Captain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant captain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized and intense films and TV shows about / with captain, escapades, danger, adventure, rivalry, dialogue, storytelling, chase, catastrophe and redemption plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as captain: Meet Dave (2008), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Star Trek (1966), Black Sails (2014), Last Resort (2012), Red Dwarf (1988), Firefly (2002), The King's Pirate (1967), Posse from Hell (1961).
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA
44 min.
 8.6
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
USA
143 min.
 8.0
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Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018)
Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Japan
101 min.
 5.9
Mortal Engines (2018)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
New Zealand, USA
128 min.
 6.5

List of captain 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, semi serious, humorous, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, chase, immortality, ancient mystery, mermaid, captain, swashbuckler, treasure, adventure, battle, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, spain, england, london
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 5.0
 35K
Meet Dave (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, idiotic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: fish out of water, alien, friendship, captain, benign alien, adventure, alien encounter, disorder, crew, spacecraft, escapades, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, witty, biting, wild ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: adventure, pirate, ship, curses spells and rituals, ghost, tombs and skeletons, treasure, ocean or sea, supernatural, pirate ship, captain, treasure hunt ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the Star Trek franchise. The show is set in the nearby regions of the Milky Way galaxy, approximately during the 2360s and ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, outer space, space opera, adventure, alien encounter, captain, teleportation, escapades, alien planet, peaceful mission, intelligence ...
Time: future
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, colourful, intense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, amateur detective, treasure, adventurer, adventure, danger, escapades, riddles and clues, reporter, chase, dog, map ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: europe, morocco, seaport, north africa
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 8.3
 63K
Star Trek (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Space. The Final Frontier. The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk with First Officer Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. With a determined crew, the ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, alien encounter, heroic mission, imaginary, benign alien, danger, teleportation, captain ...
Time: 23rd century, future
Place: arizona
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 8.3
 77K
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, island, treasure hunt, adventure, seduction, escapades, killings, gold, danger, treasure, mistrust, swashbuckler ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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 7.4
 20K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, military, island, navy, moral dilemma, leadership, captain, government conspiracy, heroes, power relations, survival, nuclear threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 30K
Red Dwarf (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.
Style: futuristic, stylized, feel good, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: space travel, sitcom, spacecraft, cat, androids and robots, space and aliens, adventurer, friendship, escapades, captain, isolation, radiation ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 9.0
 217K
Firefly (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity.
Style: exciting, witty, futuristic, clever, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, adventure, escapades, smuggling, space and aliens, outer space, space wars, survival, outlaw, future dystopia, friendship ...
Time: future
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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: boys' night, family outing, teens, date night
Plot: pirate, adventure, ship, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, chases and races, theft, ocean or sea, master villain, swashbuckler, captain, legendary ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The King's Pirate (1967)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Fleming is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates.
Plot: princess, pirate, captain, undercover agent, british navy, sword fight, sword, slave auction, sword duel, lieutenant, swashbuckler, sea battle ...
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Posse from Hell (1961)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Murphy goes after bad guys who shot his friend the sheriff and abducted a local girl. In a plot reminiscent of High Noon, the posse of town blowhards gradually abandons Murphy; only tenderfoot banker Saxon remains, to prove his manhood. When they ...
Plot: stolen money, captain, bank robbery, posse, manhunt, deputy, shot in the leg, ranch, love interest, gunshot, marshal, shot in the back ...
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Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In 1944, Capt. Josiah J. Newman is the doctor in charge of Ward 7, the neuropsychiatric ward, at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona. The hospital is under-resourced and Newman scrounges what he needs with the help of his inventive staff, ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, humorous ...
Plot: hospital, captain, military life, military hospital, soldier, doctors and patients, war, doctor, wartime life, military, mentally unstable, battles ...
Place: arizona
Is relevant ?
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 12K
Persuasion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Persuasion is the newest adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel of the same name published in 1818. Anne falls deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, classic literature, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love, love triangle, love affair, navy, couple relations, rich and poor, fall in love, love and romance, jane austen, captain, poetry, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, 18th century
Place: britain, england
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Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A ship captained by the father (Dale Dye) of the leader (Michael McGrady) of Delta Force is taken hostage by terrorists. As might be expected the force is sent in to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, admiral, hostage, cruise ship, terrorist, exploding helicopter, captain, ship, government agency, hostages, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 3K
Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, sea, adventure, ocean or sea, vengeance, human nature, obsession, danger ...
Time: 19th century
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Chupacabra Terror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Cryptozoologist Doctor Peña traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean Island to make his name in the scientific community. When he smuggles it aboard the cruise ship Regent Queen, commanded by Captain Randolph, the monster breaks out of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blood, cruise ship, captain, cryptozoology, danger, gory, dangerous animal, island, ship, deadly creature, navy seal, mythology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: caribbean
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Captain America (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, War
Country: USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America." Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, captain, superhuman powers, good versus evil, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, crimes, imaginary, undercover, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1993, 1940s, 1990s ...
Place: rome italy, italy, alaska, california
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 84K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mexican standoff, helicopter, gunfight, military, betrayal, mercenary, boxing, train, countdown, canyon, park ranger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: utah, usa, mine, hong kong
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 263K
Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, future dystopia, space wars, good versus evil, adventure, space and aliens, outer space, chase, friendship, martial arts, chases and races ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 60K
Peter Pan (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Australia, USA
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, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, fairy, adventure, childhood, first love, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, mermaid, young heroes, island, youth, heroes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: europe, london, big ben london
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroes, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, destruction, explosion, vigilante, master villain, double life, villainess, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, dungeon, pentagon, italy
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 862K
WALL·E (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When ...
Style: feel good, exciting, humorous, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: loneliness, adventure, outer space, a.i., spacecraft, future dystopia, imaginary, earth, ecological disaster, space travel, robot, determination ...
Time: future
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 547K
Star Trek (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, a Vulcan, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space wars, heroic mission, adventure, space and aliens, time travel, teleportation, imaginary, heroes, teamwork, space opera ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: iowa
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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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hijacking, ship, pirate, hostages, kidnapping, navy, confined, rescue, team, anti heroes, poverty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, virginia ...
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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, outer space, space wars, space and aliens, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure, team, friendship, imaginary, power relations ...
Time: future, 23rd century
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The Last Samurai (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, New Zealand, Japan
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating, epic ...
Plot: samurai, self discovery, friendship, courage, battles, warrior, war, emperor, leader, master warrior, dignity, swords and armor ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.5
 524K
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter ...
Style: bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: jungle, soldier, anti war, mission, vietnam war, army, unfulfillment, losing-it hero, insanity, apocalypse, napalm, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, cambodia, asia
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