Captain Phillips(2013)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

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.



Ad Astra(2019)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.



Life of Pi(2012)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Suraj Sharma,
Ang Lee,

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.



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

Combined Rating:
88
Combined Critics Rating: 84

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.



Solo: A Star Wars Story(2018)

Combined Rating:
86
Combined Critics Rating: 80

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.



The Bourne Identity(2002)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 76

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory.



Jaws(1975)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 76

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.



Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 75

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.



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

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 70

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.



Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End(2007)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 69

Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.



The Boat That Rocked(2009)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 70

A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.



Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(2011)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 68

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.



Das Boot(1981)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 69

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



The Perfect Storm(2000)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 68

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.



Passengers(2016)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 66

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.



The Finest Hours(2016)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 72

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.



Poseidon(2006)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 68

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.



The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader(2010)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 67

Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.



In the Heart of the Sea(2015)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 68

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.



The Guardian(2006)

Combined Rating:
75
Combined Critics Rating: 66

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.




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