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The Best Movies With Water in the Title 

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Updated November 22, 2019 744 votes 164 voters 28.6k views 100 items

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with water in the name? This list ranks the best movies with water in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with water in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with water in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

his ranked poll of films with water in the title includes movies like Open Water, Water for Elephants, and Like Water for Chocolate. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word water in it.
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The SpongeBob Movie: Spo... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny

Released: 2015

Directed by: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American animated/live action adventure comedy film directed by Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell and based on the Nickelodeon television series ...more

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Water, Water Every Hare ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Mel Blanc

Released: 1952

Directed by: Chuck Jones

Water, Water Every Hare is a Looney Tunes cartoon released in 1952 featuring Bugs Bunny and Gossamer. The title is a pun on the line "Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink" ...more
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Open Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis

Released: 2003

Directed by: Chris Kentis

Open Water is a 2003 drama psychological horror film loosely based on the true story of an American couple, Tom and Eileen Lonergan, who in 1998 went out with a scuba diving group, Outer Edge ...more

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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 ...more

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Lady in the Water is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
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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Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly

Released: 2005

Directed by: Walter Salles

Dark Water is a 2005 American horror-thriller film directed by Walter Salles, starring Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth. The film is a remake of the 2002 Japanese film of the same name, and also ...more

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Water is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Kulbhushan Kharbanda

Released: 2005

Directed by: Deepa Mehta

Water, is a 2005 Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in 1938 and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India. The ...more
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Buddies Thicker Than Wat... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Allen Swift

Released: 1962

Directed by: Leonard Maltin, Gene Deitch

Buddies Thicker Than Water is a 1962 short film, originally released as part of the Tom and Jerry series on November 1. It was the 12th and penultimate cartoon in the series to be directed by ...more
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Salt Water Tabby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Released: 1947

Directed by: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

While Tom woos a female cat at the beach, Jerry tries to disrupt his fun by playing pranks on him.
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Hell and High Water is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell, David Wayne

Released: 1954

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Hell and High Water is a 1954 Cold War drama film starring Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi and Victor Francen. The film was made to showcase CinemaScope being used in the confined sets of a ...more
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Like Water for Chocolate... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez

Released: 1992

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more

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Red Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Coolio, Kristy Swanson, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 2003

Directed by: Charles Robert Carner

Red Water is a 2003 made for television horror film starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Gideon Emery and Coolio.
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Water Birds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Released: 1952

Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen

Water Birds is a 1952 American short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. It won an Academy Award in 1953 for Best Short Subject. The film was produced by Walt Disney as part of the ...more
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The Land Before Time IX:... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Frank Welker, Thomas Dekker, Tress MacNeille

Released: 2002

Directed by: Charles Grosvenor

The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water is a 2002 direct-to-video animated adventure musical film and the ninth film in The Land Before Time series. It was produced and directed by Charles ...more

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Like Water for Chocolate... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a book by Laura Esquivel.
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Water Drops on Burning R... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson, Bernard Giraudeau

Released: 2000

Directed by: Fran├žois Ozon

Water Drops on Burning Rocks is a 2000 French drama film directed by François Ozon. The film is based on a German play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tropfen auf heisse Steine.
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Thicker than Water is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Thicker than Water Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner, Nan Martin

Released: 2005

Directed by: David S. Cass Sr.

Thicker than Water is a television film starring Melissa Gilbert and Lindsay Wagner. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on November 23, 2005.
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Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay, which was based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name. It ...more

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Trouble the Water is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal

Trouble the Water is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, producers of Fahrenheit 9/11. Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of a couple surviving failed ...more
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Don't Drink the Water is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Howard Morris

Released: 1969

Directed by: Howard Morris

Don't Drink the Water is a 1969 comedy film starring Jackie Gleason and directed by Howard Morris, and based upon a 1966 play of the same name by Woody Allen. The supporting cast includes ...more
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The Water Horse: Legend ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Brian Cox, David Morrissey, Emily Watson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jay Russell

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep is a 2007 American-British family fantasy drama film directed by Jay Russell. The screenplay, written by Robert Nelson Jacobs, is an adaptation of Dick ...more
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Head Above Water is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel, Billy Zane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jim Wilson

Head Above Water is a 1996 American comedy thriller film directed by Jim Wilson and starring Harvey Keitel, Cameron Diaz, Craig Sheffer. It was rated PG-13 by the MPAA. The film is a remake of ...more
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Don't Go Near the Water ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Eva Gabor, Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

Released: 1957

Directed by: Charles Walters

Don't Go Near the Water is a 1957 comedy film about a U.S. Navy public relations unit stationed on an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. It is an adaptation of the 1956 novel of ...more
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Black Water is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Ben Oxenbould, Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki

Black Water is a 2007 horror-thriller film set in the mangrove seas of northern Australia. It was written and directed by Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich and stars Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody ...more
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Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

Released: 2002

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and Ring 2. Dark Water is based on Floating Water, a short story by Koji Suzuki. The plot follows a ...more

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