Movies about the mermaids

List of the best mermaid movies selected by visitors to our site: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Ondine, Fishtales, Lady in the Water, Aquamarine, Mermaids, Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature, The Mermaid, The Little Mermaid, The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersPirates, Mermaids, Priests, Soldier, Kings
PlotAdventure, Love, Mystery, Revenge, Treasures, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceUninhabited island, Sea, Spain, London, Ships
Time18th century
StyleDisney, Exciting

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard, Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Ondine (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, USA
CharactersMermaids, Fish
PlaceIreland, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Touching, Gloomy

An Irish fisherman discovers a woman in his fishing net believing her to be a mermaid.

Fishtales (2007)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 5)
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceIslands, Greece

A Greek History Professor & his daughter travel to a Greek Island for one last chance to finish his thesis on ancient love spells before he loses his research grant. His daughter attempts to match her father with the local women without success until she meets a beautiful Mermaid with whose help the Professor might finally find true love for himself.

Lady in the Water (2006)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CharactersMermaids, Friends
PlotAdventure, Mystery
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Disturbing, Fancy

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Aquamarine (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, family
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersMermaids, Teens, Friends, Losers, Lifeguards
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTouching, Romantic

Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning the heart of a handsome lifeguard.

Mermaids (2003)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, crime
CharactersMermaids, Sisters
PlotLove, Love triangle, Supernatural
StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

Mermaid sisters hunt down their father's human killer... and deal with their own personal relationships with the humans.

Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CharactersMermaids, Heroes
PlaceShips, Sea, Ireland
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Action

Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands, the mermaid begins to display its deadly side.

The Mermaid (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama

A playboy business tycoon, Liu Xuan, purchases the Green Gulf, a wildlife reserve, for a sea reclamation project, and uses sonar technology to get rid of the sea life in the area. Unknown to him, the Green Gulf is the home of merpeople, and the sonar has caused many of them to succumb to illness or die. Xuan's business ventures in the area are threatened when he crosses paths with the mermaid, Shan, who is sent to avenge her people.

The Little Mermaid (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CharactersTeens, Mermaids

A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.

The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror, fantasy

An evil Mermaid falls in love with Marina's fiancé Roman and aims to keep him away from Marina in her Kingdom of Death under water. The Mermaid is a young woman who drowned a few centuries ago. Marina only has one week to overcome her fear of the dark water, to remain human in the deathly fight with the monsters and not to become one herself.

Blue My Mind (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, drama
CharactersParents, Doctors, Mermaids
PlaceSchool, Hospitals, USA
StyleFascinating, Touching, Tense, Disturbing

15-year-old Mia faces an overwhelming transformation which puts her entire existence into question. Her body is changing radically, and despite desperate attempts to halt the process, Mia is soon forced to accept that nature is far more powerful than she is.

The Lure (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, music
CharactersMermaids, Sisters, Lesbians
PlotLove triangle, Rivalry, Dancing, Weapon
PlaceNight Clubs
StyleTense, Depressive, Disturbing

Two mermaid sisters, who end up performing at a nightclub, face cruel and bloody choices when one of them falls in love with a beautiful young man.

Pan (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
CharactersOrphans, Pirates, Mermaids, Heroes, Indians
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Fate, Chase, Travel
PlaceParallel worlds, Islands, Space
StyleFor children, Fairy tales, Exciting, Steampunk

Living a bleak existence at a London orphanage, 12-year-old Peter finds himself whisked away to the fantastical world of Neverland. Adventure awaits as he meets new friend James Hook and the warrior Tiger Lily. They must band together to save Neverland from the ruthless pirate Blackbeard. Along the way, the rebellious and mischievous boy discovers his true destiny, becoming the hero forever known as Peter Pan.

Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
CharactersMermaids, Friends

Barbie plays Lumina, a mermaid girl with the power to change the color of pearls. Cheerful and creative, Lumina finds herself working in a mermaid salon customizing fabulous hairstyles. And when Lumina has the chance to attend the royal ball, her friends adorn her with a gown fit for a princess. At the ball, villains try to seize power over the kingdom, and Lumina finds within herself an unexpected power that proves she is much more than a hair stylist.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefamily, cartoon
CharactersMermaids, Family, Friends
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
PlaceAustralia, Sea

Surf's up for Barbie as she returns as Merliah, the fun and fashionable surfing champion who's also a magical mermaid princess! In this exciting sea-quel, Merliah makes a splash when she heads to Australia for the ultimate surfing competition. When the evil mermaid Eris escapes from her whirlpool with plans to take over the throne of Oceana, Merliah and her sea friends dive in to stop her. It's a fresh new adventure where Merliah learns that anything is possible and she really can have the best of both worlds!

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, drama, musical, family, cartoon
CharactersMermaids, Friends, Family
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Fulfillment of desires
StyleFascinating, Cute, Disney

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 outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom.

Suzhou River (2000)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany, China, France
PlotMotorcycles, Missing people, Obsession
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.

The Thirteenth Year (1999)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CharactersMermaids, Teens, Family, Heroes, Friends, Losers
StyleFancy, Touching

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Ponyo (2008)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genreadventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFish, Mermaids, Heroes, Friends, Family
PlotFulfillment of desires, Magic, Adventure
PlaceJapan, Village
StyleCute, Atmospheric, Touching, To cry, Gloomy

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.

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CharactersPrincesses, Mermaids, Family, Kings, Witch, Cooks
PlotAdventure, Fulfillment of desires, First love, Love
StyleLight, Cute, Disney

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 villainous sea witch Ursula.