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    13 Movies That Have Iconic Mermaids That Aren't "The Little Mermaid"

    These movies should be part of your world.

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    1. Miranda (1948)

    Gainsborough Pictures

    Why it's iconic: One of the first movies that launched mermaids into the zeitgeist.

    2. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)


    Why it's iconic: It's William Powell going through a mid-life crisis that involves getting some tail.

    3. Aquamarine (2006)

    20th Century Fox

    Why it's iconic: It has JoJo. ENOUGH SAID.

    4. Magic Island (1995)

    Paramount Pictures

    Why it is iconic: It's basically The Little Mermaid IRL, except she can talk.

    5. Thirteenth Year (1999)

    Disney / Via

    Why it's iconic: It's the only merman movie, and it's the best incognito-puberty movie of all time.

    6. Hook (1991)

    Amblin Entertainment

    Why it's iconic: Arguably the best adaptation of Peter Pan, with also the best casting of all time. <3

    7. Ponyo (2009 — USA release)

    Studio Ghibli

    Why it's iconic: First off, yes she's a mermaid. Human head + fish body = mermaid. It's extra iconic because it's a Miyazaki film.

    8. Night Tide (1961)

    Virgo Productions

    Why it's iconic: One word: MER-MURDERS.

    9. Peter Pan (2003)

    Universal Pictures

    Why it's iconic: First time we saw scary-ass mermaids in a kid's film.

    10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)


    Why it's iconic: Mermaid squad goals. (Well, technically sirens but still fish bottoms) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

    Warner Bros.

    Why it's iconic: What's scarier than these mermaids is the fact that this movie is ALREADY TEN YEARS OLD.

    12. Splash (1984)

    Touchstone Films

    Why it's iconic: Haha, you thought you were going to get through this post without seeing Splash. It's the mermaid movie that everyone knows and loves, plus it's got Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in their prime.

    13. Zoolander (2001)

    Why it's iconic: Because mermaids are so hot right now.

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