Having a stock of nautical themed movies on board for cold rainy days, when all you want to do is huddle in the cabin, is a great way to entertain the family and reduce cabin fever.
Here’s our pick of the top nautical movies:
Starring Tom Hanks this movie is based on the true story when pirates hijack an American cargo ship for the first time in two hundred years.
Master and Commander
Starring Russel Crowe, based on the historical novel written by Patrick O’Brien and set during the Napoleonic Wars, this movie tells the story of a British Navy captain who pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, this blockbuster movie tells the story of the sinking of the ocean liner RMS Titanic after hitting an ice-berg in the mid-Atlantic on its maiden voyage to New York.
A thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Sam Neil and filmed around the Great Barrier Reef. When a couple rescue a stranger from a crippled schooner and bring him aboard their yacht an intense battle of cat and mouse, life and death unfolds.
A disaster drama movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg tells the story about the crew of the “Andrea Gail” which got caught in the 1991 Perfect Storm.
The 1991 Perfect Storm, also known as the Halloween Nor’easter of 1991, and (especially in the years immediately after it took place) as The No-Name Storm, was a norwester which absorbed another hurricane and ultimately evolved back into a small unnamed hurricane late in its life cycle. The initial low pressure area developed off Atlantic Canada Atlantic and forced southward by a ridge to its north, it reached its peak intensity as a large and powerful cyclone. The storm lashed the East Coast of the United States with high waves and coastal flooding, before turning to the southwest and weakening.
An action movie starring Steven Seagal as a former Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, on the U.S. Navy battleship, Missouri.
Starring Jeremy Irons this movie tells the story of John Harrison’s 40-year quest to solve the problem of keeping time at sea and the means of measuring longitude. During the 18th century sailors had no accurate time pieces available to help them determine a position of longitude, which often resulted in ships being lost at sea or broken up on rock shoals and reefs.
Starring Kenneth Branagh and Matt Day, this is the story of leadership, courage, determination and endurance experienced by Ernest Shackleton’s expedition of 27 men who dreamed to be the first to cross Antarctica.
Starring Matthew McConaghey, Harvey Keitel and Jon Bon Jovi this action packed movie is set beneath the seas. When a German U-boat is found crippled in the mid-Atlantic the US Navy realises it is a race against time to capture the Enigma (on board morse decoder) before a German reconnaissance mission did.
An action- adventure movie starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher which takes you inside the world of a US Coast Guard rescue swimmers.
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