SS 13 Apocalypse Now "Charlie don't surf! ML 44 Beach Blanket Bingo In the fourth instalment of their beach-movie series, teen idols Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello are hip to the beat in sun-kissed Malibu, where their adventures involve a singing starlet kidnapped by a motorcycle gang, sky-diving surfers, a mermaid - and even a brief appearance by the silent era's coolest daddio, Buster Keaton. SS 14 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind As you might expect from Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry's whimsical, captivating meditation about love and memory, the most memorable beachscapes across which ex-lovers Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet walk are cold and snow-clad rather than sunny and sandy. The book suggests tensions on set began because Kim Cattrall was "a natural comedienne, and a scene-stealer in the best possible sense - the camera went right to her. Fans of the TV series will not be disappointed as the actress, 51, appeared to be throwing herself back into the role of racy Samantha. A critic once claimed the sight of her in a bikini was a reward for the austerities post-war Europeans were forced to undergo. Malibu's as hot a destination as ever, but that radioactive fallout may be off-putting. ML 18 Wish You Were Here In an austere, post-war seaside town, flighty teenager Lynda Emily Lloyd slinks along the promenade, flashing a saucy smile - and her knickers - at all the Brylcreemed boys. It's too chilly to sunbathe, with a cold wind whipping off the Irish Sea that takes a vindaloo to stave off. Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, he a 1st sergeant and she the wife of his commander, lying on a beach and clenched in an embrace, oblivious of the waves crashing across them. Wish you were here? This beach is a freezing, primitive battleground: TR 39 Blue Hawaii Not long out of military service, a cheery and super-buff Elvis starred in the first and the best of his three Hawaii films, playing a pelvis-shaking, demobbed GI who just wants to hang out with his old beach-bumming friends and his girlfriend Joan Blackman on this sunny island paradise. Keanu Reeves knows where to find a fugitive Patrick Swayze when the tallest waves ever hit Bells Beach, Australia - and lets him vanish right into them. Warm, wild, remote and languid, but suffused with a certain sadness.