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Best Mermaid Movies

Splash, Aquamarine, best mermaid movies

Everyone loves a great mermaid movie! Here are three of my top picks for best mermaid movies, with a few honorable mentions. I'm a child of the 80's so of course my number one pick is the iconic movie Splash with Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. This movie is a sweet love story that loosely follows the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale where the mermaid has only a limited time on land. Both the main actors are well cast, Tom Hanks is his usual lovable self, and the movie has a strong comedic supporting cast with John Candy and Eugene Levy. My second favorite mermaid movie is Aquamarine. I know this is a silly kids take on the mermaid legend but the characters are so well played by Emma Roberts, JoJo and Sarah Paxton that you can't help but love them. My favorite scene in this movie is when Aqua the mermaid is trying to call the local hunk Ray. When he actually answers the phone she screams and throws the phone out the window. I laugh every time, it is so right on! My third pick in the mermaid genre is The Secret of Roan Inish. This movie is specifically about the legend of the selkie of Scotland and Ireland. It is a sweet tale about finding a lost child taken by the mythical creatures. It is a bit more serious but has a happy ending. An honorable mention is the movie Ondine with Colin Farrell. This movie does a really good job with weaving a mysterious tale however, Colin Farrell is not by favorite actor. He's not very likable and the movie is more intense, it's not a family movie. Of course there is the Disney movie The Little Mermaid, I like the music but I'm not a fan. The message her dad touts at the end really ruins it, "Teenagers should be able to do whatever they want," What?? And M. Night Shyamalan's The Lady in the Water is just a little too weird for me. Maybe one day we will be able to see Adrian and Brooke on the big screen!

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