Sailing ship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sailing ship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining, stylized and humorous films and TV shows about / with sailing ship, ship, adventure, escapades, pirate, children, family, sea, friendship and heroes plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as sailing ship: Scarlet Sails (1961), The Emigrants (1971), Jason and the Argonauts (2000), The Corsairs (1971), The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962), Damn the Defiant! (1962), The Bastard (1978), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), The Goonies (1985), Treasure Island (1966).

List of sailing ship movies

Scarlet Sails (1961)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A little girl Assol met a wizard and it has been foretold: "... it will be a fine sunny day when a beautiful ship under scarlet sail comes and the noble prince will take you away from here. He'll take you to the world of your dreams, where ...
Style: lyrical, romantic, scenic, sentimental
Plot: love, sailing ship, love and romance, life is a bitch, prince, friendship, father daughter relationship, poverty, based on a novel, sea
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Emigrants (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Sweden
Duration: 191 min.
Story: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and ...
Style: epic, realistic, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: journey, sailing ship, ship, immigrants, ambition, family problems, human spirit, obsessive quest, couples, redemption, family in crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: sweden, minnesota, europe
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Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Turkey
Duration: 180 min.
Story: One of the most legendary adventures in all mythology is brought to life in Jason and the Argonauts, an epic saga of good and evil. As a mere boy Jason, the heir to the kingdom of Ancient Greece, witnesses the murder of his father at the hands of ...
Style: epic, serious, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, boys' night
Plot: sailing ship, sword and sorcery, greek god, greek mythology, imaginary kingdom, ship, good versus evil, heroes, leadership, royal family, destiny, redemption ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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The Corsairs (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After the death of her father, the viceroy of a small Caribean island, the beautiful young Isabella is in a big danger. The crafty duke of Burt wants to grab the power on the isle so he decides to eliminate her. Fortunately then comes a group of ...
Plot: sailing ship, coach, pirate, arm wrestling, bondage, midget
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The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The 20th century's first man lands on the moon and discovers - that Baron Munchausen has already beaten him to it, along with Cyrano and characters from Jules Verne's lunar-landing novel. The Baron spirits the young cosmonaut by ...
Plot: sultan, cosmonaut, palace, princess, horse chase, blue, new love, gunpowder, beauty, rose, ocean, moon landing ...
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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: captivating, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sea battle, rebellion, legal, war, army investigation, adventure, escapades, military life, heroes, courtroom drama, military, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: jamaica, west indies
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Damn the Defiant! (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, mutiny, royal navy, sea battle, pirate, rebellion, betrayal, leadership, military life, defiant, heroes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, england, battleship
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The Bastard (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to flee to America, where he becomes involved in the ...
Plot: american revolution, military training, sailing ship, fencing, bounty, nobility, musket, freedom, illegitimate son, printing press, burial at sea, sword fight ...
Place: philadelphia, england, boston, america, france
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My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, stylized, offbeat, touching
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family life, eccentric family, grandmother, middle class, surrealism, family, family problems, disorder, suburban life, parents and children, suburbs ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, treasure, childhood, small town, tunnel, attic, map, corpse, search, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, dungeon
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Treasure Island (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 26 min.
Story: As a young boy finds an old map of a treasure island in the mid 1700s, he joins a sailing crew on an adventure to find the treasure island. He does not realize however that bloodthirsty pirates are amongst the crew, desperately wanting to claim the ...
Plot: adventure, treasure, sailing ship, tavern, wooden leg, sea captain, amputee, treasure hunt, pirate, sea, skeleton, treasure map ...
Place: scotland, caribbean
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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: epic, atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, love and romance, adventure, culture clash, couples, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, redemption, society, fish out of water, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, yale university, connecticut, new hampshire
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Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: dark humor, brutal
Plot: wheelchair, on the run, hospital, brother, violence, prison, amusement park, bank robber, security guard, loneliness, running, stolen money ...
Place: manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new york
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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A bet pits a British inventor, a Chinese thief and a French artist on a worldwide adventure that they can circle the globe in 80 days.
Style: feel good, humorous, classic literature, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, adventure, race against time, escapades, scientist, wager, train ride, painting, romance, culture clash, family, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 21st century, 2000s, 1870s ...
Place: france, london, turkey, europe, england ...
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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two minor characters from the play, "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Style: witty, clever, talky, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: existentialism, actor, prince, backstage, tennis, shakespeare, destiny, death sentence, buddies, disorder, partners, actress ...
Time: 17th century
Place: europe, denmark, england
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Shipwrecked (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway, Sweden, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young Norwegian boy in 1850s England goes to work as a cabin boy and discovers some of his shipmates are actually pirates.
Style: serious, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, island, ship, rescue, stowaway, daring rescue, family, danger, heroes, survival, gang, adventurer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1850s
Place: england, europe, norway
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, love and romance, first sex, teenage love, adventure, sea disaster, stranded, fall in love, friendship, coming of age, teenager, isolation ...
Time: victorian, 20th century, 70s, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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The Legends of Treasure Island (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Story: The Legends Of Treasure Island is an animated cartoon from the UK that ran from 1993-1995. It had two series of 13 episodes each and each episode runs for 22–25 minutes. The series was loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's original story ...
Style: serious, exciting
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, adventurer, heroes, rivalry, map, imaginary, family, escapades, adventure, danger ...
Time: 1700s
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The Pirates of Penzance (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This Pirates of Penzance is primarily a historical document, part of the Broadway Theater Archive television series. It presents, with some inevitable, tiny technical shortcomings, a live 1980 performance in Central Park, not the 1983 movie of the ...
Plot: pirate, queen victoria, sailing ship, fan, orchestra, theater, choreography, singing, musician, performer, costume, dancing ...
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The Bermuda Depths (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Scientists investigating the briny deep are threatened by a giant turtle and the spirit of a young brunette swimmer in the Bermuda Triangle.
Plot: ghost story, helicopter crash, turtle, island, nightmare, sea monster, sea turtle, bermuda triangle, ghost, glowing eyes, troubled youth, drowning ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: atlantic ocean
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The Man Without a Country (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: At his court-martial, an American Army officer renounces his country. For his punishment he is ordered to spend the rest of his life on a ship that sails all over the world, but he will never be allowed to set foot on his country's soil. nor ...
Plot: patriot, amnesty, rebellious youth, traitor, exile, sea battle, sailing ship, patriotism, sailor, burial at sea, court martial, political conspiracy
Time: 1800s
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Kaptein Sabeltann-Drømmen om Kaptein Sabeltanns rike (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Norway
Story: Joachim, a preteen Norwegian boy, has an obsession with pirates. When his parents object, he takes their outboard rubber dinghy out and begins a dream of an exciting and dangerous adventure -- involving Captain Sabertooth's ship and treasure. ...
Plot: sword fight, dream, rescue, cliff, singing, treasure, sailing ship, boy in peril, disbelieving adult, pirate ship, island, pirate ...
Time: 18th century
Place: norway
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Journey of Honor (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The son of a besieged Shogun in war-torn 17th century Japan travels to Spain to buy weaponry from the king.
Plot: king, army, fight, missionary, loss of family, ship, sword fight, duel, battlefield, evil man, sword, samurai ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: spain, feudal japan, morocco, japan, dungeon
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The Middle Passage (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Martinique
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A realistic look at the horrors of the slave trade, told entirely through the voice of a dead African slave whose spirit haunts the ocean route
Plot: racism, village, ship, slavery, children, slave, french, protest, journey, sailing ship, social injustice, human rights ...
Place: africa, atlantic ocean
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Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, dark humor, absurd, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, werewolf, curse, supernatural, lost love, vengeance, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 70s, 1770s, 19th century ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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Storm Bound (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A ripping adventure yarn about teenage boys who join the crew of a ship of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century. After a dramatic shipwreck and escape from an attack by natives, they must make their way to safety by themselves.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, ship, pirate, survival, ocean or sea, friends, heroes, isolation, danger, youth, adventure, confined ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
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Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, surreal, funny
Audience: family outing
Plot: fantasy world, queen, clock, dark fantasy, imagination, sister sister relationship, rabbit, adventure, magic, beautiful scenery, chess, castle ...
Place: london
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For the Term of His Natural Life (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 520 min.
Story: In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity of Lt. Frere while falling in love with ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, prison, murder, rich and poor, crime, adventure, confined, wrongfully committed, crimes, life is a bitch, prison life, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
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Fanny (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Almost 19-year-old Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille, his life planned for him by his cafe'-owning father, and he longs for the sea. The night before he is to leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, sentimental, touching
Audience: date night
Plot: voyage, love, village, moral dilemma, young lovers, ocean or sea, couples, love affair, unfulfillment, village life, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 30s
Place: france, belgium, europe, marseille, marseille provence
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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: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, realistic
Plot: pirate, stowaway, heroes, kidnapping, ship, danger, youth, ocean or sea, coming of age, escapades, adventure, young heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: jamaica, caribbean
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