The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies, Ranked

Over 300 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies, Ranked
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Vote up the best movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

More than 300 movie fans have come together to cast their votes for the best Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Since 2003, Disney's swashbuckling action-adventure franchise has taken viewers on a wild ride across the high seas with Captain Jack Sparrow and his motley crew at its helm.

Whether you're a fan of Johnny Depp's outlandish performance as Jack or just an admirer of stunning visual effects and larger-than-life set pieces, these films offer something for everyone. The first installment in this beloved series, The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), established what would become familiar tropes throughout—a treasure map leading to hidden riches, zombie pirates, and sword fights galore—yet still managed to surprise audiences with its unique blend of comedy and suspense. Subsequent installments saw both captivating new characters and thrilling callbacks to old ones: from Geoffrey Rush's brilliant turn as Barbossa in Dead Man's Chest (2006) to Javier Bardem’s terrifyingly powerful villain Salazar in Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

So if you're looking for some pirate adventure on your next movie night, look no further than this list. Vote up your favorite Pirates of the Caribbean movies below and see how they stack up against each other.