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Our editors give two thumbs up for 10 great beach films.

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Gidget (1959)

Gidget (1959)

The quintessential fun-in-the-sun beach movie, Gidget lacks only a spontaneous choreographed dance moment à la Frankie and Annette. Of course, if it weren't for the pioneering of Sandra Dee's sweet-as-pie Gidget, we never would've shaken and shimmied at the Beach Blanket Bingo all those years ago. This coming-of-age tale teaches us that tomboys can be hot chicks, too, and tough guys aren't always what they seem. Follow little Frances Lawrence as she surfs the waves of life and love―and the ocean―with the help of surprisingly upstanding surf bum/hunks Moondoggie and The Big Kahuna. In the words of Gidget, "Honest to goodness, it's the absolute ultimate!" ―Abigail Millwood


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