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, tense and intense films and TV shows about / with ocean, danger, survival, sea, catastrophe, water, underwater scene, death, boat and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure 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), Moana (2016), The Shallows (2016), Kon-Tiki (2012), Waterworld (1995), The Meg (2018), The Abyss (1989), Dead in the Water (2002), Aquaman (2018), 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, whale, shipwreck, sea, isolation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1820s, georgian era
Place: new england, massachusetts, pacific ocean, ecuador, south america
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 7.6
 261K
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, exciting, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, ocean, adventure, island, mythology, magic, destiny, young girl, quest, girl, family ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
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 6.3
 118K
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, animal horror, island, death, stranded, young woman, shark attack ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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 7.2
 45K
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, harsh, serious, inspirational, intense ...
Plot: ocean, survival, adventure, ocean or sea, sea voyage, raft, expedition, escapades, adventurer, survivor, against the odds, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: pacific ocean, peru, south america, tahiti, new york ...
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 6.2
 177K
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: survival, apocalypse, adventure, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, dystopic future, ocean, rescue, future dystopia, sailing, sailboat, water ...
Time: future
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 5.6
 144K
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, giant animal, ocean, survival, danger, sea monster, catastrophe, ancient, swimming, sinking ship, deadly, predator ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, china, california, shanghai, shanghai china ...
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 7.6
 160K
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, ufo, sea, first contact, space and aliens, alien encounter, ocean or sea, heroic mission, sacrifice, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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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, couples, forbidden love, friendship, survival, danger, deadly, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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 6.9
 350K
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, demi god, atlantis, superhero, mythology, underwater, ocean, warrior, superhuman powers, fantasy world, rescue, shark ...
Time: year 1985, 1990s, 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, sicily, sahara desert ...
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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, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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 6.3
 340
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, crew, fishing boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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 5.6
 48K
In the Deep (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, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: shark, ocean, diving, shark attack, underwater, sibling relationship, sister sister relationship, rescue, sister, vacation, oxygen, survival horror ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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 7.8
 1.0M
Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
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, love, romance, opposites attract, tragic love, love story, fall in love, ship, titanic, drowning, iceberg, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, year 1912, 90s ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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 5.9
 588
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, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, love and romance, family problems, introspection, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 5.7
 97K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, survival, natural disaster, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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 5.8
 49K
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Plot: underwater, sea monster, sea creature, explorer, ocean, giant monster, fear, team, earthquake, monster, death, catastrophe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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 4.5
 14K
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, beach, survival, fistfight, uncover truth, romance, prison warden ...
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, animal attack, danger, found footage, underwater, friends, 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: realistic, exciting, 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, team, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
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 7.9
 571K
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, scenic, melancholic, dramatic ...
Plot: survival, storytelling, hopes, beautiful scenery, adventure, teenage boy, ocean or sea, human nature, life, journey, lost at sea, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, paris france, montreal, toronto ontario canada, mexico ...
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Breaking Surface (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Belgium
Duration: 80 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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: ocean, sister sister relationship, danger, rescue, friendship, survival, diving, winter, scuba diving, trap, underwater
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, eastern europe
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 2K
The Boat (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Malta
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lone fisherman on his daily run finds himself lost in a thick fog which proves impossible to navigate. The worst is yet to come when his encounter with a seemingly abandoned sailboat becomes a fight for survival against an enemy unknown.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: lost at sea, survival, alone, boat, ocean, sailing, ghost ship, dolphins, sailboat, fisherman, lost, isolation ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 100K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, isolation, supernatural, gory, ocean or sea, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, nightmare, time travel, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1932, 2000s, 20th century ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
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 6.9
 3K
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, sincere, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Audience: family outing
Plot: boy, ocean, pelican, grandfather, sea, friendship, adventure, granddaughter, mentor, family relations, youth, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south australia, adelaide south australia
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 536K
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, monster, shark attack, animal horror, police chief, chief of police, survival, underwater, animal attack, great white shark ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, atlantic ocean, long island, new york
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 192K
The Impossible (2012)
Genre: 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, suspense, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, tsunami, natural disaster, family in danger, catastrophe, courage, disaster film, forces of nature, tragedy, destruction, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, southeast asia
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 6.1
 98K
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: 20th century, 90s, 80s, future
Is relevant ?
 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: psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: sinking ship, sailboat, storm at sea, ocean, holiday, rescue, moral dilemma, female protagonist, thunderstorm, map, dehydration, danger ...
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 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, danger, chases and races, criminal, military, adventure, law and order, 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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense
Plot: warlord, shark, ocean, good versus evil, danger, apocalypse, rescue, friendship, mind control, underwater, death, distopia ...
Time: future, 2010s
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