Movies with Water Topics or Themes

Water Related Movies

Movies about Water Creator/Director Description Classroom Resources Action
Waterworld (1995) Kevin Reynolds In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land. Waterworld Resources View
Water & Power: A California Heist (2017) Marina Zenovich In California's convoluted water system, water barons find ways to structure a state-engineered system to their own advantage. This examination shows how small farmers and everyday citizens are facing the drought and a new, debilitating water crisis. Water & Power: A California Heist Resources View
Titanic (1997) James Cameron James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. View
The Story of Plastic The Story of Stuff Project The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe. The Story of Plastic Resources View
The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro 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. View
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Ronald Neame Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down View
The Perfect Storm (2000) Wolfgang Peterson An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger. The Perfect Storm Resources View
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) Robert Redford An accidental breakdown of a valve on the irrigation ditch launches a hot confrontation between local farmers and corrupt authorities. The Milagro Beanfield War Resources View
The Meg (2018) Jon Turteltaub A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon. The Meg Resources View
The Lighthouse (2019) Robert Eggers Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. The Lighthouse Resources View
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Wes Anderson With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, Oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Resources View
Surf's Up (2007) Ash Brannon, Chris Buck Surf's Up is a behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. View
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) Lasse Hallstrom A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. View
Rango (2011) Gore Verbinski Rango is an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff. The film explores the drought impacting the citizens of Dirt and the surrounding desert. Rango Resources View
Moana (2016) Ron Clements, John Musker In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. Moana Resources View
Manon of the Spring (1986) Claude Berri A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. View
Last Call at the Oasis (2011) Jessica Yu Erin Brockovich, Robert Glennon and Jay Famiglietti are among those interviewed in Jessica Yu's investigation of the world's looming water shortage. Last Call at the Oasis Resources View
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down. Jaws Resources View
Human Flow (2017) WeiWei Ai Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. Human Flow Resources View
Free Willy (1993) Simon Wincer When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale. Free Willy Resources View
Flushed Away (2006) David Bowers, Sam Fell The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life. View
Flow: For the Love of Water (2008) Irena Selena Interviews with scientists and activists examine the rapidly building crisis regarding the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply. Flow Resources View
Finding Nemo (2003) Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. View
Drain the Great Lakes (2011) Wayne Abbott, Crispin Sadler Scientists and film makers take us to the bottom of the Great Lakes and show us what the bottoms are like and go back in history to when they formed. View
Dark Waters Todd Haynes A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life. Dark Waters Resources View

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