30 Best 'Cruise Ship' Movies - Movies about 'Cruise Ship' (2024)

Highest-Rated Movies about 'Cruise Ship'

WALL·E (2008), The Heiress (1949), Now, Voyager (1942), Titanic (1997), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993), Kurenai no buta (1992), A Little Princess (1995), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Cruise Ship movies.

#1. WALL·E (2008)

  • Rating: 8.4/10
  • Length: 1h 38min
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Science Fiction
  • Director: Andrew Stanton

Storyline: In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet co*ckroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive", EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, ...

Plot Keywords: robot, obesity, post apocalypse, social commentary, pollution, cgi animation, light bulb ...

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#2. The Heiress (1949)

  • Rating: 8.1/10
  • Length: 115 mins
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Director: William Wyler

Storyline: In the mid-1800's, the wealthy Sloper family - widowed surgeon Dr. Austin Sloper, his adult daughter Catherine Sloper (Dr. Sloper's only surviving child), and Dr. Sloper's recently widowed sister Lavinia Penniman - live in an opulent house at 16 Washington Square, New York City. They have accrued their wealth largely through Dr. Sloper's hard work. Despite the lessons that Dr. Sloper has paid for in all the social graces for her, Catherine is a plain, simple, awkward and extremely shy woman who spends all her free time alone doing embroidery when she is not doting on her father. Catherine's lack of social charm and beauty - unlike her deceased mother - is obvious to Dr. Sloper, who hopes that Lavinia will act as her guardian in becoming more of a social person, and ultimately as chaperon if Catherine were ever to meet the right man. The first man ever to show Catherine any attention is the handsome Morris Townsend, who she met at a family party. Catherine is initially uncertain as to Morris' intentions, never having been called on before by a gentleman, but she quickly falls in love with him, as he does with her. They plan to be married. Being a romantic, Lavinia does whatever she can to advance their relationship. However, Dr. Sloper does not trust Morris, believing him to be a fortune hunter who is only interested in Catherine for her sizable inheritance. His beliefs are strengthened after a candid discussion with Morris' sister, Mrs. Montgomery. Dr. Sloper does whatever he can to prevent the two from getting married - the entire reason for his disapproval which he does not fully disclose to either Catherine or Morris - including taking Catherine away for an extended European vacation. Ultimately, incidents with both her father and Morris permanently change Catherine's view of life.—Huggo

Plot Keywords: title spoken by character, stethoscope, manhattan new york city, domineering father, male female relationship, famous score, 1840s ...

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#3. Now, Voyager (1942)

  • Rating: 8.0/10
  • Length: 1h 57min
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Director: Irving Rapper

Storyline: Boston spinster Charlotte has had her life controlled entirely by her mother; a wealthy mother, Mrs. Henry Vale. Feeling despondent, she's convinced to spend some time in a sanitarium. Soon, Charlotte's transformed into a sophisticated, confident woman. On a cruise to South America, Charlotte meets, and begins a torrid affair with Jerry Durrance, a married architect. 6 months later, she returns home, and confronts her mother with her independence. One day, after a brief argument, her mother has a heart attack and dies. Charlotte inherits the Vale fortune but feels guilty for her mother's death. She returns to the sanitarium, where she befriends a depressed, young adolescent, named Tina. The young girls' depression brought on by having been rejected by her mother; Charlotte's former lover, Jerry's wife. Charlotte takes Tina home to Boston with her

Plot Keywords: domineering mother, emotional blackmail, mother daughter relationship, mental illness, dysfunctional family, self esteem, nervous breakdown ...

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#4. Titanic (1997)

  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • Length: 3h 14min
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Director: James Cameron

Storyline: 84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Plot Keywords: iceberg, self sacrifice, one word title, ship, shipwreck, sinking ship, told in flashback ...

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#5. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • Length: 1h 16min
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Romance, Drama, Crime, Adventure, Animation, Family, Mystery, Science Fiction
  • Director: Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm (as Bruce W. Timm) |4 more credits»

Storyline: Batman, the costumed crime-fighter who prowls the night skies in Gotham City, soon finds there's another vigilante in town knocking off prominent mob figures. Despite the scythe-like blade for a hand, a mechanical voice and the cloud of smoke that follows the figure wherever it goes, the police and outraged officials mistake the homicidal crusader for Batman himself and demand that the city's longtime hero be brought to justice. Meanwhile, Andrea Beaumont returns to town. She is the lost love of Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy who is Batman's alter ego, and was an integral part of Wayne's decision ten years earlier to don the cape and cowl. Now, she is back in his life and is no less a disruption than the return of his old archenemy, The Joker, who has a stake in seeing the annihilation of this new vigilante, whoever it proves to be.

Plot Keywords: batman character, dc comics, neo noir, based on tv series, based on comic book, shared universe, debt ...

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#6. Kurenai no buta (1992)

  • Rating: 7.8/10
  • Length: 1h 34min
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Storyline: In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale.

Plot Keywords: hero, mechanic, mission, rescue, transformation, villain, airplane ...

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#7. A Little Princess (1995)

  • Rating: 7.7/10
  • Length: 1h 37min
  • Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Storyline: When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government.

Plot Keywords: india, little girl, abuse, based on novel, orphan, father daughter relationship, african american ...

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#8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

  • Rating: 7.7/10
  • Length: 2h 6min
  • Genre: Drama, Biography, Musical
  • Director: Michael Curtiz

Storyline: A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.

Plot Keywords: singing, dancing, father son relationship, spanking, fake beard, parade, fourth of july ...

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#9. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

  • Rating: 7.6/10
  • Length: 1h 50min
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Wes Anderson

Storyline: Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

Plot Keywords: family relationships, forbidden love, incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, extramarital affair, father daughter relationship ...

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#10. Gojira (1954)

  • Rating: 7.6/10
  • Length: 1h 36min
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Director: Ishirô Honda

Storyline: When seventeen vessels blow-up and sink nearby Odo Island, Professor Kyohei Yamane, his daughter Emiko Yamane and the marine Hideto Ogata head to the island to investigate. Soon they witness a giant monster called Gojira by the locals destroying the spot. Meanwhile Emiko meets her boyfriend, the secluded scientist Serizawa, and he makes she promise to keep a secret about his research with oxygen. She agrees and he discloses the lethal weapon Oxygen Destroyer that he had developed. When Gojira threatens Tokyo and other Japanese cities and the army and the navy are incapable to stop the monster, Emiko discloses Serizawa's secret to her lover Ogata. Now they want to convince Serizawa to use the Oxygen Destroyer to stop Gojira.

Plot Keywords: kaiju, japan, 1950s, giant monster, radiation, japanese, scientist ...

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#11. Elling (2001)

  • Rating: 7.5/10
  • Length: 1h 29min
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Petter Næss

Storyline: When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and female-obsessed virgin in his 40s. After two years, the men are released and provided with a state-funded apartment and stipend with the hope they will be able to live on their own. Initially, the simple act of going around the corner for groceries is a challenge. Through a friendship born of desperate dependence, the skittish Elling and the boisterous, would-be lover of women, Kjell Bjarne, discover they can not only survive on the outside, they can thrive. But as their courage grows, the two find oddball ways to cope with society, striking up the most peculiar friendships in the most unlikely places.

Plot Keywords: mental illness, cafe, cake, cambodia, car repair, cell phone, champagne ...

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#12. An Affair to Remember (1957)

  • Rating: 7.5/10
  • Length: 1h 55min
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Director: Leo McCarey

Storyline: Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship.

Plot Keywords: new york city, holiday, christmas, new year's eve, boat, disability, teacher ...

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#13. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

  • Rating: 7.5/10
  • Length: 107 mins
  • Genre: Musical, Comedy
  • Director: Mark Sandrich

Storyline: Mimi Glossop wants a divorce so her Aunt Hortense hires a professional to play the correspondent in apparent infidelity. American dancer Guy Holden meets Mimi while visiting Brightbourne (Brighton) and she thinks he is the correspondent. The plot is really an excuse for song and dance. The movie won three Academy nominations and the first Oscar for Best Song: "The Continental", a twenty-two minute production number.—Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Keywords: resort, customs, cruise ship, chorus line, london england, porter, aunt niece relationship ...

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#14. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

  • Rating: 7.4/10
  • Length: 1h 24min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Woody Allen

Storyline: Danny Rose is a manager of artists, and although he's not very successful, he nevertheless goes out of his way to help his acts. So when Lou Canova, a singer who has a chance of making a come-back, asks Danny to help him with a problem, Danny helps him. This problem is Lou's mistress Tina. Lou wants Tina to be at his concerts, otherwise he can't perform, but he's married, so Danny has to take her along as if she was his girlfriend. Danny however gets more than he has bargained for when two mobsters come looking for the guy who has hurt their brother by stealing the heart of Tina, the girl he loves.

Plot Keywords: actor, gym, performer, new york city, flashback, stage, hypnotist ...

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#15. Love Affair (1939)

  • Rating: 7.4/10
  • Length: 87 mins
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Director: Leo McCarey

Storyline: A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.—Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

Plot Keywords: doorman, snowing, music teacher, audience, wristwatch, lighting a cigarette, cigarette lighter ...

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