Climb aboard the Nautilus ... and into a strange undersea world of spellbinding adventure! Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre star as shipwrecked survivors taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo, brilliantly portrayed by James Mason. Wavering between genius and madness, Nemo has launched a deadly crusade across the seven seas. But can the captive crew expose his evil plan before he destroys the world? Disney's brilliant Academy Award-winning (1955, Best Art Direction and Best Special Effects) adaptation of Jules Verne's gripping tale makes "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" a truly mesmerizing masterpiece!
Special Disney Movie set the bar high
By WTPC 95.5 FM
Imaginative telling of the Jules Verne novel with top drawer special effects, action, and superb acting. James Mason is brilliant as the dark and complicated Captain Nemo. Kirk Douglas as master harpooner Ned Land is equally good. The Giant Squid encounter and battle set the bar high for special effects in 1954 and still works more than 60 years later. Sci-fi adventure with a dark undercurrent too.
Fun movie, just a couple nitpicks for me
I’ve never read the book and never seen the movie before now. I liked the consistency of reviews touting this is a family movie.
I was only disappointed by the song Kirk sings on deck about fooling around with some guy’s wife (so much for family values there).
I was also hoping for a better ending. Nemo’s crew reminded me a lot of the “crew" in the Disney movie The Black Hole who help run that ship. Just unbelievable that they would so willingly go to their deaths like they did. Another big ding against family watchability to me.
I would have liked to have seen the survivors go back to San Francisco to tell their tale of the monster. It would have been the perfect bow to wrap on the ending. Maybe that part is in the book?
All in all a fun movie and a visual feast.
Big Budget Classic
By Frank C 66554321.
I can see why many people enjoy this 1954 Disney adaptation of the Jules Verne classic novel, but it fell a little short for me. The acting is subpar and the story didn’t capture the captains motives well. But the set’s and special effects are excellent. It plays out better as an Action Adventure film than a Sci-Fi.
The best movie ever!
This is without a doubt the best movie of all time! I will always love 20,000 leagues under the sea!!
By Udhcgjsh m
Best movie in the world
Loved it when first watched ie as a little boy in the 50"s and stoll love it .
This is an instant classic. It'll be a shame when Disney has it remade.
A fun ride
A fun, enjoyable classic. Great performances and impressive special effects.
20.000 Leagues Under The SEa
Yes....why not sell this one....I saw it in the theater..definitely buy this....
Horrayyy! Its for sale....bought it!!!
Just Sell It!!!!!
By The Ghettooooooooooo
This is one of my favorite movies of all time! I don't want to rent it!