Ocean movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ocean movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with ocean, danger, underwater scene, sea, survival, water, catastrophe, disaster, death and mentor plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Australia, UK and other countries.
ocean movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as ocean: In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Kon-Tiki (2012), The Abyss (1989), Titanic (1997), Life of Pi (2012), Moana (2016), Waterworld (1995), The Finest Hours (2016), The Shallows (2016), Sphere (1998).

List of ocean movies

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: scenic, exciting, suspense, captivating, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, sea, whale, shipwreck, starvation, dangerous animal, castaway, lost at sea, natural disaster, disaster ...
Time: 19th century, middle ages, victorian era, 1820s, georgian era ...
Place: ecuador, pacific ocean, new england, south america, massachusetts
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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, inspirational, epic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, adventurer, raft, expedition, sea voyage, adventure, sailing, obsessive quest, boat, travel ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ocean, ufo, sea, submarine, first contact, alien, disaster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, heroic mission, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, dramatic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: love, titanic, disaster, romance, love story, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, survival, shipwreck, tragic love, ocean ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, year 1912, 50s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, new york, england
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Life of Pi (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Taiwan, UK, Canada
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, scenic, captivating, dramatic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: survival, ocean, adventure, human animal relationship, animals, beautiful scenery, life, stranded, hopes, journey, human nature, survivor ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, pacific ocean, toronto ontario canada, montreal, mexico ...
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Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: colourful, touching, entertaining, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, preschoolers, chick flick ...
Plot: disney, ocean, adventure, magic, island, girl, disney princess, happy ending, destiny, mythology, family, young girl ...
Place: polynesia, pacific ocean, new zealand
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Waterworld (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 177 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, entertaining, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, ocean, adventure, sailing, sea, dystopic future, distopia, rescue, water, future dystopia ...
Time: future
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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, storm at sea, forces of nature, courage, adventure, coast guard, sinking ship, shipwreck, daring rescue ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, scary, tense, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: shark, survival, animal attack, shark attack, sea, killer shark, ocean, surfing, trapped, beach, island, strong female character ...
Time: future
Place: mexico, australia, tijuana mexico, texas
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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, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, first contact, psychology, paranoia, space and aliens, survival, alien, psychologist, time travel, submarine, evil alien, imagination ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, 80s
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, monster, dangerous animal, survival, fear, beach, great white shark, creature feature, killer shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, new york state, new york ...
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Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, apocalyptic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, shipwreck, ship, catastrophe, ocean, drowning, forces of nature, trapped, cruise ship, ocean liner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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The Impossible (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Spain, Thailand, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In December 2004, close-knit family Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand. But the day after Christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of ...
Style: heartbreaking, motivational, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: disaster, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, tsunami, courage, ocean, forces of nature, family in danger, tragedy, hopes, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2004, contemporary, 2000s
Place: thailand, southeast asia, asia
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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: scary, psychotronic, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: shark, survival, ocean, killer shark, shark attack, panic, boat, tourist, creature feature, boat accident, dangerous animal, diving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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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, navy, teamwork, friendship, military, training, mentor, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
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The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, light, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, sea monster, giant creature, giant animal, survival, killer shark, ocean, giant, giant monster, prehistoric animal, doctor, animal attack ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, shanghai, thailand, pacific ocean, asia ...
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47 Meters Down (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, slasher, exciting ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, great white shark, survival, survival horror, rescue, animal attack, diving, diver, sister, vacation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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Dead in the Water (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young, rich, and randy Gloria (Dominique Swain) takes the family motorboat for some fun in the sun off the coast of Brazil. Along with her are her longtime boyfriend Danny (Scott Bairstow), his best friend Jeff (Henry Thomas), and the son of an ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: ocean, murder, boat, friends, couples, dishonesty, survival, friendship, forbidden love, boyfriend, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, inspirational ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, war, navy, u.s. navy, warship, convoy, ocean, ship captain, sea, us military, battleship ...
Time: 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, san francisco
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Cage Dive (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three friends from California are filming an audition tape for an extreme reality game show. They document their journey to Australia where they will be doing their most dangerous activity.... Shark Cage Diving. A catastrophic turn of events leaves ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bloody, intense ...
Plot: shark, ocean, animal attack, shark attack, found footage, friends, fish, diving, australian outback, cell, extreme sport, no survivors ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, california, new zealand
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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: twists and turns, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, time travel, ocean, ghost ship, isolation, shipwreck, insanity, masked killer, bermuda triangle, sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: monster, sea monster, giant monster, ocean, creature, giant creature, animal attack, fear, survival, earthquake, water, sea creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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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, stranded, isolation, ocean, shark attack, panic, diving, animal attack, scuba diving, loneliness, fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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The Deep (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, treasure hunt, ocean, shipwreck, adventure, survival, chase, scuba diving, see through clothes, sea, diving, mafia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: haiti, caribbean
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Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, entertaining, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: alien invasion, u.s. navy, military, evil alien, battleship, navy, alien, alien encounter, ship, space and aliens, save the world, sea battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, london, tokyo, pentagon ...
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Luca (2021)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, two young boys experience an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from another ...
Style: funny, captivating, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, water, ocean, disney, monster, coming of age, sea voyage, sea, magical creature, disguise, seaside town, friends ...
Time: 50s, future, year 1959
Place: italy, europe, riviera
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Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: ocean, striptease, sex, gays and lesbians, gay, friends, obsessive quest, love affair, friendship, family problems, love and romance, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
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Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, ship, survival, ocean, race against time, sea, experiment gone awry, suicide, shipwreck, mutant, creature feature, disaster ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Aquaman (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Style: epic, exciting, twists and turns, psychotronic, entertaining ...
Plot: superhero, super powers, atlantis, supernatural power, creature, princess, muscleman, power, mythology, ocean, half breed, demi god ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 90s, 80s
Place: maine, atlantic ocean, sahara, boston, sicily ...
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Breaking Surface (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Belgium
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two Swedish/Norwegian half sisters go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ocean, sister sister relationship, survival, scuba diving, winter, diving, dog, rescue from drowning, isolation, mother daughter relationship, friendship, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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