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"Pirates! Band of Misfits" (2012). This British claymation spoof from Peter Lord ("Wallace and Gromit") may be too "meta" for little viewers, but adults will find it a crack-up. Hugh Grant is the voice of the overly generic Pirate Captain, annual loser of the Pirate of the Year Award, who commandeers a ship that turns out to be the Beagle. The lunatic plot isn't easily explained, but it involes a sneaky Charles Darwin, a villainous Queen Victoria, Jane Austen, the Elephant Man -- you name it. Kids might enjoy the slapstick, but the jokes are aimed at you. (Credit: AP)

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Talk Like a Pirate Day: Top 4 pirate movies

Talk Like a Pirate Day comes around every September 19, and what better way to celebrate this international holiday than watching a great pirate movie? (Besides actually talking like a pirate, of course.) Newsday's film critic, Rafer Guzmán, offers his picks for the four best swashbuckling movies to play on this most important day. Argh, matey!

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