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MR.CLEAN

Top Ten Sailing Movies Of All Time

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This one's easy: It's never been done before in any sailing publication, so we're doing it. What are your votes for the Top Ten?

 

My quick picks:

 

Captain Ron

Wind

Thomas Crowne

Dead Calm

Masquerade

50 First Dates

Master and Commander

Morning Light

 

 

 

 

What you got? Links to IMDB or your own info on the pic would be helpful.

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.....perfect storm

...mostly fishboat stuff,,but there's also a sailboat or two in the carnage :)

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Captain's Courageous, an oldie but goodie.

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This one's easy: It's never been done before in any sailing publication, so we're doing it. What are your votes for the Top Ten?

 

My quick picks:

 

Captain Ron

Wind

Thomas Crowne

Dead Calm

Masquerade

50 First Dates

Master and Commander

Morning Light

 

 

 

 

What you got? Links to IMDB or your own info on the pic would be helpful.

 

 

# 01 Best Sailing Video "EVER"

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What about Pirates of the Caribbean?!!

 

and Mutiny on the Bounty.

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I gotta say that the Charlie St. Cloud movie had some halfway decent footage... if the story was shiite.

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The Nautical Adventures of Capt'n Stabbin should be right up Cleans alley, if you'll pardon the expression :-)

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I'm not honestly suggesting this is the top 10 of anything, but it does have sailboat racing as an integral part.

 

Summer Rental - 1985

 

+1

 

I was going to say that but you beat me to it

 

A fish and chips takeout on an old sailing boat

 

Flying oversized pants from the masthead

 

 

classic

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I gotta say that the Charlie St. Cloud movie had some halfway decent footage... if the story was shiite.

 

Ditto, how often do you get to see an Open scoot around in a film?

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The Horatio Hornblower series was really good especially considering the budgetary constraints they had compared with something like Master & Commander. They had like 10 episodes.

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Captain Ron

Master and Commander

Captains Courageous

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

Captain Ron

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And maybe Cabin Boy. For the quotes and naming their boat The Filthy Whore. And Hell's Bucket....

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wind

captain ron

morning light

pirates of the carribean

masquerade

....the one about the first solo around the world race(can't remember the name)

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wind

captain ron

morning light

pirates of the carribean

masquerade

....the one about the first solo around the world race(can't remember the name)

 

Deep Water. Absolutely needs to be on the list.

 

And Caddyshack should get at least an honorable mention.

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Wind & Morning Light (for the OTW footage, not the story)

Captain Ron & Pirates of the Carribean (for the story, not the OTW footage per se)

 

I've seen most of the rest mentioned earlier, IMO there are only four good sailing movies so far...with good being a movie I'd watch more than once.

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What you got? Links to IMDB or your own info on the pic would be helpful.

 

 

Cheers!!!

 

-MH

 

Hahaha. +1.

 

Also, Perfect Storm.

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Drum

Deep Water

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Not too much sailing in this one, but most of it is on a boat.

 

 

Beat me to it - Truly a classic if their ever was one

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"Meteor" .Believe it or not starring Sir Shaun Connery.The opening scenes are him on the racecourse on his yacht.We all need to really find something better to do with our time!

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It took forever to find a clip of "The Dove" but I finally found one:

http://www.francetudiant.com/videos/?v=XpU_7JHV-1g

 

This is a very dated movie and probably too wholesome for the crowd at SA but I remember my parents taking me to see this movie when it came out and as a southern Californian teenager it was very inspiring.

 

The movie is 100% sailing.

 

-Jaya

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I gotta say that the Charlie St. Cloud movie had some halfway decent footage... if the story was shiite.

 

you watched? voluntarily? i saw it come on hbo... lasted about 3mins and gave up.

 

 

 

there are some sailing scenes in Tommy....although i wouldnt really call it a sailing movie...

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Not too much sailing in this one, but most of it is on a boat.

 

 

Beat me to it - Truly a classic if their ever was one

 

You fuckers. I should have guessed. Worse than being rickrolled.

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Master and Commander

Mutiny on the Bounty (Gregory Peck one)

Hornblower series

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I gotta say that the Charlie St. Cloud movie had some halfway decent footage... if the story was shiite.

 

 

you watched? voluntarily? i saw it come on hbo... lasted about 3mins and gave up.

 

 

 

there are some sailing scenes in Tommy....although i wouldnt really call it a sailing movie...

 

Just the sailing bits...

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'Wind' must be #1.

 

 

What other movie gets more mentions here? And is quoted all over?

 

 

Not that it is the best made. Sorry to say it was the first movie date my wife and I went to. We're still together so it must not have been all bad............

 

 

The documentaries on the Johsons and the various boats that they sailed all over the place are great, but I am not sure you call them 'movies'. Same for the Chichester doc's also.

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If you haven't seen 180 Degree South yet, do it. Limited sailing footage, but amazing story, killer sound track, and awesome footage of a re-rig at sea. Check it out -

 

Oh, and Captain Ron is the shit...when he docks the boat the first time?! Classic.

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What about Pirates of the Caribbean?!!

 

and Mutiny on the Bounty.

 

 

Gable and Brando, not so much Gibson.

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Oops, yeah, subtract one of my Captain Rons and add Moby Dick with Gregory Peck. That flick is awesome.

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What ever happened to that? Is the video still available anywhere?

 

holding back for a re release with the SA Awards (2008 SA Awards that is :o )

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Life of Pi - due out soon. Greatest sailing book so it must be the greatest sailing movie.

Virtually the entire story takes place on the water.

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Wind - The whomper

Morning Light - Very cool has some friends in it.

Captain Ron - "If its going to happen its going to happen out there"

180 degrees south -Great movie broken rig restepped on the hook very cool

One Crazy Summer - Come on a Ferrari motor

Thomas Crown Affair - Despite the no rpoe on the winch still has some good footage

Master and Commander - Stacking the rail in the southern ocean

Mutiny on the Bounty - Islander boobs

The Jackel - Even has a race in it

Caddy Shack -Only 10 because there is no actual sailing but lots of one liners about boats

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Mutiny on the Bounty. The one with Marlon Brando.

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"Around Cape Horn" Footage filmed on a 1929 voyage from Europe to Chile an a square rigger. Simply fantastic. DVD available from Amazon.com. If you have not seen it, you should.

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Not too much sailing in this one, but most of it is on a boat.

 

 

Beat me to it - Truly a classic if their ever was one

 

You fuckers. I should have guessed. Worse than being rickrolled.

 

Your Welcome.....

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Not too much sailing in this one, but most of it is on a boat.

 

 

Beat me to it - Truly a classic if their ever was one

 

You fuckers. I should have guessed. Worse than being rickrolled.

 

Your Welcome.....

 

Really? You've been around here long enough to recognize that address, haven't you?

 

(I'm having flashbacks just thinking about it--and I didn't even click the link.)

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Having trouble coming up with ten, but here's mine in order of fondness:

 

Morning Light

Wind

Masquerade

Perfect Storm

Summer Rental

Captain Ron

Charlie St. Cloud

Message in a Bottle

Dead Calm

Sailing (old Warren Miller flick)

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Anyone remember that very rough script that someone wrote up about a new "Wind" with an actual storyline and lots of sailing?

 

It's kickin around somewhere, but it sounded like it would make a great script.

 

HW

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DEAR,MR CLEAN the sailing sequences in Dove, sailing in high winds with those shity dacron sails make this movie number one. Anybody who can sail a Ranger 23 3knot shit box around the world is a true mad genius. It certainly had an effect on me reading about it and then seeing it as a kid. If you have ever sailed one of these boats I think you would agree.

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I don't see how there can be any debate on this, Wind is the best sailing movie of all time. The list is Wind and then 9 others.

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I don't see how there can be any debate on this, Wind is the best sailing movie of all time. The list is Wind and then 9 others.

 

 

You will speak when spoken to...

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Come on, how about the old Hollywood pirate swashbucklers... Errol Flynn in Captain Blood with Olivia DeHavilland!

Or the Sea Hawk.

 

and check out the list of pirate movies at www.thepirateking.com/movies/

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I don't see how there can be any debate on this, Wind is the best sailing movie of all time. The list is Wind and then 9 others.

 

 

You will speak when spoken to...

 

 

Rich coming from the guy who was bragging about watching Charlie St Cloud.

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Come on, how about the old Hollywood pirate swashbucklers... Errol Flynn in Captain Blood with Olivia DeHavilland!

Or the Sea Hawk.

 

and check out the list of pirate movies at www.thepirateking.com/movies/

 

 

"The Black Swan"??? A true classic... Flynn was great in that, one of my favorites.

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I don't see how there can be any debate on this, Wind is the best sailing movie of all time. The list is Wind and then 9 others.

 

You will speak when spoken to...

 

Rich coming from the guy who was bragging about watching Charlie St Cloud.

 

I was on a date....

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I hate most movies with sailing or climbing, one continuity mistake and I lose all buy in to the fantasy.

Could never get into the Matrix for the same reason. Opening sequence was filmed outside my old flat in Sydney, but when he turns to his left he is in a different suburb.

For that reason my favourite film on a boat is the chicky making French toast.

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I don't see how there can be any debate on this, Wind is the best sailing movie of all time. The list is Wind and then 9 others.

 

You will speak when spoken to...

 

Rich coming from the guy who was bragging about watching Charlie St Cloud.

 

I was on a date....

Pics or it didn't happen.

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Love this on the big screen - If you haven't seen it, turn it up ->

 

Any time I read someone recommending that you turn up the volume, I hit mute.

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Wake of the Red Witch

 

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What you got? Links to IMDB or your own info on the pic would be helpful.

 

 

Cheers!!!

 

-MH

 

Hahaha. +1.

 

Also, Perfect Storm.

 

"I sail, I am a sailor! I let the boat do most of the work"

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DEAR,MR CLEAN the sailing sequences in Dove, sailing in high winds with those shity dacron sails make this movie number one. Anybody who can sail a Ranger 23 3knot shit box around the world is a true mad genius. It certainly had an effect on me reading about it and then seeing it as a kid. If you have ever sailed one of these boats I think you would agree.

 

+1

 

However, the actual Dove was a 24 foot Lapworth, subsequently replaced by a 33 foot Allied Luders The movie was made in 1974 and looks it. However, there is real sailing and most of it was shot on location. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dove_(1974_film)

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The Nautical Adventures of Capt'n Stabbin should be right up Cleans alley, if you'll pardon the expression :-)

 

Shit, no anal pun intended, he beat me to it!

 

Anyone want to go for a swim after a little poop chute action?

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"What about Bob?"

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"Yellowbeard" (stagger, stagger, shuffle, shuffle.....)

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Having trouble coming up with ten, but here's mine in order of fondness:

 

Morning Light

Wind

Masquerade

Perfect Storm

Summer Rental

Captain Ron

Charlie St. Cloud

Message in a Bottle

Dead Calm

Sailing (old Warren Miller flick)

 

 

Wow, about time soneone mentions Warren Miller... maybe old has something to do with it.

 

Cheers, Win ever.

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The Nautical Adventures of Capt'n Stabbin should be right up Cleans alley, if you'll pardon the expression :-)

TOTALLY agree! Especially since they have 49er's in them!

 

What about Water World? Shitt movie but tonnes of tri footage.

 

Also what about Ronstan's Awesome Aussie Skiffs? Or does that not count?

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forgot about The Whackiest Ship in the Army..

 

the movie actually had some pretty decent sailing if ya like schooners.

The tv show, not so much.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHKCUCH_5NM

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"Off Like a Prom Dress" +1

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what was that one with 2 of every kind of animal and all that rain ?? :wacko:

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Captain Horatio Hornblower with Gregory Peck (Not the A&E Series)

 

Also +1 for Captains Couragous - great race with the schooners in the end.

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Has anybody mentioned "Drum" yet?

 

If you include "Morning Light" in the list, you have to add "Drum" first.

 

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Most of the above, and 'been mentioned before;

-Failure to launch - At least he was a Boat Broker, and got to sail someone elses boat

-Message in a Bottle - set in a sailing town at least

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Slightly off topic.. but the mini series 'The Challenge'

(Connors, Bertrand, Lexen, deSavary 12m's etc)

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