Most Popular Pacific Island Movies and TV Shows
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2. Swiss Army Man (2016)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.
Votes: 96,992 | Gross: $4.21M
4. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.
7. Lord of the Flies (1963)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that.
8. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Votes: 87,595 | Gross: $4.36M
9. The Final Countdown (1980)
PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 19,869 | Gross: $16.65M
10. South Pacific (1958)
Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.
11. In Harm's Way (1965)
Approved | 165 min | Drama, War
A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.
Votes: 7,577 | Gross: $4.20M
12. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.
Votes: 5,277 | Gross: $8.00M
13. Father Goose (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.
Votes: 9,034 | Gross: $12.50M
14. The Gallant Hours (1960)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War
A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
15. Donovan's Reef (1963)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.
16. The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.
Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $4.72M
17. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »
18. When Time Ran Out... (1980)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $1.70M
19. Tanna (2015)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
Votes: 3,808 | Gross: $0.01M
20. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure
On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.
21. Men of War (1994)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A former Special Ops soldier leads a group of mercenaries to an island in the South China Sea: their mission is obtain the rights to the unusual treasure that the island beholds.
22. Zombie Holocaust (1980)
R | 84 min | Horror
An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.
24. Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)
105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Gehenna, where developers are looking for a location on Saipan stumble into a subterrran bunker from WWII where am evil force lies in wait.
29. South Pacific (2001 TV Movie)
129 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war ... See full summary »
30. Hurricane (1979)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama
The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.
31. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)
Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
On a small South Pacific island during WW2, various US Navy P.R. personnel pass the time romancing the nurses and the native girls while trying to avoid front line Sea Duty.
32. The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, War
A military comedy about a luckless army intelligence lieutenant who finds himself stationed on a remote island army outpost during World War II, where all the action is between the sheets.
33. Sea Wife (1957)
Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In 1942, a cargo ship jammed with British evacuees from Singapore is sunk by a Japanese sub. A small lifeboat carries a beautiful woman, an army officer, a bigoted administrator, and a ... See full summary »
34. An Indecent Obsession (1985)
100 min | Drama, Romance, War
Sister Honour Langtree (Wendy Hughes), is in charge of a military hospital for psychiatric patients. She however transgresses boundaries by developing a sexual attraction for a new patient.
35. The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)
Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A mad scientist is forced to leave San Francisco when his experiments become known. He lands on a tropical island, takes control and terrorizes the local populace. The survivor of a ... See full summary »
36. Sea Spoilers (1936)
Approved | 63 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
When Coast Guard Commander arrives at his actress girlfriend's yacht he find the owner killed, contraband seal skins, and no girlfriend.
37. Tender Scoundrel (1966)
94 min | Comedy
Tony Maréchal is a professional seducer. Having conquered countless women, proclaims that there is none that can resist his charm. To prove this makes a difficult challenge: to seduce baroness Minna von Strasshofer.
38. The Dirty Half Dozen (1975)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War
World War II: Allied Command learns that in 60 days three Japanese generals and an admiral party at a bordello on a tiny Philippine island. It's fortified and hard to attack, so a creative,... See full summary »
39. Her Jungle Love (1938)
Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Music
While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a ... See full summary »
40. Island of Desire (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In 1943, an Allied hospital-ship is sunk by the Japanese in the South-Pacific where a nurse and a Marine become marooned on an island abandoned by natives.
41. The Last Paradise (1955)
87 min | Documentary, Romance
A 1955 Italian independent film, released in the USA in 1956, which is basically a travelogue telling four stories, each about a different island in the South Pacific. Native customs, ... See full summary »
43. Seven Were Saved (1947)
Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Shortly after WW2, a military transport plane carrying an assortment of passengers crashes into the South China Sea forcing the survivors to await their rescue into a life-raft.
44. Isle of Destiny (1940)
Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama
Society glamor girl/aviatrix Virginia Allerton decides to alter her around-the-world flight by stopping off on the Pacific isle of Palo Pango where her brother, Lieutenant Allerton is ... See full summary »
45. Price for Peace (2002)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, War
This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in ... See full summary »
46. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945)
TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
This animated film--Japan's first--was a propaganda piece made to show the Japanese public how the Japanese military had achieved such decisive victories in the South Pacific. It tells the ... See full summary »
Director: Mitsuyo Seo
48. Snafu (1945)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy
A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, ... See full summary »
49. User Friendly (1990)
90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
A dog idol is stolen from the island of 'Takabaru', which is suppose to have Rejuvenative powers. Thereafter, various characters are trying to use its anti-aging powers to make a sale-able potion.
50. The Fighting Marines (1935)
Approved | 216 min | Action, Adventure
Corporal Larry Grant and Sergeant "Mac" McGowan, of the United States Marine Corps, are rival for the love of Frances Schiller, but team up to hunt down "The Tiger Shark," a mad, scientific... See full summary »