Movies about pirates

Movies about pirates
List of the best movies about pirates selected by visitors to our site: The Pirates, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Captain Phillips, Maïna, Uncharted, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Under the Silver Lake, The Pirates of Somalia, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Chinese Zodiac.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Pirates (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Pursuit, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean, Korea
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, a whale swallows the Emperor's Seal of State being brought to Joseon by envoys from China. With a big reward on whoever brings back the royal seal, mountain bandits led by Jang Sa-jung go out to sea to hunt down the whale. But he soon clashes with Yeo-wol, a female captain of pirates, and unexpected adventure unfolds.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersRobots, Aliens, Pirates, Monsters, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Adventure, Gambling, Slavery
PlaceSpace, Sea, Jungle, Spaceships, Mountains
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Star Wars

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

Captain Phillips (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersPirates, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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.

Maïna (2013)
Markimdb: 6.6
CharactersPirates, Heroes
StyleExciting, Serious

Maïna is the daughter of the Innu leader Mishtenapuu, who attends a bloody confrontation between his clan and the clan of "Men of the Land of Ice." Following this confrontation, Maïna chooses a mission that will change her life. To fulfill the promise that she has made to her friend Matsii on her deathbed, she embarked on the trail of their enemies to deliver Nipki, a 11 year old boy that the Inuit have captured. But she was also taken as prisoner by Natak, the leader of the Inuit group, and forcibly taken to the Land of Ice.

Uncharted (2022)

A descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake uncovers the location of the legendary El Dorado. With the help of his mentor and an ambitious journalist he works to uncover its secrets while surviving on an island filled with pirates, mercenaries, and a mysterious enemy.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Witch, Horses, Pirates, Strong women
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Adventure, Bank robbery, Prison Break
PlacePrison, Sea, Jungle, Islands, Ships
StyleUnexpected ending

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. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, crime, detective, film noir
CharactersDogs, Pirates, Cannibals, Billionaires, Celebrities
PlotDancing, Investigation, Obsession, Dolls, Weapon
PlaceCaves, Party, Cemetery, USA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryKenya, Судан, South Africa, USA
CharactersPirates, Writers, Journalists, Friends, Presidential
PlotLove, On real events, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceVillage, Canada
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, only to quickly find himself in over his head.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersKings, Pirates, Mermaids, Immortals, Soldier
PlotLove, Adventure, Travel, Revenge, Chase
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island, London
Time18th century
StyleDisney, Exciting

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 Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Chinese Zodiac (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryHong Kong, Yugoslavia
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Treasures, Fate
PlaceChina, Castle, Tomb
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

Asian Hawk (Jackie Chan) leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which were sacked by the French and British armies from the imperial Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860. Assisted by a Chinese student & a Parisian lady, Hawk stops at nothing to accomplish the mission.

Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt? (2014)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrefantastic, drama, detective
CharactersPirates, Scientists
PlotPolitical, Uprising
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Epic, Makes me think, Serious

Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most productive who are mysteriously vanishing - leaving behind a wake of despair. One man has the answer. One woman stands in his way. Some will stop at nothing to control him. Others will stop at nothing to save him. He swore by his life. They swore to find him.

Nim's Island (2008)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family
CharactersPirates, Family, Scientists, Tourists, Turtles
PlotAdventure, Volcanoes
StyleExciting, Light, Fascinating

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Pirates, Angels, Heroes, Family
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Friendship
PlaceSchool, Trains, England, London

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story

The Sea Wolf (1941)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, adventure
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Serious, For men

Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPirates, Singers
PlotSupernatural, True love, Fate, Ghosts
PlaceShips, Ocean, Beach
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted by Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him...

The Phantom (1996)
Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersSuperhero, Horses, Pirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Power, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Islands, New York
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.

The Black Swan (1942)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, history
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Ships, Ocean
StyleRomantic, Exciting, By books, Fascinating

When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Caribbean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.

God of War (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersPirates, Samurai, Lovers
PlotWar, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Rivalry
Time16th century

During the 16th century, pirates rule the Chinese coastline, pillaging the small villages and terrorizing the citizens. When maverick leader Commander Yu enlists the help of a sharp young general, they devise a plan to defeat the pirates. A violent clash of wit and weapons will decide who will rule the land.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
PlotAdventure, Magic, Supernatural, Treasures, Freedom
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Tomb
Time18th century
StyleInteresting, Disney, Exciting, Twisted plot

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Gun Shy (2017)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPirates, Musicians
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Hostage, Chase, Cheating
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, For men, Disturbing

A mega-platinum, aging rock star's supermodel wife is abducted by pirates while vacationing in Chile.