Pirates

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Pirate genre movies of the classic Hollywood era .

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1. Captain Blood (1935)

Passed | 119 min | Action, Adventure

After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 12,027

2. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 8,484

3. Captain Kidd (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The unhistorical adventures of pirate Captain Kidd revolve around treasure and treachery.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,389

4. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 6,158

5. Long John Silver (1954)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In this sequel to Treasure Island, Long John hopes to rescue his friend Jim from a rival pirate and return for more treasure.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell, Grant Taylor

Votes: 614

6. Anne of the Indies (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In order to recover his ship impounded by the British, former pirate captain LaRochelle agrees to spy on the notorious Caribbean Sea pirates Blackbeard and Anne Providence.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 1,086

7. Hurricane Island (1951)

Unrated | 71 min | Adventure

Explorer Ponce de Leon searches for the Fountain of Youth in the Florida swamps.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 60

8. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Romance

Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,202

9. The Black Swan (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 3,726 | Gross: $1.01M

10. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,090

11. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 5,291

12. The Buccaneer (1958)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the war of 1812, Louisiana buccaneer Jean Lafitte assists the Americans in defending New Orleans against the attacking British war fleet.

Director: Anthony Quinn | Stars: Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Inger Stevens

Votes: 2,110

13. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, History, Romance

Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 245

14. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, History

During the War of 1812, the U.S. tasks Captain James Marshall to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold but the secret leaks out and many greedy hands, including the mutinous crew's, are after the gold.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

Votes: 263

15. The Buccaneer (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame

Votes: 581

16. Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure

Barbarossa, a pirate, frees a group of Spanish prisoners and makes them his crew. On a raid, he takes as a prize a Spanish countess, Alida. He has fallen in love with her by the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 344

17. Buccaneer's Girl (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another identity.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, Robert Douglas, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 357

18. Captain Pirate (1952)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In 1690, pardoned pirate Captain Blood's quiet existence is shaken when the Crown re-arrests him on fresh piracy charges but the captain suspects he's being set-up.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton, Charles Irwin

Votes: 223

19. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,918

20. Frenchman's Creek (1944)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An English lady falls madly in love with a French Pirate.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 588

21. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A cowardly actor and a runaway princess are voyaging on a ship that is captured by a notorious pirate who recently buried his treasure on a secretly mapped island.

Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,677

22. The Spanish Main (1945)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

After being wronged by the Caribbean authorities, a Dutch captain turns pirate to wage war.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 1,391

23. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 4,031 | Gross: $2.96M

24. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 203

25. Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When some of his crew are captured by the Spaniards in Rio De La Hacha, pirate Captain Peter Blood enters the city in disguise in order to free his men from Marquis De Riconete's prison.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 263

26. Last of the Buccaneers (1950)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, History

Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth, Mary Anderson

Votes: 121

27. The Golden Hawk (1952)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, History

The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Helena Carter, John Sutton

Votes: 217

28. The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd (1953)

Approved | 230 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The British Admirality assigns two officers, Richard Dale and Alan Duncan, to gather evidence to convict Captain Kidd of piracy in the English courts. They sail for New York to learn the ... See full summary »

Directors: Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould | Stars: Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford, George Wallace

Votes: 33

29. Caribbean (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Francis Barclay, a former member of the British Admiralty, who was captured in the early 1700s, and sold into slavery, by Andrew McAllister, and forced into piracy, enlists the aid of Dick ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 152

30. Two Lost Worlds (1951)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Dawn | Stars: Kasey Rogers, James Arness, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff

Votes: 154

31. Prince of Pirates (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure

In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda, Whitfield Connor

Votes: 74

32. The Black Pirates (1954)

74 min | Adventure

Pirates searching for treasure take over a small town in Central America where they believe the loot is buried, but discover that a church has been built over the spot. They force the ... See full summary »

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Martha Roth, Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Clarke

Votes: 35

33. Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Action

Anthony Dexter---bare-chested most of the film with the smoldering nostrils from "Valentino"---as "Captain Kidd" is saved from hanging by an Earl who wants to get his hand on Kidd's ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr., James Seay

Votes: 106

34. Return to Treasure Island (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Family

American academic Clive Stone is conducting research on pirate lore for a book. Part of that lore includes pirate Captain Flint of "Treasure Island" fame having hidden some piratical ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall, James Seay

Votes: 156

35. Pirates of Tripoli (1955)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure

Princess Karjan promises pirate captain Edri-Al-Gardian a fabulous reward if he helps her regain her lost kingdom of Misurata from Malek. When the latter destroys Gardian's armada, Karjan ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Paul Newlan, John Miljan

Votes: 117

36. Barbary Pirate (1949)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure

The U.S. government sends Major Thomas Blake on a secret mission when the Bey of Tripoli starts demanding tribute from American merchant ships in the Mediterranean in the early 1800's. His ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Donald Woods, Trudy Marshall, Lenore Aubert, Stefan Schnabel

Votes: 28

37. The Masked Pirate (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Action, Drama

A group of men calling themselves 'The Pirates of Capri", headed by Captain Sirroco, who is really Count Amalfi, are trying to restore freedom to the people of Naples in 1799. The Queen is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar G. Ulmer, Giuseppe Maria Scotese | Stars: Louis Hayward, Binnie Barnes, Mariella Lotti, Massimo Serato

Votes: 137

38. Pirates of Tortuga (1961)

Not Rated | 97 min | Adventure

An English captain and his crew are dispatched to the Spanish-controlled island of Tortuga, where famed privateer Henry Morgan has defected from his support of the English Empire and is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King, John Richardson

Votes: 267

39. The Little Savage (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Adventure

After burying stolen treasure on a desert island, a pirate shoots his partner and leaves him for dead. After recovering, the man finds a 10-year-old boy on the island. Years later, the pirates meet again and shoot it out.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Christiane Martel, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Terry Rangno

Votes: 22

40. Women of Devil's Island (1962)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Female prisoners are shipped to Devil's Island penal colony. They are indoctrinated into the prison life from abusive guards and then a new prison governor arrives with planned reforms.

Director: Domenico Paolella | Stars: Guy Madison, Michèle Mercier, Federica Ranchi, Marisa Belli

Votes: 190



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