Plenty of sunlight, fine sandy beaches, towering celeb homes overlooking serene shores and dotting the skyline, and breathtaking mountains set against a spectacular backdrop — welcome to Malibu! This beach city on the western coast of LA in California is the very definition of an exotic paradise. What about hot bods and sexy abs? (wink wink!) Yes, there’s certainly a lot of that ‘Baywatch‘-ish feels as well, especially when we imagine the lifeguards stationed here. Netflix’s ‘Malibu Rescue’ takes you on a virtual ride across this beautiful locale. And trust us, it’s a lot of fun.
So what’s ‘Malibu Rescue’ all about? As evident from the title, it does center around lifeguards, but minus the hunky men. It’s more of a teen comedy, but still, you get enough of the beachy feels that keep you absorbed. The story introduces us to Tyler, whose long list of shenanigans lands him in ‘hot water’. Literally! He arrives in Malibu to be coached in a junior lifeguard program as part of his summer training. In his quest, he has to surpass some local snobby kids in order to land a spot at the beach’s coveted beach tower.
Now, have you watched the movie yet? If not, stream it right now. If yes, here’s our suggestion for you to get some respite from the void left behind after you are finished with this teen flick. We have come up with a special compilation of movies that are stylistically and tonally similar to this film. Here’s the list of best movies similar to ‘Malibu Rescue’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Malibu Rescue’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Seaside (2002)
A French masterpiece, ‘Bord de Mer’ aka ‘Seaside’ is set in the quaint seaside town, named Bay of Somme. Here, we meet three native residents — lifeguard Paul, who oversees the beaches in summer and works at the local grocery store during winter; Rose, his mother; and Marie, his girlfriend, who is employed in the town’s factory. While they lead their regular lives, the trio becomes curious about what lies beyond, especially when they see the tourists during the hotter vacay months. This story is essentially a picture of a locality torn between the static and evolutionary worlds.
11. Wet and Wild Summer! (1992)