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, boat, danger, adventure, ocean or sea, sea, catastrophe, mentor and captain 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), The Boat (2011), The Perfect Storm (2000), Captain Phillips (2013), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), 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, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, danger, buddies, ocean or sea, sea disaster, time travel, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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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, emotional, romantic, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fall in love, love, ship, love story, love and romance, romance, drowning, opposites attract, iceberg, survival, tragic love, 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, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, duel, adventurer, weakness, military, humiliation, navy, british navy, napoleonic wars, battles, ocean or sea, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: battleship
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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, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, curses spells and rituals, danger, friendship, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, navy, leadership, battles, sea battle, adventure, escapades, heroic mission, ocean or sea, napoleonic wars, doctor, military ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, battleship, england, france
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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, adventure, danger, escapades, confined, family relations, parents and children, mystery, lost at sea, ship captain, hunger ...
Time: 21st century
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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, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, captain, mermaid, swashbuckler, ancient mystery, immortality, adventure, treasure hunt, battle, danger ...
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: pirate, adventure, ship, gold, treasure, curses spells and rituals, treasure hunt, captain, ocean or sea, pirate ship, ghost, young woman ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, 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, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, navy, kidnapping, hostages, confined, team, rescue, terrorism, ship captain, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, kenya, vermont, virginia ...
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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, lost at sea, against the odds, adventure, isolation, danger, whale, hopes, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, south america, pacific ocean
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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: save the world, military, ship, evil alien, ocean or sea, navy, alien encounter, battles, ufo, danger, alien invasion, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
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: realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, boat, mutiny, leadership, ocean or sea, rivalry, humiliation, military, rebelliousness, nervous breakdown ...
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, ship, sea disaster, isolation, slasher, supernatural, survival, cruise, danger, gory, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
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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, 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, kidnapping, marijuana, destructive relationship, thief, vengeance, responsibility, slacker, lust, mysterious character, crimes, crime ...
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, chaos and mayhem, race against time, sea disaster, adventure, giant wave, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ship, dangerous animal, obsessive quest, whale, sea, captain, ocean or sea, adventure, friendship, vengeance, deadly, 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, shipwreck, rescue, survivor, possession, demon, ocean, 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, motivational, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, hopes, adventure, human nature, ocean or sea, teenage boy, isolation, ship, storytelling, ocean, journey, starvation ...
Place: india, toronto ontario canada, mexico, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
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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, gold, navy, military, quarantine, friends, power relations, battles, ocean or sea, rebelliousness, friendship, heroic mission ...
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: ship, french, execution, adventurer, military, first love, navy, invasion, state affairs, adventure, mission gone awry, war ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
Place: battleship, france, europe
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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: realistic, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sentimental
Plot: ship, sitcom, cruise ship, looking for love, passenger, parents and children, love and romance, romance, fall in love, cruise, love affair, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
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: exciting, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ship, inheritance, deadly, teenage life, escapades, family, adventure, riddles and clues, chases and races, obsessive quest, journalism, friendship ...
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: not serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: ship, disorder, heroes, pirate, best friends, danger, battles, ocean or sea, mistaken identity, adventurer, gang, military life ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: spain, europe, england
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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: captivating, suspenseful, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, adventure, ship, betrayal, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, 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: serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, ship, neo noir, cafe, dock, seaside, money, fog, train, suitcase, boat, night ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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The Long Ships (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In this elaborately mounted seafaring adventure, Rolfe (Richard Widmark) is a Viking leader with the cunning and devious mind of a pirate. Rolfe tells others sailors of "The Mother of Voices," a mammoth bell made of gold and as tall as ...
Style: semi serious, epic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, vikings, adventurer, bell, viking, heroic mission, escapades, dishonesty, heroes, obsessive quest, folk hero, rescue ...
Place: africa, north africa, dungeon, scandinavia
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Horror of the Zombies (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a pair of models go missing from a boat, a rescue party discover an empty galleon carrying the coffins of the long dead Knights Templar. The rescue party board the galleon and then discover their own boat has vanished. The survivors struggle ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ship, zombie, undead, evil, rape, supernatural, religions or cults, ocean or sea, woman in danger, society, survival, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain
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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: humorous, not serious
Plot: ship, cruise ship, sea, boss and employee, workplace situations, nothing goes right, goofy hero, power relations, cruise, escapades, disorder, parody ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
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