Movies about ships

List of the best movies about ships selected by visitors to our site: Greyhound, Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Triangle, Moby Dick, In the Heart of the Sea, Battleship, Dunkirk, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Thugs of Hindostan.

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

Greyhound (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA, China, Canada
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck, War
PlaceSubmarines, Ships, USA, Sea
TimeWorld War II

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.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama
PlotTime travel, On real events, Disasters, Love, Death
PlaceSea, Ships, Titanic
StyleWorth watching, Fascinating, To cry, Romantic

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersPirates, Military, Immortals, Alcoholics
PlotAdventure, Multi-part, Treasures, Love, Ghosts
PlacePrison, Uninhabited island, Sea, Ships, Islands
Time18th century
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, Atmospheric

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.

Triangle (2009)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
PlotTime travel, Ghost ships, Ghosts, Supernatural, Shipwreck
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Depressive, Disturbing

The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.

Moby Dick (1956)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersDisabled people, Whale
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceSea, Ships, USA, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada
CharactersCannibals, Whale
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Death, Survival, Hunger
PlaceUninhabited island, Sea, Ships, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Inspirational, 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.

Battleship (2012)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersAliens, Special Forces, Scientists, Soldier, Heroes
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Sea battles, Saving the World, Water
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.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
CharactersPilots, Friends, Lifeguards, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival, Fear, On real events
PlaceSea, Ships, Beach, France, England
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Best soundtracks, Disturbing, Tense, Epic

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.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersWitch, Vampire, Dragons, Werewolf, Monsters
PlotMummies, Mystery
PlaceAircraft, Ships, Hotels, Casino, Castle
StyleFor children, Unexpected ending, Light, Black humor

Dracula, Mavis, Johnny and the rest of the Drac Pack take a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship, where Dracula falls in love with the ship’s captain, Ericka, who’s secretly a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, the notorious monster slayer.

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, drama, history
PlotSea battles, Adventure, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ships, India
StylePatriotic, Action, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

After the British company’s officer Clive takes over the kingdom of Mirza, Princess Zafira and Khudabaksh aka Azaad form a band of rebel pirates who swear to defeat the English officer and win their freedom back. The British Company in return, hire the wily thug Firangi track Azaad’s gang and thwart his plans.

Human, Space, Time and Human (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTourists, Gangsters
StyleHeavy, Gloomy, Disturbing, Serious, Depressive

A group of very different people set sail on an old warship. The passengers include a senator with his son, a newly-wed couple, a mysterious old man, a group of sex workers and a gang of violent criminals. At first the aggressive behaviour of the thugs and their leader is directed at the first class passengers, but then more and more indiscriminately against the rest of those on board. Rape is followed by murder and it’s not long before the first of numerous and increasingly brutal mutinies takes place.

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, China
CharactersAliens, Friends, Tough guys, Warriors, Astronauts
PlotTime travel, Martial Arts, Adventure, Love, Revenge
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CharactersWitch, Dragons, Wizards, Family, Sisters
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Love, Magic, Slavery
PlaceSea, Ships, Parallel worlds, Ocean
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Serious, Epic

This time around Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their pesky cousin Eustace Scrubb find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to a fantastic Narnian ship headed for the very edges of the world.

Life of Pi (2012)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Taiwan, United Kingdom
CharactersAnimals, Tigers
PlotAdventure, Disasters, Travel, Survival, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, India, Hospitals, Ocean
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Beautiful landscapes

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersWitch, Sharks, Horses, Pirates, Monkeys
PlotBank robbery, Ghost ships, Adventure, Robbery, Ghosts
PlacePrison, Sea, Jungle, Ships, Islands
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.

The Avengers (2012)
Markimdb: 8
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Aliens, Monsters, Giants, Scientists
PlotAlien invasion, Love, Superpowers, Rivalry, Saving the World
PlaceShips, Germany, India, USA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Disturbing

When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

Pandorum (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
CharactersPilots, Friends, Mutant
PlotWar, Supernatural, Lost memory, Survival, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Underrated, Disturbing

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

One Piece: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta (2007)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, comedy, drama, adventure, cartoon
CharactersPirates, Friends, Princesses, Gangsters
PlaceJapan, Ships

A re-telling of the Alabaster Arc from One Piece (TV). Luffy and his crew come to rescue a land in the midst of a civil war, due to a powerful devil fruit user.

Lord of War (2005)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, France
CharactersParents, Scammers, Millionaires
PlotWeapon, Cheating, Moving, Skirmishes
PlaceShips, Deserts
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Tense

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersSpy, Heroes, James Bond
PlotPolitical, Motorcycles, Investigation, Chase
PlaceShips, China
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world’s superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.