Swimming pool scenes are surprisingly common in movies. But as well as giving filmmakers something pretty to film, swimming pools tend to be a good excuse to get deep. The way characters behave in and around swimming pools can tell us a lot about them, and how they interact with the world in general. After all, in Jungian psychology, water is a potent symbol for the unconscious, so having a character plunge into a pool is kind of like dropping them into an external representation of their own minds. Either way, here are 25 of the most striking swimming pool scenes in the movies….
Best Movies About Summer | List of Summer Films
In the computer business, they call it vaporware: software that is announced, advertised and even sold, but that never quite exists. Maybe in the movie business we could coin the term vaporfilm, for movies that zip right through our brains without hitting any memory molecules. This movie has no particular reason for being, other than to supply employment for people whose job possibilities will not be enhanced by it. The misfits in his class all have been sentenced to a summer of remedial English, and his job is to teach them, whether he likes them or not. They're lazy, rebellious, cretinous louts, so Harmon does what any teacher would do: He lowers himself to their level and shamelessly offers them bribes for attending class.
Fort Sill (detention facility)
Who doesn't love summer?! What are the best movies about summer? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter here. June brings Father's Day, L. Pride celebrations and, of course, the beginning of optimal streaming weather.