Most Popular Merchant Marine Movies and TV Shows
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1. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 395,148 | Gross: $107.10M
2. Hard Target (1993)
R | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.
Votes: 41,678 | Gross: $32.59M
3. To End All Wars (2001)
R | 117 min | Action, Drama, War
A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »
6. Between Two Worlds (1944)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
7. The Ghost Ship (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »
8. Morituri (1965)
Approved | 123 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.
9. 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.
10. Tiger Bay (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.
11. Lord Jim (1965)
Not Rated | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.
13. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Passed | 126 min | Action, Drama, War
An American tanker's sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend 11 days at sea on a raft. Their next assignment; bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked N. Atlantic.
14. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.
15. Martha (1967)
93 min | Comedy, Family
S/S Martha is from 1927 and no maintenance's been done since. Forgotten by HQ in CPH, the Danish crew has a good, stressless time. They celebrate a virgin crew member's 17th birthday buying him a woman. Suddenly, Martha's noticed by HQ.
16. The Glass Menagerie (1950)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.
17. China Seas (1935)
Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure
When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.
19. Lloyds of London (1936)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
Blake is in love with an aristocratic woman whose husband seriously injures him. Blake's friendship with Lord Nelson provides the basis for Blake's part in the growth of Lloyd's insurance ... See full summary »
24. Hatred (1938)
67 min | Drama
Justin Mollenard is a sailor and arms smuggler who does not support the hypocrisy of society. He has a wife in Dunkirk who reproaches him the fact of having neglected the family for many years.
25. Tampico (1944)
Approved | 75 min | Drama, War
During WW2, a female survivor of a German U-boat attack marries the skipper of the American merchant ship that saved her but is suspected of being a Nazi spy who sends secret data about Allied ship movements to the Nazis.
26. Salute to the Marines (1943)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »
28. Way for a Sailor (1930)
Passed | 85 min | Romance, Drama
Jack is a sailor who lives to go to sea. A typical sailor, he is always broke and has been in seven jails in the last seven ports. The one girl he tries to impress the most is in London and... See full summary »
30. French Leave (1948)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance
Merchant seaman Skitch Kilroy (Jackie Cooper) and "Pappy" Reagan (Jackie Coogan)arrive in Marseilles, eager to resume their combative rivalry for Mimi. But they are ordered by their skipper... See full summary »
31. Sharp Shooters (1928)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A "love-'em-and-leave-'em" sailor hooks up with a dance-hall girl in Paris while waiting for his ship to sail. She falls in love with him, and when his ship leaves port she decides to show ... See full summary »
32. Seven Days Ashore (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Circumstances force a womanizing playboy on leave from the Merchant Marine to ask two shipmates to help him by dating two surplus girlfriends.
33. Rookie Fireman (1950)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance
Merchant seaman Joe Blake, in love with Peggy Walters, takes the job of a rookie fireman in a big city department. His commander is strict-disciplinarian Fire Captain Jess Henshaw. Margie ... See full summary »
35. Navy Heroes (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, History, Romance
The title is derived from the flag of England's Outward Bound Sea School at Aberdovey, Wales: Mike Merriworth, a Merchant Navy hero of the Korean War returns to England after three years of... See full summary »
36. Wharf Angel (1934)
Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
"Mother Bright's" place on the lawless, waterfront district of the 'Barbary Coast' in San Francisco is the toughest of all saloons that can be found, and that is where "Turk", a stoker on a... See full summary »
37. A Ship Is Born (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War
This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning, during World War Two, of the USA supply line to Victory ... See full summary »
39. U-Boat Prisoner (1944)
Approved | 66 min | Drama, War
An American sailor poses as a Nazi spy in this implausible WWII action drama that reportedly is based on the actual experience of Archie Gibbs, a seaman detained aboard a German submarine. ... See full summary »
40. Ship of Miracles (2011)
52 min | Documentary
"Ship of Miracles" is the inspiring true story of a handful of American merchant seamen who saved 14,000 people on a single boat voyage. This the 'Greatest Sea Rescue in the History of Mankind".
41. Moonlight and Cactus (1944)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
Petty Officer Tom Garrison (Tom Seidel)of the Merchant Marines returns on shore leave to his cattle ranch, and brings with him shipmates "Stubby" (Eddie Quillan),"Slugger" (Murray Alper),"... See full summary »
42. Hitler's Secret Attack on America (2012 TV Movie)
45 min | Documentary, War
December 11, 1941: Hitler declares war against America. For German Admiral Karl Donitz, Commander of the U-boat submarine fleet, the time is at hand. Donitz devises a plan for a surprise ... See full summary »
43. Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short
This Swing Symphony cartoon from Walter Lantz features the sweet trombone playing (for Jackson)of Jack Teagarden and baritone Lee Sweetland as the speaking and singing voice of Jackson, the... See full summary »
44. Hi Ya, Sailor (1943)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Music
Bob Jackson and his three Merchant Marine shipmates have each invested $50 in a song Bob has written and which he thinks will be published for a fee of $200. In a taxicab driven by Pat ... See full summary »
45. Five Years, As We Saw Them (1947)
82 min | Documentary, History, War
Film om Norges og nordmenns innsats utenfor Norge i årene 1940-45. Kronprins Olavs introduksjon. Invasjonen i Norge. Handelsflåten på alle hav. Den norske brigade settes opp i Scottland. ... See full summary »
Victory at Sea (1952–1953)
Design for War
Documentary, Action, War
Design for War: Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1941. World War II begins and the Germans succeed in invading Poland and France. But it is restrained by the British thanks to the vital convoys... See full summary »
Victory at Sea (1952–1953)
Sealing the Breach
Documentary, Action, War
Anti-submarine warfare, 1941-1943. With war now declared by the U.S., naval forces throughout the states have joined to bring convoys of supplies across the Atlantic Ocean to the Allies in ... See full summary »