Shipwreck movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant shipwreck movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful and intense films and TV shows about / with shipwreck, danger, survival, escapades, catastrophe, underwater scene, island, boat, adventure and ocean plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
shipwreck movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as shipwreck: Poseidon (2006), Titanic (1997), Sweetheart (2019), Robinson Crusoe (1997), Titanic (2012), The Perfect Storm (2000), Swept Away (2002), The Deep (1977), Below (2002), In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

List of shipwreck movies

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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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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Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jenn has washed ashore a small tropical island and it doesn’t take her long to realize she’s completely alone. She must spend her days not only surviving the elements, but must also fend off the malevolent force that comes out each night.
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, tense
Plot: desert island, shipwreck, stranded on an island, survival horror, sea monster, creature, tropical island, human versus monster, survival, island, female protagonist, sinking boat ...
Time: contemporary
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, island, adventure, friendship, stranded on an island, adventurer, destiny, ocean, jungle, sea disaster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, scotland
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama
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, stylized, serious
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, passenger, tragedy, iceberg, ship, sinking ship, sea disaster, drowning, survival, catastrophe ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: england
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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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Swept Away (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Stranded and alone on a desert island during a cruise, a spoiled rich woman and a deckhand fall in love and make a date to reunite after their rescue.
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: tropical island, shipwreck, island, stranded on an island, rich woman, survival, romance, power relations, opposites attract, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, italy, europe, london
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The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, shipwreck, adventure, shark, treasure hunt, chase, mafia, vacation, morphine, diving, scuba diving, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, haiti
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Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, shipwreck, navy, world war two, leadership, survival, supernatural, isolation, sea disaster, uncover truth, rescue team ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany
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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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The Forgotten Ones (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot. A horrifying action-adventure in the vein of Predator and Lost.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: shipwreck, island, jungle, isolation, deadly creature, survival, supernatural, escapades, cannibal, confined, crimes, woman urinating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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Survival Island (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A millionaire and his wife are shipwrecked after a yachting accident with their former servant, Manuel.
Style: sexy, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, love triangle, extramarital affair, shipwreck, desert island, infidelity, survival, sexy woman, island, yacht, marital infidelity, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, sexy, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids, teen drama
Plot: island, fall in love, love and romance, first sex, teenage sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), masturbation, teenage sexuality, adventure, teenage love, desert island, sexual awakening ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 70s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, scary, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, warship, naval battle, aircraft carrier, aerial combat, navy, fighter pilot, u.s. navy, fighter plane, air battle, battleship, shipwreck ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1942, year 1941, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, honolulu hawaii, china ...
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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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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: philosophical, captivating, motivational, scenic, melancholic ...
Plot: survival, journey, hopes, stranded, beautiful scenery, life, teenage boy, adventure, ocean, lost at sea, human nature, human animal relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, paris france, montreal ...
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Love Wrecked (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny (Bynes) is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.
Style: humorous, feel good, light, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: resort, teenage love, love triangle, adventure, shipwreck, island, lie, marooned, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, stranded, escapades, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: caribbean
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Into the Blue (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, island, treasure, adventure, shipwreck, diving, gold, ocean, shark, escapades, dangerous attraction, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
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The Colony (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future: after a global catastrophe has wiped out nearly all of humanity on Earth, an elite astronaut from Space Colony Kepler must make a decision that will seal the fate of the people on both planets.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: space travel, distopia, post apocalypse, shipwreck, crash landing, water, female protagonist, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, father daughter reunion, space colony, female astronaut ...
Time: future
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, expedition, adventurer, family, fantasy world, ancient mystery, scientist, disney, princess, beast, king ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: washington d.c., iceland
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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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, disaster, rescue mission, sinking ship, coast guard, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, experiment gone awry, ocean, ship, survival, race against time, mutant, isolation, shipwreck, sea, rescue, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
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The Whale (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must ...
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, shipwreck, ship, adventure, survival, dangerous animal, escapades, ocean, lost at sea, rescue, isolation, hunting ...
Time: 19th century
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Beverly Hills Family Robinson (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Marsha Robinson, host of a TV cooking show, takes her family on a working vacation to a South Seas Island, but their yacht is hijacked by pirates, and then shipwrecked, and the Robinsons must survive Marsha's complaints while they build a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, fish out of water, family life, escapades, island, screwball, disorder, cooking and food, family relations ...
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The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: storm at sea, fisherman, ocean, survival, shipwreck, human spirit, against the odds, drowning, struggle for survival, swimming, hopes, sea disaster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan, Turkey
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Two historical incidents that deepened the friendship between Japan and Turkey are connected in this Japanese-Turkish blockbuster: The sinking of the Turkish frigate Ertuğrul off the Japanese coast in 1890, and the evacuation of Japanese nationals ...
Style: touching, serious, captivating, psychological
Plot: shipwreck, turk, historical event, compassion, friendship, tragedy, typhoon, sea disaster, drowning, survival, sinking ship, sultan ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, ottoman empire, iran, turkey, istanbul turkey ...
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The Isle (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1840 and another ship crashes on the rocks of an almost deserted island in Scotland. Three sailors survive the wreck and make it to shore where the few locals take them in as they wait for the mainland boat to come for them. But the sailors' ...
Style: melancholic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost story, abandoned, island, shipwreck, scotsman, group of strangers, fear, salvation, death, revenge from beyond the grave, revenge, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
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The Wild Boys (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good families enamoured with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: shipwreck, teacher, teenager, court, captain, boat, supernatural, sea, teenage boy, sailor, beach, supernatural power ...
Time: 20th century
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, monster, shark attack, fear, animal attack, ocean, survival, chief of police, beach, small town, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new york, new england ...
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, opposites attract, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london ...
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