Seafaring

by Bobby Briggs Briganza | created - 28 Aug 2014 | updated - 16 Aug 2019 | Public
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1. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

62 Metascore

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 25,625 | Gross: $8.60M

2. Treasure Island (1934)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure, Family

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 2,566 | Gross: $2.54M

3. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Passed | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

First mate Fletcher Christian leads a revolt against his sadistic commander, Captain Bligh, in this classic seafaring adventure, based on the real-life 1788 mutiny.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 21,521

4. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

89 Metascore

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 7,610

5. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard

Votes: 3,041

6. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard

Votes: 755

7. White Squall (1996)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama

53 Metascore

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

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

Votes: 22,913 | Gross: $10.30M

8. 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: 42,201 | Gross: $84.56M

9. 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: 208,983 | Gross: $93.93M

10. Pirates (1986)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

32 Metascore

The adventures of pirate Captain Red and his first mate Frog.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs

Votes: 8,192 | Gross: $1.64M

11. The White Dawn (1974)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In 1896, three survivors of a whaling ship-wreck in the Canadian Arctic are saved and adopted by an Eskimo tribe but frictions arise when the three start misbehaving.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie

Votes: 725 | Gross: $0.40M

12. Frisco Kid (1935)

Passed | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

Votes: 524

13. Bahama Passage (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A girl, Carol Delbridge (Madeleine Carroll), whom the audience is quickly informed "has been around", and her father arrive to take over the business management of an island in the Bahamas ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Sterling Hayden, Flora Robson, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 118

14. Tall Ship Chronicles (2002– )

Adventure

It follows the training of Canadian journalist and actor Andrew Younghusband on an 18-month sail training voyage around the World, on the barque Picton Castle.

Star: Andrew Younghusband

Votes: 31

15. Captain Ron (1992)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy

39 Metascore

A Chicagoan inherits an old yacht. He, his wife, daughter and son fly to a Caribbean island and hire a dubious Captain Ron to sail them on an adventure to Miami.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Benjamin Salisbury

Votes: 20,753 | Gross: $22.52M

16. Maidentrip (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

70 Metascore

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Director: Jillian Schlesinger | Stars: Dick Dekker, Kim Dekker, Laura Dekker, Barbara Mueller

Votes: 3,738 | Gross: $0.07M

17. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Robert Redford, Dyapa Gnaneshwar Reddy

Votes: 77,803 | Gross: $6.26M

18. Twilight for the Gods (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

The sailing vessel Cannibal has a leaking hull. The captain (Rock Hudson) reluctantly changes course for Honolulu, where one passenger (Cyd Charisse) is wanted by the law. The water rising, everyone struggles against nature to survive.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse, Arthur Kennedy, Leif Erickson

Votes: 247

19. The Great Ships (1996– )
Episode: The Pirate Ships (1997)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, History

A history brief of piracy through eighteen centuries, with emphasis on ship building and maneuvering in the eighteenth century.

Director: Monte Markham | Stars: Monte Markham, Stuart Frank, David Cordingly, Richard Luckett

Votes: 15

20. Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 2,654

21. The Ship That Died (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Drama, Short

In this entry from the John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series, the "Mary Celeste" sails from New York on November 7, 1872, with a full crew, including the captain's wife, which was cause ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: John Nesbitt, Leonard Penn, Rhea Mitchell, Harry Allen

Votes: 174

22. Abandoned (VI) (2015)

TV-14 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In 1989 the trimaran Rose Noelle set sail from Picton, New Zealand, bound for Tonga with four crew. After a freak wave capsized the yacht, they drifted for 119 days before landing on Great Barrier Island.

Director: John Laing | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Peter Feeney, Owen Black, Greg Johnson

Votes: 2,706

23. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,686

24. Herring Hunt (1953)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

The operations of a herring boat, and of her crew, are typical of the ships and crews that dot the coastal waters of British Columbia. This film goes out to sea to tell the story of the ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Biggs | Star: Bruno Gerussi

Votes: 29

25. The Bermuda Triangle (1978)

G | 112 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

The passengers and crew of a ship on a scuba diving trip in the Caribbean stray into the famed Bermuda Triangle, and mysterious and deadly things start happening.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: John Huston, Andrés García, Hugo Stiglitz, Gloria Guida

Votes: 1,147

26. Tai-Pan (1986)

R | 127 min | Adventure

Historical fiction set against the backdrop of Hong Kong in its early years of British rule.

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Bryan Brown, Joan Chen, John Stanton, Tim Guinee

Votes: 1,654 | Gross: $4.01M

27. Shogun (1980 TV Movie)

159 min | Adventure, Drama, History

An English navigator becomes both pawn and player in the deadly political games in feudal Japan.

Director: Jerry London | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Furankî Sakai

Votes: 4,452

29. Death Cruise (1974 TV Movie)

75 min | Mystery

Several couples are notified that they have won an ocean cruise, but they actually have been lured onto a ship so that they can be murdered.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Long, Polly Bergen, Edward Albert, Kate Jackson

Votes: 242

30. World of Discovery (1990– )
Episode: Tall Ship (1992)

47 min | Documentary

World of Discovery - Tall Ship: High Sea Adventure Come aboard The Danmark, one of the world's foremost sailing ships and the pride of Copenhagen, for a remarkable journey across the stormy... See full summary »

31. Summer Rental (1985)

PG | 87 min | Comedy

38 Metascore

An overworked air-traffic controller takes his family on a beach vacation but is soon beset by series of mishaps.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

Votes: 14,639 | Gross: $24.69M

32. The Admiral (2015)

TV-PG | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

When the young republic of The Netherlands is attacked by England, France, and Germany, and the country is on the brink of civil war, only one man can lead the country's strongest weapon, the Dutch fleet: Michiel de Ruyter (Frank Lammers).

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Frank Lammers, Sanne Langelaar, Barry Atsma, Lieke van Lexmond

Votes: 9,329

33. Kill Cruise (1990)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A washed-out German sailor, in a drunken state, agrees to take two British women from Gibraltar to the West Indies in his sail boat. Early into the voyage, they realise that it's not going ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Keglevic | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Patsy Kensit, Elizabeth Hurley, Franz Buchrieser

Votes: 759



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