This article discusses 5 films like No Limit you must watch.
No Limit is a French film streaming on Netflix that follows a passionate, intense love affair between a young woman named Roxana and Pascal Gauthier, a world champion free diver. The two lovers travel across the world with each other, moving from competition to competition, as Pascal teaches Roxana the dangerous, intoxicating allure of free diving. Soon, they both become increasingly obsessed with each other and the sport, with no end in sight. The film is inspired by a true story and is written and directed by David M. Rosenthal, whose other films have not had the best reviews. Mixing passionate, toxic romance with freediving is a niche in the world of cinema, so here are 5 films that share elements with No Limit.
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Last Breath (2019)
If the free diving part of No Limit was what interested you the most, then check out Last Breath. A critically-acclaimed documentary directed by Richard da Costa and Alex Parkinson, Last Breath tells the story of a 2012 diving incident when diver Chris Lemmons’ umbilical cord snapped, trapping him 100 meters under the sea without light and only a tiny amount of oxygen left in his tank. It’s a gripping, well-made doc, and if you have even the slightest fear of the ocean–prepare for your palms to get real sweaty.
It’s not a particularly good movie, but Pressure is another film that explores the unique anxiety and drama that comes from diving deep in the ocean. After their boat sinks, four men are trapped on the bottom of the ocean and must find a way to get back to the surface.
This may be a seemingly odd addition to this list, as Whiplash has neither free diving nor passionate romance in it, but Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated masterpiece is one of the greatest explorations of obsession and the depths it can take you to.
The ocean is a terrifying thing. It’s also utterly captivating, something that the characters of No Limit understand and are obsessed with. Adrift is another great example of the terrifying nature of ocean, and it also features a pretty solid romance between Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin.
The Reef (2010)
Yes, this is a shark movie, which No Limit most definitely is not, but it also features a great bit of scuba diving, and continues this list’s exploration of how horrifying the ocean really is.
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