While we all probably wish we were seaside this summer, some of us are landlocked, which means we need to look elsewhere for a bit of salty air. That’s where this list comes in. Movies are my favorite way to dip my toes into the sea when I can’t do that for real. Plus, these classic Watkins films include a good dose of adventure and pirates. It’s a necessary summertime element.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: When you heard the word “pirate”, I know this is what came to mind. While I enjoy them all, Dearest Carl maintains that this is the best so when we go adventuring with Captain Jack Sparrow, we watch the first movie in the series.
Swiss Family Robinson: Dearest Carl and his family grew up watching the Swiss Family Robinson so naturally it was a Christmas present for him at one point after we were married. It really is a classic, family friendly adventure that has everything from pirates to shipwrecks to exotic animals to legendary treehouses.
In The Heart Of The Sea: I would definitely say this movie has more thriller than only an adventure. It will give you visions of Moby Dick and his white whale chasing while keeping things a little more real life with grimy ships and sunburned lips. Plus, you get an epic soundtrack that will encourage you to forget the neighbors and turn it up.
Muppet Treasure Island: If you ever wanted to see Kermit the frog in a captain’s hat, here is a movie that will make your dreams come true. The muppets take a well known story and adapt it into their own fun and silly version, complete with song and dance.
Horatio Hornblower: Meet one of my very favorite literary characters. There are eight movie length episodes in the series that follows Horatio Hornblower from a seasick midshipman to honorable upright commander in the British Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. It’s quite the saga and a great option for those wanting a good story to really sink into this summer.
What seaside movies are your go to summer flicks?
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