Sea captain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sea captain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, captivating, semi serious, suspense, realistic and serious films and TV shows about / with sea captain, ship, escapades, adventure, danger, sea, ocean, heroes, boat and ocean or sea plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sea captain: To the Ends of the Earth (2005), The Bounty (1984), Long Way North (2015), The Sea Serpent (1985), Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993), Kon-Tiki (2012), Deadweight (2016), Pippi in the South Seas (1970), Striped Trip (1961), The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968).

List of sea captain movies

To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, epic, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: ship, fall in love, sea captain, introspection, social differences, family relations, imperialism, couples, military, unlikely couple, rich and poor, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: australia, england
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 7.1
 25K
The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, ship, betrayal, mutiny, murder, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, military life, rebelliousness, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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Long Way North (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: France, Denmark, Belgium, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, tense
Plot: journey, ship, coming of age, search, sea captain, dog, teenager, adventure, family relations, danger, family, friendship ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, humorous, colourful, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, pirate, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, british empire, treasure, sea battle, weirdo, gold, ocean or sea, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The Sea Serpent (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serpent, created by radioactivity, threatens a Spanish coastal town.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, scary
Plot: sea monster, prehistoric creature, eaten alive, giant animal, science, nuclear, underwater scene, ocean, sea captain, underwater, survival, water ...
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The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sir Francis Drake goes on a quest to find the legendary Tree of Life, battling the Spanish Armada, sea monsters, sorceress and his bitter nemesis Captain Don Sandovate on the way.
Style: mystical, intense, stylized, suspense, tense ...
Plot: pirate, queen, death, kidnapping, sultan, magic, puzzle, sailor, storm at sea, ship captain, sea battle, sea captain ...
Time: 16th century
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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank, a retired Irish seaman, and Walter, a retired Cuban barber, are two lonely old men trapped in the emptiness of their own lives. When they meet in a park Frank is able to start a conversation after several attempts. They begin to spend time ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, light, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, park, golden years, buddies, aging, romance, hopes, summer, senior citizen, sea captain, hairdresser, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida
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 7.2
 46K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, ocean or sea, adventure, expedition, sea voyage, raft, adventurer, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, tahiti ...
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 5.4
 132
Deadweight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the port of Savannah/United States behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led ...
Plot: cargo ship, sea captain, death, port, harbor, container, union, remorse, guilt, filipino, investigation, workout ...
Time: 2010s
Place: the philippines
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Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Pippi in the South Seas (original title is Pippi Långstrump på de sju haven) is a 1970 film, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series. Pippi, with friends Tommy and Annika, adventures on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: island, pirate, getting home, rescue, youth, save the day, heroes, family, adventurer, race against time, treasure hunt, heroic mission ...
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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 7.4
 2K
Striped Trip (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Soviet cruise ship "Evgeni Onegin" is carrying cages with tigers and lions for a Soviet Circus. One loose monkey unlocks all cages, letting the tigers and lions out. Poor passengers and crew have no place to run. The captain abandons his ...
Style: sweet, humorous, romantic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: soviet, sea voyage, tiger, ship, animal training, human animal relationship, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love interest, strong female lead, female protagonist, danger ...
Place: soviet union, russia
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The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Ghost & Mrs. Muir is an American situation comedy based on the 1947 film of the same name, which was based on the 1945 novel by R. A. Dick. It premiered in September 1968 on NBC. After NBC canceled the series, it aired on ABC for one season ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: unrequited love, sea captain, ghost, widow, dog, haunted house, single parent, blonde, landlord, secret relationship, coast, descendant ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: maine
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The Onedin Line (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Onedin Line is a BBC television drama series which ran from 1971 to 1980. The series was created by Cyril Abraham. The series is set in Liverpool from 1860 to 1886 and deals with the rise of a shipping line, the Onedin Line, named after its ...
Plot: sailboat, cargo, ocean, sea captain, sea, period piece, brother brother relationship, ship, port, crew, sailor
Time: 19th century
Place: liverpool, england
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American Warships (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battleship, warship, aircraft carrier, ocean, alien encounter, battles, evil alien, military, ship, naval battle, heroes, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
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 6.2
 1K
Kidnapped (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Scottish orphan David Balfour (Lawrence Douglas) is betrayed by his wicked uncle Ebeneezer (Donald Pleasance), who arranges for David to be kidnapped and sold into slavery so that Unk can claim his inheritance. The boy is rescued and befriended by ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, ship, kidnapping, adventure, escapades, betrayal, danger, rescue, orphan, dishonesty, rivalry, adventurer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe, france
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Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Raggedy Ann and Andy leave their playroom to rescue Babette, a beautiful French doll kidnapped by a pirate.
Style: semi serious, exciting, feel good, offbeat, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, kidnapping, friendship, rescue, candy, camel, toy comes to life, friends, disorder, show tunes, escapades, imaginary ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.2
 991
The Hawaiians (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A wanderer returns home only to find political turmoil, disease and romantic difficulties.
Style: epic, sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: pineapple, immigrants, society, adventurer, escapades, lifestyle, romance, culture clash, will, grave, tent, fire truck ...
Time: 19th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 5.0
 1K
Cargo (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Sweden, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.
Plot: theft, smuggling, chase, drug smuggling, german accent, head butt, shaving, passport, refugee, bird, self sacrifice, bird cage ...
Place: africa
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 6.3
 343
Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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 routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, ocean or sea, power relations, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, brother sister relationship, power outage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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 7.8
 187
Kidnapped (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 390 min.
TV show
Story: No overview found.
Plot: inheritance, romance, ship, murder, slave, adaptation, money, ship wreck, shipwreck, sea captain, buddy, whiskey ...
Place: scotland
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The Sound of Music Live! (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, History, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This new version of "The Sound of Music" will be a faithful adaptation of the original stage musical, to retell the story for a whole new generation. And more than that, it will be broadcast LIVE, adding a whole new level of immediacy and ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: convent, nun, teenage love, family life, fall in love, youth, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, couples, undisciplined, show tunes ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, 1920s
Place: austria
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, interesting, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, sword fight, legendary, supernatural, treasure, fantasy world, swashbuckler, magical, curses spells and rituals, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Pirates of the Plain (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Pirates of the Plain" details the adventure of Jezebel Jack, a pirate with a heart of gold that is sent to the future where he meets Bobby, a young boy with an overactive imagination.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: heroes, pirate, adventurer, heroic mission, family, escapades, adventure, youth, danger, young heroes, rescue, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa, caribbean
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 6.1
 8K
Pirates (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, treasure hunt, rebelliousness, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, kidnapping, legends and myths, child in peril, ocean or sea, tough heroes ...
Place: spain, europe
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The Master of Ballantrae (1984)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story of two brothers, Scottish noblemen whose family is torn apart by the Jacobite rising of 1745.
Plot: colonial america, sea voyage, kilt, brother brother relationship, faked death, estate, jealousy, sea captain, bagpipes, period piece, sword fight, sword ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: scotland
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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventurer, steampunk, superhero, vampire, save the world, secret service, adventure, immortality, heroic mission, danger, alternate reality, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, siberia, africa, italy ...
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, catastrophe, ocean, nuclear, nuclear submarine, danger, race against time, leadership, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 8th century, middle ages
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 7.7
 126K
Ponyo (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary ...
Style: touching, sweet, scenic, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: mermaid, friendship, magical, fish, transformation, adventure, princess, ocean or sea, ocean, obsessive quest, imaginary kingdom, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.2
 1K
Britannic (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, espionage, betrayal, titanic, military, cruise, catastrophe, escapades, secret agents, survival, undercover, danger ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: balkan, mediterranean sea, greece, europe
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