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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense and intense films and TV shows about / with ship, escapades, danger, ocean or sea, boat, adventure, catastrophe, mentor, ocean and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ship: Triangle (2009), Titanic (1997), Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998), Ghost Ship (2002), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Boat (2011), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001), Battleship (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), The Perfect Storm (2000).

List of ship movies

 6.9
 84K
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: scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, buddies, storm, time loop, danger, ocean or sea, sea disaster, friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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 7.8
 908K
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, emotional, captivating, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: ship, fall in love, love and romance, love story, drowning, survival, iceberg, opposites attract, sea disaster, romance, young lovers, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 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: serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, ocean or sea, adventure, battles, adventurer, navy, napoleonic wars, british navy, military, weakness, humiliation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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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, entertaining, witty, biting, wild ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, ship, curses spells and rituals, ghost, tombs and skeletons, treasure, ocean or sea, supernatural, pirate ship, captain, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, immortality, ancient mystery, mermaid, captain, swashbuckler, treasure, adventure, battle, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, spain, england, london
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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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, leadership, navy, battles, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, rivalry, human spirit, heroic mission, officers and cadets, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, battleship, france
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 5.5
 84K
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, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, isolation, supernatural, sea disaster, survival, danger, supernatural ability, slasher, cruise, gory, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1962
Place: alaska, usa
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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, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, supernatural, ocean or sea, friendship, immortality, curses spells and rituals, journey, courage, danger, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, dangerous animal, ocean, adventure, isolation, danger, against the odds, hopes, whale, lost at sea, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, south america, ecuador, pacific ocean, massachusetts
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 7.5
 3K
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, adventure, isolation, danger, mystery, confined, parents and children, escapades, family relations, lost at sea, end of the world, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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, serious, realistic
Plot: ship, leadership, mutiny, napoleonic wars, navy, adventure, rebelliousness, military life, ocean or sea, heroes, war, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, battleship, seaport, west indies
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 5.8
 221K
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, entertaining, tense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: save the world, ocean or sea, evil alien, ship, military, battles, alien encounter, navy, hotshot hero, soldier, danger, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012 ...
Place: battleship, hong kong, hawaii, japan, pearl harbor ...
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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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hijacking, ship, pirate, hostages, kidnapping, navy, confined, rescue, team, anti heroes, poverty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, virginia ...
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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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, rescue, shark, storm at sea, marina, city hall, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, atlantic ocean, portugal
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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: dangerous animal, ship, countryside, mermaid, danger, rescue, deadly, escapades, creature, metamorphosis, creature feature, dark past ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: ireland
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 8.1
 10K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: ship, destructive relationship, marijuana, mysterious character, crimes, crime, vengeance, isolation, kidnapping, partners, lust, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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 7.9
 511K
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: suspense, melancholic, atmospheric, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: survival, adventure, ocean or sea, hopes, human nature, teenage boy, ocean, young heroes, ship, starvation, isolation, journey ...
Place: india, pacific ocean, paris france, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
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 4.8
 3K
Death Ship (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, gothic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, blood, slasher, possession, survivor, demon, rescue, ocean, shipwreck, gory, good versus evil, haunted house ...
Place: dungeon
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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: exciting, serious
Plot: ship, military, quarantine, navy, gold, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, human spirit, war ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: battleship, north africa
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 5.6
 89K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ocean, ship, drowning, giant wave, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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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, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: ship, adventurer, military, navy, invasion, execution, first love, french, adventure, rebelliousness, political intrigue, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: europe, france, battleship
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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, semi serious, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, chases and races, theft, ocean or sea, master villain, swashbuckler, captain, legendary ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, cruise, survival, race against time, new year's eve, adventure, passenger, hysteria, wife husband relationship, prostitute, faith, sibling relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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 6.8
 33K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, ship, kidnapping, yacht, married couple, sinking boat, australian, psychopath, swimming, drowning, woman in danger, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
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 6.5
 3K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, sea, adventure, ocean or sea, vengeance, human nature, obsession, danger ...
Time: 19th century
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The Icebreaker (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: based on true events, serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, storm at sea, iceberg, coast guard, cold, danger, friendship, ship captain, team, strained relationship, ocean, health situation ...
Time: year 1985
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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: semi serious, feel good, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Plot: ship, sitcom, cruise ship, looking for love, ocean or sea, romance, love affair, love and romance, parents and children, fall in love, family relations, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
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Carry on Cruising (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the ...
Style: not serious, humorous
Plot: ship, cruise ship, sea, goofy hero, parody, boss and employee, boat, romance, sea voyage, drunk, innuendo, holiday ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
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 7.1
 4K
Murder Ahoy (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During an annual board of trustees meeting, one of the trustees dies. Miss Marple thinks he’s been poisoned after finding a chemical on him. She sets off to investigate at the ship where he had just come from. The fourth and final film from the ...
Style: serious, clever, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: ship, amateur detective, private detective, snuff, poison, miss marple, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, captain, murder mystery ...
Time: 60s
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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: talky, gloomy, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: ship, racism, prostitute, anti semitism, cruise, human nature, society, social misfits, young lovers, aging, opposites attract, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: mexico, europe, latin america, germany, cuba ...
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