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1. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

Votes: 489,189 | Gross: $233.63M

2. Swiss Army Man (2016)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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64 Metascore

A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | Stars: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero

Votes: 96,992 | Gross: $4.21M

3. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 164,412 | Gross: $36.40M

4. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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.

Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 6,290

5. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 29,366 | Gross: $34.00M

6. The Bounty (1984)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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62 Metascore

Fed up with their Captain's harsh discipline, a sailing ship's crew decides to take action.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox

Votes: 22,776 | Gross: $8.60M

7. Lord of the Flies (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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67 Metascore

Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

Votes: 16,545

8. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 87,595 | Gross: $4.36M

9. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

Votes: 19,869 | Gross: $16.65M

10. South Pacific (1958)

Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War

6.8
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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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 7,621

11. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 7,577 | Gross: $4.20M

12. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 5,277 | Gross: $8.00M

13. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Goode

Votes: 9,034 | Gross: $12.50M

14. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.1
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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.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 1,299

15. Donovan's Reef (1963)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden

Votes: 7,357

16. The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 3,920 | Gross: $4.72M

17. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 377

18. When Time Ran Out... (1980)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.6
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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.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 2,379 | Gross: $1.70M

19. Tanna (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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75 Metascore

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.

Directors: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean | Stars: Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Charlie Kahla

Votes: 3,808 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

7.5
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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.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 4,602

21. Men of War (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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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.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Charlotte Lewis, BD Wong, Tony Denison

Votes: 3,653

22. Zombie Holocaust (1980)

R | 84 min | Horror

5.2
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An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal

Votes: 4,812

23. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 2,619

24. Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)

105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Gehenna, where developers are looking for a location on Saipan stumble into a subterrran bunker from WWII where am evil force lies in wait.

Director: Hiroshi Katagiri | Stars: Doug Jones, Lance Henriksen, Patrick Gorman, Simon Phillips

Votes: 1,429

25. Btooom! (2012– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.2
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You're stuck on survival island until you gather 7 gems, and the only way to get gems is by killing other people.

Stars: Tyler Galindo, Kanata Hongô, Brittney Karbowski, Suzuko Mimori

Votes: 2,788

26. McHale's Navy (1964)

TV-G | 93 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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The hilarious misadventures of the crew of PT-73 during World War II in the Pacific.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway, Joe Flynn, Bob Hastings

Votes: 811

27. Attack Force Z (1981)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Drama, History

5.6
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director: Tim Burstall | Stars: John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,040

28. Rebellion (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

Votes: 2,458

29. South Pacific (2001 TV Movie)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.7
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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 »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr., Rade Serbedzija, Jack Thompson

Votes: 875

30. Hurricane (1979)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

4.6
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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.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard

Votes: 496

31. Don't Go Near the Water (1957)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.2
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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.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gia Scala, Earl Holliman, Anne Francis

Votes: 570

32. The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.1
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Jack Carter, Jim Backus

Votes: 323

33. Sea Wife (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.7
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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 »

Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Burton, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant

Votes: 528

34. An Indecent Obsession (1985)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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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.

Director: Lex Marinos | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Gary Sweet, Richard Moir, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 85

35. The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.2
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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 »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Una Merkel, Lionel Atwill, Nat Pendleton, Claire Dodd

Votes: 279

36. Sea Spoilers (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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When Coast Guard Commander arrives at his actress girlfriend's yacht he find the owner killed, contraband seal skins, and no girlfriend.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: John Wayne, Nan Grey, William Bakewell, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 100

37. Tender Scoundrel (1966)

94 min | Comedy

5.9
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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.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nadja Tiller, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Robert Morley

Votes: 256

38. The Dirty Half Dozen (1975)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

3.0
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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 »

Director: Cesar Gallardo | Stars: John Ericson, Karen Ericson, Crystin Sinclaire, Nory Wright

Votes: 395

39. Her Jungle Love (1938)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.9
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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 »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 83

40. Island of Desire (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.3
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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.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Linda Darnell, Tab Hunter, Donald Gray, John Laurie

Votes: 154

41. The Last Paradise (1955)

87 min | Documentary, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: Folco Quilici | Stars: Vairia Hatamou, Terei Autoroi, Marii Hatuguto, Teura Teratemia

Votes: 19

42. For the Love of Mary (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Edmond O'Brien, Don Taylor, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 166

43. Seven Were Saved (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: William H. Pine | Stars: Richard Denning, Catherine Craig, Russell Hayden, Ann Doran

Votes: 115

44. Isle of Destiny (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

4.7
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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 »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: William Gargan, Wallace Ford, June Lang, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 58

45. Price for Peace (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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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 »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Zenji Abe, Stephen Ambrose, Hal Braun, Jeanne Doll Dolan

Votes: 236

46. Momotaro, Sacred Sailors (1945)

TV-PG | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.8
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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

Votes: 201

47. Coral Reefs (1939)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The adventures of a sailor (Lennard) from Mexico to a lagoon in the Pacific ocean, and the meeting with a lonely girl (Lilian White).

Director: Maurice Gleize | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Saturnin Fabre, Gina Manès

Votes: 116

48. Snafu (1945)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Director: Jack Moss | Stars: Robert Benchley, Barbara Jo Allen, Conrad Janis, Nanette Parks

Votes: 13

49. User Friendly (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

5.3
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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.

Director: Gregor Nicholas | Stars: William Brandt, Alison Bruce, Judith Gibson, David Letch

Votes: 29

50. The Fighting Marines (1935)

Approved | 216 min | Action, Adventure

6.4
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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 »

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Grant Withers, Adrian Morris, Ann Rutherford, Robert Warwick

Votes: 56



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