8 of our favorite underwater scenes, from Titanic to BoJack Horseman


Movie scenes set underwater have a particularly breathtaking quality, a mixture of beauty, fear and unknowability. Maybe it’s the way the way water obscures and bends color, or how the human body moves through liquid.

In some cases, these scenes are inherently fraught with a sense of immediate danger, upping the stakes for our characters. In others, the world beneath the waves can twist our earthly reality through its prism, offering a new perspective on an old story. Not to mention that the ocean deep remains one of the most unknowable places on the planet, and film is all about exploration. Whatever the case, moviegoers only gain when the camera plunges beneath the waves.

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