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Hollywood’s Seventy-Nine Year Love Affair with the Island of Kauai

For over 79 years, filmmakers have had a love affair with the island of Kauai. Just 6 hours from the west coast, Kauai becomes the perfect setting for almost any tropical place and has been filmed, representing Africa, Australia, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and many other “make-believe places.”

Some of the Blockbuster movies filmed on Kauai have been:

  • South Pacific
  • Uncommon Valor
  • Outbreak
  • Jurassic Park
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Dragonfly
  • Avatar
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides

 
Of course, Elvis Presley fans always remember Kauai because of the film Blue Hawaii.

Vintage Photo of Elvis during the filming of Blue Hawaii at the old Coco Palms Hotel (1961)

78 Movies That Were Filmed on Kauai

Here is your list of 78 movies that were filmed on Kauai…check to see if any of your favorites are on it.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Just Go With It (2011)
  • The Descendants (2011)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Avatar ((2010)
  • Dinocroc Vs Supergator (2009)
  • High School Reunion Season 5 (2008)
  • Perfect Getaway (2008)
  • Tropic Thunder (2008)
  • Supergator (2006)
  • Band of Pirates, Buccaneer Island (2005)
  • Komodo VS Cobra (2005)
  • Dragonfly (2002)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Manhunt (2001)
  • Moolah Beach (2001)
  • The Time Machine (2001)
  • To End All Wars (2000)
  • Dinosaur (2000)
  • The Testaments (2000)
  • 6 Days/ 7 Nights (1998)
  • Mighty Joe Young (1998)
  • George of the Jungle (1997)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Outbreak (1995)
  • North (1994)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
  • Hook (1991)
  • Flight of the Intruder (1990)
  • Lord of the Flies (1990)
  • Millennium (1990)
  • Lady in White (1988)
  • Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
  • Islands of the Alive (1986)
  • The Thorn Birds (1983)
  • Uncommon Valor (1983)
  • Body Heat (1983)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1983)
  • Behold Hawaii (1981)
  • Seven (1980)
  • Last Flight of Noah’s Ark (1979)
  • Deathmoon (1978)
  • Acapulco Gold (1978)
  • Fantasy Island (1977)
  • Islands in the Stream (1977)
  • King Kong (1976)
  • Castaway Cowboy (1974)
  • The Hawaiians (1970)
  • Lost Flight (1969)
  • Yoake No Futare (1968)
  • Lovers at Dawn (1968)
  • Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966)
  • Operation Attack (1965)
  • None But the Brave (1965)
  • Paradise Hawaiian Style (1965)
  • Gilligan’s Island (1964)
  • Donovan’s Reef (1963)
  • Diamond Head (1963)
  • Sanga Ari (1963)
  • Blue Hawaii (1961)
  • Seven Women from Hell (1961)
  • The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960)
  • Forbidden Island (1959)
  • South Pacific (1958)
  • She Gods of Shark Reef (1958)
  • Jungle Heat (1957)
  • Voodoo Island (1957)
  • Thunder Over Hawaii (1957)
  • Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
  • Beachhead (1954)
  • Hawaiian Chindochu (1954)
  • Miss Sadie Thompson (1953)
  • Bird of Paradise (1951)
  • Pagan Love Song (1950)
  • White Heat (1934)

 
As the Kauai Film Commission states, “there is no need to spend time and money flying all over the globe when Kauai has everything this world has to offer here” – and that’s absolutely true! Go rent one of these movies to enjoy and take a visual visit to the island of Kauai…

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