Poll Suggestion: Favorite Pirate Movie

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Which of these pirate movies is your favorite?


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Oh boy, do you need help on this one, eventhough a Pirates Of The Caribbean movie will steel the results.
- “Against All Flags”
- both versions of “The Buccaneer”.
- “Long John Silver” with Robert Newton. Don’t confuse it with Treasure island. This is an Australian made movie about Jim Hawkins and Silver after “Treasure Island” ends.
- “The Island” with Micheal Caine.
- if you are going to mention “Treasure Planet” , you better list one version of Treasure Island. I suggest the 1934 one.
- “Blackbeard The Pirate”,
- technically Hitchcock’s “Jamaican Inn” is a Pirate story
- “The King’s Pirate”
- “Frenchman’s Creek”(1944).
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Did I add the right ones?
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1) You had listed one of the worst pirate movies ever made “Cutthroat Island”. But worthy of the list. Thank god, you had avoided “The Pirate Movie” (1982) 5.1. Try “Swashbuckler”(1974) 6.4 . Also try using that as keyword search term too.
2) “Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World” is not a pirate movie. It is a war movie. It is set in the Napoleonic Wars.
3) you had too many variations of “Treasure Island” without listing an actual direct adaptation of “Treasure Island”. Many films were made of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel. Another Steven’s book and movie has a section on piracy too, “The Master of Ballantrae” (1953) ( but in the book, Flynn’s role, though indeed the rightful heir, he was really the villain of the story).
4) all the films based on Peter Pan. Eventhough Hook is a pirate, Peter Pan is considered as Fantasy. Very few people consider them as pirate movies.
If you want to consider fantasy movies with pirates as pirate movies, then I got two more for you: “The Princess Bride” and “Stardust”.
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Swashbuckler, Treasure Island, The Master of Ballantrae, The Princess Bride and Stardust added to the list. Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World deleted.
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Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest! The "wheel fight" in the woods is my absolute favorite 'Pirates' scene.  Were I given more than one choice, I must admit  that I simply love Robert de Niro as ballet-dancing Captain in Stardust!
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Agreed
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Treasure Island  (1934)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025907/reference
Wallace Beery   ...  Long John Silver
Jackie Cooper   ...  Jim Hawkins
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island#Adaptations

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Treasure Island added
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance
The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty
is a comic opera in two acts,
with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
The opera's official premiere was ... in New York City on 31 December 1879,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance#Adaptations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance_(film)


The Pirates of Penzance  (1983)
After a young man leaves a band of pirates, hilarity ensues.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086112/reference
Kevin Kline   ...  The Pirate King 
Angela Lansbury   ...  Ruth
Linda Ronstadt   ...  Mabel Stanley

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086112/soundtrack
It looks like we don't have any Soundtracks for this title yet.


Trivia
Star Kevin Kline won the 1981 Tony Award (New York City)
for Best Actor in a Musical for
"The Pirates of Penzance" Broadway 1981-1982 production
and recreated his role in this cinema movie

Reportedly, during casting for this movie,
John Travolta lost out to Kevin Kline
in getting the lead role of The Pirate King.

Linda Ronstadt was nominated for the 1981 Tony Award (New York City)
for Actress in a Musical for "Pirates of Penzance"
and recreated her role in the film based on this production.

This was Linda Ronstadt's only film appearance.
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Added, thanks!
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