Best Pirate Movies

Yarrr, matey! X marks the spot for our list of the best pirate movies! Raise the Jolly Roger, or simply pick one of these high seas adventures for your next family movie night. From the friendly fun of Jake and the Never Land Pirates to the signature swagger of Captain Jack Sparrow, pirate fans of all ages will be able to find something to tickle their fancy. Although many swashbucklers are scalawags and known for fighting, drinking, and stealing, we've included plenty of pirates who are role models for courage, perseverance, and teamwork (talking parrot and eye patch not included).

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Friendly themes abound when swashbucklers meet the Darlings.
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(Release Year: 2015)
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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky Movie Poster Image
Delightful lessons and swashbuckling fun for preschoolers.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Stereotypes mar otherwise jaunty Disney adventure classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1953)
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The Pirate Fairy Movie Poster Image
Amusing pirate-themed Tinker Bell adventure; some violence.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.
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(Release Year: 1968)
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Muppet Treasure Island Movie Poster Image
Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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The Pirate Movie Poster Image
Garland sings, Kelly dances in the Caribbean.
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(Release Year: 1948)
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Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Lots of peril and adventure in clever princess tale.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Carnival-like 1950s pirate yarn is fun for all.
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(Release Year: 1952)
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Spry adaptation of beloved pirate yarn has a treasured cast.
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(Release Year: 1934)
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Avast! Disney's live-action, seagoing landmark.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Action-packed sequel has lots of violence, scary moments.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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More swashbuckling + less violence = OK for older tweens.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Epic martial-arts tale is entertaining but violent.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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