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 exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with underwater, danger, underwater scene, ocean or sea, escapades, ocean, adventure, catastrophe, heroes and mentor plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller 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), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Deep (1977), Amphibian Man (1962), SpongeBob SquarePants (1999), Aquaman (2018), The Rift (1990).

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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: underwater, submarine, ocean, ufo, first contact, sea, space and aliens, alien encounter, ocean or sea, heroic mission, sacrifice, alien life-form ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
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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, giant monster, ocean, explorer, fear, lovecraftian, team, earthquake, monster, death ...
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, boat, treasure hunt, gold, adventure, ocean or sea, danger, sunken ship, survival, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
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, survival, trapped, self sacrifice, claustrophobia, rescue, diver, scuba diving, friendship, storm, submarine, jellyfish ...
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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: exciting, atmospheric, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, underwater, ancient mystery, expedition, scientist, king, adventurer, disney, princess, greed, heroes ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: washington d.c., iceland
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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, suspense, tense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, adventure, shipwreck, treasure hunt, danger, chase, shark, ocean or sea, ocean, mafia, vacation, morphine ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, haiti
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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, social misfits, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, unfulfilled love, tragic love, greed, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea, North Korea, Canada, UK
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, underwater, imaginary, optimism, friendship, jellyfish, stupidity, dimwit, disorder, escapades, goofy hero, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1990s, 2020s, 2010s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: pacific ocean
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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, epic, twists and turns, entertaining, colourful ...
Plot: supernatural power, demi god, atlantis, superhero, mythology, underwater, ocean, warrior, superhuman powers, rescue, super powers, shark ...
Time: 2010s, year 1985, 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: atlantic ocean, sicily italy, sicily, maine, sahara desert ...
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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, serious, scary
Plot: submarine, underwater, giant monster, survival, rescue, adventure, deadly, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, mutation, creature feature ...
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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, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, navy, underwater, nuclear, patriotism, radiation, heroes, catastrophe, sea disaster, ocean or sea, state affairs ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: soviet union, russia, moscow russia, ussr
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, underground, struggle for survival, deathtrap, underwater, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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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, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, underwater, world war two, holocaust, ship, mutiny, survival, military, daring rescue, adventure, race against time, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
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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, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, disney, underwater, fish, memory loss, friendship, self doubt, amnesia, family, computer animation, teamwork, reunion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
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A Fish Tale (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, Ireland, Denmark, USA, France, Canada, UK, Spain, Estonia, Latvia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three children accidentally get turned into fish after drinking a potion made by an eccentric scientist. The kids end up in the sea, with one problem. They must find and drink the antidote within 48 hours, or forever remain as fish.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: underwater, mad scientist, transformation, fish, race against time, antidote, laboratory, adventure, survival, rescue, friendship, heroic mission ...
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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: submarine, underwater, monster, scientist, shark, experiment, creature feature, murder, killer shark, shark attack, diving, fear ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
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The Boat (1985)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: West Germany, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 50 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, navy, battles, adventure, soldier, ocean or sea, military, submarine, confined, life is a bitch, nazism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941
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The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A new Soviet nuclear missile sub (a Boomer) heading out on her maiden voyage that is being tracked by a Los Angeles class American submarine suddenly goes silent and "disappears". This focuses the attention of both U.S. Intelligence and ...
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, cold war, spy, navy, warship, underwater, nuclear threat, politics, defection, desertion, cia, mutiny ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, russia, washington d.c., soviet union, london ...
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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: underwater, adventure, submarine, survival, mutant, military, snake, race against time, save the day, dangerous animal, isolation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, taiwan, okinawa japan
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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, 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, long island, atlantic ocean, new york
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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
Plot: shark, survival, ocean or sea, boat accident, underwater, tourist, boat, shark attack, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Bubble Guppies (2011)
Genre: Animation, 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, semi serious, intellectual ...
Audience: toddlers, kids
Plot: underwater, friendship, family, fish, mermaid, teachers and students, school, mathematics, friends, computer animation, getting along, youth ...
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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, exciting, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster versus monster, shark, underwater, submarine, battles, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, danger, dangerous animal, ocean or sea, forces of nature, octopus ...
Time: prehistory, 80s
Place: california, usa, japan
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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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, bermuda triangle, hijacking, rescue, underwater, airport, survival, airplane hijack, danger, race against time, art thief ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: submarine, u.s. navy, ocean or sea, goofy hero, military life, military, nothing goes right, underwater, against the odds, rivalry, heroic mission, navy ...
Place: florida, usa, russia, san francisco
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, South Korea, Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Burger Beard is a pirate who is in search of the final page of a magical book that makes any evil plan he writes in it come true, which happens to be the Krabby Patty secret formula. When the entire city of Bikini Bottom is put in danger, SpongeBob, ...
Style: humorous, surreal, not serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, underwater, superhero, best friends, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, computer animation, time travel, fish out of water, pirate, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pacific ocean
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SeaFood (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Malaysia, China, USA, South Korea, Qatar
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Pup, a bamboo shark, discovers egg sacs while playing around the ocean with his friends. When he sees human poachers stealing the eggs from his reef, Pup makes it his mission to save his family. As he leaves the sea and enters the beautiful, yet ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: underwater, obsessive quest, adventure, daring rescue, best friends, fish out of water, animal life, sea creature, disorder, danger, ocean or sea, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Follow Ariel's adventures before she gave up her fins for true love. When Ariel wasn't singing with her sisters, she spent time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and after King Triton ...
Style: humorous, captivating, sweet, colourful, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: princess, mermaid, imaginary kingdom, disney, good versus evil, true love, young heroes, underwater, rivalry, adventure, follow your dream, wish come true ...
Time: 1820s, 19th century, 1830s
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Finding Nemo (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA, Australia
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, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, adventure, shark, family, rescue, missing child, odd couple, fish, father son relationship, underwater, courage, talking animals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pacific ocean, new south wales, australia, sydney australia
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Operation Bikini (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The film takes place aboard an American submarine in the Pacific during World War II. The sub's commander is ordered to stop and pick up an underwater demolition team led by Lt. Hayes, whose mission is to locate and destroy a US submarine ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: submarine, world war two, underwater, battleship, fistfight, love interest, japanese soldier, island, demolition, scuba diving, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century
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