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Still shot from the movie: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Based on the novel by Jules Verne, this swashbuckling Disney Classic tells the high seas adventure story of Captain Nemo (James Mason). Commander of the Nautilus, a futuristic submarine, Nemo is also ruler of an undersea utopia that holds a stash of dark secrets. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 127
Theater Release:
Video Release: 19 May 2003
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although Captain Nemo created some wonderful inventions, he is unwilling to share his ideas with others because he harbors hate in his heart. Why is he unwilling to forgive? Do his feelings keep him from helping mankind?

Jules Verne’s book 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was written in 1870, long before men imagined inventions like submarines. Do you know what other things Verne wrote about long before they were invented? You can research more in his other books, Around The World In Eighty Days and A Journey To The Center Of The Earth. (Both have also been made into movies.)

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