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, realistic, exciting, suspense, suspenseful and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with shipwreck, danger, survival, escapades, catastrophe, adventure, island, boat, ocean and mentor plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
shipwreck movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as shipwreck: Titanic (1997), Swept Away (2002), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Poseidon (2006), The Deep (1977), The Forgotten Ones (2009), Survival Island (2005), Ghost Ship (2002), Robinson Crusoe (1997), In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

List of shipwreck movies

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, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, 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: island, shipwreck, tropical island, survival, rich woman, romance, sexual relations, opposites attract, power relations, fall in love, master and servant, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: greece, italy, europe, london
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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, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: island, first sex, love and romance, teenage love, adventure, stranded, fall in love, shipwreck, masturbation, teenage sexuality, friendship, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, victorian, turn of the century, 1890s ...
Place: san francisco, pacific 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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, drowning, catastrophe, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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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, suspense, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, treasure hunt, adventure, shipwreck, chase, shark, ocean or sea, danger, ocean, mafia, vacation, morphine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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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: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shipwreck, island, jungle, isolation, survival, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, deadly, gory, escapades, cannibal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: suspenseful, realistic, sexy, suspense, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, shipwreck, unfaithful wife, love triangle, infidelity, survival, extramarital affair, couple relations, isolation, adultery, husband wife relationship, romantic rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, alaska
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, desert island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, shipwreck, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, sea, shipwreck, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador
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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, inter cultural ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, ancient mystery, expedition, underwater, scientist, disney, princess, greed, king, adventurer, submarine ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: washington d.c., iceland
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Lovewrecked (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, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: resort, teenage love, love triangle, adventure, island, lie, shipwreck, stranded, escapades, love and romance, rock star, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: caribbean
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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, semi serious, humorous, light
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, pirate, shipwreck, survival, escapades, family life, fish out of water, island, danger, screwball, disorder, cooking and food ...
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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, sexy ...
Plot: tarzan, adventure, feral man, culture clash, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, human spirit, wilderness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1880s, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland, europe, london
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, ocean or sea, treasure, danger, gold, island, shark, diving, shipwreck, underwater, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: bahamas
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125 Years Memory (2015)
Genre: 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, historical event, turk, tragedy, sea disaster, sinking ship, typhoon, danger, drowning, survival, turkish, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ottoman empire, japan, 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ghost story, abandoned, siren, island, shipwreck, scottish, scotsman, group of strangers, fear, danger, death, salvation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
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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: motivational, captivating, melancholic, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, journey, lost at sea, life, isolation, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
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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: storm, ship, forces of nature, storm at sea, adventure, natural disaster, rescue, weatherman, catastrophe, male camaraderie, sea disaster, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean, boston
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: whale, adventure, survival, danger, dangerous animal, shipwreck, escapades, ship, rescue, lost at sea, hunting, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, fisherman, human spirit, against the odds, danger, storm at sea, drowning, swimming, struggle for survival, hopes, sea disaster, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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Crusoe (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: island, cannibalism, wisdom of life, friends, sea disaster, storm, survival, wise man, friendship, isolation, escapades, survivor ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england
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Robinson Crusoe (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 192 min.
Story: The classical story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, humorous
Plot: isolation, survival, island, adventure, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, shipwreck, stranded, pets, confined, cannibalism, slavery ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, yacht, woman in danger, ship, psychopath, married couple, australian, mysterious character, crimes, danger, deadly, manic ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, race against time, ship, adventure, sinking ship, cruise, catastrophe, danger, escapades, forces of nature, shipwreck, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 80s, future
Place: san francisco
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
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: epic, emotional, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: titanic, passenger, ship, tragedy, survival, sea disaster, drowning, shipwreck, catastrophe, iceberg, ocean liner, castaway ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: england
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Sweetheart (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspense, tense, scary, disturbing
Plot: desert island, survival horror, stranded on an island, survival, shipwreck, female protagonist, sinking boat, tropical island, sea monster, adaptation, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, sea, ship, swashbuckler, artifact, ghost, sea battle, betrayal, sword fight, chase, adventure, adventure hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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X-Men: First Class (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, supernatural ability, supernatural power, superhero, superhuman powers, superhuman, teenage superhero, cold war, save the day, vengeance, cia, super villain ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1962 ...
Place: oxford university, usa, eastern europe, poland, turkey ...
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Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Five vacationers and two crewmen become stranded on a tropical island near the equator. The island has little edible food for them to use as they try to live in a fungus covered hulk while repairing Kessei's yacht. Eventually they struggle over ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radiation, island, starvation, survival, mutant, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, rescue, danger, isolation, shipwreck, spacecraft ...
Place: tokyo
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