The Ringer's The Big Picture presents: ‘Ahoy! The Top Five Movies Set at Sea’
“We've turned over.”
‘The Poseidon Adventure,’ based on a novel by Paul Gallico, isn’t Shakespeare or anything. Still, as far as disaster movies go, it’s an undeniably excellent example, with some legitimate thrills and impressive production value, along with a cast that, while not the starriest ever assembled to be killed off one by one, are at least enormously committed and have some characterful roles to get stuck in.
Directed by Ronald Neame, the film is set on the final voyage of ocean liner the SS Poseidon, which is turned upside down by a massive tidal wave (in the, uh, famously tsunami-prone Mediterranean, for some reason)…