Movies Filmed In Hawaii
If there’s one thing that you’ll notice while on vacation in Hawaii, it’s the amazing scenery. The views are quite breathtaking anywhere on the islands. At one point you might find yourself saying “Why do I feel like I’ve been here before?” Well, that’s probably because you’ve seen that very location in one of the many movies filmed in Hawaii.
Kauai – Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Jurassic ParkKauai is so exotic the Steven Spielberg decided to come here twice. You’d never even realize that you’re not actually watching Indy run through the Peruvian Rain Forest. Jurassic Park was filmed almost exclusively in Kauai as well, and it’s rumored the the fourth JP movie will return to Kuai.
USS Missouri’ – BattleshipMighty Mo comes alive! The action packed sci-fi adventure Battleship takes the USS Missouri from a retired museum to live firing, alien-blasting battleship. It’s really an amazing sight to see the Missouri on the high seas again. Thankfully Universal was able to return her in one piece and we can still go see the Missouri on Ford Island anytime.
Pearl harbor – Tora!Tora!Tora!, Pearl Harbor“December, 7 1941 a date which will live in infamy…” and a date which has been recreated numerous times since on the silver screen. Tora! Tora! Tora! is a classic that display’s the events of that day in true epic form. The more recent Pearl Harbor was filmed, props and all, right in Pearl Harbor and Ford Island. These movies offer a look at Pearl Harbor that is second only to taking a guided tour. While on Oahu, you have to visit Pearl Harbor. Join a tour for added historical value.
Known as “Hawaii’s backlot” Hollywood loves Kualoa Ranch! Look for the locations from 50 First Dates and Godzilla. You might even see shooting in progress! The majestic cliffs and spires of the Kualoa Mountains, the lush greenery of the Ka’a'awa Valley, the best view of Chinaman’s Hat (Mokolo’i Island). All these features and more have attracted production companies for years.