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1. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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55 Metascore

Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 330,903 | Gross: $335.06M

2. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

7.0
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72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 355,979 | Gross: $42.07M

3. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 61,957

4. The Shape of Water (2017)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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87 Metascore

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

Votes: 342,857 | Gross: $63.86M

5. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 400,998 | Gross: $66.26M

6. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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88 Metascore

A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

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

Votes: 225,622 | Gross: $111.54M

7. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 24,615 | Gross: $1.30M

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

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

5.6
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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: 16,415

9. Mako Mermaids (2013– )

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A young man is magically turned a merman, and discovers his underwater origins, after he comes in contact with the magic waters at the mysterious Mako Island guarded by a trio of mermaids.

Stars: Chai Hansen, Dominic Deutscher, Gemma Forsyth, Rowan Hills

Votes: 2,913

10. The Thirteenth Year (1999 TV Movie)

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

6.0
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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: 4,486

11. The Legend of the Blue Sea (2016–2017)

60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

8.1
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The television series centers on the love story of Heo Joon Jae, who is a clever con-man, and a mermaid named Shim Chung, who falls in love with him.

Stars: Ji-Hyun Jun, Min-Ho Lee, Hee-joon Lee, Shin Won Ho

Votes: 3,529

12. The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.3
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In the kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love of an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

Director: Peggy Holmes | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings, Sally Field

Votes: 7,857

13. Bubble Guppies (2011–2020)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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The adventures of six fish-tailed kids- Molly, Gil, Oona, Deema, Nonny, and Goby.

Stars: Brianna Gentilella, Tino Insana, Jacob Bertrand, Teddy Walsh

Votes: 1,035

14. The Little Mermaid (1992–1994)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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The 1989 animated feature adapted by Disney for television in a prequel that leads up to the events of the movie.

Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Edan Gross, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 3,695

15. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 5,150

16. The Mermaid (2016)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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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: 7,803 | Gross: $3.23M

17. Aquaman (2006 TV Short)

42 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A young twenty-something diver living in the Florida Keys discovers he has the power to breathe underwater.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Justin Hartley, Lou Diamond Phillips, Denise Quiñones, Rick Peters

Votes: 1,870

18. Man from Atlantis (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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The adventures of an amphibious man, the last survivor of the legendary sunken city.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Alan Fudge, Belinda Montgomery, Richard Laurance Williams

Votes: 1,962

19. Amy, the Girl with the Blue Schoolbag (2004– )

60 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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The story of a sweet-hearted tomboy who lives at the shore with her fisherman father, her adventurous friends and a mysterious mermaid.

Stars: Natalia Briz, Christopher Von Uckermann, Eduardo Capetillo, Nora Salinas

Votes: 122

20. The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Young Fiona lives with her grandparents in a small fishing village where she takes an active role to unravel the mysterious secrets.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Jeni Courtney, Eileen Colgan, Mick Lally, Pat Slowey

Votes: 6,700 | Gross: $6.10M

21. Milfs vs. Zombies (2015)

104 min | Comedy, Horror

2.8
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A group of moms celebrating ladies' night are forced to fight for their lives when their quiet town is overrun by a hungry horde of flesh-eating corpses.

Director: Brad Twigg | Stars: Andrea Marie, Rosanna Nelson, Jenny Jannetty, Brandy Peeples

Votes: 251

22. Madonna: Cherish (1989 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.1
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Madonna music video featuring mermen for the single from the album 'Like A Prayer'.

Director: Herb Ritts | Stars: Madonna, Tony Ward

Votes: 501

23. Sea People (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson and Tegan Moss star in this dramatic fantasy about a teenage girl who wants to swim the English Channel. She soon meets an elderly couple who offer her advice, not... See full summary »

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson, Tegan Moss, Shawn Roberts

Votes: 395

24. This Boy Caught A Merman (2012 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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A spoof on The Little Mermaid, but instead about a teenage boy and the merman that saves him from drowning.

Directors: Janice Williams, Soubi Yamamoto | Stars: Leraldo Anzaldua, Greg Ayres, Justin Doran, Yûki Kaji

Votes: 30

25. Ang panday 2 (2011)

110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Panday 2 kicks off in a village following Flavio's victory against Lizardo.This sequel merely talks about what happened after the first movie and introducing the rebirth of Lizardo.

Director: Mac Alejandre | Stars: Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr., Marian Rivera, Phillip Salvador, Eddie Garcia

Votes: 32

26. Selkie (2000)

88 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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When a teenaged boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them. But ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Bryan Marshall, Celine O'Leary, Shimon Moore, Elspeth Ballantyne

Votes: 83

27. Dorakyura II: Noroi no Fûin (1987 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

6.8
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Simon Belmont discovers that, even though he defeated Count Dracula in the original Castlevania, he is now under Dracula's curse and must collect Dracula's body parts and fight him again.

Director: Hitoshi Akamatsu

Votes: 459

28. Eve and the Merman (1965)

Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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A young schoolteacher and her two female friends rent a vacation house on an island. While exploring the island, the teacher runs into a handsome young man who tells her is actually a "... See full summary »

Director: Roy P. Cheverton | Stars: Johnny Salvo, Lori Dawson, Marcia LeRoux, Paula Guest

Votes: 8

29. Little from the Fish Shop (2015)

72 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Everyone's familiar with Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, the story of a love capable of forgiving even the greatest betrayal. In Jan Balej's film - a work filled with ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Balej | Stars: Ivana Chýlková, Nina Divísková, Petr Forman, Radek Holub

Votes: 81

30. Ang mahiwagang daigdig ni Pedro Penduko (1973)

Action, Comedy, Family

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Director: Celso Ad. Castillo | Stars: Ramon Zamora, Jeanne Young, Lotis Key, Eddie Garcia

31. Dyesebel (1978)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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Dyesebel is unique among the merfolk for she is the only mermaid born of human parents from the surface world. A mermaid from birth, she is shunned by the superstitious due to her physical ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Taylor | Stars: Alma Moreno, Mat Ranillo III, Gloria Sevilla, Nova Villa

Votes: 5

32. Letuchiy korabl (1979)

18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.0
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To build a flying ship - here is a condition for marriage with a king's daughter. She loves a poor chimney sweep, but he has a dangerous rival.

Director: Garri Bardin | Stars: Tatyana Shabelnikova, Mikhail Boyarskiy, Garri Bardin, Rogvold Sukhoverko

Votes: 1,185

33. Rusalka (2017)

9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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Director: Wes Hurley | Stars: Luminous Pariah, Chris Harder, Pete Rush, Paris Original

Votes: 8

34. Triton of the Sea (1979)

74 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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Edited version for theaters of the eponymous 1972 show, about Triton, a sole survivor who seeks vengeance against evil sea demigod Poseidon and his monsters who eradicated his clan of good mermen and usurped their throne.

Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino | Stars: Akemi Hirokawa, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Yoku Shioya, Kazuko Sugiyama

Votes: 91

35. Félix et le poisson (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Felix finds a young man by the beach. He takes him home to take care of him, he then realizes he has scales on his back.

Director: Chucho E. Quintero | Stars: Marco Cano, Juan Carlos Ceballos

Votes: 30

36. Merman Academy (2015– )

7 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Merman Academy follows a young boy, Jaden Newman, who finds out that he is a merman and that there is a whole world of magic. Go on and watch Jaden as he and his friends go on dangerous adventures.

Stars: Zeke Taylor, Earnest Harper, Jabari Legette, Malachi Taylor

37. Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (1985 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Rodney Dangerfield's third ABC special.

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Harvey Korman, Morgan Fairchild, Dick Butkus

Votes: 40

38. Sweet Salt (2005)

6 min | Animation, Short

8.0
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Director: Katerina Athanasopoulou | Stars: Ben Hardy, Gwynne McElveen

Votes: 31

39. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (1985 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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King Graham has now been ruling Daventry for years now, but has yet to find a bride. While sitting in his throne room one an image of a beautiful woman appears in his mirror to whom he ... See full summary »

Director: Roberta Williams

Votes: 103

40. Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (1935)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Mermaids sing to us about mermaids and fishes at play; they and some other sea creatures dance to it. Buddy as a merman plays tag with a girl mermaid, but he gets too rough and turns her ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Jack Carr, Bernice Hansen

Votes: 72

41. Polyphemus, Acis and Galatea (1995)

16 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.3
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Adult cartoon based on the Greek mythology.

Director: Anatoliy Petrov

Votes: 26

42. Triton of the Sea (1972– )

23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.4
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5000 years ago, evil demigod Poseidon and his minions attack the good mermen. A dolphin saves one of them, baby Triton. Later, as a young boy, Triton decides to avenge his family and end the reign of evil Poseidon and his monsters.

Stars: Masako Ebisu, Akemi Hirokawa, Gentarô Inoue, Kaneta Kimotsuki

Votes: 35

43. How to Survive a Horror Film: Cabin in the Woods (2012)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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Director: Traycee King | Stars: Traycee King, Craig Frank, Rosalind Rubin, Beau Ryan

Votes: 8

44. M Is for Merman (2013 Video)

3 min | Short, Horror

4.9
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Director: Darryl Shaw | Stars: Ross Aitken, Alexandra Atkinson, Adam Buller, Lex Gord

Votes: 8

45. Bert & Friends: Plody Morí (2017 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.8
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Director: Albert Romanutti | Star: Albert Romanutti

Votes: 9

46. Haunted Castle (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.4
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Votes: 29

47. Karnov (1987 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Fantasy

6.4
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A circus performer uses his fire-eating abilities against the forces of evil.

Votes: 38

48. The Dating Guy (2009–2010)
Episode: 20,000 VJ's Under the Sea (2010)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

4.8
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Directors: Jamie Whitney, Joseph Sherman | Stars: Fab Filippo, Sean Francis, Lauren Ash, Anand Rajaram

Votes: 8

49. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)
Episode: Abalon (1994)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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While testing a new deep-sea dive suit, Commander Ford sees a mermaid. This leads him to a recluse scientist. Meanwhile, Lucas has his first date.

Director: Les Sheldon | Stars: Roy Scheider, Stacy Haiduk, Don Franklin, Jonathan Brandis

Votes: 94

50. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: Bikini Space Planet/Moby Jerk/A Gel for Johnny (1999)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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Bikini Space Planet!: Aliens mistake Johnny as the perfect specimen. Moby Jerk: Johnny boards the wrong ship for his cruise. A Gel for Johnny: Johnny's favourite hair gel runs out.

Directors: Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Larry Drake, Mark Hamill, Tom Kenny

Votes: 62



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