Top 10 Badass Sea Captains

Badass sea captains are rare commodities these days. We’ve got lots of ninjas, starship pilots and superheroes, but what happened to all of those angry old sailors and treacherous pirates?

That’s why we’re so excited about Tom Hanks’s new flick Captain Phillips. Not only is it based on a true story, but it features two epically badass captains in Hanks’ Captain Phillips and his Somali counterpart Muse as the two face off against each other.

In honor of Captain Phillips, we’d like to present our list of top 10 badass sea captains — ever.