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, visually appealing, stylized, semi serious and entertaining films and TV shows about / with pirate, adventure, escapades, danger, swashbuckler, ship, rivalry, betrayal, sword fight and catastrophe plots mostly in Adventure, Fantasy and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
pirate movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pirate: Black Sails (2014), Crossbones (2014), Cutthroat Island (1995), Treasure Planet (2002), Captain Phillips (2013), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), Treasure Island (1990), Pirates (1986), Peter Pan (2003), The Pirates of Blood River (1962).

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, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, gold, swashbuckler, treasure hunt, captain, bare breasts, treasure, island, pirate ship, killings, seduction ...
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, biting, colourful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, pirate ship, treasure, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, gold, treasure hunt, boat, captain, ghost ...
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: 137 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: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: ship, pirate, chase, mermaid, swashbuckler, adventure, captain, battle, immortality, adventurer, treasure hunt, battles ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, london, england, spain
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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, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, legendary, supernatural, treasure, swashbuckler, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, magical, captain, sword fight ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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, humorous, stylized, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, date night
Plot: ship, pirate, adventure, supernatural, journey, danger, afterlife, friendship, curses spells and rituals, ocean or sea, swashbuckler, friends ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: pirate, adventure, rivalry, notoriety, danger, escapades, crimes, outlaw, criminal, terrorizing, island, treasure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
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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, treasure hunt, ocean or sea, battles, pirate ship, rivalry, ship, map, danger, daring rescue, escapades ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 18th century
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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, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, outer space, steampunk, treasure hunt, space travel, alien, spacecraft, androids and robots, treasure, disney, adventurer ...
Time: future, 18th century
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, kenya ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, sea, ship, swashbuckler, artifact, ghost, sea battle, betrayal, sword fight, chase, adventure, adventure hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, pirate, adventure, space wars, battles, escapades, rebelliousness, society, idealism, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, treasure, treasure map, ship, heroes, mutiny, adventure, young heroes, obsessive quest, daring rescue, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
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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: semi serious, offbeat, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, heroes, escapades, adventure, vengeance, imaginary, heroic mission, master villain ...
Place: spain, europe
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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: captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens
Plot: fantasy world, fairy, adventure, imaginary, pirate, children, childhood, first love, imaginary kingdom, mermaid, island, captain ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london
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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, captivating, entertaining, tense, light ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, danger, village, island, rivalry, escapades, infidelity, gold, greed, swashbuckler ...
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: realistic, captivating, stylized, serious, atmospheric
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, romance, love and romance, politics, ocean or sea, power relations, escapades, master and servant, infidelity, couples ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 1700s
Place: london, england, europe, cornwall
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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, feel good, captivating, romantic, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, fall in love, adventure, magical, imaginary, true love, supernatural ability, pirate, curses spells and rituals, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 1850s, 1800s
Place: england, europe
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
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, absurd ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, ship, rivalry, sea, rescue, adventure, mentor, competition, treasure, twists & turns, greed, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: london, england
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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: adventure, pirate, daring rescue, adventurer, treasure hunt, danger, disney, prince, good versus evil, friendship, chase, heroes ...
Time: middle ages
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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: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, heroes, treasure hunt, traitor, castaway, child hero, lost treasure, family, imaginary, obsessive quest, escapades, adventure ...
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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, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, adventure, imaginary kingdom, mysterious place, orphan, danger, young heroes, fairy, youth, native, rivalry, escapades ...
Time: 1900s, 18th century, turn of the century
Place: london
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mercenary, pirate, danger, adventure, crimes, femme fatale, mafia, arms dealer, kidnapping, hostage, bounty hunter, rivalry ...
Place: asia, japan, thailand
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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: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, danger, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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: pirate, adventure, island, survival, kidnapping, isolation, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
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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, light, stylized, not serious, funny ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, family, talking animals, pirate, partners, iceberg, natural disaster, friendship, computer animation, ocean or sea, getting home, ship ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
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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, exciting, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fantasy world, orphan, pirate, imaginary, flying, adventure, journey, mischievous children, danger, escapades, imaginary kingdom, child protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 18th century, future
Place: london
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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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: pirate, witch, college, gambling, island, ghost, escapades, supernatural, fish out of water, friendship, good versus evil, danger ...
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The Pirates (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to ...
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, rivalry, adventure, escapades, track down, battles, danger, martial arts, ship, ocean or sea, joseon dynasty, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
Place: korea
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A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1870, a Jamaican colonial family sends its children to Britain for proper schooling, but their ship is taken over by pirates, who become fond of the kids.
Style: realistic, exciting, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: pirate, ocean or sea, stowaway, pirate ship, danger, kidnapping, escapades, young heroes, ship, piracy, sea battle, child in peril ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends unleash a demonic Pirate from a treasure chest.
Style: rough, semi serious, scary, offbeat, surprise ending
Plot: pirate, murder, slasher, deadly, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, danger, gory, escapades, curses spells and rituals, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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