Best Pirates Movies Or Favorite Pirate Movies

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Best Pirates Movies Or Favorite Pirate Movies

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1beatles1964
Editat: abr. 24, 2008, 12:11pm

Besides Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy what are some other good movies about Pirates? I know Errol Flynn was in some real good swashbuckling Pirate Movies too. And of course Hook with Robin Williams, Peter Pan and the 1960s Disney version of Black Beard's Ghost to mention a few. Swiss Family Robinson had to deal with Pirates too. I was just thinking it might be fun to start a movie collection all about Pirates. I guess you can even include Six Days, Seven Nights too because they are dealing with Modern Day Pirates. And I know I am stretching it quite a bit if I want to include the Baseball movie Angels In The Outfield from the 1950s about some Angels who help the Pittsburgh Pirates become a winning team. I told you it would be quite a stretch. I know there are an awful lot of other movies out there all about Pirates. Arrrgghhh My Mateys. Shiver me timbers. 16 Men On A Dea Man's Chest. Yo Ho and a bottle of rum. Maybe me little example of Pirate Speak will put everyone in the mood or I'll make you walk the plank and join Davy Jones' Locker. Avast me hearty's.

beatles1964

2readafew
abr. 24, 2008, 12:16pm

How about Treasure Island?

3beatles1964
Editat: abr. 24, 2008, 12:22pm

That's a good one too. Come on people we can think of a lot more than these.

beatles1964

4ABVR
abr. 24, 2008, 12:31pm

Off the top of my head, I'd suggest . . .

Classics:

Errol Flynn in "Captain Blood"
Errol Flynn in "The Sea Hawk"*
Robert Newton in the 1950 version of "Treasure Island"
Burt Lancaster in "The Crimson Pirate"
Tyrone Power in "The Black Swan"
Charles Laughton in "Captain Kidd"**

*OK, technically Flynn's character is a privateer, not a pirate.

** Has about as much to do with historical reality as his Captain Bligh in "Mutiny on the Bounty," but hey ...

Not Classics, But Fun:

Robert Shaw in "Swashbuckler"
Tommy Lee Jones in "Nate and Hayes"
Errol Flynn in "Against All Flags"
Yul Brynner (??) in some movie about Jean Lafitte

Just Dreadful:

Geena Davis in "Cuthroat Island" (*looks* great, but it's dramatically inert and *nobody* seems to be having any fun)

5Kegsoccer
abr. 24, 2008, 12:44pm

Hmm wasn't there a Muppet Treasure Island?

6beatles1964
abr. 24, 2008, 1:04pm

Yea, you're right about that. ABVR I'm not going to split any hairs between Privateers and Pirates. If someone was a Buccaneer was that still considered to be a Pirate too?

beatles1964

7readafew
abr. 24, 2008, 1:08pm

one country's Privateer was another's Pirate...

8Caramellunacy
abr. 24, 2008, 1:39pm

There was a Muppet Treasure Island, and it's one of my absolute favorites! Tim Curry is the ultimate Long John Silver...

9summerbis
abr. 24, 2008, 3:01pm

Pirates of Penzance is a movie and a play! Yay!

Captain Horatio Hornblower which is part of a book series by CS Forester and it is amazing! There was a TV series of it that I used to watch with my uncle. Super fun!

Three Little Pirates with the Three Stooges

10beatles1964
abr. 24, 2008, 3:06pm

Well summerbis that is very interesting to know that the Three Stooges actually made a Pirate movie. I never heard of it before and I have seen a lot of their material too.

beatles1964

11thecynicalromantic
abr. 24, 2008, 3:59pm

I friggin' love Muppet Treasure Island!

Don't forget the sadly little-known 2003 version of Peter Pan.

What about Finding Neverland? More about playing pirates than about pirates, but still. Also is just a great movie.

Also, The Princess Bride, although Dread Pirate Roberts really looks like more of a ninja... but I guess that's part of why he's awesome (ninja-pirates are teh sexxay).

12Kegsoccer
abr. 24, 2008, 4:12pm

Haha I loved the 2003 Peter Pan :) Jason Isaacs was amazing in that.

13Kegsoccer
maig 26, 2008, 1:36am

Lol, "Dodgeball" just came to mind. You know, they had that one guy who was Steve the pirate.

14thecynicalromantic
maig 30, 2008, 3:53pm

Of course! We can't forget Steve the Pirate!

"That one guy" is Alan Tudyk, probably most well-known for being Wash in Firefly/Serenity, and also plays some poor guy who is accidentally fed hallucinogens instead of Valium in "Death at a Funeral." Anyone who hasn't seen either of these must get their butts away from the computer and do so.

I mean, the "Firefly" crew is sort of like space pirates... >.> Or space rumrunners, at any rate.

Isn't there also some awful movie that's actually about space pirates that I thankfully have not seen?

15mstrust
juny 5, 2008, 9:23pm

#4, Ha! I love "Swashbuckler"!
Robert Shaw couldn't get away from sea movies, I guess. You can find the DVD's of his t.v. show from the 50's called "The Bucanneers." He played a reformed pirate captain.

16beatles1964
Editat: jul. 15, 2008, 1:44pm

Does anyone here remember the short-lived tv show in the 90s, The 100 Lives Of Black Jack Savage. He was a Pirate who Murdered 100 People and had to redeem himself by Saving the lives of 100 people. They didn't air too many episodes. I wish it would come out on DVD. I can't think of who was in it. I remember I used to watch the show then it just disappeared and went away. That happens to a lot of the tv shows I start watching then they get yanked from their time-slots. I remember I used to watch V- The Series , and also The Nine. I may be weird but I actually found myself rooting for the Alien Lizard People each and every week in V- The Series. I would probably have joined up with them instead of the Resistance, lol!!! Just like I root for Godzilla and the other monsters in the old monster movies. Maybe the monsters didn't want to become evil and hurt people they could have had bad upbringing and be misunderstood beings by humans, lol!!! I hate to see the monsters die at the end of the movie. I love the movie The Getaway.

beatles1964

17Mulebarn
jul. 16, 2008, 7:02pm

"Cutthroat Island" has the distinction of being so bad it's almost good. I find myself returning to it every now and again just to watch certain scenes.

I do the same with the 2nd and 3rd POTC movies - for about the same reason.

There is a good docudrama about Blackbeard - sorry I can't recall the name, think it was under the National Geographic banner.

Wish I could find more really good pirate films. "Master and Commander" was great, but not even close to "pirate".

18Kegsoccer
jul. 16, 2008, 7:37pm

Hmm does 'Waterworld' count? Some of those people had to be considered pirates.

19jdthloue
jul. 17, 2008, 10:14am

The DISNEY version of Treasure Island,,,,am i correct here?....Erroll Flynn inCaptain Blood...and did anyone ever make a movie of High Wind in Jamaica....about some British Brats kidnapped by Pirates...the book is fantastic, by the way

20beatles1964
Editat: jul. 17, 2008, 10:49am

There's also the Disney version of BlackBeard's Ghost, which was a comedy. I can remember watching it on The Wodnerful World Of Disney.

beatles1964