Due to the high-profile mysteries involving sunken ships and planes, the Bermuda Triangle was rumored to have an unexplainable force pulling ships and planes down to the seabed.
While there's really nothing unusual about the Bermuda Triangle when you look into it, the urban legend became the subject of many works of fiction, including the one book that popularized its mysteries: The Bermuda Triangle by Charles Berlitz.
The Bermuda Triangle has been featured in many movies, its setting used in conjunction with fantasy, thriller, and horror elements that complement its mysterious identity.
As you might expect, a lot of these Bermuda Triangle-inspired movies aren't all that spectacular. However, a handful are actually quite good and worth watching if you haven't yet.
Here are our picks for the best movies featuring the Bermuda Triangle and its mysteries.
6. Satan's Triangle (1975)
Satan's Triangle, as its title suggests, features a mystery involving the Devil himself and his evil desires. It follows the story of a rescue operative who embarks a stranded ship only to find its passengers are all dead—except for one sole survivor.
The pacing of the story is quite slow, but if you can stick with it, you'll experience a great slow-burning mystery in classic filmmaking style.
From the floating corpse to the sudden disappearance of a crew in the middle of the storm, everything has a logical explanation up until the movie's ending.
5. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)
The Hotel Transylvania animated film series features all kinds of monsters and creatures who visit Count Dracula's Hotel Transylvania to get away from human civilization.
In the 2018 film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, the Bermuda Triangle is featured as the meet-up point where the monsters board the cruise ship Legacy for their planned vacation.
In this film, the Bermuda Triangle is depicted as a literal triangle-shaped hole in the middle of the ocean, with numerous ships piled up within it. (Can you tell this one's a comedy, not a horror?)
4. Gulliver's Travels (2010)
If your job is to explore the Bermuda Triangle and its mysteries, you need to be prepared for all kinds of surprises. Lemuel Gulliver wasn't prepared, and got himself into an adventure beyond his dreams.
He travels to Bermuda and rents a ship to take him to the Triangle. Unfortunately, a storm washes him onto the shores of a mysterious island called Liliput.
There, he becomes a hero to the small people and lives a dream life in the kingdom while influencing the people with things he knows.
This comedy-adventure film—starring Jack Black, Amanda Peet, John Segel, and Emily Blunt—is loosely based on the eponymous novel.
3. Triangle (2009)
A time loop is an interesting element for horror and thriller movies, as there's all sorts of problems that can arise.
This was done really well in psychological horror film Triangle, in which one woman ends up in an accident on the open seas. When she's saved by a passing ocean liner, the Aeolus, she eventually discovers that she's stuck in a time loop of sorts.
She and her friends were supposed to be having the time of their lives at sea, but instead they're trapped by the horrors and mysteries that wait for them in the Aeolus.
Though it's not directly stated to take place in the Bermuda Triangle, we see that the group sets sail from Florida into seas known to be part of said Triangle. Plus, there's the movie name.
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Whenever we talk about sea and ocean movies, we can't help but think of pirates—including the most famous, Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
In the 2017 film installment Dead Men Tell No Tales, Armando Salazar (the antagonist of the film) and gang are led to their demise by the young Jack Sparrow in the Devil's Triangle.
But instead of dying, they're cursed to wander as ghosts trapped inside the Triangle, only to be set free after the present-day Jack gets the magical compass off his hand in exchange for a drink.
1. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
Of the many films that depict the Bermuda Triangle as a home for monsters that cause ships and planes to disappear, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters did it best with its CGI effects.
In the film, the Bermuda Triangle is known by the gods and demigods as the Sea of Monsters and is home to the Charybdis, a mythological sea creature from Greek mythology.
The scene where the mouth of the Charybdis emerges from the surface and swallows Percy's boat is insanely cool to this day.