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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




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.








 White Squall





 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”.








 Between Home 




 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. 







Dead Calm







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

on board!








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







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.