Maritime movies.by mrogflickster | created - 20 Dec 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. Between Calais and Dover (1897)
Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Comedy
Using the same rocking effect previously employed in "Combat naval en Grèce (1897)", the director Georges Méliès recreates the illusion of a small ship in a tempest.
4. The Silent Command (1923)
80 min | Drama
The Silent Command is a story of the United States Navy, revolving around experiences of a naval captain, warships, merchantmen, sea storms, a spectacular wreck, and an enemy effort to blow... See full summary »
5. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 48,413 | Gross: $0.05M
107 min | Drama, War
Dramatic reconstruction of two 1914 naval battles off Coronel and the Falkland Islands.The first a defeat of the British by Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee, the second a retaliation by the British under vice Admiral Sturdee.
8. The Exploits of the Emden (1928)
A German officer requests for his wife to join him on the German battleship SMS Emden, then patrolling seas in China. As the First World War breaks out, the Emden is summoned to service and... See full summary »
9. Seas Beneath (1931)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, War
In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »
15. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 66,669 | Gross: $0.54M
16. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)
G | 128 min | Drama, History, War
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan.
17. Shout at the Devil (1976)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.
18. And the Ship Sails On (1983)
PG | 128 min | Drama, History, Music
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
19. 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.
21. Admiral (2008)
Not Rated | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of admiral Aleksandr Kolchak who remained faithful to his oath to the Russian Emperor and fought against the Bolshevik rule after the 1917 October Revolution.
24. Escape to Glory (1940)
64 min | Drama
A British ship is attacked by a German U-boat at the onset of World War II. The reactions of the frightened passengers-from a German doctor to a drunken Irishman-are chronicled in this good story.
27. Mystery Sea Raider (1940)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, War
At the outset of World War II, June McCarthy meets Carl Cutler aboard the S.S.Aleria, a British vessel en route to New York from London, where she has been dancing. The ship is sunk in ... See full summary »
28. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, War
In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.
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: 4,671 | Gross: $0.45M
31. Stand by for Action (1942)
Passed | 109 min | Action, Drama, War
During WW2, two Navy officers take command of an obsolete, World War I-vintage, destroyer that is assigned to convoy-escort duty in the Japanese-controlled waters of the South Pacific.
Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.55M
32. Ships with Wings (1941)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, War
Lt. Dick Stacey is dismissed from the Fleet Air Arm for poor discipline. He joins the Aircraft Carrier "HMS Ark Royal" (The Ship with Wings). When they go into battle in the Mediterranean ... See full summary »
34. Across the Pacific (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In December 1941, ex-army captain Rick Leland boards a Japanese ship heading to Asia via the Panama Canal where his Japanese hosts show interest in the American defense plans for the canal zone.
35. San Demetrio London (1943)
104 min | Adventure, Drama, War
The San Demetrio of the title is a British merchant ship in an Atlantic convoy in 1940. Disabled and left to the mercy of patrolling U-boats the crew must keep her afloat and out of harms ... See full summary »
36. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
37. Minesweeper (1943)
Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he ... See full summary »
39. Submarine Base (1943)
Approved | 65 min | Drama, War
Ship engineer Jim Taggert is rescued from a torpedoed tramp steamer by Joe Morgan, an American gangster that found New York too hot for him, and has become a fisherman operating from an ... See full summary »
40. Destroyer (1943)
Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, War
A new World War 2 destroyer fails its sea trials so it is assigned to mail runs, but the crew ends up having to engage Japanese planes and a submarine anyway.
41. Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
In WW2, an American aircraft carrier sails around the Pacific on a decoy mission until it joins the battle of Midway against the Japanese forces.
42. Lifeboat (1944)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War
Several survivors of a torpedoed merchant ship in World War II find themselves in the same lifeboat with one of the U-boat men who sunk it.
44. Passage to Marseille (1944)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, War
Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.
47. Malaya (1949)
Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir
Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help.
48. The Frogmen (1951)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, War