Mermaid films

by Gblakelii | created - 15 Sep 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

With the publication of the novel(or should I say, full length tail) Mermaid in 2011, it's time a full length film(+ some TV) list was available.

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1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1907)

10 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

Undersea adventures in a submarine by a dreaming fisherman who encounters mystical underwater creatures at odds with him. A parody on Jules Verne's novel.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 304

2. The New Wizard of Oz (1914)

59 min | Family, Fantasy, Adventure

A wicked king has taken over the Emerald City, and wants his daughter, Princess Gloria, to marry the horrid courtier Googly-Goo, though she loves Pon, the Gardener's Boy. The camera now ... See full summary »

Director: J. Farrell MacDonald | Stars: Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc, Fred Woodward

Votes: 360

In one of the brief underwater scenes, the scarecrow meets a mermaid.

4. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 694 | Gross: $0.29M

Large group of mermaids in two scenes, one brief, the other extended.

5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 36,760

Just a short scene of a miniature live mermaid in a bottle. Wanted to add Merbabies(1938) but because of a recurring glitch, couldn't.

6. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

While on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife, a middle-aged man unexpectedly finds, and falls in love with, a mermaid.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey, Andrea King

Votes: 892

7. Miranda (1948)

Not Rated | 80 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, John McCallum

Votes: 745

8. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 2,924

9. Mad About Men (1954)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Flirtatious mermaid Miranda swaps places with a schoolteacher who has gone on holiday. All is well until she falls in love with a human.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden, Anne Crawford, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 363

10. Pekka ja Pätkä sammakkomiehinä (1957)

91 min | Comedy

After an unsuccessful tour as a musical duo, Pekka and Pätkä are called for refresher training as divers in the army.

Director: Armand Lohikoski | Stars: Siiri Angerkoski, Matti Aulos, Fiinu Autio, Sirkka Breider

Votes: 278

11. Diver Dan (1961– )

7 min | Animation, Action, Family

Dan explores a magical undersea world "peopled" by talking fish and ruled by a beautiful and wise mermaid. Much of the drama is fueled by the nefarious Baron Barracuda and his henchfish ... See full summary »

Stars: Suzanne Turner, Allen Swift, Frank Freda

Votes: 55

12. Popeye the Sailor (1960–1962)
Episode: Giddy Gold (1961)

TV-G | Animation, Comedy, Family

While going through a tunnel of love boat ride, Olive notices a lot decorative jewels and other valuables and wishes they were real. That's when the Wiffle Bird shows and says they can be ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 15

Besides Popeye, the Flintstones also encountered a mermaid. This was in the episode, Adobe Dick.

13. Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Linda Lawson, Gavin Muir, Luana Anders

Votes: 1,719

14. Mermaids of Tiburon (1962)

Unrated | 76 min | Fantasy

A diver is aided in his search for sunken treasure by beautiful mermaids.

Director: John Lamb | Stars: George Robotham, Diane Webber, Gaby Martone, Timothy Carey

Votes: 106

15. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 2,072

A very good part in the movie with the difference being, she has legs on land but only till midnight. I wonder if the other mermaids know about that!

16. The Daydreamer (1966)

Unrated | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

An anthology of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Thumbelina" and "The Garden of Paradise."

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford

Votes: 225

18. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 5,002

Brief scene.

19. Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 1,258

Only an above water cameo. Sometimes mermaids don't want too much attention!

20. The Little Mermaid (1975)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A mermaid falls in love with a human prince, which leads to tragedy.

Directors: Tomoharu Katsumata, Tim Reid | Stars: Fumie Kashiyama, Mariko Miyagi, Tarô Shigaki, Hideki Shibata

Votes: 637

21. Malá morská víla (1976)

84 min | Family, Drama, Romance

The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Miroslava Safránková, Radovan Lukavský, Petr Svojtka, Libuse Safránková

Votes: 494

22. The Little Mermaid (1976)

G | 81 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

As the story opens, a busful of tourists are touring Copenhagen. Their guide draws their attention to the beautiful statue at Langelinie. At that, the film's focus moves below the waterline, where several fish tell the story of ...

Director: Vladimir Bychkov | Stars: Viktoriya Novikova, Valentin Nikulin, Galina Artyomova, Yuri Senkevich

Votes: 381

23. Les fabuleuses aventures du légendaire Baron de Munchausen (1979)

78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

1979 animated cartoon of legendary Baron of Münchausen, including stories like hunting wild ducks with bacon or his escape from inside a whale.

Director: Jean Image | Stars: Dominique Paturel, Michel Elias, Georges Atlas, René Bériard

Votes: 64

Singing mermaids!

24. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 17,696 | Gross: $5.90M

The 1980's were a big decade for mermaids. There was a music video, Oo-ee-diddley-bop(1985); 2 McDonald's commercials(1985);an episode of Fairy Tale Theatre(1986); and a Diet Pepsi commercial(1987) as well that featured a mermaid.

25. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 60,397 | Gross: $62.10M

26. Splash, Too (1988 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A sequel to the popular romantic mermaid drama, in which Allen and Madison return to New York - one to save his business, the other to save a Dolphin in captivity. You can guess which does which.

Director: Greg Antonacci | Stars: Todd Waring, Amy Yasbeck, Donovan Scott, Rita Taggart

Votes: 490

27. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 197,273 | Gross: $111.54M

28. Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid (1991– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

In this Japanese/French anime series, we follow the many adventures of Marina, who first wanted to be human under "Hedwig" the sea hag's spell. After her spell breaks, due to a snotty ... See full summary »

Stars: Norman Groulx, Daria Nicolodi, Sonja Ball, Thor Bishopric

Votes: 69

29. Ocean Girl (1994–1997)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Neri - the title character - is a young girl with an affinity for water, super-human strength, the ability to swim long distances, and super-human lung capacity. She lives alone on an ... See full summary »

Stars: Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin, Jeffrey Walker, Alex Pinder

Votes: 1,445

30. The Thirteenth Year (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 3,676

31. The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.

Directors: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith | Stars: Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright

Votes: 13,977

32. Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

In Ireland, two carnies abduct a mermaid and decide to take her to America. In their sea route, the seductive and mysterious creature reveals an uncontrollable darker side.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Jim Piddock, Reno Wilson

Votes: 3,073

33. Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairy Tale (2003 TV Movie)

174 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A fictionalized account of the young life of Hans Christian Andersen, a young man with a penchant for storytelling but struggles to find his place in the world and gain the affection of the... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Kieran Bew, Emily Hamilton, Flora Montgomery, James Fox

Votes: 449

34. Mermaids (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Mermaid sisters hunt down their father's human killer... and deal with their own personal relationships with the humans.

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Serah D'Laine, Nikita Ager, Erika Heynatz, Daniel Frederiksen

Votes: 527

36. Aquamarine (2006)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Emma Roberts, JoJo, Sara Paxton, Jake McDorman

Votes: 33,946 | Gross: $18.60M

37. Seto no hanayome (2007– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Nagasumi's in hot water after a beautiful, young mermaid named Sun saves him from drowning. The deep-sea sweetheart's dad is a merman yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his ... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Haberkorn, Takahiro Mizushima, John Swasey, Alexis Tipton

Votes: 500

38. Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no ningyo daikaisen (2010)

99 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Doraemon, Nobita, and their Friends must aid Sophia to find a legendary Sword that might bring peace once again to the Seas.

Director: Kôzô Kusuba | Stars: Chiaki, Shihoko Hagino, Mayumi Izuka, Yumi Kakazu

Votes: 216

39. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

45 Metascore

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 424,017 | Gross: $241.07M

40. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
Episode: The Heart of the Truest Believer (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Tension runs high as Hook's ship sets sail for Neverland to rescue Henry, Neal travels to Rumplestiltskin's castle with Mulan, and Henry finds himself on the run from the Lost Boys after Greg and Tamara are ambushed.

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas

Votes: 1,505

Angry mermaids!

41. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
Episode: Ariel (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Mary Margaret, Emma, David and Hook attempt to rescue Neal and Gold and Regina begrudgingly agree to work together to take down Pan, as flashbacks show Snow White help Ariel get acquainted with Prince Eric.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas

Votes: 1,205

The Little Mermaid surfaces.

42. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 29,497 | Gross: $85.91M

The Little Mermaid must be getting bored! She is seen here in a 2 second movie clip from the past.

43. Mamula (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two young American women go on a Mediterranean vacation and uncover the watery lair of a killer mermaid hidden beneath an abandoned military fortress. What was once a carefree adventure becomes a deadly fight for survival.

Director: Milan Todorovic | Stars: Kristina Klebe, Franco Nero, Natalie Burn, Dragan Micanovic

Votes: 2,220

44. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

44 Metascore

Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James

Votes: 79,051 | Gross: $169.70M

Blink your eye or leave early and you'll miss a mermaid cameo during the main end credits!

46. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

36 Metascore

Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 52,547 | Gross: $35.09M

47. Córki dancingu (2015)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

72 Metascore

In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszanska, Kinga Preis, Andrzej Konopka

Votes: 3,817 | Gross: $0.10M

48. Mei ren yu (2016)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

Shan, a mermaid, is sent to assassinate Xuan, a developer who threatens the ecosystem of her race, but ends up falling in love with him instead.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Chao Deng, Show Lo, Yuqi Zhang, Yun Lin

Votes: 6,432 | Gross: $3.23M

49. The King's Daughter (2018)

PG | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

King Louis XIV's quest for immortality leads him to capture and steal a mermaid's life force, a move that is further complicated by his illegitimate daughter's discovery of the creature.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario

50. The Little Mermaid (2018)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

A young reporter and his niece discover a beautiful and enchanting creature they believe to be the real little mermaid.

Directors: Blake Harris, Chris Bouchard | Stars: Gina Gershon, Jared Sandler, William Moseley, Poppy Drayton

51. The Little Mermaid (I)

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | Announced

A young mermaid gives up her life in the sea to love a human prince.

Director: Rebecca Thomas

52. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 4,358 | Gross: $5.68M