“You’ll never go in the water again!”

JawsOn June 20, 1975, the movie Jaws hit American theaters, and ocean swimming would never be the same. Shot on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, director Stephen Spielberg employed pneumatic sharks and a cello-driven, haunting musical theme to provoke terror in audiences. With a production budget of $7 million, this underwater nail-biter of a film went on to gross near $471 million worldwide, becoming the first official summer blockbuster.

Dip your toes in the water by viewing these Library films with a beach setting:

DVD Hoopla
The Beach Bum
The Beach House
Beach Rats
Blue Lagoon
Cast Away
The Descendants
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Jaws
Jaws the Revenge
Jaws 2
Point Break
A Candle Lights the Heart
Across the Sea
A La Vie
Beach Blanket Bingo
Bombay Beach
Breezy
5-Headed Shark Attack
Noble Earth
On the Shore
The Perfect Summer
Psycho Shark
Seaside
6-Headed Shark Attack
Tidal Wave