Animal Kingdom - Water World

Marine life. Creatures of the sea, river stream or pond as stars (or in supporting roles). Fish, mammals, etc., wild or domestic with human or other species as costars. Live action & animated. Not all family films. Most, but not all suitable for children. All-Time. Alphabetically (some sequels chronologically).

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1.
Andre (1994)
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The true story of how a marine sea lion named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962. (94 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
2.
Animal World (2006 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Thuong Yu
 
3.
The Beast (1996 Mini-Series)
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Mysterious things happen at the coast of Graves Point: An empty boat lies at the shore, divers vanish. The sea biologist Dr. Talley thinks he knows the solution of the mystery: In the depth there is a gigantic squid. (176 mins.)
Director: Jeff Bleckner
 
4.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
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A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
5.
The Big Blue (1988)
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The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown. (168 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
6.
Big Miracle (2012)
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In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
 
7.
The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
8.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
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Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He... (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
9.
The Deep (1977)
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A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
10.
The Deep (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A research submarine beneath the Arctic stumbles upon a terrifying secret with Earth-shattering consequences. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back. (105 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
12.
The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
The amazing story of Daniel, a dolphin who abandons the safety of his pod to explore the ocean and discover the true purpose of his life. (86 mins.)
Director: Eduardo Schuldt
 
13.
Dolphin Tale (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. (113 mins.)
 
14.
Dolphins and Whales 3D: Tribes of the Ocean (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This documentary goes to coral reefs of the Bahamas and the waters of the Kingdom of Tonga for a close... (42 mins.)
 
15.
The Dolphins of Shark Bay (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Puck is the leader of a family of bottlenose dolphins known to researchers as The Beachies because of... (60 mins.)
Director: Nick Stringer
 
16.
Dolphins of the Shadowland (1998 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Janine Hedley
 
17.
Eye of the Dolphin (2006)
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A young girl discovers she can communicate with dolphins. (102 mins.)
 
18.
Finding Nemo (2003)
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After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. (100 mins.)
 
19.
Flipper (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Sandy is distraught when, having saved Flipper by pulling out a spear, his father insists the dolphin be released. A grateful Flipper, however, returns the favor when Sandy is threatened by Sharks. (87 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
20.
Flipper (1964 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Flipper (1995 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
22.
Flipper (1996)
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Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks... (95 mins.)
Director: Alan Shapiro
 
23.
Free Willy (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. (112 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
 
24.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill. (95 mins.)
 
25.
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate. (86 mins.)
Director: Sam Pillsbury
 
26.
Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Kirra discovers a baby Orca stranded in the lagoon near her grandfather's rundown seaside amusement park. She embarks on a quest to lead Willy back to his pod. (101 mins.)
Director: Will Geiger
 
27.
Hangin' Out with Dolphins & Sharks (2010 Documentary)
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(23 mins.)
Director: LeRoy French
 
28.
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The story of a Native American girl, abandoned on a tiny island, who is protected by a wild dog. (93 mins.)
Director: James B. Clark
 
29.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a part-time sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
 
30.
Jaws 2 (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters. (116 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
31.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land. (83 mins.)
 
32.
Moby Dick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
33.
Moby Dick (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (180 mins.)
Director: Franc Roddam
 
34.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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Science documentaries about various topics.
 
35.
OceanWorld 3D (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans. (81 mins.)
 
36.
Orca (1977)
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A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate. (92 mins.)
 
37.
An Otter in the Family (2007 TV Series)
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38.
Otter Man (2007 Documentary)
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Only few people know that Hungary is a "superpower" in terms of its otter populations. Here thrives... (51 mins.)
Director: Zoltán Török
 
39.
Precipice of Survival: The Southern Sea Otter (2004 Documentary)
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USGS biologists work with Monterey Bay Aquarium otter experts to help save this threatened population of sea mammals. (48 mins.)
 
41.
Ring of Bright Water (1969)
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Whoever said dog is man's best friend never met Mij! Mij is a cute, cuddly pet shop otter who captures the heart of Graham Merill (Bill Travers)... (107 mins.)
Director: Jack Couffer
 
42.
Shark Tale (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. (90 mins.)
 
43.
Sharkwater (2006 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Stewart
 
44.
Song of the Sea Otter (2000 TV Movie)
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Director: Peter Rowe
 
45.
Talbot Dolphins & Orcas (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Underwater filming of dolphins and orcas, synchronized to ethereal music. (30 mins.)
Director: Bob Talbot
 
46.
Tarka the Otter (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A family film which follows the life of a real otter and its adventures in the wild. (87 mins.)
Director: David Cobham
 
47.
The Thing About Dolphins (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Brodie may only be a half-baked barista at a crappy shopping mall, but he's got shit figured out, man... (18 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vesely
 
48.
Tobermory and the Otter (2010 Documentary)
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A solitary, wild otter becomes bold enough to live alongside a community in a small town, Tobermory, on the picturesque isle of Mull, Scotland. (50 mins.)
Director: Angus Stewart
 
49.
Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins (2010 Short Film)
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In the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean a Spinner Dolphin and human dancer discover a common language to express their mutual affection and shared excitement. Eye to eye, two of the planet's most creative creatures dance...together. (4 mins.)
Director: Chisa Hidaka
 
50.
Together: Humans and Dolphins in the Spirit of Cousteau (2010 Short Film)
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In the spirit of Cousteau, a wild Spinner Dolphin and human dancer discover a common language to express their mutual affection and shared excitement... (2 mins.)
 
51.
Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world... (81 mins.)
Director: Nick Stringer
 
52.
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Stassen
 
53.
Twenty Years with the Dolphins (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An in-depth look at the undersea life of dolphins, and a short documentary proving that dolphins are found to recognise people and sounds, even after 20 years. (60 mins.)
Director: Hardy Jones
 
54.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Disney film about two young brothers who secretly bring home a seal from their summer vacation and try to hide it from Mom and Dad... (120 mins.)
 
55.
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres. (120 mins.)
 
56.
The Water Babies (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel. (92 mins.)
Director: Lionel Jeffries
 
57.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
58.
The World About Us (1967 TV Series)
Episode: Otter (1975)
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A documentary series with a broad remit of geography, anthropology and natural history subjects. (60 mins.)
 
59.
The World About Us (1967 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
A documentary series with a broad remit of geography, anthropology and natural history subjects. (60 mins.)
 
60.
Zeus and Roxanne (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat... (98 mins.)
Director: George Miller