My Top Ten Swimming Pool Scenes In Movies


Summer is here! (I think?) I don’t know – it’s hard to tell in England! We did have a few hot days last week… Anyway! As schools are finishing all across England, that means it’s summer which means things like BBQs & pool parties! Except it’s been rainy & crap all week and no one here really has a pool as it would be pointless to have one.

This introduction is depressing me! Let’s just get on with my list, shall we? Here are My Top Ten Swimming Pool Scenes In Movies counting down to my number one… πŸ™‚

10. TIE: A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 & 5



I love the Nightmare On Elm Street series so had to include these. Although these two films kind of suck plus I can’t ever get 4 & 5 straight in my head… I really thought the diving board one was from number 4. Oh well. Freddy Krueger is still my favorite slasher villain.

9. Almost Famous


I am a Golden God“! Remember when Cameron Crowe made some really good movies like this and Say Anything? This is a great scene. I could probably do a top ten just of people jumping off roofs into swimming pools. Idiots. At least this ended a little better than it did for the dude in All The Boys Love Mandy Lane. Speaking of Crowe, he also wrote my number one choice in this list…

8. Caddyshack


I’m not crazy about this movie in the same way that males my age & a little older seem to be but, like when I included The Big Lebowski (even though I don’t love it) in my list of My Top Ten Carpets & Rugs In Movies, this list wouldn’t be complete without this scene. I know it would top many other people’s lists. And rightly so! It’s a classic.

7. Cocoon


Well, there’s more than one pool scene in Cocoon. I love it when the old people go swimming like little kids. I love Cocoon! Who else here loves Cocoon?? No? Just me, then?

6. Harold & Maude


Look! It’s my “please take me seriously as a movie blogger” choice! πŸ˜‰ I do love Harold & Maude, though. This scene is hilarious.



WALL-E is one of my all-time favorite films so I had to include this moment when the humans realize how much they’ve been missing out in life. “I didn’t know we had a pool…”

4. It Follows


This movie just keeps going up in my estimation & I like it even more now than when I first saw it. Such a refreshing change from the loads of crappy horror films these days. I don’t want to go into this scene much as even knowing there is a pool scene in this movie is kind of a spoiler. I liked that this scene felt so much like a scene from an 80’s horror movie and I liked the naΓ―ve innocence of the teens.

3. Let The Right One In


This scene is intense! I remember going to this in the cinema and being quite stressed out during this scene. In fact, I missed the big moment here the first time around as I just couldn’t watch it. Man I’m a wuss!

2. Gremlins


Yeah! Gremlins! My Twitter buddy Zach Galligan! A movie from 1984! Those who know me won’t be surprised by something like this being so high on my list – you’ll find no Wild Things on MY list (well, my number one is filthy). This scene is obviously quite an important scene, of course, as it’s the big moment when the shit really hits the fan.

1. Fast Times At Ridgemont High


Another Phoebe Cates movie! This topped another list of mine (My Top Five Movie Scenes Of Self-Pleasure – do you like how I avoided using a dirty word there?). Well, it had to top this list as well – it’s such a famous moment. I’m surprised I’ve chosen it as I’m not normally a fan of naked boobs but you really can’t “beat” what Judge Reinhold does during this scene. Ha! (See what I did there?) πŸ˜‰ *Also, Happy Birthday to Phoebe Cates who turns 52 today! I’ll pretend I knew that before this posted….*

Honorable Mentions:

You know what? I’m just going to post pictures of my honorable mentions without naming them. How about we make this a little QUIZ! That’ll be fun, yeah? The winner will receive…… Um. My respect! πŸ™‚









63 thoughts on “My Top Ten Swimming Pool Scenes In Movies

  1. Nice picks! I especially love It Follows, Let The Right One In, and Gremlins. As for your quiz, it’s 6:00am here so I’m lazy. The first one is Whip It. lol

  2. In the HM – 2,3,5 and 7 I know.

    The others seem familiar, but I have no clue.

    Great list. love ur choice for 5-9 and obviously ur top two. havent seen the others because u like horror movies too much πŸ™‚

  3. I would totally put your number 3 as my number 1 – that blew my mind the first time I saw it!

    Nice post!


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  5. Great post. I love lists. All of these are great movies. I want to go swimming now. I especially like Cocoon, gremlins, It Follows (obviously), Let the Right One In, and Wall-E… and the other ones.

    Great post!

    I really LOVE quizzes πŸ™‚

    1. Whip It
    2. It’s a Wonderful Life (my hubby and I watch this every Christmas Eve)
    3. Romeo and Juliette
    4. ??????
    5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    7. The Graduate
    8. Oblivion

    WHAT’S #4?? It’s going to drive me crazy now. Womp Womp

  6. Moving in Stereo. I wasn’t a cars fan until I saw Fast Times. That scene was amazing. I saw them in concert in the early 90’s. Best concert I ever saw. (and I’ve been to a bunch. I used to be a professional line sitter and always got paid in money plus a ticket) But I owe it all to Phoebe Cates.

    • YES! I was going to mention that the song playing during that scene really helps it to be a classic as well but think I may have mentioned that in my other post about it anyway. That’s cool you saw them in concert! I was a big Cars fan for about six months at the age of 17 or so. Of course, I was a big fan of most bands at some point or another in my teens & twenties. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! πŸ™‚ Yeah… Let The Right One In was really the first one I thought of. Well, maybe second – I decided to do this list after seeing It Follows. πŸ™‚

  7. I feel like since you have had so many comments already that my own would be insignificant, So allow me to say that I loved Cocoon. I was also glad to see you include It Follows in this list as it is such a fantastic horror film. I wish I could come up with lists like this right off my head. Great post.

    • Yay! A Cocoon fan! Lol. That movie rocks. πŸ™‚ And, thanks! Yeah – It Follows was the film that made me come up with this list idea. I do enjoy making these top tens – they’re always fun to put together. πŸ™‚

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