5 Pirates Movies We Love

It is said; “Sailors tell stories, pirates make legends”


All of us who have grown up watching films on pirates probably think that being a pirate was really cool, easy and fun, all they did was attack and loot ships, drink rum and make merry. Did you know that pirates too had rules and regulations, that all pirates were expected to follow? Breaking which they would be punished for things like stealing, fighting, lying etc. But all said and done, pirate movies were something we all enjoyed watching and still do. Here’s a list of some of our favorite pirate movies:

Captain Phillips

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2013, drama, Captain Phillips was about an examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It was based on a true story and focused on Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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In this adaptation, Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack. The story is about Captain Jack and a and blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) as they rescue the kidnapped Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) from the cursed crew of the Black Pearl, captained by Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who become undead skeletons at night.


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This classic book has been adapted into a film a number of times but our favorite version which we also feel is closet to the book is the 1950 Disney version in which Robert Newton plays Long John Silver staging a mutiny. He develops a strong bond with a cabin boy named Jim Hawkins while sailing the seven seas in search of buried loot. It’s one of the best and timeless pirate flicks.

It’s being said that a new ‘hipper’ version of the film is in the planning this year. Ecosse Films is planning to remake Treasure Island and want it to be cool and sexier. However, the details and date of release are yet to be announced.

Swiss Family Robinson

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Another classic favorite film by Disney, involving pirates is a story about a shipwrecked family who is on their way to New Guinea and is chased by pirates.The captain and crew abandon the ship leaving the family shipwrecked off an uninhabited island. The father and his two eldest sons Fritz and Ernst salvage as much as they can from the wreck including livestock, tools, and even an organ.The film is remembered for its inventive use of homemade gadgetry.


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Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg[ and stars Robin Williams as Peter Banning / Peter Pan, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell, Bob Hoskins as Smee, Maggie Smith as Wendy, Caroline Goodall as Moira Banning, and Charlie Korsmo as Jack Banning. The film focuses on an adult Peter Pan who is known as Peter Banning, who’s a corporate lawyer with a wife and two children Captain Hook, the enemy of his past, kidnaps his children, and that’s when Peter Pan returns to Neverland in order to save them. It’s a film for all ages.

Now that you have a list, say “Land Ho!” and get going; go watch some pirate movies and learn to talk like a pirate today.