More movies to watch during quarantine

Published on March 24th, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak requires indoor time to halt its momentum, Boat International published the list, The Best Boat Movies To Watch During Quarantine. Curious if there were other movies to consider, we asked for suggestions… and we got them.

Far and away, the glaring omission was Captain Ron (above). This 1992 film featured a Chicagoan (Martin Short) who inherited an old yacht, and how he hired Captain Ron (Kurt Russell) to help his family sail from the Caribbean to Miami. Classic!

Among the suggestions, we opted not to include animated features (Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, Moana), animated shorts (The Old Man and The Sea), or non-English movies (Knife in the Water). However, if this quarantine period extends to summer, we’ll revisit that decision.

Other suggestions ranged from very old to more recent, from documentaries to creative, and from full sailing stories to marginally relevant. Aside from our corporate ban of All is Lost, here’s the list:

Around Cape Horn
Billy Budd
Captains Courageous
Captain Ron
Coyote: The Mike Plant Story
Das Boot
Dead Calm
Deep Water
DRUM: An Extraordinary Adventure
Following Seas
Horatio Hornblower
Joshua Slocum: The First Man To Sail Around The World
Maiden Voyage
Message in a Bottle
Moby Dick
Morning Light
One Crazy Summer
Pacific High
Red Dot on the Ocean
Summer Rental
Swallows and Amazons
The African Queen
The Boat
The Bounty
The Cruel Sea
The Enemy Below
The Great Clipper Race
The Mercy
The Perfect Storm
The Riddle of the Sands
The Weekend Sailor
The World in His Arms
The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad
Thomas Crown Affair
Treasure Island
Turning Tide
Violets Are Blue
White Squall
Wild Things

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