Swimming movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant swimming movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, captivating, suspense and humorous films and TV shows about / with swimming, friendship, swimming pool, beach, youth, underwater scene, couples, swimmer, love and romance and hopes plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
swimming movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swimming: Swimming Upstream (2003), The Swimmer (1968), Pride (2007), The Shallows (2016), Drown (2015), The Finishers (2013), 100 Meters (2016), Waterboys (2001), On a Clear Day (2005), Mermaids (1990).

List of swimming movies

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, harvard university
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The Swimmer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the summer. He reappears at a friend's pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. As he stops in ...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, nudist, swimmer, neighbor, swimming pool, social relations, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, suburbs, character study, pool party ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, tense, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal horror, ocean, animal attack, island, surfing, fear, killer shark, swimming ...
Place: tijuana mexico, mexico, australia, texas
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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, disturbing, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: lifeguard, gay, swimming, drowning, gay slur, jealousy, bullying, beach, gay love, drug use, insecurity, machismo ...
Place: sydney australia
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The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, youth, teenage life, redemption, parents and children, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
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100 Meters (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the incredibly true story of a Spanish man with Multiple Esclorosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man: 3,8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42 running. And he was told that he could not make 100 meters.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating, based on true events
Plot: multiple sclerosis, swimming, optimism, love, suicide attempt, disability, sport, husband wife relationship, treatment, marriage, prank, diagnosis ...
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Waterboys (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a Japanese school, 5 adolescent geeks join the new sport teacher and take up the challenge to take part in the synchronised swimming competition, in-spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, teenage life, human spirit, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, rivalry, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
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On a Clear Day (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After decades of laboring as a Glasgow shipbuilder, Frank Redmond, a no-nonsense 55-year-old working-class man, suddenly finds himself laid off. For the first time in his life, he is without a job or a sense of direction, and he's too proud to ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, family relations, swimming, working class, hopes, self discovery, couple relations, down on your luck, marriage, obsessive quest, love and romance, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland, english channel, scotland, europe, britain ...
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Mermaids (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Charlotte Flax is tired of her wacky mom moving their family to a different town any time she feels it is necessary. When they move to a small Massachusetts town and Mrs. Flax begins dating a shopkeeper, Charlotte and her 9-year-old ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, sentimental, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, swimming, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, dallas texas, texas
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Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, obsessive love, hospital, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
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Baywatch (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled after its first season on NBC, but survived and later ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: lifeguard, beach, adventure, rescue, workplace, swimming, workplace situations, workplace romance, heroism, ocean, sea, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 80s ...
Place: california, southern california, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
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The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, giant animal, survival, sea monster, danger, giant creature, catastrophe, ancient, swimming, sinking ship, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, california, china, shanghai, thailand ...
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: People living at the seashore town are frightened by reports about the unknown creature called "the sea devil." Nobody knows what it is, but it's really a son of a doctor Salvator. The doctor performed a surgery on his son and now ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underwater, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, social misfits, love and romance, lovers apart, romance, unfulfilled love, mermaid, tragic love, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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The Swimming Pool (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Venezuela
Duration: 65 min.
Story: During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, sincere, realistic
Plot: swimming, teenage life, realism, youth, teachers and students, disability, mentally challenged, loneliness, misfit, power relations, handicapped, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, cuba
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The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager who dreams of becoming an Olympic swimmer has a romance with a boy from the wrong side of town.
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, opposites attract, teenage life, social differences, fall in love, romance, society, youth, love and romance, family relations, couples, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Contest (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bullied high school student Tommy is suddenly befriended by his chief tormentor, Matt, the school's most popular student and star athlete. Tommy is suspicious, but is forced to accept the awkward friendship in order to enter a cooking contest ...
Style: feel good, captivating, light, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, swimming, youth, teenage life, school, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, couples, friends, cooking and food, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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My Brother... Nikhil (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Famous swimmer Nikhil Kapoor (Suri) deals with the repercussions of announcing the fact that he has HIV/AIDS.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, family relations, swimming, athlete's life, society, family problems, love and romance, lifestyle, against the odds, hiv positive, social outcast, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1989, year 1994, year 1987
Place: india, goa india
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Swimming Pool (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French teen. The two get into some relationship trouble while living together in this ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, diary, swimming, self discovery, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, paris france
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The Big Bad Swim (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adult swim class sets the stage for this sexually charged comedy-drama about love, loss, and second chances. Three strangers -- inextricably connected through personal heartbreak -- find themselves entering deep water as they learn that life ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, entertaining, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, self discovery, swimming, introspection, midlife crisis, love and romance, lifestyle, swimming pool, stripper, life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Swimsuit Issue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A wild bachelor party and an agonizing defeat in floorball awakens Fredrik's passion for male synchronized swimming.
Style: feel good, humorous, uplifting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport, ambition, family relations, sport team, society, swimming, youth, life is a bitch, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto ...
Style: captivating, humorous, light, exciting, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, rivalry, swimming, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, training, tournament, school life ...
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The Aquatic Effect (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Iceland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Samir, a lanky crane operator in Montreuil, falls madly for Agathe. As master swimmer at the pool Thorez he decides to take swimming lessons with her. But the lie does not last three lessons - Agathe hate liars. Chosen to represent the ...
Plot: swimming, obsessive love, lie, swimming lesson, female director, screaming, shared shower, screaming woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), barefoot male, awkward situation, jumping into water ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, iceland
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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, ocean, danger, struggle for survival, swimming, drowning, sea disaster, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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Eden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fat German star restaurant chef Gregor shows romantic interest in waitress Eden Drebb. She's happily married to hunky Xaver Drebb, but feels romantically neglected. Gregor's deserts seduce her, first trough her brat daughter Leonie, to ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: romance, restaurant, infidelity, forbidden love, fall in love, lifestyle, wooing, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, swimming, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, paris france
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: atmospheric, touching, sexual, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, lgbt, gay slur, fall in love, love affair, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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The Beach House (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romantic getaway for two troubled college sweethearts turns into a struggle for survival when unexpected guests - and the surrounding environment - exhibit signs of a mysterious infection.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fog, illness, beach house, beach, ocean, swimming, college, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, survival, deadly, roommate roommate relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Swimmers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After falling pregnant to Perth, her boyfriend's best friend, Ice commits suicide. She returns to haunt Perth while Tan seeks out the person who made her kill herself for his own revenge.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: suicide, friendship between men, swimming, high school, love triangle, teenager, paranoia, friendship, swimmer, jealousy, swimming pool, investigation ...
Place: thailand
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Solo (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After falling off a cliff and suffering substantial injures, for 48 long hours a young surfer must face a merciless nature and his own physical and mental agony to try to survive.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating
Plot: surfing, reef, friendship, pride, wave, survival, injury, storm, swimming, ship, dune, hallucination ...
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Breaking the Limits (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on true events. In 1980s Poland, Jerzy Górski is a young man who finds the determination to struggle against his drug addiction through athletic training, with the aim of competing in the US Ironman Triathlon.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, based on true events, exciting
Plot: drug addict, swimming, competition, winner, sport competition, drugs, hospital, accident, training, interrogation, sport, running ...
Time: year 1988, year 1990, year 1984, year 1978
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