Here are some ideas for movies to watch to get you inspired for your next super yacht charter or enjoy once you’ve settled in onboard.
Sit back and relax in the cinema room or on deck under the stars…
Whether you’re after old classics or new twists, a movie for the kids or big kids, war and adventure or a touch of romance- we’ve got some ideas for you.
· Finding Nemo
This Disney Pixar collaboration tells the epic adventures of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory, searches for his abducted son Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself in a movie that keeps adults and kids alike hooked on every twist.
· Pirates of the Caribbean
Wherever you are on your super yacht charter, a dose of Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow will always be a good idea. The swashbuckling tales of pirates, gold and walking the plank on the high seas are guaranteed to shiver your timbers.
14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. In the wake of a year-long battle with Dutch authorities that sparked a global storm of media scrutiny, Laura now finds herself far from land, family and unwanted attention, exploring the world in search of freedom, adventure, and distant dreams of her early youth at sea.
· Free Willy
When orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. They form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer the pair develop a routine of tricks. However when the greedy park owner catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them, it becomes clear the next move must to be plot an escape.
· The Beach
In this classic Leonardo DiCaprio movie, twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
· The Little Mermaid
Ariel is an independent mermaid princess who makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. This famous Disney movie is an entertaining musical with a touching plot and includes the timeless song ‘Under the sea’.
· Gilligan’s Island
The show followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive the island on which they had been shipwrecked. Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways’ conflicts and their unsuccessful attempts to escape the island.
· Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
This epic historical war-drama movie was written, produced and directed by Peter Weir and set in the Napoleonic Wars. A brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America, taking the viewers back to the time of wide-eyed discovery making landfall on remote islands like the Galapagos and amazing battle scenes.
· Life of Pi
The adaptation of the famous book by Yann Martel follows a young man who survives a shipwreck who is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor, a fearsome Bengal tiger, and they must survive in a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
· The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by , a man who believes Zissou to be his father and a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his estranged wife.