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Our top 10 Island themed movies and tv show recommendations

Watching others wade through the waters of a beautiful island beach isn’t the same as
actually being there, but it’s the next best thing when you’re stuck in the house for weeks on
end. We’ve pulled together our top 10 favourite island-themed movies and TV series to help
you get a dose of virtual sun, sea and sand from the comfort of home.


1) Cast Away 

Castaway

Cast Away is a deserted island classic starring Tom Hanks – and his beloved ball
Wilson – as a FedEx employee who must learn to survive on an uninhabited island in
the South Pacific.
For more, click here.


2) The Beach 

The_Beach_film

The Beach is a 2000 film based on the 1996 novel by Alex Garland. Leonardo
DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton star in the movie which made the Thai island of  Ko Phi
Phi Le h a star in its own right.
Read what others say about it here.


3) Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson Movie

Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 Disney film based on a book written in 1812 by
Johann David Wyss. There are pirates, tree-houses and close encounters with wild
animals in this tale of a shipwrecked family who must decide whether rescuing is
really what they want after all.
See the reviews here.


4) Treasure Island 

Treasure_Island_(1950_film)_poster

Treasure Island is the first live-action movie by Disney ever made. The
1950 adventure film is adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel and
features drunken pirates, mutineers and a hunt for buried treasure.
Want to know more? Click here.


5) Moana

Disney-Moana

 

Moana is an animated Disney blockbuster about a strong-willed Polynesian girl who
must show leadership and bravery to save the population of her island village. With
songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie has an award-winning soundtrack
and won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
Read what others say about it here.



6) South Pacific 

South_Pacific_1105

South Pacific is a 1958 film based on the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South
Pacific. It was the duo’s highest-grossing musical until The Sound of Music was
released seven years later. The soundtrack hit No. 1 in both the US and the UK and
includes songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening” and “I’m Gonna Wash That Man
Right Outta My Hair.”
See the reviews  here.


7) A Perfect Getaway 

The perfetct getaway

A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 thriller starring Timothy Olyphant,  Milla
Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn. Shot in Hawaii and Puerto Rico, the movie
follows the holiday of two couples who find their dream destination diminished when
travellers in their midst meet an untimely demise.
Want to know more? Click  here.

 

 

8) Six Days, Seven Nights 

6 days 7 nights movie Six Days, Seven Nights is a movie starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche that was
released in 1998. A blend of adventure, comedy and romance, the movie was filmed
in Kauai and features David Schwimmer and Allison Janney in supporting roles.
Read what others say about it here.

 


9) Lost 

Lost-TV series

Lost is an American television series that dominated ABC’s airwaves in the mid- to
late 2000s. Spanning six seasons (and 121 episodes), the airplane-crash-landing-on-a-
deserted-island plot features elements others don’t: supernatural forces and science
fiction in the South Pacific Ocean.
See the reviews here.


10) Survivor

Survivor

Survivor was the first American hit reality game show where the contestant who
managed to compete, strategise and avoid eliminations was crowned the winner.
From The Bachelor to Top Chef, contemporary reality tv owes much to this series,
which leaves strangers, often on an island, to fend for themselves for food, shelter and
companionship in hopes of taking home the $1 million prize. The show is now in its
40th season.
Read more here.

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