Drowning movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant drowning movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with drowning, death, danger, catastrophe, boat, corpse, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), underwater scene and blood plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
drowning movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as drowning: Titanic (1997), Poseidon (2006), Drowning by Numbers (1988), The Hours (2002), Drown (2015), Tormented (2009), Bag of Bones (2011), Matador (1986), Friday the 13th (1980), The Cell (2000).

List of drowning movies

Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, emotional, based on true events, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love and romance, romance, opposites attract, tragic love, love story, love, ship, fall in love, titanic, drowning, iceberg, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, england, atlantic ocean
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Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, forces of nature, adventure, ocean, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An ironic black comedy of love and death that takes place an a lyrically beautiful landscape. Three related women, all named Cissie Colpitts share a solidarity for one another which brings about three copy-cat drownings. The local coroner is in love ...
Style: surreal, cynical, humorous, dark humor, talky ...
Plot: drowning, murder, investigation, coroner, unlikely criminals, family problems, wife murders husband, friendship, murder mystery, life & death, cheating, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
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The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: depression, suicide, drowning, writer's life, housewife, aids, mental illness, terminal illness, letter, lesbianism, suicidal, introspection ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, los angeles, new york, usa, europe ...
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Drown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Len is a Surf Lifesaving champion, a legend in the cloistered surf club just like his father. When the younger, faster, and fitter Phil arrives at the club, Len’s legendary status starts to crumble. Then Len sees Phil arriving in the company of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: lifeguard, gay, swimming, drowning, gay slur, jealousy, bullying, beach, gay love, drug use, abuse, machismo ...
Place: sydney australia
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Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film centers on Darren Mullet, a bullied asthmatic, driven to suicide by his tormented life - ignored by his parents, ridiculed by his teachers and bullied at school. He returns from the dead to pay his teenage tormentors a final visit.
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, school, high school, prank, suicide, drowning, vengeance, ghost, teenage life, revenge, serial killer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bag of Bones (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
TV show
Story: Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, curse, murder, drowning, haunted house, writer's life, haunted by the past, mystery, custody, novelist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
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Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, crimes of passion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, maniac, serial killer, drowning, camp, teenager, danger, fear, axe, lake, gory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, new jersey
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The Cell (2000)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.
Style: psychological, surreal, scary, colourful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, schizophrenia, virtual reality, psychiatrist, drowning, surrealism, torture, crime, crimes, therapist, alternate reality ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Mean Creek (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenagers living in small-town Oregon take a boat trip for a birthday celebration. When they get an idea to play a mean trick on the town bully, it suddenly goes too far. Soon they're forced to deal with the unexpected consequences of their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: prank, kids in trouble, bully, birthday, unsupportive friend, boat, friends, small town, friendship, guilt, drowning, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon
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Gray Lady Down (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, drowning, rescue, underwater, catastrophe, u.s. navy, daring rescue, adventure, ocean or sea, survival, save the day, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pentagon
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Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, drowning, family relations, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, premonition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
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Undertow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Peru, Colombia, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, scenic ...
Plot: ghost, lgbt, gay relationship, supernatural, gay, fisherman, drowning, homosexual, love triangle, death, magic realism, homosexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
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Daniel Deronda (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 210 min.
TV show
Story: Daniel Deronda is a British television serial drama adapted by Andrew Davies from the George Eliot novel of the same name. The serial was directed by Tom Hooper, produced by Louis Marks, and was first broadcast in three parts on BBC One from 23 ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drowning, social differences, love triangle, love affair, ambition, betrayal, society, rise to the top, romance, unlikely couple, couples, aristocracy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, italy, london
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Dorm (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Ton transfers to an all-boys boarding school, he's taunted by his peers and terrified by their tales about the ghosts that inhabit the school. Ton is utterly miserable -- until he befriends a mysterious fellow pupil.
Style: bleak, touching, serious, scary, dark humor
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, ghost, coming of age, rescue, nightmare, little boy, boarding school, drowning, guilt, supernatural, haunted by the past, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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Futuro Beach (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Donato fails in his attempt to save a drowning man, and meets one of the man's friends. He decides to start his life over, but pieces of his past keep coming after him.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gay, drowning, love and romance, travel, fall in love, immigrants, gender, society, family relations, lifeguard, tragedy, gay love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, brazil, portugal, berlin germany, northeast brazil
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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, drowning, cruise, baby, yacht, shark, human nature, forces of nature, couple relations, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Frozen (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's two years since the mysterious disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister Annie, but Kath remains haunted by a need to know what happened. When police investigations wind down, Kath continues the search herself. She gets nowhere ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, therapist, drowning, sister, dysfunctional family, family problems, sibling relationship, down on your luck, alcohol abuse, isolation, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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4bia (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 240 min.
Story: 4bia or Phobia (Thai: สี่แพร่ง or See Prang) is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, black magic, drowning, car accident, mystery, supernatural, vengeance, woman in danger, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
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Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, murder, vengeance, drowning, boat, war crime, stabbing, strangulation, injury, childhood ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: paris france, europe, russia, france, lithuania ...
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Titanic (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Hungary
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary re-telling of the doomed voyage that features both fictional and historical characters, ranging from steerage passengers to upper class guests.
Style: emotional, realistic, epic, stylized, serious
Plot: titanic, shipwreck, ocean liner, passenger, ship, iceberg, tragedy, catastrophe, drowning, sea disaster, survival, sinking ship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912
Place: england
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All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, storm, boat, forces of nature, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, lost at sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Deep (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on an astonishing true incident that took place on the frigid seas off Iceland in 1984, The Deep fashions a modern-day everyman myth about the sole survivor of a shipwreck, whose superhuman will to survive made him both an inexplicable ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: fisherman, survival, storm at sea, human spirit, against the odds, danger, swimming, struggle for survival, drowning, sea disaster, hopes, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, back from the dead, family relations, surprising revelation, haunted by the past, miraculous event, parents and children, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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The Guard (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Guard is a Canadian drama television series portraying the life of the Canadian Coast Guard along the British Columbia Coast. Filming takes place in Squamish, British Columbia with Howe Sound standing in for the fictional Port Hallet and a real ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: coast guard, workplace, heroic mission, rescue team, drowning, workplace romance, danger, search and rescue, rescue, friendship, adventure, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, british columbia, pacific ocean
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, passenger, hysteria, underwater, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mediterranean sea, atlantic ocean
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Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, deadly, family life, paranormal activity, danger, mystery, parents and children, loss of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, australia
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A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, small town, ghost, murder, family in danger, drowning, witch, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, female friendship, ruse, blackmail, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, london, michigan, connecticut
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