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La Cinema Du Drowning

Or, Movies Where People Drown

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Don't feel like experiencing drowning firsthand? Good call--especially since there are more than enough cinematic examples of drowning to go around.

Copland: Sylvester Stallone saves a girl from drowning, but he loses hearing in one ear.

Ordinary People: The drowning death of a family's favorite son during a sailing accident leaves their other son in the emotional lurch.

Alien Resurrection: What's scarier than drowning? Getting pulled to the bottom of a flooded kitchen by an alien!

Hollow Man: What's even scarier than getting pulled to the bottom of a flooded kitchen by an alien? Getting drowned in your pool by an invisible Kevin Bacon!

Lethal Weapon 2: Life Lesson #256 learned from the Lethal Weapon series: Don't be Mel Gibson's girlfriend, or else evil diplomats will tie you to the bottom of a dock.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World: Sailors can be a mean-spirited bunch--as proven when they tease an incompetent officer so ruthlessly that he grabs a cannonball and hops overboard.

The Perfect Storm: Tons of people drown in this one! Like everyone! And a stubbly faced George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg almost kiss before going under!

Rushmore: Bill Murray and the kid who's commonly known as "That Kid from Rushmore" both woo a young widow whose oceanographer husband drowned.

Titanic: Tons of people drown in this one! Like everyone! Well, except for Kate Winslet.

What Lies Beneath: Michelle Pfeiffer is almost drowned by the ghost of a young coed that her evil husband (Harrison Ford) drowned. Then Pfeiffer almost drowns again, and finally, Ford drowns.

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