Sailor movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sailor movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating and emotional films and TV shows about / with sailor, ship, boat, sea, ocean, mentor, underwater scene, dialogue, death and escapades plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
sailor movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sailor: Popeye (1980), All Is Lost (2013), The Rover (1967), Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014), Radiant Sea (2015), A Hijacking (2012), Liverpool (2008), Torpedo: U-235 (2019), Sinbad (2012), The North Water (2021).

List of sailor movies

Popeye (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he ...
Style: humorous, absurd, twists and turns, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, pre-teens
Plot: sailor, abandoned baby, family, disney, bully, rescue, family relations, kidnapping, love triangle, love and romance, eccentric family, escapades ...
Time: 80s
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All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, boat, isolation, storm, sea, forces of nature, adventure, loneliness, human spirit, survivor, ocean, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Rover (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former counterrevolutionary pirate befriends a mentally ill young woman and this in turn leads to tragedy when she falls in love with a French naval officer.
Plot: sailor, pirate, french revolution, boat, mediterranean, treasure, duel, treasure chest, napoleonic wars, redheaded woman, amnesty, sailboat ...
Time: 18th century
Place: mediterranean sea, france
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Fidelio: Alice's Odyssey (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Alice is a sailor. While her partner Félix waits for her on land, she sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that her predecessor has just died, but also that the skipper is none other than ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: sex scene, ship, sailor, female nudity, journey, beach, sea, nude swimming, seductress, love triangle, love and romance, self discovery ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: marseille, romania
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Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: psychological, sexy, touching, gay cinema, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, sailor, male nudity, lgbt, gay interest, workplace romance, gay relationship, gay lead character, ship, swimming, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
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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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, gothic horror, gloomy, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, goth, barbershop, insanity, social injustice, judge, villain, vengeance, loss of loved one, revenge, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 18th century, 1850s
Place: england, london, europe
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Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: mermaid, ship, dangerous animal, countryside, escapades, rescue, pregnancy, sailor, creature, metamorphosis, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, carnival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: ireland
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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, psychological, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, sailor, manipulation, secrets, ransom, character study, confined, captivity, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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Liverpool (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sailor takes a short leave to visit his hometown and see if his mother is still alive.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, alcoholic, society, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, hopes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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Torpedo: U-235 (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: World War II: Resistance fighters accept a suicide mission to deliver a stolen Nazi submarine carrying atomic uranium. Hunted by Hitler’s army, the crew must outwit the German Navy to bring the cargo safely to America.
Style: exciting, suspense, epic, serious
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, torpedo, submarine, navy, sailor, world war two, fight, battle zone, military, save the world, battles ...
Time: year 1941, year 1945
Place: miami
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The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a widowed mother falls in love with an American sailor, her troubled young son is pressured by the bullying leader of his clique to seek revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: sailor, mentally unstable, crimes, murder, coming of age, mischievous children, dangerous attraction, destiny, revenge, youth, death of father, mother son relationship ...
Time: 70s
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Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sinbad accidentally kills the son of the powerful Lord Akbari in a fist fight. As recompense for the blood debt, Sinbad's brother is killed in front of his eyes. Sinbad escapes, but his grandmother uses a magic talisman to curse him for the ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, semi serious, light ...
Plot: sea voyage, arabian nights, curse, witch, sinbad, escapades, adventurer, rivalry, destiny, hopes, legends and myths, adventure ...
Time: 8th century
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The North Water (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Henry Drax is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: expedition, arctic, north pole, ship, sea, whaling, struggle for survival, sailor, irishman, murder, ex soldier, scientific expedition ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: disney, mermaid, princess, love, witch, prince, imaginary kingdom, father daughter relationship, talking animals, sea, transformation, disney princess ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, denmark
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night ...
Plot: island, coming of age, love and romance, stranded, teenager, teenage love, fall in love, shipwreck, teenage sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), survival, sexual awakening ...
Time: victorian era, turn of the century, 19th century, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: san francisco, pacific ocean
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
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The Immortal Story (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 58 min.
Story: An aged, wealthy trader plots with his servant to recreate a maritime tall tale, using a local woman and an unknown sailor as actors.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: legend, sailor, power, prophecy, dishonesty, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, master and servant, betrayal, couples, sexual dysfunction ...
Time: 60s, 19th century
Place: europe
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Night Tide (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Writer/director Curtis Harrington does an admirable job working around the severe budget limitations of the 1961 psychological chiller Night Tide. Sailor Johnny (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with carnival-girl Mora (Linda Lawson), despite warnings ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending, weird
Plot: mermaid, sailor, nightmare, night, beach, sea, carnival, fortune teller, amusement park, mental disorder, seagull, adoption ...
Place: los angeles
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Elcano & Magellan: The First Voyage Around the World (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The first journey around the world began under the command of Ferdinand Magellan and was concluded by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Five boats left Seville on September 20, 1519. Storms, famine, tribes… Three years later, only one made it back. An ...
Plot: admiral, journey, mutiny, betrayal, sailor, riot, captain, odyssey, historical event, battles, boat, travel ...
Time: 16th century
Place: portugal, pacific ocean, atlantic ocean, spain
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, nuclear, radiation sickness, courage, military, radiation, ocean, catastrophe, shipwreck ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1989 ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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U-571 (2000)
Genre: Action, War
Country: France, USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, war, world war two, naval battle, military, naval officer, ocean, sea battle, nazism, german, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, storm at sea, forces of nature, courage, adventure, coast guard, sinking ship, shipwreck, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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Antwone Fisher (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and ...
Style: psychological, inspirational, thought provoking, touching, sincere ...
Plot: psychiatrist, african american, child abuse, psychology, u.s. navy, redemption, family reunited, therapy, depression, courage, transformation, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, san diego california, cleveland ohio, mexico
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Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, colourful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, ship, ocean, friends, military, criminal, squad, superior officer, sailor, adventure, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by César and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, obsession, romance, couples, hopes, follow your dream, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, self sacrifice, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, south of france
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The Wild Boys (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, on the island of La Réunion, five adolescents of good families enamoured with the occult, commit a savage crime. A Dutch Captain takes them in charge for a repressive cruise on a haunted, dilapidated sailboat. ...
Style: psychotronic, erotic, funny, weird, queer cinema
Plot: supernatural, sea, teenage boy, shipwreck, teacher, teenager, court, supernatural power, captain, boat, sailor, beach ...
Time: 20th century
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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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Lakeboat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Coming-of-age tale set aboard a shipping freighter traveling America's Great Lakes. Dale is an Ivy League college student who briefly joins a world-weary crew. Exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of his literary visions, Dale ...
Style: surreal, satirical, stylized, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: graduate student, working class, adaptation, ship, college, machismo, coming of age, student, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, trust, sailor ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, england, california, chicago illinois, tennessee ...
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Fanny (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Fanny" is the second part of the "Marseille trilogy", made by Marcel Pagnol with the generic name of "Marius, Fanny and César". Fanny falls in love and is abandoned by Marius. Now she discovers she is pregnant. Her ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, love and romance, society, social differences, couples, unfulfillment, couple relations, rich man, working class, sailor ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: france, marseille, south of france
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