Underwater Movies

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Underwater Movies

When it comes to Underwater Movies, there is no limit to the movies who explored this idea. We listed 25 of the best ones.

Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, starring Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
Rated G

Finding Nemo is a 2003 animated adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich. The film follows the story of Marlin, a clownfish searching for his son Nemo, who has been captured and taken to Sydney. Marlin is joined by a forgetful fish named Dory, who helps him on his journey across the ocean to find his son. Along the way, Marlin and Dory encounter various sea creatures and face numerous dangers, from sharks to jellyfish. The two eventually make it to Sydney, and Marlin must find a way to rescue Nemo from captivity. In the end, Marlin and Nemo are reunited and find their way back home.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Rated PG-13

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is an action-packed adventure film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley. The story follows the swashbuckling pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) as he and his rag-tag crew embark on a thrilling quest to break an ancient curse that has been placed on the legendary Black Pearl ship. With the help of Will Turner (Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Knightley), they battle against the evil undead pirate, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), in an effort to save the day. Along the way, they must contend with supernatural forces, dangerous foes, and the ever-present threat of the cursed Black Pearl. Filled with daring stunts and spectacular sword fights, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a must-see adventure that will delight audiences of all ages.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The film stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, and Lorraine Gary in the lead roles. The film is set in the fictional town of Amity Island and follows Police Chief Martin Brody (Scheider) as he attempts to protect the island's residents from a great white shark intent on killing everyone it encounters. With the help of oceanographer Matt Hooper (Dreyfuss) and shark hunter Quint (Shaw), Brody attempts to hunt down the shark before it can claim any more victims. The film was a massive commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until being surpassed by Star Wars in 1977. It received critical acclaim, with some critics calling it one of the greatest films ever made. The film had lasting cultural and economic impacts, with it's iconic score and use of mechanical sharks becoming beloved by audiences across the globe.

Life of Pi (2012)

Life of Pi
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain, Tabu
Rated PG

Life of Pi is a 2012 survival drama film based on the novel of the same name by Yann Martel. Directed by Ang Lee, the film tells the story of Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, a 16-year-old Indian boy who survives a shipwreck and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. Through an extended journey of self-discovery, Pi learns to cope with his situation, relying on his wits, imagination, and spiritual faith to survive. Along the way, Pi forms an unlikely companionship with the tiger, Richard Parker, and together they must learn to trust one another in order to survive their harsh environment and the ever-changing ocean. The film stars Suraj Sharma as Pi, along with Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Adil Hussain, and Gérard Depardieu in supporting roles.

Titanic (1997)

Titanic
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
Rated PG-13

Titanic is a 1997 romantic drama directed and written by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The film tells the story of Jack and Rose, two star-crossed lovers aboard the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Rose is a wealthy aristocrat on the voyage with her fiancé, Cal Hockley, while Jack is a penniless artist. The two meet and fall in love, but their relationship is threatened when Cal discovers them together. As their story unfolds, the Titanic tragically sinks, leaving Jack and Rose fighting for their lives. In the end, Jack sacrifices his life to save Rose, and Rose is able to survive and tell the story of their love.

Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White
Rated PG-13

In Cast Away, Tom Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose plane crashes in the South Pacific, leaving him stranded on an uninhabited island. After four years of struggling to survive, Chuck ultimately finds a way to escape the island and make his way back home. Along the way, he discovers a resilience and resourcefulness he never knew he possessed, and he learns to appreciate the people and things he left behind. With its mix of drama, adventure, and humor, Cast Away is a classic survival story about the triumph of the human spirit.

Dunkirk (2017)

Dunkirk
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Christopher Nolan, starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Rated PG-13

Dunkirk is set at the end of the Second World War. It tells the story of the evacuation of Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France in 1940. The story is told from three perspectives: the Mole (the beach evacuation), the Sea (the civilian boats crossing the English Channel to rescue the soldiers) and the Air (the Royal Air Force planes sent to protect the evacuation). As the British, French and Belgian troops fight to survive, they are faced with a relentless enemy, the possibility of death and the uncertainty of their own future. As the clock ticks down, the soldiers must fight for their lives and for a chance of survival.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Mutiny on the Bounty
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Frank Lloyd, starring Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin
Rated Passed

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 American drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. The film is based on the novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. The story tells of the real-life mutiny against the cruel captain, William Bligh, aboard the HMS Bounty in 1789. The crew, led by the charismatic 1st mate Fletcher Christian, is tired of Bligh's oppressive rule, and so they seize the ship and cast Bligh and some of his supporters adrift in a small launch. Though they succeed, the mutineers soon discover that life as a fugitive on the open sea is not easy and is fraught with danger and difficulty. Through a series of thrilling adventures, they eventually make it to a tropical island where they attempt to build a new life. The film won an Academy Award for Best Picture and was the first in a series of six films that featured the Bounty and its crew.

Moana (2016)

Moana
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams, starring Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison
Rated PG

Moana is an animated musical fantasy adventure film from Disney that was released in 2016. The film follows the story of Moana, the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. She sets sail on a daring mission to save her people and finds herself facing impossible odds and encountering a demigod named Maui. Along the way, she learns to harness the power of the ocean and discovers the true meaning of being a master wayfinder. With brilliant visuals, a great soundtrack, and a strong message of female empowerment, Moana is an inspiring tale of self-discovery, bravery, and perseverance.

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, starring Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes
Rated G

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th Disney animated feature film, it is loosely based on the 1837 Danish fairytale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. It tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess, who dreams of becoming human after falling in love with a human prince. Determined to be with her beloved prince, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. With the help of her crabby sidekick Sebastian, Ariel must win the prince's love and break the wicked sea witch's spell before the sun sets on the third day. The film features the voices of Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll and Kenneth Mars. Music and lyrics were written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. The Little Mermaid won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and best original song ("Under the Sea"). It was followed by two direct-to-video sequels, a prequel, and a Broadway musical.

Ponyo (2008)

Ponyo
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Hayao Miyazaki, starring Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tomoko Yamaguchi
Rated G

Ponyo is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of a goldfish named Ponyo who yearns to be human and a five-year-old boy named Sōsuke who befriends her. When Ponyo's father, a powerful sorcerer, threatens to flood the world, Sōsuke, Ponyo, and their newfound friends must set out on an adventure to save the world. Along the way, they explore the wonders of the ocean and face its dangers as they discover the power of friendship and love.

The Abyss (1989)

The Abyss
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester
Rated PG-13

The Abyss is a science-fiction action drama directed by James Cameron. The film follows a crew of deep-sea oil-drillers as they are sent to investigate a mysterious electromagnetic anomaly at the bottom of the ocean. After arriving on the scene, they discover a U.S. nuclear submarine that has been destroyed. It soon becomes clear that something far more sinister is at work, and the crew must descend into the depths of the abyss to uncover the truth. Along the way, they encounter a hostile alien species, advanced military technology, and discover the true nature of the anomaly. The film ultimately culminates in a thrilling underwater showdown between the drillers and the alien entity.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport
Rated PG-13

Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson
Rated PG

The Shape of Water (2017)

The Shape of Water
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones
Rated R

Red Cliff (2008)

Red Cliff
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Woo, starring Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang, Chang Chen
Rated R

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Richard Fleischer, starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre
Rated G

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

In the Heart of the Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Ron Howard, starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw
Rated PG-13

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day
Rated PG-13

Frozen II (2019)

Frozen II
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff
Rated PG

Aquaman (2018)

Aquaman
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson
Rated PG-13

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson, starring Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer
Rated PG

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

The Beach (2000)

The Beach
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon
Rated R

 



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