Favorite maritime movie?


#61

Some great movies. Can’t argue with “The Decks Ran Red”. Besides the great Liberty Ship footage, there was some great Matson liner footage at the beginning and a decent explanation of why the Liberty was sailing under Matson colors. While the plot was screwy, the interplay between the crew and the new captain worked.

“The Sea Chase” as been a favorite, and “Action on the North Atlantic” is also a good, of corny, one.

Don’t forget “Lord Jim”.

Oh, and I have always had a soft spot for “Yellowbeard”.


#62

Morituri–Yul Brynner and Marlon Brando
Sealed Cargo–Dana Andrews. I think Ted Turner has this sealed in his vaults.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare–Charleton Heston and Gary Cooper
A Night to Remember–British forerunner of Titanic, and a most beautifully done classic. The ship doesn’t break apart in this movie but otherwise it is probably closer to what actually happened.
Crosswinds–technicolor John Payne, in the South Pacific.
Shanghai Lady–Orson Welles (Black Irish O’Hara). Not much sea but interesting union hall stuff and romantic yachting in Acapulco. Pure escapist stuff.
Martin Eden–from the novel by Jack London, with Glen Ford. Lots of fog and moody waterfront scenes.
The Last Voyage–George Sanders.
The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck. Another British classic.


#63

Two movies that I have enjoyed which I have not seen posted yet are…

Assault On The Queen…
A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.

Thunder Bay…
In 1946, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin comes to a Louisiana town with a dream: to build a safe platform for offshore oil drilling. Having finessed financing from a big oil company, formerly penniless Steve and his partner Johnny are in business…and getting interested in shrimp-boat captain Rigaud’s two lovely daughters. But opposition from the fishing community grows fast, led by Stella Rigaud. Other hazards include sabotage, a hurricane…and a treacherous board of directors.


#64

[quote=Endless Quest;9439]Two movies that I have enjoyed which I have not seen posted yet are…

Assault On The Queen…
A group of adventurers refloat a WWII German submarine and prepare to use it to pull a very large heist; The Queen Mary which they plan to rob on the high seas.

Thunder Bay…
In 1946, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin comes to a Louisiana town with a dream: to build a safe platform for offshore oil drilling. Having finessed financing from a big oil company, formerly penniless Steve and his partner Johnny are in business…and getting interested in shrimp-boat captain Rigaud’s two lovely daughters. But opposition from the fishing community grows fast, led by Stella Rigaud. Other hazards include sabotage, a hurricane…and a treacherous board of directors.[/quote]

Thunder Bay is an very interesting movie, even if only for the exposure to the early workings of the offshore industry. A bit overplayed, though.


#65

come one guys
down periscope was the best sea movie around
:D:D:D:D:D


#66

“Das Boot” for all of its raw reality.

How can a mariner love a movie like “Poseidon” which rambles with impossibilities and makes it completely unbelievable ???

www.theartofdredging.com


#67

Forrest Gump- shrimp boat captain.

Also just saw " The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Brad Pitt plays a tugboat deckhand- working for Moran.


#68

Around the Horn. A documentary style movie filmed in the 20’s and redone in 1984 with commentary from the guy (a deckhand on the ship). It is a film of one of the last sailing ships that rounded the Horn East to West.


#69

Certainly not “Poseidon Adventure”.

The movie rambles with impossibilities, -much more than average in maritime movies-.

“Hunt for Red October” is good, “Das Boot” even better, raw, realistic.

Caps
www.theartofdredging.com


#70

Hi guys! Honestly I can not find in my brain cells any more or less real movie:confused: Maybe I am too censorious:rolleyes: Anyway thanks for your list, At least some picture names looks intrigues. Need to look:)


#71

Anyone know the name of a move that features a city at the bottom of the sea. There are a couple out there but I am looking for one that was in color and features some people ‘from the outside’ who were either rescued or captured and brought to the city, etc.

The only things that I am certain that were in the movie that I am looking for is that there were submarines (of course) and the most identifying feature was a scene about some nautical day where the kids were doing swimming presentations.

I am certain that it is not the TV series and certain that it was not a black and white movie.

Any guesses anyone?


#72

I saw a more or less documentary called “Around Cape Horn” Old b/w footage of one of the last sailing merchant ships to go around the Cape. Anybody else see this? VERY INTERESTING!

Stellar Sea’s, I saw this complements of Capt Steve Foster. This is some incredible footage. I wonder what their day rate was.

I can’t believe their are not more votes for my favorite Away all Boats. Maybe you had to serve in the Navy to appreciate this movie or maybe because it was released the year I was born. But when those LCVP’s take APA-22 Belinda in tow I want to stand up and salute. Now I have to go find it on Ebay so I can watch again. I hate these stupid threads.


#73

Abandon ship with Tyrone Power every captain should watch this


#74

May I dare to say, on behalf of everybody on the forum?

Animal Planet Whale Wars!
Starring: mr Watson.

This is based on the following facts:
3 different threads on this forum on the subject.
Hundreds of related posts by noble members of the forum.

Lets be honest, and admit publicly!


#75

“Run Silent, Run Deep”: a great submarine war movie.
yes, “Around Cape Horn”, on board Peking (now in south street seaport NYC) old film footage of one of the last sailing nitrate carriers going from europe to valpariso, chile by Irving Johnson. real sailors back then, not these softy marshmellows like today (including myself gents). can find this film in museums. classic 30 minutes.


#76

[quote=Fred Fry;21309]Anyone know the name of a move that features a city at the bottom of the sea. There are a couple out there but I am looking for one that was in color and features some people ‘from the outside’ who were either rescued or captured and brought to the city, etc.

The only things that I am certain that were in the movie that I am looking for is that there were submarines (of course) and the most identifying feature was a scene about some nautical day where the kids were doing swimming presentations.

I am certain that it is not the TV series and certain that it was not a black and white movie.

Any guesses anyone?[/quote]

Captain Nemo and the Underwater City


#77

[QUOTE=c.captain;6514]Not a movie per se, but available on DVD

Around Cape Horn…Irving Johnson in 1929 films a genuine Cape Horn passage on the bark PEKING

this is the real deal!

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I need to put another vote in for Around Cape Horn with Irving Johnson.

Great Flick!


#78

Mr. roberts

away all boats

ACTION INTHE NORTH ATLANTIC , as i goo0d sea aggie I always laugh when the KP cadet gets shot, am i wrong for that?


#79

Check out “Action in the North Atlantic” with Humphrey Bogart. Great WWII Movie about convoy duty.


#80

Billy Budd with Peter ustinov and Terrence Stamp. based on a book by Herman Melville.
Captain Ron and Cabin Boy are also on my list. And Yellowbeard was a cooperative effort done by the Monty Python guys with the Mel Brooks guys. Funny as hell! In fact it was the last movie Marty Feldman (RIP) was in. He died during production. Cheech and Chong were in The Corsican Brothers.