IMDb Polls

Poll: The Most Legendary Pirate Captain Ever!

This is a list of fictional and fictionalized pirates.

Who is the best pirate captain among them?

Discuss Your Answer Here

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Mayumi Tanaka in One Piece (1999)

    Monkey D. Luffy

    Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy is a fictional character in One Piece manga as a young boy whose body gains the properties of rubber after he inadvertently eats a supernatural fruit called the Gum-Gum Fruit, one of many Devil Fruits that can be found in the One Piece world Luffy sails from the East Blue to the Grand Line in search of the legendary treasure One Piece to succeed Gol D. Roger as the King of the Pirates. He is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and along his journey, he recruits new crew members with unique abilities and personalities.

  2. Vote!

    Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    Captain Jack Sparrow

    Captain Jack Sparrow is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He is one of the nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas. He can be treacherous and survives mostly by using wit and negotiation rather than by force, opting to flee most dangerous situations and to fight only when necessary.

  3. Vote!

    Bill Nighy in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

    Davy Jones

    Davy Jones is a fictional villain character in the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film series, who first appears in the second film, Dead Man's Chest and returns in the series' third installment, At World's End. He is the captain of the Flying Dutchman roaming the seas in search of souls to serve upon his vessel for a century.

  4. Vote!

    Jason Isaacs in Peter Pan (2003)

    Captain James Hook

    Captain James Hook is a fictional character in Peter Pan and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pan's archenemy. The character is a pirate captain of the brig Jolly Roger. His two principal fears are the sight of his own blood and the crocodile who pursues him after eating the hand cut off by Pan. An iron hook replaced his severed hand, which gave the pirate his name.

  5. Vote!

    Hugh Grant in The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

    The Pirate Captain

    The Pirate Captain is the main fictional character of the animation: The Pirates! Band of Misfits. Leader of The Pirate Captain's Ship, he is a selfish yet kind being. He is stubborn at times and very protective about his pet dodo bird, Polly. Pirate Captain has a crew that helps him on his adventures and journeys, and like Pirate Captain, don't have very accurate names.

  6. Vote!

    Tim Curry in Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

    "Long John Silver"

    Long John Silver is a fictional character and main villain in the novel Treasure Island. He's totally what we imagine a pirate should be: cunning, sly, peg-legged, with a parrot on his shoulder called Captain Flint. The most colourful and complex character in the book, he continues to appear in popular culture.

    Recently, in the television series Black Sails Long John Silver is portrayed by Luke Arnold

  7. Vote!

    Dennis Hopper in Waterworld (1995)


    The Deacon is the main antagonist in the post apocalyptic sci-fi action movie, Waterworld. He was played by the late Dennis Hopper. The captain of the tanker and also the leader of the Smokers is looked up to as a messianic figure, as he has promised to lead the Smokers to the mythical Dryland, and in line with this quasi-religious nature, he is referred to as "Deacon". The Deacon, or "Deac", has an intense hatred of sails, instead preferring the mechanical machines, and believes that his aim to raid atolls is a "crusade". He teaches his men a philosophy of "take and ye shall receive." The Smokers also worship a former historical captain of the tanker, "Saint Joe."

  8. Vote!

    "Pirates of Penzance, The" Kevin Kline, 1982

    Pirate King

    The Pirates of Penzance; is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. In this opera; A proud and dashing swashbuckler, the Pirate King is the dedicated, longtime leader of the Pirates. He is our singing Captain Pirate. You can see him every version of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance portrayed by to many "Baritone" actors.

    "Oh, better far to live and die Under the brave black flag I fly, Than play a sanctimonious part, With a pirate head and a pirate heart. Away to the cheating world go you, Where pirates all are well-to-do; But I’ll be true to the song I sing, And live and die a Pirate King. The Pirates of Penzancer"

  9. Vote!

    Errol Flynn in Captain Blood (1935)

    Captain Blood

    His Odyssey is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. Captain Blood a.k.a. Peter Blood, bachelor of medicine and several other things besides, smoked a pipe and tended the geraniums boxed on the sill of his window above Water Lane in the town of Bridgewater.

    Captain Blood is portrayed by many actors from many movie adaptations in early 20th century.

  10. Vote!

    Elliott Marks, SMPSP

    Captain Hector Barbossa

    Hector Barbossa is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, portrayed by Australian actor Geoffrey Rush. His character was partly inspired by Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha. Barbossa is captain of the pirate ship, the Black Pearl. His plan is to break the Aztec curse he and his crew are under and bring an end to Jack Sparrow, one of his arch rivals.

  11. Vote!

    The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)

    Captain Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt)

    Captain Sedgewick is part of a trio of busboys from "The Pieces of Ate," a pirate-themed dinner theater. He and colleagues Elliot and George fantasize about being real pirates. They are magically transported back to the 17th century to help a king defend his kingdom against his evil brother.

  12. Vote!

    Ian McShane in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

    Edward Teach "Blackbeard" (1680- 1718)

    Edward Teach better known as Blackbeard, was a notorious English pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the early 18th century, a period of time referred to as the Golden Age of Piracy. The General History claims that he had as many as fourteen wives, most of them common-law, but documentation is lacking. Blackbeard often fought, or simply showed himself, wearing a big feathered tricorn, and having multiple swords, knives, and pistols at his disposal.

    You can see him in the television series Black Sails, or in the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, or in Japanese Cartoon One-Piece or in many other movies.

  13. Vote!

    Toby Stephens in Black Sails (2014)

    Captain J. Flint

    He is a fictional 18th century pirate who features in a number of novels and films. Created by Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Flint first appears in a children's magazine in (1881) and later in the classic adventure yarn Treasure Island (1883)

    Now; You can see him in the television series Black Sails, Flint is portrayed by Toby Stephens

  14. Vote!

    Zach McGowan in Black Sails (2014)

    Charles Vane (1680 – 1721)

    He was certainly one of the most skillful pirate captains. His navigating and ship combat skills were unmatchable, and he successfully plundered a numerous vessels. He represents the lawless and brutality that accompanied the 18th century outlaw pirates.

    In the television series Black Sails, Vane is portrayed by Zach McGowan.

  15. Vote!

    Toby Schmitz in Black Sails (2014)

    “Calico Jack” Rackham (1682 - 1720)

    He was an English pirate captain operating in the Bahamas and in Cuba during the early 18th century.

    In the television series Black Sails, Rackham is portrayed by Toby Schmitz.

  16. Vote!

    Charles Laughton in Captain Kidd (1945)

    William Kidd (1645 - 1701)

    17th Century British privateer and semilegendary pirate who became celebrated in English literature as one of the most colourful outlaws of all time. Fortune seekers have hunted his buried treasure in vain through succeeding centuries.

    In May 2015, a 50 kilograms ingot expected to be silver was found, and was believed to be part of Captain Kidd's treasure.

  17. Vote!

    Fredric March in The Buccaneer (1938)

    Jean Lafitte (1780 – 1823)

    Jean Lafitte, despite his effeminate name and Frenchness, was an honest to goodness pirate king. He led an entire pirate island in Louisiana, capturing ships and smuggling stolen goods into New Orleans. The media and the authorities painted Lafitte as a dangerously evil mastermind and mass murderer, the Osama bin Laden of the 1800s, if you will.

    You can watch him in the movie called The Buccaneer and many other TV episodes, somethings.

  18. Vote!

    Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island (1995)

    Morgan Adams

    Quote: (William to Morgan) “Congratulations, madam. There’s another town you’ve destroyed.”

  19. Vote!

    Cary Elwes in The Princess Bride (1987)

    Dread Pirate Roberts

    The Dread Pirate Roberts is a fictional character in the novel The Princess Bride (1973) and its 1987 film adaptation. A pirate of near-mythical reputation, the Dread Pirate Roberts is feared across the seven seas for his ruthlessness and swordfighting prowess, and is well known for taking no prisoners.

Recently Viewed