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, entertaining and semi serious films and TV shows about / with pirate, adventure, escapades, danger, swashbuckler, ship, sword fight, rivalry, dialogue 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: Treasure Planet (2002), Cutthroat Island (1995), Black Sails (2014), Peter Pan (2003), Treasure Island (1990), Crossbones (2014), Pirates (1986), Pan (2015), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013), The Goonies (1985).

List of pirate movies

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, romantic, humorous, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, mermaid, chase, treasure hunt, adventurer, swashbuckler, treasure, mythical creature, adventure, captain, immortality ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, spain, england, caribbean
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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, entertaining, fairy tale, dark fantasy, colourful ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, date night ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, treasure hunt, treasure, fantasy world, curses spells and rituals, disney, british empire, pirate ship, weirdo, pirate captain ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
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, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, family outing, girls' night, boys' night, date night
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, supernatural, journey, friendship, swashbuckler, friends, sailboat, fantasy world, determination, sword fight ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, singapore
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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, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, disney, supernatural, sailboat, swashbuckler, treasure, beast, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, 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: fairy tale, exciting, entertaining, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, treasure hunt, alien, adventure, treasure, disney, outer space, space travel, adventurer, androids and robots, betrayal ...
Time: future, distant future, 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, fairy tale, funny, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, swashbuckler, fantasy world, sailboat, sea battle, ghost, jungle, ocean, treasure hunt, runaway ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Cutthroat Island (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA, Italy, Germany, France
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, breathtaking, humorous, light, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, pirate ship, adventure, betrayal, female protagonist, sword fight, swashbuckler, island, adventurer, ship, treasure map ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pirate, captain, pirate ship, adventure, island, swashbuckler, graphic violence, gold, treasure, treasure hunt, killings, ship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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: exciting, feel good, entertaining, colourful, witty ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, adventure, mythology, sinbad, treasure hunt, arabian nights, chase, treasure, swashbuckler, heroes, good versus evil, adventurer ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, twists and turns, humorous, funny, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, mentor, rivalry, greed, treasure hunt, rescue, creativity, friendship, sea, pirate ship ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: london, england
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Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, captivating, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, teens
Plot: pirate, fairy, childhood, adventure, children, fantasy world, boy, imaginary kingdom, first love, young heroes, magic, captain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london, england
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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: talky, light, scenic, melancholic, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure, treasure hunt, ship, treasure map, child in peril, adventure, medieval, betrayal, chase, swashbuckler, sword fight ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Place: israel, england
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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, serious, stylized, realistic
Plot: pirate, island, adventure, criminal, rivalry, crimes, escapades, notoriety, terrorizing, treasure, sailing, medieval ...
Time: 18th century
Place: bahamas
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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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, ship, sword, farce, swashbuckler, sea, sailing, adventurer, rescue, adventure, master villain ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe
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Pan (2015)
Genre: Action, 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, family outing, kids
Plot: pirate, fantasy world, magic, orphan, childhood, mischievous children, adventure, imaginary kingdom, journey, chosen one, child protagonist, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, future, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, vietnam
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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, enigmatic, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, pirate, outer space, spacecraft, space battle, rebelliousness, adventure, space wars, battles, society, idealism, rebellion ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, childhood, pirate, treasure map, treasure, mischievous children, cave, friendship, teenager, map, group of friends, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
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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, romantic, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: witch, magic, adventure, imaginary kingdom, magical, love and romance, true love, pirate, fall in love, chase, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 50s, victorian era, 1870s, 1850s
Place: england, europe
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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, entertaining, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, ghost, witch, gambling, island, college, disney, afterlife, male female relationship, betrayal, adventure, superhero ...
Place: new england
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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, treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, rivalry, infidelity, village, island, gold, swashbuckler, greed, romance ...
Time: 17th century
Place: caribbean
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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, fairy tale, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, mysterious place, adventure, troubled teen, fairy, imaginary kingdom, orphan, young heroes, youth, treasure, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 18th century
Place: london
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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, captivating, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pirate, martial arts, joseon dynasty, adventure, rivalry, battles, escapades, track down, ocean, ship, medieval, bandit ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: korea, ancient china
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: ship, hostage, kidnapping, pirate, u.s. navy, terrorism, rescue, survival, escapades, hostage situation, ocean, navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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Hook (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps ...
Style: fairy tale, humorous, entertaining, touching, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: childhood, pirate, adventure, fairy, kidnapping, magic, family, good versus evil, rescue, duel, destiny, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england
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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, suspense, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, survival, island, kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, boat, isolation, missing person, heroic mission, against the odds ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami, caribbean, new york
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Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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, witty, sweet, twists and turns, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, family, friendship, animals, adventure, pirate, animal life, natural disaster, unlikely partners, parents and children, getting home, iceberg ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory
Place: north america
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Black Lagoon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, adult animation ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, mercenary, crimes, femme fatale, adventure, arms dealer, gang, criminal, team, rivalry, mafia, bounty hunter ...
Place: japan, thailand, asia
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Edge of the World (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Biopic about Sir James Brooke, the British adventurer who became King of Sarawak in the 1840's and embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy and head-hunting - only to face charges of murder and piracy himself.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: pirate, fighting the system, murder, showdown, escapades, fight for supremacy, fighting crime, fight, piracy, battles, adventure, monster ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, victorian era, 1840s
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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: treasure hunt, pirate, expedition, island, ship, treasure map, adventurer, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, musketeer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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The Princess Bride (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, feel good, witty, funny ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, pre-teens ...
Plot: true love, imaginary kingdom, adventure, prince, princess, romance, love and romance, pirate, save the princess, friendship, revenge, giant ...
Time: victorian era, middle ages
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