Sea disaster movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sea disaster movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, visually appealing, exciting and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with sea disaster, danger, survival, catastrophe, escapades, adventure, mentor, first contact, storytelling and runaway plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sea disaster: Titanic (1997), The Blue Lagoon (1980), The Perfect Storm (2000), All Is Lost (2013), Life of Pi (2012), Sea Wolf (2009), Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996), Phantom (2013), Titanic (2012), Crusoe (2008).

List of sea disaster movies

Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, first sex, love and romance, teenage love, adventure, stranded, fall in love, shipwreck, masturbation, teenage sexuality, friendship, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, catastrophe, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean, boston
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All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: motivational, captivating, melancholic, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, journey, lost at sea, life, isolation, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
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Sea Wolf (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, adventure, survival, sea disaster, danger, isolation, expedition, escapades, writer's life, captain, love and romance, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
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Twelfth Night or What You Will (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, witty, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: comedy of errors, cross dressing, mistaken identity, twins, disguise, romance, gender bending, sea disaster, love, couples, disorder, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s, victorian era ...
Place: cornwall, england, london
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Phantom (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, cold war, military, navy, military life, leadership, mission gone awry, haunted by the past, danger, sea disaster, delusion, nuclear threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: soviet union
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: titanic, passenger, ship, tragedy, survival, sea disaster, drowning, shipwreck, catastrophe, iceberg, ocean liner, castaway ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england
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Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, wisdom of life, friends, sea disaster, storm, survival, wise man, friendship, isolation, escapades, survivor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Belfast, 1909. The Harland and Wolff shipyard has been handed the greatest project in its history. It will build a great, unsinkable ship. And it will be called the RMS Titanic.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, epic
Plot: titanic, iceberg, workplace situations, danger, social differences, sea disaster, heir heiress, ship, passenger, immigrants, society, catastrophe ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: ireland, new york, europe
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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, ship, cruise, race against time, passenger, danger, daring rescue, adventure, law enforcement, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, atlantic ocean, scotland yard, scotland
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Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, island, castaway, american civil war, dangerous animal, adventure, stranded, escape, daring rescue, race against time, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1950s, 50s
Place: pacific ocean
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Swept Away (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue. He is stood up.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: island, sexual relations, fall in love, strong sexual content, romance, opposites attract, adventure, survival, couple relations, love affair, social differences, master and servant ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, italy
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, beautiful scenery, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, doctor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, ukraine, cornwall ...
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Longitude (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Parallel stories: 18th century Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea; 20th century Gould is obsessed with restoring it.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: inventor, against the odds, adventure, military life, escapades, danger, sea disaster, ocean or sea, british navy, father son relationship, sea, obsession ...
Time: 18th century, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1700s
Place: jamaica, 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
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The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, fisherman, human spirit, against the odds, danger, storm at sea, drowning, swimming, struggle for survival, hopes, sea disaster, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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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: suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, underwater, nuclear, cold war, patriotism, radiation, heroes, state affairs, sea disaster, ocean or sea, politics ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: soviet union, russia
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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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, alaska
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125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: History
Country: Japan, Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: shipwreck, historical event, turk, tragedy, sea disaster, sinking ship, typhoon, danger, drowning, survival, turkish, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, japan, istanbul turkey
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Mysterious Island (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cinematic adaptation of Jules Verne's 1874 novel "The Mysterious Island", the story begins during the American Civil War, as famine and death ravage the city of Richmond, Virginia. Five northern POWs make the decision to escape the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, nostalgic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: union soldier, sea disaster, runaway, survival, monster, american civil war, escapades, adventure, deadly creature, dangerous animal, imaginary, fantasy world ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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Capsized: Blood in the Water (2019)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on the harrowing true story of an October 1982 shark encounter. After a yacht bound for Florida capsizes during an unexpected storm, its crew is left to drift for days in the chilling waters of the Atlantic where they become prey to a group of ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, intense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: shark attack, shark, killer shark, survival, struggle for survival, water, yacht, hallucination, fear, blood, animal attack, storm ...
Time: year 1982, 20th century
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Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, island, princess, goofy hero, fish out of water, giant, getting home, prisoner, imaginary kingdom, escapades, mysterious place, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york
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Pathfinder (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: viking, vikings, vengeance, master warrior, battles, danger, deadly, adventure, gory, native american, savagery, sword fight ...
Time: middle ages
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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1964)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Shipwrecked on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe fills his time in either building a shelter for himself, or by reminiscing about the years he spent at sea and the adventures that led him to where he is. The months roll by and the hardships ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: desert island, survival, island, escapades, adventure, confined, sea disaster, danger, isolation, pets, deserted island, marooned ...
Time: 17th century
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King Kong (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: island, giant animal, jungle, rescue, stowaway, woman in danger, ship, survival, giant snake, world trade center, oil company, beast ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, indonesia, asia, usa ...
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The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, treasure hunt, adventure, shipwreck, chase, shark, ocean or sea, danger, ocean, mafia, vacation, morphine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1880s, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
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Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
Style: emotional, disturbing, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, sculptor, fall in love, love and romance, love affair, couples, actor's life, couple relations, destructive relationship, romance, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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