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, humorous, captivating and suspense films and TV shows about / with swimming, friendship, swimming pool, youth, love and romance, couples, beach, swimmer, family relations and swimsuit plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
swimming movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swimming: Swimming Upstream (2003), Waterboys (2001), Drown (2015), Pride (2007), The Swimmer (1968), Mermaids (1990), Swimfan (2002), The Finishers (2013), Swimming Pool (2003), 100 Meters (2016).

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, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, lifestyle, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
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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, semi serious, realistic, 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, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: contemporary
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Drown (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller
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: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense
Plot: gay, swimming, drowning, sexual repression, lifeguard, jealousy, gay slur, bullying, beach, gay love, insecurity, machismo ...
Place: sydney australia
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Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 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, 60s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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: midlife crisis, swimming, nudist, swimmer, swimming pool, neighbor, 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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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, humorous, sentimental ...
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, parents and children, eccentric family, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963
Place: new england, usa, dallas texas, texas, massachusetts
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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, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, female psychopath, high school, stalker, swimming, hospital, frame up, teenage life, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
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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, youth, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, redemption, riding a bicycle, cycling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
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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: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, swimming, writing, writer's life, self discovery, diary, solitude, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london, south of france, cote d'azur ...
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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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Baywatch (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: beach, lifeguard, rescue, adventure, swimming, workplace, workplace situations, workplace romance, heroism, sea, ocean, friendship ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: california, southern california, usa, los angeles, hawaii ...
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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, parents and children, human nature, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: glasgow scotland, english channel, scotland, europe, britain ...
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Amphibian Man (1962)
Genre: Adventure, 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: touching, emotional, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: underwater, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, love and romance, underwater scene, mermaid, social misfits, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, romance, tragic love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, 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, killer shark, animal attack, island, surfing, sea, fear ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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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, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, ocean, giant animal, giant creature, survival, sea monster, ancient, danger, predator, swimming, giant, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, prehistory
Place: usa, pacific ocean, asia, shanghai, thailand ...
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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, sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, teenage life, youth, disability, realism, teachers and students, mentally challenged, loneliness, misfit, power relations, handicapped, down syndrome ...
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, couples, society, love and romance, youth, hopes, romance, family relations ...
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, teenage life, school, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, high school, couples, vengeance, cooking and food, friends ...
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: realistic, serious, captivating, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: hopes, family relations, swimming, athlete's life, society, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance, 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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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, swimming, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, team, victory, academy, school, slice of life, school life ...
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Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: gay cinema, queer cinema, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: sailor, homoeroticism, gay, gay lead character, ship, swimming, workplace romance, colleague colleague relationship, lgbt, fall in love, gay interest, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
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Every Witch Way (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows 14-year-old Emma Alonso, as she moves to Miami and her life turns upside-down. Not only does she discover that she is a witch, she also has a crush on the boy next door, Daniel. But Daniel’s ex-girlfriend Maddie, who is an ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, captivating, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: high school, teenage love, supernatural ability, fall in love, family relations, family, high school life, chosen one, youth, love and romance, imaginary, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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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, love and romance, introspection, midlife crisis, swimming, lifestyle, stripper, swimming pool, life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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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: storm at sea, fisherman, ocean, survival, human spirit, against the odds, shipwreck, danger, swimming, drowning, struggle for survival, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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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, touching ...
Plot: self fulfillment, friendship, buddies, sport team, youth, family relations, life is a bitch, sport, society, ambition, parents and children, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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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, serious ...
Plot: romance, restaurant, infidelity, forbidden love, fall in love, lifestyle, love and romance, rivalry, dishonesty, wooing, couples, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, paris france
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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, disturbing, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, gay slur, homosexuality, fall in love, love affair, gay sex ...
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: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beach house, beach, illness, ocean, swimming, fog, college, danger, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dinner, strange behavior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Swimmers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
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: suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: suicide, friendship between men, friendship, love triangle, swimming, swimmer, paranoia, high school, jealousy, swimming pool, investigation, teenage love ...
Place: thailand
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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, lie, obsessive love, swimming lesson, female director, male objectification, female in shower, nudity (full frontal - brief), male in shower, screaming, shower room, awkward situation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, iceland
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