Movies About Hawaii

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Movies About Hawaii

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Riding Giants (2004)

Riding Giants
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Stacy Peralta, starring Laird Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark
Rated PG-13

Riding Giants is a 2004 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta. The film chronicles the history of big wave surfing from its origins in Hawaii to its modern day popularity. It features interviews with legendary surfers such as Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton, and others, as well as unique footage of some of the biggest and most dangerous waves ever surfed. The film also explores the culture and lifestyle of the surfers, as well as the risks they take to ride the giant waves. By exploring the shared experience of these surfers, Riding Giants serves to honor the spirit of big wave surfing and the courage of those who pursue it.

Mister Roberts (1955)

Mister Roberts
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon
Rated Passed

Mister Roberts is a 1955 American comedy-drama film directed by John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy and Joshua Logan, adapted from the Broadway play by Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. It stars Henry Fonda, Jack Lemmon, James Cagney, William Powell, and Betsy Palmer. The film tells the story of Ensign Frank Thurlowe Pulver (Lemmon), a disgruntled and insubordinate United States Navy ensign aboard the fictional USS Reluctant in the Pacific theater of World War II. The ship's captain, Lieutenant Commander Morton (Cagney), is tyrannical and long-winded in his attempts to stamp out any form of fun or pleasure from the crew. Pulver and his friend, Chief Petty Officer Doug Roberts (Fonda), a well-liked and respected member of the crew, constantly devise plans to undermine the captain's authoritarian rule. Roberts is able to successfully make the crew's life bearable, often inspiring them by his wit, good humor, and knack for getting the best out of them. However, Roberts' desire to transfer to a combat position eventually puts him in direct conflict with his captain. The film culminates with Roberts attempting to transfer, but being denied by

From Here to Eternity (1953)

From Here to Eternity
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Fred Zinnemann, starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed
Rated Passed

From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, and Jack Warden. The film is set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and chronicles the lives of three U.S. Army soldiers as they endure the tedium of military life and grapple with their own personal issues. Corporal Robert E. Lee Prewitt (Clift) is a talented boxer who has been transferred to an army base and is assigned to an infantry unit. Private Angelo Maggio (Sinatra) is an Italian-American who is frequently the target of abuse from his higher-ranking officers and fellow soldiers. And, Sergeant Milton Warden (Lancaster) is a career soldier whose relationship with socialite Karen Holmes (Kerr) threatens to jeopardize his military career. As the relationships between these characters, Prewitt's refusal to box for the base, and the looming threat of war converge, the film culminates in a powerful and emotionally charged climax.

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Tora! Tora! Tora!
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda, Akira Kurosawa, starring Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
Rated G

Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 Japanese-American historical war drama film that depicts the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of events that led up to it. The film is told from both the American and Japanese perspectives, with three directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda, as well as Akira Kurosawa. It stars Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Sō Yamamura, Jason Robards, and E.G. Marshall, among others. The movie follows the events that led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, including the Japanese plans for the attack and their surprise when the Americans were unprepared. The film also shows the struggles the U.S. Navy and Army Air Corps had to face after the attack, as well as the military and political decisions made by both sides in the aftermath. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction.

Step Into Liquid (2003)

Step Into Liquid
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Dana Brown, starring Laird Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August
Rated PG

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, starring Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers
Rated PG

The Descendants (2011)

The Descendants
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Alexander Payne, starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause
Rated R

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Punch-Drunk Love
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews
Rated R

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nicholas Stoller, starring Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis
Rated R

Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Sean McNamara, starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood
Rated PG

Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Tim Burton, starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter
Rated PG-13

50 First Dates (2004)

50 First Dates
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Peter Segal, starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin
Rated PG-13

Donovan's Reef (1963)

Donovan's Reef
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Ford, starring John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden
Rated Approved

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

A Perfect Getaway
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Twohy, starring Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez
Rated R

North Shore (1987)

North Shore
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From William Phelps, starring Matt Adler, Nia Peeples, Gregory Harrison, John Philbin
Rated PG

Just Go with It (2011)

Just Go with It
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dennis Dugan, starring Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman
Rated PG-13

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Michael Bay, starring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott
Rated PG-13

Princess Kaiulani (2009)

Princess Kaiulani
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Marc Forby, starring Q'orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Shaun Evans, Jimmy Yuill
Rated PG

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Blue Hawaii
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Norman Taurog, starring Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters
Rated PG

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A Very Brady Sequel
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Arlene Sanford, starring Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Tim Matheson, Christopher Daniel Barnes
Rated PG-13

Battleship (2012)

Battleship
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Peter Berg, starring Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, Rihanna
Rated PG-13

Blue Crush (2002)

Blue Crush
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From John Stockwell, starring Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Sanoe Lake
Rated PG-13

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

You, Me and Dupree
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, starring Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas
Rated PG-13

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Snakes on a Plane
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From David R. Ellis, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard
Rated R

Off the Lip (2004)

Off the Lip
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Robert Mickelson, starring Marguerite Moreau, Mackenzie Astin, Adam Scott, Mark Fite
Rated R

 



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