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The Best Mermaid Movies 

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Updated July 31, 2019 7.5k votes 3k voters 259.5k views 18 items

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A list of the best mermaid movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This mermaid movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about mermaid are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about mermaid you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous mermaid movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these mermaid movie titles for more information about the films.

Items include everything from Splash to Aquamarine.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best mermaid movies?" and "What is the greatest mermaid movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular mermaid movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these mermaid movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good mermaid movies can be enjoyed no matter what. And if you love mermaids, be sure to check out our list of pictures of real mermaids.

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Aquamarine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Lee Kirby added Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton

Released: 2006

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts, and Joanna "JoJo" Levesque. The film, which was made in both the United States and ...more

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more

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Splash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Tom Hanks, John Candy, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1984

Directed by: Ron Howard

Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody ...more

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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Lee Kirby added Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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The Thirteenth Year is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
MarLeynaRodriguez added Kristen Stewart, David Alan Coulier, Brian Haley

Released: 1999

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

The Thirteenth Year is a 1999 fantasy comedy-drama Disney Channel Original Movie. It was released May 15, 1999. The film was directed by Duwayne Dunham, who has directed other children and ...more

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The Little Mermaid II: R... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jim Kammerud

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and direct-to-video sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, ...more

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Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Tom Islava added June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

Released: 1953

Directed by: Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up by J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the ...more

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Harry Potter and the Gob... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Lee Kirby added Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Mermaid Chronicles Part ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
vankouterens added Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, Gil Bellows

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sebastian Gutierrez

Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature is a 2001 TV film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.
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Hook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Lee Kirby added Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan ...more

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Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti, M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2006

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film's plot concerns a Philadelphia ...more

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Scales: Mermaids Are Rea... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies

Directed by: Kevan Peterson

A seemingly ordinary girl learns that she's destined to turn into a mermaid on her 12th birthday. She must say goodbye to her family and friends while evading the local hunters who wish to ...more
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Mr. Peabody and the Merm... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey

Released: 1948

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is a 1948 fantasy film starring William Powell and Ann Blyth in the title roles. Irene Hervey played Mr. Peabody's wife. The film was based on the 1945 novel ...more
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Miranda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added Margaret Rutherford, Glynis Johns, Googie Withers

Released: 1948

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the film was adapted. Denis Waldock provided ...more
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Splash, Too is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added Amy Yasbeck, Todd Waring

Released: 1988

Directed by: Greg Antonacci

Splash, Too is the 1988 Disney TV movie sequel to the 1984 movie Splash. Directed by Greg Antonacci and written by Bruce Franklin Singer. It stars Todd Waring as Allen Bauer and Amy Yasbeck as ...more
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Mermaids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added Sarah Laine, Erika Heynatz

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ian Barry

Mermaids is a 2003 television film directed by Ian Barry and starring Serah D'Laine, Nikita Ager and Australian model Erika Heynatz as a trio of mermaid sisters who band together to avenge their ...more
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Mermaids of Tiburon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Evelyn Cordero added Mermaids of Tiburon Diane Webber, Timothy Carey, George Rowe

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Lamb

Mermaids of Tiburon is a 1962 film about a diver looking for buried treasure who comes across mermaids. The movie was acquired by Filmgroup productions, who released it in 1962, mostly to some ...more
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Dagon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
Francisco Rabal, Macarena Gómez, Ferran Lahoz

Released: 2001

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Dagon is a 2001 Spanish horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and written by Dennis Paoli. Despite the title, the plot is actually based on H. P. Lovecraft's novella The Shadow Over Innsmouth ...more