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The Best Piracy Movies

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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.
  • 1


    Directed byGore Verbinski

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

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  • 2

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley


    Directed byGore 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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  • 3

    Cutthroat Island

    Geena Davis, Frank Langella


    Directed byRenny 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
  • 4

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright


    Directed byRob 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 story...  more

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  • 5

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley


    Directed byGore 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 Swann,...  more

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  • 6

    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin


    Directed byRichard 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 premise...  more

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  • 7

    Muppet Treasure Island

    Tim Curry, Billy Connolly


    Directed byBrian 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 Brian...  more

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  • 8

    Swiss Family Robinson

    John Mills, Dorothy McGuire


    Directed byKen 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 island...  more

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  • 9


    David Bowie, John Cleese


    Directed byMel 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....  more

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  • 10

    Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

    Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki


    Directed byPhil 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, 2002 at...  more

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  • 11

    Nate and Hayes

    Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove


    Directed byFerdinand 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 Fiji...  more
  • 12

    Project A

    Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung


    Directed bySammo 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 in...  more
  • 13


    Directed byMike 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 Big...  more

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  • 14


    James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston


    Directed byJames 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 adapted...  more
  • 15

    Queens of Langkasuka

    Ananda Everingham, Sorapong Chatree


    Directed byNonzee 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 Langkasuka" in...  more
  • 16

    Pippi in the South Seas

    Håkan Serner, Tor Isedal


    Directed byOlle 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 1975....  more
  • 17

    Pirates of Treasure Island

    Lance Henriksen, Rebekah Kochan


    Directed byLeigh 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 imitation...  more
  • 18


    Chris Violette, Monica May


    Directed byGreg 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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  • 19

    Treasure Island

    Patrick Troughton, Bobby Driscoll


    Directed byByron 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 Hawkins,...  more
  • 20


    Gabriel Byrne, Bjørn Sundquist


    Directed byNils 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 "Haakon...  more
  • 21

    Treasure Planet

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson


    Directed byRon 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 Gordon-Levitt)...  more

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  • 22

    The Pirate Movie

    Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins


    Directed byKen 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 opera The...  more

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