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9 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) Nothing quite captures the spirit of high action adventure like Spielberg’s classic WW2 blockbuster starring Harrison Ford as the archaeologist on a quest to find the infamous Ark of the Covenant. 10 SOME FINDING NEMO (2003) This wonderful Oscar-winning aquatic tale from the ground-breaking animators Pixar Studios follows a timid clownfish and his quest through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef searching for his lost son. 11 SOME CASABLANCA (1942) Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in the classic WW2 love story set within the backstreet bazaars of Morocco’s Casablanca. 15 BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012) A hit in all the key film festivals of 2012, this stunning debut tells the tale of 6 year-old heroine Hushpuppy battling fantastic creatures and the threat of modernity as her remote Louisiana community is swamped by rising tides. A fresh and unique take on the adventure story. 16 SOME 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) Watch one of the best sci-fi films ever made from directly beneath the stars: on deck is the optimum environment to appreciate Stanley Kubrick’s epic cosmic masterpiece. 17 SOME LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947) Irish seaman Orson Welles falls for Rita Hayworth’s femme fatale on a yachting cruise across Mexico’s Acapulco, agreeing to murder her wealthy husband with tragic consequences in one of the all time great films noirs. 13 IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) Acclaimed international film-maker Wong Kar-Wai uses the streets of Hong Kong as the dramatic setting for a couple drawn together through fears of infidelity in this visually stunning masterpiece. 14 SOME CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000) Ang Lee’s epic Chinese action adventure simply mesmerises, with breathtaking landscape cinematography and martial arts choreography creating a bona fide international Oscar-winning hit. 18 INTO THE WILD (2007) Nothing embodies the spirit of adventure quite like Sean Penn’s remarkable true story of a top university student who renounces his substantial savings in favour of life in the Alaskan wilderness. A thoughtful and breathtaking modern classic. 19 SOME THE DESCENDANTS (2011) The tropical island of Hawaii proves an unlikely setting for George Clooney as he struggles to reconnect with his younger daughters in this moving Oscar-winning comedy drama. 20 SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) The affluent and beautiful Coronado Island on the Californian coast proves an appropriate setting for the glamorous Marilyn Monroe as she stars alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder’s classic screwball comedy. 26 AVATAR (2009) James Cameron’s multi Oscar-winning visual extravaganza transports a wounded marine to the exotic fantasy world of Pandora where he forms an alliance with the local community to protect its indigenous people. 27 SOME CINEMA PARADISO (1988) Shot entirely around the sumptuous island of Sicily, this tender tale of a young man’s love affair with the cinema and his life-changing relationship with the local cinema projectionist is rightly regarded as a heart-warming family classic. 28 SOME MOBY DICK (1956) Filmed around Madeira and the Canary Islands, this classic high seas adventure stars Gregory Peck as Herman Melville’s obsessive Captain Ahab, hell bent on catching the notorious white whale Moby Dick. 29 THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (2004) Part parody, part homage to France’s intrepid naval explorer Jacques Cousteau, Wes Anderson’s eccentric and playful tale stars Bill Murray as an oceanographer hunting the mythical shark that killed his partner. Shot on location in Naples and the Italian Riviera. 30 SOME CHOCOLAT (2000) Making delicious use of the Burgundy region of France, Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche shine in this tender romantic drama. 21 THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1999) Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this sophisticated thriller set throughout the sublime scenery of rural and coastal Italy. 22 SOME CITY OF GOD (2002) This kinetic, electrifying coming of age drama of two boys growing up in the slums of Rio de Janeiro proved an international crossover hit due to its strong performances and stylised visual aesthetic. 23 SOME THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN (2011) Steven Spielberg’s wondrous computer-animated adventure follows Hergé’s intrepid young reporter on a thrilling treasure hunt across the continents. 24 I AM LOVE (2009) Filmed in Milan and on the magnificent coast of Italy’s Liguria, this visually stunning drama focuses on one woman’s overwhelming passion and subsequent rejection of her comfortable lifestyle. 25 SOME THELMA AND LOUISE (1991) A road movie with a difference. Ridley Scott subverts the genre by casting Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis as his heroines, who ditch their failing domestic circumstances and hit the Californian highways in a ’66 Thunderbird. 12 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - GHOST PROTOCOL (2011) The best film of the action adventure franchise, Tom Cruise stars as the globe-trotting undercover agent who is forced to go rogue to clear his agency’s name, featuring stunning action sequences filmed in Dubai, Prague, Moscow and Mumbai. { 65 } Superyacht Living & Style Magazine 2013


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