Movies About Boats

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Movies About Boats

So many films have explored Movies About Boats. Here are 25 of our favorites.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft
Rated Passed

Some Like It Hot is a classic American comedy directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The film follows two struggling musicians, Joe and Jerry, who witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago and decide to flee the city disguised as women. They find themselves joining an all-female band and embarking on a tour of Miami. Along the way, they both fall for the singer, Sugar Kane, and Joe finds himself the object of an amorous attention from an aging millionaire. In the end, all three men must outrun the mob and figure out a way to keep the truth from Sugar. Throughout, the film is filled with romantic entanglements, mistaken identities, and plenty of laughs.

Before Sunset (2004)

Before Sunset
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès
Rated R

Before Sunset tells the story of Jesse, a novelist, and Celine, a Frenchwoman he met nine years earlier in Vienna. During an hour and a half in Paris, the two reflect on the past, discuss their current lives, and contemplate the potential for a future together. As the sun sets, the two come to terms with what their relationship could and should be. The film is a subtle exploration of love, longing, and missed opportunities.

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

The Legend of 1900
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn
Rated R

The Legend of 1900 is an Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It tells the story of a mysterious pianist, known simply as "1900", who is born aboard an ocean liner in 1900 and never leaves the vessel. As he grows to adulthood, he displays an extraordinary talent for music, which earns him the admiration of all on board. However, 1900 is tormented by a moral dilemma: should he remain in the safety of the ship, or venture off into the unknown world outside? As the years pass, the ship eventually docks in an Italian port, and the story culminates in a dramatic performance by 1900 on the ship's grand piano. The film is a reflection on the power of music and the difficult choices we make in life.

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Night of the Hunter
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Charles Laughton, starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason
Rated Not Rated

The Night of the Hunter is a 1955 American film noir directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. The plot follows a corrupt preacher-turned-serial killer who attempts to charm and manipulate an unsuspecting widow and her two children in order to find the hidden money their father left behind. The film was met with critical acclaim at the time of its release, and has since gone on to become a classic of the film noir genre. The story is a suspenseful, darkly dream-like work of cinematic art, full of iconic visuals, intense psychological tension, and an eerily haunting score. The film is a timeless reminder of the power of evil and the strength of human courage and resilience in the face of adversity.

Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

Black Cat, White Cat
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Emir Kusturica, starring Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Branka Katic, Florijan Ajdini
Rated R

Black Cat, White Cat is a 1998 Yugoslavian romantic comedy directed by Emir Kusturica. It tells the story of a chaotic, dysfunctional family living in a rural Serbian village. Grandpa Matija and his son Grga have a plan to make some money; they will marry off Grga's son Zare to an Italian girl and collect a generous dowry. Unfortunately, things take a turn for the worse when Grga's shady cousin, Čaba, arrives with his own shady plans. Things become even more complicated when Zare falls in love with Čaba's daughter Ida, who is already engaged to a wealthy mob boss. What follows is a madcap adventure of misunderstandings, love, and greed that will keep viewers laughing up to the film's surprisingly heartfelt conclusion.

The Return (2003)

The Return
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Andrey Zvyagintsev, starring Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina
Rated Not Rated

The Return is a 2003 Russian drama film written and directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. It stars Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, and Konstantin Lavronenko as two brothers, Andrei and Ivan, who are reunited with their father, Mikhail, after a 12-year absence. Packed off on a clandestine fishing trip by their father, the boys discover that their father is a different person from the man they knew before. Along the way, the boys must come to terms with the reality of their situation and confront the mysteries of their father's past. Through a series of surreal and intense experiences, Andrei and Ivan come to understand that their father's return also signals the beginning of a journey towards maturity and integrity.

Life of Pi (2012)

Life of Pi
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu
Rated PG

Life of Pi is a 2012 adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film tells the story of an Indian boy, Pi, who survives a shipwreck and is stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. In order to survive, he forms a bond with the tiger despite their differences. During his 227-day journey, Pi is forced to confront his faith and come to terms with the events that have taken place. As he struggles to survive, he discovers the true power of imagination and faith. The film was acclaimed by critics and grossed over $609 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing 3D movie of all time.

The Endurance (2000)

The Endurance
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From George Butler, starring Liam Neeson, Julian Ayer, John Blackborow, David Cale
Rated G

The Endurance is a documentary film about the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, an exploration that took place in 1914 to cross the Antarctic continent. Led by Ernest Shackleton, the crew of the Endurance set out to be the first to cross the continent but were quickly thwarted by treacherous conditions and the ship became trapped in the ice. After months of being stuck in the ice, the crew was forced to abandon the ship and attempt to survive on the surrounding ice. With little hope of a rescue, Shackleton and his men managed to survive and make it back to safety a year later. The film follows the heroic story of Shackleton and his crew as they battle the weather, the elements and incredible odds to stay alive. It highlights the strength, courage and determination of the men who went on the expedition, and their will to survive against all odds.

The Lady Eve (1941)

The Lady Eve
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Preston Sturges, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette
Rated Passed

The Lady Eve is a 1941 romantic comedy directed by Preston Sturges. It stars Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck as a mismatched couple who meet and fall in love on a cruise ship. Fonda plays Charles "Hopsie" Pike, a naïve, wealthy and naive heir to a brewery fortune. Stanwyck plays Jean Harrington, a con artist and master of disguise who has just returned from two years in the Amazon jungle. Together, the two must overcome their differences, the machinations of Jean's father and ex-boyfriend, and a plot of revenge in order to find true love. Along the way, the film is filled with witty dialogue, slapstick comedy, and a sweet romance, making it a classic of American cinema.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003)

The Triplets of Belleville
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sylvain Chomet, starring Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas
Rated PG-13

The Triplets of Belleville is a 2003 animated comedy-drama about an elderly woman named Madame Souza who goes on an epic journey to rescue her beloved grandson Champion, who has been kidnapped by the mob. Along the way, she enlists the help of three elderly singing cabaret stars, the Triplets of Belleville, to help her save her grandson. Along their journey, they encounter a series of obstacles including a French mafia gang, a mysterious train, a surrealist landscape, and an ocean adventure. The film is a mix of traditional hand-drawn animation and digital technology and is praised for its visual creativity and humor. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003 and is widely acclaimed by critics.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Mutiny on the Bounty
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Frank Lloyd, starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin
Rated Passed

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American drama film based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty. Directed by Frank Lloyd, the film stars Charles Laughton and Clark Gable as British Royal Navy officers Lieutenant William Bligh and Fletcher Christian respectively. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty in 1789. When Bligh, the cruel and oppressive captain of the Bounty, mistreats his crew and unfairly punishes them, Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny against him. With the help of sympathetic crew members, Fletcher leads the Bounty on a treacherous journey to Tahiti, but their troubles are far from over. Bligh, determined to bring the mutineers to justice, pursues them in a perilous attempt to regain control of the Bounty. The film is a classic tale of loyalty, morality and courage, as both Fletcher and Bligh face off against each other and eventually reunite in a surprising conclusion.

Lifeboat (1944)

Lifeboat
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix
Rated Not Rated

Lifeboat is a 1944 drama-thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and set during World War II. The film follows the survivors of a German U-boat attack who find themselves stranded in a lifeboat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With no food, water, or sail, the disparate group of survivors must overcome their differences and work together to survive, all while being pursued by a German U-boat captain. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Mary Anderson, and John Hodiak, and features a riveting score by none other than composer Alfred Newman. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards and is still considered one of Hitchcock's best works.

Up the Yangtze (2007)

Up the Yangtze
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Yung Chang, starring Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu
Rated Not Rated

Up the Yangtze is a 2007 documentary film by Canadian director Yung Chang that follows the lives of two Chinese teenagers, Chen Bo Yu and Yu Chen, as their homeland is transformed by the Three Gorges Dam. The film focuses on the human and environmental cost of China's booming economy, as the dam forces the displacement of millions of people, flooding towns, and submerging cultural and ecological treasures. The film follows the two teenagers as they join the 'farewell tour' boat, taking tourists up the Yangtze River to experience the soon-to-be-drowned landscape. As the boat travels upstream, Chen Bo Yu and Yu Chen find themselves at the crossroads of tradition and modernity, where they learn the hard realities of life in a rapidly changing society.

The Sea Wolf (1941)

The Sea Wolf
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Michael Curtiz, starring Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield, Alexander Knox
Rated Approved

The Sea Wolf is a 1941 film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on the novel of the same name by Jack London. The film stars Edward G. Robinson as Captain Wolf Larsen, an infamous and notoriously cruel sea captain. After a shipwreck, Humphrey van Weyden (John Garfield) and Ruth Webster (Ida Lupino) are rescued by the Ghost, a sealing vessel captained by Larsen. The passengers are at the mercy of Larsen, who rules his ship with an iron fist, and they soon realize they have entered a living hell at sea. The captain forces them to take part in the seal hunting, and subjects them to physical and psychological abuse. With the help of some of the crew members, Humphrey and Ruth eventually manage to escape from the Ghost and return to land, but not before they have experienced overwhelming cruelty and suffering.

The Painted Veil (2006)

The Painted Veil
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Curran, starring Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Catherine An
Rated PG-13

Show Boat (1936)

Show Boat
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Whale, starring Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson
Rated Approved

The Black Stallion (1979)

The Black Stallion
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Carroll Ballard, starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse
Rated G

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Nosferatu the Vampyre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor
Rated PG

Bread and Tulips (2000)

Bread and Tulips
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Silvio Soldini, starring Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania
Rated PG-13

The Boat That Rocked (2009)

The Boat That Rocked
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Richard Curtis, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost, Michael Hadley
Rated R

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Beasts of the Southern Wild
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Benh Zeitlin, starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes
Rated PG-13

Death on the Nile (1978)

Death on the Nile
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Guillermin, starring Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin
Rated PG

Schultze Gets the Blues (2003)

Schultze Gets the Blues
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Michael Schorr, starring Horst Krause, Harald Warmbrunn, Karl-Fred Müller, Ursula Schucht
Rated PG

The Same River Twice (2003)

The Same River Twice
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Robb Moss, starring
Rated Unrated

Ten Canoes (2006)

Ten Canoes
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, starring Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil, Richard Birrinbirrin, Peter Minygululu
Rated Unrated

 



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