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 exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with ship, escapades, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, catastrophe, sea, rivalry and mentor 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), Titanic (1997), Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Boat (2011), The Perfect Storm (2000), Captain Phillips (2013), Battleship (2012), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Ghost Ship (2002).

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, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, isolation, supernatural, gory, storm, ocean or sea, buddies, danger, sea disaster, time travel, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 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: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, mermaid, captain, ancient mystery, swashbuckler, immortality, adventure, treasure hunt, battle, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, spain, england, london
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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, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, love and romance, ship, love story, romance, drowning, opposites attract, tragic love, iceberg, survival, sea disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s
Place: england
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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: realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, humiliation, military, weakness, navy, british navy, napoleonic wars, adventure, battles, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
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, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, against the odds, adventure, isolation, danger, whale, death, starvation ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, south america, ecuador
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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, biting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, curses spells and rituals, gold, treasure, treasure hunt, captain, ocean or sea, pirate ship, ghost, young woman ...
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, surreal ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, isolation, danger, adventure, family relations, escapades, confined, parents and children, lost at sea, hunger, mystery, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
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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: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, male camaraderie, rescue, natural disaster, danger, shark, escapades ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: portugal, atlantic ocean, new england
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, emotional ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, confined, hostages, team, rescue, terrorism, ship captain, hostage situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, leadership, adventure, ocean or sea, escapades, heroic mission, napoleonic wars, military, doctor ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, battleship, england, france
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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, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, save the world, ocean or sea, ship, evil alien, alien invasion, navy, alien encounter, ufo, danger, battles, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2005 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pentagon ...
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 240 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
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, boat, mutiny, leadership, commander, rebellion, sadism, rivalry, humiliation, military ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, seaport, battleship, west indies
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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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, sea disaster, ship, isolation, slasher, supernatural, survival, cruise, danger, gory, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s
Place: alaska, usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense
Plot: ship, dangerous animal, mermaid, countryside, danger, escapades, deadly, rescue, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, marijuana, kidnapping, thief, destructive relationship, boat, stabbing, lust, isolation, partners, responsibility, slacker ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, catastrophe, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, race against time, adventure, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ship, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, sea, captain, ocean or sea, adventure, deadly, friendship, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 19th century
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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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, blood, slasher, good versus evil, rescue, shipwreck, ocean, survivor, possession, demon, supernatural, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: dungeon
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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, philosophical, motivational, suspense ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, hopes, adventure, teenage boy, human nature, beautiful scenery, isolation, tiger, ship, storytelling, ocean ...
Place: india, paris france, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal quebec ...
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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, family outing, kids, teens
Plot: ship, treasure, pirate, mechanic, doctor, friendship, ocean, imaginary, rivalry, military, king, search ...
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: ocean or sea, pirate, ship, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, swimming ...
Time: 70s
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (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: serious, exciting
Plot: ship, gold, quarantine, navy, military, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, officers and cadets, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: ship, execution, french, adventurer, navy, first love, invasion, military, battles, intrigue, rebellion, commander ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, battleship
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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, feel good, captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: ship, puzzle, couples, disorder, investigation, murder, love and romance, fiancee, stowaway, uncle, doctors, police officer ...
Time: 1940s
Place: brazil, spain
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The Love Boat (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until May 24, 1986. The show starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship's captain. It was part of ABC's popular ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: ship, sitcom, cruise ship, love and romance, romance, parents and children, family relations, ocean or sea, matchmaking, cruise, fall in love, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
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Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tintin and Captain Haddock try to discover what is so desirable about their old and apparently worthless ship.
Style: captivating, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, inheritance, adventure, friendship, chase, assassination attempt, danger, youth, friends, escapades, family, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: turkey, europe, latin america, istanbul turkey, greece
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Carry on Jack (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tenth entry in the Carry On series. Able seaman Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) signs up for adventure on the high seas with the wicked Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). Those swabbing the decks include Juliet Mills, Charles Hawtrey and Donald ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic
Plot: ship, battle zone, adventure, pirate, best friends, danger, rivalry, military, mistaken identity, adventurer, gang, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: spain, england, europe
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Action, 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, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, adventure, escapades, military life, rebelliousness, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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The Man from London (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hungary, Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbour, witnesses a terrible event...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: ship, murder, neo noir, dock, seaside, cafe, suitcase, train, money, fog, night, boat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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