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 realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspense and stylized films and TV shows about / with sailor, ship, ocean, escapades, sea, death, boat, danger, storytelling and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
sailor movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sailor: The Rover (1967), Radiant Sea (2015), All Is Lost (2013), Liverpool (2008), Popeye (1980), Midway (2019), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973), Sinbad (2012), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), U-571 (2000).

List of sailor movies

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, treasure, mediterranean, treasure chest, gold coin, military uniform, redheaded woman, napoleonic wars, duel, amnesty, gun ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
Place: france, mediterranean sea
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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: gay cinema, queer cinema, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: sailor, lgbt, gay interest, gay, gay lead character, ocean, ship, gay protagonist, swimming, male nudity, homoeroticism, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
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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, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, forces of nature, boat, isolation, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, contemplative ...
Plot: sailor, homecoming, estrangement, family relations, parents and children, south, alcoholic, society, hopes, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: sailor, revenge, crimes, mentally unstable, murder, destiny, dangerous attraction, deadly, coming of age, mischievous children, voyeurism, death of father ...
Time: 70s
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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: feel good, exciting, semi serious, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, pirate, disney, chase, goddess, danger, mythical creature, rivalry, mythology, prince, good versus evil, arabian nights ...
Time: ancient times, middle ages, 8th century
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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Princess Farah refuses to marry Sinbad until Prince Kassim, her brother, is able to give his consent. However, the Prince's wicked stepmother, Queen Zenobia, has changed Kassim into a baboon in order to have her own son crowned as caliph. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, adventure, good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, battles, minotaur, escapades, curses spells and rituals, sailor, monster, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 8th century, 70s
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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, semi serious, feel good, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, family relations, disney, family, sailor, love triangle, love and romance, escapades, adventure, eccentric family, missing person ...
Time: 80s
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.
Style: exciting, bleak, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, naval battle, fighter plane, warship, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, fighter pilot, navy, u.s. navy, submarine, emperor, battleship ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1941, year 1942, year 1937 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., japan ...
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sinbad and his crew intercept a homunculus carrying a golden tablet. Koura, the creator of the homunculus and practitioner of evil magic, wants the tablet back and pursues Sinbad. Meanwhile Sinbad meets the Vizier who has another part of the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cyclops, good versus evil, island, pirate, adventurer, treasure hunt, map, adventure, tattoo, supernatural, escapades, daring rescue ...
Time: 8th century, middle ages
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Sinbad (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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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, disturbing, light ...
Plot: witch, ocean or sea, escapades, destiny, rivalry, adventurer, legends and myths, adventure, hopes, sinbad, curse, heroes ...
Time: 8th century
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, catastrophe, ocean, nuclear, nuclear submarine, danger, race against time, leadership, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: submarine, navy, war, world war two, naval battle, nazism, military, german, mission, battles, survival, naval officer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, courage, coast guard, rescue mission, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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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, touching, uplifting, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: psychiatrist, therapy, african american, redemption, graduation, family reunited, u.s. navy, demotion, thanksgiving, navy, anger, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, cleveland ohio, san diego california, new jersey
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: seaport, obsession, romance, hopes, follow your dream, couples, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, couple relations, unfulfillment, working class, sailor ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: france, south of france
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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, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, commando unit, race against time, world war three, navy, swat team, ocean, save the day, aircraft carrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scottish highlands, moscow russia, scotland ...
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The Wild Boys (2017)
Genre: Adventure, 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
Plot: criminal, shipwreck, teenager, teacher, supernatural power, trial, sea, boat, supernatural, teenage boy, sailor, beach ...
Time: 20th century
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Iceberg! (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Fiona is the manager of a fast-food restaurant. She lives comfortably with her family in the suburbs. In other words, Fiona is happy... until one day she accidentally gets locked into a walk-in fridge. She escapes the next morning, half frozen and ...
Style: road movie, entertaining, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: escapades, love and romance, obsession, ship, village, iceberg, family relations, restaurant, sailor, follow your dream, journey, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sir Francis Drake goes on a quest to find the legendary Tree of Life, battling the Spanish Armada, sea monsters, sorceress and his bitter nemesis Captain Don Sandovate on the way.
Style: mystical, intense, stylized, suspense, tense ...
Plot: pirate, queen, death, kidnapping, sultan, magic, puzzle, sailor, storm at sea, ship captain, sea battle, sea captain ...
Time: 16th century
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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, touching, realistic, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, ship, love and romance, introspection, self discovery, escapades, sex scene, nudity (full frontal - brief), cargo ship, sailor, seductress, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: marseille, romania
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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, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: teens, family outing, date night, boys' night, kids
Plot: ship, adventure, pirate, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, british empire, treasure, sea battle, weirdo, gold, ocean or sea, captain ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
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: realistic, humorous, surreal, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: working class, graduate student, ship, cargo ship, college, machismo, prostitute, pier, trust, male female relationship, sailor, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, boston, tennessee, england, tokyo ...
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Three Blind Mice (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three young Navy officers hit Sydney for one last night on land before being shipped over to the Gulf to fight. Sam has been mistreated at sea and is going AWOL, Dean has a fiancé and the future in-laws to meet, and Harry just loves playing cards. ...
Style: humorous, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, military, introspection, self discovery, rebellion, escapades, naval officer, awol, sailor, family relations, redemption, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: wedding, parents and children, pregnancy, social differences, society, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, rich man, broken heart, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: france, south of france
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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: serious, realistic, stylized, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: sailor, legend, master and servant, rich and poor, obsession, sexual relations, true love, unfulfillment, betrayal, romance, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1800s
Place: europe
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, trial ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, galicia
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Days of Being Wild (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The movie is set in Hong Kong and the Philippines in 1960. Yuddy, or 'York' in English, is a playboy in Hong Kong and is well-known for stealing girls' hearts and breaking them. His first victim is Li Zhen who suffered emotional and ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: underwear, love triangle, drink, radio, rain, fight, beating, sailor, romance, kiss, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: hong kong, the philippines, asia, macau, tokyo
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, underwater scene, shipwreck, professor, sailor, ocean or sea, ocean, obsessive quest, chases and races, danger, daring rescue ...
Time: 1860s
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