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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

    Emma Roberts, JoJo

    Released2006

    Directed byElizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

    Aquamarine is a 2006 Australian-American teen fantasy comedy film starring Sara Paxton, Emma...  more
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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
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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
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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides4
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    Released2011

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film directed by Rob...  more
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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
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  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea6
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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
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  • Peter Pan7
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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
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  • Hook8
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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
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  • Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature9
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    Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature

    Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell

    Released2001

    Directed bySebastian Gutierrez

    Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature is a 2001 TV film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez....  more
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  • Scales: Mermaids Are Real10
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    Scales: Mermaids Are Real

    Emmy Perry, Elisabeth Röhm

    Released2017

    Directed byKevan Peterson

    A seemingly ordinary girl learns that she's destined to turn into a mermaid on her 12th...  more
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  • Lady in the Water11
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    Lady in the Water is a 2006 American fantasy thriller film written and directed by M. Night...  more
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  • Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid12
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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
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  • Fishtales13
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    Fishtales

    Kelly Brook, Billy Zane

    Released2007

    Directed byAlki David

    Fishtales is a 2007 family comedy film directed by Alki David, and starring Billy Zane and...  more
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  • Miranda14
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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
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  • The Secret of Roan Inish15
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    The Secret of Roan Inish

    Susan Lynch, John Lynch

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    The Secret of Roan Inish is a 1994 American/Irish independent film written and directed by...  more
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  • Ondine16
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    Ondine

    Colin Farrell, Stephen Rea

    Released2009

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Ondine is a 2009 Irish romantic drama film directed and written by Neil Jordan and starring...  more
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  • Aquaman17
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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

    Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James...  more
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  • Evolution18
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    Evolution

    Max Brebant, Roxane Duran

    Released2015

    Directed byLucile Hadžihalilović

    Evolution is a 2015 French horror-thriller film directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović. In a...  more
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  • The Shape of Water19
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    The Shape of Water

    Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon

    Released2017

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    The Shape of Water is a 2017 Spanish-American fantasy romance film directed by Guillermo del...  more
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  • The Lure20
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    The Lure

    Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska

    Released2015

    Directed byAgnieszka Smoczyńska

    The Lure (aka Córki dancingu) is a 2015 Polish horror musical film directed by Agnieszka...  more
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  • Splash, Too21
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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
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  • Mermaids22
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    Mermaids

    Serah D'Laine, Nikita Ager

    Released2003

    Directed byIan Barry

    Mermaids is a 2003 television film directed by Ian Barry and starring Serah D'Laine, Nikita...  more
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  • Mermaid Got Married23
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    Mermaid Got Married

    Takeshi Kaneshiro, Christy Chung

    Released1994

    Directed byNorman Law

    Mermaid Got Married is a 1994 Hong Kong fantasy-romantic comedy film directed by Norman Law...  more
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  • Beach Blanket Bingo24
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    Beach Blanket Bingo

    Don Rickles, Linda Evans

    Released1965

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Beach Blanket Bingo is an American International Pictures beach party film, released in 1965...  more
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  • Mermaids of Tiburon25
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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
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