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The Best Movies With Water in the Title 

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Updated November 22, 2019 736 votes 156 voters 26.9k 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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Water, Water Every Hare ... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The SpongeBob Movie: Spo... is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Buddies Thicker Than Wat... is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Dark Waters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins

Released: 2019

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Dark Waters is a 2019 American drama film directed by Todd Haynes, based on a true story. An attorney (Mark Ruffalo) discovers a connection between a string of mysterious deaths and chemical ...more
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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
comicspies1 added Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger

Released: 1954

Directed by: Elia Kazan

On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more

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Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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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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Hell and High Water is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Thicker than Water is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Bess Flowers

Released: 1935

Directed by: James W. Horne

Thicker than Water was the final short film starring Laurel and Hardy. Directed by James W.Horne, produced by Hal Roach, and released in 1935 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the short also features ...more
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Red Water is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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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Water is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Land Before Time IX:... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Water Drops on Burning R... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson, Bernard Giraudeau

Released: 2000

Directed by: François 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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Water Lady is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Water Lady Park Am, Kim Ja-ok, Lee Hwa-si

Released: 1979

Directed by: Kim Ki-young

Water Lady is a 1979 South Korean film written, produced and directed by Kim Ki-young.
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The House Under the Wate... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
The House Under the Water Bizhan Emkanian, Masoud Rayegan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sepideh Farsi

The House Under the Water is a 2010 drama film written and directed by Sepideh Farsi.
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Through Fire, Water and ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Through Fire, Water and ... Brass Pipes Anatoly Kubatsky, Alexander Khvylya, Georgy Millyar

Released: 1968

Directed by: Alexander Rou

Fire, Water, and Brass Pipes is a Soviet fantasy film directed by Aleksandr Rou. Its story and characters are derived from Slavic folklore.
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I'll Water Your Petals w... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
I'll Water Your Petals with Tears Juli Mira

Released: 2003

Directed by: Juan Carlos Marí

I'll Water Your Petals with Tears is a 2003 short animation film written and directed by Juan Carlos Marí.
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Life Under Water is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title
Sarah Jessica Parker, Keanu Reeves, Joanna Gleason

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jay Holman

Life Under Water is a PBS' American Playhouse TV movie, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Joanna Gleason and Keanu Reeves. It was written by Richard Greenberg and based on his play.
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Lightning Over Water is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Released: 1980

Directed by: Wim Wenders, Nicholas Ray

Lightning Over Water is a 1980 documentary film by Wim Wenders and Nicholas Ray about the last days of Ray's own life; the director was most famous for his 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause. It ...more
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Like Water for Chocolate... is listed (or ranked) 25 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.