Most Popular Ship Sinking Movies and TV Shows
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1. Dunkirk (2017)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
Votes: 495,872 | Gross: $188.37M
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 981,852 | Gross: $305.41M
4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure
In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.
Votes: 654,705 | Gross: $197.17M
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
Votes: 627,569 | Gross: $423.32M
6. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Votes: 521,843 | Gross: $260.00M
10. The Perfect Storm (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.
Votes: 149,837 | Gross: $182.62M
11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Votes: 27,012 | Gross: $28.20M
13. Poseidon (2006)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.
Votes: 94,093 | Gross: $60.67M
16. Dead Calm (1989)
R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.
Votes: 34,807 | Gross: $7.83M
17. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Votes: 43,161 | Gross: $28.90M
18. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 68,149 | Gross: $0.54M
20. Operation Petticoat (1959)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Romance, War
During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
Votes: 11,660 | Gross: $23.30M
21. The Pirate Movie (1982)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.
23. Death Ship (1980)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.
24. The Black Stallion (1979)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »
25. The Man Who Cried (2000)
R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.
Votes: 13,764 | Gross: $0.74M
26. Paradise Road (1997)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, War
A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music as relieve their misery.
Votes: 4,890 | Gross: $1.92M
27. 49th Parallel (1941)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Thriller, War
A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral U.S.
28. Tenko (1981–1984)
50 min | Drama, History, War
After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.
30. In Which We Serve (1942)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War
This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.
Votes: 4,782 | Gross: $0.45M
32. Britannic (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Drama, History
A fictional account of the sinking of the H.M.H.S. Britannic off the Greek island of Kea in November 1916. This explores the theory of a German Agent sabotaging the liner, a hospital ship.
34. The Woman on the Beach (1947)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.
35. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History
True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
38. Island of Desire (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In 1943, an Allied hospital-ship is sunk by the Japanese in the South-Pacific where a nurse and a Marine become marooned on an island abandoned by natives.
40. The World Moves On (1934)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance
Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.
41. Stowaway Girl (1957)
87 min | Drama
A middle-aged steamboat Captain, who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires, and emotions, slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.
42. Die Gustloff (2008 TV Movie)
188 min | Drama, History, War
German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.
43. The Pirate and the Slave Girl (1959)
99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a ship carrying the daughter of Rhodes' governor and secret documents is captured by Mediterranean pirate Dragut, the governor tasks captain Diego with their recovery before they can be sold to Sultan Selim.
44. Saved from the Titanic (1912)
10 min | Short, Drama
A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »
45. Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor (1936)
Approved | 16 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
The legendary sailors Popeye and Sindbad do battle to see which one is the greatest.
46. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)
128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.
48. Jaws Unleashed (2006 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Drama
In this game you play as the great white shark on a mission to protect your home from underwater drillers.
50. Spy Ship (1942)
62 min | Drama
A radio reporter begins to suspect that a commentator at his station may be using her position to broadcast shipping information to enemy spies. With the help of the girl's sister, he sets out to expose the spy and her Nazi gang.