Movies about sailing are some of the more memorable adventure films out there, as being in a sailboat relying on the wind and the open ocean is a tedious, yet dream-like experience for many viewers. Even though the dramatics that occur on a sailing vessel are limited by the size of the location and the fact that most of the film is taking place in open water, there are still a number of notable films that will allow your imagination to set sail. Check out six of the best sailing movies.
Starring Sam Neil, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane, this early 90s thriller follows a couple who come across a crazy man on the open water and must do everything they can to protect each other. This is a simple but intense film that is worth every minute.
Hitchcock's masterpiece takes place on a lifeboat with characters with defined personalities who are increasingly at each other's throats. This a good movie to watch to see what might happen if you go sailing and everything goes wrong.
"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World".
Considered by many to be one of the better films ever made, Bogart and Hepburn star in this small boat adventure story down the Nile River. This nautical movie will actually make you want to go sailing after you watch it.