This list may not be marooned on far away shores, but it does have lots of awesome desert island movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best desert island movies offer adventure as they showcase the lead characters' will to survive. Desert island films often feature one man's journey, but some of the best shipwrecked movies include star-studded casts. A few of the best stranded films are even based on true stories.
What films will you find on this best desert island movies list? All you need to make a great movie is Tom Hanks, as proven by the 2000 survival movie, Cast Away. After getting stranded on a desert island, Chuck Noland (Hanks) befriends a volleyball named Wilson and does whatever it takes to make it back home. The Blue Lagoon is another one of the best desert island movies.
Animal instincts quickly come to the surface in the classic film Lord of the Flies, which is based on William Golding's 1954 novel of the same name. Other good movies that are featured on this top desert island films list include Swept Away, The Beach, and Life of Pi.
How will we ever determine which movie deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving the best films a thumbs up and add any other deserted island films you love that aren't already listed.
Directed by: Robert ZemeckisCast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and... more
Directed by: Ken AnnakinSwiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy... more
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Directed by: Randal KleiserThe Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The... more
Directed by: Luis BuñuelRobinson Crusoe is a 1954 Mexican film by director Luis Buñuel, based on the novel Robinson... more
- Island of the Blue Dolphins is a 1960 children's novel written by Scott O'Dell. The story of a... more
Directed by: Ang LeeLife of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of... more
Directed by: Danny BoyleThe Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel... more
Directed by: Peter BrookLord of the Flies is a 1963 British film adaptation of William Golding's novel of the same... more
Directed by: Mikael Salomon, Jake NewsomeBlue Lagoon: The Awakening is an American television film that premiered on Lifetime on June... more
Directed by: Guy RitchieSwept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna,... more
Directed by: Nicolas RoegCastaway is a 1986 film starring Amanda Donohoe and Oliver Reed, and directed by Nicolas Roeg.... more
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Directed by: Rob MarshallPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film directed by Rob... more
Directed by: William A. GrahamReturn to the Blue Lagoon is a 1991 American romance and adventure film starring Milla... more
Directed by: Leslie H. MartinsonRescue from Gilligan's Island is a 1978 two-part television movie that continues the... more
Directed by: Earl BellamyThe Castaways on Gilligan's Island is a 1979 television movie that continues the adventures of... more
Directed by: Mark Levin, Jennifer FlackettNim's Island is a 2008 American-Australian adventure-fantasy film directed by Jennifer... more
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's IslandDawn Wells, Martin Landau
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Directed by: Di DrewTrouble in Paradise is a 1989 film directed by Di Drew.... more
Directed by: J.D. DillardSweetheart is a 2019 American survival horror film directed by J.D. Dillard. Jenn (Kiersey... more
Directed by: Franz BöttgerHorrors of Spider Island is a 1960 West German horror film directed by Fritz Böttger. The film... more