This list is water-tight and full of wonderful lost at sea movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best lost at sea movies offer adventure as they showcase the lead characters' will to survive and capture the might and power of the open ocean. Lost at sea films often feature one man's journey, but some of the best overboard movies include star-studded casts. A few of the greatest lost at sea films are even based on true stories.
What films will you find on this best lost at sea movies list? Titanic has everything that movie fans look for in a great film. Jack and Rose's epic love story is tested as the Titanic sinks to the bottom of the sea. Would Jack have fit on that door? Probably, but this fantastic movie took home 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards in 1998 anyway. Life of Pi is another great lost at sea film and is one of the few movies set on the open ocean to feature a tiger!
Robert Redford barely spoke a line of dialogue in All Is Lost, but his face conveyed all the emotions involved with being stranded in the ocean without hope of rescue (or is there?!). Other good films on this top lost at sea movies list include Cast Away, Open Water, and Lifeboat.
Do you have a favorite lost at sea movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great ocean survival films that aren't already listed.
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