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Kathryn Bigelow's action classic combines love of the beach, surfing and bank robbing.
Keanu Reeves stars in the movie as an FBI agent who infiltrates a crew of surfing bank robbers, led by Patrick Swayze. The two form an unlikely bond that tests the bounds of friendship, all while riding those big summer waves in style.
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The movie that's made generations of moviegoers afraid to go in the water is also the perfect beach movie to give you that summer feeling.
Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic "Jaws" is the story of a shark terrorizing the residents and vacationers of a seaside town on the 4th of July weekend.
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Few movies scream summer by the sea quite like the "Mamma Mia!", based on the jukebox broadway musical filled with classic ABBA hits.
Amanda Seyfried stars its eh film about a young woman getting married, who learns that her father may be one of three men her mother, played by Meryl Streep, had love affairs with before she was born.
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It wouldn't be a proper list of beach-themed movies without mentioning Danny Boyle's 2000 thriller "The Beach", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, hot off his "Titanic" success.
Based on the novel by "Ex Machina" creator Alex Garland, the film stars DiCaprio as a young American seeking adventure comes into possession of a map leading to a rumoured island paradise. But not everything is as idyllic as it seams.
'How Stella Got Her Groove Back'
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There's nothing like going to the beaches of Jamaica for a vacation and meeting the man of your dreams.
Angela Bassett stars in this classic 1998 romantic comedy-drama, playing a 40-year-old taking a break from her life as a stockbroker only to be swept away by a handsome younger man played by Taye Diggs.
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For those who want the beach all to themselves, "Cast Away" might be the movie for you.
The Robert Zemeckis hit stars Tom Hanks as a FedEx worker whose plane crashes on a deserted island, leaving him to fend for himself (and his trusty volleyball Wilson) all alone while trying to get home.
'50 First Dates'
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore re-teamed what proved to be one of the most beloved rom-coms of the '00s in the Hawaii-set "50 First Dates".
In the film, Sandler plays a man trying to woo Barrymore, who just happens to suffer from short-term memory loss, waking up each morning forgetting everything that happened to her the day before.
Along with all the romance and laughs, the film simply shouts "summer" with its beachside setting, gorgeous views of the Hawaiian coast, and Hawaiian shirts for days.
'The Endless Summer'
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One of the most iconic documentaries of all time, the 1966 film "The Endless Summer" takes viewers into the burgeoning surfing scene all over the world.
The doc follows surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as the tour surfing destinations from Australia and New Zealand, to Hawaii, Senegal, Ghana and more.
The film was followed by a sequel in 1994.
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Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sanoe Lake starred in the ultimate surfing movie of the '00s, "Blue Crush", about three friends who live for nothing more than the surf the shores of Hawaii, soaking in the sun and sand in the process.
'Psycho Beach Party'
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Summer is the perfect time for a beach party, but not all beach parties are fun and games.
The 2000 horror comedy "Psycho Beach Party" stars Lauren Ambrose as an aspiring surfer who begins showing signs of multiple personalities, experiencing blackouts, and worrying that she might be the one responsible for a series of horrific murders in her beachside town.