Cruise movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cruise movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, sexy, entertaining and exciting films and TV shows about / with cruise, ship, catastrophe, ocean, death, mentor, dialogue, storytelling, cruise ship and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cruise movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cruise: Love Affair (1994), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), Death on the Nile (1978), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Table for Five (1983), And the Ship Sails On (1983), Welcome Aboard (2011), Ship of Fools (1965), Juggernaut (1974), Film Socialism (2010).

List of cruise movies

Love Affair (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. They become romantic on board a ship sent to take them to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York three months later to see if ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cruise, accident, accident victim, romance, couples, love affair, fall in love, reunion, relationships, airplane, bittersweet, happy ending ...
Time: 90s
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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a new course for destruction.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cruise, catastrophe, boat chase, one man army, race against time, heroes, danger, spouse in danger, boat, ship, heist, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, caribbean
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: disaster movie, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, survival, adventure, cruise, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, israel, atlantic ocean
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Table for Five (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: J.P. Tannen (Jon Voight) wants a second chance to be a father to his children ... but someone else has taken his place. Determined not to just be a friendly 'uncle' in their lives, he gets permission from his ex-wife Kathleen (Millie ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, cruise, cruise ship, ocean or sea, family problems, couples, custody, human nature, parents and children, family life, bittersweet, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea, europe, italy, tunisia, africa ...
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And the Ship Sails On (1983)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1914, a cruise ship sets sail from Naples to spread the ashes of beloved opera singer Edmea Tetua near Erimo, the isle of her birth. During the voyage, the eclectic array of passengers discovers a group of Serbian refugees aboard the vessel. ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, realistic, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: cruise, world war one, ship, danger, ocean or sea, ocean, celebrity culture, boat accident, travel, war, tragedy, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1914
Place: tokyo
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Welcome Aboard (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Isabelle, HR of a large cruise company, made the mistake of choosing her boss as a lover. Before embarking on the maiden voyage of the new flagship of the fleet, though, he decided to disembark from their relationship! Some women take their revenge ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, light, realistic
Plot: cruise, workplace situations, goofy hero, love and romance, workplace romance, farce, disorder, boss and employee, workplace, breakup, rivalry, ship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ship of Fools (1965)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: ship, anti semitism, cruise, racism, world war two, love and romance, society, fall in love, human nature, couples, prostitute, opposites attract ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two, year 1933
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, cuba ...
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Juggernaut (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ransom, terrorism, bomb, cruise ship, cruise, race against time, ship, passenger, catastrophe, daring rescue, danger, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland yard, atlantic ocean, scotland
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Film Socialism (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned ...
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, atmospheric, avant garde ...
Plot: cruise, politics, parents and children, human nature, state affairs, society, family relations, social differences, ship, parent child relationship, family business, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, palestinian authority, africa, ukraine, greece ...
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Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: On a cruise to celebrate their parents' 30th wedding anniversary, a brother and sister deal with the impact of family considerations on their romantic lives.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, cruise, family problems, couples, romance, couple relations, ocean or sea, love and romance, ship, ocean, family vacation ...
Place: india, mediterranean sea, istanbul turkey
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Everlasting Love (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Each day after work, Carlos, a language school teacher, frequents the heady surroundings of his local cruising ground. One evening he encounters a teenage boy from his class named Toni, and the two engage in a brief sexual tryst. As the relationship ...
Style: serious, sexy, avant garde, experimental, sexual ...
Plot: teacher student romance, gay, cruise, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, sexual relations, in the woods, infatuation, gay teacher, teacher student sex, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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Siren (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends escaping the city for a weekend away have a simple plan, to tour the coast for a relaxing weekend. Things hit a snag when one of the friends spots a seductive, sultry young woman waving for help off the shore of one of many ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, island, isolation, cruise, beach, deathtrap, rescue, buddies, confined, seduction, murder, siren ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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City Hunter (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
Style: realistic, semi serious, parody, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, terrorist, cruise, womanizer, heroes, private detective, one man army, ship, hijacking, danger, tough cop ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, hong kong
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A Talking Picture (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A meditation on civilization. July, 2001: friends wave as a cruise ship departs Lisbon for Mediterranean ports and the Indian Ocean. On board and on day trips in Marseilles, Pompeii, Athens, Istanbul, and Cairo, a professor tells her young daughter ...
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, contemplative, humorous ...
Plot: ship, family relations, greek, cruise, love and romance, legends and myths, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, couples, parents and children, cruise ship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2001
Place: middle east, istanbul turkey, jerusalem, israel, ottoman empire ...
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: tragic love, love and romance, romance, opposites attract, love, ship, love story, fall in love, titanic, forbidden love, catastrophe, iceberg ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, cult film ...
Plot: cruise, cruise ship, tidal wave, one against many, hostage, survival, betrayal, kidnapping, teenage girl, conspiracy, fight, terrorist group ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 90s
Place: san francisco, pentagon, san diego california
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Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: slasher, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, supernatural, supernatural horror, survival, escapades, ocean, danger, gory, shipwreck, death, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
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Like Father (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a workaholic young executive, is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father. The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few ...
Style: sweet, light, sincere, touching
Plot: father daughter relationship, workaholic, cruise, father daughter reunion, father daughter conflict, breakup, travel, female director, netflix, canoe, honeymoon
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The Impostors (1998)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stow away on a ship to hide from a drunken, belligerent lead actor who has ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, witty ...
Plot: farce, hidden identity, goofy hero, cruise, ocean liner, nothing goes right, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, ship, eccentricity, sarcasm, deadpan ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: new york, usa
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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, survival, secret agents, undercover, danger ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: greece, europe, mediterranean sea, balkan
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Carry on Cruising (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the ...
Style: parody, not serious, entertaining, melancholic, light ...
Plot: ship, cruise ship, sea, escapades, cruise, goofy hero, romance, nothing goes right, boss and employee, workplace situations, disorder, drunk ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, disaster movie, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: catastrophe, sinking ship, survival, race against time, ship, adventure, ocean, cruise, escapades, danger, shipwreck, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
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Boat Trip (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: bikini, homosexuality, pretending to be gay, cruise ship, fish out of water, farce, lifestyle, comedy of errors, fall in love, singleness, looking for sex, cruise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, cuba
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Brides (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young female character, Nikki Douka, from Samothraki, is sailing to the U.S. to fulfill a marriage contract and save her family honor. Her skills as a seamstress keep her busily sewing throughout the voyage to alter wedding dresses for the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mail order bride, ship, greek, fall in love, couples, cruise, romance, society, love and romance, immigrants, wedding, class differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa
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The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, mind game, game, yacht, vengeance, disorder, danger, deadly, cruise, manipulation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south of france, southern france, mediterranean sea, california
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Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: island, young heroes, family relations, adventure, danger, exotic island, little girl, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, poacher, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, indonesia, pacific ocean
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Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, s&m, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual perversion, infidelity, bdsm, destructive relationship, love affair, passionate interest, sex addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
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Jack and Jill (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jack Sadelstein, a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife and kids, dreads one event each year: the Thanksgiving visit of his twin sister Jill. Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness is maddening to Jack, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, parody, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twins, siblings relations, family relations, family, looking for love, eccentric family, life turned upside down, misfit, thanksgiving, cruise, quibbling, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, danger, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
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