I love seafaring stories and The Finest Hours, based on a true story of a daring rescue by the US Coast Guard in 1952, did it for me.
Four men went out in a little boat to rescue the oil tanker SS Pendleton that broke into two off Cape Cod, and the leader of the group, Bernie Webber, is played with much restraint by Chris "Captain Kirk" Pine.
I actually like this less cocky Chris Pine better.
The love story bit is a bit hokey but the drama at sea more than made up for it.
I watched this in 3D and boy, do you feel the waves crashing down on you.
Casey Affleck also put up a fine performance as the strong and silent Ray Sybert, who became the de facto leader of the men on board the still floating rear half of the stricken SS Pendleton.
I should visit Cape Cod and see the beautiful coast there one day.