Movies for Ocean Lovers

Movies for ocean lovers

While we’re all self-isolating and social distancing, here’s a list of films and documentaries celebrating our oceans, available on live-streaming services Netflix and Stan, from Chasing Coral to Spongebob Squarepants.

Ocean Conservation

Blue planet

Blue Planet and Blue Planet II – Stan

Blue Planet is a definitive natural history of the world’s oceans from its shores to mysterious depths. Made 16 years later, Blue Planet II also explores the many threats to our oceans.

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A Plastic Ocean – Netflix

When he discovers the world’s oceans brimming with plastic waste, a documentary filmmaker investigates the pollution’s environmental impacts.

Chasing coral

Chasing Coral – Netflix

Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs. Richard Vevers.

Movies for ocean lovers

Mission Blue – Netflix

This documentary follows oceanographer Sylvia Earle’s campaign to save the world’s oceans from threats such as overfishing and toxic waste. With James Cameron.


Pacificum – Netflix

Four scientists offer a sweeping yet intimate exploration of Peru’s majestic coastline by land, sea and air.


Ocean Drama

Heart of the sea

In the Heart of the Sea – Netflix, Stan

The story behind Moby Dick, a New England whaling crew wages a desperate battle to survive when a giant whale capsizes their ship. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy.


47 Meters Down – Netflix

Ok – for a laugh… With little oxygen left in their scuba tanks, two sisters are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean while great whites circle nearby. Have fun debating what would really happen in this scenario. Having fun yet? Good! Looks like there are at least 2 sequels in which the sharks get larger and more prehistoric-looking.

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Jaws – Netflix

“We’re going to need a bigger boat.” Jaws – the insatiable shark that terrorises Amity Island. The one that started them all. With underwater sequences filmed by the legendary Ron and Valerie Taylor. Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.


Ocean Heroes

Movies for ocean lovers

Jago – a life underwater – Netflix

With only a harpoon and a single breath, a master octogenarian diver upholds an astonishing tradition of Indonesia’s Bajau people: deep-sea hunting.

Movies for ocean lovers

Fish People – Netflix

This documentary explores the life-changing power of the ocean, six people from very different backgrounds find purpose and meaning in the sea.

Movies for ocean lovers

Last Breath – Netflix

A commercial diver becomes trapped on the ocean floor with dwindling oxygen  and little hope of a timely rescue, so he tries to save himself.


Ocean Freedom

Born to be free

Born to be Free – Netflix

Casting a light on the mistreatment of sea mammals, this documentary follows the plight of 18 beluga whales kept in captivity for years.

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Free Willy – Netflix

The original save the whales movie… A troubled young boy befriends a killer whale captive at a marine theme park and fights for his release.


Blackfish – Stan

The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man’s relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals.


Ocean Kids

The spongebob squarepants movie

Spongebob Squarepants The Movie – Stan

He’s the wacky underwater star of an ocean full of adventures – he’s SpongeBob SquarePants! In his original movie debut, SpongeBob takes leave from the town of Bikini Bottom in order to track down King Neptune’s stolen crown.

Deep kids movie

Deep – Netflix

After accidentally trapping his family in their underwater home, a young octopus and his ocean-dwelling buddies search for help far across the sea.