Sailing Movies And Documentaries

Part III

You are now on page 3 of the Sailing Movies And Documentaries - list, where boats and ships are playing the leading role or are part of the film's decor. Some sailing pictures have very few or even no boats in them, but they have a connection with the sea or the ocean.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl

This one was made in 2003 in the USA.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

It was the start of a whole 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series. The fantasy story is about the time when pirates were the real danger for the Navy and the trade ships.

When the governor's daughter Elizabeth gets kidnapped by Captain Barbossa and his crew, Will the blacksmith and Captain Jack Sparrow will try to rescue her. Jack wants his ship, the Black Pearl, back and Will is in love with Elizabeth. What Will doesn't know yet, he's the only son of Bill Turner, a pirate, and he's the key to make the curse on Barbossa and his crew undone.

Very spectacular!

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

This one was made in 2006 in the USA.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

When Elizabeth and Will risk to get hanged for helping Captain Jack Sparrow, they are forced to find him again.

Jack has his own debt with Davy Jones, the Captain of the Flying Dutchman. The only way he can get out of his debt is to find the heart of Davy Jones, which is locked in a chest.

Jack gets Will and Elizabeth involved in this, but, of course, they are not the only ones looking for the chest...

A good sequel!

Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End

This film was made in 2007 in the USA.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

To get Captain Jack Sparrow back from Davy Jones' Locker, Captain Barbossa, Will and Elizabeth need to sail off the map.

Lord Cutler Beckett rules the seas now and wants to destroy all pirates.

Pirates from all over the world need to reunite, to stand up against Lord Beckett.

They even release Calypso, Davy Jones' love...

If you love sailing movies full of action and fantasy, this one will suit you fine!

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

This film was made in 2011 in the USA.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

In this fourth part of the Pirates series, Captain Jack Sparrow meets his former love again, Angelica.

She gets him onboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of Captain Blackbeard.

Angelica happens to be the daughter of Blackbeard and he is in need to find the Fountain of Youth.

Somebody is going to kill Blackbeard and the Fountain might save his life. But, the Spanish and the Brits are also interested in the Fountain...

An exiting race!

The Poseidon Adventure

This TV film was made in 2005 in the USA.

The Poseidon Adventure

The story was based on Paul Gallico's novel.

In this TV adaptation, the S.S. Poseidon becomes the victim of 4 terrorists who want to blow up the ship on New Year's Eve.

Not every bomb goes off, but one does and capsizes the whole ship. Many people are dead, but there are still some survivors.

A priest, a granny, a family together with the husband's mistress, a US marshal and one of the terrorists...

It's not the most realistic one amongst sailing movies, but it will fill your evening...


This TV movie was made in 1993 in the USA.


Morgan and Catherine, a middle-aged couple, are planning to change their lives.

They want to rebuild a demolished hotel and start it up again from scratch.

They love sailing and they want to sail their beautiful ketch from Monte-Carlo to Malta, where the hotel waits for them.

When they meet another couple and become friends with them, everything seems fine to take them onboard.

This is a big mistake!

They will soon realize they're stuck with some real psychopaths!

1492: Conquest of Paradise

This film was made in 1992 in the USA.

1492: Conquest of Paradise

500 years after the discovery of the Americas, this movie was released.

It tells the story of Christopher Columbus setting sail with his three ships to find new land.

After the joy of finding it, you will see the trouble they had with the locals when introducing western civilization.

A historic adventure!

To the Ends of the Earth

This TV mini-series was made in 2005 in the UK.

To the Ends of the Earth

Edmund Talbot is a young British aristocrat who boards an old warship in the 19th century.

The ship is heading for Australia where he will take up an official duty.

There's no question about the trip being very long and very lonesome.

Onboard the ship are people of all paths of life and class, and soon these relationships will begin their own evolution. You will see it from the perspective of Edmund.

A very good adaptation of William Golding's book! One of the longer sailing movies.

Jean-du-Sud Around the World

This documentary was made in 1983.

Jean du Sud Around the World

It's filmed by Yves Gelinas, the Canadian who sailed his 30 foot sailing yacht around the world.

Single-handed and with the Jean-du-Sud, an Alberg 30, he went through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn.

At that time, this was considered impossible, but Yves did it.

While sailing, he wrote his book, shot this movie and improved his self-steering gear.

It's a joy to watch and perfect food for future ocean travellers!

A piece of art!

Saving the Titanic

This drama-documentary was made in 2012 in Ireland.

Saving the Titanic

This is a very interesting TV film about the drama of the RMS Titanic. It's point of view is not on deck, but below deck.

It tells the true story about the people who worked in the engine and boilers rooms.

When the ship hit the iceberg and water came in at an alarming rate, the engineers, stokers and firemen sacrificed themselves to keep on working to make sure that the electricity kept going.

It is a fact that their action saved a lot of lives that would have been lost in case the electricity went down.

This film is a must-see amongst the other sailing movies, just because it looks at the drama from a different perspective.

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