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Updated September 24, 2019 156 votes 47 voters 4.7k views 22 items

A list of the best piracy movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This piracy movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about piracy are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about piracy you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous piracy movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these piracy movie titles for more information about the films.

List ranges from Labou to Nate and Hayes, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best piracy movies?" and "What is the greatest piracy movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular piracy movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these piracy movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good piracy movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Piracy Movies
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Geena Davis, Frank Langella, Matthew Modine

Released: 1995

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Cutthroat Island is a 1995 romantic comedy action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin. The film stars Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Frank Langella. The film, having endured a notoriously ...more

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

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Donner

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

Released: 1960

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Tommy Kirk in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an ...more

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Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge

Released: 2002

Directed by: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film, based on VeggieTales, produced by Big Idea, Inc. and F.H.E. Pictures. The movie premiered on August 14, ...more

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Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao

Released: 1983

Directed by: Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan

Project A is a 1983 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written and directed by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. The film was released ...more
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Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian Henson

Muppet Treasure Island is a 1996 American musical adventure comedy film based on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. It is the fifth feature film to star The Muppets and was directed by ...more

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Cam Clarke, Yuri Lowenthal, Brian K. Roberts

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mike Nawrocki

The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie is a 2008 American computer-animated family adventure comedy film directed by Mike Nawrocki and written by Phil Vischer. Produced through ...more

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James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston, Robert Shaw

Released: 1976

Directed by: James Goldstone

Swashbuckler is a romantic adventure film produced in the U.S. by Universal Studios and released in 1976. The film is based on the story “The Scarlet Buccaneer”, written by Paul Wheeler and ...more
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David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1983

Directed by: Mel Damski

Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. It was directed by Mel Damski, and was Marty Feldman's last film appearance.
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Ananda Everingham, Sorapong Chatree, Jesdaporn Pholdee

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nonzee Nimibutr

Queens of Langkasuka is a 2008 Thai historical fantasy adventure film directed by Nonzee Nimibutr, and written by two-time S.E.A. Write Award winner Win Lyovarin. Known as "Pirates Of ...more
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Håkan Serner, Tor Isedal, Öllegård Wellton

Released: 1970

Directed by: Olle Hellbom

Pippi in the South Seas is a 1970 Swedish movie, based on the eponymous children's books by Astrid Lindgren with the cast of the 1969 TV series Pippi Longstocking. It was released in the USA in
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Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove, Michael O'Keefe

Released: 1983

Directed by: Ferdinand Fairfax

Nate and Hayes, also known as Savage Islands, is a 1983 swashbuckling adventure film set in the South Pacific in the late 19th century. Directed by Ferdinand Fairfax and filmed on location in ...more
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Lance Henriksen, Rebekah Kochan, Leigh Scott

Released: 2006

Directed by: Leigh Scott

Pirates of Treasure Island is a 2006 American comedy-drama film produced by The Asylum, loosely adaptated from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. The film was criticized as an ...more
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Chris Violette, Monica May, Elton LeBlanc

Released: 2009

Directed by: Greg Aronowitz

Labou is an independent film produced by Sheri Bryant and written and directed by Greg Aronowitz released by MGM on 5/19/09. Greg Aronowitz was heavily involved with Power Rangers: S.P.D. and ...more

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Patrick Troughton, Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton

Released: 1950

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Treasure Island is a 1950 live action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions, adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel Treasure Island. It stars Bobby Driscoll as Jim ...more

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Gabriel Byrne, Bjørn Sundquist, Joachim Rafaelsen

Released: 1990

Directed by: Nils Gaup

Shipwrecked is a 1990 family action-adventure film. The film is a dramatization of Norwegian author Oluf Falck-Ytter's book Haakon Haakonsen: En Norsk Robinson. In Norway, it was titled ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more

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Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ken Annakin

The Pirate Movie is a 1982 Australian musical romantic comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Christopher Atkins and Kristy McNichol. Loosely based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic ...more

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