This is a list of pirate films and TV 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 tangentially related, such as pirate-themed pornographic films. Films about other types of piracy, such as music piracy, are not included.

Films

1900s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1908 L'Honneur du corsaire France Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset Charles Krauss Short film
The Pirate's Gold United States D. W. Griffith George Gebhardt, Linda Arvidson, Charles Inslee Short Film
1909 Morgan le pirate France Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset Jean-Marie de l'Isle Serial (3 parts)

1910s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1911 Blackbeard United States Francis Boggs Sydney Ayres, Hobart Bosworth Short film about Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
1912 Treasure Island United States J. Searle Dawley Addison Rothermel, Ben F. Wilson, Charles Ogle Short film based on Treasure Island
1913 Pirate Gold United States Wilfred Lucas Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, J. Jiquel Lanoe Short Film
1915 The Footsteps of Capt. Kidd United States Rex Beach, Edward A. Salisbury Documentary
On the Spanish Main United States Rex Beach, Edward A. Salisbury Documentary
Pirate Haunts United States Rex Beach, Edward A. Salisbury Documentary
A Submarine Pirate United States Charles Avery, Sydney Chaplin Sydney Chaplin, Wesley Ruggles Short film featuring submarine piracy
1916 Colonel Heeza Liar and the Pirates United States John Randolph Bray Animated comedy short film
Daphne and the Pirate United States Christy Cabanne Lillian Gish, Elliott Dexter, Walter Long
1918 The Sea Panther United States Thomas N. Heffron William Desmond, Mary Warren, Jack Richardson
Treasure Island United States Chester M. Franklin, Sidney Franklin Francis Carpenter, Virginia Lee Corbin, Violet Radcliffe Based on Treasure Island
1919 Störtebeker Ernst Wendt Film about Klaus Störtebeker (c. 1360 – 1401), set in the North Sea and Baltic Sea

1920s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1920 Jolanda, la figlia del Corsaro Nero Italy Vitale De Stefano Anita Faraboni Based on Yolanda, the Black Corsair's Daughter
Pirate Gold United States George B. Seitz Marguerite Courtot, George B. Seitz, Frank Redman Film serial
Treasure Island United States Maurice Tourneur Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson Based on Treasure Island
1921 The Black Corsair Italy Vitale De Stefano Rodolfo Badaloni Based on The Black Corsair
Cold Steel United States Sherwood MacDonald J. P. McGowan, Kathleen Clifford, Stanhope Wheatcroft
Il figlio del corsaro rosso Italy Vitale De Stefano Based on Son of the Red Corsair
La regina dei Caraibi Italy Vitale De Stefano La Bella Argentina, Rodolfo Badaloni Based on The Queen of the Caribbean
Gli ultimi filibustieri Italy Vitale Di Stefano Riccardo Tassani Based on the sequel novels of The Black Corsair
1922 Captain Kidd United States Burton L. King, J. P. McGowan Eddie Polo, Kathleen Myers, Leslie Casey Film serial
Le Fils du Flibustier France Louis Feuillade Aimé Simon-Girard Film serial
Masters of the Sea Austria Alexander Korda Victor Varconi
1924 The Buccaneers Mark Goldaine, Robert F. McGowan Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels
1924 Captain Blood United States David Smith J. Warren Kerrigan, Jean Paige, Charlotte Merriam Based on Captain Blood
Peter Pan United States Herbert Brenon Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali Based on Peter and Wendy
The Sea Hawk United States Frank Lloyd Milton Sills, Enid Bennett Based on The Sea Hawk, set in the Elizabethan era in the Mediterranean Sea
1925 Clothes Make the Pirate United States Maurice Tourneur Leon Errol, Dorothy Gish, Nita Naldi Comedy
Peter the Pirate Germany Arthur Robison Paul Richter, Aud Egede Nissen, Rudolf Klein-Rogge Set in the Mediterranean Sea
Satan's Sister United Kingdom George Pearson Betty Balfour
Surcouf France Luitz-Morat Jean Angelo Film serial about Robert Surcouf (1773 – 1827), set in the Napoleonic Wars
1926 The Black Pirate United States Albert Parker Douglas Fairbanks, Billie Dove, Anders Randolf Also known as The Black Buccaneer
Breed of the Sea United States Ralph Ince Ralph Ince, Margaret Livingston, Pat Harmon
The Eagle of the Sea United States Frank Lloyd Florence Vidor, Ricardo Cortez Film about Jean Lafitte (c. 1780c. 1823)
Old Ironsides United States James Cruze Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery Also known as Sons of the Sea.
Set in the Mediterranean Sea, in the early 19th century.
1927 The Road to Romance United States John S. Robertson Ramon Novarro, Marceline Day, Marc McDermott Based on Romance
1928 The Beautiful Corsair Italy Wladimiro De Liguoro Rina De Liguoro
The First Kiss United States Rowland V. Lee Fay Wray, Gary Cooper, Lane Chandler
Modern Pirates Germany Manfred Noa Jack Trevor
1929 The Delightful Rogue United States Leslie Pearce Rod La Rocque
The Pirate of Panama United States Ray Taylor Jay Wilsey, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson Film serial

1930s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1930 Hell Harbor United States Henry King Lupe Vélez, Jean Hersholt, John Holland
1931 Corsair United States Roland West Chester Morris
1934 Pirate Treasure United States Ray Taylor Richard Talmadge, Lucille Lund, Walter Miller Film serial
Treasure Island United States Victor Fleming Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore Based on Treasure Island
1935 Captain Blood United States Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill Based on Captain Blood
China Seas United States Tay Garnett Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery
Naughty Marietta United States Robert Z. Leonard, W. S. Van Dyke Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Musical
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Sterling Young, The Fanchonettes Pirate-themed variety show held of Catalina Isle starring a number of Hollywood comics.
1936 Captain Calamity United States John Reinhardt Marian Nixon, George Houston, Vince Barnett
Dancing Pirate United States Lloyd Corrigan Charles Collins, Frank Morgan, Steffi Duna Musical comedy. Set in the 1820s.
1937 The Black Corsair Italy Amleto Palermi Ciro Verratti, Silvana Jachino Based on The Black Corsair
Doctor Syn United Kingdom Roy William Neill George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder Film about smugglers in England in the late 18th century. Based on Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh.
1938 The Buccaneer United States Cecil B. DeMille Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff Film about Jean Lafitte (c. 1780c. 1823)
Spawn of the North United States Henry Hathaway George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour Set in the coast of Alaska
1939 Jamaica Inn United Kingdom Alfred Hitchcock Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton Set in England in 1819. Based on Jamaica Inn

1940s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1940 The Daughter of the Green Pirate Italy Enrico Guazzoni Doris Duranti, Fosco Giachetti Based on the sequel novels of The Black Corsair
The Sea Hawk United States Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains Set in the Elizabethan era, but unlike the novel The Sea Hawk it is set in the Caribbean Sea
1942 The Black Swan United States Henry King Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar Film about Henry Morgan (c. 1635 – 1688)
Reap the Wild Wind United States Cecil B. DeMille Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard Set in the 1840s along the Florida coast
1943 Il figlio del corsaro rosso Italy Marco Elter Vittorio Sanipoli Based on Son of the Red Corsair
Gli ultimi filibustieri Italy Marco Elter Vittorio Sanipoli Based on the sequel novels of The Black Corsair
1944 El Corsario Negro Mexico Chano Urueta Pedro Armendáriz, María Luisa Zea, June Marlowe Based on The Black Corsair
Frenchman's Creek United States Mitchell Leisen Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone Based on Frenchman's Creek
The Princess and the Pirate United States David Butler Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Victor McLaglen, Walter Slezak Comedy
1945 Captain Kidd United States Rowland V. Lee Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton Film about Captain William Kidd (1654 – 1701)
Manhunt of Mystery Island United States Spencer Gordon Bennet, Yakima Canutt, Wallace Grissell Richard Bailey, Linda Stirling Film serial
The Spanish Main United States Frank Borzage Paul Henreid, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak
1947 The Sea Hound United States W. B. Eason, Mack V. Wright Buster Crabbe, Jimmy Lloyd (actor), Pamela Blake Film serial
Sinbad the Sailor United States Richard Wallace Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Anthony Quinn Set at the time of Caliph Harun al-Rashid (ruled from 786 to 809), in the Indian Ocean.
1948 Buccaneer Bunny United States Friz Freleng Mel Blanc (voice) Animated comedy short film
The Pirate United States Vincente Minnelli Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak Musical
1949 Barbary Pirate United States Lew Landers Donald Woods, Trudy Marshall Film about the begin of the First Barbary War. Set in 1801
Rosvo-Roope (Raunchy Ropey) Finland Hannu Leminen Tauno Palo, Helena Kara, Ghedi Lönnberg

1950s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1950 Buccaneer's Girl United States Frederick de Cordova Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, Robert Douglas Set around 1810
Double Crossbones United States Charles Barton Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer Comedy
Fortunes of Captain Blood United States Gordon Douglas Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, George Macready Based on Captain Blood
Last of the Buccaneers United States Lew Landers Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth Film about Jean Lafitte (c. 1780c. 1823)
Pirates of the High Seas United States Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr Buster Crabbe, Lois Hall, Tommy Farrell Film serial
Treasure Island United States

United Kingdom

Byron Haskin Robert Newton, Bobby Driscoll, Basil Sydney Based on Treasure Island
Two Lost Worlds United States Norman Dawn James Arness, Kasey Rogers, Bill Kennedy Set in the year 1830
1951 Anne of the Indies United States Jacques Tourneur Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Debra Paget With Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. United Kingdom Raoul Walsh Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty Based on the Horatio Hornblower novels. Set in the Napoleonic Wars
Flame of Araby United States Charles Lamont Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler, Lon Chaney Jr., Buddy Baer Film about the Brothers Barbarossa (Oruç Reis, c. 1474 – 1518, and Hayreddin Barbarossa, c. 1478 – 1546)
Hurricane Island United States Lew Landers Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent Set in Florida in the year 1513
Revenge of the Pirates Italy Primo Zeglio Jean-Pierre Aumont, Maria Montez
1952 Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd United States Charles Lamont Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton Comedy
Against All Flags United States George Sherman Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn Set in Madagascar
Blackbeard the Pirate United States Raoul Walsh Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix Film about Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
Captain Pirate United States Ralph Murphy Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, John Sutton Based on Captain Blood.
Also known as Captain Blood, Fugitive.
Sequel to Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950).
Caribbean Gold United States Edward Ludwig John Payne, Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke Set in 1728
The Crimson Pirate United States Robert Siodmak Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok
The Golden Hawk United States Sidney Salkow Sterling Hayden, Rhonda Fleming, Helena Carter
Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair Italy Mario Soldati May Britt, Marc Lawrence, Renato Salvatori Based on Yolanda, the Black Corsair's Daughter
I tre corsari Italy Mario Soldati Ettore Manni, Marc Lawrence, Renato Salvatori, Cesare Danova Based on The Black Corsair
Yankee Buccaneer United States Frederick de Cordova Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball Film about David Porter (1780 – 1843)
1953 Fair Wind to Java United States Joseph Kane Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas Set in 1883
The Great Adventures of Captain Kidd United States Derwin Abrahams, Charles S. Gould Richard Crane, David Bruce, John Crawford Film serial about Captain William Kidd (1654 – 1701)
The Master of Ballantrae United Kingdom William Keighley Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell, Yvonne Furneaux Set after 1745, based on The Master of Ballantrae
Peter Pan United States Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried (voices) Animated film based on Peter and Wendy
Prince of Pirates United States Sidney Salkow John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda Set in the 16th century in the Netherlands
Raiders of the Seven Seas United States Sidney Salkow John Payne, Donna Reed, Gerald Mohr Film about Barbarossa (Oruç Reis, c. 1474 – 1518)
1954 Alvaro piuttosto corsaro Camillo Mastrocinque Renato Rascel Musical
The Black Pirates United States

Mexico El Salvador

Allen H. Miner Anthony Dexter, Martha Roth, and Lon Chaney Jr.
Captain Hareblower United States Friz Freleng Mel Blanc (voice) Animated comedy short film
Captain Kidd and the Slave Girl United States Lew Landers Anthony Dexter, Eva Gabor, Alan Hale Jr.
His Majesty O'Keefe United States Byron Haskin Burt Lancaster Film about David O'Keefe (1824 – 1901) and Bully Hayes (1827 – 1877)
Long John Silver United States Byron Haskin Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Lloyd Berrell Also known as Long John Silver's Return to Treasure Island
Sequel to Treasure Island
Return to Treasure Island United States Ewald André Dupont Tab Hunter, Dawn Addams, Porter Hall Sequel to Treasure Island
1955 Moonfleet United States Fritz Lang Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood Film about smugglers in England in the 18th century
Pirates of Tripoli United States Felix E. Feist Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Paul Newlan Set in the Mediterranean Sea
1956 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates United States Norman Foster Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Jeff York Film about Davy Crockett (1786 – 1836), set on the Mississippi River
1957 Pirate of the Half Moon Italy Giuseppe Maria Scotese John Derek, Gianna Maria Canale, Ingeborg Schöner Set in the 16th century in the Mediterranean Sea
1958 The Amorous Corporal France Robert Darène François Périer, Rossana Podestà, Robert Hirsch Set in Madagascar
The Buccaneer United States Anthony Quinn Yul Brynner, Claire Bloom, Charles Boyer, Charlton Heston Film about Jean Lafitte (c. 1780c. 1823)
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne Czechoslovakia Karel Zeman Lubor Tokoš, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub Fantasy and science fiction film based on Facing the Flag by Jules Verne
Pirate of the Black Hawk Italy

France

Sergio Grieco Gérard Landry, Mijanou Bardot Set in the 16th century in the Mediterranean Sea
1959 The Little Savage United States Byron Haskin Pedro Armendáriz
Marie of the Isles France

Italy

Georges Combret Belinda Lee, Alain Saury, Magali Noël, Folco Lulli Set in 1635
The Pirate and the Slave Girl Italy Piero Pierotti Lex Barker, Chelo Alonso, Massimo Serato, Graziella Granata Set in the 16th century in the Mediterranean Sea
Son of the Red Corsair Italy Primo Zeglio Lex Barker Based on Son of the Red Corsair

1960s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1960 The Boy and the Pirates United States Bert I. Gordon Charles Herbert, Susan Gordon, Murvyn Vye Fantasy film with Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
Morgan, the Pirate Italy

France

André de Toth, Primo Zeglio Steve Reeves, Valérie Lagrange, Ivo Garrani Film about Henry Morgan (c. 1635 – 1688)
Pirates of the Coast Italy Domenico Paolella Lex Barker
Queen of the Pirates Italy Mario Costa Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scilla Gabel Set in the 16th century in the Mediterranean Sea
Robin Hood and the Pirates Italy Giorgio Simonelli Lex Barker, Walter Barnes Set in England in the 12th century
Swiss Family Robinson United States Ken Annakin John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur Set in the early 19th century, based on The Swiss Family Robinson
1961 Il conquistatore di Maracaibo Eugenio Martín Hans von Borsody, Luisella Boni
Fury at Smugglers' Bay United Kingdom John Gilling Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Michèle Mercier, John Fraser Set in England in the 1790s.
Guns of the Black Witch Italy

France

Domenico Paolella Don Megowan, Silvana Pampanini
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island United States

United Kingdom

Cy Endfield Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Herbert Lom Based on The Mysterious Island, set in 1865
Pirates of Tortuga United States Robert D. Webb Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King
Queen of the Seas Italy

France

Umberto Lenzi Lisa Gastoni, Jerome Courtland, Walter Barnes Also known as The Adventure of Mary Read
Film about Mary Read (c. 1690 – 1721)
Rage of the Buccaneers Italy Mario Costa Ricardo Montalbán, Vincent Price, Giulia Rubini
The Secret of the Black Falcon Italy Domenico Paolella Lex Barker, Walter Barnes
1962 Avenger of the Seven Seas Italy

France

Domenico Paolella Richard Harrison, Michèle Mercier, Walter Barnes Set in 1790
Hawk of the Caribbean Italy Piero Regnoli Johnny Desmond, Yvonne Monlaur
Hero's Island United States Leslie Stevens James Mason, Neville Brand, Kate Manx Set in 1718 at the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Julius Caesar Against the Pirates Italy Sergio Grieco Gustavo Rojo, Abbe Lane, Gordon Mitchell An adventure of the young Julius Caesar, based on a true story. Set in the Mediterranean Sea in the years 75 BC and 74 BC.
Musketeers of the Sea Italy Steno Pier Angeli, Channing Pollock, Aldo Ray, Philippe Clay, Robert Alda
The Pirates of Blood River United Kingdom John Gilling Kerwin Mathews, Glenn Corbett, Christopher Lee
Seven Seas to Calais Italy Rudolph Maté, Primo Zeglio Rod Taylor, Keith Michell, Edy Vessel Film about Francis Drake
The Son of Captain Blood Italy Tulio Demicheli Sean Flynn, Alessandra Panaro, John Kitzmiller Based on Captain Blood
Tiger of the Seven Seas Italy Luigi Capuano Gianna Maria Canale, Anthony Steel, John Kitzmiller
1963 The Lion of St. Mark Italy Luigi Capuano Gordon Scott, Gianna Maria Canale, Alberto Farnese Set in the 1620 in the Mediterranean Sea
Samson and the Sea Beast Italy Tanio Boccia Kirk Morris, Margaret Lee
1964 Captain Clegg United Kingdom Peter Graham Scott Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen Also known as Night Creatures.
Film about smugglers in England in the late 18th century. Based on Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh.
The Devil-Ship Pirates United Kingdom Don Sharp Christopher Lee, Andrew Keir, John Cairney Set in England in 1588
Hercules and the Black Pirates Italy Luigi Capuano Alan Steel, Rosalba Neri
The Masked Man Against the Pirates Italy Vertunnio De Angelis George Hilton, Tony Kendall
The Pirates of Malaysia Italy

France Spain

Umberto Lenzi Steve Reeves, Andrea Bosic, Jacqueline Sassard Set in the 19th century in Malaysia
Toto vs. the Black Pirate Italy Fernando Cerchio Totò, Mario Petri Comedy
Treasure Island China Hsin-yan Chang, Qi Fu Tseng Chang, Sisi Chen, Qi Fu
1965 The Adventurer of Tortuga Italy Luigi Capuano Guy Madison, Ingeborg Schöner, Rik Battaglia
Giant of the Evil Island Italy Piero Pierotti Peter Lupus, Halina Zalewska
A High Wind in Jamaica United Kingdom Alexander Mackendrick Anthony Quinn, James Coburn, Dennis Price Set in 1870
1966 Assault on a Queen United States Jack Donohue Frank Sinatra, Virna Lisi, Alf Kjellin Submarine piracy
The Sea Pirate Italy Sergio Bergonzelli, Roy Rowland Gérard Barray, Antonella Lualdi Film about Robert Surcouf (1773 – 1827), set in the Napoleonic Wars
Tonnerre sur l'océan Indien Sergio Bergonzelli, Roy Rowland Gérard Barray, Antonella Lualdi Film about Robert Surcouf (1773 – 1827), set in the Napoleonic Wars
1967 The King's Pirate United States Don Weis Doug McClure, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell
The Rover Italy Terence Young Anthony Quinn, Rosanna Schiaffino, Rita Hayworth Based on The Rover, set in France in the Napoleonic Wars
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost United States Robert Stevenson Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette Fantasy comedy
1969 Franco, Ciccio e il pirata Barbanera Italy Mario Amendola Franco and Ciccio, Fernando Sancho Comedy

1970s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1970 Il corsaro [it] Antonio Mollica Robert Woods
Pippi in the South Seas Sweden

West Germany

Olle Hellbom Inger Nilsson Comedy, based on Pippi in the South Seas
1971 Blackie the Pirate Italy Enzo Gicca Terence Hill, George Martin, Bud Spencer
Los corsarios Ferdinando Baldi Dean Reed, Alberto de Mendoza, Annabella Incontrera
The Light at the Edge of the World United States

Spain

Kevin Billington Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar Set at Cape Horn in the year 1865. Based on The Lighthouse at the End of the World
1972 Un pirata de doce años [it] René Cardona Jr. Hugo Stiglitz, René Cardona III, Christa Linder
Pirates of Blood Island [it] José Luis Merino Carlos Quiney, Stelvio Rosi
Treasure Island United States Hal Sutherland Richard Dawson, Davy Jones, Dal McKennon (voices) Animated film based on Treasure Island
Treasure Island United Kingdom

France West Germany Italy Spain

John Hough Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander Based on Treasure Island
1973 Ghost in the Noonday Sun United Kingdom Peter Medak Peter Sellers Comedy
Scalawag United Kingdom Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas Set in California in the 19th century
1974 Les Démoniaques France Jean Rollin Joëlle Cœur, Lieva Lone, Patricia Hermenier, John Rico, Willy Braque Horror. Set at the end of the 19th century, on the north European coast.
The Ghost Galleon Spain Amando de Ossorio Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor Horror film
1976 The Black Corsair Sergio Sollima Kabir Bedi, Carole André, Mel Ferrer Based on The Black Corsair
Noroît France Jacques Rivette Geraldine Chaplin, Bernadette Lafont, Kika Markham Avant-garde and experimental film
Swashbuckler United States James Goldstone Robert Shaw, James Earl Jones, Peter Boyle, Geneviève Bujold Also known as Scarlet Buccaneer
1977 Oro rojo Spain

Mexico

Alberto Vázquez Figueroa José Sacristán, Isela Vega, Hugo Stiglitz
Golden Rendezvous South Africa Ashley Lazarus Richard Harris, Ann Turkel, Gordon Jackson

1980s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1980 The Island United States Michael Ritchie Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor
1981 Los Diablos del mar Juan Piquer Simón Ian Sera, Patty Shepard, Frank Braña
1982 The Pirate Movie Australia Ken Annakin Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton Musical
1983 Nate and Hayes New Zealand

United States

Ferdinand Fairfax Tommy Lee Jones, Michael O'Keefe, Jenny Seagrove Film about Bully Hayes (1827 – 1877)
The Pirates of Penzance United Kingdom

United States

Wilford Leach Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt Musical
Space Raiders United States Howard R. Cohen Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall Science fiction
Yellowbeard United States Mel Damski Graham Chapman, Peter Boyle Comedy
Project A Hong Kong Jackie Chan Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao Action comedy
1984 The Ice Pirates United States Stewart Raffill Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts Science fiction
The Master of Ballantrae United States

United Kingdom

Douglas Hickox Michael York, Timothy Dalton, John Gielgud Television film set after 1745, based on The Master of Ballantrae
1985 The Goonies United States Richard Donner Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman
1985 The Lightship United States Jerzy Skolimowski Robert Duvall, Arliss Howard, Klaus Maria Brandauer
The Pirates of Penzance Norman Campbell Brent Carver, Jeff Hyslop, Caralyn Tomlin Television film musical
Treasure Island United Kingdom

France

United States

Raúl Ruiz Melvil Poupaud, Martin Landau, Vic Tayback Based on Treasure Island
1986 Castle in the Sky Japan Hayao Miyazaki Animated science fiction film
Pirates France

Tunisia

Poland

Roman Polanski Walter Matthau, Cris Campion, Damien Thomas
1987 Jim & Piraterna Blom Sweden Hans Alfredson Johan Åkerblom, Ewa Fröling, Jan Malmsjö
The Princess Bride United States Rob Reiner Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, André the Giant
Project A Part II Hong Kong Jackie Chan Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Rosamund Kwan, Bill Tung Action comedy
1988 Deep Rising United States Stephen Sommers Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald
Iguana Italy Monte Hellman Everett McGill, Fabio Testi, Michael Madsen Set in the 19th century on a remote island of the Galápagos Islands
Act of Piracy United States John Cardos Gary Busey, Belinda Bauer, Ray Sharkey

1990s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1990 Shipwrecked Norway

United States

Nils Gaup Stian Smestad, Gabriel Byrne, Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Treasure Island United Kingdom

United States

Fraser Clarke Heston Charlton Heston, Christian Bale, Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee Television film based on Treasure Island
Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair United States

Germany Italy France

Alberto Negrin Burt Lancaster, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Culp, Renzo Montagnani, Rebecca Schaeffer Television film
Pirate Prince Alan Horrox Sean Blowers, Danny Cerqueira, Mona Hammond Television film
Pirate's Island Australia Viktors Ritelis Beth Buchanan, Brian Rooney, Sancho Gracia Television film
1991 Matusalem Canada Roger Cantin Marc Labrèche, Jessica Barker, Maxime Collin
Hook United States Steven Spielberg Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts Based on Peter and Wendy
1992 Under Siege United States Andrew Davis Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey
1994 Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins Scott Garen Anthony Zerbe, Corey Carrier, Jason Beghe Television film based on Treasure Island
1995 Cutthroat Island United States

France

Renny Harlin Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, Frank Langella
Magic Island United States Sam Irvin Zachery Ty Bryan, Andrew Divoff, Edward Kerr
Waterworld United States Kevin Reynolds Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper Science fiction
1996 Muppet Treasure Island United States Brian Henson Tim Curry, Kevin Bishop, Billy Connolly Comedy, based on Treasure Island
1998 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Adventure in the South Seas Japan Tsutomu Shibayama Animated film based on Doraemon anime
Matusalem II Roger Cantin Manuel Aranguiz, Jean Pierre Bergeron, Pierre-Luc Brillant
Six Days, Seven Nights United States Ivan Reitman Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Temuera Morrison
1999 Pirates of the Plain United States John R. Cherry III Tim Curry, Seth Adkins, Dee Wallace, Charles Napier Fantasy comedy
I predatori delle Antille Italy Joe D'Amato Anita Skultéty
Treasure Island United States Peter Rowe Jack Palance Based on Treasure Island
Final Voyage United States Jim Wynorski Dylan Walsh, Ice-T, Erika Eleniak, Claudia Christian

2000s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
2000 One Piece: The Movie Japan Junji Shimizu Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
Agent Red United States Damian Lee Dolph Lundgren, Alexander Kuznetov, Natalie Radford Submarine piracy
2001 The Abrafaxe – Under The Black Flag Germany Gerhard Hahn [de] Animated fantasy film with Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
2002 Treasure Planet United States Ron Clements, John Musker Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short (voices) Animated science fiction film, based on Treasure Island
2003 Captain Sabertooth Norway Stig Bergqvist, Rasmus A. Sivertsen Terje Formoe, Ole Alfsen, Nina Lund Feste (voices) Comedy
One Piece The Movie: Dead End no Bōken Japan Kōnosuke Uda Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
Peter Pan United States P. J. Hogan Jeremy Sumpter, Jason Isaacs, Olivia Williams Based on Peter and Wendy
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl United States Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas United States Tim Johnson, Patrick Gilmore Animated comedy film. Set in the Mediterranean Sea
Singing Behind Screens Ermanno Olmi Jun Ichikawa, Bud Spencer Film about Ching Shih (1775–1844)
2004 One Piece: The Cursed Holy Sword Japan Kazuhisa Takenouchi Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
2005 Piet Piraat en de betoverde kroon Bart Van Leemputten Peter Van De Velde
The Pirate's Curse Mark Roper Thomas Ian Griffith
Submerged United States Anthony Hickox Steven Seagal, William Hope, Vinnie Jones Submarine piracy
Pirates United States Joone Jesse Jane, Carmen Luvana, Janine, Teagan Presley, Devon, Jenaveve Jolie and Evan Stone Pornographic film
Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove United States Gary Jones Rhett Giles, Tom Nagel, Kristina Korn Slasher film about a vengeful undead pirate. Set in modern times.[1]
2006 Pirates of Treasure Island United States Leigh Scott Lance Henriksen Based on Treasure Island
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest United States Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Pirates of the Great Salt Lake United States E. R. Nelson Kirby Heyborne, Trenton James, Larry Bagby
A Pirate's Heart [de] Miguel Alexandre Ken Duken, Claire Keim, Gottfried John, Gudrun Landgrebe, Frank Giering Television film about Klaus Störtebeker (c. 1360 – 1401), set in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
2007 Band of Pirates: Buccaneer Island Bruce Mercury, TL Jones Bruce Mercury, TL Jones
L'Île aux trésors France Alain Berbérian Gérard Jugnot, Alice Taglioni, Jean-Paul Rouve Based on Treasure Island
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta Japan Takahiro Imamura Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End United States Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Chow Yun-Fat, Geoffrey Rush
Treasure Island Germany Hansjörg Thurn Tobias Moretti, François Goeske, Diane Willems, Christian Tramitz, Jürgen Vogel A German television film, Die Schatzinsel, based on the novel by R.L. Stevenson, it adds a character, Captain Flint's daughter
Mercedes Ray United States Tucker Lucas Amber Rae Bernhardt, Scott Horvik, Scott Edward Haugen, David Wintersteen, J.J. Gordon, Steve Poitras A low-budget sci-fi comedy about a young, antiquities-pilfering female pirate who, by way of her ramshackle homemade time machine, inadvertently causes numerous past U.S. presidents to be transported to modern-day 21st Century America.
2008 Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge United States Joone Jesse Jane, Belladonna, Evan Stone Pornographic film
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie United States Mike Nawrocki Animated comedy film
2009 12 Paces Without a Head Germany Sven Taddicken Ronald Zehrfeld, Matthias Schweighöfer Film about Klaus Störtebeker (c. 1360 – 1401), set in the North Sea and Baltic Sea
One Piece Film: Strong World Japan Munehisa Sakai Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation

2010s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
2011 The Pirate Tapes Canada Andrew Moniz, Rock Baijnauth Documentary film
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides United States Rob Marshall Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush
2012 A Hijacking Denmark Tobias Lindholm Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim
One Piece Film: Z Japan Tatsuya Nagamine Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! United Kingdom

United States

Peter Lord Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven (voices) Animated comedy film. Based on The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
Ice Age: Continental Drift United States Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage Animated film
2013 Captain Phillips United States Paul Greengrass Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi
2014 Captain Sabertooth and the Treasure of Lama Rama Norway John Andreas Andersen, Lisa Marie Gamlem Kyrre Haugen Sydness Captain Sabertooth series
The Pirate Fairy United States Peggy Holmes Mae Whitman, Christina Hendricks, Tom Hiddleston (voices) Animated film based on Peter and Wendy
2015 Pan United States Joe Wright Hugh Jackman, Levi Miller, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfried Based on Peter and Wendy
Pirate's Passage Canada Mike Barth, Jamie Gallant Donald Sutherland, Gage Munroe, Carrie-Anne Moss Animated film
2016 One Piece Film: Gold Japan Hiroaki Miyamoto Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales United States Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem
2018 Doraemon: Nobita's Treasure Island Japan Kazuaki Imai Based on Doraemon anime, and on Treasure Island
Aquaman United States James Wan Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe Submarine piracy
Thugs of Hindostan India Vijay Krishna Acharya Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Amitabh Bachchan Set in 1795, the film follows a band of Thugs led by Khudabaksh Azaad, who aspires to free Hindostan (the Indian subcontinent) from the rule of the expanding British East India Company.
2019 Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant Norway Marit Moum Aune, Rasmus A. Sivertsen Animated film based on the Captain Sabertooth series

2020s

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
2022 One Piece Film: Red Japan Gorō Taniguchi Based on One Piece and its anime adaptation
2023 Peter Pan & Wendy United States David Lowery Jude Law, Jim Gaffigan Based on Peter Pan and Wendy

Television series

Released Title Country Director Notable cast Notes
1954 The Adventures of Long John Silver Australia Byron Haskin Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Kit Taylor 26 episode TV series filmed in colour in Australia.
1956 The Buccaneers United Kingdom C.M. Pennington-Richards Robert Shaw, Paul Hansard, Brian Rawlinson
1986 Return to Treasure Island United Kingdom Alan Clayton Brian Blessed, Christopher Guard, Reiner Schöne Television miniseries based on Treasure Island
1987 Treasure Island in Outer Space Italy Antonio Margheriti Anthony Quinn, Ernest Borgnine, Klaus Löwitsch Science fiction miniseries, based on Treasure Island
1990 Peter Pan and the Pirates United States Tim Curry, Kath Soucie, Chris M. Allport (voices) Animated series based on Peter and Wendy
1991 The Pirates of Dark Water United States Jodi Benson, Héctor Elizondo, George Newbern (voices) Animated television series
1994 Pirates United Kingdom Peter Tabern Mem Ferda, Benjamin Rennis, June Brown Children's television series
1996 Return to Treasure Island Steve La Hood Jed Brophy, Will Clannachan, Richard Condon Based on Treasure Island
1997 Pirate Tales Kevin McCarey Chuck Shamata, Roger Daltrey, Richard Schumann Television miniseries
1998 Mad Jack the Pirate United States Animated television series
1999 Caraibi Lamberto Bava Paolo Seganti, Nicholas Rogers, Mario Adorf, Padma Lakshmi, Jennifer Nitsch Television miniseries also known as Pirates: Blood Brothers
One Piece Japan Anime adaptation of the manga One Piece
Famille Pirate [fr] France

Germany Canada

Animated television series
2003 Pirate Islands Australian Brooke Harman, Nicholas Donaldson, Eliza Taylor
2006 Blackbeard United States Kevin Connor Angus Macfadyen, Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Stacy Keach TV miniseries about Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
Blackbeard: Terror at Sea United Kingdom Richard Dale, Tilman Remme James Purefoy TV miniseries about Blackbeard (c. 1680 – 1718)
2011 Jake and the Never Land Pirates United States Animated television series
Piratas Spain
2012 Treasure Island United Kingdom

Ireland

Steve Barron Eddie Izzard, Toby Regbo, Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland Television miniseries based on Treasure Island
2014 Black Sails United States Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Luke Arnold Set roughly two decades before the events of Treasure Island and during the Golden Age of Piracy.
Crossbones United States Neil Cross, James V. Hart and Amanda Welles John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Masri, David Hoflin, Chris Perfetti, Tracy Ifeachor Based on Colin Woodard's book The Republic of Pirates.
2017 The Pirates Next Door [fr] France Animated television series
2021 The Lost Pirate Kingdom United States Stan Griffin, Justin Rickett, Patrick Dickinson Sam Callis, James Oliver Wheatley, Derek Jacobi Netflix docuseries portraying the rise and fall of the 18th century pirate republic based in Nassau, Bahamas.
2022 Our Flag Means Death United States David Jenkins Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Kristian Nairn, Rory Kinnear Period comedy semi-based on the story of Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who abandons his life to become a pirate.
2023 One Piece United Kingdom

United States Japan

Live-action adaptation of the manga One Piece

Pirate film series

Title Number of films Years Notes
One Piece 15 2000–2022 Based on One Piece anime
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 2003–present

References

  1. ^ "Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove (2005) - Gary Jones | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".