Last Updated on 15 November 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 100 best pirate movies of all time.
(Here is an alphabetical list of all the pirate movies I could find.)

I found 31 different ranked lists online of “best pirate movies of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 31 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  2. Captain Blood (1935)
  3. The Princess Bride (1987)
  4. Treasure Island (1950)
  5. Hook (1991)
  6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
  7. Captain Phillips (2013)
  8. The Goonies (1985)
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
  10. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  11. Peter Pan (1953)
  12. The Sea Hawk (1940)
  13. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
  14. Treasure Planet (2002)
  15. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  16. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  17. The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
  18. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  19. The Black Swan (1942)
  20. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  21. Peter Pan (2003)
  22. The Buccanneer (1958)
  23. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
  24. The Sea Hawk (1924)
  25. Cutthroat Island (1995)
  26. Anne of the Indies (1951)
  27. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  28. The Black Pirate (1926)
  29. Treasure Island (1934)
  30. Pirates (1986)
  31. Treasure Island (1988)
  32. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
  33. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  34. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  35. Blackbeard’s Ghost (1968)
  36. Porco Rosso (1992)
  37. Serenity (2005)
  38. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
  39. Waterworld (1995)
  40. Treasure Island (1990)
  41. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
  42. Against All Flags (1952)
  43. Nate and Hayes (1983)
  44. Yellowbeard (1983)
  45. Pan (2015)
  46. The Island (1980)
  47. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)
  48. Scaramouche (1952)
  49. The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
  50. The Pirates of Penzance (1994)
  51. Captain Kidd (1945)
  52. Treasure Island (1972)
  53. The Court Jester (1955)
  54. The Pirate (1948)
  55. Damn the Defiant! (1962)
  56. The Pirate Fairy (2014)
  57. The Crimson Permanent Assurance (1983)
  58. On Guard (1997)
  59. Swallows and Amazons (2016)
  60. Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)
  61. Noroît (une vengeance) (1976)
  62. Robin Hood (1973)
  63. Blackie the Pirate (1971)
  64. Captain Pirate (1952)
  65. The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
  66. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  67. Project A (1983)
  68. Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950)
  69. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  70. Moonfleet (1955)
  71. The Ice Pirates (1984)
  72. The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964)
  73. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
  74. The Pirates (2014)
  75. Die Schatzinsel (1966)
  76. Frenchman’s Creek (1944)
  77. The Black Pirates (1954)
  78. Raiders of the Seven Seas (1953)
  79. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
  80. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  81. Swashbuckler (1976)
  82. Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
  83. High Seas (2019)
  84. Neverland (2011)
  85. Rob Roy (1995)
  86. Treasure Island (2012)
  87. The Three Musketeers (1973)
  88. Arcadia of My Youth (1982)
  89. The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything (2008)
  90. The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (1974)
  91. Treasure Island (1982)
  92. Robin and Marian (1976)
  93. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  94. Long John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island (1954)
  95. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  96. Time Bandits (1981)
  97. The Boat that Rocked (Pirate Radio) (2009)
  98. Pirates of the High Seas (1950)
  99. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  100. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

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