Movies about or related to swimmingby nerdyswimmer | created - 04 Jul 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
A list of movies about or with relation to swimming and the culture surrounding water and the human experience in regards to this element.
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5. On a Clear Day (2005)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Frank determines to salvage his self-esteem and tackle his demons by attempting the ultimate test of endurance - swimming the English Channel.
Votes: 3,041 | Gross: $0.19M
6. Agua (I) (2006)
89 min | Drama
Thirty four year old Goyo, a former open water swimming champion, has been hiding out in the desert. Wrongly accused of doping in the Santa Fe-Coronda Marathon, a 57 kilometer river swim, ... See full summary »
9. Children of Glory (2006)
123 min | Drama, History, Romance
At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.
11. Naissance des pieuvres (2007)
85 min | Drama, Romance
After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.
Votes: 8,424 | Gross: $0.08M
13. Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
89 min | Comedy, Sport
Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match, strange guys torment him; they want him to remember his past. As ... See full summary »
14. The Guardian (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 84,875 | Gross: $55.01M
15. Alex (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Sport
Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes ... See full summary »
16. Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
This made-for-TV bio-pic is about Marilyn Bell, a Canadian teenager who, in 1954, was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario. She won the Toronto Canadian National Exhibition prize ... See full summary »
18. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)
95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »
20. Sea People (1999 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson and Tegan Moss star in this dramatic fantasy about a teenage girl who wants to swim the English Channel. She soon meets an elderly couple who offer her advice, not... See full summary »
22. Waterboys (2001)
91 min | Comedy, Sport
In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
24. Tuvalu (1999)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.41M
25. Swimming Pool (2003)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
Votes: 40,397 | Gross: $10.11M
26. Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.
27. The Longest Swim (2014)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
The Longest Swim follows two friends, Ben and Matt. Ben has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes and his friend Matt hasn't really been there for him. While vacationing at a Vermont lake ... See full summary »
28. Jack Goes Boating (2010)
R | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A limo driver's blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples.
Votes: 7,796 | Gross: $0.54M
29. Another Woman's Husband (2000 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Charming ladies man Johnny Miller is bored with his still committed wife, swimming instructor Susan. Under the 'bachelor' alias Jake Miller he has a relationship with psychologist Laurel ... See full summary »
30. Free! (2013– )
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Free! revolves around members of a high school boy's swimming team. Four boys-Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin-all participated in a swimming tournament shortly before graduating elementary ... See full summary »
31. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.
32. Open Water (2003)
R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.
Votes: 49,348 | Gross: $30.61M
33. Back to School (1986)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
To help his discouraged son get through college, a funloving and obnoxious rich businessman decides to enter the school as a student himself.
Votes: 26,442 | Gross: $91.26M
35. Waterboys (2003– )
Two years ago, five high-school boys brought fame to a small town in Japan. What was so unique was that they formed a "men's synchronized swimming club." Their involvement and struggles ... See full summary »
38. High Speed! Free! Starting Summer (2015)
110 min | Animation, Drama, Sport
Haruka Nanase feels something special when he touches water and when he moves on to Iwatobi Junior High School with his friend Makoto and start a new life they both enter the swim team, and... See full summary »
39. Barracuda (2016)
Danny Kelly is a talented swimmer attends a prestigious Melbourne private school on a sporting scholarship. Working class, half Greek and half Scottish, he cops his fair share of harassment... See full summary »
40. The Big Blue (1988)
PG | 168 min | Adventure, Drama, Sport
The rivalry between Enzo and Jacques, two childhood friends and now world-renowned free divers, becomes a beautiful and perilous journey into oneself and the unknown.
Votes: 46,026 | Gross: $3.50M
41. Diving In (1990)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A high school diver fights his fear of heights and diving to get onto the team. He gets onto the team, only to find that he must dive the high platform in order to compete. His problems are... See full summary »
42. The Deep (2012)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.
44. The Lifeguard (2013)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.
45. The Pool (I) (2007)
Unrated | 98 min | Drama
A boy in abject poverty works in a hotel and becomes obsessed with a swimming pool in the opulent hills of Panjim, Goa, India. His life gets turned upside-down when he attempts to meet the mysterious family who lives at the house.
Votes: 796 | Gross: $0.09M
46. The Swimmers (2014)
115 min | Drama, Horror