William Bligh

HMS Bounty

Movie: The Bounty, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935, 1962)
Captain Bligh was responsible for the most famous mutiny in history and inspired a number of great film performances. Here's Anthony Hopkins and his toothy grin in the role.

Der Alte


Movie: Das Boot

Malcolm Reynolds


Movie: Serenity
Cut from the same mold as Han Solo, Mal Reynolds of the fan favorite Firefly series is a no-nonsense mercenary who's just trying to make a buck. Oh and he will shoot first.


Clarence Oveur

Trans American 209

Movie: Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel
Captain Oveur really had a way with kids.

Marko Ramius

Red October

Movie: The Hunt for Red October

Jack Aubrey

HMS Surprise

Movie: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
"Lucky" Jack Aubrey's Surprise was outclassed and outgunned, but he and his determined crew were able to defeat the more powerful Archeron with some clever tricks and tactics.