Warship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant warship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, exciting, realistic, suspense, tense and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with warship, military, ocean, navy, sea, danger, ship, heroes, submarine and war plots mostly in Drama, Action and War genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
warship movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as warship: Greyhound (2020), Battleship (2012), Hunter Killer (2018), American Warships (2012), Midway (2019), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dunkirk (2017), Pearl Harbor (2001), Yamato (2005), The Great War of Archimedes (2019).

List of warship movies

Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, motivational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, convoy, u.s. navy, navy, ocean, warship, us military, naval officer, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: san francisco, atlantic ocean
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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and ...
Style: dramatic, suspense, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, world war two, u.s. navy, warship, ocean, sinking ship, survival, war, sea, submarine, rescue, disobeying orders ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: pacific ocean, washington d.c., san francisco, the philippines
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, entertaining, futuristic, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, alien, u.s. navy, military, battleship, evil alien, navy, warship, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, london, tokyo, new york, pacific ocean ...
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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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, navy, warship, battleship, swat team, save the day, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, daring rescue, military coup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2017, 2010s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, moscow russia, scottish highlands ...
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American Warships (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, warship, ocean, aircraft carrier, sea, battles, naval battle, ship, heroes, chaos and mayhem, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pentagon
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Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, 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: world war two, naval battle, aerial combat, aircraft carrier, warship, sea battle, air battle, navy, fighter plane, fighter pilot, battleship, u.s. navy ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 1930s, year 1937, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, pacific ocean, tokyo, washington d.c., hawaii ...
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, political ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, spy, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, espionage, cia, cold war era, warship, weapons, nuclear submarine ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: russia, ussr, usa, maine, virginia ...
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Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.
Style: epic, atmospheric, suspense, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: world war two, survival, military, evacuation, war, military officer, soldier, air attack, rescue mission, army, shell shock, british history ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, middle ages, 20th century
Place: france, england, english channel, dunkirk, united kingdom ...
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, epic, emotional, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, war, love, love triangle, love and romance, airplane, military, fighter pilot, aviation, navy, aerial combats, u.s. air force ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: hawaii, pearl harbor, japan, asia, tokyo ...
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Yamato (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Directed by Junya Sato and based on a book by Jun Henmi, "Yamato" has a framing story set in the present day and uses flashbacks to tell the story of the crew of the World War II Japanese battleship Yamato. The film was never released in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, exciting
Plot: world war two, navy, battleship, warship, japanese history, military, war, battles, heroes, lost love, first love, sea ...
Time: 1940s, 21st century, 20th century, year 2005, 2000s ...
Place: japan
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The Great War of Archimedes (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: It is the early 1930s and the command of the Japanese Imperial Navy determines to construct the world's biggest and most formidable battleship, Yamato. One of the admirals, Yamamoto Isoroku, disagrees. He recruits the upstart and ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: admiral, warship, conspiracy, political intrigue, against the odds, government conspiracy, hi-tech, wartime life, war crime, empire, politics, political conspiracy ...
Place: japan
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Admiral (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is a story of a great love facing the greatest drama of the history of Russia. Admiral Kolchak is a true war hero and beloved husband and father. One day he meets Anna, the love of his life and the wife of his best friend. The revolution in his ...
Style: realistic, serious, dramatic, tragic ending, touching ...
Plot: world war one, political unrest, russian history, battles, military, warship, destiny, russian empire, heroes, wartime life, against the odds, sea ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" ...
Style: epic, tense, realistic, allegory, suspense ...
Plot: war, warship, military, u.s. navy, navy, friendship, gunfight, revolution, civil war, redemption, anti war, romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: china, shanghai, asia, new jersey, vermont ...
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, u.s. navy, terrorist plot, battleship, one man army, lone hero, terrorism, violence, mercenary, one against many, terrorist, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 80s
Place: new jersey, san francisco, hawaii, pentagon, pacific ocean
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Firefox (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The Soviets have developed a revolutionary new jet fighter, called "Firefox". Naturally, the British are worried that the jet will be used as a first-strike weapon, as rumours say that the jet is indetectable on radar. They send ex-Vietnam ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, espionage, fighter plane, spy, chase, fighter jet, aviation, pilot, heroes, runaway, behind enemy lines, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, england, europe, asia, vietnam ...
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: epic, factual, talky, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, u.s. navy, aviation, navy, military life, air raid, u.s. military, state affairs, political unrest, warship, u.s. army ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., asia ...
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: james bond, spy, espionage, chase, 007, gadget, terrorism, world war three, secret service, hot and sexy, race against time, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hamburg germany, hong kong, china, vietnam, england ...
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72 Meters (2004)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins in the 1980s Soviet Union. Two best friends, Orlov and Muravyev, are serving at the Black Sea Navy Base in Sevastopol, Crimea. Both fall in love with one beautiful girl Nelly, and their friendship suffers a first blow. Because she ...
Style: thought provoking, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: submarine, warship, survival, accident, military, emergency, friendship, rescue, shipwreck, disaster, rescue from drowning, saving a life ...
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In Harm's Way (1965)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Style: realistic, factual, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: war, world war two, naval battle, wartime, naval officer, father son relationship, adultery, u.s. navy, military life, suicide, marital infidelity, military ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, san francisco, polynesia, pacific ocean
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Paskal (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: tense, captivating, suspense, inspirational
Plot: military, swat team, trap, terrorist, pirate, assault, piracy, mission, soldier, military service, rescue mission, navy ...
Time: 2010s, year 2011
Place: malaysia, africa, indonesia
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Top Gun (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: For Lieutenant Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and his friend and Co-Pilot Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. A tragedy, as well as personal demons, threaten ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night, girls' night, date night
Plot: u.s. navy, pilot, airplane, military, fighter pilot, officers and cadets, fighter jet, aviation, u.s. military, warplane, aviator, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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The Gustloff (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Joseph Vilsmaier Two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: ship, world war two, torpedo, escapades, wartime life, downfall, ocean, confined, military, evacuation, chaos and mayhem, tragedy ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe
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Hostile Waters (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Story: Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, politics, rescue, save the day, state affairs, military, government agency, race against time, heroic mission, cold war, disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: ussr, usa, atlantic ocean
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Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
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Story: By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: submarine, blockade, human versus alien, sea battle, battles, navy, warship, fight, global warming, ship, naval battle, artificial intelligence ...
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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, epic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, sea battle, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, battles, naval battle, sailboat, naturalist, ocean ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, edwardian era
Place: england, france, europe, brazil, pacific ocean
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, british navy, military, heroes, leadership, navy, war, adventure, military life, naval battle, commander ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: west indies, jamaica
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MacArthur (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in ...
Style: melancholic, epic, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, politics, revolution, police investigation, pow, betrayal, korean war, soldier, rebellion, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa, japan, australia, china, korea ...
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Balibo (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: investigation, politics, journalism, media, uncover truth, life is a bitch, political unrest, state affairs, crimes, society, mystery, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: indonesia
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Billy Budd (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.
Style: tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Plot: mutiny, ship, courtroom drama, napoleonic wars, injustice, navy, british navy, ocean, crimes, betrayal, ship captain, military life ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
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Monster Island (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gigantic monsters threaten to destroy everything in their path as mankind remains defenseless
Style: psychotronic, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: human versus monster, disaster, giant monster, sea monster, creature, monster, sea captain, monster versus monster, threat, destruction, characters in danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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