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Best Old Mermaid Movies

Ah, old mermaid movies! Those whimsical stories of the sea and its magical creatures have been captivating audiences for generations. These Mermaid Movies are filled with adventure, romance, and imagination.

Whether you grew up watching them or are just recently discovering them, there is something special about these classic movies that make them timeless.

Old Mermaid Movies

Splash
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Shecky Greene, Daryl Hannah (Actors)

Splash

A young boy saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose between life on dry land or a deep sea paradise with his dream woman, the lovers are rudely interrupted by the intervention of a scheming scientist.

The Glass Bottom Boat
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey (Actors)

The Glass Bottom Boat

Jennifer Nelson (Doris Day) works at an aerospace lab but moonlights as a mermaid to boost sales for her father’s glass-bottom boat company. When her coworker, Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor), accidentally hooks her costume while fishing, he is smitten.

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Back at work, Bruce brings her in as his biographer — a pretense for wooing her. Meanwhile, inept security agents Julius Pritter (Dom DeLuise) and Homer Cripps (Paul Lynde) wrongfully peg Jennifer as a Soviet spy, causing all sorts of problems.

The Little Mermaid
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson (Actors)

The Little Mermaid

In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which is forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince.

Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

Mermaids
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci (Actors)

Mermaids

Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax (Winona Ryder) is tired of her wacky mom (Cher) moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary.

When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper (Bob Hoskins), Charlotte and her 9-year-old sister, Kate (Christina Ricci), hope that they can finally settle down.

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But when Charlotte’s attraction to an older man gets in the way, the family must learn to accept each other for who they truly are.

The Thirteenth Year
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper (Actors)

The Thirteenth Year

Cody begins to experience an unusual phenomenon as he approaches his 13th birthday: he gets scales and fins, begins to breathe underwater, and communicates with fish. Cody soon discovers that the secret behind the unusual changes lies within his lineage.

National Lampoon's Last Resort
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Maureen Flannigan (Actors)

National Lampoon’s Last Resort

Sam and Dave are living a boring life until they are beckoned to Sam’s uncle’s Island. When they get there (still not quite sure how that worked) they are compelled by beautiful women and a dastardly enemy of the Island.

After accidentally convincing Sam’s uncle to sign away rights to his island, they must somehow fix the problem.

People Also Ask:

What is the name of the old mermaid movie?

The Little Mermaid
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson (Actors)

“The Little Mermaid” (1989)

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This movie qualifies as a mermaid movie, if there is such a thing. Disney princess Ariel, voiced by Jodi Benson, popularized mermaids for years with her jazzy tale of a handsome prince, a wicked sea witch, and a band of marine creatures.

What was the mermaid movie in the 80s?

Featuring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy, Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard and written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. In the movie, a young man develops feelings for a strange woman who is actually a mermaid.

What was the 2000s mermaid show?

H2O: Just Add Water
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cariba Heine, Phoebe Tonkin, Angus McLaren (Actors)

H2O: Just Add Water, Network Ten (2006 – 2010)

They now have a dark secret in common: if they spend more than ten seconds near water, they turn into mermaids and gain exceptional control over water’s form and temperature.

What is the movie where the girl turns into a mermaid?

The Thirteenth Year
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper (Actors)

The Thirteenth Year

As Cody approaches his 13th birthday, he starts to experience an odd phenomenon: he develops scales and fins, starts breathing underwater, and can talk to fish. Cody quickly learns that his ancestry holds the key to understanding the cause of the strange transformations.

What 90s TV show was about mermaids?

Ocean Girl (TV Series 1994–1997)

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