We love the sights and sounds of the coast. We also love movies. So, it’s only natural that we love movies that showcase the beach.
Today we’re sharing our seven all-time favorite beach movies. We’ll show you ours, but only if you show us yours – on our social media pages!
Now, let’s dim the lights … roll the cameras … and prepare for action and our magnificent seven:
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Perhaps we’re showing our age, but we still get a kick out of this zany ‘60s flick starring that favorite screen couple, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Reader’s Digest calls it “the most famous of the ‘beach party’ films of the 1960s” and “sunny, silly, and sappy!” We call it fun.
Steven Spielberg’s ode to beaches and the terror that may be lurking nearby hasn’t scared us away from the ocean or the coast. This film features plenty of great beach scenes and star power with Roy Scheider as the scaredy cat-turned-hero police chief, Richard Dreyfuss as the scar-sharing shark expert, and Robert Shaw as the gruff but lovable boat captain. Any more accolades and we’re gonna need a bigger boat!
Cast Away (2000)
We had a ball watching this Tom Hanks hit about a stranded man and his unlikely pal, a volleyball. Hanks and his non-speaking co-star, Wilson, manage to work as much screen magic as Penn and Teller – and you can’t beat the beautiful sand and surf shots.
Point Break (1991)
This offbeat buddy flick pairs Keanu Reeves as the former football star-turned-FBI agent Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as the adrenaline junkie surfer/bank robber Bodhi. After a fifth screening we got around to admiring the beach and waves as well as the Hollywood hunks. The storyline ain’t too shabby either.
Blue Hawaii (1961)
White, sandy beaches. Lush tropical scenery. A ukulele-playing Elvis. Who could ask for anything more? Okay, so maybe the plot is a bit thin, but so too is Elvis and that makes it easy on the eyes for us!
Blue Crush (2002)
When you cross beautiful bikini-clad babes with eye-catching ocean scenery and a bit of comeback kid storyline inspiration, you get an always satisfying Blue Crush. Featuring Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez as best friends prepping for a surf competition, this film is eye candy for girl watchers and beach lovers alike.
Blue Lagoon (1980)
Okay, so the storyline is a tad on the sappy side, but you can’t beat the stunning cinematography of this deserted island tropical paradise that becomes home to just-as-stunning shipwrecked kids Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins. The flick was far from a critical success, but it remains a guilty pleasure to us!
Now it’s your turn. Tell us about your favorite beach movie and you just might become a star on our social media!