Sea battle movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sea battle movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, captivating, serious, suspense, epic and tense films and TV shows about / with sea battle, battles, sea, ship, navy, naval battle, adventure, war, military and soldier plots mostly in Adventure, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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sea battle movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sea battle: Midway (2019), Torpedo: U-235 (2019), Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003), U-571 (2000), Hornblower: Duty (2003), The Wolf's Call (2019), Midway (1976), Vinland Saga (2019), The Rebels of PT-218 (2021), Battleship (2012).

List of sea battle movies

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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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, captivating, rough, suspenseful, feel good ...
Plot: sea battle, napoleonic wars, sailboat, military, rebellion, war hero, adventure, military life, rivalry, army investigation, war, ship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: west indies, jamaica
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 6.7
 86K
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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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, torpedo, naval battle, submarine, navy, world war two, sailor, fight, battle zone, military, save the world, ocean ...
Time: year 1941, year 1945
Place: miami
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Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, sea battle, british navy, military, espionage, war hero, rebellion, military life, sword fight, escapades, adventure, heroes ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era
Place: france, europe, english channel
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 6.6
 83K
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, world war two, war, navy, military, naval battle, ocean, naval officer, sea battle, sinking ship, nazism, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany
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Dauntless: The Battle of Midway (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, emotional, sad
Plot: sea battle, world war two, aircraft carrier, plane crash, aviation, bravery, courage, war, u.s. military, heroism, attack, fighter pilot ...
Time: year 1941
Place: honolulu hawaii
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough, feel good ...
Plot: ship, ship captain, sea battle, military, napoleonic wars, battles, military life, adventure, couples, rescue, treason, heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: switzerland, europe
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The Wolf's Call (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Thriller set in the milieu of French nuclear submarines.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, futuristic
Plot: submarine, sea battle, naval battle, torpedo, sea, chain of command, nuclear submarine, investigation, nuclear threat, romance, sea voyage, supernatural ability ...
Time: near future
Place: france
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 6.7
 20K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: realistic, tense, factual, intense, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, military, sea battle, war, u.s. navy, naval battle, aviation, navy, fascism, ethnic conflict, prejudice, against the odds ...
Time: 70s, year 1942, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland, japan, germany, tokyo, hawaii ...
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's ...
Style: feel good, exciting, serious
Plot: ship, sea battle, napoleonic wars, pirate, heroes, sea, sailing, french revolution, navy, pow, battles, pardon ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
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 8.8
 38K
Vinland Saga (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: For a thousand years, the Vikings have made quite a name and reputation for themselves as the strongest families with a thirst for violence. Thorfinn, the son of one of the Vikings' greatest warriors, spends his boyhood in a battlefield ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: power struggle, intrigue, battles, norse mythology, war, sea battle, adventure, courage, viking, vandalism, leader, revenge ...
Place: scandinavia
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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, date night, boys' night ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, ship, sword fight, treasure, disney, british empire, fantasy world, pirate captain, pirate ship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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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: tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: pirate, sea battle, sea voyage, turkish history, piracy, sea adventure, pirate captain, pirate ship, adventure, brothers, renaissance, fight ...
Place: ottoman empire
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The Rebels of PT-218 (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the height of WWII, the Atlantic Ocean becomes a deadly battleground as an American torpedo boat fights against the constant bombardment of German forces.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, disturbing
Plot: sea battle, world war two, air attack, disobeying orders, military, wartime, submarine, military officer, combat, wartime life, fight, military base ...
Time: year 1943
Place: sicily
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 5.8
 249K
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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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, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, treasure hunt, mermaid, chase, ship, swashbuckler, treasure, captain, adventurer, adventure, sword fight, mythical creature ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, england, spain, caribbean
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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, 1870s, victorian era
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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Northern Limit Line (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movies follows the incident knows as the second battle of Yeonpyeong which happened in 2002.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: navy, military, sea battle, sea, war, battles, heroism, soldier, marine, naval battle, showdown, inter-korean relations ...
Time: 2000s
Place: south korea, north korea, korea
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 7.0
 34K
Cleopatra (1963)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.The winner of four Oscars, this epic saga of love, greed and betrayal stars Elizabeth Taylor as the passionate and ambitious Egyptian queen who's determined to hold on ...
Style: epic, visually appealing, stylized, sexy, scenic ...
Plot: ancient rome, ancient egypt, antiquity, queen, julius caesar, roman empire, ancient, cleopatra, femme fatale, desert, ancient history, sea battle ...
Time: 1930s, 1st century, 1st century b.c., 18th century
Place: egypt, rome italy, africa, alexandria egypt, greece ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: fairy tale, funny, dark fantasy, exciting, witty ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, sword fight, swashbuckler, fantasy world, sea, sailboat, ghost, jungle, treasure hunt, dead man, runaway ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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12 Paces without a Head (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon. However, Störtebeker is badly wounded in the attempted capture and the ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: pirate, pirate ship, adventure, rivalry, escapades, treasure hunt, ocean, medieval, criminal, execution, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 14th century
Place: northern germany, hamburg germany
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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: intense, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, storm at sea, pirate captain, sultan, death, queen, kidnapping, magic, puzzle, sailor, sea captain, ship captain ...
Time: 16th century
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 5.6
 298
Azur Lane (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When the "Sirens," an alien force with an arsenal far surpassing the limits of current technology, suddenly appeared, a divided humanity stood in complete solidarity for the first time. Four countries formed Azur Lane, paving the way for ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, captivating
Plot: military, sea battle, naval battle, ship, female protagonist, navy, female soldier, fight, warrior, military officer, invasion, female warrior ...
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Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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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High School Fleet (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea... They're the Blue Mermaids! Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan's territories, ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: slice of life, ship captain, sea battle, ship, mutiny, naval battle, captain, fight, marines, naval officer, teenage girl, sea ...
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 7.5
 143
Zipang (2004)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Zipang is a twenty-six episode Japanese anime television series directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and produced by Studio Deen. It aired on the Tokyo Broadcasting System in Japan from late 2004 to early 2005, and was licensed for release in North ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense, adult animation
Plot: world war two, time travel, navy, time jump, military, back in time, sea battle, changing the past or future, sent to the past, naval battle, japanese navy, altering history ...
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Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island (2018)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island novel.
Style: entertaining, sweet, light, funny, captivating ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: treasure map, pirate, sea voyage, ship, obsessive quest, friendship, sea adventure, sea, love of one's life, fantasy life, hidden treasure, sea battle ...
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Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (2004)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin is a South Korean television series based on the life of Yi Sun-sin, starring Kim Myung-min in the title role. It aired on KBS1 from September 4, 2004 to August 28, 2005 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:45 for 104 ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking
Plot: admiral, korean history, soldier, sea battle, american history, historical figure, showdown, combat, heroes, historical event, battles, fight ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, korea
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 7.6
 336K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: colourful, touching, fairy tale, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, chick flick ...
Plot: disney, ocean, magic, adventure, disney princess, girl, island, happy ending, mythology, destiny, family, young girl ...
Place: polynesia, pacific ocean, new zealand
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