Sinking ship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sinking ship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, cult film and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with sinking ship, danger, ship, survival, ocean, sea, boat, escapades, catastrophe and explosion plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sinking ship: The Finest Hours (2016), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), The Boat (1985), Das Boot - The Director's Cut (1981), The Sinking of the Laconia (2010), Deep Water (2000), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Poseidon (2006), Titanic II (2010), S.O.S. Titanic (1979).

List of sinking ship movies

The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, disaster, ocean, courage, shipwreck, forces of nature, storm at sea, coast guard, daring rescue, catastrophe, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disaster, ship, survival, natural disaster, shipwreck, sinking ship, race against time, suspense, catastrophe, cruise, escapades, boat ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: san francisco
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, sinking ship, battles, torpedo, military, military life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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Das Boot - The Director's Cut (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, ocean, naval battle, anti war, military, nazi, boat, battles, suspense ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, german, sinking ship, war, pow, ship, military, ocean, boat, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: cruise ship, ghost ship, sinking ship, survival, hostage, one against many, conspiracy, kidnapping, suspense, terrorist group, fight, ocean ...
Time: 2000s, 90s
Place: san francisco, san diego california, pentagon
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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, exciting, inspirational, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens, kids, adult
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, boat, disaster, starvation, shipwreck, man versus nature, dangerous animal, castaway ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, middle ages, georgian era ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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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, suspenseful, rough, apocalyptic, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, ship, catastrophe, ocean, shipwreck, cruise ship, trapped, ocean liner, drowning, forces of nature ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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Titanic II (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, retro, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sea, ship, disaster, survival, forces of nature, sinking ship, race against time, escapades, titanic, chaos and mayhem, drowning, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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S.O.S. Titanic (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The Titanic disaster is depicted as seen through the eyes of one couple in each of the three classes on board.
Style: fairy tale, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, disaster, ship, ocean, sinking ship, iceberg, shipwreck, survival, rescue, catastrophe, older man younger woman marriage, accident ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
Place: atlantic ocean, newfoundland
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, serious, stylized
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, passenger, tragedy, sea disaster, drowning, ocean, ship, sinking ship, ghost ship, castaway ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912
Place: england
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Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Sweden, UK, Germany, France, Turkey, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Mexico
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A celebrity model couple are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by an unhinged captain. What first appeared Instagrammable ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and fighting for survival.
Style: disturbing, captivating, entertaining, satirical, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, yacht, cruise ship, class differences, inequality, stranded on an island, social satire, shipwreck, cruise, model, fashion model, asian woman ...
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Styx (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Malta
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense
Plot: sailboat, storm at sea, sinking ship, rescue, dehydration, yacht, holiday, moral dilemma, female protagonist, map, women, boat ...
Place: germany
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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: romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids, teens ...
Plot: love, love story, titanic, disaster, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, fall in love, tragedy, survival, ocean, shipwreck ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: los angeles, new york, atlantic ocean, england
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Final Voyage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Restored to former glory, a nostalgic cruise ship repeats a tragic past...
Style: cult film
Plot: ship, cruise ship, boat, sinking ship, gunfight, tough girl, mixed martial arts, pirate, terrorist group, one man army, evil man, terrorism ...
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The Crossing II (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A story of three couples and their intertwining love stories set in 1940s Taiwan and Shanghai, centered around the 1949 sinking of Taiping.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: historical event, shipwreck, sinking ship, sea disaster, struggle for survival, suspense, ship, sailor, crash, relationships, relationship problems, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: ancient china, taiwan
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The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: captivating, tense, light, funny, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, giant monster, ocean, sea monster, survival, animal attack, giant creature, giant animal, mission, killer shark, creature feature, self sacrifice ...
Time: jurassic, 2010s, prehistory
Place: shanghai, usa, pacific ocean, asia, california ...
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Three Crowns of the Sailor (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this classically surreal fantasy, a sailor, known for telling tales, sees a student killing his teacher and decides to spin a few yarns for him. He tells the boy of his many adventures in exotic South American ports where he visited opium dens ...
Style: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: ghost, surrealism, ship, ocean, sailor, adventurer, lifestyle, mysterious character, escapades, murder, legends and myths, parallel world ...
Time: year 1958
Place: france, chile, singapore, south america, warsaw poland
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Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: world war two, military, survival, war, soldier, evacuation, military officer, beach, wartime, air attack, rescue mission, army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, los angeles ...
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Sound of the Sea (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Son de Mar (English: "Sound of the Sea") is a 2001 Spanish drama / erotic film directed by Juan José Bigas Luna based on the novel of the same title by Manuel Vicent. It revolves around Ulises (Jordi Mollà), who comes to a fishing ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: lovers reunited, breast feeding, love triangle, female nudity, dishonesty, erotica, fall in love, love affair, sabotage, betrayal, love and romance, couple relations ...
Place: spain
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, titanic, world war one, disaster, espionage, betrayal, military, cruise, secret agents, survival, escapades, undercover ...
Time: 1910s, year 1916
Place: balkan, greece, mediterranean sea, europe
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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, entertaining, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: alien, alien invasion, military, u.s. navy, ship, battleship, evil alien, navy, alien encounter, battles, sea battle, space and aliens ...
Time: future, year 2012, year 2005, year 2006, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, tokyo, new york, pacific ocean, london ...
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Titanic (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A story of the romances of two couples upon the doomed ship. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with old flame, Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ...
Style: fairy tale, sad, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: titanic, disaster, ocean, ocean liner, shipwreck, iceberg, ship, catastrophe, sea, historical event, forces of nature, social differences ...
Time: 1910s, year 1912
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Retrograde (2004)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Luxembourg, Italy, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two time travelers with opposing views are sent back to the present aboard a research ship in the Antarctic to prevent a global biological disaster from occuring
Style: serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, ship, good versus evil, race against time, save the world, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, rescue, dark future, disaster, suspense ...
Time: future, 2000s, 23rd century, year 2004
Place: south america, antarctica
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Mysterious Island (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, inhabited by giant plants and animals. They must use their ingenuity to survive the dangers, and to devise a way to return home. Sequel to ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, stranded, ocean, monster, island, civil war, pirate, castaway, giant bird, giant monster, american civil war, escape ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, year 1865, 1860s
Place: pacific ocean, fictional island
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The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: inspirational, emotional, sentimental, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ocean, coast guard, rescue, lifeguard, mentor, military, death, survival, training, friendship, daring rescue, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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Godzilla (1998)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, futuristic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, godzilla, giant monster, monster, disaster, suspense, giant, human versus monster, creature, military, sea monster, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 20th century, future, jurassic, 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, manhattan new york city, usa, panama ...
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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, slasher, atmospheric, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, ghost, ship, ghost ship, survival, supernatural horror, macabre, twists and turns, suspense, death, monster, ocean ...
Time: year 1962, 60s, 21st century
Place: usa, alaska
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Erik the Viking (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.
Style: surreal, stylized, funny, parody, humorous ...
Plot: viking, medieval, satire, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, time, alternate reality, immortality, parallel universe, monty python, life & death, sexualized violence ...
Time: 9th century, 10th century, 11th century, middle ages, 8th century
Place: norway, australia, england, fictional island
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Captain Sindbad (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After completing his voyages Sindbad the Sailor and his hearty crew have come home to find a palace coup d'etat has occurred and his home city is being run by a brutal dictator played by Pedro Armendariz. He's got designs on the beautiful ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, semi serious, epic
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sinbad, sword and sorcery, sword, magician, dragon, mythical creature, swashbuckler, arabian nights, giant bird, sword fight, good versus evil, adventurer ...
Time: 8th century
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