7 movies that make us dream of being on a beach
For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to live in a sunny coastal town or on a remote island, it’s not often that we get to experience these tropical paradises, especially since a certain pandemic hit. Fortunately, Hollywood seems to have a thing for beautiful beaches. From the sandy shores of the Greek island of Skopelos in the musical hit Mama Mia! to the rip-curling waves of California as seen in the film and the series sequel Breaking pointthere are plenty of opportunities on screen for us to experience beauty from the comfort of our couches which for many is the closest we’re going to get for some time.
Below is a list of 7 movies that make us wish we were on a beach, based on how beautiful it is and the overall fun factor we experience on said beach. Please note: Jaws was not included; despite the rather attractive beach, this shark may have spoiled the overall experience a bit.
seven Breaking point
We’re obviously talking about the 1991 cult classic starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze and not the Abyssal 2015 remake. Breaking point, Keanu Reeves plays an FBI agent who goes deep as a bodied California surfer to infiltrate a group of bank robbers who also love to surf. It’s basically The fast and the furious but with surfboards instead of automobiles. Shot in the most beautiful places in California – Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and Venice – the beaches are almost as beautiful as Patrick Swayze’s luscious blonde locks.
Anyone who was there in the 90s remembers Baywatch, for a number of different reasons, I’m sure. The show and its stars, David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson and Carmen Elektra, were ubiquitous at the time. The show has become a cultural phenomenon, so it’s no surprise that it was later adapted into a feature film in 2016, this time starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as our hunky heroes. While Baywatch wasn’t exactly a hit with critics, it showcased the beauty of Miami, Florida’s “Magic City”. With miles of delightful beaches, anyone just has to be persuaded to board a direct flight as soon as possible, especially if they know they will be in the safe hands of the Rock, should something go wrong in Wed.
5 lilo and stitch
This masterfully animated Walt Disney Classic manages to perfectly capture the beauty of Hawaii’s golden beaches, and more. The story of the film revolves around two mischievous little hellraisers, Lilo, a cheeky young girl and a blue koala-like alien creature called Stitch. Despite the craziness, hijinks, and alien shenanigans happening everywhere, the scenic Hawaiian backdrop never looks less appealing. The watercolor backgrounds of the Disney crew contrasting with the vibrant foregrounds of palm trees and sandy shores are enough to draw even the most parochial people to Aloha State. yes we know Lilo & Stitch is just an animation, but come on.
4 Forget Sarah Marshall
Written by and starring Jason Segel, this Judd Apatow-produced film was a commercial and box office success upon its release, and it’s not hard to see why. Alongside Jason Segel, audiences are treated to some of the best comedic performances from Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hil and Russell Brand. Forget Sarah Marshall manages to mix well the gross humor with the real pathos and emotion and the setting is beautiful. After Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell) abruptly ends her relationship with Peter (Segel), he decides to take a trip to Hawaii to clear his head only to find out she’s at the same resort with her new rock boyfriend. British star (played by Russell Brand at his best, doing his best Keith Richards impersonation). Not ideal, as you imagine, but at least it all takes place on one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
3 Mama Mia!
Your Appreciation of the 2008 Jukebox Musical Mama Mia! is likely to be based on your position on Abba’s music. Abba is one of the most successful pop groups of all time, but there’s no denying that their cheese-laden songs are somewhat divisive. The same can be said for the movie. Not trying to get too deep, this summer blockbuster is one of the world’s most successful musical films of all time. That’s not to say it’s not without criticism, with The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw giving it one star and expressing a “need to throw up” while watching. Regardless of your opinions on movies or music, there’s no denying the beauty of its setting. Filmed on the tiny Greek island of Skopelos, the island’s rustic charm and secluded shores are enough to make even the biggest Abba skeptics want to be invited to this Skopelos wedding.
Another Disney animated entry, but this time computer generated, and the location is an unknown remote Polynesian island. Moana has it all: great original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina, an excellent voice cast including Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House and Temuera Morrison, and a delightful story with lots of action, adventure and heart. As we’ve come to expect from Disney, the animation is second to none, and with so much of the story revolving around water, careful attention is paid to every ripple of every wave, giving you the impression of being able to feel it. flows through your fingers.
1 The beach
The beach is a 2000 drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the 1996 Alex Garland novel of the same name. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton and Robert Carlyle and was filmed on the incredibly idyllic Thai island of Ko Phi Phi Le. Alright, so this movie descends into chaos involving sex, drugs, murder, and betrayal, but if you’re able to put all that aside, you’ll notice how amazing the “beach” is. Unfortunately, it has been reported that the “real” paradise beach it was filmed on was badly damaged as a result of production. Additionally, due to the sheer beauty on display, there has been a significant increase in beach tourism as a result of the film. This too caused environmental damage to the bay and nearby coral reefsprompting the Thai authorities to close the beach until 2021. If you look The beach teaches us something, it is to respect its environment.
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