Piracy movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant piracy movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, humorous, entertaining, exciting, light and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with piracy, pirate, escapades, pirate ship, sea, island, danger, heroes, friendship and fight plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Fantasy genres shot in USA, Japan, UK and other countries.
piracy movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as piracy: Captain Phillips (2013), Blackbeard (2006), A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), Paskal: The Movie (2018), Pirates Down the Street (2020), One Piece: Stampede (2019), Fishing Without Nets (2014), One Piece: Dead End Adventure (2003), One Piece: Episode of Skypiea (2018), Singing Behind Screens (2003).

List of piracy movies

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, tense, suspenseful, captivating, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, hostage, suspense, terrorism, survival, kidnapping, rescue, pirate, u.s. navy, ocean, ship captain, ransom ...
Time: year 2009, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: somalia, africa, vermont, virginia, kenya ...
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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, humorous, romantic, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, mermaid, chase, swashbuckler, treasure hunt, fantasy world, treasure, captain, adventurer, escape, sea battle ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, spain, caribbean
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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, entertaining, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: pirate, ship, swashbuckler, fantasy world, sword fight, supernatural, friends, friendship, courage, journey, determination, obstacle ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: singapore, caribbean, fictional island
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Blackbeard (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Go inside the cunning mind of Englishman Edward Teach. A charming criminal genius, the fearsome pirate who preyed on Caribbean trade routes: Blackbeard. An intelligent and charismatic leader who confounded the powers of England and Virginia as he ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, disturbing
Plot: pirate, pirate captain, royal navy, piracy, treasure hunt, swashbuckler, murder, evil man, pirate ship, historical figure, historical character, sea ...
Time: 18th century
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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: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, sea battle, ocean, stowaway, sailboat, child in peril, sword fight, pirate captain, kidnapping, escapades, ship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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Paskal: The Movie (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Malaysia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true events of Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar of PASKAL, an elite unit in the Royal Malaysian Navy, and his team's mission to rescue the MV Bunga Laurel, a tanker which was hijacked by Somalian Pirates in 2011.
Style: captivating, tense, inspirational, patriotic
Plot: military, swat team, soldier, mission, assault, trap, pirate, terrorist, piracy, rescue mission, military service, navy ...
Time: year 2011, 2010s
Place: malaysia, africa, indonesia
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Pirates Down the Street (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a pirate family's arrival shakes up a coastal town, the kids next door offer to help them blend in and fight a bitter rival.
Style: entertaining, captivating, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: pirate ship, pirate, treasure, piracy, unlikely friendships, life turned upside down, journey, culture clash, pirate captain, friendship, boy, adventurer ...
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One Piece: Stampede (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: One Piece: Stampede is a stand-alone film that celebrates the anime's 20th Anniversary and takes place outside the canon of the "One Piece" TV series. Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat pirate crew are invited to a massive Pirate ...
Style: anime, exciting, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: treasure hunter, treasure, piracy, pirate captain, adventure hero, friendship, pirate ship, twists and turns, sea, supernatural ability, festival, friend ...
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, pirate, hijacking, surrender, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, hostage, power relations, realism ...
Time: 21st century
Place: africa
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Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean will take viewers on a historic journey across the Ottoman Empire based on the life of 16th-century Ottoman admiral "Barbaros" Hayreddin Pasha and the adventures of four brothers who become seafarers. ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: sea voyage, pirate, turkish history, sea adventure, piracy, suspense, pirate ship, brothers, pirate captain, sea battle, fight, renaissance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: ottoman empire
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One Piece: Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 56 min.
Story: As the Straw Hat Pirates sail through the Grand Line.A line of geysers erupted from under the Going Merry. And the whole crew find themselves flying over the island. Unfortunatly, Chopper fell off the ship and was separated from his friends. Luffy ...
Style: anime, captivating, light, humorous, entertaining
Plot: talking animals, piracy, treasure hunt, friendship, heroes, escapades, fantasy world, island, pirate ship, sea
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One Piece: Dead End Adventure (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Desperate for cash, the Straw Hat Pirates enter a secret race between pirate crews known as the Dead End Competition. There, they must battle against powerful people, including the bounty hunter who wants to kill Gasparde and a climatic battle with ...
Style: anime, light, captivating, humorous, entertaining
Plot: friendship, piracy, hopes, heroic mission, ambition, follow your dream, pirate ship, treasure hunter, sea, mixed martial arts, conspiracy
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One Piece - Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His Four Friends' Great Adventure (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The words that Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates, uttered just before his death excited the masses and the world has entered a Great Pirate Era! There is a group of young pirates who are about to set sail on the Grand Line. Monkey D. Luffy, a ...
Style: anime, entertaining, semi serious, captivating
Plot: pirate, team, pirate ship, treasure hunt, lifestyle, piracy, sea voyage, pirate captain, escapades, sea adventure, hat
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One Piece: Episode of Skypiea (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: One day, a giant ship falls onto the Straw Hats from the sky. After a narrow escape, and while they are still in shock, a map to the “Sky Island” is carried to them by the wind. While researching for the way there, they meet another pirate and ...
Style: anime, entertaining, captivating, exciting, semi serious
Plot: pirate, friends, friendship, adventurer, pirate captain, hidden treasure, teamwork, island, pirate ship, treasure hunt, piracy, magic ...
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Singing Behind Screens (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Italy, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man enters a brothel and sees a staged narration of a Chinese folk tale concerning a female pirate.
Style: captivating, disturbing
Plot: pirate, widow, revenge, female warrior, highwayman, pirate captain, suspense, pirate ship, female fighter, piracy, sea battle, battles ...
Place: china
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Emperor of the Sea (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Emperor of the Sea is a South Korean television drama series directed by Kang Il-soo and Kang Byung-taek and starring Choi Soo-jong, Chae Shi-ra, Song Il-gook and Soo Ae. It aired on KBS2 from November 24, 2004 to May 25, 2005 on Wednesdays and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: slavery, enslavement, heroes, battles, historical figure, merchant, ship, korean history, rags to riches, pirate, sea battle, piracy ...
Time: 9th century
Place: china
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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, jungle, escapades, fight for supremacy, piracy, showdown, battles, fighting crime, fight, religion ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1930s, 1840s
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One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Story: Kōmei devises a plan where Zoro and Sanji take part in an eating contest, and the two eat a strange "good-for-nothing-only" mushroom that turns them into good-for-nothing men. The two are then locked in a jail cell. When the rest of the ...
Style: anime, captivating, humorous, light, entertaining
Plot: pirate, captivity, heroic mission, friendship, fantasy world, showdown, island, uninhibited rivalry, adventure hero, pirate ship, sea battle, piracy ...
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Pirates of Treasure Island (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Starting as a prequel to the novel "Treasure Island", we see the infamous pirate treasure buried by Billy Bones and Long John Silver
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, light
Plot: pirate ship, pirate, treasure hunter, escapades, friendship, piracy, follow your dream, hopes, imaginary kingdom, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, ambition ...
Place: fictional island
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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, gambling, island, witch, disney, college, afterlife, betrayal, superhero, magic, male female relationship ...
Place: new england
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Savage Islands (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Nathaniel Williamsen (O'Keefe) is taken to an island mission with his fiancee Sophie (Seagrove). Their ship, the Rona, is captained by the roguish Bully Hayes (Jones), who also takes a liking to Sophie. When Sophie is kidnapped by slave trader ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, bleak
Plot: pirate, seafaring, historical event, courage, treasure hunt, piracy, rescue, kidnapping, island, female warrior, naval battle, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: pacific ocean, spain
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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: dramatic, semi serious, humorous, exciting, campy ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, ship, sea, courage, piracy, humour, seafaring, sailing, sword, farce, swashbuckler ...
Time: 17th century
Place: spain, europe
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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, sweet, humorous, stylized, feel good ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: childhood, pirate, kidnapping, magic, children, fairy, good versus evil, rescue, fantasy world, peter pan, destiny, creativity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, big ben london, england, fictional island
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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, swashbuckler, female protagonist, pirate ship, ship, betrayal, island, sword fight, adventurer, treasure map, treasure ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: fictional island
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Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After telling the story of Flint's last journey to young Jim Hawkins, Billy Bones has a heart attack and dies just as Jim and his friends are attacked by pirates. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and crew to find the ...
Style: light, exciting, humorous, touching, parody ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, date night, family outing
Plot: muppets, disney, childhood, island, youth, ship, young heroes, pirate, sea, swashbuckler, gunfight, love ...
Place: fictional island
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Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: fairy tale, parody, sweet, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens, teens ...
Plot: princess, cat, talking animals, kingdom, transformation, animals, creature, ogre, prince, dragon, donkey, true love ...
Time: 2000s, middle ages, 16th century
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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, teens, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: pirate, childhood, fantasy world, children, fairy, boy, magic, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, first love, youth, teenager ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century
Place: london, europe, big ben london, england, united kingdom ...
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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, fairy tale, entertaining, colourful, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, chick flick, date night ...
Plot: pirate, ship, treasure hunt, fantasy world, sword fight, disney, treasure, captain, pirate ship, pirate captain, curses spells and rituals, boat ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica, fictional island
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Shrek the Third (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring ...
Style: humorous, fairy tale, parody, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: imaginary kingdom, princess, dragon, magic, happy ending, donkey, prince, rescue, body swapping, funeral, partners, couple relations ...
Time: middle ages, 2000s
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The Lionshare (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Nick (Mike Pantozzi) gets his girls the same way he gets his music: online. On a first date, Eva (Jessi Kneeland) invites him to an exclusive filesharing community called ‘The Lionshare’. From there, Nick’s own creative frustration fuels his ...
Style: mumblecore
Plot: piracy, dating, blind date, sex, creativity, online dating, inspiration, lion, muse
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