Ghost Ship Filmsby dgranger | created - 07 Jun 2018 | updated - 03 Jul 2018 | Public
Ever since that day in 1872, when the Mary Celeste was found adrift, perfectly intact, and perfectly seaworthy with its cargo untouched, a full store of food and all the sailors’ belongings also perfectly intact onboard, but the crew, one life longboat, the captain’s log, and the captain’s wife missing, it and several other ships (The Flying Dutchman, The Lady Lovibond, The Joyita, The Octavius, The Baychimo, The Carroll A. Deering, The SS Valencia and The Caleuche), real or mythical, have created the niche in sea lore and the movie genre known as “The Ghost Ship.” With its mystery that had defied a solution for over 140 years, and the new film, Adrift (2018), which has a hallucination of a ghost ship in it, and the real fact that there are abandoned drifting boats filled with skeletons washing up on the north shore of Japan this year, it is time for a poll about ghost ship films. These are films that have either a haunted ship, or a phantom ghost ship in them, and/or a mystery or thriller set onboard the ship to explain what happened on it (aka solve the mystery). It could be the whole movie or a few seconds. Which is your favorite film?
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1. Adrift (I) (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Votes: 40,686 | Gross: $31.45M
A ghost ship
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.
Votes: 987,700 | Gross: $305.41M
The Black Pearl and a cursed crew.
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.
Votes: 632,861 | Gross: $423.32M
The Flying Dutchman
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
PG-13 | 169 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must sail off the edge of the map, navigate treachery and betrayal, find Jack Sparrow, and make their final alliances for one last decisive battle.
Votes: 574,791 | Gross: $309.42M
The Flying Dutchman
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea Captain and his crew.
Votes: 245,181 | Gross: $172.56M
The Silent Mary and The Flying Dutchman
6. Ghost Ship (2002)
R | 91 min | Horror
A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.
Votes: 90,182 | Gross: $30.11M
The Antonia Graza
7. Phantom Ship (1935)
Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.
Set onboard The Mary Celeste
8. Ghost Ship (1952)
Approved | 74 min | Horror
A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before.
9. The Ghost Ship (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »
10. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate, and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.
Votes: 4,850 | Gross: $10.90M
The Queen Anne’s Revenge shows up at the end as a ghost ship.
11. The Mystery of the Mary Celeste (1956 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
The "Mary Celeste" is found at sea with not a single person on board, although there's no sign of disturbance or violence and the food is still warm on the mess-room tables.
The Mary Celeste
12. The True Story of the Mary Celeste (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary
On the 5th of December 1872, the American-registered brigantine, the Mary Celeste, was found drifting in the Atlantic. The ship was in good condition. Its cargo was intact. However the 10 ... See full summary »
Director: Anne MacGregor
The Mary Celeste
13. Ghostboat (2006 TV Movie)
180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A British Sub goes missing at the end of WWII, leaving only one survivor. Everyone believes it lost to the bottom of the Baltic Sea, then 40 years later it reappears without a crew. The ... See full summary »
His Majesty's Submarine Scorpion
14. The Fog (1980)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Votes: 60,316 | Gross: $21.38M
The Elizabeth Dane
15. The Fog (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.
Votes: 34,060 | Gross: $29.51M
The Elizabeth Dane
16. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.
The Flying Dutchman
17. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 999,281 | Gross: $659.33M
At the end of the film, the HMS Titanic becomes a ghost ship to give the film a gothic romantic ending.
19. Triangle (2009)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht.
20. 2010 (1984)
PG | 116 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery, and H.A.L.
Votes: 48,042 | Gross: $40.20M
the U.S.S. Discovery
21. Death Ship (1980)
R | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery
A mysterious ghostly freighter rams and sinks a modern day cruise ship whose survivors climb aboard the freighter and discover that it is a World War II Nazi torture vessel.
24. The Ghost Galleon (1974)
R | 89 min | Horror
The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.
(Great pictures to use in an image polls.)
25. Phantom (I) (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, History, Thriller
The haunted Captain of a Soviet submarine holds the fate of the world in his hands. Forced to leave his family behind, he is charged with leading a covert mission cloaked in mystery.
Votes: 13,141 | Gross: $0.49M
The V67 — submarine.
26. Virus (1999)
R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.
Votes: 25,556 | Gross: $14.01M
The Academic Vladislav Volkov
27. Goliath Awaits (1981 TV Movie)
PG | 200 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »
Added July 2, 2018