As watching live sport remains limited, we’re going for round 2 of movies with rowing. This extended list is thanks to feedback from the rowing community of more rowing movies.

Miracle at Oxford
2004, Great Britain – a re-release of  the 1997 movie True Blue on the Oxford vs Cambridge University Boat race. 

Double sculls
1985, Australia - A man who tries to rehabilitate an alcoholic friend.

2004, Germany - a coming-of-age story set to the background of a rowing regatta. English title: Summer Storm.

Pull like a Dog
2017, Ireland, documentary on the Irish Olympic medal lightweight double of Paul and Gary O’Donovan

Oxford Blues
1984, USA - A young American (played by Rob Lowe) pursues the girl of his dreams to Oxford University in the UK.

La Regate (The boat race)
2009, France - To escape from his daily life of a violent father, Alex uses rowing.

2012, USA - An American sports romance about a fiercely competitive rower who fails to make the Olympic team for a second time. 

Rowing Through
1996, USA - The story of a Harvard University graduate who is the favourite to win gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Based on the book, The Amateurs.

Korolevskaya Regata – The Royal Regatta
1966, Russia - a student team loses their coach after being defeated in competitions. The coach takes the best rowers with him and the remaining athletes put together their own team.

Golden Will: The Silken Laumann story
1996, Canada - Based on the life of Canadian rower Silken Laumann who was seriously injured in the lead up to the Barcelona Olympics. 

More rowing movies to watch here. 


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