"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" is a 2003 adventure fantasy film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The movie stars Johnny Depp as the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann.
The story follows the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow, a witty and eccentric pirate who teams up with Will Turner, a blacksmith, and Elizabeth Swann, the governor's daughter, to rescue Elizabeth from the clutches of the evil Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) and his crew of cursed pirates.
The cursed pirates are under a curse that causes them to become undead, unable to feel pain or pleasure, and forced to live forever as skeletal beings. To break the curse, they must return a stolen piece of Aztec gold to its rightful place and sacrifice the blood of a descendant of the people who originally stole it.
The film features impressive visual effects, exciting action sequences, and a memorable musical score by Hans Zimmer. Johnny Depp's performance as Captain Jack Sparrow was widely praised and earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
The success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" led to the creation of a popular film franchise that has since produced several sequels, a spin-off, and numerous theme park attractions. The film is regarded as a modern classic and is widely considered one of the best pirate-themed films ever made.