Vicious pirates preying on unsuspecting ships off the coast of Africa.

An American captain who risks his life to save his crew.

Days of failed negotiations which finally result in a dramatic rescue by the US Navy.

TOP 10: The ten greatest ocean adventure movies of all time.

It’s no wonder the story of Captain Richard Phillips has captivated both the country and the entire world. The sequence of events mirrored the plot of a great aquatic action film, with Phillips playing a part seemingly tailor-made for the likes of Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson or Russell Crowe.

In fact, Hollywood has long been aware that water and film do mix, and can often lead to cinematic glory.

With the ocean saga now over and the real-life hero safe and sound, you might want to consider re-visiting the following memorable maritime movies.