Napoleonic Wars: 'Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World'

- Director: Peter Weir

- IMDb user rating: 7.4

- Metascore: 81

- Runtime: 138 minutes

- Year released: 2003

Outside of pirate-inspired flicks, films set on the high seas have not always had huge box office numbers. But with Russell Crowe coming hot off the heels of “Gladiator,” this epic set during the Napoleonic Wars proved to have a lasting impact. Crowe plays Jack Aubrey, a fictional character in the British Royal Navy, whose army drifts off course toward the Galápagos Islands.

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