Here are a few critically acclaimed movies that feature stunning beach settings:

  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001) This Mexican coming-of-age drama follows two teenagers and an older woman on a road trip that leads them to a secluded beach. The film's beautiful cinematography captures the raw beauty of the Mexican coast.

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  • Cast Away (2000) Tom Hanks delivers an Oscar-nominated performance in this survival drama about a FedEx employee stranded on a deserted island. The film's portrayal of isolation and resilience is made even more powerful by the vastness of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • On the Beach (1959) Gregory Peck stars in this Cold War drama about a group of people in Australia awaiting a deadly nuclear fallout. The film's stark portrayal of the apocalypse is contrasted by the beauty of the Australian beaches.

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  • The Big Blue (1988) This French biographical drama tells the story of two real-life freedivers, Jacques Mayol and Enzo Maiorca, who push the limits of human diving in their competition. The film's underwater cinematography is breathtaking, and the story is both captivating and tragic.

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These are just a few examples, of course. There are many other great movies that have been shot on beaches. What kind of movie are you in the mood for? Please share in comments! 


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