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, suspenseful, emotional and suspense films and TV shows about / with swimming, swimming pool, friendship, youth, swimmer, swimsuit, father son relationship, family relations, drinking and death 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), Drown (2015), Amphibian Man (1962), Mermaids (1990), Swimfan (2002), Pride (2007), The Finishers (2013), Waterboys (2001), Free Fall (2013).

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: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, uplifting ...
Plot: swimming, sport, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, swimmer, follow your dream, parents and children, athlete's life, dedication, human spirit, family life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, harvard university, sydney australia
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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: gloomy, serious, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: swimming, midlife crisis, swimming pool, pool party, swimmer, neighbor, suburban life, obsessive quest, unfulfillment, delusion, suburbs, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 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, exciting, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gay, swimming, drowning, gay love, lifeguard, jealousy, bullying, beach, abuse, machismo, insecurity, hallucination ...
Place: sydney australia
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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: hidden identity, underwater, superhuman powers, swimming, social misfits, love and romance, lovers apart, unfulfilled love, romance, tragic love, greed, mermaid ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: seaport
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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: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: swimming, coming of age, small town, single parent, kennedy assassination, romance, couple relations, fall in love, generation gap, eccentric family, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964
Place: usa, new england, massachusetts, texas, dallas 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
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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: realistic, touching, serious, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, sport, racism, underdog, interracial relations, hopes, dedicated educator, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
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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, realistic, serious, uplifting
Plot: swimming, disability, cycling, youth, human spirit, teenage life, family relations, ambition, parents and children, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, alps
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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, feel good, touching, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, swimming, youth, sport, high school life, friends, teenage life, human spirit, against the odds, coming of age, ambition, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 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: touching, serious, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay love, forbidden love, coming out, gay relationship, love affair, lgbt, strong sexual content, gay slur, fall in love, gender ...
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: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sexy
Audience: teens
Plot: lifeguard, beach, rescue, workplace situations, ocean, workplace romance, workplace, adventure, heroism, swimming, friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, hawaii, southern california ...
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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: realistic, feel good, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: sea, park ranger, animal life, family relations, young heroes, escapades, adventure, save the day, danger, youth, friendship, 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, atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: swimming, disability, misfit, power relations, teachers and students, youth, realism, teenage life, mentally challenged, loneliness, polio, down syndrome ...
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, realistic
Plot: swimming, youth, opposites attract, high school, ocean or sea, family relations, working class, social differences, society, couples, teenage life, family life ...
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, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Audience: family outing
Plot: swimming, friendship, siblings relations, family, escapades, fall in love, romance, family life, best friends, youth, love and romance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, uplifting
Plot: swimming, irish, family life, family problems, power relations, picked on, family relations, mental illness, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
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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: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, swimming, high school, teenage life, contests and competitions, cooking and food, friends, vengeance, youth, high school life, school, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, missing child, murder, hotel, swimming, couple relations, mystery, crime, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, family life, family problems, couples, society, lifestyle, gender, coming of age, forbidden love, family relations, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1987, year 1989
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
Plot: countryside, gender, coming of age, swimming, friendship, family relations, friends, youth, teenage life, supernatural ability, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world ...
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: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: greek, swimming, track and field, hopes, contests and competitions, cycling, ambition, money raising, power relations, sport team, against the odds, human spirit ...
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, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, working class, marriage, unemployment, swimming, self discovery, love and romance, buddies, couples, underdog, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: english channel, scotland, seaport, europe, france ...
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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: sexual, psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: murder, writing, diary, midlife crisis, self discovery, swimming, repression, countryside, subway, swimming pool, writer's life, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, london
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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: atmospheric, serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting ...
Plot: swimming, family disapproval, instructor, family tradition, human spirit, age difference, ambition, hopes, coming of age, redemption, immigrants, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, iraq, english channel, england
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The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, friendship, storm, ocean, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, training, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
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Piranha (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Doctor Baines has been conducting genetic experiments on piranhas and has made them virtually unstoppable. Unfortunately, his assistants, Maggie and Paul, accidentally release the hybrids into the Lost River Lake threatening to destroy everyone in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, humorous ...
Plot: piranha, summer camp, experiment gone awry, dangerous animal, deadly creature, gory, deadly, mutant, danger, chaos, race against time, eaten alive ...
Time: 90s
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The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan, Poland, Netherlands, Hungary, UK, Germany, China, Thailand, Italy, Denmark, USA
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, enigmatic, colourful, bleak ...
Plot: deserted island, loneliness, raft, sea turtle, desert island, survival, isolation, island, solitude, flood, nature, ocean ...
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The Pool (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: School's out, exams are over, and it's time for real life to begin. But before 12 friends from the International High School in Prague disappear to the four corners of the earth, they intend to throw the best party of their lives. The idea ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, psychopath, swimming pool, murder, student life, mysterious character, serial killer, survival, party, gory, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, czech republic
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Blood Surf (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sleazy producer develops a concept he dubs "blood surfing" -- tossing bloody fish remains into the water to lure sharks and then surfing through the animals as they chomp about. Along with his camerawoman, the producer brings two ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Plot: surfing, island, crocodile, blood, deadly creature, heroes, dangerous animal, danger, deadly, escapades, rivalry, creature feature ...
Time: 90s, prehistoric
Place: australia, florida
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Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous animal, shark, fear, police chief, shark attack, survival, animal horror, great white shark, danger, underwater, beach, responsibility ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: massachusetts, usa, atlantic ocean, long island, new york
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