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1. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Seven men and women are stranded on an uncharted island following a torrential storm.

Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 11,413

2. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 404 | Gross: $2.37M

3. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.1
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When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn | Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange, Ali Hillis

Votes: 16,415

4. Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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46 Metascore

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison

Votes: 39,236 | Gross: $19.00M

5. Excision (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Roger Bart, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords

Votes: 19,186

6. PT 109 (1963)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, Lieut. John F. Kennedy takes command of PT 109 to fight the Japanese in the Solomon Islands.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, James Gregory

Votes: 2,079

7. Knife in the Water (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Anna Ciepielewska

Votes: 18,070

8. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,814

9. Dark Age (1987)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror

6.1
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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

Votes: 786

10. Doomwatch (1972)

PG | 92 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates

Votes: 709

11. Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray, Dorman Borisman

Votes: 916

12. Super Shark (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.5
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An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark. When the shark flies and walks on land threatening to turn a bikini contest into a bloodbath, marine biologist Kat ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Tim Abell, Catherine Annette, Ashley Carr, Rick Cramer

Votes: 2,000

13. And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)

PG-13 | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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54 Metascore

A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Patricia Kaas, Thierry Lhermitte, Alessandra Martines

Votes: 2,053 | Gross: $0.74M

14. Mar (I) (2018)

103 min | Drama

5.4
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Director: Margarida Gil | Stars: Maria de Medeiros, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Catarina Wallenstein, Nuno Lopes

Votes: 10

15. Travis McGee (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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Travis McGee is a world-weary private investigator trying to help boat skipper friend Van Harder salvage his reputation that sank when his boat ran aground, resulting in a death that might have been faked.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Sam Elliott, Gene Evans, Barry Corbin, Richard Farnsworth

Votes: 70

16. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Votes: 1,509

17. Here Comes the Navy (1934)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A cocky guy joins the Navy for the wrong reason but finds romance and twice is cited for heroism.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart, Frank McHugh

Votes: 685

18. Kona Coast (1968)

93 min | Drama

4.5
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A Hawaiian boat captain tries to prove a wealthy playboy killed his daughter 1968

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Boone, Vera Miles, Joan Blondell, Steve Ihnat

Votes: 104

19. The Dictator's Guns (1965)

103 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sylva Koscina, Leo Gordon, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 350

20. Undercurrent (2010)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this ... See full summary »

Director: Árni Ásgeirsson | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Votes: 331

21. Wetbacks (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's ... See full summary »

Director: Hank McCune | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Nancy Gates, Barton MacLane, John Hoyt

Votes: 32

22. Klash (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Music, Romance

6.2
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Director: Bill Parker | Stars: Jasmine Guy, Giancarlo Esposito, Stafford Ashani, Carl Bradshaw

Votes: 67

23. Mystery of the River Boat (1944)

Passed | 218 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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"The Mystery of the Riverboat" while ending each chapter with a cliffhanger is more episodic in nature than the usual Universal serial and somewhat similar to Universal's 1934 "Tailspin ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Robert Lowery, Eddie Quillan, Marion Martin, Marjorie Clements

Votes: 41

24. Lobstermen: Jeopardy at Sea (2006–2013)

55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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Director: Jeff Conroy

Votes: 27

25. Trolley Ahoy (1936)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.2
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Mr. Bang bets the Skipper ten dollars he can't get the trolley to arrive at the train station on time.

Director: Tom Palmer

Votes: 79

26. Captivation (1931)

68 min | Drama

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A woman meets a conceited young novelist aboard a yacht, and decides to teach him a lesson he won't forget.

Director: John Harvel | Stars: Conway Tearle, Betty Stockfeld, Violet Vanbrugh, Robert Farquarson

27. Villa Mauresque (1992)

115 min | Drama

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Vincent, a young Swiss, is upset by his meeting with the city of Lisbon. He will meet two persons: a prostitute of high flight and a great writer fallen and suicidal.

Director: Patrick Mimouni | Stars: Arielle Dombasle, Pascal Greggory, Luís Miguel Cintra, Olga Valéry

28. The Last Dive (2007)

14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

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Skipper Alvin Presley awakens to discover he is trapped alone aboard his submerged submarine. The enemy begins depth charging. Can Presley's wife save him?

Directors: Matt Jenkins, Charles Stanley | Stars: Bradley Wynn, Kim Williams, Kim Williams

29. 24/7 (I)

Short, Drama | Post-production

A peek inside the life of a teenager trying to navigate through his last day of hustlin' in a Detroit drug house.

Director: Tito Calloway | Stars: Antoine McKay, Kristen Wagner-Nader, Javon Anderson, Ayriel Strange

30. The Trading Ketches of South Australia (2005 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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Stars: Neil Cormack, Gerry Edwardes, Chris Frizzell, Bill Heritage

31. American Sailors (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 46 min | Documentary, Sport

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American Sailors takes you on board and behind the scenes as four great skippers prepare and race their boats in the longest and oldest freshwater race in the world. In 2008 the Chicago ... See full summary »

Director: John Grooters | Stars: Tom Giesler, John Nedeau, Steve Schiller, Brian Torresen

32. Bermuda Cockleshells (1957)

Approved | 8 min | Short, Sport

5.8
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This "Sportscope" series entry chronicles a race for a special class of sailboat known as Bermuda Fitted Dinghy.

Director: Harry W. Smith | Star: Peter Roberts

Votes: 31

33. Yogi's Gang (1973–1975)
Episode: Dr. Bigot (1973)

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.8
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Dr. Bigot and his henchmen, Haggling and Bickering, from their blimp hidden in a black cloud, train their bigot beam on Mr. Cheerful and, later, Yogi Bear.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Daws Butler, Josh Albee, Julie Bennett, Tom Bosley

Votes: 5

34. Gilligan's Island (1964–1992)
Episode: Quick Before It Sinks (1965)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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The professor's data indicates that the island is sinking, but the men don't want to break the news to the women, who have the men in the middle of a landscaping project.

Director: George Cahan | Stars: Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer

Votes: 105

35. Back Roads (2015–2019)
Episode: Robe (2017)

28 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Stars: Heather Ewart, Leith Bache, Jacqui Bateman, Jan Bermingham

36. Coast Australia (2013–2017)
Episode: South Australia: Adelaide to Port Lincoln (2017)

49 min | Documentary

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The team embrace the rich colours and stories from where the desert meets the sea.

Director: Pria Viswalingam | Stars: Neil Oliver, Tim Flannery, Alice Garner, Emma Johnston

37. S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)
Episode: Terror Ship (1975)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A tugboat hauling a barge laden with explosives is hijacked by a man who threatens to blow up the harbor and murder a famous marine biologist unless Hondo Harrelson delivers a million dollars in cash.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry, Mark Shera

Votes: 15

38. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The One That Got Away (1967)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.9
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While working as a deck hand on a charter boat, a company believes the skipper left the country after embezzling cash and securities. The police decide to use an agent as the boat's ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: David Janssen, Anne Francis, Charles Drake, Charles Bronson

Votes: 74



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