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Mermaid Movies on Netflix

December 29, 2021
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What are Mermaid movies?

Mermaids are half-human, half-fish hybrids that live underwater. They predominantly feature in stories as creatures of beauty and intrigue. Mermaids feature in many films and TV shows, but mostly in children’s movies.

Top 10 Mermaid movies on Netflix

The best mermaid movies on Netflix currently streaming include:

1. Splash 1984 - PG-13)


A young man discovers a gorgeous but unusual woman swimming in his pool; she can stay underwater for an unnaturally long time and describes herself as a mermaid.

While the two begin to fall in love, her secret starts to pose a problem. It is a family-friendly movie that would be great for younger children.

2. Aquamarine

Due to her mother’s job as a marine biologist, Hailey has to move to Australia. This would separate her from her best friend Claire. After a violent storm, the two girls find a mermaid has been washed into the local swimming pool. The mermaid is called Aquamarine and and she asks Hailey and Claire to help her avoid a combined marriage by proving to her father that true love really exists. Seeing as helping a mermaid grants a wish, the two girls are willing to help in the hope that their wish of stying together might come true.

3. The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro’s latest fantasy film is the story of a mute woman who falls in love with an acquatic humanoid held captive by the US government at a top-secret facility. Sally Hawkins excels in her challenging role as protagonist Elisa Esposito, while newcomer Doug Jones plays the Amphibian Man beautifully. Looking for something slightly more mature? Then this is perfect!

4. The Mermaid

A businessman finds his plans to build a resort island disturbed by supernatural forces when he discovers that the dolphin population is rapidly decreasing. He eventually comes into contact with a beautiful woman who appears to be the cause of his problems. This is another family-friendly movie great for younger kids.

5. The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Ariel is a young and attractive mermaid who bargains with a mean sea witch to be with the air-breathing prince she loves. The witch gives her human legs but takes away her voice until she can win the love of the prince. It is a classic Disney cartoon that the whole family can enjoy. And let’s not start on the great songs that accompany the film.

6. The Thirteenth Year

Cody is the son of a mermaid that had to abandon him on the Griffin’s boat when he was a baby to avoid capture. Some years later, Cody is in his school swimming team, has a girlfriend and a friend who helps him improve his marks in biology. On his thirteenth birthday, weird things begin to happen to Cady. He can generate electricity, hold his breath under water for a very ong time, swim very facst and when he gets wet his skin covers with scales. His friend tells him he is turning into a merman.

7. Barbie Dolphin Magic

Barbie Dolphin Magic

Barbie becomes a mermaid after being washed off her ship during a storm. On land, she discovers another world where the Barbie brand is an undersea phenomenon.

The movie was released on June 24th, 2017. The runtime of this movie is about 1 hour, and it’s rated TV-G. This film stars actors Nicole Oliver, Melissa Rauch, and Michael Dorn.

8. The3Tails Movie: A Mermaid Adventure

Three girls with a huge number of YouTube followers can transform themselves into mermaids, without their parents’ knowledge. After finding this out a very wealthy man does everything he can to find the source of their power to help his daughter with disabled legs. Their adventure towards a happy ending is full of twists and turns. A good family-friendly movie.

9. Sabrina Down Under

Sabrina Down Under

From the famous TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Sabrina Spellman travels to Australia with Gwen a fellow witch from the UK. There they will try to help a colony of mermaids save their habitat from the pollution of the waters where they live. Of course, where Sabrina goes, her cat Salem goes as well. If you were a fan of the TV series, you’ll love this feature film.

10. Lady In The Water

On a completely different note, Lady in the Water is a psychological/fantasy thriller. The manager of a building finds a young woman in the swimming pool. A few of the neighbours and the manager discover she is a water nymph in mortal danger because she is hunted by the Scrunt, a wolf-like beast that is preventing her from returning to her water world.


We gave you our top 10 Mermaid movies to stream on Netflix. And if Mermaids are your favourite magical creatures, we are sure you enjoyed reading. We hope this article was engaging enough to make you want to watch them all.