Most People Don’t Know These 16 Movies Were Filmed in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are a popular location for the production of many Hollywood movies — and who could blame them? With the vast Pacific Ocean and several towering, verdant mountain ranges as a backdrop, Hawaii is the perfect location to film tropical scenes of any sort. From prehistoric classics and action films to romantic comedies, these 16 movies filmed in Hawaii absolutely must be on your cinema bucket list.
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What is the most well-known filming location in Hawaii?
If there is one filming location in Hawaii that everyone knows about, it’s Kualoa Ranch. This lush, verdant slice of Hawaiian paradise has played host to a variety of film and television productions throughout the years — including Jurassic Park, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, The Hunger Games, George of the Jungle, Along Came Polly, and more. The best way to see the filming locations and sets that remain on the property is to book a movie sites tour with Kualoa Ranch.
Are there any television shows filmed in Hawaii?
We’ve talked about movies filmed in the Aloha State, but what about television shows? Gilligan’s Island was shot in Hawaii way back in the 1960s, while more modern television series filmed in Hawaii include Dog the Bounty Hunter and LOST. Of course, the two most famous series filmed in Hawaii are the original and new versions of Hawaii 5-0 and Magnum P.I.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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