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The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies  

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The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been taking audiences out on the high seas for years. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl first came out in 2003 and delighted moviegoers with a story based on a beloved Disneyland ride. All of these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the best of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Will it be the first Pirates of the Caribbean film or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End that will make it to the top of the list?

If you've ever asked yourself, what was the name of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, will there be a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, or how many Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been made? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite pirates listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. Vote up the movies you loved and vote down the Pirates of the Caribbean films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies
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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 Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The story follows pirate Captain Jack Sparrow and blacksmith Will Turner as they rescue Elizabeth Swann from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl, captained by Hector Barbossa, who is cursed. Jay Wolpert developed a script based on the theme park ride in 2001, and Stuart Beattie rewrote it in early 2002. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, + more

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At W... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies
Photo: Disney, Motion Pictures

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, Hector Barbossa, and the crew of the Black Pearl rescuing Captain Jack Sparrow from Davy Jones' Locker, and then preparing to fight the East India Trading Company, led by Cutler Beckett and Davy Jones, who plan to extinguish piracy forever. It is the last film in the series to be directed by Gore Verbinski. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards, Orlando Bloom, Naomie Harris, + more

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies
Photo: Disney, Motion Pictures

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 Verbinski, written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. In the film, the marriage of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann is interrupted by Lord Cutler Beckett, who wants Turner to acquire the compass of Captain Jack Sparrow in a bid to find the chest. Sparrow discovers his debt to Davy Jones is due. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom, Naomie Harris, Geoffrey Rush, + more

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Movies
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is pursued by an old rival, Capitán Salazar (Javier Bardem), who along with his crew of ghost pirates has escaped from the Devil's Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Jack seeks the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas, in order to defeat Salazar. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kevin McNall, + more

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