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July 11, 2010 6:20 PM   Subscribe

What are some movies that are mostly filmed on a boat? like "the Bounty" or "Moby Dick"

I've recently read Moby Dick and well.. have a desire to go on the ocean.

I loved the movie the Bounty. Could you recommend me some movies which are mostly filmed on a boat or have a lot of boating scenes...

Thrillers especially.

Any movies...

Thanks guys and gals
posted by Bacillus to Science & Nature (36 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Master and Commander
Waterworld
Poseidon Adventure (+remakes)
There's several horror movies, but I can't think of the names.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:23 PM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Well, there's Das Boot, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, etc.

In general, though, Wikipedia has a nice "seafaring films" category that will probably be pretty useful for you.
posted by jedicus at 6:23 PM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Master & Commander is pretty much maximally boat-heavy.
posted by that girl at 6:24 PM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


DH suggests Sand Pebbles
posted by kch at 6:25 PM on July 11, 2010


The Navigator
Lifeboat
posted by argybarg at 6:27 PM on July 11, 2010


Dead Calm is a decent thriller that is mostly set on a boat.
posted by wannalol at 6:28 PM on July 11, 2010 [2 favorites]


Lifeboat by Hitchcock. Note: Tallulah Bankhead is hilarious in this movie.
posted by ovvl at 6:30 PM on July 11, 2010


hitchcock Lifeboat.


posted by Some1 at 6:32 PM on July 11, 2010


(everything listed here (including those by the OP), except Das Boot and Lifeboat, was on a ship, btw)
posted by Some1 at 6:34 PM on July 11, 2010


Polanski's Knife in the Water

But if that's too serious go for "Captain Ron"

White Squall is excellent, based on a true event.
posted by sammyo at 6:36 PM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


White Squall, although I'm not sure it qualifies as a good boating movie.
posted by scrute at 6:37 PM on July 11, 2010


Titanic? both of them?
posted by HuronBob at 6:37 PM on July 11, 2010


Too slow (and obviously a slight difference in opinion :-)
posted by scrute at 6:37 PM on July 11, 2010


Here are a few threads on other forums that answer this question:

Film set out at sea
What is your favorite Sailing Movies?

You can also play around with the keywords feature within IMDB to find movies that are set at sea or have boating scenes. You can filter it further by genre and rating and then sort by year too.

Best "Sea" Titles

I also want to add The Perfect Storm to my own personal recommendations.
posted by wannalol at 6:39 PM on July 11, 2010


Jaws is set in the ocean and on a boat for a large chunk of the movie. And it's a thriller, and it's awesome.
posted by alligatorman at 6:45 PM on July 11, 2010 [3 favorites]


Hunt for Red October.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 6:45 PM on July 11, 2010


Captain Blood
Kon-Tiki
Titanic / A Night to Remember
The Hunt for Red October
The Caine Mutiny
Mutiny on the Bounty
African Queen
The Perfect Storm
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jaws
U-571
White Squall
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

posted by crunchland at 6:47 PM on July 11, 2010


Dead Calm
Triangle
Cape Fear
The African Queen
Jaws
posted by hot soup girl at 6:50 PM on July 11, 2010


"Mostly" boat could be:

Jaws

The Perfect Storm
The Caine Mutiny
Mr. Roberts
Ghost Ship
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:53 PM on July 11, 2010


The original version of The Talented Mr. Ripley has lots of awesome vintage 1955 sailing scenes.
posted by quarterframer at 7:02 PM on July 11, 2010


If you want to go old-school, Captains Corageous was very boat centric. A large, sail powered fishing ship was setting for most of the film. Great movie too, with a star studded cast: Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney, and John Carradine all had major roles.
posted by cosmicbandito at 7:30 PM on July 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Seconding Das Boot. The first part of the movie shows the sailors getting drunk on their last night on shore. But once they get onboard the submarine and get going, the movie is really great. Very tense and claustrophic.
posted by marsha56 at 7:36 PM on July 11, 2010


The utterly awesome Deep Risisng.
posted by Artw at 7:50 PM on July 11, 2010


Pirates of the Carribean.
posted by wv kay in ga at 7:56 PM on July 11, 2010


The Bedford Incident

According to Wikipedia, this Cold War classic was based on a book which as partly inspired by Moby Dick
posted by Bwithh at 8:00 PM on July 11, 2010


Under Seige
Crimson Tide
posted by backwards guitar at 8:10 PM on July 11, 2010


Captain Horatio Hornblower, R.N.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:15 PM on July 11, 2010


The Last of Sheila -- a dated but sort of fun mystery, written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins.
posted by bethist at 8:22 PM on July 11, 2010


Apocalypse Now
Fitzcarraldo
Aguirre: the Wrath of God
posted by Crane Shot at 9:40 PM on July 11, 2010


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
posted by reductiondesign at 10:29 PM on July 11, 2010


The more recent Horatio Hornblower movies made for A&E.
posted by nestor_makhno at 11:52 PM on July 11, 2010


Mr. Roberts
Kon Tiki
posted by Thorzdad at 5:12 AM on July 12, 2010


Ship of Fools.
posted by JanetLand at 5:31 AM on July 12, 2010


Donkey Punch.

Heh.
posted by Grither at 6:04 AM on July 12, 2010


Someone already mentioned Buster Keaton's "The Navigator", but also well worth checking out is his brilliant short film The Boat. Kino has a DVD with both films.
posted by Emanuel at 7:37 AM on July 12, 2010


There's a Hornblower miniseries from 10 or 12 years ago, too.
posted by not that girl at 9:51 AM on July 12, 2010


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