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1. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 138,259 | Gross: $58.06M

2. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus

Votes: 85,239 | Gross: $27.09M

3. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 139,144 | Gross: $43.22M

4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 248,062 | Gross: $63.17M

5. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 107,251 | Gross: $55.12M

6. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 32,684 | Gross: $1.54M

7. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 150,673 | Gross: $145.79M

8. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 41,727 | Gross: $43.85M

9. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, Jude Akuwudike

Votes: 86,828 | Gross: $68.67M

10. Adore (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 29,742 | Gross: $0.32M

11. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 241,800 | Gross: $71.99M

12. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 128,885 | Gross: $80.01M

13. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 24,834

14. SPF-18 (2017)

PG-13 | 75 min | Romance

3.3
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18-year-old Penny Cooper spent years pining for Johnny Sanders Jr., but when a mysterious musician shows up on the beach, Penny is torn.

Director: Alex Israel | Stars: Carson Meyer, Noah Centineo, Bianca A. Santos, Jackson White

Votes: 3,252

15. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 14,667

16. Blue Crush (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.7
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61 Metascore

As a hard-core surfer girl prepares for a big competition, she finds herself falling for a football player.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake

Votes: 28,535 | Gross: $40.39M

17. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 43,447

18. Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.1
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes

Votes: 1,136

19. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 41,642 | Gross: $58.17M

20. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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42 Metascore

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee King | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson, Kimberley Davies

Votes: 5,177 | Gross: $0.27M

21. Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

4.8
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MTV follows eight teens living in Laguna Beach nearing the end of high school and beginning the next chapter of their lives.

Stars: Kristin Cavallari, Talan Torriero, Stephen Colletti, Lauren Conrad

Votes: 3,423

22. Teen Beach Movie (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

5.9
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Two surfing lovers, whose doomed relationship is nearing to a close, find themselves swept into a a dimension traversing wave that sends them into a beach movie musical in the 60's.

Director: Jeffrey Hornaday | Stars: Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Gracie Gillam, Garrett Clayton

Votes: 8,202

23. Airborne (1993)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

6.2
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Mitchell Goosen is sixteen/seventeen year old kid from California who loves to surf and roller blade. Yet, his parents, who are two zoologists were given a grant to work in Australia. The ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Shane McDermott, Seth Green, Brittney Powell, Chris Conrad

Votes: 5,888 | Gross: $2.85M

24. Surf's Up (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

Directors: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 62,770 | Gross: $58.87M

25. Muriel's Wedding (1994)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

A young social outcast in Australia steals money from her parents to finance a vacation where she hopes to find happiness, and perhaps love.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter, Sophie Lee

Votes: 32,331 | Gross: $15.19M

26. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.3
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36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 18,819 | Gross: $29.00M

27. Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison

Votes: 44,967 | Gross: $41.03M

28. Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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56 Metascore

In Colombia, a young surfer meets the woman of his dreams - and then meets her uncle, Pablo Escobar.

Director: Andrea Di Stefano | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet

Votes: 19,455 | Gross: $0.11M

29. Just Friends (2018 TV Movie)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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6 time Award winning romantic comedy about two young men, from mixed backgrounds, falling love ...and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.

Director: Annemarie van de Mond | Stars: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jenny Arean, Tanja Jess

Votes: 1,287

30. Men at Work (1990)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Two garbage men uncover a conspiracy involving illegal toxic waste dumping and decide to bring the whole operation down.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope, Keith David

Votes: 21,163 | Gross: $16.25M

31. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.7
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66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 19,474 | Gross: $0.14M

32. Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2015)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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53 Metascore

In the well-to-do suburbs of a small town, a group of pretty average, well-adjusted sixteen and seventeen year olds are ordinary adolescents who take a singular path.

Director: Eva Husson | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Marilyn Lima, Lorenzo Lefèbvre, Daisy Broom

Votes: 2,167

33. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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45 Metascore

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson | Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 29,020 | Gross: $6.00M

34. Kaboom (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

5.7
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64 Metascore

A sexually "undeclared" college freshman's clairvoyant/prophetic dreams are the first sign that something very strange is going on involving his class-mates -- with him at the center.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Chris Zylka, Roxane Mesquida

Votes: 11,871 | Gross: $0.12M

35. The Big Bounce (2004)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

4.9
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42 Metascore

A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Sara Foster

Votes: 17,104 | Gross: $6.47M

36. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.7
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34 Metascore

An FBI agent reprises his disguise as a corpulent old lady and takes a job as a nanny in a crime suspect's house.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Zachary Levi

Votes: 37,855 | Gross: $70.17M

37. John from Cincinnati (2007)

55 min | Drama

7.2
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In Imperial Beach, California, the dysfunctional Yost family intersects with two new arrivals to the community: a dim-but-wealthy surfing enthusiast and man spurned by the Yosts years ago.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Greyson Fletcher, Willie Garson, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 4,508

38. Summerland (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident.

Stars: Lori Loughlin, Merrin Dungey, Ryan Kwanten, Jesse McCartney

Votes: 3,456

40. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.1
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When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn | Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange, Ali Hillis

Votes: 16,172

41. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 7,207 | Gross: $4.92M

42. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 5,541

43. American Beach House (2015)

90 min | Comedy

2.4
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What happens when six lucky strangers, three handsome young guys and three beautiful sexy young women, from all over the world, win a random contest-- an all expenses paid trip to an ... See full summary »

Director: Straw Weisman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Lorenzo Lamas, Martin Belmana, Christiane Kroll

Votes: 788

44. North Shore (1987)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »

Director: William Phelps | Stars: Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin

Votes: 2,088 | Gross: $3.83M

45. L!fe Happens (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.6
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44 Metascore

A comedy centered on two best friends, Kim and Deena, who fight to maintain normalcy in their lives after Kim gets pregnant and has a baby.

Director: Kat Coiro | Stars: Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson, Geoff Stults

Votes: 7,242 | Gross: $2.00M

46. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,275 | Gross: $0.87M

47. Rocket Power (1999–2004)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Four friends and their daily lives of playing extreme sports, surfing, and getting into some crazy situations.

Stars: Joseph Ashton, Shayna Fox, John Kassir, Ray Bumatai

Votes: 7,319

48. Seven (1979)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Hawaii has fallen under the control of a ruthless cartel of seven gangsters. The FBI acquires the services of an ex-agent turned assassin Drew Savano (William Smith) who in turn assemble a team of seven hitmen to stop them.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: William Smith, Barbara Leigh, Guich Koock, Christopher Joy

Votes: 470

49. Back to the Beach (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.

Director: Lyndall Hobbs | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Lori Loughlin, Tommy Hinkley

Votes: 2,537 | Gross: $13.11M

50. The Allnighter (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »

Director: Tamar Simon Hoffs | Stars: Susanna Hoffs, Dedee Pfeiffer, Joan Cusack, John Terlesky

Votes: 999 | Gross: $2.70M



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