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

BY  – 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
  • And most recentlyPirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides

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

 

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 this list.

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…

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

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