These mermaid movies are randomly selected which have been quite popular among movie buffs be they young or old. Mermaids are mythological characters come to life on the big silver screen and television too.

The mermaid movies would invariably revolve around the sea as it is here that they are supposed to live. Though it is considered myth little children love to see them.

Girls would closely associate themselves with mermaids as most of them, if not all are females hence the affinity. They are also considered to be very beautiful, slim very agile by nature and are cast so in the movies.

Some of the prettiest movie stars have acted the roles of mermaids in these movies. They have stunning and lovely flowing hair which exudes beauty at its best.

Some of the movies selected are animations whilst the others are feature films. The animations have been very popular with the younger generation because of their stunning color combinations and story lines.

If you have not seen any of these movies or are not interested in mermaids, it is time to tickle your imagination. Pick up one and you could get hooked forever.

They are all great entertainment and most, if not all are targeted towards family audiences. Seeing a mermaid movie with the idea that they exist deep under the sea would help immensely.

Believing in mermaids when the movie begins would spring you into the scenes which would make it more interesting to watch.

Movies are all make believes hence watching mermaid movies with an open mind would also help. Take along or watch it with your family as the reactions of the kids would be electric.

#1. Mermaids

This was released for television in the year 2003 and it was directed by Ian Barry. The trio of mermaid sisters is Australian model Erika Heynatz, along with Nikita Ager and Serah D’Laine.

The plot revolves around the three sisters who are out to exact revenge. The three sisters Diana, Venus and June band together, to find and bring the murderers of their father to justice.
John Mallick and Carlo are fishermen who engage in illegal fishing in the sea and spot a large creature. The creature is the father who is shot and killed by Mallick. 

#2. Aquamarine

This is an Australian and American production released in 2006. Elizabeth Allen the American director does justice to the movie which is shot in Queensland.

Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts and Joanna “Jo Jo” Levesque, star in the lead roles. Alice Hoffman’s book by the sasme name is taken as its inspiration.

Aquamarine played by Sara Paxton is a mermaid who needs to find true love. Failure to do so would let her father marry her someone she detests. The other two help her in her quest when she selects Raymond the lifeguard.

#3. The Little Mermaid

This is an animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It was released in 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. A Danish fairy tale is the inspiration for the movie.

Ron Clements with John Musker have written, produced and directed the film. The music is provided by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The film relates the story of a mermaid who wants to become a human. The mermaid princess Ariel is bored with her life under the sea in the kingdom of Atlantis. She rescues Prince Eric a human and instantly falls in love with him.

#4. Fishtales

This film was released in 2007 which is directed by Alki David. Starring Billy Zane and Kelly Brook it is an American comedy. The story is about a widowed father, played by Billy Zane who falls in love with a mermaid.

Kelly Brook plays Neried the mermaid who could take human form when the Sun dips down. She comes ashore and meets Classic professor Thomas Bradley played by Zane.

His daughter Serena helps her father and Neried to sort out their problems by getting them to work together. Dimitri played by Felix Yanez falls in love with Serena and it turns out hilarious at times.

#5. Peter Pan

Inspired by J.M Barrie’s play “Peter Pan” or “The Boy who wouldn’t grow up”, the film was released in 1953. This is produced by Walt Disney as the 14th of their lineup of Walt Disney Animated Classic series.

The story is all about pirates and mermaids set in the island of Never Land. The main characters are John and Michael whose antics are detested by their father.
Peter Pan comes to their rescue and they set off to the island where their adventure begins with a pirate Captain named Hook and his sidekick Mr. Smee.

#6. The Little Mermaid II, Return to the Sea

Disney released this animated film in 2000, which is directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith. It is a sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid.

This is set ten years after the first movie and is about Melody. She is the daughter of the mermaid Ariel and her husband Prince Eric.

Melody is not permitted by her parents from going to the sea. There is danger lurking for her in the sea and everything goes topsy-turvy when she does go to sea.

#7. Splash

Directed by Ron Howard it is a romantic comedy with a bit of fantasy intertwined into the story. It was released in 1984 and is an American production.

Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and John Candy play the lead roles. Walt Disney Touchstone Pictures was behind the movie. It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay but did not win the Oscar.

As an 8 year old boy the character of Tom Hanks has a tryst with a mermaid and the story tells what happens 20 years later.

#8. Mermaid Chronicles Part I, She Creature

This television horror movie was released in 2001. It is directed by Sebastian Gutierrez. The lead roles are played by Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, and Rya Kihistedt.

A mermaid is abducted in Ireland and is being brought to America. The mermaid has a very bad side to her character and when the ship drifts to the mythical Forbidden Islands he rough side comes to the fore.

#9. Lady in the Water

Fantasy thriller movie produced in America. This was released in 2006 and is directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Paul Giamatti in the lead roles.

The swimming pool in an apartment complex is where the story revolves around. A maintenance man discovers what he things is a mermaid in the pool.

#10. Hook

Steven Spielberg does a super job as always directing this fantasy adventure film. This was released in 1991. Robin Williams plays the characters of Peter Pan / Peter Banning.

Dustin Hoffman plays Captain Hook with Julia Roberts as Tinker Bell. This film is a sequel to Peter and Wendy the novel by J.M Barrie in 1911. It focuses on an adult Peter Pan.

Peter Banning a corporate lawyer who is riding the crest of success is really Peter Pan. He is a workaholic and has a wife and two children Jack and Maggie aged 12 and 7 years old respectively.

#11. Dagon

Directed by Steven Gordon, this is a Spanish horror movie. It is written by Dennis Paoli. The plot is very much similar to The Shadow over Innsmouth, the novella by H.P Lovecraft.

The film revolves around Paul Marsh who is a stock market tycoon. The horror is quite outstanding and would run the chill up your spine.

A boat trip goes very wrong for Paul and his friends along with his girlfriend Barbara. Strange things start to happen to Paul with Barbara going missing along with their friends Vicky and Howard.

#12. Mermaids of Tiburon

This film was released in 1962 which is written and directed by John Lamb. Treasure with a diver looking for it and coming across mermaids is the plot.

Filmgroup productions acquired rights to the movie which was generally confined for screening at United States military bases. It has a good story and could peek viewers entertained.

#13. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid

William Powell takes the lead role which is a 1948 released, fantasy film. Ann Blyth plays the mermaid which is directed by Irving Pichel.
The 1945 novel “Peabody’s Mermaid” which was written by Guy and Constance Jones inspired the movie. Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida was where most on the film was shot.
The story is set in a Caribbean resort where Peabody goes on vacation with his wife Polly. Mermaid Lenore played by Ann Blyth comes into the storyline when Peabody reels her in at the end of his fishing line.

#14. Miranda

Written by Peter Blackmore and directed by Ken Annakin. This was released in 1948 which is a British comedy. Glynis Johns plays the role of a very mischievous and playful mermaid. The mermaid pulls Dr. Paul Martin who is fishing.

She holds him prisoner in her underwater cavern. She wants to see London and Paul agrees. He takes her as an invalid in a wheelchair around showing her the sights.

Muir Mathieson conducted the London Symphony Orchestra which provided the music score. B.C Sewell was the sound director and the music score is super.

#15. Splash Too

This is the sequel to the 1984 movie, Splash. It was released in 1988 and is directed by Greg Antonacci, which is written by Bruce Franklin Singer.

The roles of Allen and Madison Bauer are played by Todd Waring and Amy Yasbeck respectively. ABC Television telecasted the movie in two parts, a week apart on May 1st and 8th 1988.

Madison is a mermaid and the couple lives on a deserted island away from prying eyes. 

#16. Scales: Mermaids are Real

Directed by Kevan Peterson this film was release in 2017. Screenplay is also by Kevan Peterson who helped to write the story helped by Dwjuan F. Fox.

The cast includes Jack Dylan Grazer, Emmy Perry, Nikki Hahn and Elisabeth Rohm. A girl who would change into a mermaid when she turns 12 years old is the plot.

She must be careful as some people are trying to capture her. She needs to bid farewell to her family and friends and remain away from the clutches of her possible captors.

#17. Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia

This is an animated film released in 2004. It is a fantasy adventure directed by William Lau and Walter P. Martishius. It is produced by Luke Carroll with music composed by Eric Colvin.

The story is about a power hungry fairy who wants to rule the land by capturing the Prince. Elina the lead role played by Kelly Sheridan must prevent what is being planned by the bad fairy. 

#18. Mad about Men

Directed by Ralph Thomas this was released in 1954 in Denmark. Screenplay and story is by Peter Blackmore. The film stars Glynis Johns, Donald Sinden and Anne Crawford.

Miranda is a mermaid who likes to flirt with men and the story revolves around her. She takes over from a schoolteacher who is on holiday.

Then she falls in love with a human which then complicates matters. The plot takes us through this and is quite interesting. It is a comedy and does justice to the story which is quite good.

#19. The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning

Directed by Peggy Holmes it is a family animation drama. The lead roles are played by Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings and Sally Field.

Ariel is a well known mermaid by movie buffs and this is quite an interesting plot. It is set in Atlantis the kingdom in the sea. Music is forbidden here and the youngest daughter of the King wants to bring back music, for all.

#20. Barbie in a Mermaid Tale

This is a family animation fantasy movie. It is directed by Adam Wood. It stars Kelly Sheridan, Kathleen Barr, Tabitha St. German, and Peter Mel in the lead roles. A surfer finds out that she is really a mermaid.

She is the daughter of the Queen of Oceania who is held captive. She along with her dolphin friend set off on and undersea quest to rescue her mother.

The plot is well written and was released in 2010 which would hold us to the edge of our seats.