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Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World (2003)
Master and Commander is an epic period action film! A British Captain (played by Russell Crowe) pushes his crew
and ship to the limit whilst in pursuit of a French Warship. The film is set during the Napoleonic Wars. It is a movie
that will keep you on the edge of your seat for over 2 hours. The precise detail and dramatic story line make this
one of our top recommended nautical films.
Deep Water tells the true story of the first ever solo, non stop, round the world sailing race in 1968. The film
focuses on the sailor Donald Crowhurst and perfectly illustrates the stresses and difficulties of the challenge at
hand. A real insight into how such solitude can alter your mind state.
Jeff Bridges. It is a true story about a small group of American teenagers that embark on a voyage of a lifetime.
The boys learn about teamwork and discipline while sailing for 8 months aboard a ship called “Albatross”.
The adventures of Nick Wrath, a young sailor who decides to sail his 1972 Contessa 26 from the UK to Australia.
It is a captivating story; Nick interacts very naturally with the camera and has a fantastic creative eye for detail
when filming. The entire trip is done on a shoestring.
Wind is a film about the Americas Cup. It is one of the best films ever made about offshore competitive racing. It is
a well produced and entertaining movie about yacht racing; the tension and atmosphere is portrayed perfectly.
A grieving couple, played by Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill, set sail on what is supposed to be the trip of their
lifetime. All is going well until they rescue a lost sailor (Billy Zane) who is drifting at sea....
A film about being stuck at sea with a psychopath!
Adrift has a simple plot whereby a group of friends go sailing offshore from Mexico. They all go for a swim and end
up in the water without a boarding ladder or rope to climb back aboard (oops!). The only person left on board is a
tiny baby. The crying adds to the tension as the crew become more and more stressed. The film does make you
think about what you might do in their situation, and it really highlights the importance of at least one adult staying
Turning Tide – Originally “En Solitaire”
Turning Tide is a story about the Vendee Globe, a single handed non stop race around the world. It focuses on the
lead character, Yann Kermadec, who has the opportunity to replace the DCNS Skipper. After days of racing he
discovers that he has a stowaway! This could mean disqualification or may force Yann to retire? The film has been
made by people who clearly know the topic. It is a beautiful and moving film that gives a real insight into what life is
like on board a powerful ocean racing yacht.
Captain Ron is a story about a family that inherit a yacht and decide to set off on an adventure. They team up with
the unlikely Captain Ron (played by Kurt Russell).
Pirates of the Caribean
The stories followed the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
The films take place in a fictional historical setting; a world ruled largely by an amalgam of alternative versions of
the British Empire and the East India Company, with the pirates representing freedom from the ruling powers.