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The Best Mermaid Movies

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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
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    Aquamarine

    Emma Roberts, JoJo

    Released2006

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

    Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    The Little Mermaid

    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Splash is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Splash

    Tom Hanks, John Candy

    Released1984

    Directed byRon Howard

    Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On S is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Released2011

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers'... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Thirteenth Year is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    The Thirteenth Year

    Kristen Stewart, David Alan Coulier

    Released1999

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    The Thirteenth Year is a 1999 fantasy comedy-drama Disney Channel Original Movie. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Little Mermaid II: Return  is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett

    Released2000

    Directed byJim Kammerud

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Peter Pan

    June Foray, Bobby Driscoll

    Released1953

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney

    Peter Pan is a 1953 American animated fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney and based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1991

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature

    Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell

    Released2001

    Directed bySebastian Gutierrez

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    Scales: Mermaids Are Real is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
    A seemingly ordinary girl learns that she's destined to turn into a mermaid on her 12th...amazon buy button
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    Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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    Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

    William Powell, Ann Blyth

    Released1948

    Directed byIrving Pichel

    Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid is a 1948 fantasy film starring William Powell and Ann Blyth in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Miranda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Miranda

    Margaret Rutherford, Glynis Johns

    Released1948

    Directed byKen Annakin

    Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mermaids is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Mermaids

    Sarah Laine, Erika Heynatz

    Released2003

    Directed byIan Barry

    Mermaids is a 2003 television film directed by Ian Barry and starring Serah D'Laine, Nikita... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Splash, Too is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Splash, Too

    Amy Yasbeck, Todd Waring

    Released1988

    Directed byGreg Antonacci

    Splash, Too is the 1988 Disney TV movie sequel to the 1984 movie Splash. Directed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mermaids of Tiburon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Mermaids of Tiburon

    Diane Webber, Timothy Carey

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Lamb

    Mermaids of Tiburon is a 1962 film about a diver looking for buried treasure who comes across... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dagon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mermaid Movies
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    Dagon

    Francisco Rabal, Macarena Gómez

    Released2001

    Directed byStuart Gordon

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