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 Ron
In Theaters on September 18th, 1992

Salty rogue (Kurt Russell) steers Chicago family's yacht in Caribbean. Read More

Captain Blood
Not Yet Rated1935
In Theaters on December 26th, 1935

An enslaved British doctor (Errol Flynn) turns Caribbean pirate. Read More

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Based on 34 critics

Dodgeball teams (Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller) compete for $50,000 in Las Vegas. Read More

Muppet Treasure Island
In Theaters on February 16th, 1996

Kermit, Long John Silver and Young Jim Hawkins set sail for riches using a pirate's treasure map. Read More

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

Capt. Jack Sparrow encounters a woman from his past and sets sail to find the Fountain of Youth. Read More

The Princess Bride
Based on 20 critics

A pirate (Cary Elwes) rescues his beloved (Robin Wright) from a dreadful prince. Read More

December 11, 2016
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Black Dynamite
Based on 14 critics

A kung fu fighter (Michael Jai White) wages war on "The Man" after his brother's murder. Read More

The Goonies
Based on 12 critics

Oregon kids (Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen) follow a pirate's map to gold. Read More

December 28, 2016
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Based on 19 critics

Lawyer (Robin Williams) turns into Peter Pan to save kids from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman). Read More

January 11, 2017
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The Crimson Pirate
Not Yet Rated1952
In Theaters on March 26th, 2000

Pirate (Burt Lancaster) and sidekick (Nick Cravat) help rebels fight Spain. Read More