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1. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 107,617 | Gross: $25.02M

2. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 15,534 | Gross: $10.40M

3. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,005

4. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 30,702

5. Big Miracle (2012)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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61 Metascore

In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 17,500 | Gross: $20.11M

6. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,064 | Gross: $0.87M

7. Moby Dick (1998– )

PG | 180 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his Captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Stewart, Bruce Spence, Hugh Keays-Byrne

Votes: 3,448

8. King of Devil's Island (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 16,180 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Whale Wars (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.2
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This stunning and dangerous limited series spotlights both the controversial Japanese whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its staff and volunteers use to cripple it.

Stars: Chris Aultman, Paul Watson, Peter Hammarstedt, Benjamin Potts

Votes: 2,091

10. Men Vs Women (2010)

113 min | Comedy

5.8
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The love lives of the friends Walter, Diego, Renato, Marcello and Piero.

Director: Fausto Brizzi | Stars: Paola Cortellesi, Fabio De Luigi, Lucia Ocone, Francesco Pannofino

Votes: 1,929

11. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 774

12. Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

Not Rated | 135 min | Fantasy

6.6
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61 Metascore

The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.

Director: Matthew Barney | Stars: Matthew Barney, Björk, Shigeru Akahori, Naomi Araki

Votes: 1,341 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)

Approved | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Whaling ship captain Bering Joy takes his grandson Jed on a whaling trip to teach him core life values while First Mate Dan Lunceford is tasked with tutoring Jed.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lionel Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 683

14. Hell Below Zero (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The captain of an Antarctic whaling ship falls overboard in mysterious circumstances and his daughter, aided by a sympathetic American, decides to investigate the accident.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Alan Ladd, Joan Tetzel, Basil Sydney, Stanley Baker

Votes: 395

15. Moby Dick (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

5.6
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In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

Votes: 319

16. Moby Dick (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.7
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Captain Ahab's descent into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

Director: Paul Stanley | Star: Jack Aranson

Votes: 67

17. Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

Directors: Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb | Stars: Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody, Peter Lake

Votes: 319

18. Adventure's End (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure

5.9
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Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 65

19. Whaledreamers (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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Whaledreamers is the heartfelt story of the return of an aboriginal whale dreaming tribe from the edge of extinction and the equally, long journey of the whales, not only to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Kindersley | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Terence Unity Freitas, John Hurt, Kim Kindersley

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.

Director: Curt Johnson | Stars: Greg Kelly, Paul Watson, Annemarie Lucas, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 187

21. The Islands and the Whales (2016)

81 min | Documentary

7.5
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The whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but, when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, environmental changes threaten their way of life forever.

Director: Mike Day

Votes: 189

22. At the Edge of the World (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.3
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70 Metascore

At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet. The international volunteer crew, under-trained and under-equipped, ... See full summary »

Directors: Dan Stone, Patrick Gambuti Jr. | Stars: Paul Watson, Alex Cornelissen, Peter Hammarstedt, Benjamin Baldwin

Votes: 360

23. Pour la suite du monde (1963)

105 min | Documentary

8.6
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At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing of the belugas ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault | Stars: Léopold Tremblay, Alexis Tremblay, Abel Harvey, Louis Harvey

Votes: 556

24. Down to the Sea in Ships (1922)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Story of the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott, Clara Bow

Votes: 309

25. Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.7
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Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Peter Brown, Robert Hunter, Paul Watson

Votes: 284

26. Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson (2011)

TV-PG | 110 min | Documentary

7.9
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"Eco-Pirate" tells the story of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. The film follows professional radical ecologist, Captain Paul Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, ... See full summary »

Director: Trish Dolman | Stars: Paul Watson, Patrick Moore, Rex Weyler, Chris Aultman

Votes: 253

27. Dicky Moe (1962)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

4.8
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The captain's obsession with the white whale Dicky Moe led his crew to abandon ship. He abducts Tom and enlists him as crew but Jerry's already on board to help make Tom's life miserable.

Director: Gene Deitch | Star: Allen Swift

Votes: 289

28. Moby-Dick (1977 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 1841 young Ishmael signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod, under the command of the strict, one-legged Capt. Ahab. Ishmael soon finds out that Ahab is searching for the legendary while ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ron Haddrick, Barbara Frawley, Bevan Wilson

Votes: 22

29. Behind the Mask (2006)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.6
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Behind the Mask: The Story Of The People Who Risk Everything To Save Animals is a 2006 documentary film about the Animal Liberation Front. It took three years of filming, interviewing, and editing to complete.

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Melanie Arnold, Steven Best, Mel Broughton, Rod Coronado

Votes: 172

30. The Sea Lion (1921)

63 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A cinematic classic from 1921.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Emory Johnson, Bessie Love, Carol Holloway

Votes: 81

31. Moby Dick: The True Story (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The true story of the surviving sailors whose whaling ship was destroyed by a sperm whale.

Director: Christopher Rowley | Stars: Greg Atkins, Justin Chatwin, Curtis Harrison, Lucas Madigan

Votes: 29

32. Alice the Whaler (1927)

Not Rated | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.0
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Alice is dancing aboard her ship with a veritable zoo of a crew. Meanwhile, in the galley, the chef (a cat) is preparing food while his assistant, a mouse, is peeling potatoes. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Walt Disney | Star: Lois Hardwick

Votes: 146

33. The Washing of Tears (1994)

60 min | Documentary

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A history of the Mowachaht people and how they revived their culture and rediscovered their pride.

Director: Hugh Brody

34. The Whalers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds, Mickey and a bucket of water that keeps doing a boomerang impression, and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Hand, Dick Huemer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 472

35. Cape Horn (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Antonio, a whale ship captain, has an affair with a woman who runs away convinced that her ill fate will fall upon him. He is sent to Cabo de Hornos, picking the ship owner and his wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Jorge Mistral, Silvia Pinal, Eugenio Retes, Myriam Thorud

Votes: 13

36. The Archipelago (2015)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.9
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The Faroe Islands: a gathering of dramatically weathered islands in the vast North Atlantic Sea. While it is a society connected to modern norms and technologies, it is also a place where ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Huguet

Votes: 12

37. Three Cheers for the Whale (1972)

Not Rated | 17 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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THREE CHEERS FOR THE WHALE chronicles the history of mankind's relationship with the largest and most majestic of marine mammals, and graphically exposes their slaughter by the fishing ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Marker, Mario Ruspoli | Stars: Casamayor, Valérie Mayoux, Lalan, Emily Hoffman

Votes: 160

38. Ocean Warrior (1981)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

7.6
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"They have thrown four bombs at this vessel. Do you understand? Four bombs... Hurry up!' A number of frantic international reporters on board the Sea Shepherd desperately call on the US ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brown | Stars: Paul Watson, Ray Willes

Votes: 11

39. Monsters of the Deep (1931)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Many believe that huge unidentified monsters lurk in the world's oceans and waterways. Do remnants of the dinosaur age still exist, and is this what people are seeing off the coast of Wales... See full summary »

Director: Harold Austin | Star: Harold Austin

40. Tentacles of the North (1926)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Adventure

4.5
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Two ships are caught in the Arctic ice.

Director: Louis Chaudet | Stars: Gaston Glass, Alice Calhoun, Joseph W. Girard, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 17

41. Whale Like Me

102 min | Documentary | Post-production

Malcolm dreams an arresting dream of a whale encounter. He cannot shake the feeling it leaves him with. In search of clues to the nature of whales, and our relationship with them, Malcolm ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Wright | Stars: Malcolm Wright, Jens Mortan Rasmussen, Hideki Fujii, Petur Sigur Rasmussen

42. Le beau plaisir (1968)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Court métrage documentaire sur la pêche aux marsouins à l'Île-aux-Coudres. Avec un art suprême, les habitants fichent des harts dans la terre boueuse et tendent un piège en forme de coeur. ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Brault, Bernard Gosselin, Pierre Perrault | Star: Alexis Tremblay

Votes: 23

43. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts

44. Mobi Dik (1972 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

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Director: Viktor Shcheglov | Stars: Isaak Kastrel, Valentin Smirnitskiy, Yuriy Likhachyov, Leonid Kanevskiy

45. At the Time of Whaling (1974)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short

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Gambell, Alaska is a Yupik-speaking community on St. Lawrence Island on the Bering Sea. Here, as on the coast, sea mammals are still the major source of food.

Directors: Sarah Elder, Leonard Kamerling

46. Whaling Afloat and Ashore (1908)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Votes: 41

47. Ocean Raider: Defenders of the Wild (1993 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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On the high seas, beyond the reach of the law, the ships that illegally kill whales, dolphins and seals can do so with little fear of punishment. But there is one sight that they have ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Belderson | Stars: Myra Finkelstein, Julian Pettifer, Paul Watson

Votes: 12

48. Scrimshaw (2019)

Not Rated | 36 min | Short, Horror

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Shipwrecked in the frigid north Atlantic, Nathaniel Johnston, a young whaler, finds himself in a situation that goes from bad to absolutely terrifying, as he survives alone upon the open ocean.

Director: Ira Aron Rosenblum | Star: C. Tennyson Crowe

49. Encounter Bay (1965)

13 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Director: Geoffrey Scoresby Shepherd

50. Hunting Big Game in the Arctic with Gun and Camera (1925)

Documentary

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Directors: H.A. Snow, Sidney Snow



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