Movies about killer whales

Movies about killer whales
List of the best films about killer whales according to the audience: Moby Dick, Big Miracle, Orca, Whale Rider, In the Heart of the Sea, Dolphins and Whales: Tribes of the Ocean, Blackfish, The Lighthouse of the Orcas, Free Willy 3: The Rescue, Happy Feet.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56
CharactersWhale, Disabled people
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, USA
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Fascinating

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersAnimals, Indians, Whale, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlaceOcean, Alaska, Small cities
TimeCold War
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Netherlands, Italy
Duration01:32
CharactersSharks, Whale, Heroes, Hunters, Fish
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Revenge, Obsession
PlaceVillage, Ships, Ocean
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on its own turf.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family
CountryNew Zealand, Germany
Duration02:19
CharactersTeachers, Whale
PlotFate, Growing up
PlaceNature, Ocean
StyleAtmospheric, Makes me think, Touching

On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fulfill her destiny.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10
CharactersWhale, Cannibals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Death, Shipwreck
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Uninhabited island
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

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 Moby Dick.  But that told only half the story.  “Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.  Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreadventure, family, documentary, short
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Bahamas
Duration00:42
CharactersDolphins

This documentary goes to coral reefs of the Bahamas and the waters of the Kingdom of Tonga for a close encounter with the surviving tribes of the ocean: wild dolphins and belugas, the love of a Humpback mother for her newborn calf, the singing Humpback males, an orca the mighty King of the ocean, and the gentle manatee. Little-known aspects of these creatures capable of sophisticated communication and social interaction. Documents the life of these graceful, majestic yet endangered sea creatures

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
PlotDeath
PlaceSea

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountrySpain, Argentina
CharactersAutistic
PlotLove, On real events, Travel
PlaceLighthouse
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

A mother travels to Patagonia with her autistic son with the hope that a ranger and a pod of wild orcas can help him find an emotional connection.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersWhale, Family, Friends, Partners
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Friendship
PlaceShips, Ocean
StyleTouching

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn't really pleased about his father's job, but doesn't have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryAustralia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:44
CharactersPenguin, Family, Losers, Fish
PlotAdventure, Travel, Music, Loneliness, Snow
PlaceAntarctica
StyleExciting, Touching

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Singapore
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Disabled people, Guards
PlotBoxing, Passion, Depression
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersWhale, Friends, Blind, Sisters
PlotFriendship, Jealousy
PlaceIslands, Beach
StyleTo cry, Smart, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

Two aged sisters reflect on life and the past during a late summer day in Maine.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Husky, Investigators

Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.

Genreadventure, cartoon
CountryRussia
CharactersBrownies
StyleFor children

Not many people know that every house is inhabited by finns. They are furry creatures that appear in human world to take care of a house and keep the hearth. Finnick is a young Finn, who doesn't seem to care about his responsibility of making a home out of the house. He is just making pranks on «his people» and that is the reason why none of the families wanted to stay long in his house. Everything changes when a new family comes to his house, where Finnick's tricks do not work at all, and he meets 13-year old Christine and inexplicable events begin to happen in the city. Finnick and Christine, who are so different, will have to team up and work together to solve the mystery of the events and save the city.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, documentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Monaco, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:26
CharactersWhale, Fish
PlaceSea, Nature, Ocean, Underwater world
StyleExciting

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, crime
CountryFrance
PlotInheritance, Seduction
StyleRomantic

An actor owes big bucks to the Vegas mob. He's all set to pay them off; he's conned a rich widow into marrying him. But the mobsters blow his cover because they need him for a different scam. The lost heiress to a Vegas casino fortune has been found; she's a truckstop waitress in France. The mobsters' proposition: romance the broad, and get hitched. Or else. Then the crooks can bump her off and keep the casino for themselves...

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Animals, Doctors, Heroes, Family
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Fate
PlaceSea, Hospitals, USA
TimeSummer
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWhale, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Shipwreck
PlaceShips, Ocean
Time19th century
StyleExciting, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Dramatic retelling of the fateful last voyage of the Nantucket whaleship Essex. When the Essex is attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in November 1820, her crew take to three fragile whalers. Alone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the men must decide whether to head for the nearest islands - a thousand miles downwind to the west - or set out on an epic journey of almost three thousand miles to reach the South American mainland. Fear of cannibals forces them to choose South America. Almost three months later, the first whaler is rescued by another whaleship. Only three men are still alive. A week later the captain's whaler is also rescued, with just two men aboard. The third whaler is never found. This is a story of human endurance and what men in extremis will do to survive.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family, cartoon, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Friends, Orphans
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Fate, Family life
StyleTouching

Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery.

Markimdb: 7
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryJapan

A fishing village is terrorized by a giant whale, and the fishermen are determined to kill it.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Fancy, Disturbing

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for immortal sorcerer Lo Pan and his three invincible cronies. Lo Pan must marry a girl with green eyes so he can regain his physical form.

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Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRussia, USA
CharactersChildrens, Witch, Brother and sister
PlotInvestigation, Adventure, Magic
StyleFor children

The Secret Magic Control Agency sends its two best agents, Hansel and Gretel, to fight against the witch of the Gingerbread House.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon, anime
CountryJapan
Duration01:41
CharactersMermaids, Heroes, Family, Friends, Fish
PlotAdventure, Magic, Friendship, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceVillage, Ocean, Japan
StyleTo cry, Cute, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Touching

The son of a sailor, 5-year old Sosuke lives a quiet life on an oceanside cliff with his mother Lisa. One fateful day, he finds a beautiful goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach and upon rescuing her, names her Ponyo. But she is no ordinary goldfish. The daughter of a masterful wizard and a sea goddess, Ponyo uses her father's magic to transform herself into a young girl and quickly falls in love with Sosuke, but the use of such powerful sorcery causes a dangerous imbalance in the world. As the moon steadily draws nearer to the earth and Ponyo's father sends the ocean's mighty waves to find his daughter, the two children embark on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world and fulfill Ponyo's dreams of becoming human.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSharks, Superhero, Aliens, Monsters, Batman
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Fight, Chase, Fate
PlacePrison, Atlantis
StyleExciting, By comics, Light, Fascinating

After the events of Justice League: War, Ocean Master and Black Manta have declared a war against the surface in retaliation of the aftermath of Apokoliptian-tyrant Darkseid's planetary invasion. Queen Atlanna seeks out her other son, Ocean Master’s half-brother Arthur Curry, a half-human with aquatic powers with no knowledge of his Atlantean heritage, to restore balance. Living with powers he doesn’t understand and seeing the danger around him, Curry takes steps to embrace his destiny, joining the Justice League, and with his new teammates he battles to save Earth from total destruction.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA
Duration01:14
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family, Friends, Losers
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Love triangle, Chase, Pads
PlaceShips, Ocean, Moon, Antarctica
StyleTouching

A bashful bachelor penguin named Hubie, who's partial to a pretty female named Marina. Ancient penguin ritual dictates that males present a pebble to their intended, then mate for life. Hubie finds a spiffy stone, but before he can bestow it on Marina, dastardly rival Drake tosses him into the churning sea, and Hubie gets swept away.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, sport
CountryFrance, Italy, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersDolphins
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Diving, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Greece
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

Two men answer the call of the ocean in this romantic fantasy-adventure. Jacques and Enzo are a pair of friends who have been close since childhood, and who share a passion for the dangerous sport of free diving. Professional diver Jacques opted to follow in the footsteps of his father, who died at sea when Jacques was a boy; to the bewilderment of scientists, Jacques harbors a remarkable ability to adjust his heart rate and breathing pattern in the water, so that his vital signs more closely resemble that of dolphins than men (he even considers a school of dolphins as his extended family). As Enzo persuades a reluctant Jacques to compete against him in a free diving contest -- determining who can dive deeper and longer without scuba gear -- Jacques meets Johana, a beautiful insurance investigator from America, and he finds that he must choose between his love for her and his love of the sea.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family
CountryUSA, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:43
CharactersMermaids, Heroes, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceVillage, Islands, Ireland, Beach
TimeWorld War II
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Touching, Serious

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie - a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother was washed out to sea and never seen again, so when Fiona spies a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish, she is compelled to investigate..

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredocumentary, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersDolphins
PlotOn real events, Survival
PlaceOcean, Japan, Nature reserves
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Sad ones, Disturbing

The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of individuals, films makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate the hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The shocking discoveries were only the tip of the iceberg.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersCIA, Spy, Scouts, Special agents
PlotWar, On real events, KGB, Ballet, Mystery
PlacePrison, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleAction, Fascinating

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Heroes, Family, Dolphins, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship
StyleCute, Touching

Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best-friends with her captive dolphin, Roxanne. She falls in love with Zeus's owner, Terry, a musician who rides a bike.





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