The sea is golden beaches, crystal clear waters, tanned surfers and an atmosphere of relaxation. The sea is uncharted depths, the riot of storms and frightening disasters. What could be more multifaceted than a natural element? We have collected such different 20 films about the sea for you!
1. Aquatic life (2004)
The film by Wes Anderson is a solid homage to the Jacques-Yves Cousteau team. Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his team are exploring the world’s oceans and filming documentaries. But during the last mission, his friend and partner is killed by the fangs of a jaguar shark. Steve promises to find the predator at any cost.
2. Beach (2000)
Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) is looking for new experiences on Thai beaches. Duffy (Robert Carlisle) tells him about the secret island and solemnly hands him the map. Richard very quickly finds a team of the same enthusiasts and is going on a trip.
3. Nights at Rodant (2008)
Adriana Williss (Diane Lane) leaves the children with her ex-husband and goes to Rodantu to help her friend with the hotel. It’s off-season in Rodant, and at this time there is only one guest staying at the hotel – Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere).
4. At the mercy of the elements (2018)
Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin) meet on the beaches of Tahiti, and this is how their love story begins. They go to travel on a yacht, but get caught in a terrible hurricane.
5. Poseidon (2006)
The cruise ship Poseidon is wrecked by a terrible wave. Almost all passengers and crew members perish, and the rest will have to somehow get out. Cast – Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum and others.
6. Welcome to Paradise (2005)
Jared (Paul Walker) is a young diving instructor in love with Sam (Jessica Alba) and obsessed with finding sunken treasures. Together with a longtime friend, they find numerous confirmations that a pirate ship is hidden at the bottom of the Bahamas.
7. Blue Lagoon (1980)
Without these classics, the selection of films about the sea would definitely be incomplete. After the shipwreck, three survive – the cook Paddy Buttons and two children: Richard and Emmeline. Children grow up on a desert island, and are forced to cope with life on their own.
8. Master of the Seas: At the End of the Earth (2003)
Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) is ordered to dispose of the Acheron. But the Acheron’s crew sets up a successful ambush and remains intact. Everyone tells Aubrey that his ship is not suitable for such tasks, but Aubrey disagrees …
9. Conquerors of the waves (2012)
Jay (Johnny Weston) has been obsessed with surfing since childhood and dreams of conquering the legendary 25-meter wave. His mentor Frosty (Gerard Butler) is a surfer who has done it in the past. The film is based on a true story.
10. The Perfect Storm (2000)
Residents of a small port town earn only by catching fish. The crew of Billy Mystery (George Clooney) is sorely unlucky on an ill-fated day. The pinnacle of bad luck is a violent storm.
11. Life of Pi (2012)
Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) tells his incredible story to writer Yann Martel. His father is the director of the zoo. And one unfortunate day they are forced to move the whole family with the animals on a cargo ship. The ship gets caught in a storm, but Pi manages to escape and even build his own ark.
12.20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997)
A crime thriller based on a Jules Verne novel starring Michael Caine as Captain Nemo is a great way to spend a few hours. Pierre Aronax prepares a report on collisions between ships and unidentified creatures, but he is ridiculed.
13. On the crest of a wave (1991)
Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) is investigating daring bank robberies, and he is confident that the criminals are related to surfing. He spends more and more time on the coast trying to gather information and make useful connections.
14. Summer. Beach. Cinema (2013)
Brady and Mack surfing outside Old Mackenzie’s hut. Upon returning home, he tells them about the plot of the film, in which a gang of surfers feuded with bikers. How strong was the surprise of the characters when they themselves got into this film!
15. In the heart of the sea (2015)
A giant sperm whale attacks the Essex whaler. The surviving crew members have to survive and seek help for 90 days. Cast – Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Ben Whishaw, Cillian Murphy and others.
16. Rider on the Wind (1986)
Stuart Simpson (Tom Barlinson) devotes all of his time to windsurfing, but his dad is not thrilled. Meanwhile, Stewart designs a unique board to win the world tournament. And at the same time, she starts a difficult relationship with the singer Jade (Nicole Kidman).
17. Race of the century (2018)
Businessman and yachtsman Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) wants to take part in the round-the-world race. For him, this is both a dream come true and an opportunity to earn money in order to save the company. But what are the chances of an amateur in reality?
18. Drift (2006)
School friends go on a yacht trip. Moving away from the coast, they decide to stop for a swim. But by a fateful coincidence, no one lowered the ladder, so the heroes simply cannot climb back on board.
19. And the storm burst (2016)
Bernard Webber (Chris Pine), a Coast Guard officer, is planning a suicide mission to rescue a wrecked ship. The movie is based on real events.
20. Kon-Tiki (2012)
This is the story of the legendary journey of Thor Heyerdahl, who turned all ideas about the possible and traveled about 7 thousand km from South America to Polynesia. Starring Paul Sverre Hagen.
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