Hollywood dive movies?

Discussion in 'Scuba Diving TV & Movies' started by Tjack, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    I am looking for good dramas with diving content

    For example:

    The Deep a classic

    Fools Gold cheesy but good diving footage

    Or obscure ones like these two I found at Netflix

    Black Water Gold (1970), a marine biologist, a scuba diver and a historian uncover a long-hidden sunken treasure.

    Mako: Jaws of Death (1976), a Vietnam vet uses his ability to talk to sharks as a weapon against his enemies.

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. mahjong

    mahjong Manta Ray

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    Thunderball. Bond. Very significant amount of time spent underwater diving, including long drawn out battle scenes. On Bond, there are shorter but excellent scenes in For Your Eyes Only, including close up shots of Bond's Scubapro R108.


     
  3. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Bond, James Bond

    The 007 movies did have lots of diving, I think "Live and Let Die" had UW action too.

    Any other James Bond movies have Scuba stuff?
     
  4. koozemani

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    Rhone Man Divemaster

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    Sanctum

    Oceans

    and my personal favourite:

    Jessica Alba in a short bikini (sub-titled Into the Blue)
     
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  6. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Here is a list of movies with diving content (divers in the water) this is primarily a list of Hollywood drama type films, a few documentaries of note are included.

    I used IMDb to find movies tagged with Diving or Scuba. Synopsis of the films are likewise from IMDb.

    Films with ??? after the date may or may not have actual footage of divers. If anyone can verify weather or not there is dive footage in a film please post it here.

    Star ratings are based on Scubaboard posts recommending these films.

    I’m sure there are more out there, here is what I found so far.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
    Silent film some of the earliest UW filmmaking, Jules Verne

    No More Women (1934)
    Two deep-sea divers, "Three-Time" and "Forty-Fathoms," battle to salvage sunken gold at forty fathoms deep in the ocean.
    Both go to work for Helen Young, the owner of a tug-boat and a salvage business.

    Mutiny Ahead (1935)
    A wealthy playboy winds up getting himself involved with mobsters and a search for buried treasure.

    Titans of the Deep (1938)
    Prominent scientists Dr. William Beebe ('William Beebe' ) and Otis Barton (Otis Barton), using the Bathyspere invented by Barton, descend several thousand feet to the ocean floor off of the shores of Bermuda to study and film sea creatures seen and filmed at that depth for the first time. A sometimes staged semi-documentary that was often sold and advertised as an exploitation/horror picture.

    Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) ???
    Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

    Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
    Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies

    Wake of the Red Witch (1949)**
    John Wayne treasure hunting, wreck jumping and intrigue.

    The Frogmen (1951) ***
    World War II drama in which Richard Widmark, as Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence, replaces the popular commanding officer of a group of underwater demolition divers. a crew of fiercely independent studs who hang their proverbial hats in Davy Jones' locker.

    Mara Maru (1952) ??
    An American salvage diver plunges into dangerous intrigue around a sunken treasure in the Philippines.

    King of the Coral Sea (1953)
    Rod Taylor film debut –Pearl divers upgrade from helmet diving to the modern aqualung, great underwater scenes

    Jamaica Run (1953)
    Some diving content, filmed in Jamaica

    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) *
    Greek Sponge divers off Florida

    20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    Jules Vern classic

    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)*
    Lots of UW footage

    Underwater! (1955) **
    Treasure hunters dive off of Cuba, with Jane Russell

    The Silent World (1956)
    Jaques Cousteau’s first Documentary

    Manfish (1956) *
    Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

    Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
    Underwater Zombies foil salvage op

    The Silent Enemy (1958)
    In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him.

    September Storm (1960)
    Three men and a fashion model use a yacht to go diving for gold coins off the coast of Spain.

    Mysterious Island (1961)
    Jules Verne

    Dr. No (1962)
    James Bond

    Raiders from Beneath the Sea (1964) *
    A down-on-his-luck California apartment house manager hatches a plan to rob a Catalina Island bank--and escape with his accomplices using scuba gear.

    World Without Sun (1964)
    Jacques Cousteau’s 2nd Documentary

    Thunderball (1965) ***
    James Bond Scuba spectacular

    Destination Inner Space (1966) ???
    Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected in the area.

    Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) *
    Elvis on Scuba???

    Lady in Cement (1968)
    Frank Sinatra scuba flick

    Black Water Gold (1970)
    TV Movie A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

    The Aquarians (TV 1970)
    Ricardo Monelban salvage divers

    Blue Water, White Death (1971)
    Documentary quest to film Great Whites in the wild

    When Eight Bells Toll (1971) *
    In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

    Jaws (1975) ***
    When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Great scuba scenes

    The Deep (1977)
    The Scuba Classic****

    Sharks' Treasure (1975) *
    Eccentric charter skipper Jim Carnahan and his team of hard-luck dreamers battle sharks, bandits and their own greed to recover sunken treasure off the coast of Honduras.

    Maco; Jaws of Death (1976), a Vietnam vet uses his ability to talk to sharks as a weapon against his enemies. Lots of UW shark footage

    Barracuda (1978) ???

    Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

    Jaws 2 (1978)
    Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

    Hunters of the Reef (TV 1978)


    Zombie (1979)
    Italian horror

    Zombie Holocaust (1980)
    More Italian horror

    Goliath Awaits (TV 1981)
    People traped in a wreck for years discovered by divers

    For Your Eyes Only (1981) *
    James Bond

    Never Say Never Again (1983)
    James Bond Scuba

    Jaws 3 (1983) ???

    The Quest (1986)
    Australian film Frog Dreaming (original title) American boy, Cody, whose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happenning in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings"

    Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

    Amsterdamned (1988)
    Scuba killer in Amsterdam???

    The Big Blue (1988)****
    French free diving film, a favorite amongst Scubaboarders

    Leviathan (1989)*
    Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results

    The Dive (Dykket)(1989)* ???
    Two divers trapped in a diving bell. Norwegian and English

    Deep Star Six (1989)
    At the bottom of the ocean, the Deep Star Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

    The Abyss (1989) ***
    A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species

    National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994)
    Direct to video

    Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

    Sphere (1998) Dustin Hoffman
    A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

    Deep Blue Sea (1999)
    Great White Shark research gone wrong, Horror with Samuel L. Jackson

    Lake Placid (1999)
    Crocodile on the lose in Maine?

    Cabin by the Lake (TV 2000)
    Horror

    Men of Honor (2000) ***
    Cuba Gooding Jr. trains to be a Navy diver

    The Blue Planet (2001) ***
    BBC documentary series Excellent

    Finding Nemo (2003) ***
    Animated UW film much loved by divers. Scuba content???

    Coral Reef Adventure (2003)*
    IMAX Documentary

    The Italian Job (2003)
    Uses Scuba for gold heist scene

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) *
    Lara Croft is on a quest to save Pandoras box.

    Aquanoids (2003) ???
    On a small island off the California coast it's the Fourth of July and tourists are washing up dead in Babylon Bay, once again! In 1987, rumor has it that mysterious sea creatures called Aquanoids were responsible for 17 vicious deaths

    Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
    James Cameron journeys to the site of his greatest inspiration the legendary wreck of the Titanic. Documentary

    Open Water (2004) *

    About stranded divers but not a favorite of divers, go figure?

    After the Sunset (2004)*
    Woody Harrelson After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) ***
    Bill Murray and his crew take their Scuba research ship on an expedition. UW scenes animated.

    Sahara (2005) *
    Clive Cussler story. Explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a UN doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

    The Cave (2005) *
    Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network

    Aliens of the Deep (2005) **
    Documentary James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms

    Into the Blue (2005) ****
    Jessica Alba. A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
    Great UW footage , salvage diving similar to the Deep

    Sharkwater (2007) *
    Documentary In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives. Real life drama, sounds great.

    King of California (2007) ???
    An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia

    Fools Gold (2008)***
    A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.
    Matthew McConaughey lots of UW footage

    The Cove (2009)
    Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health., stealth diving

    Oceans (2009)
    An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world


    Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)**
    A pair of professional divers are hired to find Columbus' hidden treasure. Straight to Video

    Piranha (2010)
    Piranhas attack

    Dark Tide (2011)
    A professional diver returns to deep waters after nine years following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark, the nightmare is still lurking in the deep, more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

    Sanctum (2011)
    Cave diving gone terribly wrong

    So whats missing?
     
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  7. Fishfngr

    Fishfngr Angel Fish

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    thats a pretty comprehensive list there.
     
  8. Cap335

    Cap335 PADI Pro

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    Voyage to the bottom of the sea, Raise the Titanic, Flipper, National Treasure all had diving.
     
  9. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Thanks, I will post an updated list at some point, keep em coming.

    Any Australian or other foreighn films with diving out there?
     
  10. powereng03

    powereng03 Angel Fish

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    Deep Blue Sea is actually Tiger sharks, not whites...
     
  11. ElChe

    ElChe Barracuda

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    Maybe there are some more movies which missing from this list, I know these:
    Come spy with me (1967) A young girl and his friend saves the world from an underwater bomb.
    Piranha II: The spawing (1981) A silly horror with flying piranhas and lot of underwater scenes- directed by James Cameron.
    Love is Forever (1983) Based on a true story: a journalist rescues his lover from Laos under water, diving in the Mekong River seems strange.
     
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  12. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Excellent, keep em coming.

    Hey ElChe does Piranha II have divers in the water footage? I can remember a scene where a Piranha flies through the air to bite a fellow right on the nose, hilariously bad horror.

    Love is Forever (1983) sounds good, SE Asia rocks

    So the sharks in Deep Blue Sea are Tigers, that explains why they growl when they attack

    I will note these on the new list, in theaters soon.
     
  13. Scuba_Noob

    Scuba_Noob Manta Ray

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    I'm pretty sure they're Mako sharks.
     
  14. ElChe

    ElChe Barracuda

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    The Piranha II has a lot of diving scenes, I found this compilation. Those who love this kind of horror maybe will like that movie although nowadays it seems funny with the flying fish... (But at least it's shorter than the Titanic...:) )
    I recommend the Love is Forever, it's not a typical diving movie. And Priscilla Presley appears as a pretty dive instructor.:)
     
  15. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Manta Ray

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    TJack you left out "Beneath the 12-Mile Reef"
     
  16. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) *
    Greek Sponge divers off Florida

    It's on there, they are listed by date.
     
  17. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

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    Location: Taos, New Mexico and Georgian Bay, Ontario
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    Here is the update

    Here is a list of movies with diving content (divers in the water) this is primarily a list of Hollywood drama type films, a few documentaries of note are included.

    I used IMDb to find movies tagged with Diving or Scuba. Synopsis of the films are likewise from IMDb.

    Films with ??? after the date may or may not have actual footage of divers. If anyone can verify weather or not there is dive footage in a film please post it here.

    Star ratings are based on Scubaboard posts recommending these films, as well as diving content.

    I’m sure there are more out there, here is what I found so far.

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
    Silent film some of the earliest UW filmmaking, Jules Verne

    The Navigator (1924)
    Buster Keaton dons a diving suit for a hilarious underwater sequence silent movie

    The Sea Bat (1930)
    The West Indies island of Portuga exists mainly for sponge diving. But the best area of collection is frequented by a very large manta ray


    Below the Sea (1933) *
    A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions

    No More Women (1934)
    Two deep-sea divers, "Three-Time" and "Forty-Fathoms," battle to salvage sunken gold at forty fathoms deep in the ocean.
    Both go to work for Helen Young, the owner of a tug-boat and a salvage business.

    Mutiny Ahead (1935)
    A wealthy playboy winds up getting himself involved with mobsters and a search for buried treasure.

    The Best Man Wins (1935)
    A diver saves his best friend's life but loses his own arm in doing so. Later, unable to find work because of his missing arm, he is forced to go to work for a criminal searching for lost treasures

    Titans of the Deep (1938)
    Prominent scientists Dr. William Beebe ('William Beebe' ) and Otis Barton (Otis Barton), using the Bathyspere invented by Barton, descend several thousand feet to the ocean floor off of the shores of Bermuda to study and film sea creatures seen and filmed at that depth for the first time. A sometimes staged semi-documentary that was often sold and advertised as an exploitation/horror picture.

    Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) ???
    Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

    Reap the Wild Wind (1942) *
    Clipper ships taking the shortest route between the Mississippi and the Atlantic often end up on the shoals of Key West in the 1840s. Salvaging the ships' cargos has become a lucrative business for two companies,
    John Wayne

    Wake of the Red Witch (1949)***
    John Wayne treasure hunting, wreck jumping and intrigue.

    The Frogmen (1951) ***
    World War II drama in which Richard Widmark, as Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence, replaces the popular commanding officer of a group of underwater demolition divers. a crew of fiercely independent studs who hang their proverbial hats in Davy Jones' locker.

    The Sea Hornet (1951)

    Smuggler's Island (1951)
    The lead dives at the crash-site but discovers he's been tricked into retrieving a cache of gold bars

    Mara Maru (1952) *
    An American salvage diver plunges into dangerous intrigue around a sunken treasure in the Philippines, Errol Flynn

    King of the Coral Sea (1953) *
    Rod Taylor film debut –Pearl divers upgrade from helmet diving to the modern aqualung, great underwater scenes

    Jamaica Run (1953)
    Some diving content, filmed in Jamaica

    Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) ***
    Greek Sponge divers out of Tarpon Springs Florida

    City Beneath the Sea (1953) *
    Two American divers are distracted by fair ladies and skulduggery while trying to salvage a gold ship off Jamaica

    20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) *
    Disney version of the Jules Vern classic

    Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)*
    Lots of UW footage

    Underwater! (1955) **
    Treasure hunters dive off of Cuba, with Jane Russell

    Above Us the Waves (1955)
    The attack by British midget submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during the Second World War.

    The Silent World (1956)
    Jaques Cousteau’s first Documentary

    Manfish (1956) *
    Three deep sea divers get involved in murder while searching for a lost treasure.

    Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
    Yes the Godzilla, destroyed by divers at end of film

    Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
    Underwater Zombies foil salvage op

    Hellcats of the Navy (1957) ???
    Down . . . Down . . . Down . . . into enemy waters with the fightin' hellcats of the U.S. sub pack ! Ronald Reagan

    Ghost Diver (1957)
    Rico, a South American diver, seeking the lost treasure of the Paracas, finds a Paracan idol, with its eyes of sun and moon, and realizes he has found the key to a fortune

    The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
    An earthquake in the Salton Sea unleashes a horde of prehistoric mollusk monsters. Discovering the creatures, a Naval officer and several scientists attempt to stop the monsters, but they escape into the canal system of the California's Imperial Valley and terrorize the populace

    The Incredible Petrified World (1957)
    Four adventurers descend to the depths of the ocean when the cable on their underwater diving bell snaps

    The Silent Enemy (1958)
    In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibralter to organise defences, but finds only two British divers available to help him.

    The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
    A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name, Gary Cooper

    Forbidden Island (1959)
    Skindiver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence

    September Storm (1960)
    Three men and a fashion model use a yacht to go diving for gold coins off the coast of Spain.

    The Atomic Submarine (1960)
    Ships mysteriously disappear on route across the Arctic Sea, and a specially-equipped submarine is sent to investigate

    The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)
    After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation, Richard Chamberlain

    Mysterious Island (1961)
    During the US Civil War, Union POWs escape in a balloon and end up stranded on a South Pacific island, Jules Verne

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) *
    Admiral Nelson takes a brand new atomic submarine through its paces.

    Dr. No (1962)
    James Bond

    Thunder Island (1963)
    A Central American woman hires an American hit man to asasinate the former dictator of her Island country

    Goldfinger (1964) ?
    James Bond is back in action! Parts filmed in Jamaica

    Raiders from Beneath the Sea (1964) *
    A down-on-his-luck California apartment house manager hatches a plan to rob a Catalina Island bank--and escape with his accomplices using scuba gear.

    World Without Sun (1964)
    Jacques Cousteau’s 2nd Documentary

    Thunderball (1965) ***
    James Bond Scuba spectacular

    City in the Sea (1965)
    The City Under the Sea (original title) aka War-Gods of the Deep. Vincent Price, Set on the Cornish coast in 1903, the film features a group of people discovering an underwater society of smugglers who never age living in a lost underwater city along with their gill-man slaves

    The Embalmer (1965)
    Il mostro di Venezia (original title) Italian horror, A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

    Destination Inner Space (1966) ???
    Strange goings on at the site of an experimental underwater laboratory as a mysterious object of unknown origin is detected in the area.

    Around the World Under the Sea (I) (1966)
    The crew of a five-man submarine travels the world oceans, planting sensors on the ocean floor to warn scientists of any impending earthquake

    Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) *
    Elvis on Scuba???

    Come spy with me (1967)
    A young girl and his friend saves the world from an underwater bomb

    Catalina Caper (1967)
    A group of swingin' teens take time out from having fun in the sun to try to foil a group of crooks searching for a stolen scroll

    Lady in Cement (1968)
    Frank Sinatra scuba flick

    Submarine X-1 (1969)
    After losing a submarine and fifty crew in a battle with a German ship during WWII, a Royal Navy officer gets a second chance in a daring raid with midget subs, British

    Black Water Gold (1970)
    TV Movie A scuba team, a marine archaeologist and a Mexican historian join forces to reach the wreck of an historic Spanish galleon before a well-armed commercial expedition does.

    The Aquarians (TV 1970)
    Ricardo Monelban salvage divers

    Blue Water, White Death (1971)
    Documentary quest to film Great Whites in the wild

    When Eight Bells Toll (1971) *
    In a vein similar to Bond movies, a British agent Philip Calvert is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.

    Juggernaut (1974)
    Some unknown maniac is threatening a navigation company to blow up one of its luxury transatlantics

    Jaws (1975) ***
    When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. Great scuba scenes

    Maco: Jaws of Death (1976)
    A Vietnam vet uses his ability to talk to sharks as a weapon against his enemies.

    The Deep (1977) ****
    The Scuba Classic, divers discover wreck full of morphine and more,

    Sharks' Treasure (1975) *
    Eccentric charter skipper Jim Carnahan and his team of hard-luck dreamers battle sharks, bandits and their own greed to recover sunken treasure off the coast of Honduras.

    Barracuda (1978)
    Little coastal town is being terrorized by deadly Barracudas.

    Jaws 2 (1978)
    Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
    Hunters of the Reef (TV 1978)

    Ffolkes (1979)
    North Sea Hijack (original title) When terrorists take over two oil rigs and threaten to explode them if their demands are not met, a unique commando unit is sent in to stop them, Roger Moore

    Up from the Depths (1979)
    A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourists

    Zombie (1979)
    Italian horror, Strangers looking for a woman's father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead

    Zombie Holocaust (1980)
    More Italian horror, The members of an expedition in search for the last faithful of Kito, the cannibal god, land on a small island in the Moluccas (East Indies) and are soon hunted by cannibals and zombies

     
  18. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Taos, New Mexico and Georgian Bay, Ontario
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    Raise the Titanic (1980)
    To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic, Clive Cussler

    Goliath Awaits (TV 1981)
    People trapped in a wreck for years discovered by divers

    For Your Eyes Only (1981) *
    James Bond

    Never Say Never Again (1983)
    James Bond Scuba

    Jaws 3 (1983) ???
    The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a gigantic 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the par

    Love is Forever (1983)
    Based on a true story: a journalist rescues his lover from Laos under water, diving in the Mekong River, made for TV

    Local Hero (1983) ???
    An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected

    Piranha II: The spawning (1981)
    A silly horror with flying piranhas and lot of scuba scenes- directed by James Cameron.

    The Patriot (1986)
    Agent tries to track down terrorists who are intercepting government nuclear weapons

    The Quest (1986)
    Australian film Frog Dreaming (original title) American boy, Cody, whoose parents have died, lives in Australia with his guardian, Gaza. Cody is very imaginative, inventive, and inquisitive. He comes accross some strange events happenning in Devil's Knob national park associated with an aboriginal myth about "frog dreamings"

    Oceans of Fire (TV 1986) *
    Oceans of fire is said to be the closest thing to the real world of commercial diving in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

    Demon of Paradise (1987)
    Hunters become the hunted when illegal dynamite disturbs the ageold slumber of a carnivorous lizardman

    Amsterdamned (1988) *
    Scuba killer in Amsterdam

    The Big Blue (1988)****
    French free diving film, although not Scuba this is a favorite amongst divers

    Leviathan (1989)*
    Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results

    The Dive (Dykket) (1989)**
    Two divers trapped in a diving bell. Norwegian and English

    Deep Star Six (1989) *
    At the bottom of the ocean, the Deep Star Six has just discovered a new and deadly alien menace.

    The Abyss (1989) ***
    A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species

    Navy Seals (1990) ???
    While rescuing an American air crew captured by Mid-Eastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy SEALs discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons

    National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994)
    Direct to video

    Dangerous Waters (1994)
    Smugglers dump 50 million dollars worth of cocaine in the sea. Trying to recover the contraband drives a corrupt coast guard colonel to piracy and murder

    Flipper (1996)
    Film based on popular TV series

    The Rock (1996)
    A renegade general and his group of U.S. Marines take over Alcatraz and threaten San Francisco Bay with biological weapons. Sean Connery

    Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
    A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of a cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker. Sandra Bullock

    Sphere (1998) Dustin Hoffman
    A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

    Deep Blue Sea (1999) *
    Tiger Shark research gone wrong, Horror with Samuel L. Jackson

    Lake Placid (1999)
    Crocodile on the lose in Maine?

    Cabin by the Lake (TV 2000)
    Horror

    Men of Honor (2000) ***
    Cuba Gooding Jr. trains to be a Navy hard had diver

    The Blue Planet (2001) ***
    BBC documentary series Excellent

    Sex and Lucia (2001)
    Lucía y el sexo (original title) Spanish film, sounds racy, underwater sex?

    Shark Attack 2 (Video 2001)
    Mutant sharks are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground. Two sisters diving near a wreck in the reef are attacked by a shark

    Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
    Navy Seals

    Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (Video 2002)
    When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path

    Finding Nemo (2003) ***
    Animated UW film much loved by divers. Scuba content???

    Coral Reef Adventure (2003)*
    IMAX Documentary

    The Italian Job (2003)
    Uses Scuba for gold heist scene

    Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) *
    Lara Croft is on a quest to save Pandoras box.

    Aquanoids (2003) ???
    On a small island off the California coast it's the Fourth of July and tourists are washing up dead in Babylon Bay, once again! In 1987, rumor has it that mysterious sea creatures called Aquanoids were responsible for 17 vicious deaths

    Open Water (2004) *
    About stranded divers but not a favorite of divers, go figure?

    After the Sunset (2004)*
    Woody Harrelson After a successful last score, a master thief retires to an island paradise. His lifelong nemesis, a crafty FBI agent, washes ashore to ensure he's making good on his promise. The pair soon enters into a new game of cat-and-mouse

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) ***
    Bill Murray and his crew take their Scuba research ship on an expedition. UW scenes animated.

    National Treasure (2004)
    A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on. Nicolas Cage

    Blast (2004)
    A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US

    Sahara (2005)
    Clive Cussler story. Explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a UN doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

    The Cave (2005) *
    Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network

    Aliens of the Deep (2005) **
    Documentary James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms

    Into the Blue (2005) ****
    Jessica Alba. A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.
    Great UW footage , salvage diving similar to the Deep

    Sharkwater (2007) *
    Documentary In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives. Real life drama, sounds great.

    The Last Kiss (2006) ???
    Romantic comedy

    King of California (2007) ???
    An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia

    Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
    Werner Herzog Documentary, Antarctic diving especially on bonus features

    Fools Gold (2008)***
    A new clue to the whereabouts of a lost treasure rekindles a married couple's sense of adventure -- and their estranged romance.
    Matthew McConaughey lots of UW footage

    The Cove (2009)
    Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health., stealth diving

    Oceans (2009)
    An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world

    Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)**
    A pair of professional divers are hired to find Columbus' hidden treasure. Straight to Video

    Piranha (2010)
    Piranhas attack

    Dark Tide (2011)
    A professional diver returns to deep waters after nine years following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark, the nightmare is still lurking in the deep, more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

    Sanctum (2011) **
    Cave diving gone terribly wrong

    Inception (2010)
    In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption,
    Leonardo DiCaprio


    So whats missing?
     
  19. MrsBBC

    MrsBBC Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW London, England
    140
    35
    0
    The Adventures of Tin Tin, Red Rackham's Treasure... With Professor Calculus' Shark Submarine!
     
  20. Tjack

    Tjack Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Taos, New Mexico and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    969
    163
    0
    Try The Cave (2005) if you want monsters and exploding rebreathers.

    Tin Tin books are the best, and Red Rackham's Treasure is what led me to diving. We will see how the movie is without Herge's illustrations?
     

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