Whale movies

List of the best whale movies selected by visitors to our site: Swinging Safari, The Boss Baby, Permanent, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Odyssey, Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens, In the Heart of the Sea, Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, Harbinger Down, Ooops! Noah is Gone....

In the top there are new films of 2018, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Swinging Safari (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Family, Whale
PlaceParty, Beach, Australia

    1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

    The Boss Baby (2017)
    Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.3)
    Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
    CharactersFamily, Parents, Dogs, Brothers, Stewardesses, Whale
    PlotAdventure, Love, Money
    StyleFor children, Touching

      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.

      Permanent (2017)
      Markimdb: 5.6
      CharactersTeens, Family, Dogs, Cats, Teachers, Trainers, Whale
      PlotMoney, Loneliness
      PlaceSchool, College
      StyleLight, Fascinating

        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.

        Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
        Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
        Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
        CharactersSamurai, Strong women, Family, Birds, Monkeys, Whale, Beetles
        PlotAdventure, Fate
        PlaceJapan, Sea, Beach, Moon, Lake, Village
        StyleAtmospheric, Touching

          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.

          The Odyssey (2016)
          Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
          Genredrama, adventure, biography
          CharactersFamily, Scientists, Sharks, Fish, Whale
          PlotAdventure, Travel, Love, Dancing, Snow, Diving, Oil, On real events
          PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Party, Helicopters, Antarctica

            Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

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

              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.

              In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
              Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.9)
              Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
              CountryUSA, Australia, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada
              CharactersWhale, Cannibals
              PlotSurvival, Adventure, Death, Hunger, On real events
              PlaceSea, Ships, Uninhabited island
              StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating, Inspirational

                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.

                Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)
                Markimdb: 5.8
                Genrefantastic, action, adventure, cartoon
                CharactersSuperhero, Crocodiles, Whale, Lions, Birds, Mutant
                PlotBank robbery, Motorcycles, Chase
                PlaceSpace, Mansions, Zoos

                  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.

                  Harbinger Down (2015)
                  Mark7 (imdb: 4.5)
                  Genrehorror, fantastic
                  CharactersAliens, Scientists, Military, Astronauts, Whale, Monsters, Mutant
                  PlotDeath, Snow, Radio, Fear
                  PlaceSpace, Arctic, Ships, Alaska
                  StyleTense, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

                    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.

                    Ooops! Noah is Gone... (2015)
                    Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.8)
                    Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
                    CountryGermany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Republic of Ireland, USA
                    CharactersMonkeys, Elephants, Dogs, Family, Lions, Wolves, Whale
                    PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, Survival, Adventure

                      It's the end of the world. A flood is coming. Luckily for Dave and his son Finny, a couple of clumsy Nestrians, an Ark has been built to save all animals. But as it turns out, Nestrians aren't allowed. Sneaking on board with the involuntary help of Hazel and her daughter Leah, two Grymps, they think they're safe. Until the curious kids fall off the Ark. Now Finny and Leah struggle to survive the flood and hungry predators and attempt to reach the top of a mountain, while Dave and Hazel must put aside their differences, turn the Ark around and save their kids. It's definitely not going to be smooth sailing.

                      Symphony No. 42 (2014)
                      Mark4 (imdb: 7.8)
                      Genrecartoon, short, detective
                      CharactersDogs, Cats, Horses, Wolves, Sharks, Foxes, Whale
                      StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric, Fancy

                        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.

                        Turning Tide (2013)
                        Mark6 (imdb: 6.4)
                        CharactersTeachers, Whale
                        PlotAdventure, Rivalry
                        PlaceSea, School, Ships
                        StyleFascinating, Soulful, Disturbing

                          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 Whale (2013)
                          Markimdb: 6.2
                          Genredrama, adventure
                          CountryUnited Kingdom
                          CharactersOrphans, Whale
                          PlotSurvival, Adventure, Rivalry, On real events
                          StyleExciting, Fascinating

                            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.

                            The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
                            Markimdb: 6.7
                            Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                            CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                            CharactersPirates, Scientists, Family, Animals, Monkeys, Whale, Cooks
                            PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Chase
                            PlaceShips, Sea, England

                              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!

                              Big Miracle (2012)
                              Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
                              Genremelodrama, drama, family
                              CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                              CharactersIndians, Whale, Reporters
                              PlotSnow, On real events
                              PlaceAlaska, Small cities
                              TimeCold War
                              StyleTouching, To cry

                                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.

                                Pinocchio (2012)
                                Markimdb: 6.2
                                Genrefantasy, family, cartoon
                                CountryItaly, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Poland
                                CharactersDogs, Cats, Family, Thieves, Foxes, Whale, Robbers
                                PlotAdventure, Fulfillment of desires
                                PlaceSchool, Italy, Sea

                                  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.

                                  Men Vs Women (2010)
                                  Markimdb: 5.7
                                  CharactersWhale, Trainers
                                  PlotLove, Volleyball, Jealousy
                                  PlaceSea, Antarctica, Beach

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

                                    Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010)
                                    Markimdb: 5.1
                                    Genredrama, adventure
                                    CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Whale
                                    StyleTo cry, Touching

                                      After young Kirra leaves her Australian home to summer with her grandfather in South Africa, she soon discovers a baby orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather’s rundown seaside amusement park. She names the lonely whale Willy--and embarks on a great quest to lead the little guy back to his anxious pod.

                                      Animals United (2010)
                                      Markimdb: 4.9
                                      Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
                                      CharactersSharks, Heroes, Friends, Family, Partners, Bears, Monkeys, Whale

                                        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.

                                        OceanWorld 3D (2009)
                                        Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
                                        CountryUnited Kingdom
                                        CharactersSharks, Whale, Turtles, Fish

                                          A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans.

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