Sea movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant sea movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with sea, danger, adventure, catastrophe, boat, ocean, mentor, dialogue, ship and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
sea movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as sea: Turning Tide (2013), The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Black Sea (2014), Siren (2018), The Abyss (1989), Abandoned (2015), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Moby Dick (1998), In the Heart of the Sea (2015), Waterworld (1995).

List of sea movies

Turning Tide (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: sea, adventure, follow your dream, contests and competitions, rivalry, once in a lifetime opportunity, adventurer, ship, human spirit, escapades, around the world, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
Story: How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son ...
Plot: mermaid, sea, star crossed lovers, past life, rebirth, reincarnation, con artists, erased memory, underwater, super strength, promise, destiny
Place: korea
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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, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, danger, ocean or sea, survival, obsessive quest, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: exciting, captivating, emotional, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, sea, ship, swashbuckler, artifact, ghost, sea battle, betrayal, sword fight, chase, adventure, adventure hero ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Siren (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: mermaid, siren, polyamory, legend, sea, boat, small town, investigation, danger, fisherman, myth, brutality ...
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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, 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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Abandoned (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When their yacht capsizes during a storm; four men face almost certain death.
Style: intense, captivating, exciting, emotional, serious ...
Plot: sea, storm, catastrophe, boat, ship, survival, death, fear, courage, survivor, adventure, lost at sea ...
Time: year 1989, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: exciting, disaster movie, factual, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: natural disaster, trapped, oil rig, rescue, survival, sea, explosion, courage, post traumatic stress disorder, greed, self mutilation, catastrophe ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s, 21st century, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
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Moby Dick (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ship, sea, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, whale, captain, adventure, ocean or sea, deadly, friendship, danger, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th 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, 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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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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Flipper (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Flipper, from Ivan Tors Films in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, is an American television program first broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1964, until April 15, 1967. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the companion animal of ...
Style: realistic, feel good, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dolphins, sea, family relations, park ranger, animal life, young heroes, save the day, adventure, escapades, friendship, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: florida, usa
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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, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Carry on Cruising (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the five most incompetent shipmates ever to sail the ...
Style: not serious, entertaining, melancholic, light, humorous
Plot: ship, cruise ship, sea, cruise, escapades, goofy hero, parody, romance, boss and employee, nothing goes right, workplace situations, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the ...
Style: light, fairy tale, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: princess, prince, mermaid, disney, imaginary kingdom, witch, spell, first love, good versus evil, magic, fish out of water, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century, 80s
Place: caribbean, denmark
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one ...
Style: colourful, humorous, twists and turns, funny, absurd ...
Audience: kids
Plot: pirate, ship, rivalry, sea, rescue, adventure, mentor, competition, treasure, twists & turns, greed, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1830s, 19th century
Place: london, england
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Papicha (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Qatar
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Algiers, 1997. The country is in the hands of terrorist groups, seeking to establish an Islamic and archaic state. Women are particularly affected and oppressed by primitive diktas, who seek to take control of their bodies and control their passage ...
Plot: violence against women, sea, hijab, makeover, birthday, pregnant teenager, bus, beach, teenage girl, candle, feminism, drawing ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: algeria
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The Wolf's Call (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Thriller set in the milieu of French nuclear submarines.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric
Plot: submarine, sonar, sea, army, underwater scene, nuclear missile, french army, investigation, danger, romance, bug, entrapment ...
Time: near future
Place: france
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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
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Baywatch (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, feel good, buddy comedy ...
Plot: lifeguard, beach, rookie, drug dealer, chase, conspiracy, crimes, crime, sea, police car, disguise, party ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: california, florida
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December Boys (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, friendship, orphan, best friends, orphanage, rivalry, parents and children, couple relations, love and romance, youth, male friendship, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 2000s ...
Place: australia, south australia, england, london, tokyo ...
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Moby Dick (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 184 min.
Story: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Style: realistic, exciting, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ship, whale, mutiny, hunt down, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, danger, rivalry, ocean or sea, escapades, self destructing ...
Time: 19th century
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Buoyancy (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An innocent Cambodian boy is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around him, he starts to wonder if his only hope of freedom is to become as violent as his captors.
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, suspense
Plot: slave, slavery, human trafficking, sea, revenge, teenage boy, murder, running away from home, fishing boat, coming of age, fisherman, farmer ...
Place: cambodia
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The Ninth Passenger (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of salacious students party aboard a luxury yacht only to turn on each other as a 9th PASSENGER picks them off one by one.
Style: disturbing, dark humor, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, sea, mysterious stranger, serial killer, danger, isolation, group of friends, deathtrap, psychopath, death, rescue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Sea Wolves (1980)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, espionage, battles, british intelligence, heroic mission, war, ship, danger, military, undercover, seaport, battle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: india, asia, germany, portugal, england
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Oceans Rising (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A scientist builds a massive ark after his warnings of an Earth-destroying flood are ignored. But when it's evident the disaster will occur, those who maligned the scientist now turn to him in desperation, boarding the ark and seeking his ...
Style: disaster movie, exciting, tense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: end of the world, scientist, natural disaster, apocalypse, boat, storm, sea, disaster film, hopes, society, adaptation, deadly ...
Time: future
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Amy Foster (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Russian emigree and the only survivor from ship crash Yanko Goorall and servant Amy Foster in the end of 19th century. When Yanko enters a farm sick and hungry after the shipwreck, everyone is afraid of him, except for ...
Style: touching, captivating, scenic, romantic, emotional ...
Plot: countryside, social differences, fall in love, human nature, society, sea disaster, beautiful scenery, sea, ship, chess, prejudice, doctor ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, wales, ukraine, cornwall ...
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, adventure, catastrophe, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: There's trouble brewing in Bikini Bottom. Someone has stolen King Neptune's crown, and it looks like Mr. Krab, SpongeBob's boss, is the culprit. Though he's just been passed over for the promotion of his dreams, SpongeBob stands ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, underwater, fish, adventure, goofy hero, disorder, family, megalomaniac, danger, heroic mission, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 2000s
Place: pacific ocean
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called "the sea devil." Nobody knows what it is, but it's really a son of a doctor Salvator. The doctor performed a surgery on his son and now ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underwater, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, love and romance, social misfits, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, romance, mermaid, tragic love, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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