Movies and TV shows set in hawaii

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in hawaii ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, feel good, serious, humorous, entertaining and light films and TV shows about / with beach, dialogue, destiny, island, mentor, catastrophe, culture clash, chase, brutality and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Japan, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hawaii: Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Soul Surfer (2011), 50 First Dates (2004), Blue Crush (2002), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The Descendants (2011), Lilo & Stitch (2002), Six Days Seven Nights (1998), The Big Bounce (2004).

List of movies set in hawaii

 7.3
 68K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, policewoman, crime investigation, rookie, crimes, teamwork, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, leader, suspicion, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Sarah Marshall dumps aspiring musician Peter Bretter for rock star Aldous Snow, Peter's world comes crashing down. His best friend suggests that Peter should get away from everything and to fly off to Hawaii to escape all his problems. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, captivating, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, breakup, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, resort, one-night stand, jealousy, crumbling relationship, love and romance, nothing goes right, dumped, vacation, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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 7.0
 47K
Soul Surfer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton. Bethany lost her left arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.Bethany ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, human spirit, against the odds, beach, comeback, family relations, shark attack, lifestyle, survivor, christian, sport, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: hawaii, thailand, usa, california
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 6.8
 334K
50 First Dates (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Henry is a player skilled at seducing women. But when this veterinarian meets Lucy, a girl with a quirky problem when it comes to total recall, he realizes it's possible to fall in love all over again…and again, and again. That's because ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: memory loss, romance, wooing, love and romance, amnesia, power of love, painting, deja vu, selflessness, creativity, couples, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, alaska
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 5.7
 30K
Blue Crush (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with ...
Style: feel good, serious, intense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: surfing, friendship, beach, female athlete, sport, romance, fall in love, social differences, teenage life, ambition, lifestyle, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, california, new jersey
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, danger, wilderness, psychopath, serial killer, paranoia, escapades, deception, veteran, deadly, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.3
 235K
The Descendants (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, tragicomedy, thought provoking ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, teenage daughter, dysfunctional family, marriage, family relations, dying mother, estate, bittersweet, greed, coma, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, california
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 7.2
 174K
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, orphan, family, adventure, family relations, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, experiment, friends, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
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Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, girls' night
Plot: island, survival, air disaster, initially antagonists, stranded, adventure, opposites attract, love and romance, fall in love, jungle, battle of the sexes, castaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: hawaii, usa, tahiti, new york
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 4.9
 18K
The Big Bounce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: seduction, blackmail, judge, deception, robbery, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, betrayal, surfing, skinny dipping, beach house ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, new jersey
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Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man with a bazooka helps defend air-freighters Donna and Taryn against drug smugglers and a snake.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, crimes, danger, drug dealing, working undercover, heist, woman in danger, espionage, special agents, law enforcement, rivalry, island ...
Time: 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.0
 88K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, plagiarism, painter, painting, ambition, court case, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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 6.2
 316K
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: world war two, love triangle, war, warship, navy, love and romance, aerial combats, battleship, airplane, love, fighter pilot, pilot ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, year 1941 ...
Place: pearl harbor, hawaii, japan, england, asia ...
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 5.4
 64K
Aloha (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, romantic, clever ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: military, love affair, soldier, satellite, communication, love interest, romance, storytelling, life philosophy, destiny, family, air force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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 7.5
 23K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, escapades, crimes, crime, investigation, private detective, helicopter, buddies, partners, lifestyle, estate, ferrari ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lush scenery and gorgeous photography highlight this bio of Princess Ka'iulani (Q'Orianka Kilcher), a 19th-century Hawaiian princess raised in England but determined to maintain her people's independence from aggressive American ...
Style: sincere, emotional, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: save the kingdom, politics, downfall, youth, life is a bitch, fall in love, destiny, political unrest, princess, historical figure, social differences, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 9th century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Hawaii Five-O (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant ...
Style: captivating, stylized, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, fighting crime, multiple suspects, police investigation, irish, workplace, investigation, police protagonist, honor ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa
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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, epic, factual ...
Plot: world war two, military life, battleship, military, navy, war, political unrest, state affairs, imperial japan, anti war, against the odds, rebellion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941, 70s
Place: hawaii, japan, pearl harbor, washington d.c., usa ...
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 5.4
 3K
Race the Sun (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: youth, ambition, against the odds, human spirit, rivalry, dedicated educator, self discovery, teenage life, car, teacher, solar power, adventure ...
Time: 90s, year 1990
Place: hawaii, australia, usa, israel
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Same Time, Next Christmas (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Olivia Anderson is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sweet, realistic, touching
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: christmas, beach resort, power of love, romance, love, couples, young lovers, stereotypes, destiny
Place: hawaii
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 6.1
 6K
Blue Hawaii (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, touching, intense ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: surfing, tour guide, family business, love and romance, starting over, partners, parents and children, fall in love, dancing, happy ending, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, future, 80s
Place: hawaii, usa, polynesia, honolulu hawaii, las vegas
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Picture Bride (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The ...
Style: touching, serious, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: orphan, arranged marriage, self discovery, immigrants, fish out of water, social differences, older man younger woman relationship, love and romance, loveless marriage, existentialism, island, friendship ...
Time: year 1918, 19th century, 1920s
Place: hawaii, japan, usa, asia, tokyo
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 6.8
 990
North Shore (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: North Shore is an American prime-time soap opera that aired on Fox every Monday at 8 p.m. EST for seven months in 2004 and 2005. It centered around the staff and guests of the fictional Grand Waimea Hotel and Resort on Oahu's North Shore in ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hotel, lifestyle, family business, hotel manager, romance, intrigue, couples, lifesaver, young lovers, seduction, male female relationship, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
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Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kelly's grandpa invites the whole clique to his little hotel "The Hideaway" in Hawaii for summer vacation. They expect a marvelous time at the beach - without Belding. Upon arriving, they quickly learn that not only is Belding there, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, resort, youth, buddies, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, disorder, high school, teenage life, high school life, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hawaii, usa, honolulu hawaii
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 6.4
 226K
Just Go with It (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to be his soon to be ex-wife, in order to cover up a careless lie. When more lies backfire, the assistant's kids become involved, and everyone ...
Style: feel good, humorous, ridiculous, not serious, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, romance, couple relations, pretense, single mother, deception, couples, plastic surgery, marriage, office romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1992, year 1988 ...
Place: hawaii, usa, los angeles
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Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion from Vermont, returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather, local surf legend Johnny Tsunami -- and to catch a few famous Kauai waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, captivating, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, family relations, family business, youth, store, ambition, friends, surfing, sport, mountain, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
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Beyond the Break (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond the Break is an American drama series set in Hawaii, that debuted on The N in June 2006.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, ambition, friendship, teenage love, rise to the top, youth, teenage life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, sport, overcoming, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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 6.6
 3K
Hawaii (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, epic ...
Plot: infidelity, state affairs, adventure, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, redemption, religions or cults, family relations, romance, mother son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1810s, 1820s
Place: hawaii, usa, boston, yale university, connecticut ...
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 6.8
 110
Hawaii (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii is a United States television series produced and distributed by NBC Universal Television for the NBC television network. Originally titled Pearl City, this police drama was produced with the series Hawaii Five-O in mind, and debuted on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, crime, island, policewoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, usa
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Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Lilo & Stitch: The Series is the animated television spinoff of the feature film, Lilo & Stitch and the follow-up to Stitch! The Movie. It was aired on Disney Channel worldwide, but has only been released on DVD in Japan, in four box sets.
Style: not serious, humorous, feel good, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adventure, benign alien, space and aliens, friendship, friends, family, genetically altered, family relations, odd couple, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa
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