Movies about Sea battles

Movies about Sea battles
List of the best movies about Naval battles selected by visitors to our site: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Torpedo: U-235, Greyhound, Midway, Hornblower: Retribution, Admiral, Ferry Number Seven, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, Battleship, The Admiral: Roaring Currents.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPirates, Spy, Heroes, Military, Friends
PlotWar, Adventure, Sea battles, Expeditions, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting, Action, Serious

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 ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, adventure, military, history
CountryBelgium
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotWar, Fight, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines
StyleExciting, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotWar, On real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Submarines, Ships, Ocean, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic

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 surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada, Hong Kong
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Emperors
PlotWar, On real events, Revenge, Sea battles, Aviation
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II

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.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredrama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Skirmishes, Weapon, Freedom
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France and Germany and faces its own civil war no less, only one man, Michael de Ruyter, can lead the county's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryRussia
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceOcean, Warships
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Very little time has passed since the beginning of World War II. The young captain of the ship receives a crucial task - to deliver a secret cargo. But besides this, prisoners are brought on board. During swimming, convicts riot. At the same time, an enemy aircraft is circling the ship. In this difficult moment, the crew of the ship have to join forces with the prisoners, because this is the only way to resist death...

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44
CharactersSharks, Military, Lawyers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Friendship
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, Court, Warships
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Disturbing

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 relentless shark attacks.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Heroes, Scientists, Military
PlotWar, UFO, Sea battles, Water, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Serious

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 an international naval coalition which becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage the hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. While taking on the invaders, Hopper must also try to live up to the potential his brother, and his fiancée's father, Admiral Shane, expect of him.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, military, biography, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06
CharactersSamurai, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceShips, Korea
Time16th century
StyleExciting, Action, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

The film mainly follows the famous 1597 Battle of Myeongryang during the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598), where the iconic Joseon admiral Yi Sun-sin managed to destroy a total of 133 Japanese warships with only 13 ships remaining in his command. The battle, which took place in the Myeongryang Strait off the southwest coast of the Korean Peninsula, is considered one of the greatest victories of Yi.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:04
CharactersMilitary
PlotOn real events
PlaceSea, Korea

In this true story from 2002, South Korean patrol boats engaged in a deadly battle with North Korean patrol boats who crossed the maritime border known the Northern Limit Line and attacked.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Beach, Yachts
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Disturbing

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryGermany
Duration01:27
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Friends, Terminally ill, Partners
PlotFriendship, Chase
PlaceGermany
StylePopular, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk and still in pajamas they steal the first fancy car they find, a 60's Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, which immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction
CountryRussia
Duration01:19
CharactersPirates, Military
PlotOn real events
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleAction, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

22 minutes got Russian marine to free a hijacked oil tanker far from shore.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama
CountryUSA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia
Duration01:42
CharactersKings, Heroes, Slaves, Soldier
PlotWar, Adventure, Revenge, Slavery, Sea battles
PlaceShips, Sparta
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, For men

Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield--on the sea--as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. "300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, history
CountryJapan
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Fight
PlaceShips, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II

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 the United States, where reviewers who have seen it have compared the military epic to "Titanic" and "Saving Private Ryan."

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Investigators
PlotWar, Revolution, Political, Fate
PlaceRussia, Warships
TimeWorld War I
StyleTense, Touching, Serious

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 heart faces the revolution in his own country His destiny is to become the Supreme Rules of Russia.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Military, Alcoholics
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Sea battles, Mystery
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleFor children, Popular, Exciting, Atmospheric, Good music

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryGermany
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Criminals
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleSerious

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 pirates suffer ignominious defeat. Not only their ship is down the drain - Störtebeker himself is suddenly plagued by anxiety and doubt about his very existence as a pirate. He is drawn to the beautiful country girl Bille, while Michels gets rebuffed by the friesian princess Okka. In the very moment that the crew have mutinied and co-captain Michels is literally at the end of his tether, they discover on board their ramshackle old tub a most unique wonder weapon. Glory days are quickly revived - until the mighty Hanse consolidate their power and weaponry and go to war against the pirates. Störtebeker and Michels are forced to decide: To live as a farmer or to die as a pirate.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, military
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotWater, Alien invasion
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Warships
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, For men

When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.

Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Submariners, Military, Pilots
PlotWar, Survival, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Patriotic, Tense, Serious

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 seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersInventors
PlotOn real events, Survival, Travel
PlaceSea, Ships, England, Yachts
StylePhilosophical, For men

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, France, Italy, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersPirates, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Shipwreck, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceIslands, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Light, Heavy, Beautiful landscapes, For men

Morgan Adams and her slave, William Shaw, are on a quest to recover the three portions of a treasure map. Unfortunately, the final portion is held by her murderous uncle, Dawg. Her crew is skeptical of her leadership abilities, so she must complete her quest before they mutiny against her. This is made yet more difficult by the efforts of the British crown to end her pirate raids.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotLove, War, Survival, Death, Love triangle
PlaceAircraft, Ocean, England, Warships, Japan
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, To cry, Patriotic, Long

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 is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Heroes, Birds
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSea, Nature, Ocean, Africa, France

The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters, and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27
CharactersLifeguards, Military, Friends, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Death, Fear
PlaceSea, Ships, England, Warships, France
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Epic, Best soundtracks, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:21
CharactersWriters, Journalists, Nuns, Poets, Artists
PlotArt, Birthday
PlaceItaly, Party
StyleBeautiful, Philosophical, Intellectual

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersPirates, Terrorists
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceSea, Ships, 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.





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