14 Ways to Get Your Beach Fix (the Quarantine Way) – #4 Watch a Beach Movie
There is no better way to reconnect with the shore than by curling up with a bowl of popcorn and losing yourself in a good beach movie. Here are our picks for the best beach-themed movies to help you get in the mood for the sand and surf.
If you like old movies
Gidget (1959) – The Gidget movie series features surfing teens in the 1950’s.
Beach Party (1963) – This classic beach movie features Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) – Beach Blanket Bingo is the name of the game when all sorts of beach shenanigans ensue for this group of teens in the 60s.
If you like surfing
Blue Crush (2012) – A surfer is preparing for the biggest competition of her life when she finds herself falling in love.
Soul Surfer (2011) – Surfing pro Bethany Hamilton loses her arm in a shark attack and overcomes all odds.
The Endless Summer (1966) – The ultimate surfing movie where the characters travel the world in search of the best waves.
If you like sea animals
Dolphin Tale (2011) – This is the true story of Winter, a young dolphin whose tail was badly damaged, and the people who rescued her.
Under the Sea (2009) – Award-winning documentary provides an immersive experience under the sea.
Oceans (2010) – Journey in to the depths of a ocean to discover the remarkable creatures who live under the sea.
If you like mermaids
Aquamarine (2006) – Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore.
Splash (1984) – A man who was once saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid falls in love with her 20 years later.
If you like Animation
Surf’s Up (2007) – A surf-loving penguin sets out to win a competition but learns a lot along the way.
Finding Nemo (2003) – Nemo gets lost in the ocean and his Dad enlists delightful Dory to help find him.
Moana (2016) – An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people.
If you like Rom Coms
Just Go With It (2011) – A successful plastic surgeon pretends to be unhappily married in order to meet women.
Something Borrowed (2011) – Rachel falls for her best friend’s fiance and neither relationship will ever be the same.
50 First Dates (2004) – Adam Sandler tries to woo a woman who suffers from short-term memory loss.
If you like drama on the high seas
The Perfect Storm (2000) – Based upon a true story, the crew of a fishing vessel is caught in the storm of the century.
Adrift (2018) – A couple is caught in a dangerous storm on their sail across the ocean.
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) – Johnny Depp plays Captain Jack Sparrow in this popular Disney flick.
If you like drama on the hot sand
Castaway (2000) – Tom Hanks plays the victim of a plane crash who is stranded on a deserted island.
Baywatch (2017) – Lifeguards are called upon to investigate a wave of dangerous crime.
Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) – An unlikely couple is stranded on a deserted island together.
If you like sharks
Jaws (1975) – The original beach-themed horror movie featuring an indestructible killer Great White.
The Shallows (2016) – Another surfer-meets-shark flick with pulse-racing action.
47 Meters Down (2017) – Two women go shark diving during vacation and end up in a horrifying situation.
If you love musicals
Grease (1978) – Boy meets girl at the beach in this popular movie.
Mama Mia (2008) – Upbeat musical featuring the music of Abba, filmed on the beautiful Greek island of Skopelos.
Teen Beach Movie (2015) – Two teens end up in a teen beach movie unexpectedly.