Naval movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant naval movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with naval, military, sea, ocean, heroes, danger, ship, battles, naval uniform and escapades plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
naval movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as naval: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), American Warships (2012), Battleship (2012), Crimson Tide (1995), The Boat (1981), Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! (2021), The Gustloff (2008), The Longest Day (1962), U-571 (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001).

List of naval movies

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, courage, radiation sickness, nuclear, military, radiation, sea, catastrophe, radioactivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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American Warships (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, warship, ocean, aircraft carrier, sea, battles, naval battle, ship, heroes, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
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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
Plot: alien invasion, alien, u.s. navy, military, battleship, evil alien, navy, warship, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, london, tokyo, new york, pacific ocean ...
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Crimson Tide (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, nuclear threat, cold war, navy, military, russian, spy, u.s. navy, nuclear bomb, nuclear war, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, pacific ocean, alabama, mediterranean sea
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The Boat (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, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, naval battle, ocean, nazi, anti war, military, battles, survival, mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: This is a slightly peculiar world where the shipgirls live in. A lively and enjoyable school life for girls from different factions will begin at the naval port of Azur Lane. Living out their lives to the fullest, these girls get into various ...
Style: captivating, light, entertaining
Plot: military, fantasy world, slice of life, school, teenager, girl heroine, naval officer, navy, teenage life, young girl, seaport, schoolgirl ...
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: ship, world war two, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, downfall, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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The Longest Day (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that ...
Style: epic, realistic, suspense, factual, harsh ...
Plot: world war two, war, nazi, military, invasion, soldier, d day, courage, german, allies, resistance, beach ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, 20th century
Place: normandy, poland, germany, europe, paris france ...
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, military, naval battle, ocean, naval officer, sea battle, sinking ship, nazism, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, emotional, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, love and romance, airplane, military, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, epic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, sea battle, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, battles, naval battle, sailboat, naturalist, ocean ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, edwardian era
Place: england, france, europe, brazil, pacific ocean
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Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
TV show
Story: In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, rebelliousness, adventurer, adventure, daring rescue, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, escapades, intrigue, good versus evil ...
Time: 18th century
Place: west indies, bahamas, caribbean
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Odyssey of Heroes (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When their ship is sunk in the Indian Ocean during the first world war, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-life odyssey.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Plot: naval battle, world war one, german officer, war, adventure, weapons, escapades, love and romance, sea, british empire, german history, turk ...
Time: year 1914
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Decoys (2004)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly...human.
Style: sexy, semi serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space and aliens, college, alien invasion, supernatural, impossible love, alien encounter, dangerous attraction, dying during sex, winter, youth, best friends, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: canada
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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: tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Plot: mutiny, ship, courtroom drama, napoleonic wars, injustice, navy, british navy, ocean, crimes, betrayal, ship captain, military life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
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The Seawolf (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Romania, France
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The writer Humphrey van Weyden gets overboard in 1906 in a shipwreck in the fog in the Bay of San Francisco and is rescued by a seal catcher, the schooner Ghost under the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.
Plot: ocean, sea captain, tough guy, brutality, strong man, strength, ship, sadism, revenge, violence, sea, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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Girls at Sea (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), navy, female nudity, sailor, gender disguise, army, exam, ship, stowaway, warship, accordion, shower ...
Time: 70s
Place: copenhagen, denmark, scandinavia
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Manto Mavrogenous (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Vienna 1820, the Manto Mavrogenous encounters a group of Greek students and talk of revolution to be made. Returning to Greece uncle of the initiates at Friendly Society. Madonna sells its dowry and equip their ships and army to help the ...
Style: romantic
Plot: prince, flashback, war for independence, royalty, battles, poor, lovers, heroes, general, entity, revolutionary, commander ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: ottoman empire, greece
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Morituri (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, submarine, spy, sabotage, nazi, soldier, war, ocean, sea, anti war, mutiny, sailing ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: japan, england, germany, asia, europe ...
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The Captain of the Lucky Pike (1973)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A heroic drama about a submarine sailors of Russian Northern Fleet during the WWII.
Plot: submarine, world war two, soviet army, naval officer, naval, naval uniform, underwater scene
Place: ussr
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The Bedford Incident (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Richard Widmark plays a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. Sidney Poitier is a reporter given permission to interview the captain during a routine patrol. Poitier gets more than he bargained for when the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, political, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, submarine, navy, war, world war two, propaganda, russian, heroic mission, ship, battlefield, military, journalism ...
Time: 60s
Place: russia, atlantic ocean, greenland
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexy, art house, sexual, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, murder, sex, serial killer, lgbtq, betrayal, surrealism, homosexuality, crimes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
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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: epic, psychological, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, ship, adventure, sailboat, mutiny, betrayal, captain, leadership, brutality, sea, rebelliousness, military ...
Time: 18th century, 60s, 1930s, 1780s, georgian era ...
Place: tahiti, england, europe
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, tragic ending, touching ...
Plot: world war one, political unrest, russian history, battles, military, warship, destiny, russian empire, heroes, wartime life, against the odds, sea ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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Deadhead Miles (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alan Arkin, dressed like a sea captain, aimlessly sails the American highways in his 18 wheeler mumbling manic, southern accented non sequiturs; carnivalizing roadside stops and happenstance towns while out-wierding cops and weigh stations with his ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat
Plot: truck driver, truck, taxi, on the road, satire, friends, car chase, black market, murderous pair, buddies, chase, partners ...
Time: future
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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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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: UK, USA, Switzerland
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, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, battles, espionage, military, submarine, seaport, ship, heroic mission, sea, undercover, spy ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1942 ...
Place: england, india, asia, portugal, goa india ...
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In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: war, world war two, naval battle, wartime, naval officer, father son relationship, adultery, u.s. navy, military life, suicide, marital infidelity, military ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, polynesia, pacific ocean
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, allegory, suspense ...
Plot: war, warship, military, u.s. navy, navy, friendship, gunfight, revolution, civil war, redemption, anti war, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, new jersey, vermont ...
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Anzio (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allied forces land at Anzio unopposed but instead of moving straight inland their commanding officer decides to dig in. A battle-hardened war correspondent borrows a jeep and drives to Rome and back without meeting any German forces, but his report ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, retro
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, military, nazi, submarine, tank, behind enemy lines, american abroad, us military, tragic hero, survival, state affairs, journalism ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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