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1. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.8
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82 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 444,408 | Gross: $107.10M

2. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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63 Metascore

A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her missing father. In the process, they discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

Votes: 49,486 | Gross: $32.59M

3. Scarecrow (1973)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

An ex-con drifter with a penchant for brawling is amused by a homeless ex-sailor, so they partner up as they head east together.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan, Ann Wedgeworth

Votes: 16,778 | Gross: $9.00M

4. Blonde (2001)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Eric Bogosian, Niklaus Lange, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 970

5. Morituri (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard

Votes: 3,829

6. To End All Wars (2001)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

Director: David L. Cunningham | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Ciarán McMenamin, Mark Strong

Votes: 10,859

7. Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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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: 2,794

8. The Rebels of PT-218 (2021)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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PT-218: THE REBELS OF WWII not only tells a true story, but gives us never seen details of what happened in 1943. At the height of WWII, the Atlantic Ocean becomes a deadly battleground as ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Eric Roberts, William Baldwin, Geoff Meed, Danny Trejo

Votes: 538

9. Lord Jim (1965)

Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Peter O'Toole, James Mason, Curd Jürgens, Eli Wallach

Votes: 3,839

10. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat, and the survivors spend 11 days at sea on a raft. Their next assignment - bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked N. Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 4,040

11. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

7.0
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A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 4,211

12. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 2,519

13. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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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: 3,303

14. Between Two Worlds (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.

Director: Edward A. Blatt | Stars: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 2,052

15. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 1,112

16. Martha (1967)

93 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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S/S Martha is from 1927 and no maintenance's been done since. Forgotten by HQ in CPH, the Danish crew has a good, stressless time. They celebrate a virgin crew member's 17th birthday buying him a woman. Suddenly, Martha's noticed by HQ.

Director: Erik Balling | Stars: Poul Reichhardt, Poul Bundgaard, Morten Grunwald, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 924

17. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize Gaskell's ship.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 2,547

18. Lloyd's of London (1936)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Madeleine Carroll, Freddie Bartholomew, Guy Standing

Votes: 1,096

19. The Seafarers (1953)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Stanley Kubrick's first film made in color, lost for over forty years. The documentary extols the benefits of membership to the Seafarers International Union.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Don Hollenbeck, Paul Hall

Votes: 2,730

20. Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.2
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Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,049

21. The Boat Builder (2017)

88 min | Drama, Family

5.8
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An embittered old mariner and an unwanted young orphan form an unlikely bond building a boat.

Director: Arnold Grossman | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Tekola Cornetet, Jane Kaczmarek, David Lascher

Votes: 250

22. Submarine Patrol (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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A naval officer is demoted for negligence and put in command of a run-down submarine chaser and with a motley crew.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Richard Greene, Nancy Kelly, Preston Foster, George Bancroft

Votes: 235

23. The Navy Comes Through (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

6.1
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A U.S. Navy crew aboard a merchant marine ship battle Nazis.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Jane Wyatt, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 296

24. Western Approaches (1944)

83 min | Drama, War

7.6
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A wartime film, made under the auspices of the Crown Film Unit, served as a tribute to the Merchant Navy. During WWII, they kept the lifeline to America and the Commonwealth open so that ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Eric Fullerton, Duncan MacKenzie, W. Kerr, Eric Baskeyfield

Votes: 103

25. One Night (2012)

104 min | Drama

6.2
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A young woman is stabbed, sexually assaulted and murdered in public as her neighbors ignore her cries for help.

Director: Lucas Belvaux | Stars: Yvan Attal, Sophie Quinton, Nicole Garcia, François Feroleto

Votes: 1,376

26. Dance Hall Racket (1953)

Not Rated | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.5
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A gangster who operates a sleazy dance hall uses a sadistic bodyguard to keep his girls afraid and his customers in line.

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: Timothy Farrell, Lenny Bruce, Bernie Jones, Honey Bruce Friedman

Votes: 205

27. Hatred (1938)

67 min | Drama

7.0
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Justin Mollenard is a sailor and arms smuggler who does not support the hypocrisy of society. He has a wife in Dunkirk who reproaches him the fact of having neglected the family for many years.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Harry Baur, Albert Préjean, Gabrielle Dorziat, Gina Manès

Votes: 218

28. Dark Odyssey (1961)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A young Greek immigrant confronts New York City while searching for the man who raped his sister.

Directors: William Kyriakis, Radley Metzger | Stars: Athan Karras, Jeanne Jerrems, David Hooks, Rosemary Torri

Votes: 58

29. Wharf Angel (1934)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

6.5
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"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of the 'Barbary Coast' in San Francisco is the toughest of all saloons that can be found, and that is where "Turk", a stoker on a... See full summary »

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, George Somnes | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Dorothy Dell, Preston Foster, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 61

30. Deadweight (2016)

90 min | Drama

5.4
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A sea captain leads an international crew and has to face moral questions after a disturbing accident.

Director: Axel Koenzen | Stars: Tommi Korpela, Ema Vetean, Archie Alemania, Manuelito Acido

Votes: 141

31. Sharp Shooters (1928)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A "love-'em-and-leave-'em" sailor hooks up with a dance-hall girl in Paris while waiting for his ship to sail. She falls in love with him, and when his ship leaves port she decides to show ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: George O'Brien, Lois Moran, Noah Young, Tom Dugan

Votes: 32

32. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Keye Luke

Votes: 252

33. Seven Days Ashore (1944)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Marcy McGuire, Dooley Wilson

Votes: 170

34. Sea Raiders (1941)

Approved | 229 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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The Dead End Kids go after a gang known as the Sea Raiders, which is sinking Allied shipping.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly

Votes: 68

35. Navy Heroes (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, History, Romance

6.3
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The title is derived from the flag of England's Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdovey, Wales: Mike Merriworth, a Merchant Navy hero of the Korean War returns to England after three years of... See full summary »

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Kieron Moore, Sarah Lawson, Greta Gynt, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 54

36. Hi Ya, Sailor (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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Bob Jackson and his three Merchant Marine shipmates have each invested $50 in a song Bob has written and which he thinks will be published for a fee of $200. In a taxicab driven by Pat ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Donald Woods, Elyse Knox, Eddie Quillan, Frank Jenks

Votes: 14

37. Way for a Sailor (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama

5.7
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Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: John Gilbert, Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams

Votes: 597

38. U-Boat Prisoner (1944)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, War

5.6
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An American sailor poses as a Nazi spy in this implausible WWII action drama that reportedly is based on the actual experience of Archie Gibbs, a seaman detained aboard a German submarine. ... See full summary »

Directors: Lew Landers, Budd Boetticher | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Erik Rolf, John Abbott, John Wengraf

Votes: 33

39. Hitler's Secret Attack on America (2012 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, War

5.6
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December 11, 1941: Hitler declares war against America. For German Admiral Karl Donitz, Commander of the U-boat submarine fleet, the time is at hand. Donitz devises a plan for a surprise ... See full summary »

Director: Devon Chivvis | Stars: Anthony D. Call, Joe Hoyt, John Wagner, Guenther Degen

Votes: 87

40. Rookie Fireman (1950)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Merchant seaman Joe Blake, in love with Peggy Walters, takes the job of a rookie fireman in a big city department. His commander is strict-disciplinarian Fire Captain Jess Henshaw. Margie ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Friedman | Stars: Bill Williams, Barton MacLane, Marjorie Reynolds, Gloria Henry

Votes: 16

41. Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Shipwrecked Jackson, a trombone player, is washed up on an arctic island. His solid technique on the sliding brass captivates the native seals and penguins, who elect him King of Polaroo.

Director: Dick Lundy | Stars: Jack Teagarden, Lee Sweetland, Hans Conried

Votes: 29

42. A Ship Is Born (1942)

Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War

5.5
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This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning, during World War Two, of the USA supply line to Victory ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Star: Knox Manning

Votes: 42

43. Ship of Miracles (2011)

52 min | Documentary

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"Ship of Miracles" is the inspiring true story of a handful of American merchant seamen who saved 14,000 people on a single boat voyage. This the 'Greatest Sea Rescue in the History of Mankind".

Director: R.J. Mchatton | Stars: Grace Kim, Luke Kim, R.J. Mchatton

44. The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships (1994 TV Movie)

57 min | War, Documentary

7.9
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The story of American merchant seamen in World War II.

Director: Maria Brooks

Votes: 10

45. The Ships Log Podcast (2019– )

90 min | Drama

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Add a Plot

Star: J.B. Niday

46. Sea Trial (1983)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Nationally-aired documentary exploring the critical defense roles of the U.S. Navy, American Merchant Marine, and the nation's shipbuilding industry.

Director: Dugan Rosalini | Stars: William Cohen, James K. Farnham, John Glenn, William E. Haggett

47. Five Years, As We Saw Them (1947)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

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Film om Norges og nordmenns innsats utenfor Norge i årene 1940-45. Kronprins Olavs introduksjon. Invasjonen i Norge. Handelsflåten på alle hav. Den norske brigade settes opp i Scottland. ... See full summary »

Directors: Per Jonson, Bredo Lind | Stars: Ola Isene, King Haakon VII, King Olav V, Hartvig Kiran

48. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)
Episode: Design for War (1952)

Documentary, Action, War

8.2
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Design for War: Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941. World War II begins and the Germans succeed in invading Poland and France. But it is restrained by the British thanks to the vital convoys... See full summary »

Director: M. Clay Adams | Stars: Leonard Graves, Winston Churchill, Karl Dönitz, Hermann Göring

Votes: 64

49. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)
Episode: Sealing the Breach (1952)

Documentary, Action, War

8.3
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Anti-submarine warfare, 1941-1943. With war now declared by the U.S., naval forces throughout the states have joined to bring convoys of supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Allies in ... See full summary »

Director: M. Clay Adams | Stars: Leonard Graves, Karl Dönitz, James Forrestal, Frank Knox

Votes: 57



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