Famous Movies Filmed in Hawaii

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The movies below must have at least one major scene that was filmed in Hawaii

List of movies that were filmed in Hawaii, including trailers of the films when available. Hawaii has a lot of famous landmarks and beautiful landscapes, making it a great location to film movies in. This list of famous movies shot in Hawaii is listed by popularity, so the movie names at the top of the list are the most well-known. This isn't necessarily a list of all movies shot in Hawaii, so if you notice an important film is missing then feel free to add it at the bottom of this list.

List ranges from Black Widow to The Rundown, plus much more.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "What films were shot in Hawaii?" and "Which famous movies were filmed in Hawaii?" then you'e in the right place.

Both big studio and independent films that were filmed in Hawaii are included below, as well as all genres including horror, action, comedy and more.

  • Jurassic Park
    Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
    In the thrilling film, Jurassic Park, eccentric billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites a team of experts to visit an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. The team comprises of paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum). When the park's security system fails, these prehistoric creatures start roaming free, causing chaos for the visitors. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this groundbreaking sci-fi adventure won three Academy Awards for its stunning visual effects and sound design.

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  • Pearl Harbor
    Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Michael Bay
    Pearl Harbor (2001) is an epic war film that masterfully blends romance and action. Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett), are childhood friends turned Army Air Corps pilots, who find themselves in a love triangle with the beautiful nurse Evelyn Johnson (Kate Beckinsale). As their personal drama unfolds, the harrowing events of December 7, 1941 - the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor - catapult our protagonists into the throes of World War II. Directed by Michael Bay, this film won an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Gore Verbinski
    In Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself in a peculiar predicament, trapped in Davy Jones' Locker. His crew, led by Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), venture to rescue him while battling the East India Trading Company. The movie is an adventure-fantasy, filled with supernatural elements and seafaring exploits. It culminates in an epic battle at sea, where alliances shift rapidly and treachery abounds. A notable aspect is Geoffrey Rush returning as Captain Barbossa, adding another layer of intrigue to this swashbuckling saga.

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  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
    In the comedic romp Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) is a down-on-his-luck musician struggling to move on from his television star ex-girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). In an attempt to heal, he takes an impromptu trip to Hawaii, only to find himself at the same resort as Sarah and her new rockstar boyfriend, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand). Amidst the tropical backdrop, hilarity ensues as Peter navigates heartbreak, unexpected friendships with hotel staff like Rachel Jansen (Mila Kunis), and the complexities of love.

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  • Jurassic Park III
    Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Joe Johnston
    In the third installment of the Jurassic Park series, audiences find themselves back in the land of prehistoric terror. Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is lured to Isla Sorna under false pretenses by a wealthy couple (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni). The group becomes stranded on the dinosaur-infested island, turning their adventure into a fight for survival. Director Joe Johnston brings fresh thrills to this action-packed sequel, where humans are not at the top of the food chain. With new, fearsome dinosaurs introduced, Jurassic Park III stands as a notable chapter in this iconic franchise.

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  • From Here to Eternity
    Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
    At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain's mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr).

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