The Best Mermaid Movies

Take a look at these magnificent mermaid movies!

Mermaids are mesmerizing, magical, and magnetic.  They are one of the most fascinating creatures in the world.  With their eye-catching shimmering fins to their mystical underwater lives, mermaids have been a mystery to us humans for years.  Whether or not you believe mermaids really do exist, watching movies about mermaids really makes us wonder.

Here are ten of the best mermaid movies of all time!

Movies with Mermaids

Aquamarine (2006)

After a hurricane, two teens find a mermaid in their swimming pool.  They embark on an adventure to find the mermaid’s true love so she doesn’t have to marry a merman chosen by her father.   

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Ariel is a fearless mermaid who defies her father for the chance to become human.  This animated Disney tale set under the sea, is a classic happily ever after story.

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

In the sequel to the The Little Mermaid (1989), Ariel must leave her life on land and venture back into the sea to save her family and friends.  

The Little Mermaid (2018)

This live action version follows a reporter who is writing a story about “mermaid healing water.”   His journey to uncover the truth puts him right in the middle of a battle to save the real ‘little mermaid’ from her unfortunate life as a circus show. 

Barbie in a Mermaid Tale (2010)

Barbie stars as Merliah, a surfer girl, who finds out she is actually a mermaid in this animated film.  Go on a rescue mission with Merliah as she tries to save the Queen of Oceana.

The Thirteenth Year (1999)

This coming of age mermaid movie is about a young boy, who on his thirteenth birthday, starts to grow fins.  To his surprise, he learns that his birth mother is a mermaid.

Scales:  Mermaids Are Real (2018)

Siren is a young girl who soon learns that she is slowly turning into a mermaid.  Figuring out how to adjust to her new water dwelling life, she also has to avoid hunters that have other plans for her.

Splash (1984)

A mermaid named Madison becomes human, and as she is discovering the human world, she is threatened by a meddling scientist.

Miranda (1948)

In this mermaid comedy, a middle aged fisherman catches a beautiful young mermaid named Miranda.  Go on a journey on land with them as he takes her back to his home in London.  

Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid (1948)

While on vacation, Mr. Peabody is led into the ocean with the sounds of a siren song.  He happens upon a mermaid who can’t speak, but when he tells others of his tale, no one seems to believe him.


Disney Live Action The Little Mermaid (2023)

Set to come out Memorial Weekend 2023, this live action remake of The Little Mermaid is a fantasy musical production similar to the original version.  There will be songs under the sea with a bit of adventure both in and out of the water.  

The Best Mermaid Movies

The Top Mermaid Movies

These mermaid movies are sure to make a splash on movie night.  Whether you are looking for an old-time classic like Miranda, or you want to see a newer live-action version of The Little Mermaid, you won’t be disappointed with any of the top mermaid movies on our list.  

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