Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

A true Fantasy film—How else can you describe a film set in the caribbean with no caribbean people in it?

Regan Humphrey

In a fantastical version of Jamaica in the 1700s, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), a crew-and-ship-less pirate captain arrives in Port Royal, where he is quickly arrested and sentenced to death. He is saved by pirate-born blacksmith, William Turner (Orlando Bloom), after Sparrow’s former crew assails Port Royal and kidnaps Turner’s love interest, the bold and brave daughter of the port’s governor, Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightly).


Soundtrack: 100%
Story: 100%
Writing: 90%
Diversity: 4%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PRESENT — 30%
Gender Bias: PRESENT — 30%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

Johnny Depp’s performance as everyone’s favorite clever (or clueless) and irreverent pirate was so obviously the start of something epic, franchised and fun for the whole family.

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