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The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Updated November 22, 2019 1.5k votes 176 voters 31.4k views100 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with water in the name.

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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  • Open Water1
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    Open Water

    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan

    Released2003

    Directed byChris Kentis

    Open Water is a 2003 drama psychological horror film loosely based on the true story of an...  more
  • Waterworld2
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin...  more

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  • Dark Water3
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    Dark Water

    Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth

    Released2005

    Directed byWalter Salles

    Dark Water is a 2005 American horror-thriller film directed by Walter Salles, starring...  more

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  • Water, Water Every Hare4

    Released1952

    Directed byChuck Jones

    Water, Water Every Hare is a Looney Tunes cartoon released in 1952 featuring Bugs Bunny and...  more
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water5
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    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown

    Released2015

    Directed byPaul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell

    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a 2015 American animated/live action adventure...  more
  • Like Water for Chocolate6
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    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi

    Released1992

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular...  more

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  • Red Water7
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    Red Water

    Coolio, Kristy Swanson

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Red Water is a 2003 made for television horror film starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy...  more
  • Lady in the Water8
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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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  • Salt Water Tabby9
    While Tom woos a female cat at the beach, Jerry tries to disrupt his fun by playing pranks on...  more
  • Buddies Thicker Than Water10

    Released1962

    Directed byLeonard Maltin, Gene Deitch

    Buddies Thicker Than Water is a 1962 short film, originally released as part of the Tom and...  more
  • Water11
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    Water

    John Abraham, Lisa Ray

    Released2005

    Directed byDeepa Mehta

    Water, is a 2005 Canadian film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag...  more
  • Hell and High Water12
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    Hell and High Water

    Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell

    Released1954

    Directed bySamuel Fuller

    Hell and High Water is a 1954 Cold War drama film starring Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi and...  more
  • Water Birds13
    Water Birds is a 1952 American short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. It won an...  more
  • The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water14

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Grosvenor

    The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water is a 2002 direct-to-video animated adventure...  more

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  • Barking Water15
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    Barking Water

    Laura Spencer, David Hill

    Released2009

    Directed bySterlin Harjo

    Barking Water is a 2009 independent feature film written and directed by Sterlin Harjo that...  more
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    Water Drops on Burning Rocks

    Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson

    Released2000

    Directed byFrançois Ozon

    Water Drops on Burning Rocks is a 2000 French drama film directed by François Ozon. The film...  more
  • Like Water for Chocolate17
    Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home...  more
  • Water for Elephants18
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    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson

    Released2011

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence....  more

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  • Trouble the Water19
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    Trouble the Water

    Michael Brown, George W. Bush

    Released2008

    Directed byTia Lessin, Carl Deal

    Trouble the Water is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl...  more
  • It's in the Water20
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    It's in the Water

    Jonny Blue, Jerry Haynes

    Released1997

    Directed byKelli Herd

    It's in the Water is a 1997 independent film. Written and directed by Kelli Herd, the film...  more
  • Head Above Water21
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    Head Above Water

    Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel

    Released1996

    Directed byJim Wilson

    Head Above Water is a 1996 American comedy thriller film directed by Jim Wilson and starring...  more
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    The Water Hole

    John Boles, Jack Holt

    Released1928

    Directed byF. Richard Jones

    The Water Hole is a Western film starring Jack Holt, Nancy Carroll, and John Boles, based on a...  more
  • Black Water23
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    Black Water

    Ben Oxenbould, Diana Glenn

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Nerlich, Andrew Traucki

    Black Water is a 2007 horror-thriller film set in the mangrove seas of northern Australia. It...  more
  • Open Water 2: Adrift24
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    Open Water 2: Adrift

    Eric Dane, Cameron Richardson

    Released2006

    Directed byHans Horn

    Open Water 2: Adrift is a 2006 German thriller filmed entirely in Malta, starring Eric Dane,...  more
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    Released1956

    Directed byKonstantin Kalser

    Crashing the Water Barrier is a 1956 American short documentary film directed by Konstantin...  more