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Movies About Water

This is an example of the plentiful recommendations we have in store for Summer Reading, which starts Monday, June 21st.

Summer Reading should be fun, right? What could be more fun than a delightfully romantic film?

I know where I'm going — simply one of the best romantic films ever. Shot in the gorgeous western islands of Scotland, the ocean is practically one of the characters in this movie.

Fool's gold — Lost treaure? Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson? Sign me up.

Houseboat — Cary Grant stars as a widowed dad living on a houseboat--who just happens to hire Sophia Loren as a governess.

Three coins in the fountain — It had me at Louis Jourdan.

An affair to remember — It may end at the Empire State Building, but it all starts on a ship.

Operation petticoat — Okay, Okay. This is the third Cary Grant film on my list, but, really — Cary Grant — what's not to like?

The African Queen — has it all: drama, romance, adventure and incredible acting from Hepburn and Bogart.


Romance is great... ...but how about a little action?

The hunt for Red October — Alec Baldwin + Sean Connery + Submarines = Epic win

U-571 — A World War II submarine and espionage thriller. If you're looking for more submarines, try K-19, Crimson Tide, das Boot, or The Abyss.

Captain Horatio Hornblower — A classic film based on the classic series of novels.

Splash — Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah devise a clever plot to rule the ocean in this perennial action favorite. See also The Little Mermaid

Master and commander: the far side of the world — Russell Crowe can really kick butt.

Jaws — I think this one has to do with sharks.

Titanic — No joke: despite the sappy love story, this film is an action-packed James Cameron vehicle.

Have your own suggestions? Post them in the comments for others to enjoy!


Mon, 2010-06-21 09:52
Down Periscope - Hilarious movie that all takes place on a submarine.
Asha George
Mon, 2010-06-21 17:51
Jason and the Argonauts - sea-faring adventure
Tue, 2010-06-29 20:11
crimson tide is also an excellent movie
Brad Czerniak
Wed, 2010-06-30 09:10
Thank you for all your suggestions. You can find Jason and the Argonauts and Crimson Tide in our catalog:

Jason and the Argonauts [videodisc] by Hallmark Entertainment

Crimson tide [videodisc] by Hollywood Pictures