Best Movies About Pirates

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Best Movies About Pirates

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American swashbuckler fantasy film directed by Gore Verbinski. It follows the story of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) as they search for the cursed Black Pearl and its undead crew, led by the infamous Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). As Jack and Will try to reclaim the Pearl and break the curse, they must battle the British Royal Navy, magical supernatural forces, and a host of enemies, including Barbossa. Along the way, they gain help from the spirited Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and a debonair pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). The film is an action-packed, thrilling adventure with plenty of humor, romance, and heart.

Serenity (2005)

Serenity
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Joss Whedon, starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk
Rated PG-13

Serenity is a science fiction action-adventure film released in 2005, directed and written by Joss Whedon. The film is set in the future and follows a group of nine space travelers on board the titular spaceship, Serenity. Led by their captain Malcolm Reynolds, they are on the run from the Alliance, a powerful and oppressive galactic government, and agents of the mysterious and powerful organization known as the "Syndicate". Along the way, they encounter a number of dangers, including a rogue experiment created by the Alliance, an alien race known as the Reavers, and a mysterious figure from Malcolm's past. With the help of their allies, the crew of Serenity must fight to stay alive and protect the secrets that could save the universe.

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Paul Greengrass, starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener
Rated PG-13

Captain Phillips is a 2013 biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks. The film tells the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. Captain Richard Phillips and his crew must fight for their lives as the pirates take control of the ship, demanding a ransom for their safe release. Phillips must use his wit and courage to survive the ordeal and protect his crew, leading to a dramatic standoff between the pirates and U.S. Navy. The film was a critical and commercial success and it earned Tom Hanks an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Captain Blood (1935)

Captain Blood
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone
Rated Passed

Captain Blood is an action-packed swashbuckler film about a former doctor, Peter Blood, who is convicted of treason in 1685 and sentenced to slavery in the Caribbean. After escaping, he becomes a pirate and is known as Captain Blood. Alongside his crew, he fights for justice and the freedom of the people of the Caribbean. Along the way, he falls in love with Arabella Bishop, the niece of his former master. The film follows their adventures as they battle against their enemies and try to gain justice for the oppressed.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
Rated PG-13

Peter Pan (1953)

Peter Pan
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney, starring Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson
Rated G

Treasure Planet (2002)

Treasure Planet
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne
Rated PG

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

Treasure Island (1950)

Treasure Island
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Byron Haskin, starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald
Rated PG

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)

Muppet Treasure Island
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Brian Henson, David Lane, starring Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders, Kevin Bishop
Rated G

Hook (1991)

Hook
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins
Rated PG

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

The Pirate Fairy (2014)

The Pirate Fairy
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Peggy Holmes, starring Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston, Lucy Liu
Rated G

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom
Rated PG-13

Pirates (1986)

Pirates
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Roman Polanski, starring Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas, Olu Jacobs
Rated PG-13

Yellowbeard (1983)

Yellowbeard
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Mel Damski, starring Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong
Rated PG

Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land (2002)

Peter Pan 2: Return to Never Land
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook, starring Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett
Rated G

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Cutthroat Island
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Renny Harlin, starring Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella, Maury Chaykin
Rated PG-13

Pan (2015)

Pan
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Joe Wright, starring Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara
Rated PG

The Ice Pirates (1984)

The Ice Pirates
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Stewart Raffill, starring Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston
Rated PG

The Pirate Movie (1982)

The Pirate Movie
★★★★
★★★★
2.1 out of 4 stars

From Ken Annakin, starring Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr
Rated PG

 



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