Pirate movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pirate movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, humorous, stylized, visually appealing, entertaining and semi serious films and TV shows about / with pirate, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, swashbuckler, ship, betrayal, treasure and storytelling plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Fantasy genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
pirate movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pirate: Black Sails (2014), Treasure Planet (2002), Cutthroat Island (1995), Crossbones (2014), Treasure Island (1990), Peter Pan (2003), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Pirates (1986), Stardust (2007), Neverland (2011).

List of pirate movies

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, weirdo, treasure, british empire, fantasy world, gold, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, captivating, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, supernatural, legendary, treasure, swashbuckler, magical, curses spells and rituals, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, romantic, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, adventurer, battle, swashbuckler, mythical creature, captain, adventure, immortality, escape ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: spain, england, caribbean, london
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, journey, adventure, supernatural, sword fight, friendship, courage, afterlife, immortality, determination, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, pirate ship, captain, gold, bare breasts, swashbuckler, island, killings, treasure, graphic violence, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, adventure, outer space, space travel, treasure hunt, disney, androids and robots, adventurer, treasure, spacecraft, alien ...
Time: future, distant future, 18th century
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Cutthroat Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy, Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, breathtaking, humorous, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, pirate ship, island, betrayal, ship, ocean or sea, adventurer, battles, treasure hunt, sword fight, rivalry ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK, Canada
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: dark fantasy, psychotronic, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, sea battle, swashbuckler, sea, fantasy world, jungle, ship, ghost, sailboat, good versus evil, artifact, revenge ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1715 on the Bahamian island of New Providence, the first functioning democracy in the Americas, where the diabolical pirate Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard, reigns over a rogue nation of thieves, outlaws and miscreant sailors. Part ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, island, adventure, escapades, crimes, danger, rivalry, notoriety, outlaw, criminal, terrorizing, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
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Treasure Island (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins, while running the Benbow Inn with his mother, meets Captain Billy Bones, who dies at the inn while it is beseiged by buccaneers led by Blind Pew. Jim and his mother fight off the attackers and discover Billy Bones' treasure ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure, treasure hunt, treasure map, ship, heroes, mutiny, adventure, escapades, adventurer, daring rescue, family ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: childhood, fairy, fantasy world, first love, imaginary kingdom, adventure, pirate, imaginary, young heroes, captain, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
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Harlock: Space Pirate (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Space Pirate Captain Harlock and his fearless crew face off against the space invaders who seek to conquer the planet Earth.
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, tense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, rebelliousness, society, space battle, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Pirates (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captain Red runs a hardy pirate ship with the able assistance of Frog, a dashing young French sailor. One day Capt. Red is captured and taken aboard a Spanish galleon, but thanks to his inventiveness, he raises the crew to mutiny, takes over the ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, ship, sea, tough heroes, ocean or sea, ocean, treasure hunt, rebelliousness, heroic mission, danger, rivalry ...
Place: spain, europe
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Stardust (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. His journey takes him into a world beyond his wildest dreams and reveals his ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, feel good, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: witch, imaginary kingdom, magic, fall in love, adventure, magical, true love, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, witches, pirate, supernatural ability ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s, 1850s ...
Place: england, europe
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Style: feel good, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, mythology, chase, goddess, disney, danger, rivalry, sinbad, prince, good versus evil, arabian nights ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy Hook to snatch a priceless, some believe, magical ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, mysterious place, adventure, danger, orphan, imaginary kingdom, fairy, young heroes, troubled teen, treasure, rescue, thief ...
Time: turn of the century, 20th century, 1900s, 18th century
Place: london
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, ship, navy, pirate, rescue, terrorism, u.s. navy, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, usa, virginia, vermont ...
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and nine collected volumes have been released so far. It was later adapted into an anime ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: mercenary, pirate, arms dealer, adventure, danger, crimes, femme fatale, gang, mafia, hostage, bounty hunter, rivalry ...
Place: japan, asia, thailand
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The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, light, tense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, danger, escapades, rivalry, infidelity, island, village, gold, swashbuckler, greed ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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Frenchman's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Seeking to escape the stifling London court society, the beautiful headstrong Lady Dona St. Columb flees to her family estate on the Cornish coast. Her new freedom swiftly brings her into contact with the dashingly handsome French privateer Jean ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, ship, master and servant, ocean, estate, power relations, ocean or sea, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, politics ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england, europe, cornwall
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save ...
Style: fairy tale, visually appealing, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, magic, pirate, child protagonist, heroes, journey, adventure, flying, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one ...
Style: colourful, humorous, twists and turns, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, rivalry, ship, sea, rescue, adventure, mentor, competition, treasure, twists & turns, greed, treasure hunt ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, england
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Treasure Island (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young Jim Hawkins and peg-legged Long John Silver set sail for adventure in Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of dastardly pirates, swashbuckling heroes, buried treasure and a young boy's amazing courage. The narrative diverges from ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, heroes, traitor, castaway, child hero, treasure map, lost treasure, adventure, imaginary, escapades, obsessive quest ...
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world.
Style: humorous, stylized, sweet, light, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens
Plot: talking animals, family, animal life, adventure, pirate, unlikely partners, animals, friendship, getting home, computer animation, partners, friends ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
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A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, sailor, moral dilemma, captivity, confined, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, kidnapping, survival, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, isolation, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
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Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Peter Ustinov stars as the eponymous wraith, who returns to Earth to aid his descendant, elderly Elsa Lanchester (Stowecroft). The villains want to kick Lanchester and her friends out of their group home so that they can build a crooked casino. Good ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, witch, ghost, college, gambling, island, supernatural, escapades, fish out of water, friendship, goofy hero, good versus evil ...
Place: new england
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea, Australia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, ...
Style: surreal, not serious, humorous, captivating, absurd ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, anthropomorphic animal, adventure, superhero, underwater scene, underwater, fish out of water, ocean, best friends, talking animals, good versus evil, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pacific ocean, usa
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St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: pirate, girls' school, treasure hunt, boarding school, adventure, girls' boarding school, friends, rivalry, youth, escapades, danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: island, expedition, treasure hunt, pirate, treasure map, ship, adventurer, adventure, heroes, danger, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england
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