Shipwreck Movies

List of the best movies about shipwrecks selected by visitors to our site: Greyhound, In the Heart of the Sea, The Finest Hours, All Is Lost, Viking Quest, Crusoe, Life of Pi, Adrift, Icebreaker, Underwater.

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: 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: 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: 3.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryCanada, Bulgaria, USA
Duration01:28
CharactersVikings, Princesses
PlotAdventure, Shipwreck, Sword Battles
PlaceForest, Castle
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Erick, a young Viking warrior, joins forces with a rival clan in order to rescue a kidnapped princess from the great Midgard Serpent. It's a perilous task with a risk far greater than merely their own lives; by rescuing the princess, they might cause Ragnarök - the end of the world.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa
CharactersPirates, Cannibals, Friends
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Adventure, Travel
PlaceSea, Islands, Uninhabited island
StyleSerious, Disturbing

Crusoe is a television adventure drama based loosely on the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The series' 13 episodes aired on NBC during the first half of the 2008–2009 television season. It follows the adventures of Robinson Crusoe: a man who has been shipwrecked on an island for six years and is desperate to return home to his wife and children. His lone companion is Friday, a native whom Crusoe rescued and taught English.

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: 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: 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: 5.8
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters
PlotSurvival, Earthquake
PlaceOcean, Underwater world, Depth
StyleAction, Tense, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, history
CountryChina, Japan, South Korea, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersMilitary, Refugees
PlotRevolution
StyleFascinating

During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to an island of Taiwan.

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: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Austria, Netherlands, Malta
Duration01:08
CharactersDoctors, Monkeys, Lifeguards
PlotShipwreck, Vacation, Holidays
PlaceSea, Ocean, Yachts
TimeNight
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating

Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersGay, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, India
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryMexico, USA
CharactersCannibals, Friends, Partners, Cats
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Ocean, Uninhabited island
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

An English slave trader is marooned on a remote tropical island, forced to fend for himself and deal with crushing loneliness.

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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: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:15
PlotOn real events, Survival, Disasters, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Ocean, Court
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Inspirational, Touching

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

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: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersSharks, Fish
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration02:18
CharactersHeroes, Submariners
PlotOn real events, Shipwreck
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Patriotic, Serious

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

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: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Russia, USA
Duration01:50
CharactersSubmariners
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSubmarines, Sea, Ocean
StyleExciting, Action, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Kings, Mermaids, Cooks, Family
PlotLove, Adventure, Friendship, First love, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSea
TimeFuture
StyleLight, Cute, Good

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

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: 6.7
Genreaction, drama
CountryIceland
Duration01:35
PlotOn real events, Survival, Death, Water, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Islands, Ocean
StyleTouching, Serious

Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable scientific phenomenon and a genuine national hero.

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: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, sport
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersDolphins
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Diving, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Greece
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
PlotObsession, Love with age difference, Mystery, Cheating, Fear
PlaceEstate
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter. She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

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: 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.





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