, Adventure

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 12,485

45. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 28,076 | Gross: $28.20M

46. The Big Blue (1988)

PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport

7.6