20 Movies Like Open Water

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The Shallows

The Shallows
The Shallows
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 86 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Awards: 1 win & 15 nominations
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Actors: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Shallows” is a survival thriller film about a young woman named Nancy who becomes stranded on a rock in the ocean while being pursued by a great white shark. With limited resources and a rising tide, she must use her wits and determination to outsmart the predator and make it back to shore alive.

47 Meters Down

47 Meters Down
47 Meters Down
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Johannes Roberts, Ernest Riera
Actors: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine
Language: Tamil, Telugu, English, Spanish
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“47 Meters Down” is a survival thriller about two sisters who find themselves trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean, fighting to survive as their oxygen runs out and sharks circle nearby.”

The Reef

The Reef
The Reef
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Andrew Traucki
Actors: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering
Language: English
Country: Australia
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“The Reef” is a survival horror film that follows a group of friends stranded in shark-infested waters after their boat capsizes. They must navigate treacherous waters and fight for their lives against the relentless predators in a desperate bid to reach safety.

The Meg

The Meg
The Meg
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 46/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 5 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Actors: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
Language: English, Mandarin, Thai, Japanese
Country: United States, China
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“The Meg” is a sci-fi action thriller about a group of scientists who encounter a prehistoric 75-foot-long shark called the Megalodon while exploring the depths of the ocean. As they try to survive and stop the giant predator, they must confront their fears and find a way to outsmart the ancient creature.

Jaws

Jaws
Jaws
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 16 wins & 20 nominations total
Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Jaws movie is about a small coastal town terrorized by a great white shark, forcing a local police chief, a marine biologist, and a shark hunter to team up and hunt down the deadly predator before it claims more lives.

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 54/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers
Actors: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Mexico
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The Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 thriller film about a group of scientists who become trapped in an underwater research facility with highly intelligent and dangerous genetically engineered sharks. As they struggle to survive and escape, tensions rise and secrets are revealed, leading to a thrilling battle for survival against the deadly creatures.

The Abyss

The Abyss
The Abyss
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: James Cameron
Actors: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Abyss is a science fiction film about a team of underwater oil drillers who encounter a mysterious and powerful alien presence in the depths of the ocean. As they struggle to survive and understand the extraterrestrial force, they also confront their own fears and conflicts.”

Shark Night

Shark Night
Shark Night
Internet Movie Database: 4.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Metacritic: 22/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg
Actors: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Shark Night” is a horror film about a group of friends who find themselves trapped on an isolated lake island, where they are hunted by a variety of deadly sharks. As they fight for survival, they uncover a dark secret behind the shark attacks.

The Deep

The Deep
The Deep
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 nominations total
Writer: Peter Benchley, Tracy Keenan Wynn
Actors: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams
Language: English, French
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Deep” is a movie about a group of scientists who discover a hidden underwater world filled with ancient creatures and mysteries. As they explore this abyss, they must confront their fears and work together to survive the dangerous depths.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Metacritic: 59/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 4 wins & 28 nominations total
Writer: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff
Actors: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perfect Storm” is a disaster film based on a true story, depicting the harrowing events of a commercial fishing boat caught in the midst of a powerful and destructive storm off the coast of New England. The movie follows the crew’s struggle for survival as they battle against the forces of nature to make it back to shore.

All Is Lost

All Is Lost
All Is Lost
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 48 nominations total
Writer: J.C. Chandor
Actors: Robert Redford
Language: English
Country: United States
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“All Is Lost” is a survival drama film about a resourceful sailor who faces a series of challenges and battles against the elements after his yacht is damaged in the middle of the Indian Ocean. With very little dialogue, the film explores themes of resilience, isolation, and the human will to survive.

Adrift

Adrift
Adrift
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 56/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Aaron Kandell, Jordan Kandell, David Branson Smith
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas
Language: English, French
Country: Hong Kong, Iceland, United States
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The movie “Adrift” is based on a true story and follows the harrowing journey of a couple who find themselves stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after a catastrophic hurricane, fighting for survival against all odds.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
Actors: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston
Language: English, Icelandic, Filipino, Portuguese, French, Tagalog, German, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” is a comedy-drama film about a marine explorer named Steve Zissou who embarks on a mission to seek revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner. Along the way, he deals with personal and professional challenges while forming unexpected relationships.

The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 5 wins & 13 nominations total
Writer: Paul Gallico, Stirling Silliphant, Wendell Mayes
Actors: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters
Language: English, Hebrew
Country: United States
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“The Poseidon Adventure” is a disaster film about a luxury ocean liner that capsizes after being struck by a massive tidal wave, and a group of survivors who must navigate the upside-down ship to find a way to escape before it sinks completely.”

Cast Away

Cast Away
Cast Away
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 15 wins & 36 nominations total
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Actors: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States
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“Cast Away” is a film about a FedEx executive who survives a plane crash and finds himself stranded on a deserted island, where he must learn to survive and find a way back home. It explores themes of isolation, resilience, and the human will to survive.

The Grey

The Grey
The Grey
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
Actors: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Grey” is a survival thriller film about a group of oil rig workers who must fight for their lives in the Alaskan wilderness after their plane crashes, as they are hunted by a pack of aggressive wolves. The film explores themes of survival, perseverance, and the primal instinct to survive against all odds.

The Impossible

The Impossible
The Impossible
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 73/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 28 wins & 70 nominations total
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez, María Belón
Actors: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
Language: English, Thai, German, Swedish, Spanish
Country: Spain, Thailand, United States
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“The Impossible” is based on a true story and follows a family’s harrowing experience during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It depicts their struggle for survival and their journey to reunite amidst the devastation.

The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
The Finest Hours
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 117 min
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Awards: 2 wins
Writer: Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Actors: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
Language: English, Ukrainian
Country: United States
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“The Finest Hours” is a movie based on a true story about a daring rescue mission by the Coast Guard in 1952, when they attempt to save the crew of an oil tanker that has split in half during a treacherous storm off the coast of Cape Cod. The film follows the heroic efforts of a small boat crew as they battle against the elements to rescue the stranded sailors, facing overwhelming odds and risking their lives in the process.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips
Captain Phillips
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 16 wins & 154 nominations total
Writer: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
Actors: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Language: English, Somali
Country: United States
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“Captain Phillips” is a biographical thriller based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates during the hijacking of the MV Maersk Alabama in 2009. The movie follows the intense and harrowing ordeal as Phillips tries to protect his crew and negotiate with the pirates to ensure their survival.

The Way Back

The Way Back
The Way Back
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Peter Weir, Keith R. Clarke, Slavomir Rawicz
Actors: Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
Language: English, Russian, Polish, Tibetan, Mongolian
Country: United States, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
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“The Way Back” is a sports drama film about a former basketball star who is given a chance to coach his alma mater’s struggling team, leading them on a journey of redemption and personal growth. As he helps the team find their way back to success, he also confronts his own demons and finds a path to healing.

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