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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with ocean, danger, sea, catastrophe, survival, death, boat, mentor, water and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Australia, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ocean: In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Kon-Tiki (2012), Waterworld (1995), Moana (2016), The Shallows (2016), The Meg (2018), The Abyss (1989), Titanic (1997), Dead in the Water (2002), The Finest Hours (2016).

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: suspense, exciting, captivating, scenic, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, adventure, against the odds, sea, shipwreck, isolation, danger, whale ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, georgian era, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, south america, pacific ocean, ecuador
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 7.2
 44K
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: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, new york, tahiti ...
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 6.2
 174K
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, serious, futuristic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, adventure, survival, post apocalypse, ocean, dystopic future, post apocalyptic, rescue, future dystopia, water, sailing, ocean or sea ...
Time: future
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 7.6
 252K
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: entertaining, colourful, touching, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, island, ocean, mythology, destiny, young girl, quest, family, magic, courage ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
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 6.3
 115K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: 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, tense, exciting, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, ocean, surfing, island, animal horror, death, shark attack, young woman, stranded ...
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, australia, texas
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 5.7
 136K
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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, giant animal, survival, danger, sea monster, ancient, swimming, deadly, sinking ship, predator, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, china, asia, thailand, california ...
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 7.6
 158K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, sea, space and aliens, first contact, alien encounter, ufo, ocean or sea, heroic mission, sacrifice, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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 7.8
 1.0M
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: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, love, tragic love, ship, fall in love, opposites attract, love story, titanic, shipwreck, drowning, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1996, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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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, violence, danger, survival, friendship, dishonesty, deadly, couples, forbidden love, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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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, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, courage, storm at sea, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, escapades ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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 5.8
 39K
Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Plot: underwater, ocean, sea creature, sea monster, explorer, fear, team, earthquake, monster, death, accident, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.6
 46K
In the Deep (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: shark, ocean, diving, shark attack, underwater, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, vacation, sister, rescue, oxygen, scuba diving ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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 7.0
 338K
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: exciting, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, mythology, atlantis, superhero, demi god, underwater, ocean, warrior, superhuman powers, rescue, shark, fantasy world ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 80s, 90s, year 1985
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, sicily, boston, maine ...
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 4.5
 13K
The I-Land (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Wiped clean of memories and thrown together, a group of strangers fight to survive harsh realities -- and the island that traps them.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, scenic, colourful
Plot: ocean, cyberpunk, island, fantasy world, danger, memory loss, survival, beach, romance, uncover truth, fistfight
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 5.6
 96K
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, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, drowning, catastrophe, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
Is relevant ?
 4.2
 4K
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 attack, ocean, shark, found footage, danger, friends, animal attack, underwater, diving, fish, extreme sport, cell ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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 6.9
 86K
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: storm, rescue, navy, teamwork, ocean, coast guard, friendship, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, rookie, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 564K
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: motivational, captivating, melancholic, dramatic, scenic ...
Plot: survival, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, storytelling, ocean or sea, human nature, journey, lost at sea, life, isolation, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, mexico, toronto ontario canada, montreal, paris france ...
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 6.3
 335
Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, isolation, ocean or sea, power relations, human nature, confined, search and rescue, under the surface, fisherman, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 97K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, ocean or sea, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, nightmare, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 2K
Storm Boy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a highly successful retired businessman, Michael Kingley, starts to see things he at first can't explain, his life takes a dramatic turn. And when his grand-daughter rebels against her father, he is forced to re-evaluate his life and to ...
Style: touching, psychological, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: ocean, pelican, grandfather, boy, sea, friendship, adventure, granddaughter, family relations, mentor, youth, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 529K
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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, fear, dangerous animal, shark attack, animal horror, monster, police chief, chief of police, survival, underwater, great white shark, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 97K
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, paranoia, psychologist, survival, ocean or sea, underwater, ocean, supernatural, danger, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
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 6.5
 2K
Styx (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Malta
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense
Plot: sinking ship, sailboat, storm at sea, ocean, holiday, rescue, moral dilemma, dehydration, female protagonist, map, thunderstorm, danger ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 2K
Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, colourful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, ship, ocean, friends, chases and races, danger, criminal, military, law and order, adventure, sea, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Empire of the Sharks (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a future earth where 98% of the surface is underwater, a Warlord who controls an army of sharks meets his match when he captures the daughter of a mysterious shark caller who must learn to marshal a supernatural ability if she is to free her ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: shark, warlord, ocean, good versus evil, danger, rescue, friendship, mind control, apocalypse, death, underwater, distopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 18K
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: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, experiment gone awry, isolation, rescue, ship, race against time, mutant, ocean, danger, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
Is relevant ?
 5.8
 231K
Battleship (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, tense, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: military, battleship, evil alien, ship, alien invasion, save the world, navy, sea battle, danger, ocean or sea, ufo, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: hawaii, hong kong, pentagon, pacific ocean, pearl harbor ...
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 3.7
 3K
Tentacles (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Several people disappear from and at the sea. Their bodies are found gnawed to the skeleton, even the marrow is missing. The scientists have no idea which animal could do such things. Dr. Turner begins to suspect that the company which builds a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: octopus, beach, giant animal, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, ocean, gory, resort, ocean or sea, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
Is relevant ?
 4.9
 4K
Death Ship (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Survivors of a tragic shipping collision are rescued by a mysterious black ship which appears out of the fog. Little do they realise that the ship is actually a Nazi torture ship which has sailed the seas for years, luring unsuspecting sailors ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, survivor, blood, survival, gory, danger, deadly, confined, ocean ...
Time: 80s
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