Blue Hawaii #4 Best Beach Movie

WGAL news reports on the Top Five Beach Movies of all time.

Over the decades, beaches have been a favourite Hollywood setting for everything from coming-of-age flicks to stunning documentaries and summer romances -- from innocent Annette Funicello films to the far, far steamier. If you can't get to a sandy shore this summer, let the movies take you there.

Here are five of the best beach movies ever.
1. Y Tu Mama Tambien
2. The Endless Summer,
3. Gidget,
4. Blue Hawaii,
5. Castaway

It notes of Blue Hawaii... Elvis Presley is remembered for dreamy love songs and establishment-rattling rock-and-roll. But he was also a Hollywood beach stud, appearing in the likes of "Girls Girls Girls" (1962), "Paradise Hawaiian Style" (1966) and "Clambake" (1967).

"Blue Hawaii" was the first of his beach-bod-bearing roles and was perhaps the biggest commercial success of his film career. Sure, the story is kind of lame -- Presley's Chad returns from the Army and rebels against his father, refusing to go to work at dad's [eye roll here] ... pineapple business.

But the musical comedy is a time capsule of a simpler era, brilliantly lit by sunny nostalgia, and it amounts to a cheesy but fun bit of film. It also has some beautiful beach scenery for its time and includes 14 songs that helped make the soundtrack a Billboard chart topper, including "Can't Help Falling In Love." Angela Lansbury co-stars in an over-the-top role as Elvis' mother.

Source: Elvis Information Network / Updated: Jul 21, 2010 

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Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 22, 2010report abuse
Not a big fan of Blue Hawaii, but beach movies should be about sun, sand, and surf. Castaway does not qualify to be on this list (maybe a survival movie list!) , but BH does. Bad list.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 22, 2010report abuse
I love most of Elvis' movies and even enjoy the not-so-good ones such as "Harum Scarum" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style", but comparing "Blue Hawaii" to "Castaway" is a really hard thing to do. Yes, they both feature beaches, but come on! Talk about comparing "pine" apples to oranges.
francieep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 21, 2010report abuse
I loved Castaway, but Blue Hawaii should have at least been number two. I guess we will have to take what we can get.
Judy_Fairytale (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 21, 2010report abuse
Should have been #1 but #4 is good.

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