Movies about ships

Movies about ships
List of the best movies about ships selected by visitors to our site: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Greyhound, Adrift, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Mercy, The Finest Hours, In the Heart of the Sea, Icebreaker, Against the Sun, All Is Lost.

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

Genre
Country
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

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.

Greyhound (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada

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.

Adrift (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

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.

The Mercy (2018)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:28

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.

The Finest Hours (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

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.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10

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.

Icebreaker (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

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.

Against the Sun (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

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.

All Is Lost (2013)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

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.

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Captain Phillips (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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.

22 Minutes (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction
CountryRussia
Duration01:19

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

Life of Pi (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:07

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.

Poseidon (2006)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration01:49

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.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

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.

The Perfect Storm (2000)
Duration02:10

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

White Squall (1996)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:09

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

Waterworld (1995)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:14

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.

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Spain
Duration02:34

1492: Conquest of Paradise depicts Christopher Columbus’ discovery of The New World and his effect on the indigenous people.

Death on the Nile (2022)
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Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom

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.

The Abandoned (2016)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

A troubled young woman who, in a last-ditch effort at getting her life together, takes a job working nights as a security guard at an abandoned luxury apartment building. Stuck with a brusque rent-a-cop as her partner, she tries to not let her mind play tricks on her while she patrols the empty halls. But as the night progresses strange things begin to happen - and she realizes it may not all be in her head.

Sea Fever (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium

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

Good Time (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his brother from Riker's Island prison.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration04:31

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

The Whale (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must decide whether to head for the nearest islands - a thousand miles downwind to the west - or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland. Fear of cannibals forces them to choose South America. Almost three months later, the first whaler is rescued by another whaleship. Only three men are still alive. A week later the captain's whaler is also rescued, with just two men aboard. The third whaler is never found. This is a story of human endurance and what men in extremis will do to survive.

Project Power (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25

Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore. However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

Three years after the demise of Jurassic World, a volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the isla Nublar, so Claire Dearing, the former park manager, recruits Owen Grady to help prevent the extinction of the dinosaurs once again.

Titanic: The Final Word (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

James Cameron brings together some the world's leading Titanic experts, including engineers, naval architects, artists and historians, to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how the 'unsinkable' ship sank.




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