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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, suspense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with ocean, ocean or sea, danger, escapades, underwater scene, survival, catastrophe, adventure, boat and storytelling plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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ocean or sea movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ocean or sea: All Is Lost (2013), The Reef (2010), Life of Pi (2012), Orca (1977), Kon-Tiki (2012), Battleship (2012), Big Miracle (2012), Fool's Gold (2008), The Last Ship (2014), H2O: Just Add Water (2006).

List of ocean or sea movies

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: ship, sea battle, navy, napoleonic wars, battles, ocean or sea, adventure, naval battle, heroic mission, leadership, escapades, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1800s
Place: brazil, europe, england, pacific ocean, france
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 6.9
 78K
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, suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, boat, isolation, forces of nature, ocean or sea, desperation, adventure, human spirit, hopes, danger, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.8
 18K
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
Plot: shark, animal horror, ocean or sea, underwater, survival, boat accident, ocean, boat, dangerous animal, shark attack, tourist, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.9
 597K
Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India
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, captivating, motivational, scenic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, journey, beautiful scenery, storytelling, adventure, teenage boy, stranded, lost at sea, ocean, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, pacific ocean, montreal quebec ...
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 5.7
 11K
Orca (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands, Italy
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: serious, suspenseful, harsh, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer whale, whale, ocean or sea, dangerous animal, ocean, vengeance, survival, obsession, adventure, rescue, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: antarctica, newfoundland
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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, dark fantasy, humorous, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night, kids
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, curses spells and rituals, pirate ship, sea battle, weirdo, treasure, british empire, fantasy world, gold, ocean or sea ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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 7.2
 47K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: 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, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, expedition, adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, danger, escapades, fish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
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 5.8
 241K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When mankind beams a radio signal into space, a reply comes from ‘Planet G’, in the form of several alien crafts that splash down in the waters off Hawaii. Lieutenant Alex Hopper is a weapons officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, part of ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, battleship, evil alien, military, navy, alien encounter, u.s. navy, ufo, save the world, space and aliens, ship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, japan, new york, tokyo ...
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 6.5
 19K
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, touching, feel good, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animal rescue, ocean or sea, rescue, environmentalism, whale, reporter, cold war, journalism, media, danger, volunteer, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: alaska, los angeles, new york
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 5.7
 76K
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, realistic, entertaining, scenic, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, escapades, adventurer, yacht, ocean or sea, rivalry, boat, sunken treasure, beautiful scenery, ex husband ex wife relationship, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, florida, spain, chicago illinois ...
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 7.5
 56K
The Last Ship (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, battleship, apocalypse, chaos, military, save the world, deadly virus, danger, pandemic, heroes, survival, plague ...
Time: 21st century
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H2O: Just Add Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: When three normal teenage girls stumble upon a ancient cave they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 - Just Add Water, sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, friends, youth, transformation, hidden identity, adventure, supernatural, best friends, love and romance, supernatural ability, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Sinking of the Laconia (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Germany
TV show
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: realistic, touching, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rescue, submarine, ocean or sea, ship, german, military, danger, pow, world war two, sinking ship, ocean, survivor ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
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 6.4
 37K
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, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, underwater scene, ocean or sea, gold, boat, treasure hunt, adventure, danger, survival, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
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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: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, absurd, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, shark, ocean or sea, deadly, dangerous animal, deadly creature, danger, survival, mutant, escapades, shark attack, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
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 8.3
 239K
Das Boot (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: submarine, naval battle, world war two, navy, war, ocean or sea, battles, german, military, ocean, third reich, mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942, year 1941
Place: atlantic ocean, germany, mediterranean sea
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 89K
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ocean, rescue, coast guard, ocean or sea, storm, navy, teamwork, friendship, haunted by the past, death, rookie, training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 169K
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: underwater, ufo, ocean, first contact, space and aliens, submarine, sea, heroic mission, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 6.2
 187K
Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a futuristic world where the polar ice caps have melted and made Earth a liquid planet, a beautiful barmaid rescues a mutant seafarer from a floating island prison. They escape, along with her young charge, Enola, and sail off aboard his ship. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, adventure, ocean, future dystopia, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, sailing, ocean or sea, global warming ...
Time: future
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Song of the Sea (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Ireland, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the last Seal Child’s journey home. After their mother’s disappearance, Ben and Saoirse are sent to live with Granny in the city. When they resolve to return to their home by the sea, their journey becomes a race against time as ...
Style: touching, captivating, colourful, emotional, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, young heroes, lighthouse, supernatural, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, mythical creature, ocean or sea, legends and myths, danger, lighthouse keeper, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, europe, japan, tokyo
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 6.2
 23K
Down Periscope (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bumbling Navy lieutenant Tom Dodge has been given one last chance to clean up his record. But Admiral Graham, his nemesis, assigns Dodge to the Stingray, a submarine that can barely keep afloat. To add insult to injury, the Stingray is to be the ...
Style: witty, not serious, humorous, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, underwater, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
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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, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ship, ocean, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, whale, adventure, against the odds, castaway, ocean or sea, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1820s, 1850s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
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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, suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean or sea, couple relations, human nature, danger, social relations, family in danger, parents and children, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: feel good, sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, global warming, ocean or sea, sea turtle, survival, obsessive quest, underwater scene, underwater, escapades, peaceful mission, environmentalism, danger ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century ...
Place: antarctica, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 75K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, island, adventure, ocean or sea, diving, treasure, gold, danger, ocean, shark, profanity, shipwreck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
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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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: adventurer, ocean or sea, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, rebelliousness, ocean, intrigue, betrayal, dishonesty, royal family, sword duel ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance
Place: spain, portugal, europe, caribbean, west indies ...
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 6.1
 103K
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: mind bending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: first contact, psychology, ocean, paranoia, underwater, psychologist, ocean or sea, space and aliens, survival, supernatural, danger, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
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 7.0
 80K
Greyhound (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the ...
Style: serious, exciting, emotional, compassionate, suspense ...
Plot: navy, u.s. navy, warship, world war two, submarine, war, convoy, ocean, ship captain, ocean or sea, battleship, captain ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 108K
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, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, ocean, gory, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, time travel, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, year 1932, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA, India, Australia
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: melancholic, sentimental, heartbreaking, touching, complex ...
Plot: lighthouse, love, lighthouse keeper, miscarriage, ocean or sea, lost child, trying to get pregnant, isolation, wanting to have children, adoption, island, marriage ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: australia
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