Power Rankings: Water Movies

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie-related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

Continuing our theme for this month, we decided to rank some of our favorite movies set primarily in/on water that wasn’t named Jaws. From big-budget adventures to smaller-scale thrillers, we covered some fun and exhilarating water movies. Submarine films always had an extra bit of claustrophobia while creature features like Lake Placid and The Meg make you fear going in the water. Thrillers like Triangle and Dead Calm add a layer of anxiety because there is nowhere to go when someone is after you. And, of course, there are Duke’s picks for those of you with kids out there. Let us know some of you favorite movies that are set in/on water that aren’t name Jaws down below in the comments!

Vincent Kane:

  1. Crimson Tide (1995)
  2. Triangle (2009)
  3. Lake Placid (1999)
  4. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
  5. Hard Rain (1998)

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  2. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004)
  3. Moana (2016)
  4. The Meg (2018)
  5. Surf’s Up (2007)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Das Boot (1981)
  2. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  3. Below (2002)
  4. Deep Rising (1998)
  5. Dead Calm (1989)

Romona Comet:

  1. Titanic (1997)
  2. Cast Away (2000)
  3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  4. Dead Calm (1989)
  5. The Abyss (1989)

Mitch Roush:

  1. Pirate Radio (2009)
  2. Cast Away (2000)
  3. Finding Nemo (2003)
  4. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
  5. Titanic (1997)

Author: Vincent Kane

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