Raging ocean waves fascinate and attract attention. What destructive power is nature ready to demonstrate to show a person who is the real master here? Below is a list of films about the sea and ocean, based on real events.
At the mercy of the elements (Adrift) 2018
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.7, IMDb - 6.6
Real story: In 1983, a young couple, Tami and Richard, decided to make some money. They needed to drive a yacht from Tahiti to the shores of California. About halfway through the journey, the lovers fell into a terrible storm that severely damaged their ship. Tami hid in the cabin, and Richard stayed upstairs and fastened himself with safety belts. When the ocean calmed down, Tami ran to Richard, but found only torn seat belts. From then on, she no longer saw her fiancé. Tami herself repaired the yacht and spent more than a month in the open ocean until her ship was discovered in Hawaii.
The slogan of the picture: "The Battle for Survival."
Richard and Tami - a young couple in love who went in search of adventure. The guys decided to cross the ocean and sailed from Tahiti to the shores of California. The guy with the girl could not even imagine that soon their journey would turn into a real nightmare. The main characters fell into a severe storm that broke the ship and crippled Richard. The young man has broken ribs, and he cannot move. Tami has a huge responsibility on her shoulders - she must not only save Richard and herself, but also try to find land in order to survive. The task was not easy ...
In the Heart of the Sea 2015
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.2, IMDb - 6.9
How it really was: In 1819, the whaling ship Essex set sail. Failures haunted the crew from the very departure - at first the ship fell into a severe storm, as a result of which the ship's captain ordered to drift to the seaport. Then the same captain directed the ship to the "Sea Land", where there were many whales. It was here that a huge whale rammed the Essex several times. The ship quickly went to the bottom, and the sailors had to transfer to lifeboats. The crew roamed for more than a month in the open ocean, until the sailors discovered the island. Someone stayed on it, but many sailed further in search of salvation. Surprisingly, after the captain managed to escape, he went out several times into the open ocean. However, all his ships suffered disasters, as a result, the ship owners refused to cooperate with him.
Chris Hemsworth reported that the entire crew was on a special diet. They consumed no more than 500 calories per day to look more realistic in scenes.
The film takes place in 1819. The plot of the picture tells about the crew members of the American ship "Essex", who went to whaling. The sailors successfully performed the operation for a year and a half, but once a giant sperm whale attacked the ship, which rammed the ship, as a result of which the sailors had to change boats. For several months, the heroes of the picture were in the middle of the raging ocean. They were left with the elements one on one and fought for the right to life.
The Crash of Laconia (The Sinking of the Laconia) 2010-2011
Genre: Drama, the story
Rating: KinoPoisk - 7.0, IMDb - 7.0
What really happened: On September 12, 1942, the Lakonia transport ship took on board more than 6,000 people. There was a very dangerous flight, but there was no other way. For more than a month, Laconia was moving toward its intended goal. The ship almost reached its destination, when suddenly the crew heard a strong explosion on the ship. The ship's captain immediately realized that the Laconia was drowning. He went live and reported that an enemy submarine was operating nearby, and then began a rescue operation. Most people found themselves in the open ocean, as a result of only 6,000 out of 6,000 people survived.
The slogan of the film: "Into the depths after the Titanic."
The picture takes place in 1942. The cruise liner Laconia transported several thousand foreigners. At this time, a German submarine torpedoed the ship, and the Laconia began to rapidly sink under water. On board were people of different nationalities - Italians, Germans, British and others, among whom were women and children. The captain of the German submarine Werner Hartenstein gives an incredible order - to try to save at least part of the passengers, because as it turned out, there were allies on the liner ...
Genre: Drama, melodrama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 8.4, IMDb - 7.8
Real story: On April 14, 1912, a huge airliner swept across the North Atlantic. Nothing boded of a big disaster, as two sailors noticed a huge iceberg right on the course and reported about it by phone. Officer William Murdoch instantly reacted and gave the command “Left-hand drive”. The liner could not turn around so quickly, but still the ship's nose turned to the left and a direct collision managed to escape. However, the tragedy did happen. The liner ran into the hidden part of the iceberg, as a result of which several holes appeared at the bottom of the ship - water began to flow through them at great speed. Thomas Andrews, the man who built the Titanic, said the ship would surely sink. And so it happened. The crew of the ship began to send out an SOS signal, but most of the people forever went under the waters of the oceans.
The main role could be played by actor Matthew McConaughey.
"Titanic" is one of the most spectacular films about the sea and ocean, based on real events. The film tells about the simultaneously amazing and tragic story that happened on the Titanic. Rosa is a wealthy girl from a wealthy family. Her parents decide to marry her daughter to the young handsome Caledon. But Rose doesn’t want to hear anything about the wedding, because she fell in love with the usual hard worker Jack, who accidentally ended up on the Titanic. The ship slowly but surely leaves for America. On board the legendary ship they dance, sing songs, drink champagne and just have fun. Meanwhile, the fatal iceberg is getting closer and closer ... Soon, passionate love will turn into a chilling battle with death ...
Puchina (Djúpið) 2012
Genre: Action, drama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.5, IMDb - 6.7
The true story: In 1984, a small fishing vessel moved along the southern coast of Iceland. As a result of the accident, the boat sank, and only one of the crew members survived. The man miraculously managed to survive in the icy waters in which he spent as much as 6 hours talking with the seagulls.
This is the only film in the top of Icelandic production.
A small fishing boat sank off the coast of Iceland. One of the crew members miraculously managed to escape. The poor fellow spent about 6 hours in icy water, and ended up being thrown ashore on a volcanic island. The hero was sure that the worst was left behind. But what was his surprise when he found out that there would be more than one battle with death.
And the sea will reveal the secret (And the Sea Will Tell) 1991
Genre: Drama, crime
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.6, IMDb - 7.0
What really happened: A young couple came to the island on which they found human remains. The lovers were accused of the murder, but the guy with the girl categorically denied all the charges. This is all that is known about this story.
Tommy Lee Wallace was the director of the film "It" (1990).
The couple in love peacefully retired on an island lost in the ocean. Instead of love pleasures, a chilling nightmare awaited them. A guy with a girl found the remains of a man, but the worst part is that they are accused of murder. How to prove your innocence? An experienced detective takes over the matter, behind which there are more than a dozen successful investigations.
Hope Will Not Fade (All is Lost) 2013
Genre: Adventure drama
Rating: KinoPoisk - 6.6, IMDb - 6.9
Real story: Director JC Chandor said the source for inspiration was Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. In addition, the director added that the habitat in which he grew up played a role: ships, sea, boats, yachts, sailboats. "I always dreamed of shooting a film, the action of which will take place in the open ocean," said Chandor.
The script of the picture was only 32 pages.
In the list of films about the sea and the ocean, based on real events, there is a picture "Hope will not fade away." The film shows what feats a person is ready to go in the struggle for life. A small boat in the middle of the raging Indian Ocean. A middle-aged man lay down to take a snooze on board his favorite ship. Instead of sweet dreams, he woke up from a sharp jolt - as it turned out, his yacht flew into an iron container, which pierced the side of the ship, where water is now mercilessly whipping. But even this is not the worst. Worst of all, all the appliances on the boat are out of order. A man cannot send an SOS signal. Now he was left alone with the harsh nature. In his arsenal there is only composure and unbending willpower.