Everyone has the right to binge-watch every now and then. Perhaps you wish to pass the time during a lengthy surface period, escape boredom on a long journey to your favourite scuba site, or have a movie night with friends. Whatever the reason, if you're going to watch a marathon movie, why not do it like a diver and see some of the best ocean films of all time? Here are a few of the movies that you can watch to celebrate the ocean.
Into The Blue (2005)
This film depicts the amusing storey of a gang of young divers who travel to the Bahamas in search of a legendary treasure ship. They come across an airliner wreck loaded with narcotics while driving, which leads to a subterranean tale involving mobs and aquatic action. The film contains a lot of shark footage, the majority of which was shot with real, wild sharks. The film also stars Paul Walker and Jessica Alba, and the exotic landscape will transport you from your couch to your next diving adventure!
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Wes Anderson's plot is undeniably watchable, even if it isn't Bill Murray's most well-known film. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was also honoured in the film. In the film, a fictional Oceanographer named Zissou plots vengeance on a legendary shark who killed his partner, which results in a lot of odd hilarity. Did you know that Bill Murray trained as a PADI Open Water Diver before starring in the film?
Open Water (2004)
The film Open Water tells the tale of two persons who are abandoned in the middle of the ocean by their dive boat. As expected, sharks come and tensions build as the couple's vacation gradually deteriorates. Although entertaining, it is unlikely to be one of the greatest ocean films for beginner divers eager to embark on their first boat diving adventure!
Dark Tide (2011)
Halle Berry plays a "Shark Whisperer" who is haunted by memories of a shark attack, which she must overcome in order to save the day. This isn't one of Halle Berry's most well-known films, and it didn't do particularly well at the box office, but it's still worth watching.
Finding Nemo (2003)
It's difficult to be a scuba diver without having some sort of connection to this film. The fish personalities vividly display real-life characteristics that have been grafted into them. It's considered one of the best-animated ocean movies by divers and non-divers alike, and it's perfect family entertainment and equally good for teaching kids some fish ID abilities!
The Deep (1977)
This famous movie from the 1970s is based on a novel by Peter Benchley and tells the storey of a vacationing couple who discover some odd items while wreck diving off the coast of Bermuda. The Deep is said to have taken 9,985 dives, 10,870 hours underwater, and 1 million cubic feet of pressurised air to make.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Deep Blue Sea stars Samuel L. Jackson as a guy who battles genetically modified sharks at a remote research facility where the sharks are attempting to flee into the open ocean. As Samuel L. Jackson fights his way to triumph against these fishy companions, this film is undoubtedly packed with action and suspense.
After years of anticipation, the Aquaman film delivered on all fronts: nonstop action and adventure set in the expansive underwater universe of the seven seas. The plot is a fairly standard superhero storey, but what's not to like about that?