Whale movies

List of the best whale movies selected by visitors to our site: Orca, Big Miracle, In the Heart of the Sea, Whale Rider, Blackfish, Free Willy, Moby Dick, The Boss Baby, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!.

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

Genre
Country
Orca (1977)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Netherlands
Duration01:32

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.

Big Miracle (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47

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.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10

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.

Whale Rider (2003)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, family
CountryNew Zealand, Germany
Duration02:19

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.

Blackfish (2013)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:23

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.

Free Willy (1993)
Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryFrance, USA, Luxembourg
Duration01:52

When maladjusted orphan Jesse vandalizes a theme park, he is placed with foster parents and must work at the park to make amends. There he meets Willy, a young Orca whale who has been separated from his family. Sensing kinship, they form a bond and, with the help of kindly whale trainer Rae Lindley, develop a routine of tricks. However, greedy park owner Dial soon catches wind of the duo and makes plans to profit from them.

Moby Dick (1956)
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:56

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.

The Boss Baby (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration02:02

A story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

Gotham City is under siege by a series of bizarre crimes and only the world's greatest detective, Batman, can unravel the mystery! The trail leads to none other than the Penguin and his Animilitia, an animal-inspired squad of villains including Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and the monstrous Man-Bat.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon, short
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:28

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate of the Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:23

Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers.

Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA

The new installment of the Sharknado franchise takes place 5 years after Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! There have been no Sharknados in the intervening years, but now they’re appearing again in unexpected ways.

Permanent (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

This comedy, set in 1983 in small town Virginia, centers around a 13 year old and her family. The story of a hairstyle gone incredibly wrong and a young girl's plight to fit in while encountering bullies at a new school.

Harbinger Down (2015)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

A group of grad students have booked passage on the fishing trawler Harbinger to study the effects of global warming on a pod of Orcas in the Bering Sea. When the ship's crew dredges up a recently thawed piece of old Soviet space wreckage, things get downright deadly. It seems that the Russians experimented with tardigrades, tiny resilient animals able to withstand the extremes of space radiation. The creatures survived, but not without mutation. Now the crew is exposed to aggressively mutating organisms. And after being locked in ice for 3 decades, the creatures aren't about to give up the warmth of human companionship.

The Whale (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

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.

Arctic Tale (2007)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefamily, documentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Arctic Tale is a 2007 documentary film from the National Geographic Society about the life cycle of a walrus and her calf, and a polar bear and her cubs, in a similar vein to the 2005 hit production March of the Penguins, also from National Geographic.

Oceans (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, family, documentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, USA, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Monaco, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:26

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

Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA

When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it's up to Sharktopus to stop it.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

Fugitives of the Federation for their daring rescue of Spock from the doomed Genesis Planet, Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew begin their journey home to face justice for their actions. But as they near Earth, they find it at the mercy of a mysterious alien presence whose signals are slowly destroying the planet. In a desperate attempt to answer the call of the probe, Kirk and his crew race back to the late twentieth century. However they soon find the world they once knew to be more alien than anything they've encountered in the far reaches of the galaxy!

Pinocchio (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Belgium

Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the puppet moves, as if by magic, and is gifted with a life on its own.

Symphony No. 42 (2014)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecartoon, short, detective
CountryHungary
Duration00:10

The film applies an unconventional narrative. It presents a subjective world through 47 scenes. The small events, interlaced by associations, express the irrational coherence of our surroundings. The surreal situations are based on the interactions of humans and nature.

Animals United (2010)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryGermany
Duration01:30

A group of animals waiting for the annual flood they rely on for food and water discover that the humans, who have been destroying their habitats have built a dam for a leisure resort. The animals endeavour to save the delta and send a message to the humans not to interfere with nature.

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryPortugal, France, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration03:38

Every night, in danger of being beheaded, Scheherazade tells King Shahryar unfinished tales to continue them the following night, hence defying his promise of murdering his new wives after their wedding night. Scheherazade tells king Shahryar her stories but these are not those in the book. These are stories based on whatever will be happening in Portugal during the production time of the film. As in the book, these stories will be tragic and comical, with rich and poor, powerless and powerful people, filled with surprising and extraordinary events. This film will be about the reality of a disgraced country, Portugal, under the effects of a global economic crisis.

The Living Sea (1995)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredocumentary, short
CountryUSA
Duration00:40

The Living Sea celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean as it explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment. Using beautiful images of unspoiled healthy waters, The Living Sea offers hope for recovery engendered by productive scientific efforts. Oceanographers studying humpback whales, jellyfish, and deep-sea life show us that the more we understand the ocean and its inhabitants, the more we will know how to protect them. The film also highlights the Central Pacific islands of Palau, one of the most spectacular underwater habitats in the world, to show the beauty and potential of a healthy ocean.

Men Vs Women (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly

A confrontation starts between a young man Diego and his beautiful neighbor Chiara.

The Odyssey (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:12

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Turning Tide (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium, Spain
Duration01:41

Yann Madec, long-time best mate of Frank Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Frank at the last minute for the start of the Vendée Globe. Nine days into the race and leading, Yann is forced to stop in Cape Verde to repair his broken center-board. Back in the race, Yann discovers a stowaway on board, a Senegalese teenager named Moussa. Faced with the risk of disqualification because of Moussa’s presence, Yann hesitates… Their encounter leads to the most unforgettable round-the-world race ever.

The Whales of August (1987)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

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

Pinocchio (1940)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantasy, drama, family, cartoon, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket.

May Who? (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryThailand

Pong is a high-school geek who belongs to a group of high school outcasts known as the “Invisibles”, and enjoys letting his imagination run wild by drawing cartoons. May-Who is also one of the “Invisibles” and has an extraordinary secret: an ability to discharge electricity like a Tesla coil. Whenever her heart beats faster than 120 beats per minute her body releases a powerful electricity charge. Pong accidentally learns about this and promises to keep it a secret in exchange for helping each other win over their own high-school crushes.




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