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, adventure, danger, boat, catastrophe, gun, sea 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: In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Titanic (1997), Ghost Ship (2002), Triangle (2009), The Perfect Storm (2000), Poseidon (2006), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Captain Phillips (2013), High Seas (2019), The Boat (2011).

List of ship movies

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, napoleonic wars, navy, battles, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, naval battle, escapades, sailboat, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
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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: scenic, suspense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, lost at sea, dangerous animal, sea, whale, shipwreck, adventure, starvation, against the odds, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s, georgian era
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
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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, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, mermaid, adventurer, swashbuckler, escape, mythical creature, captain, treasure hunt, treasure, fantasy world ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: spain, england, caribbean, london
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
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, dramatic, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: tragic love, forbidden love, opposites attract, love and romance, love, ship, romance, fall in love, love story, titanic, disaster, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, 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, dark fantasy, humorous, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, journey, supernatural, friendship, courage, sailboat, sword fight, determination, friends, immortality ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, dark fantasy, colourful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, theft, sea battle, british empire, weirdo, tombs and skeletons, pirate captain ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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: suspenseful, scary, slasher, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, supernatural, ghost, supernatural horror, survival, escapades, ghost ship, ocean, shipwreck, death, supernatural ability, sea disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, alaska
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Triangle (2009)
Genre: 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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, isolation, ocean, supernatural, time travel, storm, bermuda triangle, masked killer, insanity, escapades, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: storm, storm at sea, catastrophe, ship, natural disaster, disaster, forces of nature, shipwreck, adventure, rescue, male camaraderie, fish ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, boston, portugal, atlantic ocean
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, survival, ship, catastrophe, disaster, shipwreck, drowning, ocean, forces of nature, giant wave, adventure, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, leadership, navy, naval battle, war, military, adventure, military life, commander, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: jamaica, west indies
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: hostage, ship, navy, rescue, terrorism, u.s. navy, pirate, escapades, hijacking, kidnapping, hostage situation, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, virginia ...
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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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: ship, puzzle, disorder, playboy, doctors, murder, investigation, love and romance, domestic servant, couples, sweetheart, forced sex ...
Time: 1940s
Place: spain, brazil, rio de janeiro
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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, confined, lost at sea, escapades, family relations, parents and children, isolation, mystery, end of the world, vestiges of humanity, science gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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: battleship, alien invasion, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, military, u.s. navy, ship, save the world, ufo, space and aliens, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005 ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, london, tokyo ...
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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, friendship, shipwreck, vengeance, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
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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: ship, island, betrayal, mutiny, murder, storm at sea, adventure, sea captain, escapades, navy, rebelliousness, military life ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, espionage, betrayal, titanic, military, cruise, survival, secret agents, escapades, undercover, panic, disaster ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: mediterranean sea, europe, greece, balkan
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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: sincere, epic, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: ship, sea voyage, sea captain, fall in love, introspection, social differences, family relations, imperialism, couples, teaching the ways of the world, wooing, rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: australia, 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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, ship, dangerous animal, countryside, escapades, rescue, creature, metamorphosis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dark past, creature feature, sailor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ireland
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, royal navy, mutiny, pirate, british navy, conspiracy, battleship, defiant, battles, war ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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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, british navy, duel, battles, adventurer, navy, military, adventure, bully, heroes, weakness ...
Time: 18th century
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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, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: pirate, sword fight, fantasy world, adventure, ship, treasure, supernatural, swashbuckler, sailboat, beast, curses spells and rituals, magical ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, navy, heroes, battles, military, success, napoleonic wars, quarantine, gold, disaster, adventurer, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century
Place: 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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: ship, adventurer, execution, french, first love, battles, navy, invasion, military, heroes, adventure, mission gone awry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, brittany
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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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: ship, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, world war two, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, downfall, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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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, serious, bleak, touching
Plot: ship, fisherman, illegal immigration, dishonesty, moral dilemma, parents and children, stowaway, life is a bitch, human nature, ocean, smuggling, human trafficking ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, 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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, ghost ship, ocean, ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, survival, confined, survivor, demon, husband wife relationship, survival horror ...
Time: 80s
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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, ship, pirate, survival, ocean, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, martial arts, murder, isolation ...
Time: 70s
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