Moby-Dick Movie and TV Adaptations

Moby-Dick or The Whale. An epic battle between human and beast.

Many have told stories like this. Not many have thrived for over 170 years. If you are looking for a reason (or five!) to read Moby-Dick, check out the excellent blog by Library Assistant Hannah. It is an adventure all by itself.

However if film is more your speed, choices abound you!

There are also documentaries and dedications that might attempt to answer the question: what is it about Herman Melville's saga that stays with us?

Join us for a showing of the first two films on this list.

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or the Whale

Moby Dick (1930 film)

Moby Dick (1956 film)

Moby Dick (1998 miniseries)

Moby Dick (2011 miniseries)

In the Heart of the Sea

American Gothic: Hawthorne & Melville

The Melville Legacy - Moby Dick

Call Us Ishmael