The 10 Best Boat Movies of All Time

They never make the credits, but boats have held leading roles on the silver screen for decades. Here are our readers' picks for the Top 10 boat flicks of all time.
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They never make the credits, but boats have held leading roles on the silver screen for decades. Here are our readers' picks for the Top 10 boat flicks of all time.

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1. Master and Commander

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. (2003, Twentieth Century Fox)

2. Captain Ron

A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. With the assistance of eccentric Captain Ron, their lives will never be the same again. (1992, Touchstone Pictures)

3. The Perfect Storm

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. (2000, Warner Bros.)

4. Dead Calm

A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered. (1989, Kennedy Miller Productions/Warner Bros.)

5. The Hunt for Red October

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? (1990, Paramount Pictures)

6. Wind

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back. (1992, American Zoetrope)

7. All Is Lost

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. (2013, Before the Door Pictures)

8. The African Queen

In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (1951, Romulus Films/Horizon Pictures)

9. Midway

A dramatization of the battle that became the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (1976, The Mirisch Corporation/Universal Pictures)

10. Jaws

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (1975, Zanuck-Brown Productions/Universal Pictures)

[Production details courtesy sourced from imdb.com]

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