Ocean or sea movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ocean or sea movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, intense and exciting films and TV shows about / with ocean, sea, escapades, danger, survival, boat, ship, adventure, catastrophe and underwater scene plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
ocean or sea
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ocean or sea movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ocean or sea: All Is Lost (2013), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Black Sea (2014), Kon-Tiki (2012), Orca (1977), The Boat (1981), Open Water 2: Adrift (2006), Sphere (1998), Into the Blue (2005), Open Water (2003).

List of ocean or sea movies

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ...
Style: exciting, tense, epic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, napoleonic wars, navy, sea battle, adventure, heroic mission, leadership, battles, naval battle, sailboat, naturalist, ocean ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, edwardian era
Place: england, france, europe, brazil, pacific ocean
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 6.9
 81K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, tense, reflective ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, isolation, sea, boat, adventure, storm, loneliness, forces of nature, survivor, ocean, human spirit, sailor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: suspense, scenic, exciting, inspirational, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, whale, sea, shipwreck, disaster, starvation, natural disaster, death, man versus nature, boat ...
Time: 19th century, future, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s ...
Place: new england, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america, massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 38K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, tricky, bleak ...
Plot: submarine, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, ocean, survival, adventure, heist, murder, greed, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
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 7.2
 50K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventure, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, sailing, expedition, obsessive quest, travel, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 12K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, Italy, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the ...
Style: harsh, suspense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer whale, whale, survival, animal attack, ocean, vengeance, dangerous animal, adventure, obsession, disaster, revenge, shark ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: antarctica, newfoundland
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 8.4
 252K
The Boat (1981)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, Italy, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A German submarine hunts allied ships during the Second World War, but it soon becomes the hunted. The crew tries to survive below the surface, while stretching both the boat and themselves to their limits.
Style: epic, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: submarine, world war two, war, navy, naval battle, ocean, nazi, anti war, military, battles, survival, mission ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century, year 1941
Place: germany, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies, by traveling west instead of east, across the unchartered Ocean sea. After failing to find backing from the Portugese, he goes to the Spanish court ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean, treasure hunt, adventure, heroic mission, against the odds, rebelliousness, betrayal, intrigue, dishonesty, storm, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, latin america, atlantic ocean ...
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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: survival, human nature, yacht, social relations, family in danger, uninhibited rivalry, drowning, isolation, shark, sea, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 107K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: scary, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, paranoia, first contact, survival, psychology, space and aliens, alien, time travel, psychologist, submarine, supernatural, group of strangers ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 77K
Into the Blue (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, ...
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, shark, diving, ocean, scuba diving, expedition, adventure, shipwreck, cocaine, island, gold, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: bahamas
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 54K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, shark, isolation, stranded, ocean, shark attack, panic, animal attack, diving, water, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.5
 179K
The Abyss (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, disaster, survival, alien, catastrophe, first contact, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 94K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: inspirational, sentimental, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: ocean, coast guard, rescue, lifeguard, death, life philosophy, military, training, friendship, survival, mentor, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
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Story: Two-part drama based on the true story of the Allied ship Laconia, sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, which then surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: submarine, world war two, rescue, sinking ship, pow, ship, military, german, war, ocean, survivor, passenger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
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Against the Sun (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A WWII pilot, bombardier, and radioman find themselves adrift on a lifeboat without food or water after being forced to ditch their plane during a scouting mission.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, world war two, military, human spirit, adventure, ocean, disaster, soldier, getting home, human nature, lifeboat, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 77K
Free Willy (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, uplifting, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: animals, friendship, killer whale, human animal relationship, freedom, adventure, family, animal life, ocean, happy ending, rescue, children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 20K
Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: animals, animal rescue, rescue, journalism, media, ocean, whale, volunteer, environmentalism, ecology, snowstorm, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s
Place: alaska, new york, los angeles
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 6.9
 117K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, twists and turns, ship, time travel, supernatural, ghost ship, ocean, isolation, insanity, sea, shipwreck, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: miami, florida, caribbean
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jack Sparrow, a freewheeling 17th-century pirate, quarrels with a rival pirate bent on pillaging Port Royal. When the governor's daughter is kidnapped, Sparrow decides to help the girl's love save her.
Style: exciting, fairy tale, entertaining, colourful, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, date night, boys' night ...
Plot: pirate, adventure, treasure hunt, ship, sword fight, treasure, disney, british empire, fantasy world, pirate captain, pirate ship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: touching, sentimental, heartbreaking, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, island, trying to get pregnant, mother love, isolation, missing child, husband wife relationship, motherhood, miscarriage, redemption ...
Time: 1920s, victorian era, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, absurd, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, monster, dangerous animal, deadly creature, killer shark, sea monster, ship, shark attack, island, escapades, graphic violence, eaten alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 80K
Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: exciting, light, realistic, romantic, ridiculous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure hunter, ex husband ex wife relationship, yacht, beautiful scenery, adventurer, sunken treasure, escapades, rivalry, obsessive quest, golddigger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, bahamas, usa, spain, chicago illinois ...
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 7.5
 52K
The Big Blue (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: diving, friendship, adventure, diver, dolphins, love affair, rivalry, escapades, haunted by the past, melancholy, death, sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: greece, italy, europe, new york, peru ...
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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, road movie, feel good
Audience: boys' night
Plot: napoleonic wars, ship, british navy, adventurer, adventure, navy, military, bully, heroes, duel, battles, sea ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 64K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, navy, warship, battleship, swat team, save the day, tough heroes, escapades, heroes, daring rescue, military coup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2017, 2010s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., scotland, moscow russia, scottish highlands ...
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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, 3d animation ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: sea turtle, global warming, survival, friendship, diving, water, obsessive quest, hippie, friends, adventure, family, animal life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, california, antarctica
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, scenic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, ocean, disaster, courage, adventure, forces of nature, shipwreck, storm at sea, coast guard, daring rescue, sinking ship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952, year 1951, 50s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 630K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada, India, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Style: philosophical, motivational, visually appealing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: survival, ocean, human animal relationship, adventure, stranded, loneliness, life, animals, beautiful scenery, survivor, hopes, journey ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 20K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, survival, ocean, killer shark, shark attack, tourist, boat, panic, creature feature, boat accident, dangerous animal, diving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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