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, serious, touching, captivating, light and semi serious films and TV shows about / with swimming, friendship, swimming pool, youth, kiss, beach, hopes, couples, father son relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
swimming movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swimming: Swimming Upstream (2003), Pride (2007), The Swimmer (1968), Drown (2015), The Finishers (2013), Amphibian Man (1962), Waterboys (2001), Mermaids (1990), Swimfan (2002), The Meg (2018).

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, sincere, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: swimming, sport, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, human spirit, contests and competitions, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, 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, sport, racism, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete's life, human spirit, rivalry, youth, ghetto, underdog ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 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: swimming, midlife crisis, nudist, swimming pool, neighbor, swimmer, social relations, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, character study, pool party, life philosophy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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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: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Plot: lifeguard, swimming, drowning, jealousy, bullying, beach, gay love, gay, insecurity, machismo, abuse, sexual repression ...
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: touching, serious, realistic, uplifting
Plot: disability, swimming, human spirit, contests and competitions, family relations, youth, parents and children, redemption, teenage life, hopes, cycling, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, alps
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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, unfulfilled love, lovers apart, romance, tragic love, greed, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
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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: realistic, touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: sport, swimming, youth, high school, against the odds, athlete's life, teenage life, human spirit, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
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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: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, romance, couple relations, fall in love, generation gap, eccentric family, love and romance, parents and children, kennedy assassination ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, quarry, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new england, 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, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, female psychopath, frame up, teenage life, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
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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, danger, ancient, sea monster, swimming, deadly, sinking ship, predator, navy ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
Place: usa, shanghai china, california, china, thailand ...
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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: captivating, feel good, light, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, swimming, school, teenage life, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, high school, couples, high school life, friends, cooking and food ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, writing, writer's life, self discovery, swimming, diary, solitude, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london
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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, midlife crisis, introspection, love and romance, lifestyle, swimming pool, stripper, life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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Free! (2013)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, light, exciting, humorous, motivational
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, high school, sport, rivalry, swimming, contests and competitions, victory, team, academy, school life, slice of life, school ...
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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, male nudity, hospital, electrocution, short haired female, caught in a lie, geese, congress, diving board ...
Time: 2010s
Place: iceland, france
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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, uplifting, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: survival, fisherman, human spirit, against the odds, danger, struggle for survival, drowning, swimming, sea disaster, hopes, survivor, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: iceland, atlantic ocean
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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, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, coming out, fall in love, gay slur, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
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Baywatch (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: sexy, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: lifeguard, beach, adventure, rescue, workplace situations, workplace romance, workplace, swimming, heroism, ocean, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
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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: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, based on true events
Plot: sport, drug addict, drugs, competition, sport competition, winner, swimming, hospital, interrogation, accident, training, running ...
Time: year 1978, year 1984, year 1990, year 1988
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Flipper (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Flipper, from Ivan Tors Films in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, is an American television program first broadcast on NBC from September 19, 1964, until April 15, 1967. Flipper, a bottlenose dolphin, is the companion animal of ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sea, park ranger, animal life, family relations, save the day, young heroes, escapades, adventure, friendship, danger, youth, swimming ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: florida, usa
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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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: swimming, disability, youth, power relations, teachers and students, realism, mentally challenged, misfit, teenage life, mute, polio, swimmer ...
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: realistic, touching
Plot: swimming, couples, mermaid, family life, high school, society, romance, unfulfillment, hopes, fall in love, teenage life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
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Percy, Buffalo Bill and I (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Ulf think this is going to be an ordinary summer. Going to his grand parents and swim in the lake and tease his brother. But that's not the case, because this summer he will fall in love with Pia.
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, touching
Audience: family outing
Plot: swimming, friendship, family, escapades, love and romance, romance, bittersweet, family life, best friends, youth, fall in love, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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Run & Jump (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a stroke leaves her husband disabled and fundamentally changed, a spirited Irish wife struggles to keep her family members together. All the while they are under the microscope of an American researcher documenting their recovery process.
Style: serious, touching, sincere, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, stroke, opposites attract, crumbling marriage, doctors and patients, family in crisis, picked on, family relations, power relations, family life, couples, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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36 China Town (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Sonia [Isha Koppikar] is the owner of a casino in Goa. A successful entrepreneur, the only love in her life is her son. When the toddler suddenly goes missing, the lady is distraught and distressed. She offers a huge reward [Rs. 25 lacs] to anyone ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, couple relations, on the run, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly, murder suspect, swimming, gambling, casino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, goa india
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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, sexual, realistic
Plot: swimming, coming of age, forbidden love, society, lifestyle, family in crisis, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, coming out, ambition, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1989, year 1987
Place: india, goa india
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The Last Summer of La Boyita (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn't want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, melancholic
Plot: friendship, countryside, ranch, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, sister sister relationship, coming of age, swimming, gender, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
Story: This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: swimming, greek, track and field, power relations, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, human spirit, hopes, ambition, cycling, against the odds ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: greece, usa, italy, athens greece, paris france ...
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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, humorous, feel good, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, working class, hopes, self discovery, couple relations, down on your luck, marriage, family relations, parents and children, human nature, underdog, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, britain ...
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Welcome (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bilal is 17 years old, a Kurdish boy from Iraq. He sets off on an adventure-filled journey across Europe. He wants to get to England to see his love who lives there. Bilal finally reaches Calais, but how do you cover 32 kilometers of the English ...
Style: serious, touching, thought provoking, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: age difference, self discovery, obsessive quest, family disapproval, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, bittersweet, human spirit, hopes, misfit, family tradition, swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, england, english channel, iraq
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