Best Films Centered Around a Ship, Starship, Airship, Boat or Raft

Here's 10 to get started. Add any films that have a particular ship with a prominent role in the story. If you'd like, add the ships name, and/or why you like the film.
The Top Ten
1 Run Silent Run Deep Run Silent Run Deep Product Image

The USS Nerka. Among the many great naval war films, this one takes the cake for me.

2 The Caine Mutiny The Caine Mutiny Product Image

The Caine. Anything with Bogey is worth a look, and I'd go even further and say its one of his better roles. Bogart himself claimed it was one of his easiest roles, offering up "Come on, everyone knows I'm crazy"... Bogey was nominated for best actor for the role.

First film that came into my mind. Fred MacMurray plays a gutless wonder very well.

3 Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Product Image

Timeless. It's one of those classics that aged like a fine wine. And the fact Marlon Brando plays a role in the film makes it even better.

Let's get this classic to the top.

4 Das Boot Das Boot Product Image
5 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Product Image

The HMS Surprise. Stunning visuals throughout. The rise of the British Empire, as its Navy became the world's finest. Bold and brazen Commanders were in no small part a driving force in this ascension.

6 Crimson Tide Crimson Tide Product Image
7 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Product Image

The titular Black Pearl. From the moment Johnny Depp stepped off the sinking dingy he brought swagger as Jack Sparrow.

Always loved watching this as a kid.

8 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Product Image

The Millennium Falcon. Or the Deathstar! Or an X- Wing fighter, or a Y- Wing fighter! Take your pick of many spacecraft in this bad boy! Thanks for adding

One of the greatest movies of all time.

9 The Bounty The Bounty Product Image

This is the third film based on the HMS Bounty, which I personally find to be as good as the 1962 version. Mel Gibson is fantastic in this movie.

10 Kon-Tiki Kon-Tiki Product Image

Kon Tiki, a raft... Based on the true story of adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 attempt to prove that the South Pacific Islands could have been originally reached and settled by South Americans. Fascinating journey.

The Contenders
11 Captain Ron Captain Ron Product Image

One of my favorite Kurt Russell movies. I watched it multiple times, it's that good.

12 Alien Alien Product Image

The Nostromo. Ridley Scott's landmark space horror film begins the Alien saga. The "Perfect Organism" is unleashed.

13 Mister Roberts Mister Roberts Product Image
14 Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Into Darkness Product Image

The Enterprise. I just like the whole Star Trek saga. Although there have been a couple duds among the theatrical releases, this is not one of those.

15 The Hunt for Red October The Hunt for Red October Product Image

Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn…
Action, adventure, intrigue on and beneath the high seas.

16 Titanic Titanic Product Image

I don't like the movie all that much, but it's definitely worthy of mention, if only because it is based on the real life events of the sinking of the Titanic.

Titanic. Don't really like the movie a great deal, but it is immensely popular, so here it is. Ok, it does have some authentic looking sets and the like.

17 Open Water Open Water Product Image
18 The Poseidon Adventure The Poseidon Adventure Product Image
19 The African Queen The African Queen Product Image
20 The Hindenburg The Hindenburg Product Image

The Hindenburg. During the heyday of lighter than air "Airships" the Hindenburg disaster brought the era to a dramatic halt.

21 Flyboys Flyboys Product Image
22 The Perfect Storm The Perfect Storm Product Image
23 All Is Lost All Is Lost Product Image
24 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Product Image
25 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Product Image
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