Royal navy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant royal navy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense and suspense films and TV shows about / with royal navy, military, ship, british navy, escapades, heroes, adventure, military life, battles and ocean plots mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as royal navy: Damn the Defiant! (1962), Hell Boats (1970), Carry on Jack (1964), Blackbeard (2006), Yellowbeard (1983), Dunkirk (2017), Billy Budd (1962), Mutiny on the Bounty (1962), To the Ends of the Earth (2005), Hornblower: Mutiny (2001).

List of royal navy movies

Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, soldier, rebellion, betrayal, leadership, war, ocean ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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 5.3
 323
Hell Boats (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, malta, royal navy, battles, war, adventure, danger, military, heroes, escapades, military life, against the odds ...
Time: 60s
Place: sicily, italy
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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: humorous, realistic, not serious, sex comedy
Plot: ship, adventure, gang, escapades, adventurer, danger, ocean, captivity, mistaken identity, rebelliousness, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: england, spain, europe
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 6.3
 576
Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Go inside the cunning mind of Englishman Edward Teach. A charming criminal genius, the fearsome pirate who preyed on Caribbean trade routes: Blackbeard. An intelligent and charismatic leader who confounded the powers of England and Virginia as he ...
Plot: piracy, swashbuckler, treasure hunt, royal navy, pirate, dungeon, evil man, rape, murder, treasure
Time: 18th century
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 6.0
 7K
Yellowbeard (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For years Yellowbeard had looted the Spanish Main, making men eat their lips and swallow their hearts. Caught and convicted for tax evasion, he's sentenced to 20 years in St. Victim's Prison for the Extremely Naughty. In a scheme to ...
Style: humorous, saga, exciting, not serious, cult movie cast ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, sea, parody, farce, adventure, friendship, uninhibited rivalry, against the odds, heroic mission, buddies, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: spain
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 7.8
 559K
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: atmospheric, dramatic, epic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, british history, wartime, warship, rescue mission, survival, british army, evacuation, war, military, military officer, army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, 20th century
Place: europe, france, english channel, england, flanders
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 7.8
 4K
Billy Budd (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Style: emotional, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, navy, injustice, ship, mutiny, crimes, betrayal, courtroom drama, deadly, life is a bitch, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
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Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a strict discipline. When they arrive at Tahiti, it is like a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, leadership, mutiny, captain, ocean, betrayal, ship, rebelliousness, military, ocean or sea, crew, voyage ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
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To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, epic, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: ship, fall in love, sea captain, introspection, social differences, family relations, imperialism, couples, military, unlikely couple, rich and poor, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: australia, england
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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military life, military, adventure, army investigation, rivalry, war, heroes, legal, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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: serious, exciting
Plot: ship, heroes, battles, navy, military, success, quarantine, gold, rebelliousness, heroic mission, friendship, military life ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: north africa
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, british navy, leadership, navy, naval battle, war, military, adventure, military life, heroes, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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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: exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, duel, british navy, battles, navy, adventurer, adventure, ocean or sea, weakness, heroes, military ...
Time: 18th century
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 7.3
 5K
Fleming (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, hotshot hero, post war, spy, british secret service, womanizer, nazi collaborator, love and romance, nazism, secret service, espionage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1930s
Place: london, england
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 6.4
 373
Goldeneye (1989)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.
Plot: british secret service, secret agent, spy, secret agents, world war two, submarine, extramarital affair, casino, nurse, air raid, interview, chinese ...
Place: london, jamaica
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 6.7
 221
Ring of Spies (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is based on the actual events of the Portland Spy Ring trial in the U.K. A disgruntled Navy Clerk is transferred to a secret research establishment and is subsequently black-mailed/paid by Czech intelligence to procure secrets for them. He ...
Plot: soviet spy, british police, royal navy, shopping cart, counter intelligence, communism, safe, microphone, united kingdom, drunkard, spy, morse code ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: warsaw poland, london
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 6.9
 62
The Valiant (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War , the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held prisoner whist the crew try and discover the nature of their ...
Plot: navy, british navy, warship, interrogation, mercy, underwater, naval uniform, submarine, world war two, capture, evacuation, underwater scene ...
Time: year 1941, 1940s, frogman
Place: africa, mediterranean sea, egypt
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 5.3
 145
Remembrance (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Devonport-based Royal Navy ratings, due to sail to America for a six-month NATO exercise, go out on the town on their last night in port, hitting Plymouth's notorious Union Street district, with violent results.
Plot: british navy, royal navy, pub, sailor, port
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 6.5
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Ghostboat (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jack Hardy is the sole survivor of a mysterious submarine disaster in World War II. Now, in 1981, the ill-fated submarine Scorpion has resurfaced, miraculously intact. Naval Intelligence need Hardy's expertise to retrace the course and mission ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, british navy, supernatural ability, mystery, supernatural, ghost, heroes, danger, escapades, memory loss, pursuit ...
Time: 80s
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The McKenzie Break (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A German U-Boat commander and 600 prisoners plan a daring escape from a PoW camp in Scotland.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: military, soldier, battles, world war two, prison, captivity, survival, prison life, war, military life, human spirit, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: scotland, london
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When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: secret agents, espionage, undercover, betrayal, pirate, ship, secret agent, ocean or sea, crimes, crime, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, london, britain
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Soldier of Orange (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.
Style: stylized, realistic, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, nazi occupation, betrayal, espionage, occupation, escape attempt, queen, resistance, war, german, friendship, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, 80s
Place: europe, netherlands, london, germany
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, espionage, battles, seaport, british intelligence, heroic mission, military, danger, ship, undercover, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, portugal, germany, england
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, battles, napoleonic wars, adventure, ocean or sea, leadership, heroic mission, escapades, human spirit, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: europe, brazil, england, pacific ocean, france
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