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, semi serious, stylized, serious, humorous and entertaining films and TV shows about / with pirate, escapades, adventure, danger, rivalry, ship, swashbuckler, treasure, island and betrayal 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), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Peter Pan (2003), Cutthroat Island (1995), Frenchman's Creek (1998), Captain Phillips (2013), Pirates (1986), Stardust (2007), Treasure Island (1999), Treasure Planet (2002).

List of pirate movies

Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
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, serious, stylized, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, gold, killings, adventure, treasure, captain, seduction, swashbuckler, escapades, mistrust ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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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, humorous, colourful, biting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, curses spells and rituals, gold, treasure, treasure hunt, captain, ocean or sea, pirate ship, ghost, young woman ...
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, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, mermaid, captain, ancient mystery, swashbuckler, immortality, adventure, treasure hunt, battle, danger ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, spain, england, 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: humorous, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, surreal ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, supernatural, ocean or sea, journey, danger, friendship, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, immortality, deception ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, space travel, outer space, spacecraft, space wars, battles, escapades, rebelliousness, rebellion, rivalry, hopes, adventure ...
Time: future
Place: japan, battleship, tokyo
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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, semi serious, cliffhanger ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, legendary, curses spells and rituals, theft, supernatural, captain, treasure, tombs and skeletons, freedom, chases and races ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, exciting, captivating, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, fairy, first love, childhood, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, mermaid, parents and children, fantasy world, island, young heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
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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, treasure hunt, adventure, rivalry, ship, map, ocean or sea, battles, daring rescue, escapades, danger, betrayal ...
Time: 1600s, 18th century
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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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, ship, couples, ocean or sea, power relations, infidelity, estate, politics, dishonesty, master and servant, romance, adventure ...
Time: 17th century, 1700s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, london, cornwall
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, confined, hostages, team, rescue, terrorism, ship captain, hostage situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, vermont, kenya ...
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Pirates (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, against the odds, kidnapping, good versus evil, vengeance, treasure hunt, betrayal, rebelliousness, heroes, dishonesty ...
Place: europe, spain
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
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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: feel good, captivating, romantic, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, family outing, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, adventure, true love, supernatural ability, fall in love, pirate, chase, magical, love and romance, escapades, prince ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, traitor, castaway, adventure hero, lost treasure, child hero, obsessive quest, heroes, adventurer, rescue, island ...
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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, semi serious, stylized, futuristic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: space travel, alien, treasure hunt, pirate, outer space, adventure, spacecraft, steampunk, betrayal, treasure, escapades, map ...
Time: future, 18th century
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Crossbones (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: pirate, treasure, boat, danger, island, terrorizing, rivalry, theft, thief, escapades, bring down, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
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Treasure Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Germany
Duration: 186 min.
Story: A terrible storm is raging the night it all begins - with a knock on the door. 17-year-old Jim Hawkins helps his widowed mother run their little tavern on the coast of 19th century England. When the door is opened they are startled by a sight that ...
Style: serious, talky
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, treasure map, ship, young heroes, daring rescue, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, obsessive quest, ocean or sea, rebelliousness, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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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, serious
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, confined, deadly, heroes, dishonesty, danger, island, isolation, lone wolves, young heroes, village life ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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The Pirates of Dark Water (1991)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Pirates of Dark Water is a fantasy animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera in 1991.
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, prince, quest, curses spells and rituals, danger, swords and armor, save the kingdom, heroes, rescue, dragon, inheritance ...
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, funny, light, stylized, not serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: family, pirate, adventure, partners, iceberg, natural disaster, friendship, getting home, ice age, ship, pirate ship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
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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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, scenic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, pirate, ship, treasure map, treasure, mutiny, adventure, family, master villain, teaching the ways of the world, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
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Neverland (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
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
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, fairy, orphan, thief, imaginary kingdom, adventure, danger, mysterious place, heroes, treasure, young heroes, imaginary ...
Time: turn of the century, 1900s, 18th century
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Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, police corruption, frame up, martial arts, police, corruption, violence, kung fu, vengeance, partners against crime, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: hong kong
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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: ocean or sea, pirate, ship, survival, adventure, danger, escapades, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, swimming ...
Time: 70s
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The Pirate Fairy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Zarina, a smart and ambitious dust-keeper fairy who’s captivated by Blue Pixie Dust and its endless possibilities, flees Pixie Hollow and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. Tinker Bell and her ...
Style: feel good, exciting, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: fairy, imaginary kingdom, pirate, imaginary, danger, adventure, family, friendship, female protagonist, sea, ship, magic ...
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The Legends of Treasure Island (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Story: The Legends Of Treasure Island is an animated cartoon from the UK that ran from 1993-1995. It had two series of 13 episodes each and each episode runs for 22–25 minutes. The series was loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's original story ...
Style: exciting, serious
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, heroes, imaginary, good versus evil, mouse, danger, adventurer, rivalry, map, adventure ...
Time: 1700s
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The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In spite of being apprenticed to a Pirate King as a child, Frederic has led a very sheltered life. So when he arrives in Penzance with his boisterous shipmates, there are a few surprises in store for him! It all ends happily, but not before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, talky, lyrical ...
Plot: pirate, opera, destiny, romance, escapades, adventure, mute or deaf, love and romance, ocean or sea, friends, heroes, leadership ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, 1920s, 1930s
Place: australia
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Mortal Enemies (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Orphans Sunny and Verdy are like brothers, but are separated when Verdy is adopted by a wealthy couple. Their paths cross again when Verdy (now a successful businessman) and his fiancée are kidnapped by a crew of pirates while on vacation. With the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, vengeance, kidnapping, punk, adoption, escapades, master warrior, danger, reunion, friendship, rivalry, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Hero's Island (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family shipwrecked on an island must deal with escaped convicts and pirates.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, pirate, murder, adventure, crimes, siblings relations, master and servant, escapades, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, military, immigrants ...
Time: 18th century
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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, serious, stylized, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, pirate, fantasy world, imaginary, magic, flying, mermaid, imaginary kingdom, adventure, disorder, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 18th century, future
Place: mine, london
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