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Top 5 Hawaii Movies

If you are looking for movies filmed on beautiful islands, landscapes, oceans, and culture, you should definitely check our picks for the best 5 Hawaii Movies. 

We hope you will enjoy the following ranking. Please let us know your favorite in the comments.

5 Best Hawaii Movies

Among all movies that are set on islands, we have chosen for you the best movies that were filmed in Hawaii. Check our great list of the top 5 Hawaii Movies.

5. Just Go with It (2011)
4. 50 First Dates (2004)
3. Soul Surfer (2011)
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
1. The Descendants (2011)

Keep reading for more information about each movie on this list.


5. Just Go with It (2011)

Just Go with It (2011)


This is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. Staring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, and Brooklyn Decker, the film follows a plastic surgeon called Danny (Adam Sandler) who convinces his loyal assistant Katherine (Jennifer Aniston) to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.


4. 50 First Dates (2004)

50 First Dates (2004)

Starring Adam Sandler again but this time with Drew Barrymore, 50 First Dates is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Segal. The film follows the story of Henry, a womanizing marine veterinarian who falls for an art teacher named Lucy. When he discovers she has amnesia, and forgets him when she falls asleep, he resolves to win her over again each new day.


3. Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer (2011)

Based on the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton, Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed by Sean McNamara. The film tells the story of Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) and her life as a surfer after losing her left arm in a horrific shark attack and her recovery. 


2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Directed by Nicholas Stoller, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American comedy film that was filmed on the North Shore of Oahu Island in Hawaii. The story follows Peter Bretter, who is a music composer for a TV show that happens to feature his girlfriend, Sarah Marshall, in the lead role. After a five-year relationship, Sarah abruptly breaks up with Peter. Devastated by this event, he chooses to go on a vacation in Hawaii, in order to try to move forward with his life. Trouble ensues when he runs into his ex on the island as she is on vacation with her new boyfriend.


1. The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. Based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the film tells the story of a land baron who tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

This was our list of the best 5 Hawaii movies. Do you agree with our list? Please let us know in the comments below.

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