With 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' hitting theaters today, what better way to kick off the occasion than a look back at the 10 best buccaneers ever to have graced the silver screen? From the unhinged to the undead, from the animated to the exemplary, they're a motley crew, all right, but we think anyone would be glad to have these guys scrubbin' the poopdeck and throwing back grog.

So, without further ado ...

Captain Blood Movie Poster
Captain Blood
In Theaters on December 26, 1935

In England in the 1600s, Dr. Peter Blood (Errol Flynn) treats the wounds of a man who had been injured... Read More

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Muppet Treasure Island
Based on 18 critics

Kermit, Long John Silver (Tim Curry) and Young Jim Hawkins (Kevin Bishop) set sail for riches using a... Read More

The Princess Bride Movie Poster
The Princess Bride
Based on 20 critics

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a... Read More

The Goonies Movie Poster
The Goonies
Based on 12 critics

When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their... Read More

Hook Movie Poster
Based on 19 critics

When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer... Read More

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The Crimson Pirate
In Theaters on March 26, 2000

Capt. Vallo (Burt Lancaster), the leader of a roving band of pirates, hijacks a ship filled with expensive... Read More

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Movie Poster
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Based on 34 critics

Average Joe's Gym and its owner, Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn), are both down on their luck. A fancy... Read More

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Based on 39 critics

The checkered past of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) catches up to him when he encounters Angelica... Read More

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Black Dynamite
Based on 14 critics

After "The Man" kills his brother and poisons the neighborhood with tainted liquor, a kung fu fighter... Read More

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Captain Ron
In Theaters on 1992

When mild-mannered Martin Harvey (Martin Short) finds out that he has inherited a vintage yacht, he decides... Read More