20,000 Leagues Under the SeaJanuary 1, 1907
The film, a parody of the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, follows a fisherman, Yves, who dreams of traveling by submarine to the bottom of the ocean, where he encounters both realistic and fanciful sea creatures, including a chorus of naiads played by dancers from the Théâtre du Châtelet. Méliès's design for the film includes cut-out sea animals patterned after Alphonse de Neuville's illustrations for Verne's novel.
Alice Charms the FishSeptember 5, 1926
Alice and Julius go fishing where Alice charms the fish ashore with a tune from her flute.
Color ScalesApril 23, 1932
This short film shows various species of tropical fish at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, California.
Small FryApril 21, 1939
Junior wants to be a Big Fry, but learns the hard way that he just isn't ready for smoking in the pool room when he should be in the school room.
The Herring Murder MysteryDecember 30, 1943
A man working in a fish cannery has a guilty conscience and begins to imagine he is a murderer. In his delirium/dream the fish try him for murder in a crazy court-room scene at the bottom of the ocean, which incorporates the 'Information, Please" radio routine, and also has a fish-jury who sing a little ditty called "There's Nothing On the End of the Hook." Re-released to theaters again in 1954, before Columbia sold it to television stations.
Cat Fishin'February 22, 1947
Spike is guarding a private fishing hole - in his sleep. Tom sneaks in to do some fishing - with Jerry as bait. But one particularly vicious fish turns out to be more than Tom or Jerry bargained for, particularly when he wakes up Spike.
La Terra TremaSeptember 2, 1948
In rural Sicily, the fishermen live at the mercy of the greedy wholesalers. One family risks everything to buy their own boat and operate independently.
Fishing FeatsDecember 22, 1951
With Pete Smith providing dry off-screen commentary, we watch some serious fishing: a marlin caught near Catalina, a hammerhead shark caught then wrestled in a small rowboat near Baja, the largest (721 pounds) great white shark caught to date in California waters, Chinook Indians catching salmon at Celilo Falls in Oregon - each with his designated place on the river where his ancestors stood, and, last, a crew on a boat off Mexico hoisting and hurling tuna using unbarbed hooks (baited only with a feather) as fast as they can as long as the school is there - backbreaking work - but a $25,000 catch.
Tokyo StoryNovember 3, 1953
The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.
Striper TimeApril 13, 1956
This RKO Sportscope series short presents two sportsmen fishing for striped bass.
Monster on the CampusDecember 17, 1958
A college paleontology professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a coelecanth, but while examining it, he is accidentally exposed to its blood, and finds himself periodically turning into a murderous Neanderthal man.
The Incredible Mr. LimpetMarch 28, 1964
Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.
ZaatJanuary 1, 1971
A mad scientist unleashes his master plan: to transform himself into a mutated walking catfish, and gain revenge on those who have spurned him. His plans go wrong, and he becomes tempted to kidnap a nubile young woman to similarly transform her so that he can breed.
DoomwatchMarch 1, 1972
The waters surrounding an island become contaminated by chemical dumping, and people who eat fish caught in those waters become deformed and violent.
A Speck in the WaterAugust 5, 1976
Nunal sa Tubig is a story of a community living on an island where fishing is the main source of livelihood and how they are affected by progress.
The Water BabiesJanuary 1, 1978
This children's fantasy tells the story of a 12-year-old boy who discovers a complex underwater world where young children are held prisoner by an evil shark and an eel.
PiranhaAugust 3, 1978
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.
Volcano SagaJanuary 1, 1989
This short film shot in Iceland and New York, which is based on a thirteenth-century Icelandic Laxdeala Saga, features Tilda Swinton as a young woman whose dreams foretell the future.
The White BalloonFebruary 2, 1995
Several people try to take advantage of a little girl's innocence to hustle money her mom gave to her to buy a goldfish with.