Island movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant island movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining and suspense films and TV shows about / with island, danger, adventure, survival, escapades, dialogue, catastrophe, death, storytelling and isolation plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
island movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as island: Cast Away (2000), Lost (2004), The Blue Lagoon (1980), Harper's Island (2009), Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), Moana (2016), The Bounty (1984), Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991), Nim's Island (2008).

List of island movies

Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, gloomy, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, family outing
Plot: survival, loneliness, island, isolation, human spirit, desert island, courage, suicide attempt, adventure, air disaster, solitude, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, emotional ...
Plot: island, survival, adventure, destiny, death, danger, desert island, lost, leadership, mysterious place, stranded, plane crash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two small children and a ship's cook survive a shipwreck and find safety on an idyllic tropical island. Soon, however, the cook dies and the young boy and girl are left on their own. Days become years and Emmeline (Brooke Shields) and Richard ...
Style: sexual, romantic, captivating, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, kids
Plot: island, first sex, love and romance, teenage love, stranded, sea disaster, fall in love, adventure, friendship, masturbation, teenager, coming of age ...
Time: victorian, 20th century, 70s, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: pacific ocean, san francisco
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, gory, murder, haunted by the past, danger, friends, fear, sheriff, family relations, plan gone awry, killing off one by one ...
Place: washington state
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Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two high school students become stranded on a tropical island and must rely on each other for survival. They learn more about themselves and each other while falling in love.
Style: sexy, touching, exciting, romantic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage love, island, high school student, love and romance, adventure, survival, first sex, self discovery, isolation, teenage life, fall in love, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Quinn, a grouchy pilot living the good life in the South Pacific, agrees to transfer a savvy fashion editor, Robin, to Tahiti, he ends up stranded on a deserted island with her after their plane crashes. The pair avoid each other at first, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: island, adventure, stranded, air disaster, love and romance, survival, jungle, opposites attract, fall in love, battle of the sexes, initially antagonists, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, tahiti
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Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: touching, colourful, exciting, entertaining, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, island, ocean, adventure, mythology, quest, family, friendship, young girl, girl, destiny, magic ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
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The Bounty (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, New Zealand
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, factual, intense ...
Plot: island, ship, betrayal, sea captain, mutiny, navy, murder, adventure, escapades, rebelliousness, military life, journey ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1930s
Place: england, tahiti, europe, pacific ocean
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Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In this sequel to the 1980 classic, two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become tanned teenagers in love.
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: island, love affair, adventure, survival, romance, love and romance, danger, ocean or sea, tropical island, teenager, exploring sexuality, coming of age ...
Time: victorian, 90s, 19th century
Place: pacific ocean
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Nim's Island (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, scenic, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: island, isolation, young heroes, adventure, danger, exotic island, family, rescue, agoraphobia, cruise, rainstorm, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, san francisco
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: absurd, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: island, giant animal, gorilla, expedition, danger, monster, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, prehistoric creature, gunfight ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1973, 20th century, 70s
Place: thailand, vietnam, washington d.c., bangkok thailand
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, mental illness, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, baroque
Plot: island, survival, friendship, isolation, adventure, sea disaster, desert island, destiny, danger, adventurer, cannibal, culture clash ...
Time: 1700s, 18th century
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Castaway (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Middle-aged Gerald Kingsland advertises in a London paper for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. The young Lucy Irving takes a chance on contacting him and after a couple of meetings they decide to go ahead. Once on the ...
Style: sexy, surprise ending, serious, scenic, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, adventure, friendship, couples, isolation, sexual relations, deserted island, sexy woman, fish out of water, misfit partners, love story ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, australia, antarctica
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Jurassic Park (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening day, he invites a team of experts and his two eager grandchildren to experience the park and help calm anxious investors. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, island, fantasy world, survival, theme park, adventure, dangerous animal, team, scientist, tyrannosaurus rex, triceratops, natural disaster ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mine, costa rica
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The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, chase, jungle, death, betrayal, murder, brutality, strangulation, death row, presumed dead, website, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Mortal Kombat (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, island, good versus evil, tournament, heroic mission, adventure, save the world, warrior, sorcerer, world domination, imaginary, mortal combat ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, china
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Dragons: Riders of Berk (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: DreamWorks Dragons is an American computer-animated television series airing on Cartoon Network based on the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The series serves as a bridge between the first film and its 2014 sequel. Riders of Berk follows Hiccup ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dragon, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, animal training, family, friends, island, training, imaginary kingdom, vikings, viking ...
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The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, island, surfing, ocean, death, strong female character, stranded, young woman, lone hero, shark attack ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
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Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, multiple suspects, coworker, law enforcement, lifestyle change, new job, british humour, unhappy, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
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Black Sails (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 56 min.
Story: The pirate adventures of Captain Flint and his men twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Flint, the most brilliant and most feared pirate captain of his day, takes on a fast-talking young addition to his ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: pirate, island, treasure hunt, gold, killings, adventure, captain, seduction, treasure, pirate ship, swashbuckler, mistrust ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean, west indies
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H2O: Just Add Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Australia
Duration: 23 min.
Story: When three normal teenage girls stumble upon a ancient cave they undergo a transformation that will change their lives forever. H20 - Just Add Water, sees three very different girls facing everyday teen problems with an added twist - they're ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, enigmatic, light ...
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mermaid, teenage life, supernatural, youth, friends, supernatural ability, transformation, ocean or sea, miraculous event, island, love and romance, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, family problems, danger, vengeance, newlyweds, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, adventure, jungle, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus, giraffe, zebra, lion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Cold Skin (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man who arrives at a remote island finds himself trapped in a battle for his life.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, creature, loneliness, lighthouse keeper, beast, lighthouse, underwater scene, saving a life, sea, night, survival, danger ...
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Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus, is ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: island, incest, mental illness, schizophrenia, dysfunctional family, estrangement, human nature, family relations, in-laws, self destructing, siblings relations, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: sweden
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Wilderness (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, brutality, violence, death, human prey, dog, isolation, danger, gory, juvenile delinquency, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
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Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Descendants (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Adam and Queen Belle offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen ...
Style: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: good versus evil, imaginary, teenage protagonist, witchcraft, imaginary kingdom, island, destiny, moral dilemma, villain, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california
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Hemoglobin (1997)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man with an unknown disease travels to an island with his girlfriend where his relatives once lived, hoping to find a cure to his illness. While it was thought that his relatives were all dead he actually finds them to be living underground. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: island, haunted by the past, mutant, incest, murder, cannibal, brother sister incest, danger, isolation, deadly creature, gory, lighthouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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