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The Best Movies With Water in the Title

Updated May 7, 2021 1.4k votes 182 voters 33.1k views99 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.
  • 1

    Open Water

    Saul Stein, Blanchard Ryan


    Directed byChris 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 Dive...  more

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  • 2


    Kevin Costner, Jack Black


    Directed byKevin 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 screenplay...  more

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  • 3


    Directed byChuck 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" from The Rime...  more
  • 4

    Dark Water

    Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth


    Directed byWalter 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 stars...  more

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  • 5

    Like Water for Chocolate

    Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi


    Directed byAlfonso 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 of...  more

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  • 6

    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Antonio Banderas, Clancy Brown


    Directed byPaul 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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  • 7

    Red Water

    Coolio, Kristy Swanson


    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Red Water is a 2003 made for television horror film starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Gideon Emery and Coolio....  more
  • 8

    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti


    Directed byM. 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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  • 9


    John Abraham, Lisa Ray


    Directed byDeepa 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 film is...  more
  • 10

    Open Water 2: Adrift

    Eric Dane, Cameron Richardson


    Directed byHans Horn

    Open Water 2: Adrift is a 2006 German thriller filmed entirely in Malta, starring Eric Dane, Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight, Jr., Niklaus Lange, Ali Hillis, and Cameron Richardson. Promotional...  more
  • 11

    Hell and High Water

    Richard Widmark, Cameron Mitchell


    Directed bySamuel 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
  • 12
    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 True-Life...  more
  • 13


    Directed byCharles 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
  • 14

    Thicker than Water

    Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Wagner


    Directed byDavid 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....  more
  • 15
    Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances and Home Remedies is a book by Laura Esquivel....  more
  • 16

    Water Drops on Burning Rocks

    Ludivine Sagnier, Anna Thomson


    Directed byFrançois 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....  more
  • 17

    Water for Elephants

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson


    Directed byFrancis 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
  • 18

    Don't Drink the Water

    Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons


    Directed byHoward 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 Estelle...  more
  • 19

    Trouble the Water

    Michael Brown, George W. Bush


    Directed byTia 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
  • 20

    Treading Water

    Lysa Apostle, M. Lynda Robinson


    Directed byLauren Himmel

    Treading Water is a lesbian themed film written by Julia Hollinger and produced and directed by Lauren Himmel. It stars Angela Redman and Nina Landey and was released in the USA in 2001. It deals...  more
  • 21

    The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

    Brian Cox, David Morrissey


    Directed byJay 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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  • 22

    Head Above Water

    Cameron Diaz, Harvey Keitel


    Directed byJim 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 Hodet...  more
  • 23

    The Water Hole

    John Boles, Jack Holt


    Directed byF. Richard Jones

    The Water Hole is a Western film starring Jack Holt, Nancy Carroll, and John Boles, based on a novel by Zane Grey, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film had sequences filmed in Technicolor,...  more
  • 24

    Dark Water

    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata


    Directed byHideo 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 divorced...  more

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  • 25

    Black Water

    Ben Oxenbould, Diana Glenn


    Directed byDavid 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 and...  more