Check out our list of the eight best movies to watch if you love the sea
If there’s one thing for sure, our summer campers absolutely love the sea! We could all do with some escapism right now until it is safe to travel again so check out our list of the eight best movies to watch if you love the sea.
My Octopus Teacher
A relatively new film having only been made in 2020, this Oscar nominated tale, tells the story of a diver and his unlikely friend: an octopus. Set underwater in a Kelp Farm in South Africa, it is a heartwarming story that invokes a calm and serene feeling in the viewer.
Pirates of the Caribbean
With its action packed storyline and star studded cast, this movie set across the Caribbean seas is a real crowd pleaser. Firmly rooted in fiction, not fact, its offers escapism, drama and lots of laughs, as you follow the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his fellow shipmates around the Caribbean.
This Pixar classic cartoon follows the journey of Nemo, his friends and Nemo’s father after Nemo gets lost in the Great Barrier Reef. The vivid colours and fun characters capture a magical underwater world that we humans could only hope of encountering. True escapism under the sea.
Tom Hanks stars in this action-packed adventure movie, which tells the story of a businessman who finds himself on a desert island after an airplane crash and undergoes a physical and emotional transformation. If you ever wondered how you might survive on a desert island then this is the movie for you.
Although this is a not a cult movie, Blue Crush is worth watching for the fact that this is the first surfing movie to feature women as the lead characters. Set in Hawaii, the film follows the story of Anne Marie (Kate Bosworth), a surfer preparing for Pipe Masters, a big-time surfing competition. Expect stunning visuals of Hawaii’s beautiful nature and awesome surfing from female superstars.
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This fun-filled comedy-slash-action movie details the journey of a scuba diver (Matthew McConaughey) and his partners as they try to find the hidden treasure of a Spanish shipwreck. It’s a great family friendly film which offers lots of charm, humour and easy entertainment during lockdown.
This biographical film is a drama about the life of American surfer, Jay Moriarity, as he sets a target to ride the Mavericks one of the biggest tidal waves in the world. He enlists the help of a local surfing legend to reach his dream. Expect turquoise sea and beautiful shots of California.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi tells the tale of Pi Patel who finds himself trapped on a lifeboat with hyena and male Bengal tiger. It is a Canadian novel beautifully adapted by Ang Lee to work on screen. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the animals aboard must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.
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