Movies about the sea

List of the best movies for melodramas about the sea, selected by visitors to our site: Long Shot, Adrift, The Trouble with You, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Ava, Call Me by Your Name, Time of Happiness, Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno, Promise at Dawn, Godard Mon Amour
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Long Shot (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Presidential
PlotRivalry, Dancing, Love, Political
PlaceHotels, Party, Sea, Beach, Aircraft
StyleLight, Fascinating, Inspirational

Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

Adrift (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryHong Kong, Iceland, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersNewlyweds
PlotTornadoes, Survival, Death, Dancing, Love, On real events
PlaceSea, Yachts, Beach
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Disturbing, Makes me think, To cry

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

The Trouble with You (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration02:12
CharactersPolice, Dogs, Taxi drivers
PlotEveryday life, Robbery
PlaceSea, Beach, Night Clubs
TimeNight

Detective Yvonne is the widow of police chief Santi, a local hero in a town on the French Riviera. When she learns he was in fact a crooked cop, she tries to right his wrongs. Crossing paths with Antoine, a victim of Santi, sets off a series of wild events.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38
CharactersPregnant, Friends, Horses, Students
PlotHolidays, Dancing
PlaceGreece, Hotels, Sea
TimeSummer
StyleLight, Cute, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, Best soundtracks, Soulful, Fascinating, To cry

Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.

Ava (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Mothers, Horses, Single mothers, Strong women, Blind
PlotLove, First love
PlaceSea, Beach
TimeSummer

Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her own way. She steals a big black dog that belongs to a young man on the run...

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France, Brazil, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScientists, Mothers, Fathers, Gay, Pianists
PlotLove, Relationship, Parenting, First love, Seduction, Love with age difference
PlaceSea, Italy, Small cities
TimeSummer
StyleTouching, Soulful

Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.

Time of Happiness (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryTurkey
Duration00:44
CharactersFamily, Businessmen
PlotLove, Happiness
PlaceSea, Turkey
StyleLight, Cute, Soulful

True love is not about perfection, it is hidden in flaws. The movie 'Mutluluk Zamani' (Time of Happiness) tells the story of Mert (Baris Arduc) who creates his 'perfect' life without facing his past and Ada (Elcin Sangu) who builds her own way of life based on all of her past experiences.

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Friends, Photographers
PlotLove, Cheating, Dancing, Seduction
PlaceSea, France, Beach, Night Clubs
TimeSummer

Amin, an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, returns home for the summer, to a fishing village in the South of France. It is a time of reconnecting with his family and his childhood friends. Together with his cousin Tony and his best friend Ophélie, he spends his time between the Tunisian restaurant run by his parents, the local bars and the beaches frequented by girls on holiday. Enchanted by the many female characters who surround him, Amin remains in awe of these summer sirens while his dionysiac cousin throws himself into their carnal delights with euphoria. Armed with his camera and guided by the bright simmer light of the Mediterranean coast, Amin pursues his philosophical quest while gathering inspiration for his screenplays. When it comes to love, only Mektoub (‘destiny' in Arabic) can decide.

Promise at Dawn (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:10
CharactersHorses, Artists, Jews, Military, Actors, Single mothers, Writers
PlotDancing, Weapon, Snow, On real events
PlaceFrance, Sea, Aircraft, Trains, Hotels, Beach, Mexico

From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and sole writer to have won the Goncourt Prize for French literature two times.

Godard Mon Amour (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance
Duration02:02
CharactersActors, Directors, Students
PlotLove with age difference, Radio
PlaceParis, Sea, Italy, Trains, France, Beach

During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later gets married.

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Phantom Thread (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:21
CharactersDogs, Photographers, Models
PlotLove, Obsession, Dancing, Snow
PlaceSea
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, To cry

In the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.

Me Before You (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:25
CharactersDisabled people, Nurses
PlotLove, Depression, Loneliness
PlaceSea, Small cities
StyleTouching, To cry, Cute

A small town girl is caught between dead-end jobs. A high-profile, successful man becomes wheelchair bound following an accident. The man decides his life is not worth living until the girl is hired for six months to be his new caretaker. Worlds apart and trapped together by circumstance, the two get off to a rocky start. But the girl becomes determined to prove to the man that life is worth living and as they embark on a series of adventures together, each finds their world changing in ways neither of them could begin to imagine.

The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration00:51
CharactersMermaids
PlotLove
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.

Summer of 8 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, Happiness, Youth
PlaceSea, Beach, College
TimeSummer

Eight close friends soak up their last day of summer together on the beach before parting ways for college.

Big Fish & Begonia (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryChina
Duration02:12
PlaceSea

Beyond the human realm, there is a magical race of beings who control the tides and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a young girl named Chun, seeks something more—she wants to experience the human world! At sixteen, she finally gets her chance and transforms into a dolphin in order to explore the world that has her fascinated. But she soon discovers that it’s a dangerous place and nearly gets killed in a vortex. Luckily, her life is spared when a young boy sacrifices himself to save her. Moved by his kindness and courage, she uses magic to bring him back to life only to learn that this power comes at a serious price. On a new adventure, she’ll have to make her own sacrifices in order to protect his soul until it is ready to return to the human world.

All Roads Lead to Rome (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryItaly, USA, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden
Duration01:50
CharactersTeens, Family, Mothers
PlotWedding, Love, Chase, Happiness, Pursuit, Travel
PlaceSea, Italy, Aircraft

Maggie is an uptight, single mother and college writing teacher from New York City. In an effort to reconnect with her troubled teen daughter Summer, she decides to embark on a journey to a Tuscan village where she frequented in her younger days. Upon arrival, Maggie runs into Luca a handsome former lover who is still a bachelor and lives with his eighty-year-old mother Carmen. Summer (missing her “bad boy” boyfriend in NYC) and Carmen (secretly planning a wedding against Luca’s wishes to MARCELINO, her one true love in Rome) impulsively steal Luca’s car and race off to Rome. Maggie and Luca quickly pursue allowing the two mismatched couples to spend some time together and develop a new understanding of each other.

Planetarium (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:02
CharactersSisters, Dogs, Birds, Actors
PlotGhosts, Snow
PlaceSea, Party, Trains, Beach

Follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

All About Them (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:51
CharactersLawyers, Lesbians
PlotLove triangle
PlaceFrance, Party, Sea, Beach
StyleTo cry

Charlotte is cheating on Micha with Mélodie. Not suspecting a thing, yet feeling neglected, Micha in turn cheats on Charlotte. But also with Mélodie. For Mélodie, things are topsy-turvy. She lies to both of them. She is privy to each of their lies. And is in love with both of them at the same time.

By the Sea (2015)
Mark2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, France, Malta
Duration01:11
CharactersWriters, Dogs, Photographers
PlotTime travel, Depression, Jealousy, Dancing, Motorcycles, Chess, Happiness
PlaceFrance, Hotels, Sea, Village

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Still the Water (2014)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Japan, Spain
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Love
PlaceIslands, Japan, Nature, Sea, Beach, Moon
StyleTouching, Atmospheric

Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

Nagi no Asukara (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotLove, Relationship, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Sea, Japan

Long ago, all humans lived beneath the sea. However, some people preferred the surface and abandoned living underwater permanently. As a consequence, they were stripped of their god-given protection called "Ena" which allowed them to breathe underwater. Over time, the rift between the denizens of the sea and of the surface widened, although contact between the two peoples still existed.This show follows the story of Hikari Sakishima and Manaka Mukaido, along with their childhood friends Chisaki Hiradaira and Kaname Isaki, who are forced to leave the sea and attend a school on the surface. There, the group also meets Tsumugu Kihara, a fellow student and fisherman who loves the sea.Hikari and his friends' lives are bound to change as they have to deal with the deep-seated hatred and discrimination between the people of sea and of the surface, the storms in their personal lives, as well as an impending tempest which may spell doom for all who dwell on the surface.

Shed No Tears (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music
CountrySweden
Duration01:59
PlotLove, Music
PlaceSea

Pål dreams about becoming successful with his music, but he has one major obstacle: himself. He's a diamond in the rough, and the only things greater than his musical talent are his obsessions, which constantly get him into trouble. We follow Pål on an emotional journey one summer in Gothenburg where he is thrown between passion and deceit; love, reconciliation and deliverance.

Love Steaks (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:29
PlotLove, Dancing
PlaceSea, Hotels, Beach, Germany

A luxury hotel. Steaks frizzle, muffintops getting massaged. Clemens (rare) joins the wellness area as a rookie. Lara (well-done) needs to assert herself in the kitchen pack. The elevator brings the two of them together. They encounter each other, until they clash.

Friends from France (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryRussia, France
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Jews, Tourists
PlotLove, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceRussia, USSR, Sea, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Disturbing

1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet “refuseniks”, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, Jérôme’s motivation is Carole.

Declaration of War (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
CharactersFamily, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, On real events
PlaceSea, Hospitals, France
StyleTouching, Soulful

Roméo and Juliette are two young actors. They fall in love at first sight, move in together and make a baby. A love story and the founding of a home like millions of others. Except that their little boy, Adam, behaves abnormally. The young parents try hard to persuade themselves that everything is okay but, with the passing of time, they cannot delude themselves anymore: their son has a problem. From now on, war is declared. A war against illness. A war against Death. A war against despair.

Fatmagul (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryTurkey
CharactersPolice
PlaceSea

Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? is a Turkish television drama series produced by Ay Yapım and broadcast on Kanal D. The series is based on Vedat Türkali's novel, Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?, which was made into a film in 1986. The series is written by duo Ece Yörenç and Melek Gençoğlu. The soundtrack was done by Toygar Işıklı.

Midnight Son (2011)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersVampire
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death
PlaceSea
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Disturbing, Fancy, Smart

MIDNIGHT SON is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare skin disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local law enforcement narrow their focus on him as a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

Guzaarish (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genremelodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:06
CharactersWizards, Disabled people, Nurses, Losers
PlotLove, Travel, Religious, Relationship
PlaceSea, India, Nature, Asia
StyleTo cry, Makes me think, Touching, Gloomy

Ethan, a magician rendered paralyzed in an accident, sets off a furor when he makes a petition to the court to end his own life.

The Tree (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Australia, Germany, Italy
Duration01:40
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotDeath, Obsession
PlaceBeach, Sea, Deserts, Nature, Small cities
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Atmospheric, Gloomy

The O'Neills lived happily in their house in the Australian countryside. That was until one day fate struck blindly, taking the life of Peter, the father, leaving his grief-stricken wife Dawn alone with their four children. Among them, eight-year-old Simone denies this reality. She is persuaded that her father still lives in the giant fig tree growing near their house and speaks to her through its leaves. But the tree becomes more and more invasive and threatens the house. It must be felled. Of course, Simone won't allow it.

Norwegian Wood (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan
Duration02:13
CharactersStudents
PlotDeath, Love triangle
PlaceCollege, Japan, Sea, Asia, Nature
StyleTo cry, Gloomy

Set in the 1960s, high school student Toru Watanabe loses his only friend Kizuki after he commits suicide. Toru, now looking for a new life, enters a university in Tokyo. By chance, Toru meets Kizuki's ex-girlfriend Naoko in the university. They grow close because they both share the same loss. As Toru and Naoko grow even closer, Naoko's sense of loss also grows. After Naoko's 20th birthday, she leaves for a sanitarium in Kyoto. Watanabe, devastated by the situation, meets pure-hearted Midori during the spring semester. Midori looks like a small animal that just came into the world ...

December Boys (2007)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:45
CharactersOrphans, Friends, Fish, Terminally ill
PlotRivalry, Adoption
PlaceAustralia, Sea, Beach, Summer camp
StyleTouching, To cry

For many years, four teenage orphans at an Australian outback convent have watched their younger comrades find new parents, and realize that they may never be adopted. The Reverend Mother sends the four boys away on a seaside vacation, where they meet Teresa and Fearless, a couple who would make perfect parents. The youths compete with one another to be the one Teresa and Fearless decide to adopt.

Clannad (2007)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Friends, Pupils, Students, Teachers, Musicians, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Magic, Depression, Dreams, Basketball, Soccer, Cars
PlaceSchool, Japan, Sea
StyleSoulful, Touching

Tomoya Okazaki is a third year high school student resentful of his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and cigarettes. This results in fights between the two until Tomoya's shoulder is injured in a fight. Since then, Tomoya has had distant relationships with his father, causing him to become a delinquent over time. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating due to illness. Due to this, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction. Anime based on a popular visual novel game.

The Mistress of Spices (2005)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.5)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:32
CharactersIndians
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers
PlaceIndia, Sea, Jungle, Village
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating

Tilo, the titular "Mistresses of Spices" is a shopkeeper and an immigrant from India who helps customers satisfy their needs and desires with spices. Her life changes when she falls in love with an American man.

The Bow (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySouth Korea, Japan
Duration01:30
CharactersChickens, Old man, Fish
PlotLove triangle, Love with age difference
PlaceSea

On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a child. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard.

Mermaids (2003)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersMermaids, Sisters
PlotLove, Love triangle, Supernatural
PlaceSea
StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

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

Titanic (1997)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:14
PlotOn real events, Disasters, Love, Relationship, Shipwreck, Time travel, Jealousy, Survival, Death
PlaceSea, Ships
StyleWorth watching, Romantic, To cry, Fascinating

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

The Little Mermaid (1989)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, musical, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersPrincesses, Mermaids, Family, Kings, Witch, Cooks
PlotAdventure, Fulfillment of desires, First love, Love
PlaceSea
TimeFuture
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.

Love and Pigeons (1984)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Neighbors
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSea, Russia, Village, USSR
StyleLight, Touching, Soulful, To cry

Shown a life in the remote siberian village. Vasia, who never leave his family, village, comes to pass summer holiday on the Black Sea. New world, new people - so, hi's temted by a half-crazy woman (Raisa Zaharovna). And after short time Vasia returns to his wife and children.

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