De roeisport, Polygoon, 1940 (voor of na mei 1940?)

Three Men in a Boat, volledige BBC-film (1975)

Jerome K. Jerome schreef ‘Three Men in a Boat’ in The Druid’s Head, een van Kingston’s oudste pubs. Hij huurde een camping skiff van Turk en roeide in 1888 bij wijze van huwelijksreis met zijn vrouw van Kingston naar Oxford als vooronderzoek voor zijn boek.

The boy in blue, trailer (1986)

Nicholas Cage stars as Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilise the “sliding seat.” A wild, uncontrollable youth, Ned Hanlan is adopted by a gambler named Bill who promotes the boy on the sculling circuit for his own monetary gain.

True blue, trailer (1996)

At the 1986 Boat Race, Oxford University suffered its first defeat by Cambridge in 11 years. Angry at the outcome, American Oxford oarsman Rick Ross imports all of his mates from the US National squad into Oxford as post-graduates so they can help redeem the Oxford programme. But the Americans pull out just six weeks before the race, leaving Oxford’s coach to build an inexperienced crew into a winning team.

Eight girls in a boat, trailer (1934)

While attending an exclusive Swiss private school where rigid discipline is maintained, rowing is prescribed as a means to distract and occupy the girls. But one girl, Christa Storm, falls for a young medical student and soon discovers that she is going to have a baby. She keeps the pregnancy secret until she eventually has to admit her pregnancy to the team when she collapses during a punishing workout.

Oxford blues, trailer (1984)

Nick Di Angelo is working in a Las Vegas casino to earn enough money to pursue the woman of his dreams, Lady Victoria Wingate, to Oxford. He believes the only way to win her is to get into Oxford University and join the rowing team.

Losing sight of shore, trailer (2017)

This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Cairns in Australia in support of two charities. The team set two world records: the first group of four rowers to ever cross the Pacific and first all-female team to ever do the same. Available on Netflix.

A most beautiful thing, trailer (2020)

The much-anticipated documentary feature, A Most Beautiful Thing, narrated by Grammy and Oscar-winning artist Common, opens in select cities in the United States on July 10 2020. The film chronicles the first Afro-American high school rowing team in the nation (made up of young men from the West Side of Chicago, many of whom were from rival gangs, all coming together to row in the same boat.) The story is based on Arshay Cooper’s self-published memoir.

The boys of ’36, trailer (2016)

In 1936, nine working-class young men from the University of Washington took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression.

Zweier ohne, trailer (2008)

Die Geschichte einer bedindungslosen Freundschaft – verfilmt nach der gleichnamigen Novelle von Dirk Kurbjuweit – mit Tino Mewes, Jacob Matschenz und Sophie Rogall.

A hero for Daisy, trailer (2006?)

Featuring two-time Olympian and Yale rower, Chris Ernst, who galvanized her rowing team to protest the substandard conditions facing female athletes in the 1970s. On a cold rainy day in 1976, Ernst led her teammates to the athletic director’s office, where they stripped, baring bodies emblazoned with the phrase TITLE IX in blue marker. This event rocketed around the globle, leaving an indelible imprint on the nation in terms of what gender equity really meant.

Sommersturm, trailer (2004)

Dare to be, trailer (2015)

Dare to Be is a documentary film not only on the sport of rowing, but also a film on the human spirit. It follows a series of rowers ranging from novice girls to women training for the Olympics, as they overcome obstacles and seek greatness. We learn along their journey that greatness can come in many forms and should not always be measured by traditional concepts of success, but rather by individual triumphs. Essentially suggesting that athletes can define what success looks like to them – not coming in last place, beating a rival, medaling for the first time, qualifying for nationals, or winning an Olympic gold medal.

Gold fever, volledige documentaire (2015)

Gold Fever was the BBC documentary which followed Steve Redgrave and his coxless four team in the years leading up to Sydney.

The crew, volledige documentaire (2019)

A groundbreaking documentary that delves into the world of high school rowing with one of Australia’s leading crews. Nudgee College provides an exclusive look inside the 2019 GPS Rowing journey of their 1st VIII. Led by third year veteran and school leader Pat Long, the crew of accomplished student-athletes – including new Year 10 cox Darcy Carmody – look to regain the O’Connor Cup in the Queensland GPS Premiership chase while also taking on the nation’s best in the NSW State Finals and National Championships. Coached by the charismatic John Bowes, the boys juggle study, work and training as the excitement of the Head Of The River regatta draws near.

Gold brothers, korte documentaire (2015)

Training camp in Pisa during february 2015 with the croatian double.

The social network, trailer (2010)

David Fincher’s The Social Network is the stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humor, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website’s unfathomable success. With a complex, incisive screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a brilliant cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network bears witness to the birth of an idea that rewove the fabric of society even as it unraveled the friendship of its creators.

A fine balance, volledige documentaire (2013)

Backwards, trailer (2012)

Abigail Brooks has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a “normal life” along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team, she quits in haste.

Pull like a dog, trailer (2016)

In August 2016 Gary and Paul O’Donovan, two young rowers from the south west of Ireland, came from nowhere to become household names after bolting their way to silver medal success at the Rio Olympics. Not only did they become the first ever Irish rowers to bring home Olympic medals but within a week Paul also went on to become the fastest singles lightweight rower on the planet at the World Championships. This special one-hour documentary follows the O’Donovan brothers as they return to their parish of Lisheen and Skibbereen rowing club in the aftermath of their success. With catch phrases like ‘Pull Like A Dog’ and ‘Stheak and Spuds’ these two young men have succeeded in warming the hearts of a nation and changed the way we look at this minority sport.