The 20 Best Boating Movies and Shows to Watch on Streaming Services

Imagine setting sail on a thrilling nautical adventure without leaving your couch. We know you're craving outdoor adventures, so why not satisfy your appetite by watching a few boating movies and TV shows? 

Learn from the wisdom of experienced boaters, get practical tips, explore new destinations, and plan your next adventure – all from the comfort of your home!
Ready to escape reality with a TV marathon? Schedule a binge-watching session with this curated line-up:

Our Favorite Boating Movies to Stream

It's time to transport yourself to sunny waters this winter. Here are some of our favorite boating movies to stream today:

1. White Squall

In the survival film White Squall, a group of adventurous teenage boys embark on a sailing expedition for a semester of education and excitement. Based on the real-life 1969 sinking of the Brigantine Albatross off the coast of Bermuda, this film will satisfy your desire for daring escapades. 

Watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

2. The Mercy

Attention, history buffs! Have you heard of The Mercy? It's a captivating British biographical drama film from 2017. You can't beat this true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst's ambitious quest to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.

Watch now on Peacock.

3. Phantom

Watch the captivating Cold War movie Phantom, inspired by the sinking of the K-129 submarine. In this thrilling tale, a radical KGB member attempts a surprise attack on the US. This act triggers a power struggle on a Soviet submarine – leading to a full-blown war.

Watch now on Netflix.

4. Ton Kiki

According to Thor Heyerdahl, the first settlers of the South Sea Islands might have been South Americans. Despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl tested his idea in this movie. Join him and five friends on a 3-month journey from Peru on a balsa wood raft.

Watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

5. Moana

Are you looking for a move that is enjoyable for all ages? Watch Moana for a fun and family-friendly choice! In her courageous sailing quest, a fearless young hero tries to save her community. Your crew will enjoy Moana's transformative journey to self-discovery while fulfilling her ancestors' epic mission.

Watch now on Disney+.

6. Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, is a gripping boating movie based on the real-life hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. Follow this American mariner who was held hostage by Somali pirates in a story unlike any other. We love this movie because it explores the resilience of the human spirit in the face of extreme danger. 

Watch now on Netflix.

7. Adrift

For the romantics, experience the thrilling love story and adventure of Adrift. Join Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp as they brave a fierce storm at sea. To make matters worse, Tami discovers Richard injured and their boat destroyed after the storm. What's next? Watch to find out!

Watch now on Hulu.

8. Jaws

For a thrilling horror movie, check out the timeless classic Jaws. This film revolutionized boating – leaving a lasting impact on popular culture. It forever linked the open water with danger and suspense. (But don't worry, we can handle a few thrills!)

Watch now on Netflix.

9. Titanic

One of the most popular boating movies of all time, Titanic is a true classic. Despite differing social statuses, two star-crossed lovers have a whirlwind romance during a catastrophic event. And based partially on the sinking of the 1912 RMS Titanic, this is an epic love story. 

Watch now on Paramount Plus.

10. In the Deep

In this intense action-thriller, an alluring stranger captivates Jess and takes her to his yacht. But their romance shatters when a girl emerges, and they quickly get into trouble despite being miles from land. In the dramatic finale, Jess faces a devastating decision: help one or destroy them all.

Watch now on Hulu.

11. Pirates of the Caribbean

Prepare for the ultimate movie marathon with the must-watch Pirates of the Caribbean series. In this early 2000s adventure, Captain Jack Sparrow pursues the kidnapped governor's daughter. Why? She possesses a cursed coin that transforms pirates into zombies. Therefore, the pirates must rescue her to ensure their salvation!

Watch now on Disney+.

12. Girls! Girls! Girls!

Girl! Girls! Girls! He follows fisherman Ross Carpenter as he tries to save enough money to purchase the yacht he co-built and is working on. But when the yacht's new owner hires Ross as his guide, the two quickly get involved in a romance scandal. Get ready to laugh all night with this hilarious love triangle musical comedy.

Watch now on Paramount Plus.

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13. Greyhound

Watch the film Greyhound to experience the gripping Battle of the Atlantic. Commander Ernest Krause leads an Allied convoy through the dangerous Atlantic during WWII, pursued by German U-boats. This film focuses on five days of the longest naval battle in history.

Watch now on Apple TV.

14. Moby Dick

In Moby Dick, based on the classic book by Herman Melville, Captain Ahab seeks revenge on a white whale for taking his leg. To do so, he endures a dangerous sea journey but ends up risking everything and endangering his entire crew.

Watch now on Amazon Prime Video.

15. Life of Pi

Based on Yann Martel's book, the Patels sell their zoo and travel to Canada with their sons and animals. A fierce storm sinks the ship, leaving only Pi Patel as the sole survivor. Pi wakes up in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, making things even stranger. Now, they must trust each other to endure their journey.

Watch now for free with ads on YouTube.


Boating TV Shows to Stream this Winter

Nothing beats curling up with a good boating TV show to transport yourself to the open sea when winter sets in. Here are a few of our top picks:

1. Das Boot

If you like intense and binge-worthy, "Das Boot" is your new addiction. Based on the book by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, this show follows a rookie WW2 U-boat crew as they set out on their first mission. Whether you're a fan of war history or not, you'll be captivated by the suspense, action, and emotional depth.

Watch this show on Hulu.

2. Deadliest Catch

Experience the gripping reality of Deadliest Catch, a captivating documentary series that follows fishing teams as they brave the treacherous Bering Sea. While fishing for king crab, the Arctic certainly doesn't make it easy. Witness the deadly process, including freezing temperatures, towering 40-foot waves, and skull-crushing 700-pound crab traps.

Watch this show on Max or with a Premium Hulu subscription.

3. The Houseboat

Love home improvement shows? Check out The Houseboat! You'll enjoy this captivating docu-series following two talented musicians chasing their dreams. As they transform a late singer's houseboat into an inspiring music haven, you may also get inspired!

Watch this show on Netflix.

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4. Great Canal Journeys

We love Great Canal Journeys, with over 13 seasons to binge. Explore the waterways of the UK, Europe, and beyond on a canal barge or narrowboat. Tim and Pru encounter stunning canals and rivers during their journey, meet interesting people, try local cuisine, and explore canalside attractions. 

Watch this show on Amazon Prime Video.

5. Below Deck

Ever wanted to work on a luxury yacht? This reality series follows crew members' lives on super yachts during charter seasons. Each episode features a diverse range of passengers, including millionaires and fun-loving friends. The crews embrace the motto "work hard, play harder" and enjoy exclusive perks for unique experiences.

Watch this show on Peacock.

Escape to the Sea with These Boating TV Shows and Movies

With many options available, you'll easily find the perfect boating adventure to match your mood. So, discover your next binge-worthy obsession today!