The Scariest Ship Horror Movies Set on the Sea Films

The Scariest Ship Horror Movies Set on the Sea

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There's nothing scarier than a horror movie set at sea. The top horror movies set on ships feature deadly threats from real-life elements as well as supernatural occurrences and hauntings. This is a list of the top lost at sea horror movies featuring everything from Ghost Ship to Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis to Deep Rising.

What movies will you find on this list of the top ship horror films? Movie buffs will likely place Jaws right at the top. Though much of the film is set on the coast, one of Jaws' most famous lines – Roy Scheider saying, “We're gonna need a bigger boat” – was delivered while out at sea. Open Water is another terrifying movie featuring characters lost at sea. Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat is often considered one of the suspense master's most underrated films. Other movies featured on this roundup of the best horror movies set at sea include Cape Fear, Das Boot, and The Abyss.

Do you have a favorite scary movie set at sea? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great movies that are missing.

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Julianna Margulies, Emily Browning, Karl Urban

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    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Chris Elliott

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    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

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    David Jason, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Julian Wadham

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    Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley

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    Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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    Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin

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    Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

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    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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    Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Williams, Scott Foley

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    Roman Polanski, Leon Niemczyk, Zygmunt Malanowicz

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    John Rhys-Davies, Kerry Fox, Amber Sainsbury

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    Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell

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    Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson

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    Francisco Rabal, Macarena Gómez, Ferran Lahoz

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    Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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    Manuela Velasco, Héctor Colomé, Emilio Buale Coka

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    Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Flemyng

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    Nia Peeples, Miguel Ferrer, Cindy Pickett

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    Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern

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    Simon Yam, Lam Suet, Louis Koo

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    Satan's Triangle 
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    Satan's Triangle Kim Novak, Doug McClure, Ed Lauter

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    Judd Nelson, Mark Sheppard, Lance Henriksen

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    The Haunted Sea 
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    The Haunted Sea Krista Allen, James Brolin, Joanna Pacuła

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    David Caruso, Stacy Keach, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    The Rig 
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    The Rig William Forsythe, Art LaFleur, Sarah Laine

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