25 best boat movies ever

Ocean-going movies are often scuppered by high budgets and difficult filming conditions. These boat movies steered through calmer waters

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Christopher Columbus sets sail to discover… well, he doesn’t know. That’s sort of the point of Ridley Scott’s discovery movie, in which Gerard Depardieu plays the New World explorer and Sigourney Weaver puts in a turn as Queen Isabella I. It flopped at the box office, but the central motif of the soundtrack was adopted by the Portuguese Socialist Party, which has kept it ever since.