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1. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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55 Metascore

Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 325,719 | Gross: $335.06M

2. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

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

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

Votes: 219,024 | Gross: $11.49M

3. Pirate Radio (2009)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley

Votes: 104,520 | Gross: $7.99M

4. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $0.03M

5. For Those in Peril (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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79 Metascore

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, Brian McCardie

Votes: 870

6. The Ruling Class (1972)

PG | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable, members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

Votes: 5,501

7. ffolkes (1980)

PG | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.3
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58 Metascore

When terrorists take over two oil rigs, and threaten to blow them up if their demands are not met, an eccentric anti-terrorism expert volunteers his unique commando unit to stop them.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks

Votes: 4,375

8. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,752

9. Lassie Come Home (2020)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family | Post-production

Remake of the 1943 movie based on Eric Knight's book "Lassie Come Home".

Director: Hanno Olderdissen | Stars: Sebastian Bezzel, Anna Maria Mühe, Nico Marischka, Bella Bading

10. Pioneer (2013)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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58 Metascore

A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman

Votes: 4,618 | Gross: $0.01M

11. The Secret Life of Words (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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68 Metascore

A hearing impaired factory worker gives up her first holiday in years and instead travels out to an oil rig, where she cares for a man suffering from severe burns.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Sarah Polley, Tim Robbins, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Javier Cámara

Votes: 11,587 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Slack Bay (2016)

Unrated | 122 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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66 Metascore

Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicenter of these ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean-Luc Vincent

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.11M

13. The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War

6.4
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In the North Sea in 1944, passengers of a downed Royal Air Force transport aircraft talk about their lives while awaiting rescue in their dinghy.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde, Anthony Steel, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 395

14. Journey to Saturn (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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A privately funded Danish mission to find resources on Saturn replaces navigator last minute with incompetent Per. His ex tries to warn them. Unfortunately, there are aliens on Saturn who are interested in Earth's water.

Directors: Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Craig Frank | Stars: Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Ali Kazim, Simon Jul Jørgensen

Votes: 2,528

15. Above Us the Waves (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 1,157

16. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,203

17. Anna (I) (2009)

35 min | Short, Drama

6.6
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In a small Danish fishing village, a young girl faces the challenges of puberty and first love.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Marie Boda, Daniel Stampe, Petrine Agger, Kristianna Nordoy

Votes: 146

18. The Edge of the World (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Eric Berry

Votes: 1,532

19. Roughnecks (1994– )

50 min | Drama

8.9
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Drama about the lives and loves of the crew of an oil-rig.

Stars: Teresa Banham, Colum Convey, Paul Copley, James Cosmo

Votes: 43

20. Otto - Der Außerfriesische (1989)

92 min | Comedy

5.8
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Otto is the only one who is able to save his Frisian fatherland; but he needs the help of his brother, who is abroad. But his brother does not want to fulfill what he has sworn as a child. ... See full summary »

Directors: Marijan David Vajda, Otto Waalkes | Stars: Otto Waalkes, Barbara May, Hans Peter Hallwachs, Volkmar Kleinert

Votes: 2,141

21. Franz (1972)

91 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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In a French seaside town, at a boarding house for civil servants recovering from surgery and maladies, the six male residents' lives change dramatically when two women arrive: Catherine, ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Brel | Stars: Jacques Brel, Barbara, Danièle Evenou, Fernand Fabre

Votes: 69

22. True North (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The crew of a bankrupt Scottish trawler turn to smuggling illegal immigrants over the stormy waters of the North Sea.

Director: Steve Hudson | Stars: Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis, Steven Robertson

Votes: 943

23. Drifters (1929)

49 min | Documentary

6.6
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A silent documentary film by John Grierson telling the story of Britain's North Sea herring fishery.

Director: John Grierson

Votes: 303

24. Offshore (1996–2000)

30 min | Drama

5.7
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The story is set on an oil platform in the North Sea. We follow the employees and their, at times, difficult relationships both at work and in the spare time. The main line of conflict is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sondre Kjølsøy, Terje Steinsbu Kjølsøy, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Jeanne Bøe

Votes: 75

25. Kursk (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the Russian submarine Kursk after the terrible accident in the North-Sea in 2000.

Directors: Øystein Bogen, Per Christian Magnus

Votes: 23

26. The New Life Style (Just to Be Love) (1968)

X | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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Director: Jerzy Macc | Stars: Horst Tappert, Charlotte Kerr, Renate von Holt, Alexy Burg

Votes: 17

27. Vier Stunden von Elbe 1 (1968 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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Director: Eberhard Fechner | Stars: Carsta Löck, Klaus Höhne, Helga Feddersen, Elke Twiesselmann

Votes: 26

28. Vilde, the Wild One (1986)

115 min | Crime, Drama

3.4
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In a rural western town in 1890 a woman has a mute old daughter after relations with her step father, which in his need of money, wants to sell them off to a rich skin tradesman. While resisting this, the woman turns lame.

Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg | Stars: Vibeke Løkkeberg, Keve Hjelm, Terence Stamp, Elisabeth Granneman

Votes: 122

29. North Sea Is Dead Sea (1976)

87 min | Drama

7.1
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14 years old Uwe grows up in a dull multi-storey apartment building in a suburb of Hamburg. His father is an alcoholic and beats his son while he's drunk. Only together with his clique Uwe ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Bohm | Stars: Dschingis Bowakow, Uwe Bohm, Marquard Bohm, Herma Koehn

Votes: 328

30. The Flat Jungle (1979)

90 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary shot in the flat Dutch country, at the edge of the sea. It deals with very different themes. Animal documentary, activist, denouncing the capitalism that destroys the coast and employment in the maritime sector.

Director: Johan van der Keuken

Votes: 28

31. Nordstrand (2013)

89 min | Drama

6.9
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NORDSTRAND tells the story of two brothers, Marten and Volker, who meet in their parents' now empty house on the coast. Older brother Marten would like to pick up together their mother from... See full summary »

Director: Florian Eichinger | Stars: Lennart Bartels, Luise Berndt, William Boer, Martina Krauel

Votes: 120

32. Blücher (1988)

94 min | Action, Adventure

4.9
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Two brave deep sea divers has sworn revenge after getting fired, and to show their skills they plan an advanced deep sea expedition down to the German war ship Blücher, sunk at the start of WW2 in 1940. But are not alone on their mission.

Director: Oddvar Bull Tuhus | Stars: Helge Jordal, Frank Krog, Hege Schøyen, Geir Børresen

Votes: 111

33. Der Tote im Watt (2013 TV Movie)

89 min | Thriller

5.7
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Director: Maris Pfeiffer | Stars: Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Thomas Thieme, Corinna Kirchhoff, Max von Thun

Votes: 55

34. Raising the Mammoth (2000 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.0
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A scientist wants to recover some mammoth DNA to clone a live mammoth. So he finds a buried mammoth in the vast, rock hard permafrost of Siberia, digs it out in the middle of a blizzard and... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Charles Deniau | Stars: Larry Agenbroad, Jeff Bridges, Bernard Buigues, Dick Mol

Votes: 107

35. North Sea (1938)

Approved | 24 min | Drama, Documentary, Short

6.0
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A dramatic reconstruction of the fishing trawler 'John Gillman' in trouble in a storm.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Bill Blewitt

Votes: 115

36. Beach Boys - Rette sich wer kann (2003 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy

4.9
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Director: Arne Feldhusen | Stars: David Winter, Toni Snetberger, Tobias Kasimirowicz, Friederike Kempter

Votes: 52

37. Gnadenlose Bräute (2001 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

6.2
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Director: Manfred Stelzer | Stars: Stefanie Stappenbeck, Barbara Philipp, Andreas Schmidt, Stephan Kampwirth

Votes: 13

38. The Night of the Great Flood (2005 TV Movie)

89 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Director: Raymond Ley | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Christiane Paul, Florian Lukas, Tom Jahn

Votes: 61

39. Der Seehund von Sanderoog (2006 TV Movie)

89 min | Family

5.7
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Director: Klaus Wirbitzky | Stars: Joanna Ferkic, Catrin Striebeck, Oliver Korittke, Barbara Nüsse

Votes: 24

40. Alice's Channel Swim (1927)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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Julius and Pete have a contest to swim across the English Channel, with Alice as the referee.

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Lois Hardwick

Votes: 13

41. Bravo! Bravo! (1979)

49 min | Documentary

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A spontaneously made documentary about the biggest cocktail party in history.

Directors: Sølve Skagen, Malte Wadman

42. Mittendrin (1989– )

30 min | Family

7.9
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The ZDF-television series was developed as a spin-off of the Löwenzahn series. It was aimed at somewhat older children and young people and dealt with topics of nature and the environment or environmental pollution and protection.

Stars: Peter Lustig, Anja Franke, Helmut Krauss, Jan-Geerd Buss

Votes: 17

43. In der Ferne das Meer (2009)

Short, Drama

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Director: Jens Christian Börner | Stars: Geno Lechner, Anja Thiemann

44. Marée en Cotentin (1976)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Max Sautet

45. Great Gardens: Prospect Cottage Garden, Dungeness, Kent (2014)

6 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Howard Sooley | Star: Howard Sooley

46. Geslo: The Disappeared Expedition (2017)

60 min | Documentary, History

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The Arctic Ocean Hydrographic Expedition, accomplished in the beginning of the 20th century, between 1910 and 1915, led to the last great geographical discovery in the history of the world:... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Nepevny

47. Voor anker, in volle zee (1959 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Piet van de Sijpe

48. Under Polarkredsens himmel (1921)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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49. Insel im Sturm - Helgoland (2010 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Robert Morgenstern | Star: Hans-Peter Bögel

50. Focus TV Reportage (2005– )
Episode: Auf Nordkurs in den Sturm! Knochenjob Hochseefischer (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Gabor Harrach | Stars: Dennis Bachert, Manfred Rahr



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