2000s

 

Deep Water 2

Deep Water (2007) is the stunning true story of the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race, and the psychological toll it took on its competitors. Amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst almost immediately comes apart as he faces the isolation of nine months on the high seas.

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The Ferryman (2007). Suze (Kerry Fox) and Big Dave (Tamer Hassan) offer tourist cruises on their New Zealand–based yacht. En route to Fiji with two troubled couples, they answer a distress call and rescue the Greek (John Rhys-Davies), whose body is possessed by an ancient demon that uses a magic dagger. Once the spirit stabs someone, it moves into their body, and the former host dies. When the Greek is thrown overboard after he stabs a passenger, the demon’s soul begins working its way through everyone on board.

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Longitude (2000). Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons stars in this sweeping adaption of Dava Sobel’s best-selling book of high seas adventure and political intrigue. Determined to stop shipping losses on the oceans of the 18th century, Britain’s Parliament offers a fabulous cash award to anyone who can devise a way to determine longitute at sea. Convinced he can solve the problem that has defeated England’s best minds, rural clock maker John Harrison (Michael Gambon) begins an obsessive, 40-year struggle to claim the Longitude prize with his ingenious marine clock. 200 years later, naval officer Rupert Gould (Jeremy Irons) stumbles across Harrison’s forgotten chronometers and devotes himself to restoring these long-neglected mechanical masterpieces.

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003). Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey is a renowned fighting captain in the British Navy. When his ship is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship across two oceans to intercept and capture his foe.

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Morning Light (2008). Experience a riveting and inspiring true life adventure aboard the high tech sloop Morning Light. Fifteen rookie sailors have one goal in mind, to be part of her crew, racing in the most revered sailing competition on Earth, the Transpac Yacht Race. From start to finish, its a rollercoaster ride of emotions and physical challenges, beginning with six months of intense training. Only eleven will survive to race in the grueling 2,225 mile Transpac. Matching wits and skills against experienced pros and the unforgiving, unpreditcable Pacific Ocean, these young men and women develop a powerful bond and prove how dedication, teamwork and an unyielding spirit can overcome the greatest of odds.

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To The Ends of the Earth (2005). An 1800’s warship’s perilous journey is seen through the eyes of an ambitious young aristocrat who has embarked for Australia, where he is to receive an official position in the colonial government. On this voyage he learns more about life at sea-and himself than he ever thought possible.

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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006). Based on a harrowing true story… A weekend cruise aboard a luxury yacht goes horribly awry for a group of old high school friends who forget to lower the ladder before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb, leaving them adrift, miles from shore. What started as a joyful reunion becomes a fight for survival.

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Sea Wolf (2009). Captain Wolf Larsen (Sebastian Koch), the Jack London’s notorious Sea-Wolf, rules the crew of his ship, the Ghost, with an iron fist. While on the high seas he takes on a castaway, the literary critic Humphrey Van Weyden (Stephen Campbell Moore). Instead of abandoning him at the next harbour, Wolf forces him to work in his crew as a ship boy. Much to Wolf’s surprise, the graft transforms Van Weyden into a hardened adversary – every bit as formidable as Wolf himself. But it’s not until the appearance of Wolf’s brother, Death (Tim Roth), and Maud (Neve Campbell), the daughter of a rival ship owner, that the dynamics truly explode into life, bringing three men to war over love, duty, life and death.

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Triangle (2009). When Jess (Melissa George) sets sail on a yacht with a group of friends, she cannot shake the feeling that there is something wrong. Her suspicions are realized when the yacht hits a storm in the Bermuda Triangle and the group is forced to board a passing ocean liner to get to safety. The ship appears deserted, but Jess is convinced she’s been on board before. They soon realize they are not alone… Someone is intent on hunting them down, one by one.

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Visitors (2003). After six months at sea on a solo trip around the world, Georgia Perry’s 44-foot sail boat sits idle with no wind in her sails for several days. Cabin fever sets in and the border between fact and fantasy begins to trickle away. Are uninvited visitors bordering the vessel, or is her mind deceiving her? But if these are just tricks in her imagination, how do these ghostly encounters leave Georgia with bruises? If the visitors are real, is there a bigger danger?

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The Weight of Water (2000). A century-old double murder haunts Jean (Catherine McCormack), a photographer who travels to Smuttyhouse Island, the scene of the crime, to investigate. Attempting to save her troubled marriage to renowned poet Thomas (Sean Penn), she invites him along with his brother Rich (Josh Lucas) and his girlfriend Adaline (Elizabeth Hurley). As Jean delves deeper into the odd case files, she finds evidence that the man convicted and put to death for the killings may not have been the murderer. The sole survivor of the slaughterwas a woman (Sarah Polley) whose unhappy marriage mirrors Jean’s. Past and present collide when a cataclysmic storm burgeons into jealousy and suddenly it becomes clear to Jean who the real killer is…

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