Beach ready or not, here are 25 glimpses of stars on big-screen shorelines, from John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in "Grease" to Ursula Address in "Dr. No."
A regular guy (Tom Hanks) encounters a beautiful naked blonde (Daryl Hannah) who emerged from the sea. Just one catch ...
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Grace Kelly, the chicest of director Alfred Hitchcock's icy blondes, lounges on the beach at Cannes with Cary Grant, who plays the French Resistance hero turned French Riviera jewel thief known as the Cat.
Panic on the Fourth of July as a Great White moves in for the kill.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Runners jog along the shoreline in Scotland as the stirring theme to "Chariots of Fire" swells in the background in the movie's iconic opening scene.
In the title role, Sandra Dee meets beach bum/surf gang leader, the Big Kahuna. But her heart belongs to Moondoggie.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
The "Gone With the Wind" of '60s beach party movies featuring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon. The scene we remember best: teenagers shimmying in the sand.
Terms of Endearment (1983)
"Wind in the hair! Lead in the pencil!" The astronaut (Jack Nicholson) blasts along the water's edge in his silver Stingray—until his date (Shirley MacLaine) hits the breaks and they both end up in the drink.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
"I never knew it could be like this." Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in the most iconic beach scene of all time.
Composer George Webber (Dudley Moore), in the throes of a midlife crisis, fantasizes about a braided beauty (Bo Derek) at a Mexican resort.
C.C. (Bette Midler) and Hillary (Barbara Hershey) back where they belong, after years of feuding and friendship.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
A medieval knight (Max von Sydow) plays chess with Death in the Ingmar Berman classic. A long way from "Beach Blanket Bingo."
Dr. No (1961)
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, the original Bond Girl, stepping out of the Caribbean in that white belted bikini.
Die Another Day (2002)
Four decades later, in the 20th James Bond movie, Halle Berry pays homage to Ursula Andress.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sugar Kane, aka Marilyn Monroe, tries to sweet-talk "Junior" (Tony Curtis), a Shell Oil heir who appears interested only in the stock market. (He: "You play the market?" She: "No, the ukulele—and I sing too!")
Planet of the Apes (1968)
"You maniacs! You blew it up!" The reaction of astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) when he sees the beached remains of the Statue of Liberty and realizes he's on planet Earth—after a nuclear apocalypse.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
In this Mexican coming-of-age story, a somewhat older woman (Spanish actress Maribel Verdú) shows two teenage boys that sex on the beach is more than just a cocktail.
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Aloha, Elvis. Back in paradise after his stint in the Army, the King of Rock and Roll "can't help falling in love."
Building sand castles, frolicking in the waves—their love story begins on the beach at the end of what Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) tells Danny (John Travolta) was "the best summer of my life."
The Big Lebowski (1998)
After botching the eulogy and the scattering of Donny's ashes on the rocky Pacific coastline, Walter (John Goodman) hugs the Dude (Jeff Bridges) and finally says the appropriate thing: "Come on, Dude ... Let's go bowling."
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Baby Jane (Bette Davis) reverts to childhood as her paralyzed sister Blanche (Joan Crawford) tells all, revealing a dark secret and then dying in the sand. Creepiest beach scene ever.
Cast Away (2000)
Stranded Fed-Ex employee Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) argues with the only friend he has on this deserted island in the South Pacific, a volleyball named Wilson.
The Piano (1993)
The surreal image of a mute Scotswoman (Holly Hunter) and her piano, after a ship deposits her and her daughter on a New Zealand beach.
Point Break (1991)
In this beach fight scene, Tone (the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis) and his gang of surfer bank robbers face off with an undercover FBI agent played by Keanu Reeves.
Manina, the Girl in the Bikini (1952)
Seventeen-year-old Brigitte Bardot on the Mediterranean coast. When her father saw stills from the movie, he sued the production company (and lost). The bikini was still considered scandalous in the U.S., where the film wasn't released until 1958.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
That last scene: Red (Morgan Freeman), finally released on parole, reunites with his friend Andy (Tim Robbins) on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Free at last.
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