Movies about the mermaids

List of the best mermaid movies selected by visitors to our site: A Mermaid in Paris, The Lighthouse, Happy Birthday, The Little Mermaid, The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead, Aquaman, Blue My Mind, Barbie: Dolphin Magic, The Mermaid, Zapped
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A Mermaid in Paris (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
CharactersCats, Mermaids, Firefighters, Neighbors

A man rescues a mermaid in Paris and slowly falls in love with her.

The Lighthouse (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersMermaids, Singers
PlotTravel, Death, Dancing, Mystery
PlaceCanada, USA, Islands, Lighthouse
StyleTense, Gothic, Exciting

Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Happy Birthday (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance, Belgium

A mother of two gathers her loved ones to celebrate her birthday in her big house near the Loire Valley. The festivities are disrupted by the arrival of her daughter, who is known for her unpredictable outbursts.

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.

Aquaman (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersSuperhero, Kings, Fish, Warriors, Sharks, Mermaids
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Power, Tsunami
PlaceUnderwater world, Islands
StyleDC, Exciting, Spectacular

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

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.

Barbie: Dolphin Magic (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersSisters, Mermaids
PlaceSea, Helicopters
StyleFor children

Barbie and her sisters take off on another exciting, global adventure to visit their friend Ken at his summer internship at a beautiful and exotic coral reef.

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.

Zapped (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersLosers, Mermaids
PlotMagic, Time travel
PlaceParallel worlds

Brian Weaver, an online data marketing assistant (even he doesn't know what that is), finds himself abruptly transported to a parallel world, a place of bizarre creatures, magical forces and psychopathic fairies.

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The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
PlaceSea, Korea

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

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 and the Secret Door (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersWizards, Heroes, Friends, Kings, Mermaids
PlotRivalry, Love, Magic, Mystery, Power
StyleExciting, For children

It's the ultimate fairytale musical! Barbie stars as Alexa, a shy princess who discovers a secret door in her kingdom and enters a whimsical land filled with magical creatures and surprises. Inside, Alexa meets Romy and Nori, a mermaid and a fairy, who explain that a spoiled ruler named Malucia is trying to take all the magic in the land. To her surprise, Alexa has magical powers in this world, and her new friends are certain that only she can restore their magic. Discover what happens when Alexa finds the courage to stand up for what's right and learns that the power of friendship is far more precious than magic.

The 7th Dwarf (2014)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersWitch, Dragons, Mermaids
PlotAdventure, Curses

Seven clumsy dwarfs try to undo the spell they unwillingly unleashed and save the fairy tales world with the help of a tired dragon and a butterfly. The evil witch Dellamorta cursed princess Rose when she was a baby. Before she turns 18, Rose will get stung in the finger by a sharp object and she and the whole castle will fall into a hundred year long sleep unless her true love would kiss her. The night before her birthday she sends her bf Jack to the 7 dwarfs, who live behind the 7 mountains to hide until after Rose has turned 18. Unfortunately he gets lost and captured by Dellamorta's dragon Burner. So at the party, Rose gets stung in the finger, and everyone falls into deep sleep. Everyone but the 7 dwarfs of course who will go on a journey to save Jack so he can save Rose.

SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CharactersElves, Heroes, Knights, Mermaids
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the fugitive orc shaman, Fangtor Bloodmoon. When Fangtor refuses to surrender quietly, the huntress must battle for her own life against the dangerous villain, and comes away with more than just his head.

Die kleine Meerjungfrau (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, family

German TV adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen‘s famous fairy tale “The Little Mermaid“.

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!

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.

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.7)
CharactersFamily, Friends, Dogs, Mermaids, Squirrel
PlotDancing, Snow
PlaceHotels, Small cities
TimeNew Year

Join Barbie and her sisters Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea as their holiday vacation plans turn into a most unexpected adventure and heartwarming lesson. After a snowstorm diverts their plane, the girls find themselves far from their New York destination and their holiday dreams. Now stranded at a remote inn in the tiny town of Tannenbaum, the sisters are welcomed by new friends and magical experiences. In appreciation for the wonderful hospitality they receive, they use their musical talents to put on a performance for the whole town. Barbie and her sisters realize the joy of being together is what really makes A Perfect Christmas!

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.

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: 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.

Surfer, Dude (2008)
Markimdb: 4.7
CharactersFriends, Partners, Horses, Losers, Mermaids
PlotIntrigue, Virtual Reality
StyleLight, To cry

A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

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.

Paprika (2006)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantastic, cartoon, detective
CharactersScientists, Mermaids
PlotMental disorders, Investigation, Jealousy, Cheating, Dreams, Conspiracies
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, By books

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Mermaids, Wizards
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light, Cute

In this animated follow-up to Fairytopia, Elina (played by Barbie) enlists the help of a mermaid, Nori, to save her friend Nalu, a merman prince who has been captured by the wicked Laverna.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWizards, Friends, Teens, Monsters, Teachers, Pupils, Dragons, Family, Witch, Mermaids, Giants
PlotAdventure, Competitions, Magic, Witchcraft, Jealousy, Superpowers
PlaceSchool, England, London

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

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.

Peter Pan (2003)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure, family
CountryAustralia, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersPirates, Heroes, Mermaids, Crocodiles
PlotAdventure, First love
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Cute

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckling and the fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become the heroes of an even greater story, when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and leads them over moonlit rooftops through a galaxy of stars and to the lush jungles of Neverland.

Big Fish (2003)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersWitch, Mermaids, Fish
PlotAdventure, Cancer, Death, Loneliness, Travel
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFancy, To cry, Touching

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Return to Never Land (2002)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Canada, Australia
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Mermaids, Pirates, Raccoons
PlaceIslands, London
TimeWorld War II

In 1940, the world is besieged by World War II. Wendy, all grown up, has two children; including Jane, who does not believe Wendy's stories about Peter Pan.

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.

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.

Hook (1991)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Mermaids, Pirates
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fate
StyleTouching, Exciting, To cry, Cute

The boy who wasn't supposed to grow up—Peter Pan—did just that, becoming a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But a trip to see Granny Wendy in London, where the vengeful Capt. Hook kidnaps Peter's kids and forces Peter to return to Neverland, could lead to a chance at redemption, in this family-oriented fantasy from director Steven Spielberg.

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.

Peter Pan (1953)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Mermaids, Pirates
StyleExciting, Disney, By books

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.

Splash (1984)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CharactersMermaids, Scientists, Losers
PlaceNew York
StyleTo cry, Touching, Exciting, Cute

A successful businessman falls in love with the girl of his dreams. There's one big complication though; he's fallen hook, line and sinker for a mermaid.