Best Sailing Movies Based on True Stories



True Spirit (2023)


A Netflix movie based on the story of an Australian teen who set out to be the youngest person to sail unassisted and nonstop around the globe.

Adrift (2008)


A true story of a couple's struggle for survival after being caught in a catastrophic hurricane while crossing the Pacific.

The Mercy (2018)


Based on Donald Crowhurst's ill-fated attempt to compete in the 1968 Golden Globe Race, a solo yacht race around the world.

The Heart of the Sea (2015)


The events of the sinking of the whaleship Essex, which inspired the novel "Moby-Dick".

White Squall (1996)


The true story of a group of college-age boys in the 1960s who spent a semester on a tall ship sailing around the world.

The Perfect Storm (2000)


Based on the non-fiction book about the "No-Name Storm" that hit North America in 1991. It follows the swordfishing vessel Andrea Gail and her crew.

Captain Phillips (2013)


The true story of a 2009 hijacking of a U.S. container ship off the coast of Africa by Somalian pirates.

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