Swashbucklers! Landlubbers! Pollys and Crackers! Pirates have been a huge part of mainstream media for generations, but it seems like we’ve had a downturn when it comes to our love of seaward thieves. Are pirates still cool?

The Glory Days

During the 80s and 90s there were a handful of pirate movies coming out, ranging from romance to comedy to space to musical. It seemed pirates were being picked apart from all sides.

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Hanging On

Then in the 2000s pirates seemed to be only something Disney cared about. They were still telling great stories, but they had no competition.

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Modern Day or Setpiece

Since 2010, pirates have taken a huge backseat. The only time we see pirates anymore, is if they are lame modern day pirates…

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Or just background setpieces of unrelated stories.

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Gaming

The only place where classic pirates are still taking centerstage is in a few videogames, Assassins Creed, and Skull and Bones.

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Are Pirates Still Cool? What Do You Think? Let Us Know Below!

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