Best Films Centered Around a Ship, Starship, Airship, Boat or RaftHere'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 USS Nerka. Among the many great naval war films, this one takes the cake for me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of my favorite Kurt Russell movies. I watched it multiple times, it's that good.
The Nostromo. Ridley Scott's landmark space horror film begins the Alien saga. The "Perfect Organism" is unleashed.
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.
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn…
Action, adventure, intrigue on and beneath the high seas.
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.
The Hindenburg. During the heyday of lighter than air "Airships" the Hindenburg disaster brought the era to a dramatic halt.