Top 5 Pirate Movies

Top 5 Pirate Movies

By: Terra Clarke Olsen

I recently had a birthday. Woop-de-do, right? (Bear with me, I promise this is relevant.) Well, sure birthdays come and go, but what other day allows you to throw a party and make people dress up (besides Halloween)? My friends may find it annoying, but I like to throw themed parties and encourage people to get creative with their costumes. So when my birthday rolled around this year, naturally my husband and I had to pick a theme. After many warning from a certain friend that no matter what the theme was, they would be dressed as a pirate, we caved. I had a pirate birthday (add in obligatory ‘arggh’).

Pirates! (And a mermaid.)

Pirates! (And a mermaid.)

Once we have our theme, we get into it. Really into it. Pirate music, pirate talk, and pirate movies became a part of our daily lives…for research purposes of course. But when it came to pirate movies, I was surprised by two things. One, the lack of pirate documentaries (I’m a documentary fiend), and two, the lack of new pirate movies.

I found a website listing ALL of the pirate movies. Seriously, all of them. When you scroll down the list, you’ll notice a lot of old pirate movies. Many of them resembling smutty romance novels (the posters are kind of amazing, I encourage you to look). But as far as new pirate movies, Pirates of the Caribbean dominates the market. Naturally, we watched a few movies staring Sparrow, but tried to watch as many other pirate movies as possible; research, mind you. Watching all these pirate movies (including Muppet’s Treasure Island) got me thinking about my favorite pirate movies of all time, and naturally I had to make a list.

May I present to you, my Top 5 Pirate Movies:

5.) Hook

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4.) Pirates of the Caribbean

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3.) The Goonies

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2.) The Princess Bride 

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1.) Disney’s Treasure Island 

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Agree? Disagree? Tell me what your top five pirate movies are in the comments below!

terra@haveyounerd.com 
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