Getting wet on Netflix

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I just watched Luc Besson's Big Blue on Netflix. What a great movie for ocean lovers!
Its only just become available on Netflix and holds up really well after 22 years!!
I was wondering if anyone else had any great (or even crappy, but great) non-surfing, ocean based movies that are worth watching?
Here' 2 more from me -
The Deep - even just for the wet t-shirt scenes of Jacqui Bissett
20,000 Leagues under the Sea - Kirk Douglas singing Typhoon Tessy is a highlight along with the iconic rubber octopus wrestle!

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deetr0n
3 years ago

Waterworld - Perfect barrels off the coast of 'dry land turtle'.

sflo
3 years ago

i second waterworld. nothing better than the good ol' kevin!

H20MansLibrary
3 years ago

Jaws. Perfect movie.

Dingo
3 years ago

Aquarios, a short (23mins) independent film by Alexander Hofmann, continues the dolphin/human exchange theme. You can download it from iTunes - well worth the $1.99 IMHO

miggiesmalls
3 years ago

180 South (its on the instant netflix too!). Epic surfing/climbing adventuring movie following Jeff Johnson's recreation/adaptation of Yvan Chouinards (Patagonia founder) epic 10,000 mile road trip to Patagonia! Lots of stoke guaranteed!

Chadical
3 years ago

Dogtown & Z Boys... Also netflix streaming I believe. It's actually not aquatic (except for the surfing footage in the beginning). A documentary about the group of surfers that took surf style to skateboarding. Amazing home video footage and an interesting peek into the periphery of surfing lifestyle. Well worth the time

Dingo
3 years ago

And thanks to @lounar for posting Devil's Teeth earlier - exactly what I had in mind!
Living, dreaming and aging while diving urchin on the Farallones.
http://stokereport.com/rant/devils-teeth#comment-15912

tracey
3 years ago

Deep Water is an interesting (although depressing) film about one man's attempt to sail around the world. Not an inspiration adventure epic, but a character driven documentary about deception, desperation, and bravado. Includes real sailing footage from the 1969 event.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Deep-Water/70075820?strackid=5c8c371e7...

Morning Light is also about sailing. 15 competitors spend 6 months working their tails off to win a spot on in the Transpacific Yacht Race.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Morning_Light/70105128?trkid=1998002#h...

Seconding 180 South. That movie is a double edged sword. It fulfills my "run away" fix while also fueling my desire to run away. At least I suck at rock climbing, that helps keep my feet on the aventure pr0n ground.

Dingo
3 years ago

@tracey. Yeah, Deep Water is pretty depressing, but also really fascinating, don't you think? The ends someone will go to (especially a Brit) at trying to 'keep up appearances' against all odds! Amazing. And the original footage on that is way cool.
I might curl up in bed tonight, now that the rains are coming down and enjoy 'Morning Light' - thanks for that!

tracey
3 years ago

Yeah, I thought the story behind Deep Water was incredibly interesting. Morning Light is a bit mellower. While some of the kids may treat it like a life and death struggle, it's much more well supervised and rational compared to what when on in Deep Water.

Dingo
3 years ago

Well 'Deep Water' documented what was the first race of its kind.
It was an organizational disaster!
If you enjoyed the movie you should read 'The Long Way' by Bernard Moitessier. He's the incredible french sailor who decided to just keep going around the world again rather than finish the race. He's the most amazing character in that story in many ways.
http://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Bernard-Moitessier/dp/0924486848

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