Ship captain movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ship captain movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with ship captain, ship, danger, escapades, captain, heroes, boat, chase, gun and adventure plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ship captain: The Adventures of Tintin (2011), Hornblower: Duty (2003), Contraband (2012), The Boat (2011), Captain Phillips (2013), 2103: The Deadly Wake (1997), The Icebreaker (2016), The White Dawn (1974), Midway (2019), Fireball XL5 (1962).

List of ship captain movies

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK
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: exciting, realistic, stylized, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, adventure, escapades, riddles and clues, amateur detective, reporter, artifact, danger, map, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949 ...
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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Hornblower: Duty (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: sea battle, ship, battles, military, adventure, military life, couples, rescue, danger, treason, ship captain, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: switzerland, europe
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 6.5
 114K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, security guard, robbery, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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 7.3
 4K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, escapades, isolation, danger, parents and children, confined, family relations, lost at sea, end of the world, mystery, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, kenya ...
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2103: The Deadly Wake (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: ship captain, imaginary, escapades, heroes, crimes, heroic mission, confined, androids and robots, life is a bitch, alien encounter, evil alien, space travel ...
Time: future
Place: nigeria
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The Icebreaker (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along ...
Style: based on true events, serious, suspense, melancholic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storm at sea, iceberg, ship, coast guard, catastrophe, danger, cold, strained relationship, ship captain, team, friendship, drinking ...
Time: year 1985
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 7.1
 665
The White Dawn (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three stranded 1890s whalers (Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr.) corrupt the culture of their Eskimo saviors.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: culture clash, arctic, wilderness, gambling, inuit, shipwreck, danger, opposites attract, animal life, rescue, racism, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: canada
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 6.7
 46K
Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Canada, USA
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: bleak, exciting, scary, suspense, sad ...
Plot: sea battle, fighter plane, world war two, aircraft carrier, war, bombing, u.s. military, dying young, aerial combat, shipwreck, u.s. navy, war violence ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1937, year 1942, year 1941
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, china, washington d.c., honolulu hawaii ...
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 7.4
 467
Fireball XL5 (1962)
Genre: Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fireball XL5 is a science fiction-themed children's television show following the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The show was produced in 1962 by husband and wife team Gerry and ...
Style: futuristic
Plot: ship captain, pilot, robot, professor, doctor, puppet, spacecraft, alien, outer space, alien race, captain, space travel
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 5.9
 29K
King Kong (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Even though a woman somewhat tames Kong, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, scary, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: island, giant animal, jungle, rescue, stowaway, woman in danger, ship, survival, giant snake, world trade center, oil company, beast ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, indonesia, asia, usa ...
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An Officer and a Spy (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, spy, arrest, manipulation, french history, dishonesty, police investigation, society, hopes, life is a bitch, frame up ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france
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The McKenzie Break (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A German U-Boat commander and 600 prisoners plan a daring escape from a PoW camp in Scotland.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: military, soldier, world war two, prison, battles, captivity, prison life, survival, war, danger, human spirit, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: scotland, london
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, battles, navy, adventure, leadership, ocean or sea, heroic mission, human spirit, napoleonic wars, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
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 6.2
 660
The Lightship (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, ship, survival, gang, pirate, family in danger, race against time, danger, deadly, ocean or sea, battles ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
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Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.
Style: exciting, rough, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, war hero, military, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, heroes, escapades, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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Hornblower: Mutiny (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, leadership, navy, war, british navy, military, military life, adventure, rebelliousness, rebel, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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 5.2
 492
In the Fold (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A bunch of young and impulsive space cadets make their first real flight in space and realize that the attack they suffered wasn't a training mission. They face the Enemy alone and have the chance to save the world, and maybe to prevent the ...
Style: futuristic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: cadet, space battle, space mission, bartender, mission, coming of age, rival, fictional war, branding, earth viewed from space, explosion, survival ...
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, sea battle, mutiny, royal navy, pirate, betrayal, rescue, war, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s
Place: england, europe
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 5.7
 9K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bermuda triangle, rescue, catastrophe, hijacking, underwater, airport, survival, danger, race against time, airplane, painting, art thief ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Batman: The Movie (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Dynamic Duo faces four super-villains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people.
Style: humorous, semi serious, stylized, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, danger, secret identity, missile, rescue, black cat, world domination, submarine, shark, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
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 7.6
 233K
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, funny, family saga ...
Plot: superhero team, superhero, good versus evil, supernatural ability, who done it, superheroine, family relations, happy ending, obsessive quest, family, computer animation, parenting ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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 6.6
 47K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 122 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, suspense, tense, captivating, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, save the day, danger, ocean or sea, murder, violence, exploding body, death, race against time, underwater ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2017
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, moscow russia, scottish highlands, russia ...
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 6.5
 10K
City Hunter (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, exciting, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, martial arts, hijacking, private detective, heroes, ship, cruise, womanizer, one man army, terrorist, parody, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Big Apple's in big trouble, as indestructible psycho-fiend Jason Vorhees hits the road to New York City. After a shocking return from beyond the grave, the diabolical Jason ships out abroad a teen-filled "love boat" bound for New ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, slasher, murder, high school, summer camp, cruise, mask, boat, knife murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, america, manhattan new york city
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 8.0
 34K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: anthology, twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: expedition, insanity, rescue, violence, delusion, dying, paranoia, self sacrifice, corpse, cannibalism, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
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 6.6
 3K
Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, state affairs, adventure, fish out of water, interracial relations, romance, religions or cults, family relations, redemption, mother son relationship, clergy ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1810s, 1830s
Place: hawaii, usa, yale university, connecticut, new hampshire ...
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Thunder in Paradise (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Terry "Hulk" Hogan stars as R. J. "Hurricane" Spencer who is an ex-Navy S. E. A. L. and confirmed bachelor struggling to make ends meet. In order to save his superboat THUNDER (and ultimately, his business) Spencer is forced into ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: mother daughter relationship, vietnam veteran, newspaper headline, single mother, revenge, voyeur, wedding, little girl, criminal, deception, warrior, boat ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: cuba, florida
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 8.4
 962K
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, futuristic, light, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: loneliness, adventure, robot, future dystopia, outer space, happy ending, imaginary, ecological disaster, post apocalypse, spacecraft, society, determination ...
Time: future
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Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life struggle to contain the environmental and financial damage caused to Alaska by the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez is dramatized.
Plot: oil, ship, conservation, oil industry, oil company, environmentalism, scandal, ecology, corporation, corruption, senator, ship captain ...
Time: year 1989
Place: alaska
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