List of pirate films

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This is a list of pirate films and series, primarily in the pirate film genre, about the Golden Age of Piracy from the 17th through 18th centuries. The list includes films about other periods of piracy, TV series, and films somewhat tangentially related, such as pirate-themed pornographic films. Films about other types of piracy, such as music piracy, are not included.

List of films and series[edit]

Title Director Notable cast Summary Released Notes
The Pirate's Gold D. W. Griffith George Gebhardt, Linda Arvidson, Charles Inslee 1908
Treasure Island J. Searle Dawley Addison Rothermel, Ben F. Wilson, Charles Ogle 1912
Pirate Gold Wilfred Lucas Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, J. Jiquel Lanoe 1913
Pirate Haunts Edward A. Salisbury Rex Beach 1915
Colonel Heeza Liar and the Pirates John Randolph Bray 1916 Animated comedy short
Daphne and the Pirate Christy Cabanne Lillian Gish, Elliott Dexter, Walter Long 1916
The Sea Panther Thomas N. Heffron William Desmond, Mary Warren, Jack Richardson 1918
Treasure Island Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe 1918
Pirate Gold George B. Seitz Marguerite Courtot, George B. Seitz, Frank Redman 1920
Treasure Island Maurice Tourneur Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson 1920
Cold Steel Sherwood MacDonald J. P. McGowan, Kathleen Clifford, Stanhope Wheatcroft 1921
Captain Kidd Burton L. King, J. P. McGowan Eddie Polo, Kathleen Myers, Leslie Casey 1922
The Buccaneers Mark Goldaine, Robert F. McGowan Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels 1924
Captain Blood David Smith J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam 1924
Peter Pan Herbert Brenon Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali 1924
Clothes Make the Pirate Maurice Tourneur Leon Errol, Dorothy Gish, Nita Naldi 1925
The Black Pirate Albert Parker Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf 1926 Also known as The Black Buccaneer
Breed of the Sea Ralph Ince Ralph Ince, Margaret Livingston, Pat Harmon 1926
Old Ironsides James Cruze Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery 1926 Also known as Sons of the Sea
The Road to Romance John S. Robertson Ramon Novarro, Marceline Day, Marc McDermott 1927
The First Kiss Rowland V. Lee Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Lane Chandler 1928
The Pirate of Panama Ray Taylor Jay Wilsey, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson 1929
Hell Harbor Henry King Lupe Vélez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland 1930
Pirate Treasure Ray Taylor Richard Talmadge, Lucille Lund, Walter Miller 1934
Treasure Island Victor Fleming Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore 1934
Captain Blood Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill 1935
China Seas Tay Garnett Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery 1935
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sterling Young, The Fanchonettes 1935 This was a pirate-themed variety show held of Catalina Isle which starred a number Hollywood comics.
Captain Calamity John Reinhardt Marian Nixon, George Houston, Vince Barnett 1936
Doctor Syn Roy William Neill George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder 1937
The Buccaneer Cecil B. DeMille Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff 1938
Spawn of the North Henry Hathaway George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour 1938
The Sea Hawk Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains 1940
The Black Swan Henry King Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar 1942
Reap the Wild Wind Cecil B. DeMille Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard 1942
El Corsario Negro Chano Urueta Pedro Armendáriz, María Luisa Zea, June Marlowe 1944
Frenchman's Creek Mitchell Leisen Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone 1944
Princess and the Pirate David Butler Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan 1944
Captain Kidd Rowland V. Lee Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton 1945
The Spanish Main Frank Borzage Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak 1945
The Sea Hound W. B. Eason, Mack V. Wright Buster Crabbe, Jimmy Lloyd, Pamela Blake 1947
Sinbad the Sailor Richard Wallace Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak 1947
Buccaneer Bunny Friz Freleng Mel Blanc (voice) 1948 Animated comedy short
The Pirate Vincente Minnelli Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak 1948
Rosvo-Roope (Raunchy Ropey) Hannu Leminen Tauno Palo, Helena Kara, Ghedi Lönnberg 1949
Buccaneer's Girl Frederick de Cordova Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, Robert Douglas 1950
Double Crossbones Charles Barton Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer 1950
Fortunes of Captain Blood Gordon Douglas Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready 1950
Last of the Buccaneers Lew Landers Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth 1950
Pirates of the High Seas Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr Buster Crabbe, Lois Hall, Tommy Farrell 1950
Two Lost Worlds Norman Dawn James Arness, Kasey Rogers, Bill Kennedy 1950
Treasure Island Byron Haskin Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney 1950
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Raoul Walsh Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty 1951
Anne of the Indies Jacques Tourneur Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget 1951
Hurricane Island Lew Landers Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent 1951
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Charles Lamont Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton 1952
Against All Flags George Sherman Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn 1952
Blackbeard the Pirate Raoul Walsh Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix 1952
Captain Pirate Ralph Murphy Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton 1952 Also known as Captain Blood, Fugitive. Sequel to Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)
The Crimson Pirate Robert Siodmak Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok 1952
The Golden Hawk Sidney Salkow Sterling Hayden, Rhonda Fleming, Helena Carter 1952
Caribbean Gold Edward Ludwig John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke 1952
Yankee Buccaneer Frederick de Cordova Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball 1952
Peter Pan Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried 1952
Fair Wind to Java Joseph Kane Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas 1953
The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford 1953
Prince of Pirates Sidney Salkow John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda 1953
Raiders of the Seven Seas Sidney Salkow John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr 1953
The Black Pirates Allen H. Miner Anthony Dexter, Martha Roth, and Lon Chaney, Jr. 1954
Captain Hareblower Friz Freleng Mel Blanc (voice) 1954 Animated comedy short
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl Lew Landers Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale, Jr. 1954
Long John Silver Byron Haskin Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell 1954 Also known as Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
Return to Treasure Island Ewald André Dupont Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall 1954
Moonfleet Fritz Lang Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood 1955
Pirates of Tripoli Felix E. Feist Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Paul Newlan 1955
The Buccaneers C.M. Pennington-Richards Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson 1956 Television series
Davy Crockett and the River Pirates Norman Foster Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York 1956
La Bigorne Robert Darène François Périer, Rossana Podestà, Robert Hirsch 1958
The Buccaneer Anthony Quinn Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer 1958
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne Karel Zeman Lubor Tokoš, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub 1958
Swiss Family Robinson Ken Annakin John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur 1960
The Boy and the Pirates Bert I. Gordon Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Murvyn Vye 1960
Captain Blood André Hunebelle Jean Marais, Bourvil, Elsa Martinelli 1960
Queen of the Pirates Mario Costa Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scilla Gabel 1960
The Adventure of Mary Read Umberto Lenzi Lisa Gastoni, Jerome Courtland, Walter Barnes 1961 Also known as Queen of the Seas
Rage of the Buccaneers Mario Costa Ricardo Montalbán, Vincent Price, Giulia Rubini 1961
Morgan, the Pirate André de Toth, Primo Zeglio Steve Reeves, Valérie Lagrange, Ivo Garrani 1961
Pirates of Tortuga Robert D. Webb Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King 1961
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island Cy Endfield Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan 1961
Hero's Island Leslie Stevens James Mason, Neville Brand, Kate Manx 1962
The Pirates of Blood River John Gilling Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee 1962
Seven Seas to Calais Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio Rod Taylor, Keith Michell, Edy Vessel 1962
The Son of Captain Blood Tulio Demicheli Sean Flynn, Alessandra Panaro, John Kitzmiller 1962
The Lion of St. Mark Luigi Capuano Gordon Scott, Gianna Maria Canale, Alberto Farnese 1963
Captain Clegg Peter Graham Scott Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen 1964 Also known as Night Creatures
The Devil-Ship Pirates Don Sharp Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney 1964
Treasure Island Hsin-yan Chang, Qi Fu Tseng Chang, Sisi Chen, Qi Fu 1964
Cold Steel for Tortuga Luigi Capuano Guy Madison, Ingeborg Schöner, Rik Battaglia 1965
A High Wind in Jamaica Alexander Mackendrick Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price 1965
The King's Pirate Don Weis Doug McClure, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell 1967
Blackbeard's Ghost Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette 1967
Pippi Longstocking on the Seven Seas Olle Hellbom Inger Nilsson, Maria Persson, Pär Sundberg 1970
The Light at the Edge of the World Kevin Billington Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar 1971
Treasure Island John Hough Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander 1972
The Black Corsair Sergio Sollima Kabir Bedi, Carole André, Mel Ferrer 1976
Swashbuckler James Goldstone Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle 1976 Also known as Scarlet Buccaneer
Oro rojo Alberto Vázquez Figueroa José Sacristán, Isela Vega, Hugo Stiglitz 1978
The Island Michael Ritchie Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor 1980
Los Diablos del mar Juan Piquer Simón Ian Sera, Patty Shepard, Frank Braña 1981
The Pirate Movie Ken Annakin Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton 1982
Nate and Hayes Ferdinand Fairfax Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Max Phipps 1983
Yellowbeard Mel Damski Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle 1983
The Pirates of Penzance Wilford Leach Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt 1983
The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts 1984
The Master of Ballantrae (1984 film) Douglas Hickox John Gielgud, Ian Richardson, Finola Hughes 1984 Television film
The Pirate Jacques Doillon Jane Birkin, Maruschka Detmers, Philippe Léotard 1984
The Goonies Richard Donner Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman 1985
The Pirates of Penzance Norman Campbell Brent Carver, Jeff Hyslop, Caralyn Tomlin 1985
Treasure Island Raúl Ruiz Melvil Poupaud, Martin Landau, Vic Tayback 1985
Return to Treasure Island Alan Clayton Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne 1986 Television miniseries
Pirates Roman Polanski Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas 1986
Jim & Piraterna Blom Hans Alfredson Johan Åkerblom, Ewa Fröling, Jan Malmsjö 1987
The Princess Bride Rob Reiner Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, André the Giant 1987
Peter Pan and the Pirates Tim Curry, Kath Soucie, Chris M. Allport (voices) 1990 Animated television series
Shipwrecked Nils Gaup Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh 1990
Treasure Island Fraser Clarke Heston Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed 1990 Television film
Hook Steven Spielberg Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts 1991
Pirate's Island Viktors Ritelis Beth Buchanan, Brian Rooney, Sancho Gracia 1991 Television film
Pirate Prince Alan Horrox Sean Blowers, Danny Cerqueira, Mona Hammond 1991 Television film
The Pirates of Dark Water Jodi Benson, Héctor Elizondo, George Newbern (voices) 1991 Animated television series
Matusalem Roger Cantin Marc Labrèche, Jessica Barker, Maxime Collin 1993
Pirates Peter Tabern Mem Ferda, Benjamin Rennis, June Brown 1994 Children's television series
Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins Scott Garen Anthony Zerbe, Corey Carrier, Jason Beghe 1994 Television film
Cutthroat Island Renny Harlin Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella 1995
Magic Island Sam Irvin Zachery Ty Bryan, Andrew Divoff, Edward Kerr 1995
Muppet Treasure Island Brian Henson Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Billy Connolly 1996
Return to Treasure Island Steve La Hood Jed Brophy, Will Clannachan, Richard Condon 1996
Pirate Tales Kevin McCarey Chuck Shamata, Roger Daltrey, Richard Schumann 1997 Television miniseries
Matusalem II Roger Cantin Manuel Aranguiz, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Pierre-Luc Brillant 1998
Treasure Planet Ron Clements, John Musker Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short (voices) 2002
Blood Royale (Hentai) Ben Dover Harrison Balz, Jasmine Greer, Kay Shaw, Lotus and Lunar Moth The perverted pirate sails the seven seas, armed with a torture chamber and his depraved imagination. Nothing is off limits in this bizarre excursion into a world of erotic peril. 2002 Based on the PC Game of a similar title, Hentai.
Peter Pan P. J. Hogan Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams 2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley 2003
Captain Sabertooth Stig Bergqvist, Rasmus A. Sivertsen Terje Formoe, Ole Alfsen, Nina Lund Feste (voices) 2003
Pirates Joone Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine, Teagan Presley, Devon, Jenaveve Jolie and Evan Stone In 1763, Captain Edward Reynolds is hunting pirates, or at least trying to do so. He does not consider himself a great commander, and neither does most of his crew. 2005 Pornographic film
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley 2006
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake E. R. Nelson Kirby Heyborne, Trenton James, Larry Bagby 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Chow Yun-Fat, Geoffrey Rush 2007
Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge Joone Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Evan Stone Captain Edward Reynolds brags about his victory over the dreaded pirate Victor Stagnetti to his loyal companion Jules; he has even assembled a new crew for his ship, including Ai Chow and Olivia, Serena's cousin. It is Olivia who informs the crew that the governor of Jamaica has ordered Serena's arrest and Olivia is on board to protect the crew from enemies, and to convince Edward and Jules to ask for Serena's pardon. When they finally go to Jamaica and ask Governor Littleton to pardon Serena, he is more interested in Jules' appearance than anything else. They convince the governor, who first sends them on a mission to kill another group of pirates and find another hidden treasure. 2008 Pornographic film
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rob Marshall Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush 2011
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Peter Lord Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven 2012
Treasure Island Steve Barron Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland 2012 Television film
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Johnny Depp 2016
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