60s The Best '60s Beach Movies  

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In the 1960's, there was nothing more totally tubular than the top '60s beach movies. These bodacious films were light and carefree, and cast a summery vibe over the silver screen. Classic hits, such as Beach Blanket Bingo and Bikini Beach were funny, musical romps through an infinite world of summer and sun.


Many 1960s beach movies fell under the subgenre of beach party movies. American International Pictures (AIP) originated the genre of beach party movies with their surprisingly popular 1963 offering, 
Beach Party. These movies focused on teenage protagonists, with adults typically only showing up as villains, buffoons, and sometimes both. Teenage themes such as dancing, drag racing, surfing, and summer love were all explored. In addition to musical beach movies and party beach movies, the horror beach movie genre was also extremely popular. In The Horror of Party Beach, half-human, half-fish zombies menace an East Coast shore town.


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Beach Blanket Bingo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Beach Blanket Bingo Don Rickles, Linda Evans, Annette Funicello

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Muscle Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Muscle Beach Party Don Rickles, Annette Funicello, Peter Lorre

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Where the Boys Are is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Where the Boys Are Connie Francis, Yvette Mimieux, Paula Prentiss

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Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Beach Party Vincent Price, Annette Funicello, Yvette Vickers - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Clambake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Clambake Elvis Presley, Robert Redford, Teri Garr

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Pajama Party is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Pajama Party Teri Garr, Buster Keaton, Don Rickles

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Bikini Beach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Bikini Beach Stevie Wonder, Elizabeth Montgomery, Don Rickles

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Ride the Wild Surf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Ride the Wild Surf Barbara Eden, Shelley Fabares, Tab Hunter

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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Montgomery, Buster Keaton

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It's a Bikini World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
It's a Bikini World Tommy Kirk, Deborah Walley, Bobby Pickett

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Hot Summer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies

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The Girls on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
The Girls on the Beach Lana Wood, Ahna Capri, Lori Saunders

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Surf Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Surf Party Scott Walker, Bobby Vinton, Jackie DeShannon

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Wild on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
Wild on the Beach Sherry Jackson, Frankie Randall

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The Beach Girls and the Monste... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
The Beach Girls and the Monster Jon Hall, Walker Edmiston, Read Morgan

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The Horror of Party Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
The Horror of Party Beach Eulabelle Moore, Agustin Mayor

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For Those Who Think Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '60s Beach Movies
For Those Who Think Young Tina Louise, Ellen Burstyn, Nancy Sinatra