Live Poll: Ghost Ship Films

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The list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022558904/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/TWYvycX8A18/

Ever since that day in 1872, when the Mary Celeste was found adrift, perfectly intact, and perfectly seaworthy with its cargo untouched, a full store of food and all the sailors’ belongings also perfectly intact onboard, but the crew, one life longboat, the captain’s log, and the captain’s wife missing, it and several other ships (The Flying Dutchman, The Lady Lovibond, The Joyita, The Octavius, The Baychimo, The Carroll A. Deering, The SS Valencia and The Caleuche), real or mythical, have created the niche in sea lore and the movie genre known as “The Ghost Ship.” With its mystery that had defied a solution for over 140 years, and the new film, Adrift (2018), which has a hallucination of a ghost ship in it, and the real fact that there are abandoned drifting boats filled with skeletons washing up on the north shore of Japan this year, it is time for a poll about ghost ship films. These are films that have either a haunted ship, or a phantom ghost ship in them, and/or a mystery or thriller set onboard the ship to explain what happened on it (aka solve the mystery). It could be the whole movie or a few seconds. Which is your favorite film?

To talk about it, set sail here.
If your going to suggest a film, please also give the name of the boat or ship.
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Pirates Caribbean serial & Ghost Boat looks interesting.
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Sorry for the long intro, but I wanted to give just right amount of creepiness laced with known facts which made it even more creeper. I could have mentioned the few drops of blood on a rail, and on the blade of a sword (only one) in the captain’s cabin and a sword mark on a rail as the only hint of violence.
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I also had to be careful on how to mention the film “Adrift” without giving the ending away.
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What about submarines?
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One is in there already. The HMS Scorpion is a submarine. So submarines are included and spaceships too.
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dgranger,

I updated your original post the to replace [link=tt6306064] with Adrift (2018).
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Thanks
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For your consideration, there is Phantom (2013), but by including it, we're possibly spoiling the "ghost" aspect of the movie. If anybody reading this had not seen it and can figure out the mystery just from that, then I apologize.
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I had the same problem about what to say on “Adrift”. Don’t worry. Your selection is added.
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dgranger,

For your consideration:
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little Spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted to Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman (Dutch: De Vliegende Hollander) is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever. The myth is likely to have originated from the 17th-century golden age of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The oldest extant version has been dated to the late 18th century. Sightings in the 19th and 20th centuries reported the ship to be glowing with ghostly light. If hailed by another ship, the crew of the Flying Dutchman will try to send messages to land, or to people long dead. In ocean lore, the sight of this phantom ship is a portent of doom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Dutchman#In_film
The story was dramatized in the 1951 film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, starring James Mason (who plays the Dutch Captain Hendrick van der Zee) and Ava Gardner (who plays Pandora). In this version, the Flying Dutchman is a man, not a ship. The two-hour long film, scripted by its director Albert Lewin, sets the main action on the Mediterranean coast of Spain during the summer of 1930. Centuries earlier the Dutchman had killed his wife, wrongly believing her to be unfaithful. Providence condemned him to roam the seas until he found the true meaning of love. In the only plot device taken from earlier versions of the story, once every seven years the Dutchman is allowed ashore for six months to search for a woman who will love him enough to die for him, releasing him from his curse, and he finds her in Pandora.

In the Pirates of the Caribbean films, the ship made its first appearance in Dead Man's Chest (2006) under the command of the fictional captain, Davy Jones. The story and attributes of the ship were inspired by the actual Flying Dutchman of nautical lore.
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The films have been already added. I waiting for a derelict space ship for a ghost ship because I can’t stop thinking of an episode of Firefly that would fit perfectly in here but I deliberately limited myself to movies. I might change to include Television shows. What is your opinion.
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dgranger,

Please change the title from:
Ghost Ship films

To:
Ghost Ship Films
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Done
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Typos:
...perfectly seaworthy with its cargo untouched, a full store of food and all the sailors’ belongings also perfectly intact onboard...
With its mystery that had defied a solution...
These are films that have either a haunted ship in them, or a phantom ghost ship, or a mystery... 
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Done. But I change the last typo sentence to make it a little more clearer. I never knew “and/or” is considered a word.
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Looks good, thanks.
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and Now I wish I can get into the habit of proofreading my posts better before posting. “But I change the last typo sentence to make it a little more clearer” EGad. That should read as “But I’d changed the last typo sentence to make it a little more clearer.”
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FYC: 
Virus (1999): Academic Vladislav Volkov

The movie begins with a bit of a ghost ship vibe, despite what is actually going on is more of a body horror/sci-fi mix-up. I think it still qualifies and this movie is very much underrated: it was critically panned but since become somewhat of a cult oddity. 
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It is on. The tv episode that I had mentioned earlier that had a very ghost ship feel to it and be Sci / fy horror was the “Bushwhacked” episode from “Firefly”. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0579528/...
Also the “Objects in Space” episode was spooky too but not as horrific as “Bushwhacked” was. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0579531/...
But I had limited myself to movies.
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I like this: To talk about it, set sail here.  :)

May I suggest just a few  small edits to the intro (which is, btw, very informative and nicely descriptive)? (The suggested edits are in bold below.)

Ever since that day in 1872, when the Mary Celeste was found adrift, perfectly intact, and perfectly seaworthy with its cargo untouched, a full store of food and all the sailors’ belongings also perfectly intact onboard, but the crew, one life longboat, the captain’s log, and the captain’s wife missing, it and several other ships (The Flying Dutchman, The Lady Lovibond, The Joyita, The Octavius, The Baychimo, The Carroll A. Deering, The SS Valencia and The Caleuche), real or mythical, have created the niche in sea lore and the movie genre known as “The Ghost Ship." With its mystery that had defied a solution for over 140 years, and the new film, Adrift (2018), which has a hallucination of a ghost ship in it, and the real fact that there are abandoned drifting boats filled with skeletons washing up on the north shore of Japan this year, it is time for a poll about ghost ship films. These are films that have either a haunted ship, or a phantom ghost ship in them, and/or a mystery or thriller set onboard the ship to explain what happened on it (aka solve the mystery). It could be the whole movie or a few seconds. Which is your favorite film?
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Done.
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dgranger,
Thanks for making the changes that Rubyfruit suggested. I've updated your original post accordingly.
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Thanks.
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I have already used that list. Video games and tv series are not a part of this poll. This poll is limited to movies. Go back up this list and read about what I had said about the tv series “Firefly”. Two of those episodes would qualify as ghostship stories. Well one at least - Bushwhacked. But I didn’t used them because they were a part of tv series.
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Phantom
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Thank you! And just to be whimsically poetic, and a little weird, and defiantly try to be humorous - “May all your voyages be smooth sailing with calm seas, and fair winds in the sails. Also don’t sail on any ships named “The Mary Celeste”, “The Flying Dutchman, or “Titanic” and steer clear of The Bermuda Triangle.”
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Pirates Caribbean Flying Dutchman sequences, ship
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I recall one movie called Levithian about a Titanic ship survives undersea by keeping pressure out, & diver team finds ship, from 1981. or movie named Goliath.
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Goliath Awaits 1981
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Thats the one.
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