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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ship, ocean, escapades, ocean or sea, adventure, danger, boat, catastrophe, gun and sea plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ship: In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Titanic (1997), The Perfect Storm (2000), Poseidon (2006), Triangle (2009), Captain Phillips (2013), Ghost Ship (2002), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), The Boat (2011), Moby Dick (1998).

List of ship movies

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, napoleonic wars, battles, ocean or sea, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, naval battle, escapades, human spirit ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
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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, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, adventurer, battle, mythical creature, swashbuckler, captain, adventure, immortality, ancient mystery ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, spain, caribbean, 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, colourful, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, ship, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, british empire, treasure, weirdo, gold, ocean or sea, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, adventure, against the odds, desert island, ocean or sea, whale, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
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 7.8
 1.1M
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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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, ship, catastrophe, storm at sea, natural disaster, forces of nature, adventure, shipwreck, rescue, weatherman, male camaraderie, sea disaster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, atlantic ocean, portugal
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 5.7
 100K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, catastrophe, survival, drowning, shipwreck, ocean, forces of nature, adventure, giant wave, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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: exciting, humorous, stylized, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: ship, pirate, journey, adventure, supernatural, friendship, immortality, friends, determination, swashbuckler, danger, sword fight ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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 6.9
 105K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, masked killer, gory, ocean, storm, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, insanity, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, navy, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, vermont ...
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 5.5
 95K
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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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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, leadership, navy, war, military, adventure, military life, rebel, commander, rebelliousness ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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 7.3
 4K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, danger, confined, lost at sea, escapades, family relations, parents and children, isolation, mystery, ship captain, end of the world ...
Time: 21st century
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ship, mermaid, dangerous animal, countryside, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, dark past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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 6.4
 4K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, sea, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, captain, ocean, adventure, ocean or sea, deadly, friendship, danger ...
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 238K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
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, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, evil alien, military, navy, battleship, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, ship, danger, alien encounter, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
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 6.8
 6K
High Seas (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, feel good ...
Plot: ship, puzzle, playboy, disorder, investigation, murder, love and romance, couples, sweetheart, doctors, domestic servant, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: brazil, spain, rio de janeiro
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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, survival, secret agents, undercover, danger ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: greece, europe, mediterranean sea, balkan
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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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, duel, british navy, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, ocean or sea, weakness, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
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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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, soldier, rebellion, betrayal, leadership, war, conspiracy ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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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 voyage, sea captain, introspection, social differences, family relations, imperialism, couples, military, escapades, unlikely couple ...
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, rebelliousness, military life, storm at sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 954
True North (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, touching, serious
Plot: ship, fisherman, illegal immigration, dishonesty, parents and children, moral dilemma, human nature, ocean, stowaway, ocean or sea, life is a bitch, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, scotland
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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
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 4K
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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, ocean, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, survivor, survival, gory, danger, confined, deadly, blood ...
Time: 80s
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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: serious, exciting
Plot: ship, navy, battles, heroes, military, success, napoleonic wars, gold, quarantine, catastrophe, rebelliousness, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: north africa
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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, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, ship, supernatural, treasure, fantasy world, legendary, swashbuckler, magical, curses spells and rituals, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, ocean or sea, survival, ocean, escapades, danger, confined, rivalry, hijacking, martial arts ...
Time: 70s
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 492
The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, evacuation, ocean or sea, military, confined, danger, chaos and mayhem, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe
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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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, heroes, adventurer, military, execution, french, first love, navy, battles, invasion, intrigue, adventure ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: france, europe, brittany
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