Underwater movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant underwater movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, entertaining and tense films and TV shows about / with underwater, underwater scene, danger, ocean, ocean or sea, survival, escapades, catastrophe, adventure and submarine plots mostly in Thriller, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
underwater movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as underwater: The Abyss (1989), Underwater (2020), Black Sea (2014), Pressure (2015), The Deep (1977), Finding Dory (2016), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Aquaman (2018), The Reef (2010), Amphibian Man (1962).

List of underwater movies

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, first contact, ufo, ocean, space and aliens, sea, submarine, heroic mission, alien encounter, ocean or sea, underwater scene, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Adventure, 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, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, fear, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, monster, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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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, underwater scene, ocean or sea, gold, boat, treasure hunt, adventure, danger, survival, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
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Pressure (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?
Style: suspense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining
Plot: underwater, claustrophobia, trapped, survival, diver, underwater scene, self sacrifice, rescue, scuba diving, friendship, storm, submarine ...
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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: underwater, ocean, shipwreck, adventure, underwater scene, treasure hunt, shark, danger, chase, ocean or sea, mafia, vacation ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, haiti
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Finding Dory (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dory is reunited with her friends Nemo and Marlin in the search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
Style: humorous, feel good, light, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: disney, underwater, adventure, underwater scene, memory loss, animals, amnesia, fish, friendship, computer animation, talking animals, family ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, expedition, underwater, fantasy world, adventurer, disney, scientist, princess, ancient mystery, family, beast ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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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: exciting, twists and turns, psychotronic, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, atlantis, superhero, mythology, demi god, underwater, super powers, half breed, mermaid, power, princess, muscleman ...
Time: year 1985, 1990s, 2010s, 80s, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, maine, boston, sahara ...
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary
Plot: shark, animal horror, underwater, survival, ocean or sea, boat accident, ocean, boat, killer shark, dangerous animal, shark attack, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Adventure, 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: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underwater, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, love and romance, underwater scene, mermaid, social misfits, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, romance, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting ...
Style: feel good, sweet, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, talking animals, underwater, family, shark, friends, father son relationship, animals, courage, rescue, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, underwater, shark attack, great white shark, cave, killer shark, diving, ruins, panic, survival horror, chase, fear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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The Rift (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An experimental submarine, the "Siren II", with a very experienced crew is sent to find out what happened to the "Siren I" after it mysteriously dissapeared in a submarine rift. Things go awry when they begin to find things that ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: submarine, underwater, underwater scene, giant monster, survival, rescue, adventure, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, creature feature ...
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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: first contact, psychology, ocean, underwater, paranoia, psychologist, ocean or sea, space and aliens, survival, supernatural, danger, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
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Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underwater, airplane, hijacking, rescue, bermuda triangle, airport, survival, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack, painting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, cold war, underwater, nuclear, nuclear submarine, sea disaster, catastrophe, danger, leadership, race against time, patriotism ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, animal horror, dangerous animal, monster, fear, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, underwater, survival, police chief, chief of police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, new york, new england ...
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Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.
Style: absurd, tense, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: underwater, shark, underwater scene, monster versus monster, submarine, battles, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, danger, dangerous animal, ocean, ocean or sea ...
Time: prehistory, 80s
Place: japan, california, usa
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Raging Sharks (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An oceanic observation station is in desperate trouble after a sudden shark attack wrecked the oxygen supply. The accompanying ship, a coast guard cruiser, and other ships in and around the Bermuda triangle are attacked as well. The US Navy sends a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, underwater scene, killer shark, monster, shark, murder, shark attack, creature feature, experiment, diving, fear, beach ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
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Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, navy, underwater, shipwreck, world war two, leadership, survival, supernatural, isolation, sea disaster, uncover truth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
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In Enemy Hands (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At the height of Hitler's infamous U-boat war, the crew of the U.S.S. Swordfish were heading home after months at sea. They never made it. Now prisoners of war aboard U-boat 429, a small group of American survivors will find their loyalties put ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, ship, world war two, underwater scene, holocaust, mutiny, survival, military, daring rescue, wartime life, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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Breaking Surface (2020)
Genre: Drama, 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, underwater, sister sister relationship, scuba diving, diving, winter, survival, underwater scene, underwater cave, friendship, rescue, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, eastern europe, sweden, scandinavia
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SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Deep down in the Pacific Ocean in the subterranean city of Bikini Bottom lives a square yellow sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob lives in a pineapple with his pet snail, Gary, loves his job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab, and has a ...
Style: not serious, humorous, surreal, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: best friends, friendship, optimism, underwater, underwater scene, imaginary, goofy hero, ocean or sea, greed, stupidity, ocean, family ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pacific ocean
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
TV show
Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: world war two, underwater, submarine, navy, ocean or sea, battles, adventure, soldier, military, underwater scene, nazism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, submarine, underwater scene, sailor, shipwreck, professor, jules verne, ocean or sea, ocean, obsessive quest, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 1860s
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Silent Venom (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The only thing more terrifying than Snakes on a Plane is "Snakes on a Submarine," and that's exactly what we get in this claustrophobic, sub-aquatic thriller starring Luke Perry. Lieutenant Commander O'Neill (Perry) was piloting ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snake, underwater, adventure, submarine, survival, mutant, underwater scene, military, race against time, save the day, dangerous animal, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, korea, asia, okinawa japan
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Bubble Guppies (2011)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of six fish-tailed kids- Molly, Gil, Oona, Deema, Nonny, and Goby.
Style: sweet, exciting, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, toddlers
Plot: underwater, friendship, friends, family, fish, underwater scene, mermaid, teachers and students, school, youth, mathematics, computer animation ...
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Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, danger, forces of nature, underground, deathtrap, adventure, panic, struggle for survival, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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Shark Hunter (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Megalodon shark. A prehistoric killing machine 60 feet long, flashing 200 pounds of teeth and weighing over 20 tons. It's the deadliest predator the world has ever seen. The scientists say it's been extinct for more than 10,000 years. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, shark, underwater scene, obsessive quest, dangerous animal, heroic mission, survival, deadly, rescue, deadly creature, danger, race against time ...
Time: prehistory
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, nothing goes right, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military, military life, underwater, navy, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission ...
Place: usa, florida, russia, san francisco
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