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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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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pirate Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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

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Treasure Island Patrick Troughton, Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton

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

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Cutthroat Island Geena Davis, Frank Langella, Matthew Modine

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Captain Blood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone

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

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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk

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Muppet Treasure Island Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Jennifer Saunders

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

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

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

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Blackbeard the Pirate Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Robert Newton

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Yellowbeard David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

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

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Nate Lee added Nate and Hayes Tommy Lee Jones, Jenny Seagrove, Michael O'Keefe

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Pirates Walter Matthau, Charlotte Lewis, Emilio Fernández

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

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The Buccaneer Anthony Quinn, Walter Brennan, Fredric March

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The Pirate Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Gladys Cooper

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

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The Island Michael Caine, David Warner, Don Henderson

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Captain Phillips is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pirate Movies
Captain Phillips Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini

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The Scarlet Buccaneer

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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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Savage Island Linda Blair, Penn Jillette, Leon Askin

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