Captain Phillips(2013)

Combined Rating:
90
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.



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.



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.



Jaws(1975)

Combined Rating:
83
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: 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.



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.



The Perfect Storm(2000)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

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



The Finest Hours(2016)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 71

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.



Das Boot(1981)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

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



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.



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:
74
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.



Black Sea(2014)

Combined Rating:
73
Combined Critics Rating: 69

In order to make good with his former employers, a submarine captain takes a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumored to be loaded with gold.



Midway(2019)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 64

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.



47 Meters Down(2017)

Combined Rating:
70
Combined Critics Rating: 66

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.



Pan(2015)

Combined Rating:
70
Combined Critics Rating: 61

12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.



Crimson Tide(1995)

Combined Rating:
69
Combined Critics Rating: 57

On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.



Amistad(1997)

Combined Rating:
69
Combined Critics Rating: 59

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.




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