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, exciting, serious, psychotronic, tense and captivating films and TV shows about / with underwater scene, ocean, danger, sea, survival, catastrophe, disaster, boat, ship and rescue plots mostly in Thriller, Adventure and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as underwater: Underwater (2020), The Abyss (1989), Black Sea (2014), Pressure (2015), The Deep (1977), The Rift (1990), Aquaman (2018), Sphere (1998), The Reef (2010), 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019).

List of underwater movies

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, scary, rough, psychotronic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, creature, giant monster, sea monster, animal attack, water, fear, suspense, survival horror, earthquake, ocean, destruction ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: ocean, ufo, first contact, submarine, alien, sea, disaster, catastrophe, survival, heroic mission, space and aliens, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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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, tricky, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: submarine, boat, sea, treasure hunt, survival, gold, ocean, heist, murder, greed, suspense, disaster ...
Time: year 2008, year 1941, 21st century
Place: black sea, russia, scotland, ukraine, crimea
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, depressing ...
Plot: survival, trapped, diver, suspense, claustrophobia, self sacrifice, rescue, storm, scuba diving, friendship, diving, disaster ...
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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, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, treasure hunt, shipwreck, diving, scuba diving, survival, suspense, chase, sea, see through clothes, mafia ...
Time: 18th century
Place: haiti, caribbean
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, futuristic ...
Plot: submarine, creature feature, monster, survival, rescue, supernatural, deadly creature, infection, sea, secret experiment, mutation, ship ...
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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, entertaining, epic, psychotronic, colourful ...
Audience: kids, teens, chick flick
Plot: superhero, super powers, atlantis, princess, ocean, creature, supernatural power, power, muscleman, warrior, half breed, heroes ...
Time: year 1985, 2010s, 90s, 80s
Place: maine, sahara, boston, sicily, atlantic ocean ...
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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, psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: ocean, survival, paranoia, first contact, psychology, alien, space and aliens, time travel, supernatural, psychologist, space, submarine ...
Time: future, jurassic, 90s, 20th century, 80s
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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, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, survival, ocean, shark attack, killer shark, tourist, panic, creature feature, dangerous animal, boat, death, diving ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, oceania
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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: suspenseful, psychotronic, bloody, natural horror, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: shark, sea, great white shark, killer shark, shark attack, animal attack, panic, fear, secret place, research, chase, diving ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: survival, ocean, diving, suspense, scuba diving, winter, sister sister relationship, rescue from drowning, trap, isolation, rescue, friendship ...
Place: norway, scandinavia, sweden, eastern europe
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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: feel good, light, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, pre-teens
Plot: disney, animals, memory loss, fish, kids and family, amnesia, ocean, shark, friendship, talking animals, children, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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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, humorous, sentimental, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: animals, friendship, memory loss, shark, friends, courage, father son relationship, rescue, talking animals, odd couple, freedom, single father ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: oceania, new south wales, pacific ocean, australia, sydney australia
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47 Meters Down (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: disturbing, psychotronic, natural horror, slasher, suspenseful ...
Plot: shark, survival, shark attack, ocean, animal attack, great white shark, survival horror, rescue, killer animal, sister, diver, creature feature ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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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, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, disaster, rescue, airport, survival, airplane accident, bermuda triangle, aviation, frogman, suspense, natural disaster, hijacking ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: washington d.c.
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Piranha 3D (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Each year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria, Arizona explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 residents for the annual Spring Break celebration. But then, an earthquake opens an underwater chasm, releasing an enormous swarm of ancient Piranha that have ...
Style: scary, sexy, humorous, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, adult
Plot: piranha, animal attack, killer animal, monster, boat, dangerous animal, violence, rescue, killer fish, suspense, spring break, death ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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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: clever, psychological, intense, scary, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: submarine, ghost, world war two, survival, navy, shipwreck, suspense, macabre, twists and turns, supernatural, haunted house, paranoia ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: germany, atlantic ocean
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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: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, anime ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: disney, steampunk, princess, treasure hunt, expedition, adventurer, atlantis, ancient civilization, fantasy world, ancient mystery, monster, museum ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: atlantic ocean, washington d.c., iceland
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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: serious, atmospheric, fairy tale, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, professor, sailor, steampunk, shipwreck, woman dressed as man, deadly creature, daring rescue, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, dangerous animal ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 293 min.
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Story: Life aboard a German U-Boat during World War II.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, submarine, navy, sinking ship, battles, torpedo, military, military life, survival, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: year 1941, 20th century, 1940s
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Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, disaster, rescue, drowning, daring rescue, survival, nuclear submarine, heroes, save the day, tough heroes, ocean ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
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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, tense, light, funny, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, giant monster, ocean, sea monster, survival, animal attack, giant creature, giant animal, mission, killer shark, creature feature, self sacrifice ...
Time: jurassic, 2010s, prehistory
Place: shanghai, usa, pacific ocean, asia, california ...
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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, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, world war two, ship, holocaust, military, mutiny, boat, survival, daring rescue, race against time, rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, disaster, suspense, scuba diving, forces of nature, deathtrap, underground, struggle for survival, beautiful scenery, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of an atomic submarine battle to save the world from global destruction.
Style: melancholic, talky, serious, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: submarine, disaster, survival, betrayal, race against time, apocalypse, moral dilemma, dystopic future, suspense, brutality, rescue, shark ...
Time: future, 50s
Place: vatican, new york
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, nuclear submarine, military, courage, nuclear, radiation sickness, sea, suspense, radiation, disaster ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, 80s, year 1989 ...
Place: ussr, russia, moscow russia
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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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, disaster, ocean liner, survival, catastrophe, sea, sea disaster, ocean, cruise, new year's eve, suspense ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: israel, atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea
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72 Meters (2004)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film begins in the 1980s Soviet Union. Two best friends, Orlov and Muravyev, are serving at the Black Sea Navy Base in Sevastopol, Crimea. Both fall in love with one beautiful girl Nelly, and their friendship suffers a first blow. Because she ...
Style: tense, exciting, thought provoking, psychological, captivating
Plot: submarine, warship, survival, emergency, military, accident, suspense, friendship, rescue, disaster, shipwreck, soldier ...
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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, stylized, tense, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: shark, monster, giant monster, octopus, shark attack, dangerous animal, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, forces of nature, creature feature, alien, kaiju ...
Time: prehistory, 80s
Place: japan, california, usa
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, 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: fairy tale, light, feel good, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: disney, mermaid, princess, love, transformation, father daughter relationship, talking animals, imaginary kingdom, disney princess, witch, prince, first love ...
Time: 1830s, 80s, 19th century
Place: caribbean, denmark
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