Movies about the ocean

List of the best films about the ocean according to visitors: Underwater, Deepsea Challenge, Ferry Number Seven, The Deep, Harpoon, Old, Marianne, The Meg, The Whale, Poseidon Rex.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Underwater (2020)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, action
PlotSurvival, Earthquake
PlaceOcean, Underwater world, Depth
StyleAction, Tense, Womens in main roles, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Deepsea Challenge (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
PlotTsunami, Volcanoes, Avalanches
PlaceSubmarines, Nature, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Serious

Described as being a film about determination, danger and the ocean’s greatest depths, James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenge 3D" tells the story of Cameron’s journey to fulfill his boyhood dream of becoming an explorer. The movie offers a unique insight into Cameron's world as he makes that dream reality – and makes history – by becoming the first person to travel solo to the deepest point on the planet.

Ferry Number Seven (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Political
PlaceOcean, Warships
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Very little time has passed since the beginning of World War II. The young captain of the ship receives a crucial task - to deliver a secret cargo. But besides this, prisoners are brought on board. During swimming, convicts riot. At the same time, an enemy aircraft is circling the ship. In this difficult moment, the crew of the ship have to join forces with the prisoners, because this is the only way to resist death...

The Deep (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

As the world's energy supplies dwindle, the Orpheus, a research submarine, delves into the deep of the Arctic Ocean searching for rare micro-organisms, but the crew soon find themselves in peril.

Harpoon (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, comedy
CharactersFriends, Orphans
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Revenge, Friendship
PlaceOcean, Yachts
StyleAction, Fancy, Black humor, Disturbing

Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.

Old (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersDogs, Family, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Experiments, Vacation
PlaceIslands, Beach, Ocean, Sand
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Marianne (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, drama
CharactersDemons, Family
PlotFriendship, Pursuit, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceOcean, France
StyleAtmospheric, Creepy, Depressive

When a novelist realizes her terrifying stories are coming true, she returns to her hometown to face the demons from her past that inspire her writing.

The Meg (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
CountryUSA, China
CharactersSharks, Dinosaurs, Lifeguards, Giants, Submariners
PlotSurvival, Swimming, Self-sacrifice
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Helicopters
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

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.

The Whale (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersWhale, Orphans
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Shipwreck, Rivalry
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.

Poseidon Rex (2014)
Markimdb: 2.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersDinosaurs, Mutant, Military
PlaceSubmarines, Islands, Ocean
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Jackson Slate, famous treasure hunter, is out to find the legendary Lost Gold Of Cortez in the open waters off a secluded island in the Caribbean Sea. Using dynamite to blast his way through centuries of silt, new chasms are created reaching miles below the ancient ocean floor. From here, an ancient evil is released, that quickly, savagely, and without warning, destroys Jackson s boat and kills his crew. The sole survivor of the carnage, Jackson teams up with marine biologist, Sarah, to venture back to the site and investigate the horrific events. They extract an egg from the darkest depths of the ocean and take it back to the lab to investigate. But when it hatches, they realise they have awaken a deadly prehistoric monster, the P-Rex, which will stop at nothing until the entire island is destroyed...

Atlantics (2019)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Senegal, Belgium
PlotFight, Wedding, Money, Friendship, Death
PlaceSea, Trains, Ocean, Africa, Beach
StyleSoulful, Fascinating

Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.

Icebreaker (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cold
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along the Amundsen Sea coast. The crew of “Gromov” spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of their icy trap. They have no room for mistakes; one wrong move and the vessel is crushed by ice.

Una Noche (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Teens, Gay, Thieves, Twins
PlotDancing, Friendship
StyleTouching, Serious

In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.

Sector 7 (2011)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Asia, Korea
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun's father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.

Hunter Killer (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersSpecial Forces, Lifeguards, Submariners
PlotDisasters, Hostage, Weapon
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean, Warships

Captain Glass of the USS Arkansas discovers that a coup d'état is taking place in Russia, so he and his crew join an elite group working on the ground to prevent a war.

Bhoot: Part One - The Haunted Ship (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
PlotShipwreck, Ghosts

When an abandoned haunted ship called 'Sea Bird' washes up on the shores of Mumbai, surveying officer Prithvi is assigned to solve the mystery and close the case

Die Männer der Emden (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, adventure, history
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Sea battles, Weapon
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean, Warships
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

When their ship is sunk in the Indian Ocean during the first world war, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-life odyssey.

The Whistlers (2020)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, crime
CountryRomania, France, Germany
PlotRobbery, Money, Friendship, Weapon, Cheating
PlacePrison, Sea, Islands, Ocean, Hotels
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Black humor

A Romanian police officer, determined to free from prison a crooked businessman who knows where a mobster's money is hidden, must learn the difficult ancestral language (Silbo Gomero) used on the island of Gomera.

Basilicata coast to coast (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, musical
CharactersHorses, Musicians, Friends, Fish
PlaceSea, Ocean, Italy, Beach
StyleTo cry, Fancy, Touching

A music group and a journalist cross the region of Basilicata by foot to attend a music festival.

Roma (2018)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersDogs, Animals, Family, Trainers, Maids
PlotMartial Arts, Cars, Relationship, Earthquake, Death
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ocean, Beach, Mexico
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Touching

In 1970s Mexico City, two domestic workers help a mother of four while her husband is away for an extended period of time.