Mermaid Movies

Mermaids have long captured the imagination of fantasy-loving kids. Our favorite mermaid movies range from little-kid delights to more mature fare -- check out the reviews if your kid is itching for some marine magic. Kids will fall in love with these sweet, magical stories. Looking for some more fantasy? Check out our Best Fantasy Movies list and Best Fairy Tale Movies.

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia Poster Image

Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia

age 4+

Undersea Barbie adventure will enchant little ones.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
Barbie Dolphin Magic Poster Image

Barbie Dolphin Magic

age 5+

Barbie and her sisters save dolphins in gentle story.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2017)
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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale

age 5+

Fun undersea adventure oddly paired with lots of shopping.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2010)
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Barbie in a Mermaid Tale 2

age 5+

Less shopping, more friendship in undersea Barbie adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2012)
The Little Mermaid Movie Poster Image: Ariel sits on a rock, looking up, Flounder beside her

The Little Mermaid

age 6+

Superb, entertaining animated musical has some scary stuff.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1989)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning Poster Image

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

age 5+

Before the prince, Ariel discovers music's magic.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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age 5+

Miyazaki's stunning adventure is geared to younger kids.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2009)
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age 6+

Sweet fish-out-of-water story about friendship, adventure.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Song of the Sea

age 7+

Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2014)
The Little Mermaid Movie Poster: Ariel sits on a rock under the sea, surrounded by fish and other undersea creatures

The Little Mermaid (2023)

age 8+

Halle Bailey dazzles amid more intense live-action scenes.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
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Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid

age 8+

Maturing gumshoe is good model for tween girls.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2008)
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The Secret of Roan Inish

age 8+

Gentle Irish folk tale of a young girl's island odyssey.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2000)
Aquamarine Poster Image


age 9+

Girls and a mermaid learn about love. Charming.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2006)
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The King's Daughter

age 10+

Dreamy historical fantasy questions science; guns used.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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age 11+

Underwater origin story has lots of comic book action.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2018)
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age 12+

'80s fishy fairy tale has sex, some cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1984)
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age 14+

'90s coming-of-age tale has sex, drinking, cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 1990)