Favorite Movies Made in Hawaii

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Favorite Movies Made in Hawaii

Hollywood has had a long relationship with Hawaii, our golden-sand beaches and distinctive mountain peaks have served front and center and as backdrops to hundreds of feature films and dozens of television shows. Through the years, Hollywood has given us an intriguing way to get to know Hawaii. As you review the list below, you will see some familiar titles and others that you may not have heard of.  Its okay, we've put together a bit of Hawaii movie trivia here for you to check out.  We want to know: What is your favorite movie or TV show made in Hawaii? When you're ready, cast your vote for your favorite movie or TV show made in Hawaii on our Facebook page.

 Year Island  Movie Actor/Actress Director
 1937  Oahu Waikiki Wedding Bing Crosby Frank Tuttle
 1942  Big Island Song of the Islands Betty Grable Walter Lang
 1953  Oahu From Here to Eternity Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra Fred Zinnemann
 1961  Kauai Blue Hawaii Elvis Presley Norman Taurog
 1963  Kauai Donovan's Reef John Wayne John Ford
 1976  Kauai King Kong Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange John Guillermin
 1977   The Deep Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte Peter Yates
 1979   10 Dudley Moore, Bo Derek Blake Edwards
 1981  Kauai Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford Steven Spielberg
 1986  Oahu Karate Kid II Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio John G. Avildsen
 1991  Oahu Point Break Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves Kathryn Bigelow
 1993  Kauai Jurassic Park Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum Steven Spielberg
 1995  Kauai Outbreak Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman Wolfgang Petersen
 1998  Oahu City of Angels Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan Brad Silberling
 1998  Kauai & Oahu Mighty Joe Young Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton Ron Underwood
 2001  Oahu Pearl Harbor Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale Michael Bay
 2002  Oahu Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach John Woo
 2003  Maui The Hulk Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly Ang Lee
 2003  Oahu The Rundown Dwayne Johnson, Rosario Dawson Peter Berg
 2004  Oahu 50 First Dates Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore Peter Segal
 2007  Maui & Molokai Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley Gore Verbinski
 2009  Oahu The Informant Matt Damon Steven Soderbergh
 2010  Big Island & Lanai The Tempest Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou Julie Taymor
 2011  Oahu Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco Rupert Wyatt
 2011  Kauai & Oahu Soul Surfer Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid Sean McNamara
 2011  Kauai & Oahu The Descendants George Clooney, Shailene Woodley Alexander Payne


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