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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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book! Movie Poster Image
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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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Peter Pan Movie Poster Image
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.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Blackbeard's Ghost Movie Poster Image
A yo-ho-wholesome retread of Disney favorites.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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Muppet Treasure Island Movie Poster Image
Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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The Pirate Movie Poster Image
Garland sings, Kelly dances in the Caribbean.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1948)
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits Movie Poster Image
Pirate adventure blends Victorian history, high-seas fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today! Movie Poster Image
Lots of peril and adventure in clever princess tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Crimson Pirate Movie Poster Image
Carnival-like 1950s pirate yarn is fun for all.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1952)
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Treasure Island (1934) Movie Poster Image
Spry adaptation of beloved pirate yarn has a treasured cast.
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(Release Year: 1934)
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Treasure Island (1950) Movie Poster Image
Avast! Disney's live-action, seagoing landmark.
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(Release Year: 1950)
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Peter Pan (2003) Movie Poster Image
Charming live-action tale has intense peril, some violence.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Movie Poster Image
Rip-roaring fun for kids who don't mind skeletons.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2003)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Movie Poster Image
Action-packed sequel has lots of violence, scary moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Poster Image
More swashbuckling + less violence = OK for older tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Pirates Movie Poster Image
Epic martial-arts tale is entertaining but violent.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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