If you want to see fantasy creatures with sparkling tales that live under the sea you should definitely check our picks for the mermaid movies to watch this vacation. We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments and make sure to bookmark to never miss a good movie again.
10. Aquamarine (2006)
It is a fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Elizabeth Allen. It stars Emma Roberts, Joanna Jojo Levesque and Sarah Paxton. Magic is proven to be real in this love letter to the fantastical and supernatural. Two teenage girls find out that mermaids do indeed exist.
After one suddenly appears on their beach, they have to help her prove the existence of real love to her father. But winning the heart of the handsome lifeguard will get them into one hilarious adventure.
9. Lady In The Water (2006)
It is a fantasy psychological thriller film written and directed by M Night Shyamalan. It stars Paul Giamatti, Rice Dallas Howard and Jeffrey Wright. In this tale with twists and turns your bedtime story comes to life when a mysterious beauty must return to her world.
Upon discovering her powerful identity, a burned-out housekeeper faces the fact that he himself is part of the fable taking place right in his backyard and he must protect the girl from those who wish her harm.
8. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
It is a comedy film directed by William Asher. It stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. The next big beach party is supposed to be the thing of the year. Unsurprisingly, it all goes to hell as Frankie and his gang plan a skydiving publicity stunt to set the party on fire.
Things go out of control with toxic romantic love triangles and kidnapping biker gangs the party of the year is about to rain down.
7. The Thirteenth Year (1999)
It is a comedy drama film directed by Duwayne Dunham. The movie stars Chess Starbuck and Courtney Draper. Switching genders for the typical mermaid genre tropes. The Thirteenth year movie follows young boy Cody who upon discovering that his birth mother was a mermaid sees his body slowly transform.
Now he’s not only growing up anymore he’s growing fins. Now able to communicate with fish underwater, he faces the challenge to become a real mermaid.
6. The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008)
It is an animated fantasy film directed by Peggy Holmes. Every tale has a beginning but only this one begins under the sea. Watch the little mermaid before she leaves home to find true love when she spends her days singing along with her mother.
But after her mother’s tragic death the devastated king is determined to ban all singing and she must embark on a journey to change her father’s mind.
5. Blue My Mind (2017)
It is a swiss coming of age horror film directed by Lisa Bruhlmann. The movie stars Luna Wedler and Regula Grauwiller. Body transformations when you hit puberty suck but it presumably wasn’t as tough for you as it was for 15 year old Mia.
As soon as she hits teenage hood, she suddenly sees her body undergo a mesmerising transformation that seems to be unstoppable and soon she has to accept that nature is way more powerful than she thought.
4. The Mermaid (2016)
It is a Hong Kong romantic comedy fantasy film directed by Stephen Chow. The movie stars Deng Chao, Lin Yun Sholo and Zang Yuki. The movie challenges the audience to be open to the strange and wonderful.
The mermaid represents the big hearted fairytale version of mermaid movies exploring a dangerous love bond between this very magical creature and a developer who ironically threatens to destroy her entire ecosystem. We witness that some bonds are stronger than hate and greed.
3. The Lure (2015)
It is a polish horror musical film directed by Agnieszka Smozenska. It stars Marta Mazurek adding a sexually charged twist to the mermaid genre that defies expectations of fantasy fans.
The lure creates a deadly love triangle when two mermaid sisters fall for the same man. One bloody choice leads to cruel outcomes and their life in the shadows will have deadly consequences for the innocent people stumbling into them.
2. Splash (1984)
It is a fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard. It stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy and Eugene Levy. Warm, funny and perfectly light-hearted. Splash is a hilarious romantic tale that one will never forget.
A young boy who is saved from drowning by a mermaid. When he is visited by her 20 years later they fall in love but before he’s able to decide between dry land and water paradise, a scientist could ruin it all.
1. The Little Mermaid (1989)
It is a 1989 animated musical fantasy film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. As beautiful as it is iconic, here is one of the most culturally influencing disney adventures. The teenage girl who is also the daughter of the king of the sea is craving a life above the ocean. To walk amongst humans when falling in love with one of them, a charming prince she gets herself in trouble. When forced to make a deal with an evil witch to be with her man
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