Horror and Thriller Movies About Ships

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1. Death Ship (1980)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 3,043

2. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 918,897 | Gross: $659.33M

3. Ghost Ship (2002)

R | 91 min | Horror

28 Metascore

A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.

Director: Steve Beck | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 84,372 | Gross: $30.11M

4. 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.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Daniels

Votes: 1,149

5. Juggernaut (1974)

PG | 109 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A blackmailer demands a huge ransom in exchange for information on how to disarm the seven bombs he placed aboard the transatlantic liner Britannic.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 4,314

6. 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.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,612

7. 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: 144,291 | Gross: $182.62M

8. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 36,780 | Gross: $84.56M

9. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

Adventurers return to the overturned ship, seeking a fortune.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Votes: 4,213

10. The Poseidon Adventure (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 174 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Rutger Hauer, Steve Guttenberg, Bryan Brown

Votes: 2,901

11. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

50 Metascore

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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

Votes: 90,234 | Gross: $60.67M

12. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 5,596 | Gross: $4.91M

13. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 11,956

14. S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: William Hale | Stars: David Janssen, Cloris Leachman, Harry Andrews, David Battley

Votes: 935

15. Titanic II (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Van Dyke | Stars: Shane Van Dyke, Marie Westbrook, Bruce Davison, Brooke Burns

Votes: 9,714

16. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

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

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: 104,617 | Gross: $25.02M

17. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, History

58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 53,911 | Gross: $27.55M

18. Lifeboat (1944)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

78 Metascore

Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

Votes: 23,519

19. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 29,938 | Gross: $11.20M

20. Lost Voyage (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her ... See full summary »

Director: Christian McIntire | Stars: Judd Nelson, Janet Gunn, Jeff Kober, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 1,493

21. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 85,717

22. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard

Votes: 2,555

23. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 2,048

24. The Haunted Sea (1997)

R | 73 min | Action, Horror

A mysterious ship is found adrift in mid-ocean without a crew. But this mystery is soon forgotten when Captain Ramsey, his two sexy first mates and the crew discover its precious cargo of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Golden | Stars: Krista Allen, Don Stroud, Duane Whitaker, Jeff Phillips

Votes: 314

25. The Bermuda Triangle (1978)

Not Rated | 112 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

The passengers and crew of a boat on a summer cruise in the Caribbean stray near the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious things start happening.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: John Huston, Andrés García, Hugo Stiglitz, Gloria Guida

Votes: 815

26. Satan's Triangle (1975 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The female survivor of a shipwreck and two Coast Guard helicopter pilots sent to rescue her find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: Kim Novak, Doug McClure, Alejandro Rey, Ed Lauter

Votes: 665

27. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard

Votes: 589

28. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 185,964 | Gross: $93.93M

29. 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: 68,852 | Gross: $6.26M

30. 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: 19,614 | Gross: $10.30M

31. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

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: 15,207 | Gross: $10.40M

32. Torture Ship (1939)

Approved | 57 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist performs experiments on "the criminal mind" on captured criminals on board his private ship.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Irving Pichel, Julie Bishop, Sheila Bromley

Votes: 257

33. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 55,244 | Gross: $21.38M

34. Mystery Liner (1934)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Mystery

Police try to solve a murder on board an ocean liner.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Noah Beery, Astrid Allwyn, Edwin Maxwell, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 335

35. Golden Rendezvous (1977)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

On a cargo ship converted into a cruise-liner, First Officer John Carter foils the plan of international hijackers to use his vessel as bait for a passing U.S. Treasury ship carrying gold bullion.

Directors: Ashley Lazarus, Freddie Francis | Stars: Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson, John Vernon

Votes: 392



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