Water, essential to life, is very important for film. Directors are aware of the benefits of water distribution in the main role, so movies or swimming scenes are often benchmarks for filmmakers. Water can make a dramatic film, calm and mystery, to create atmosphere without any other setting or enhancing frameworks incredible sensuality.
10. Bathing beauty
Esther Williams, who was all youth swimming champion, was the appearance that inspired a genre of Hollywood movies. Esther was discovered by MGM while working at a shop and movie studio decided to carve a career in film. She debuted in film in 1942, with a secondary role, but then MGM created the kind of films “Aqua Musicals” especially for Esther.
09. Dangerous When Wet
A new film with the swimming star Esther Williams was a former swimmer “Dangerous When Wet”. Pa and Ma Higgins couple grew a family that has only good habits: eat healthy food, doing sports and, particularly, swimming. Their daughter, Katie Higgins (Esther Williams), supported by family, is part of a contest to go swimming the English Channel. The film is a musical fun of not missing any enemies famous Tom and Jerry, in a sequence that combines acting with the animation game.
08. The swimmer
Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster), a man reached at his middle age, aims to return home. With each new leap into a pool, it becomes clear that Ned had made to put a goal in mind so funny and what makes him fulfill his dream. The film, based on a novel written by John Cheever, appeared before the fashion pool in the patio to explode and move toward banality.
Adolescent hormones which are among the hardest things to stay in the way and bring a high degree of risk. Cornin Ben, an avid swimmer, sees his ideals shattered because guilt and chaos put him in danger.
06. Swimming Pool
Director Francois Ozon chose Charlotte Rampling for her starring role in this psychological thriller that keeps in suspense, tempting, and sometimes frustrating surprises. Charlotte plays a writer of novels, working to exhaustion, and then used to recharge, spectacular swimming pool that is home to living in France. Unfortunately, the pool – especially where the writer for relaxation and tranquility, is used and the owner’s daughter, a young sensual to exaggeration, played by Ludivine Sagnier.
05. Swimming Upstream
Feeling like a big loser, Tony Fingleton (Jesse Spencer) wants to find something to grasp, something to justify his existence in a tough family. His father, [Geoffrey Rush), abused and hates it, and Tony wants to give it a proud moment. All other five brothers seem to have succeeded better than he, that until Tony gets swimmer. Swimming is the chance to save the boy from depression and emerge from a family that always felt suffocated.
04. On a Clear Day
Frank Redmond (Peter Mullan) remains unemployed and is faced with a situation and think of alternative ways to earn a living and to evaluate their lives. An unprecedented competition swimming the English Channel crossing seems to be the answer sought by Frank. His new goal became an obsession in terms that Frank can rediscover himself and see what is hidden in the depths of his soul.
03. The Guardian
Kevin Costner probably felt, as science fiction adventure “Waterworld” in 1995 to star in new action film based on the water. In “The Guardian” a role he has committed the U.S. Coast Guard, a rescue swimmer. His job is that when victims, to plunge directly into the freezing waters and to save people from drowning and frostbite.
A true swimming coach, Jim Ellis, is the one who inspired this film released in 2007. The coach, personified by Terence Howard was very dedicated to the ideal of a professional team of swimming in a group of troubled youth in Philadelphia of 1970. The film insists on non-sexual side of swimming and is a reminder for the times in America when there were separate pools for whites and blacks, evidence of racism.
The canadian film “Victor” is about the winner of Olympic gold medals and silver, Victor Davis. Athlete life seems to have been written specifically to be screenplays since developed a passion for swimming in lakes in Canada, where he was born. Davis was a hyperactive person, with a temper sometimes misunderstood and unappreciated by his coach nor any spectators or media.