They've got the Skull and Crossbones

by greenbudgie | created - 14 Sep 2017 | updated - 1 day ago | Public

The skull and crossbones on film posters. The emblem on pirates' flags and poison bottles.

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1. Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

65 Metascore

Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe | Stars: Bobby McCulloch, Dane Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Abbie Glozier

Votes: 2,151

2. Final (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Thriller

A film student has two days to turn in his thesis project. Find out what happens to him and his best friend Chet once they decide to investigate a haunted mansion for 25 thousand dollars.

Directors: Brandon Batain, Ky Mahone | Stars: Spoon Alexander, Herlla Burgos, Riley Chandler, Birhanna Gilay

3. Pirates of Treasure Island (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Adventure

An innkeeper's life of monotony suddenly changes when he comes into possession of a treasure map.

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Tom Nagel, Rebekah Kochan, Rhett Giles

Votes: 929

4. 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 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: 3,683

5. George's Island (1989)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

This is a tale about two children who are put in a foster home, and then on Halloween they breakout and are rescued by their eccentric grandfather who is in a Halloween costume of an ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Donovan | Stars: Ian Bannen, Sheila McCarthy, Maury Chaykin, Nathaniel Moreau

Votes: 128

6. Jolly Roger (2001)

95 min | Family

In a fantasy world with a god and cigarette smoking angels, some modern day pirates steal the future and freeze time on earth. Only the 300 year old pirate Jolly Roger can get it back and save the world.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Clara Halvorsen, Rikard Wolff, Brian Patterson

Votes: 257

7. Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973)

90 min | Comedy

A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Medak, Spike Milligan | Stars: Peter Sellers, Anthony Franciosa, Spike Milligan, Clive Revill

Votes: 117

8. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 4,377

9. The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A damaged privateer deserts the Spanish Armada and makes land for repairs near a village on the British coast, terrorizing the local inhabitants.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney, Duncan Lamont

Votes: 486

10. Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

Votes: 3,959

11. Rubbadubbers: Tubb's Pirate Treasure (2004)

TV-G | 46 min | Family

TUBB THE PIRATE: Tubb wishes he were brave. If only he were a pirate, he wouldn't be afraid! But when Tubb the Pirate and Sploshybeard get blasted by cannonballs while searching for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Sean Hughes, Maria Darling

12. Tiger of the Seven Seas (1962)

90 min | Adventure

Tigre is the skipper of the Santa Maria, a pirate-ship, but he feels tired and decides to leave the command of the ship. Unfortunately he has only a daughter, Consuelo. So he will leave the... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Capuano | Stars: Gianna Maria Canale, Anthony Steel, Maria Grazia Spina, Andrea Aureli

Votes: 97

13. Pirates of the Coast (1960)

102 min | Adventure

(1960) Lex Barker, Estella Blain, Livion Lorenzon, Liana Orfei. A great, colorful Italian costume epic with Barker as a ship captain who is pitted against a crafty pirates. There are some ... See full summary »

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Lex Barker, Estella Blain, Livio Lorenzon, Liana Orfei

Votes: 80

15. The Captain's Kid (1925)

81 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Dinky Doodle and his dog Weakheart fight a pirate.

Director: Walter Lantz

16. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 228

17. Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.

Directors: Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Aziz Ansari

Votes: 168,562 | Gross: $161.32M

18. The Lost Treasure of Sawtooth Island (1999)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Family

Young man assembles a small offbeat crew to find the mythical pirate treasure that's supposedly on the bottom of Lake Michigan and save his family from bankruptcy.

Director: Richard Brauer | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Seth Bernard, Brennan Hesser, Logan Lipton

Votes: 177

19. Dobutsu takarajima (1971)

78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A group of kids compete with a team of bumbling pirates to find buried treasure.

Director: Hiroshi Ikeda | Stars: Minori Matsushima, Fusako Amachi, Asao Koike, Kôsei Tomita

Votes: 324

20. Die Abrafaxe - Unter schwarzer Flagge (2001)

81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Three boys visit a museum and discover a golden bowl - part of a legendary Aztec treasure. While looking at the treasure they set off the secret of time traveling before they know it they ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerhard Hahn, Anthony Power | Stars: Kim Hasper, David Turba, Ilona Schulz, Nena

Votes: 182

21. Carry On Jack (1963)

Not Rated | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

This is the tale of Albert Poop-Decker, a newly commissioned Midshipman (although he took 8 1/2 years to qualify). He joins the frigate Venus, and adventures through Spanish waters, mutinee... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Bernard Cribbins, Juliet Mills

Votes: 1,753

22. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 8,456

23. Drømmen om kaptein Sabeltanns rike (1996)

Adventure, Family

Joachim, a preteen Norwegian boy, has an obsession with pirates. When his parents object, he takes their outboard rubber dinghy out and begins a dream of an exciting and dangerous adventure... See full summary »

Director: Terje Formoe | Stars: Fredrik Hognerud Træland, Sverre Haagensen, Terje Formoe, Roger André Federici

Votes: 82

24. Pippi in the South Seas (1970)

G | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

With the help of her friends Tommy and Annika, Pippi Longstocking ventures to the South Pacific island Porto Piluse to rescue her father, who was captured by ruthless pirates.

Director: Olle Hellbom | Stars: Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg, Beppe Wolgers

Votes: 3,959

25. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 185

26. Swashbuckler (1976)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A pirate and a hot-tempered noblewoman join forces to protect Jamaica from a tyrant.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,355

27. Death Proof (2007)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Thriller

Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 236,943

28. Criminally Insane 2 (1987)

70 min | Horror, Thriller

A mental hospital, faced with a severe decrease in funding, is forced to release mass-murderer Ethel Janowski into a halfway house. Ethel is psychotic, delusional and has a hefty appetite. ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Priscilla Alden, Michael Flood, Jane Lambert, Robert Copple

Votes: 390

30. Pirate Islands (2003)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak accident sends three Australian kids into a computer-generated world of pirates and swashbuckling heroes. The kids must help a group of adventurers find a buried treasure and a way back to the real world.

Stars: Brooke Harman, Nicholas Donaldson, Eliza Taylor, Oliver Ackland

Votes: 232

31. The New Adventures of Figaro Pho (2015– )

8 min | Animation

Figaro Pho is a warm-hearted, adorable, quirky and mischievous character ... who just happens to be afflicted with every phobia imaginable. In THE NEW ADVENTURES OF FIGARO PHO, the usually ... See full summary »

Stars: Luke Jurevicius, Aletheia Burney, Charlotte Rose Hamlyn

Votes: 38

32. Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008)

45 min | Documentary, Comedy

The show that's takes a comedic look at the world of science and asks the really important questions as well as putting stuff in microwaves

Stars: Jon Tickle, Joe Rowntree, Tom Pringle, Neil DuCran

Votes: 3,855

33. Muerte o Gloria: The Rise of the American Soccer Fan (2015)


Muerte O Gloria is the story of the Barra Brava, the pioneering and influential fan club of Major League Soccer team DC United.

Director: Mark Yancey | Stars: Bobby Boswell, Steve Goff, Bill Hamid, Jay Igiel

34. Swamp Water (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel | Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews

Votes: 1,314

35. Rubbadubbers (2003– )

TV-G | 10 min | Animation, Family

SHERIFF TERENCE: Howdy, partner! Terence wishes he could make the rules for the bathroom so he won't get splashed. In an imaginative trip to the Wild West, Sheriff Terence meets Finny the Kid in a showdown!

Stars: John Gordon Sinclair, Sean Hughes, Maria Darling

Votes: 150

36. Captain Jokes Parrot's Adventures (2013– )

Comedy, Family

In his online sitcom-series he co-starred with Tom & Lisa (Lazaros Manolakakis' Voice), he try to learn English and to live with two "Talking Hands" in a satirical and timely world leading ... See full summary »

Stars: Kilorenzos Smith, Lazaros Manolakakis, Tony Meramveliotakis, Jimm Mustang

Votes: 10

37. One Piece: Wan pîsu (1999– )
Episode: Versus Wapol Gundan! Bakubaku no Mi no Nouryoku! (2001)

Animation, Action, Adventure

Wapol has arrived to the castle and wants to take down Hirulug's flag. He and his crew engage in a battle with Luffy, Sanji and Chopper trying protect the flag.

Director: Kônosuke Uda | Stars: Mayumi Tanaka, Ikue Ôtani, James Babcock, Charles Baker

Votes: 109

38. Inspector Gadget (1983–1986)
Episode: Haunted Castle (1983)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Dr. Claw tries to sabotage a crime fighter's convention held at Count Dracula's home in Transylvania.

Directors: Dave Cox, Edouard David, Raymond Jafelice, Ken Stephenson, Bruno Bianchi | Stars: Don Adams, Cree Summer, Frank Welker, Don Francks

Votes: 42

39. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Renegade Virus (1994)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A boy who enjoys playing pranks goes too far one day and is punished by being trapped in a virtual reality game.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Christopher Redman, Micah Gardener, Paul Cagelet, Eric Fink

Votes: 322

40. Blaze and the Monster Machines (2014– )
Episode: Truck or Treat (2015)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

It's Halloween in Axle City, and Blaze, AJ, and all of their friends are excited to "Truck or Treat." But when Crusher tries to steal all of their candy, his plan goes awry, and he sends their treats far away from Axle City.

Directors: Barry Karnowski, Miguel Martinez-Joffre, Blair Simmons, Bronwyn Martens | Stars: Nolan North, Kevin Michael Richardson, Nat Faxon, Caleel Harris

41. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Pirate Special (2007)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

The myth busters explore the perils of those poor hapless pirates; cannonballs, shrapnel,eye patches, rum and dirty clothes.

Directors: Alice Dallow, Tabitha Lentle | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara

Votes: 122

42. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Dear Teacher (1953)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

New schoolteacher arrives, keeps unruly students in line with her sweet demeanor and sharpshooting skills. One vindictive female student and some town busybodies try to get her run out of town.

Director: Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Nancy Hale, Donna Corcoran, Michael Moore, Paul McGuire

Votes: 33

43. Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–2015)
Episode: Halloween (2007)

TV-Y | 25 min | Family, Music

It's time for the characters to dress up in outrageous costumes and take part in gathering their own private stash of candy. Guest Stars: Shiny Toy Guns

Stars: Josh Bally, Ariela Barer, Biz Markie, David Crespin

Votes: 12

44. Animals Unleashed (2016– )
Episode: Bridget Jone's Dog (2016)


A chimp earns his meal, a lizard sponge surfs, and a goose attack caught on camera. And in our Top 5, a spitting camel chases a Jeep.

Director: Tyler Spiers

45. Louie (2006–2010)
Episode: Louie, Draw Me a Pirate Ship (2009)

6 min | Animation

Louie and Yoko meet a parrot who pretends he used to be friends with a famous pirate of the seas. LOUIE and YOKO ask him to play with them. LOUIE draws a pirate ship. Ahoy cabin girls and boys, let?s get sailing!

46. Garfield in Disguise (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Garfield has one spooktacular adventure on the Eve of All Saints. He fashions himself a pirate costume then takes Odie out trick-or-treating to ensure extra candy. But when attempting to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Roman | Stars: Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, C. Lindsay Workman

Votes: 1,321

47. Treasure of Pirate's Point (1999 Video)

G | 88 min | Adventure, Family

Ahoy Maties! There's a treasure chest of gold buried on Pirate's Point. When the living descendant of legendary pirate Captain Vane lets Ray in on the secret, there's mutiny in the town. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Keith Allison, Roscoe Detroit, Lindsay Frost, Sam Gifaldi

Votes: 115

48. Kaptein Sabeltann og den forheksede øya (2000 Video)

77 min | Family

When Kaptein Sabeltann and his men land on the mysterious island Gral, they are warned by the sorceress Miriam av Gral, that the lord of the island, Greven av Gral (the Count of Gral), is ... See full summary »

Directors: Terje Formoe, Svein Haagensen | Stars: Svein Roger Karlsen, Hanne Nyborg Abrahamsen, Fredrik Hognerud Træland, Audun Meling

Votes: 65

50. Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005 Video)

G | 67 min | Animation, Comedy, Family