Best Boat Movies for Your Monterey

Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 12:00AM

It's difficult to find a definitive list of the best boat movies of all time to consider stocking on your Monterey Boats cruiser for your DVD player.

Most recently the popular movie series is "Pirates of the Caribbean." But doesn't it seem strange to watch a movie about pirates while you're cruising around in open water?

Two movies often considered the best boat movies of all time are "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "The Caine Mutiny." Now we hope your crew, which probably closely resembles your family or your best buddies, wouldn't mutiny on you, but still we'd stay away from those two.

Another movie at the top of everyone's list is, you guessed it, "Jaws." But who wants to watch a movie in which the boat basically gets eaten by a shark. Even less fun is "Apocalypse Now," that journey into the heart of darkness for Charlie Sheen's dad.

A little more upbeat is "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." At least it's not depressing at the end. Another one that doesn't have a totally downer ending is "The African Queen," although (spoiler alert) the boat gets destroyed in the end.

For World War II buffs, there is a fun movie available. "Mister Roberts" has some hilarious moments. That's the 1955 original, not the more recent bad remake.

Two other great war movies with boats are "The Sand Pebbles" and "PT 109." Of course, there's also all the other Pacific Theatre movies. Some of them don't have John Wayne in them, believe it or not.

But then there's many folks guilty pleasure movie - "Captain Ron." We really don't think Kurt Russell should have been paid for his role in the movie. He seemed like he was having way too much fun. Of course, that's the point of a long boat trip.

To make sure you're getting a DVD player with your boat, don't forget to ask your Monterey Boats dealer. You can also debate with him about what's the best boat movie.

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