The Pool, Major Role in Movies

In the middle of summer and with the high temperatures, a pool is the perfect place to disconnect and refresh ourselves… being near a pool, on a long chair or swimming, but it’s not always possible to do it.


To be able to reproduce this so desirable moment and relax ourselves in the commodity of our couch, nothing better than a selection, through the years, of films in which the pool has a major role.


In this review of the most cinematic pools, we can see how pools have changed over time. In addition, we can also appreciate how the possibilities of having a pool in our house have increased without the need for a big budget or a large available space.


Gre, specialist and leader in the manufacture of removable pools and accessories for all types of pools, has removable pools to install at home without having to do major work and within the capacity of everyone.


It’s time: take your popcorn, turn on the fan and enjoy this binomial between cinema and pool.



Bathing Beauty (George Sidney, 1944)

One of the most aquatic musicals from Hollywood. Esther Williams in her first starring role; a young girl in love with a songwriter, with whom she consolidated her fame as a film siren.


In this super production in Technicolor, loaded with water ballet scenes, acrobatic swimmers and wonderful choreographies in the pool. “Retro” stunts to enjoy an hour and a half underwater.


It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)

Recognized as one of the best films of all time, It’s a Wonderful life, is a Christmas cinema classic, a story in which its protagonist, after despair and his strong sense of duty, renounces his dreams and decides commit suicide on Christmas Eve, but an angel appears to give him strength.


In this movie, the love relationship of George and Mary (James Stewart and Dona Reed) is narrated. Both star in a beautiful scene from the movie, a Charleston dance at the institute after which they end up with an unexpected dip in the pool.


The Pool (Jacques Deray, 1969)

As the name implies, this French cinema classic takes place in the pool of an elegant villa on the outskirts of Saint Tropez. In this movie, the pool is the absolute protagonist.


Passionate entanglements, perverse relationships and a climate of jealousy and suspicion among its four beautiful and stylish characters (Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet and Jane Birkin) follow each other

around the pool, which ends with an unexpected outcome.


The Great Gasby (Jack Clayton, 1974)

Story of an impossible love in the crazy twenties, a time of excess, where a mysterious and eccentric man, no one knows, the millionaire Jay Gatsby organizes spectacular parties moved by his hidden feelings. A real waste of glamor, elegance and distinction.


In this adaptation, of the novel by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, many of the scenes follow one another in the surroundings of the swimming pool of the luxurious mansion of Gatsby.


However, death can come when you least expect it, as happens to Robert Redford (Gatsby) in his ostentatious pool, while resting relaxed on a mat.



Pepito Piscinas (Luís María Delgado, 1978)

In this film, a typical Spanish comedy of the late 70s, the adventure of a town boy who moves to the capital to open horizons, where he starts working as a car salesman.


However, the real obsession of Don José (Fernando Esteso) is women. Don José visits the public pool continuously to flirt and coax women, hence the nickname “Pepito Piscinas”. At the pool he will meet a beautiful and millionaire widow and he will decide to marry her.



Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)

This movie is a modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s best-known love tragedy. The Montagues and the Capulets face each other for the domination of the city.  However, love arises between their children, Romeo and Juliet, despite their intense rivalry.


Throughout this film, there are a large number of scenes related to the aquatic world: the first time the two protagonists see each other is through an aquarium, Mercutio is killed on the beach, however, highlights the romantic forbidden kiss between Romeo and Juliet in the waters of a pool, one of the most authentic scenes in movie history.



Boogie nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)

The world of Eddie Adams, a young man who tries to enter the pornographic film industry, will change completely when he meets the film director Jack Horner, in the late 1970s, in California.


In this film of Anderson, a particular scene is highlighted, the camera sneaks into a pool party full of stars, producers, actors, directors and friends, travels around the pool, even dives underwater, swims and returns to surface.



With so many swimming pools, you surely have felt the desire to take a dip. Let’s go!

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