Ship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, realistic and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ship, escapades, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, boat, ocean, mentor, catastrophe and sea plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
ship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ship: Triangle (2009), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Titanic (1997), The Boat (2011), Poseidon (2006), Ghost Ship (2002), Captain Phillips (2013), Battleship (2012), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), The Perfect Storm (2000).

List of ship movies

Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, nightmare, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, swashbuckler, adventure, captain, adventurer, immortality, treasure hunt, battle, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, spain, england, london
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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, biting, colourful, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, pirate ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, gold, treasure hunt, captain, ghost, desert island ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: ship, pirate, adventure, supernatural, journey, danger, ocean or sea, afterlife, friendship, curses spells and rituals, swashbuckler, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, isolation, sea, danger, whale, desert island ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, south america, ecuador
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, adventure, leadership, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, napoleonic wars ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, france
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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: romance, love and romance, love, love story, opposites attract, ship, fall in love, titanic, tragic love, drowning, shipwreck, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 1990s
Place: england, atlantic ocean
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The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, isolation, escapades, danger, parents and children, confined, family relations, lost at sea, mystery, ship captain, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century
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Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, drowning, natural disaster, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, rescue, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, kenya ...
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, alien invasion, ship, save the world, evil alien, navy, sea battle, ufo, danger, ocean or sea, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, pearl harbor, pentagon
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, leadership, navy, war, adventure, military, military life, uninhibited rivalry, rebel, rebelliousness, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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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, male camaraderie, rescue, sea disaster, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ship, mermaid, dangerous animal, countryside, danger, escapades, deadly, rescue, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, napoleonic wars, navy, ocean or sea, battles, adventure, military, adventurer, weakness, british navy, humiliation ...
Time: 18th century
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High Seas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Two sisters discover disturbing family secrets after a string of mysterious deaths occur on a luxury ship traveling from Spain to Brazil in the 1940s.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, feel good
Plot: ship, puzzle, playboy, disorder, murder, investigation, love and romance, couples, domestic servant, sweetheart, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, spain
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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
Plot: ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, sea disaster, dedication event ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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Death Ship (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, survivor, blood, survival, gory, danger, deadly, confined, ocean ...
Time: 80s
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On Board (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The sailors who were duped by woman sellers, want to steal their capitals to retaliate from them. There are four men and one woman in a ruined boat. Four lazy and dissatisfaction sailors. The woman represent lust, delectation and appalling potential ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ship, marijuana, kidnapping, destructive relationship, thief, isolation, crime, mysterious character, crimes, lust, partners, responsibility ...
Time: 90s
Place: istanbul turkey, turkey
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, gold, quarantine, military, navy, hopes, escapades, adventurer, success, rebelliousness, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: north africa
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: 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.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, deadly, danger, friendship, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th 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: melancholic, dramatic, captivating, motivational, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, tiger, isolation, teenage boy, lost at sea, ship ...
Place: india, paris france, montreal quebec, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada ...
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Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, adventurer, french, execution, invasion, military, first love, navy, state affairs, escapades, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
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Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, colourful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, ship, ocean, friends, chases and races, danger, criminal, military, adventure, law and order, sea, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, royal navy, mutiny, pirate, moral dilemma, rebellion, introspection, rebelliousness, military life, defiant ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: europe, england
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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, tense, serious, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: ship, cruise, racism, anti semitism, love and romance, fall in love, society, couples, human nature, prostitute, opposites attract, ocean liner ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, pre world war two
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, cuba ...
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Bermuda Triangle (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a strange storm in the Carribean causes a boat to sink, a family finds itself stranded on an island in the "27th dimension".
Style: serious, captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: bermuda triangle, adventure, ship, survival, island, starting over, volcano, isolation, family in danger, danger, escapades, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
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One Piece (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gol D. Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: pre-teens, kids, family outing, teens
Plot: ship, pirate, treasure, doctor, mechanic, friendship, imaginary, ocean, search, sniper, captain, daring rescue ...
Place: japan
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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, ocean or sea, pirate, ship, survival, danger, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, swimming ...
Time: 70s
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