in the series One Piece, from Netflix, the adventure is at sea. Also in the impulsive spirit of Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), ready to do anything to become, along with his crew, the king of the buccaneers. The classic anime comes to the platform rescuing the best of pirate history in cartoons. Which includes naval battles, journeys across an endless ocean and great discoveries aboard ships and sailboats.
However, the production goes further. It brings a breath of fresh and youthful air to a traditional genre in cinema. from the movie Captain Bloodwhich turned Errol Flynn into the prototype of the rogue pirate, until the Jack Sparrow by Johnny Depp. Stories about hidden treasures, great maritime struggles for power and sword duels are some of the most beloved in the seventh art. Especially when they are combined with other topics and mix various scenarios.
To celebrate the arrival of the long-awaited adaptation of One Piece On Netflix, we leave you five pirate movies where the protagonists are both heroes and villains. From a classic saga or a children’s story to a horror fable. A journey through a group of stories about the most feared and fascinating figures in ocean legends.
Pirates of the Caribbeanthe story most loved by the public
Based on the Disney attraction of the same name, which adapts Rob Kidd’s book collection, is one of the best-known pirate stories in cinema. The first film in the saga, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl It was released in 2003. Directed by Gore Verbinski—who would direct two more—it set the tone for the rest of the films. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) seek to rescue Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), kidnapped by the Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and his cursed crew. A plot that has as its background a staging full of action and a cynical sense of humor.
Three years later, it hit the big screen Pirates of the Caribbean: Death’s Chest. This new pirate movie would introduce David Jones (Bill Nighy) already the legend of Flying Dutchman. The feature film that closes Verbinski’s trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean: At the end of the world (2007) was considered a conclusion to the saga and farewell to Elizabeth and Will of the franchise.
However, Pirates of the Caribbean: Sailing mysterious waters (2011), by Rob Marshall, featured a new story with Sparrow in search of the legendary Fountain of Youth. The last of the movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017), directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, presents the Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). He seeks revenge and, at the same time, frees himself and his crew from eternal damnation. Despite its ups and downs in quality, the saga is considered an entertainment classic.
The treasure Planet
John Musker and Ron Clements’ animated pirate film combines science fiction with ocean adventure. This adaptation of the novel The island of the treasure, by Robert Louis Stevenson, changes the open sea for a futuristic, space-like environment. To achieve this, it mixes traditional 2D animation with 3D elements, giving it a dynamic visual style full of nods to the traditional pirate genre.
The script follows the adventures of Jim Hawkins (voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a galactic navigator who discovers a star map. Unknowingly, he holds in his hands the key to the legendary Treasure of a Thousand Worlds. With him cyber navigator John Silver (Brian Murray), embarks on an exciting and dangerous expedition through space. A story of growth that will lead you to explore his life and his past.
Although the plot changes the sea voyage for one between the stars, this pirate story is clever enough to remind us of the work from which it comes. Also, to many of the best films about confrontations between villains and heroes in unknown territories. Only this time, everything is surrounded by futuristic technology, spaceships and exotic alien planets. Although it did not enjoy much success at the box office, it is currently considered a cult work.
Captain Phillipsa real pirate movie
For much of the history of cinema, the figure of the pirate was very far from his current mocking version on the big screen. This is the element that director Paul Greengrass recovers when he portrays sea criminals from their most dangerous angle.
The script of this true pirate story is based on the hijacking of the merchant ship Maersk Alabama by Somali maritime criminals, which occurred in 2009. The film also narrates the subsequent rescue operation by the United States Navy.
But, in particular, the plot explores the courage of Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks). During a hostage situation, Phillips attempted to protect the crew from him and negotiate with the criminals amid growing tension. The director skillfully captures the atmosphere of the complex dynamics between the kidnappers and their victims.
Peter Pan and Wendy
JM Barrie’s classic children’s story has had many versions. But David Lowery’s, released this year on Disney+is the one that best explores Captain Hook. Played by Jude Law, this new story of the most feared pirate in children’s literature turns him into a victim of Neverland.
Also in a victim of Peter Pan (Alexander Molony). Abandoned in the middle of the magical kingdom, the character had no choice but to grow. Only to understand that evil is nothing more than a reflection of pain.
Of course, psychoanalyzing a villain is a risky step. In this case, the director does it with simplicity and without exaggerating the reflection on the emotional wounds that do not heal. All in all, Hook has never been more human and relatable than in this pirate movie, which presents the deepest perspective on the well-known villain.
In 1980, John Carpenter also decided to tell a pirate story. And, as expected, he did it through horror films. The fog It is considered a genre classic that tells the legend of pirates from an original point of view.
Set in the fictional coastal town of Antonio Bay, California, the script tells the details of an ancient curse. A mysterious fog that envelops the city and brings with it vengeful sea spirits. They seek revenge for an injustice committed against them by the city’s founders a century before. Of course, it’s about pirates.
As specters reappear from the past, residents face terrifying supernatural events. This peculiar pirate film combines elements of horror and suspense to create a feeling of constant tension and danger.