Uncommon Valor
King Kong
Jurassic Park

Movies and Television Shows Filmed on Kauai

We shoot on Kauai because it’s magic, it’s beautiful, and it’s America. Brian Frankish
Executive Producer: Flight of the Intruder
Production Manager: King Kong

Kauai’s resumé of blockbuster movies stands alone among the tropical locations of the world. Just six hours from the west coast, it’s easy to see why Kauai has served as Hollywood’s tropical back lot since “White Heat” was first filmed here in 1933.

Kauai has everything on Hollywood’s location checklist: white sand beaches, lush rainforests, magnificent coastlines, stunning waterfalls, breathtaking vistas, clear blue skies, tranquil rivers and beautiful year-round climate.

Disney Jungle Cruise
©2021 Disney Enterprises, Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Fast & the Furious Presents:  Hobbs & Shaw
©2019 Universal Pictures

Jurassic World
©2015 Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
©2011 Disney Pictures, Director: Rob Marshall

Just Go With It
©2011 Sony Pictures, Director: Dennis Dugan, Production: Happy Madison Prod.

The Descendants
©2011 Fox Searchlight, Director: Alex Payne

Soul Surfer
©2011 Sony Pictures, Director: Sean McNamara

©2010 20th Century Fox, Director: James Cameron

Dinocroc Vs. Supergator (for SyFy Channel)
©2009 Roger Corman Films, Director: Jim Wynorski

High School Reunion Season 5
©2008 TV Land, Producer: Mike Fleiss

Perfect Getaway
©2008 Rogue Films, Director: David Twohy

Tropic Thunder
©2008 Dreamworks/Red Hour Productions, Director: Ben Stiller

Supergator (for SyFy Channel)
©2006 Rodeo Productions, Director: Brian Clyde, Producer: Roger Corman

Band Of Pirates, Buccaneer Island
©2005 Mercury Productions, Producer: Bruce Mercury

Komodo Vs. Cobra (for Syfy Channel)
©2005 Barking Sand Productions, Director: Jim Wynorski

©2002 Universal Pictures

Jurassic Park III
©2001 Amblin/Universal Pictures

©2001 United Paramount Network

Moolah Beach
©2001 Fox Family Worldwide

The Time Machine
©2001 Dreamworks LLC & Warner Bros.

To End All Wars
©2000 Argyll Film Partners, LLC

©2000 Disney Pictures

The Testaments
©2000 LDS Church

6 Days / 7 Nights
©1998 Touchstone Pictures

Mighty Joe Young
©1998 Walt Disney Pictures

George of the Jungle
©1997 Walt Disney Pictures

The Lost World: Jurassic Park
©1997 Amblin/Universal Pictures

©1995 Warner Bros.

©1994 Castle Rock Entertainment

Jurassic Park
©1993 Amblin/Universal Pictures

Honeymoon in Vegas
©1992 Castle Rock Entertainment

©1991 Amblin Entertainment

Flight of the Intruder
©1990 Paramount Pictures

Lord of the Flies
©1990 Castle Rock Films

©1989 Gladden Enterprises

Lady in White
©1988 New Sky Communications, Inc.

Throw Momma from the Train
©1987 Orion Pictures

Islands of the Alive
©1986 Larry Cohen Productions

The Thorn Birds
©1983 Warner Bros.

Uncommon Valor
©1983 Paramount Pictures

Body Heat
©1983 Warner Bros./Ladd Company

Raiders of the Lost Ark
©1983 Lucas-Spielberg Productions

Behold Hawaii
©1981 MacGillivray-Freeman Productions

©1980 Dino DiLaurentis

Last Flight of Noah’s Ark
©1979 Walt Disney Productions

©1978 CBS Productions

Acapulco Gold
©1978 Marvista Production

Fantasy Island
©1977 Universal Studios

Islands in the Stream
©1977 Paramount Pictures

King Kong
©1976 Paramount Pictures

Castaway Cowboy
©1974 Walt Disney Productions

The Hawaiians
©1970 Mirisch Productions

Lost Flight
©1969 Universal Studios

Yoake No Futare
©1968 Shochiku Company

Lovers at Dawn
©1968 Mirisch Productions

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.
©1966 Walt Disney Productions

Operation Attack
©1965 Selmur Production

None but the Brave
©1965 Warner Bros.

Paradise Hawaiian Style
©1965 Paramount Pictures

Gilligan’s Island
©1964 United Artists/CBS Productions

Donovan’s Reef
©1963 Paramount Productions

Diamond Head
©1962 Columbia Pictures

Sanga Ari
©1962 Shochiku Productions

Blue Hawaii
©1961 Paramount/Hal Wallis Productions

Seven Women from Hell
©1961 Assoc Producers/20th Century Fox

The Wackiest Ship in the Army
©1960 Columbia Pictures

Forbidden Island
©1959 Columbia Pictures

South Pacific
©1958 20th Century Fox

She Gods of Shark Reef
©1958 American International Pictures

Jungle Heat
©1957 Bel-Air Productions

Voodoo Island
©1957 Bel-Air Productions

Thunder Over Hawaii
©1957 Sunset Productions

Between Heaven and Hell
©1956 20th Century Fox

©1954 United Artists

Hawaii Chindochu
©1954 International Theatrical Co.

Miss Sadie Thompson
©1953 Columbia Pictures

Bird of Paradise
©1951 20th Century Fox

Pagan Love Song
©1950 MGM Productions

White Heat
©1934 Universal Pictures

The Kauai Movie Book

The Kauai Movie Book

The allure of Kauai and its long history as a movie location are captured in a 128 page coffee table book produced by the Wilcox Hospital Foundation with assistance from the Kauai Film Commission. Written by Chris Cook and photographed by David Boynton, the book was published by Mutual Publishing of Honolulu in November of 1996. It is organized geographically and covers everything from blockbusters like South Pacific, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park to documentaries, foreign films, and surfing movies.

See the movie sites before and during filming; read about the directors, movie stars, and the local heroes who have made Kauai such a popular filming location for so many years. This fascinating and beautiful book includes a guide to movie locations, at-a-glance movie facts, and over 300 full-color photographs.

For cost of the Kauai Movie Book and shipping information, please contact Mutual Publishing:
Tel: 808-732-1709
Fax: 808-732-4094
Email: Mutual Publishing