pirates The Best Pirate Movies  

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List Rules Films about pirates and their lives on the high seas. Vote up the best pirate movies.

Who doesn’t love a good action flick about the life of a pirate? The idea of searching the world for hidden treasure is a daydream that most of us have as kids. Some of our favorite literary works tell the story of a pirate and his ship and it’s no wonder so many movies tell these piratey, swashbuckling stories as well. But what are the best pirate movies? Cast your votes below and see which film comes out on top!
 
The movies featured on this list follow the life of a pirate in one way or another. Some are cartoon versions that are great sources of adventure for children, others are based on classic books such as the famous Treasure Island, while others take a dramatic look at what life on the seas is really like. No matter what kind of pirate you're looking for, the world of film certainly has a salty character for you.
 
This list has the best pirate movies including, Treasure Planet, The Swiss Family Robinson, Pirates of the Caribbean, Treasure Island, Hook, Blackbeard’s Ghost, The Goonies, The Island, and Captain Phillips. Vote up your favorite pirate film below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pirate Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pirate Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Captain Blood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone

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Treasure Island Patrick Troughton, Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton

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Against All Flags Maureen O'Hara, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn

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Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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Cutthroat Island Geena Davis, Frank Langella, Matthew Modine

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Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders

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Blackbeard the Pirate Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Robert Newton

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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

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Pirates Walter Matthau, Charlotte Lewis, Emilio Fernández

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Blackbeard's Ghost Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov, Elsa Lanchester

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The Buccaneer Anthony Quinn, Walter Brennan, Fredric March

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The Ice Pirates Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman, Max von Sydow

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The Pirates of Penzance Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant

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The Pirate Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Gladys Cooper

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Yellowbeard David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

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The Island Michael Caine, David Warner, Don Henderson

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Mysterious Island Herbert Lom, Joan Greenwood, Nigel Green

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A High Wind in Jamaica James Coburn, Anthony Quinn, Dennis Price

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The Scarlet Buccaneer

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Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pirate Movies
Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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Savage Island Linda Blair, Penn Jillette, Leon Askin

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Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done Victor Spinetti, Miriam Karlin, George A. Cooper