Movies at Sea

by jwctrnj | created - 03 Jul 2013 | updated - 03 Jul 2013 | Public

All movies or TV shows that I like which happened on the oceans or seas, mostly Naval, Swashbuckler, War, etc.

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1. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

The story of the 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor, and the series of preceding American blunders that aggravated its effectiveness.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda, Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 33,015 | Gross: $29.55M

2. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 4,991

3. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 240,581 | Gross: $11.49M

4. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 8,512 | Gross: $4.20M

5. Donovan's Reef (1963)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

64 Metascore

In an ideal society on a picturesque South Sea island, people of several races and backgrounds live together in harmony. John Wayne is a WWII hero, who worked hard to own a shipping company... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden

Votes: 8,377

6. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Winston Churchill, Andrew Cunningham, Dwight D. Eisenhower

Votes: 603

7. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 320,148 | Gross: $198.54M

8. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Brad Dexter

Votes: 10,984

9. Battleship (2012)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

41 Metascore

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna

Votes: 241,474 | Gross: $65.42M

10. Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Thriller, War

The daring exploits of a submarine commander whose mission is to chart the minefields in the waters of Japan during World War II.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Arthur Franz, Robert Arthur

Votes: 986

11. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 211,323 | Gross: $93.93M

12. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 18,735

13. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During World War II, an American destroyer discovers a German U-boat, thus ensuing in a deadly duel between the two ships. The American Captain must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 10,546

14. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

The World War II story of the Royal Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 7,246 | Gross: $6.54M

15. Fire Down Below (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom

Votes: 1,659

16. Minesweeper (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After deserting from the U.S. Navy in the 1930s, an officer re-enlists under a fake name after Pearl Harbor and serves on a minesweeper.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Russell Hayden, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 334

17. Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea but his submarine is damaged and he's forced to surrender.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 536

18. Pearl (1978)

278 min | Drama, Romance, War

The lives of several personnel and residents at and around the Pearl Harbor naval base are changed forever on December 7, 1941.

Stars: Angie Dickinson, Dennis Weaver, Robert Wagner, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 208

19. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 1,092,303 | Gross: $659.33M

20. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 6,641 | Gross: $4.91M

21. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 14,564

22. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 42,768 | Gross: $84.56M

23. The Frogmen (1951)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,196

24. Navy Log (1955–1958)

30 min | History, War

Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.

Stars: Robert Carson, Robert Shayne, George Conrad, John Close

Votes: 113

25. Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Drama

Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 58

26. Crimson Tide (1995)

R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven, George Dzundza

Votes: 106,935 | Gross: $91.40M

27. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Once they said God himself couldn't sink her. Then they said no man on Earth could reach her. But an underwater research agency, headed by Admiral James Sandecker, is assigned the job of finding the doomed ship in her North Atlantic grave.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

Votes: 4,416 | Gross: $14.82M

28. National Geographic Video: Secrets of the Titanic (1987 Video)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

Dr. Robert Ballard and his team of researchers explore the remains of the 1912 wreck of HMS Titanic 2 1/2 miles deep in the Atlantic.

Directors: Robert Ballard, Graham Hurley, Nicolas Noxon | Stars: Martin Sheen, Robert Ballard, Dudley Foster, Rhoda Abbott

Votes: 278

29. Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The story of a courageous battle between U.S. Navy "Tin Can" ships and two of the most powerful Japanese ships in the fleet. The Tin Can sailors fought bravely to secure a victory for the U.S Navy and save MacArthur's invasion force.

Votes: 11

30. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 26,712 | Gross: $21.75M

31. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 416

32. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Darwin

Votes: 6,630

33. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

TV-G | 52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 3,482

34. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.

Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

Votes: 2,421

35. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

72 Metascore

In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 16,090 | Gross: $21.20M

36. PT 109 (1963)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, War

President John F. Kennedy kept a unique inauguration gift on his desk: a plastic-encased coconut. The tale of that coconut is the heroic story of PT 109.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin, James Gregory

Votes: 2,525

37. Torpedo Run (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

A submarine commander is forced to blow up a Japanese ship with prisoners.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Diane Brewster, Dean Jones

Votes: 2,005

38. The Flying Missile (1950)

91 min | Drama, War

Fictional account of the role played by a somewhat impetuous US Naval commander in developing the first means of launching missiles from submarines.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Viveca Lindfors, Henry O'Neill, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 165

39. Destroyer (1943)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A new World War 2 destroyer fails its sea trials so it is assigned to mail runs, but the crew ends up having to engage Japanese planes and a submarine anyway.

Directors: William A. Seiter, Ray Enright | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,160

40. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

PG-13 | 138 min | Drama, History, Thriller

58 Metascore

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

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sam Spruell, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo

Votes: 61,541 | Gross: $35.17M



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