Lost at sea movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant lost at sea movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspense, serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV shows about / with lost at sea, ocean, survival, sea, escapades, boat, danger, ship, adventure and island plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as lost at sea: Abandoned (2015), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Cast Away (2000), The Boat (2018), For Those in Peril (2013), Life of Pi (2012), All Is Lost (2013), Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), The Whale (2013), Open Water (2003).

List of lost at sea movies

Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: sea, lost at sea, desert island, ship, death, fear, survival, storm, courage, adventure, boat, hopes ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
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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, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat ...
Time: 19th century, future, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
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Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Boat (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Malta, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.
Style: suspense, captivating, macabre, rough, dark ...
Plot: survival, boat, lost at sea, ghost ship, ocean, sailing, disappearance, alone, paranoia, survival horror, freak accident, sailboat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: malta
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For Those in Peril (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. Spurred on by sea-going folklore and local superstition, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: lost at sea, outcast, fishing village, society, misfit, social relations, village life, death of brother, ocean, bullying, sole survivor, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
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, motivational, visually appealing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, adventure, stranded, loneliness, life, animals, beautiful scenery, survivor, hopes, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
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All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, reflective ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, isolation, sea, boat, adventure, storm, loneliness, forces of nature, survivor, ocean, human spirit, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: romantic, sexy, touching, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, marooned, tropical island, high school student, true love, fall in love, lost at sea, survival, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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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, ship, adventure, survival, lost at sea, dangerous animal, ocean, escapades, shipwreck, rescue, catastrophe, hopes ...
Time: 19th century
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Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, shark, isolation, stranded, ocean, shark attack, panic, animal attack, diving, water, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Mercy (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.
Style: captivating, scenic, exciting, tense, factual ...
Plot: yacht, sea, inventor, sailing, lost at sea, sea voyage, husband wife relationship, survival, adventure, escapades, human spirit, against the odds ...
Time: 60s, year 1968
Place: england, argentina
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: 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: epic, suspenseful, captivating, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: ship, island, mutiny, betrayal, sea, storm at sea, survival, sailboat, adventure, lost at sea, murder, greed ...
Time: 18th century, 1930s, georgian era, year 1984, 1780s
Place: england, tahiti, pacific ocean, europe
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The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: dinosaur, time travel, world war one, ancient mystery, island, submarine, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, good versus evil, survival ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1940s, prehistory, year 1916
Place: antarctica
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Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, human nature, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, death by drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
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Atlantics (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Senegal, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere, weird
Plot: emigration, lost at sea, police investigation, ocean, police, supernatural, forced marriage, emigrant, police inspector, corruption, superstition, money ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, senegal, west africa, atlantic ocean
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Murders in Batz (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of a woman in an abandoned house is the first murder this rural French island has had in 100 years. Or is it? A cop who left the island 20 years earlier and a young intern who moved away when she was six years old - but doesn't ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, visually appealing
Plot: crime scene, presumed dead, whodunit, death of mother, crime investigation, missing person, erased memory, childhood memory, lost at sea, murder case, dog, lifeboat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brittany
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Beneath the Surface (2021)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 467 min.
TV show
Story: Two families have created an idyllic life for themselves on one of the Oxen Islands. But when tragedy strikes, long-buried secrets come to light, friendships are undermined, and the paradise they built begins to fall apart.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological, bilingual
Plot: lost at sea, family relations, island, multiple perspectives, dysfunctional family, family, family secret, kids and family, parents and children, bad influence, disappearance, family problems ...
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Felix and the Hidden Treasure (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Taking advantage of his mother's absence as she departs on a cruise ship for some rest and relaxation, 12-year-old Félix sets out to find his father, a fisherman who disappeared at sea two years earlier.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: underground city, search for father, secret society, treasure, lost at sea, fisherman, adventure, teamwork, hidden treasure, mystery, escapades, teenager ...
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventure, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, sailing, expedition, obsessive quest, travel, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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The Belly of the Sea (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: June, 1816. A French navy frigate ran aground on a sandbar off the coast of Senegal. Attempts to free the board were futile - the crew had no choice but to abandon ship. Since the available boats were not enough to accommodate the entire crew, the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: castaway, shipwreck, sea, struggle for survival, raft, storm at sea, survival, ocean, lost at sea, drowning, suicide, death ...
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Deadly Honeymoon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Handsome silver spoon Texan Trevor Forrest can't always control his tendencies to flirt and gamble, even on honeymoon cruise to Tahiti with Lindsey Ross Forrest, which may compromise their business ambitions. The ship captain asks FBI agent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cruise, fight, betrayal, honeymoon, husband wife relationship, ship, infidelity, marriage, wedding, crime scene, lifetime, cruise ship ...
Place: hawaii
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The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, confined, lost at sea, parents and children, escapades, family relations, isolation, mystery, map, vestiges of humanity, science gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ship, ocean, whale, obsessive quest, hunt down, dangerous animal, rivalry, sea, escapades, self destructing, survival, isolation ...
Time: 19th century
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Great White (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: What should have been a tourist trip to remember, quickly turns into a living nightmare when five passengers on a seaplane become stranded, miles away from shore. What follows is a desperate bid for survival as the group try to make it to land ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, bloody ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, great white shark, killer shark, monster, island, rescue, airplane, killer animal, death, fear, rage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: dramatic, suspense, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, world war two, u.s. navy, warship, ocean, sinking ship, survival, war, sea, submarine, rescue, disobeying orders ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: pacific ocean, washington d.c., san francisco, the philippines
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Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, twist ending, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, twists and turns, ship, time travel, supernatural, ghost ship, ocean, isolation, insanity, sea, shipwreck, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: miami, florida, caribbean
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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: survival, human nature, yacht, social relations, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, drowning, isolation, shark, sea, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, treasure hunt, adventurer, indians, disney, talking animals, friendship, gold, treasure, jungle, culture clash, sacrifice ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, spain, mexico, south america, central america ...
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The Furthest End Awaits (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set at the edge of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, with its beautiful scenic views, the film revolves around two women from different backgrounds who develop a friendship, and how they begin to influence and change each other’s ...
Style: sexy
Plot: milf, sexy woman, feminine beauty, broken promise, beach, coffee shop, lost at sea, attempted rape, theft, fisherman, coffee, sexuality ...
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Family Film (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, the film is also unforgettable for its wholly original ...
Style: sincere, sad, suspenseful, poignant, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lost dog, vacation, teenage boy, dog, family relations, shipwreck, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: central europe, prague
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