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, suspense, captivating and feel good films and TV shows about / with swimming, friendship, swimming pool, beach, youth, underwater scene, male nudity, love, nudity (full frontal - brief) and teenager plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Australia and other countries.
swimming movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as swimming: Swimming for Gold (2020), Waterboys (2001), Swimming Pool (2003), Swimming Upstream (2003), The Together Project (2016), The Red Turtle (2016), The Swimsuit Issue (2008), Swimfan (2002), 100 Meters (2016), My Brother... Nikhil (2005).

List of swimming movies

Swimming for Gold (2020)
Genre: Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young elite swimmer Claire is sent to Australia to coach a boys swimming team, where she must overcome an old rival and a secret fear to save the swimming camp from closing.
Style: light, captivating, feel good, entertaining, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: competition, swimming, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, coach, teenage angst, sport, sport team, coping, athlete's life, professional rivalry ...
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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, semi serious, touching, humorous, uplifting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, high school, athlete's life, against the odds, follow your dream, lifestyle, ambition, teenage life, human spirit, contests and competitions, sport, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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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: sexy, psychological, erotic, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: murder, twists and turns, swimming, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexuality, self discovery, writer's life, sex, solitude, crimes, writers, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, london, cote d'azur, europe, south of france ...
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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, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, family life, self discovery, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
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The Together Project (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, lifeguard, love, male nudity, congress, caught in a lie, goose, awkward situation, nudity (full frontal - brief), female objectification ...
Time: 2010s
Place: reykjavik iceland, iceland, france
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The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, stylized, bleak, colourful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, isolation, nature, island, raft, sea turtle, desert island, beach, swimming, transformation, survival, sea ...
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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: uplifting, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: swimming, friendship, self fulfillment, buddies, ambition, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, sport, sport team, society, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe
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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, sexy, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: obsession, stalking, stalker, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, teenager, female psychopath, betrayal, fatal attraction, swimming, sexual obsession, hospital ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york
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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, captivating, sentimental, feel good
Plot: multiple sclerosis, swimming, love, optimism, suicide attempt, disability, sport, treatment, husband wife relationship, marriage, memories, prank ...
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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, suspense, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: swimming, hopes, gay, family relations, sport, society, athlete's life, lgbt, family problems, against the odds, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1987, year 1989
Place: india, goa india, bombay india
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Aquamarine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, sweet, romantic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, date night
Plot: mermaid, teenager, friendship, adolescence, fall in love, fish out of water, teenage life, youth, family relations, teenage girl, friends, lifeguard ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, australia, usa
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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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, depressing, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, swimming, neighbor, swimmer, nudist, life philosophy, character study, social relations, neighborhood, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: connecticut, usa, california
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Baywatch (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Style: buddy comedy, feel good, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lifeguard, beach, sea, swimming, rookie, chase, disguise, crimes, muscleman, male objectification, saving a life, training ...
Time: 2010s, future, year 2017
Place: north america, usa, florida, california
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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: inspirational, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: racism, swimming, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, african american ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new orleans, new jersey, philadelphia, usa
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Killer Coach (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a one-night stand with her coach, a pressured swimming phenom finds the lives of herself and her loved ones in danger.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: swimming, obsession, seduction, blackmail, sexual harassment, stalking, death, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher student romance, lifetime, reconciliation, suicide ...
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High☆Speed!: Free! Starting Days (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A prequel to the 2013 Kyoto Animation series Free! which is an adaptation of light novel High☆Speed!
Style: captivating, inspirational, emotional, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: swimming, school, sport, sport team, contests and competitions, friendship, ambition, youth, follow your dream, tournament, rivalry, training ...
Place: japan
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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, youth, disability, mentally challenged, teachers and students, realism, loneliness, misfit, power relations, handicapped, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
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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, sincere, romantic, serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, fall in love, teenage life, social differences, youth, hopes, romance, society, love and romance, parents and children, working class, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Sink or Swim (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any ...
Style: feel good, sincere, humorous, light, touching ...
Plot: swimming, coach, overcoming, ambition, synchronized swimming, stereotypes, life philosophy, happy ending, performance, working class, down on your luck, competition ...
Time: 2010s
Place: norway, france
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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: suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: gay, jealousy, lifeguard, bullying, drowning, gay love, gay club, swimming, left to die, gay slur, beach, gay sex ...
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Mako Mermaids (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Real-life mermaids, Sirena, Nixie and Lyla are part of a mermaid pod, which lives in the waters of Mako Island. As young members of the pod, it is their job to protect the Moon Pool and guard it from trespassers. But on the night of a full moon, the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, humorous, sentimental
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, supernatural ability, friends, teenage life, superhuman powers, island, supernatural romance, friendship, supernatural power, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, merman, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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: suspense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: swimming, suicide, paranoia, friendship, jealousy, love triangle, swimmer, high school, friendship between men, investigation, teenager, love ...
Place: thailand
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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, light, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, thirtysomething life, self discovery, love and romance, introspection, midlife crisis, teacher, lifestyle, swimming, stripper, life, croupier ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, suspense, lyrical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, sex scene, lake, outdoor sex, summer, male nudity, male male relationship, police detective, murder, investigation, police investigation, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: france, paris france
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Age of Consent (1969)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: artist, lolita, island, painter, female nudity, beach, swimming, painting, art, adolescence, dream girl, age difference ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: australia, 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: disability, swimming, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, youth, parents and children, redemption, teenage life, father son relationship, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, alps, nice france
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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: love and romance, hidden identity, superhuman powers, swimming, tragic love, social misfits, mermaid, romance, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, greed, sea ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Liquid Truth (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rubens is a carefree, charismatic swimming instructor who finds himself accused of displaying inappropriate affection toward one of his students by the boy's mother. Other parents and colleagues are only too eager to condemn him.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: swimming, gay, lgbt, father son relationship, teacher, scandal, conflict, society, family relations, child abuse, youth, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brazil
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The Startup: Accendi il tuo futuro (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager, named Matteo, dreams of becoming a professional swimmer. When his coach prefers to him the son of the team's sponsors, Matteo takes revenge studying at the university Bocconi and inventing a social network.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: swimming, male objectification, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage protagonist, male nudity, teenage boy, swimmer, exhibitionism, rivalry, athlete and trainer, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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Giulia Doesn't Date at Night (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Guido, an acclaimed author, leads an idyllic life with his beautiful wife and teenage daughter. But despite his seemingly perfect existence, Guido's restless search for inspiration leads him into the arms of Giulia, a charming and mysterious ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: swimming, love affair, writer's life, romance, lifestyle, family relations, human nature, artists and showbiz, parents and children, love, secret, marital discord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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