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Old 02-28-2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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Best Boating-Related Movie?

Pretty sure "All Is Lost" won't get many votes (but I don't think boating was ever meant to be the main theme).

So, what is your favorite? High on my list are "Captain's Courageous" (1937) and "Master and Commander."

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Old 02-28-2015, 10:27 PM   #2
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Master and Commander is high on my list.






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Old 02-28-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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Its hard to beat Master and Commander, but I have a soft spot for Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island

If we can expand this beyond movies to books, the series by Patric Obrian was excellent. Very detailed.

Along with of course Horatio Hornblower, Great reading!

Oh, not to forget the several GREAT book by Wilbur Smith!

Oh, I almost forgot!!!

Richard Henry Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, a true story!
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:57 PM   #4
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Cap'n Ron and Dead Calm are pretty good.
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Das Boot overall. Apocalypse Now (Redux) if you're talking about floating boats.
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Another vote for Cap'n Ron. Dead Calm is good, but only if I suspend my boating experience and knowledge. The two Moby Dicks were good. Master and Commander. White Squall. Life of Pi was a fascinating movie, all boat, but for some reason I still wouldn't count it as a boat movie. All is Lost, can't watch five minutes of that movie. Yep, if I could only have one boat DVD on the boat, Captain Ron.
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Old 03-01-2015, 12:13 AM   #7
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Captain Ron hands down

Rodney Dangerfield gets honorable mention for the boating cameo in Caddyshack though. No, I do not take boat movies serious.
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Please! Everybody knows the greatest boating movie of all time is Captain Ron, followed by Boatniks.
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The Perfect Storm.

The African Queen.

The Sand Pebbles. (well, big boat)

Jaws. (need a bigger boat)
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Captain Ron!

Splutter, Hurrumph,Eagggg.

In all the annals of maritime glory & daring do, of stories that set the heart pounding,with the hero giving his all, sometimes in vain, you guys come up with what?..................Captain Ron. How about the sequel, Little Ronny, Ensign Ron, Good grief.

Not exactly 'Sink the Bismarck' material.

Das Boot the best submarine movie ever made,or the excellent 'Master & Commander', tales of daring do.'Africa Queen' what a cast. Not to forget any of those old British black & white war movies where the battered old destroyer limps back to port and the whole fleet in Scapa Flow sounds their horns, Whooop, Whoop,with the commander standing on the open bridge drinking his tea(laced with OP rum) out of a battered tin mug. Those ladies & gentlemen are true maritime movies, Captain Tom, Forsooth!

Oh, and an honourable mention to 'Operation Petticoat'.
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Captain Ron!

Splutter, Hurrumph,Eagggg.

In all the annals of maritime glory & daring do, of stories that set the heart pounding,with the hero giving his all, sometimes in vain, you guys come up with what?..................Captain Ron. How about the sequel, Little Ronny, Ensign Ron, Good grief.

Not exactly 'Sink the Bismarck' material.

Das Boot the best submarine movie ever made,or the excellent 'Master & Commander', tales of daring do.'Africa Queen' what a cast. Not to forget any of those old British black & white war movies where the battered old destroyer limps back to port and the whole fleet in Scapa Flow sounds their horns, Whooop, Whoop,with the commander standing on the open bridge drinking his tea(laced with OP rum) out of a battered tin mug. Those ladies & gentlemen are true maritime movies, Captain Tom, Forsooth!

Oh, and an honourable mention to 'Operation Petticoat'.
Yep. Agree.

As to the list Captains Courageous. One of the best for so many readings.
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If we can expand this beyond movies to books, the series by Patric Obrian was excellent. Very detailed.
X2 on that! I rarely read the same book more than once, but I read this whole series twice! The Hornblower series is a good read too.

And the Master and Commander movie, I think, stayed very true to the books, although it blended elements and plots from more than one of them.

So, Master and Commander is my favorite.

Not the best or favorites, but worth a look:

Poseidon Adventure
Murphy's War
They Were Expendable
Jaws
Mutiny on the Bounty
Houseboat
Caine Mutiny
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If we can expand this beyond movies to books, the series by Patric Obrian was excellent. Very detailed.
IMO - that series is the pinnacle of English literature! I've read it multiple times.

Has anyone here read Mahan's, "The Influence of Seapower Upon History?" It's obviously dated in this modern age. But his section on the French Admiral, Andre de Suffren, read like an O'Brian adventure.
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I would say capt ron
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Capt. Ron and Down Periscope in the light hearted category

Master and Commander and the Hornblower series outside of that.
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Cape Fear was very good. The one with Nick Nolte and Robert Dinero. It was about a boat, but the best part of the movie was on that house boat.
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