Movies about ships

Movies about ships
List of the best movies about ships selected by visitors to our site: Greyhound, In the Heart of the Sea, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Adrift, Death on the Nile, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Mercy, Titanic, Kon-Tiki, 22 Minutes.

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

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Country
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: 6.9
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: 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: 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.

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Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Beautiful girls
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceShips, Egypt
StyleWomens in main roles

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

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: 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: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Disasters, Time travel
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Titanic
StylePopular, Romantic, Sad ones, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:49
CharactersFish
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Fascinating, Epic

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

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: 6.7
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: 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: 8.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryNew Zealand, USA
Duration03:21
CharactersKings, Elves, Orcs, Troll, Friends
PlotLove, Time travel, Adventure, Travel, Magic
StyleExciting, Vivid, Oscars, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, fantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersHeroes, Family
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Supernatural, Justice
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Islands, Ocean, Atlantis
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Steampunk, By books

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

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.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cold
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along the Amundsen Sea coast. The crew of “Gromov” spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of their icy trap. They have no room for mistakes; one wrong move and the vessel is crushed by ice.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, India
Duration02:07
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Travel, Death
PlaceSea, Islands, Ships, Nature, Ocean
StyleBeautiful, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Vital signs

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountryItaly
Duration02:00
CharactersGeniuses, Musicians, Friends, Child Prodigies, Pianists
PlotMusic, Friendship, Loneliness
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

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: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09
CharactersFriends
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Friendship, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Serious

Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersPirates, Investigators, Fish, Accountant, Reporters
PlotTravel, Revenge, Friendship, Death, Jealousy
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ships, Ocean, Laboratory

Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a tough life crisis as he attempts to make a new film about capturing the creature that caused him pain.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Water
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Loneliness, Water
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleHeavy, Touching, Serious, Disturbing

During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and barely escapes with his life. With any luck, the ocean currents may carry him into a shipping lane -- but, with supplies dwindling and the sharks circling, the sailor is forced to face his own mortality.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersMutant, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Tsunami
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious

In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. But the trio soon becomes the target of a menacing pirate who covets the map to 'Dryland' – which is tattooed on Enola's back.

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, UFO, Investigation, Loneliness
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
TimeCold War
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Depressive, Serious

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium
CharactersAliens, Monsters, Mutant
PlotSupernatural, Expeditions
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleSerious, Disturbing

The crew of a West of Ireland trawler—marooned at sea—struggle for their lives against a growing parasite in their water supply.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersTough guys, Tourists, Captain of the ship
PlotAdventure, Supernatural
PlaceJungle, Cruise ships
StyleExciting, Light, Womens in main roles

Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his dilapidated boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal – a discovery that will change the future of medicine.

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: 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.





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