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May 18, 2013

2013 ~ Great Sailing Movies

I've updated the Greece and Egypt post on , had a shower, went to the store and scored myself a couple of lambchops, a few beers and a nice bottle of wine. 

The only thing left to settle is the movie. Without Google I would be hopelessly lost in life and yet again it helped me out today with a direct hit on "great sailing movies". 

Below I've posted the top ten: (click the link to see all 100)

Movies about sailing, boating, pirates, castaway,fishing, sea & boat adventure, biography, discovery, exploration, islandand surfing.

1.) 180° South (2010 Documentary)


The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)

Director: Chris Malloy

Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Makohe

2.) Wind (1992)

number 2 wind movie about sailing sealiberty cruising

Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to... (126 mins.)

Director: Carroll Ballard

Stars: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson

3.) Waterworld (1995)


In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. (135 mins.)

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

4.) Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)


During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters. (117 mins.)

Director: Raoul Walsh

Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

5.) De stormduivels (1937)


Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns... (115 mins.)

Director: Victor Fleming

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

6.) WhiteSquall (1996)


Teenage boys discover discipline and camaraderie on an ill-fated sailing voyage. (129 mins.)

Director: Ridley Scott

Stars: Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, John Savage, Scott Wolf

7.) DeadCalm (1989)


A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered. (96 mins.)

Director: Phillip Noyce

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

8.) Master and Commander: The Far Sideof the World (2003)


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. (138 mins.)

Director: Peter Weir

Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

9.) TheBounty (1984)


The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows... (132 mins.)

Director: Roger Donaldson

Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

10.) Captain Ron (1992)


A family in Chicago inherits the yacht formerly owned by Clark Gable. They decide to sail it from the island of Ste... (90 mins.)

Director: Thom Eberhardt

Stars: Kurt Russell, Martin Short, Mary Kay Place, Benjamin Salisbury

Looking for Pirate Movies? This guys has made a list of all Pirate Movies known to mankind and alphabetically ordered all three hundred and something and added his review:

Check out 300 + Pirate Movies :) 

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  1. Started out with nr.1 which was a great movie, mostly about climbing and preserving nature with some nice surfing footage and a bit of sailing. Of course having your mast snap in half in the middle of the ocean and finding the one beautiful chick who surfs like a dude on Easter Island where you robinson crueso for a couple of months is pretty special though :) Loved the movie but for being a great sailing movie it should be more about sailing I guess. Checking out nr 2. after grilling my lamb chops.

  2. At 32 minutes I was going to shut nr.2 down because it was all about sailing but man this movie sucked untill than. Good thing my glass was empty and I really needed a refill after that awfull first half an hour. Just as I set of to zap to nr.3 the movie got some All Blacks spirit and snapped right back. When the guys grabbed the mast to bring it to the their rivals playing 'Walzing Mathilda' it brought back childhood memories about the 'Secret Valley' series which nobody remembers but me. Bloody hell,.. I must be getting old.

  3. Deep Water (2006)

    A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

  4. All is lost (2013)