Life’s a Beach: The 20 Hottest Beachy Movie Moments

'Dr. No'
'Dr. No'
James Bond is a man who loves a woman on the beach. And Ursula Andress knew her way around a beach. And sweet knife belts.
United Artists
'The Blue Lagoon'
'The Blue Lagoon'
OK, maybe they were technically cousins, but I mean, they were from Victorian times so that sort of thing was the norm. Either way, people were willing to let that slide in order to enjoy the sights of Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins' beachy-keen sexual awakening.
Columbia Pictures
'The Sure Thing'
'The Sure Thing'
One sure thing about Nicollette Sheridan: she looks really good on a beach.
Embassy Pictures
'10'
'10'
Bo Derek, running down a beach, in a skintone-hued bathing suit. Do we really need to say anything else?
Warner Bros. Pictures
'From Here To Eternity'
'From Here To Eternity'
Quite possibly the most iconic beach-related sexytimes in the history of cinema, Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr steamed up the screens of 1950s cinema houses everywhere.
Columbia Pictures
'Casino Royale'
'Casino Royale'
James Bond: humunah, humunah, humunah!
Columbia Pictures
'Blue Crush'
'Blue Crush'
Pretty girls being badass surfer athletes with multi-colored eyes certainly seem like a recipe for beach-time hotness.
Universal Pictures
'Die Another Day'
'Die Another Day'
Halle Berry's nod to 'Dr. No' was only slightly overshadowed by how ridiculously amazing she looked emerging from the rolling ocean waters in that orange bikini.
MGM
'Blue Hawaii'
'Blue Hawaii'
Elvis Presley playing a ukulele in short-shorts: need we say more, America?
Paramount Pictures
'Castaway'
'Castaway'
Oliver Reed may not be everyone's taste, but all-out sexytimes on a deserted island sound pretty hot to us.
Cannon Film Distributors
'And God Created Woman'
'And God Created Woman'
...and then he put that woman (Brigitte Bardot) on a beach. And it was good.
Kingsley-International Pictures
'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'
'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'
The moment that re-started it all for Demi Moore: who says middle-age has to look anything but preternaturally perfect?
Columbia Pictures
'Gidget'
'Gidget'
50s era summer fling films — maybe a little G rated for 2013, but those beach scenes, like in 'Gidget,' were hot for the time.
Columbia Pictures
'Some Like It Hot'
'Some Like It Hot'
Yeah...jazz! Real hot! Especially when it involves Ms. Marilyn Monroe.
United Artists
'Y Tu Mama Tambien'
'Y Tu Mama Tambien'
Wouldn't you want to be in a man sandwich featuring Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal? That Maribel Verdú was one lucky woman (and they, lucky young men).
IFC Films
'Splash'
'Splash'
Daryl Hannah as a mermaid on the beach.
Buena Vista Pictures
'The Beach'
'The Beach'
Probably one of the odder choices of Leonardo DiCaprio's career, 'The Beach' wasn't great but hoo boy some 90s-era Leo making out on the beach sure was.
20th Century Fox
'The Endless Summer'
'The Endless Summer'
Shirtless dudes in the 80s. All you need, really.
Bruce Brown Films
'The Notebook'
'The Notebook'
Damn you, Nicholas Sparks! Damn you straight to hell.
New Line Cinema
'Jaws'
'Jaws'
Running for your life before a giant super-shark comes and murders you? SO HOT. (Just trying to make sure you're still paying attention!)
Universal Pictures
Staff Writer Alicia Lutes is a corgi enthusiast from Connecticut living in Los Angeles. She loves Tina Fey, television, ugly things and really money cheese plates. Growing up, her grandfather frequently said, "you’re so god-damned good with words! You should do something with words with your life!" so she made it her quest to plaster her wordy witticisms across the Internet. She looks forward to retiring at the age of 80 and opening a fromagerie with a small army of wrinkly-faced and stumpy-legged dogs.

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