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Top Island Movies

In honor of May 2018’s themed box, we’ve compiled a list of the best island and deserted island movies. In each movie you’ll find adventure, fight for survival, and plot twists no one saw coming!

Island Movies:

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

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“Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life for me!” Join Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) as they set out to save the governors daughter, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightly) who was taken by the pirate, Captain Barbosa (Geoffrey Rush). Little do they know, Barbosa and his crew has been cursed by ancient treasure that transformed them into the undead and need a blood sacrifice to break the curse.

Available to stream on Amazon.

50 First Dates (2004)

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Adam Sandler stars in this movie as a bachelor living in Hawaii, not looking for a long-term relationship until he meets Lucy (Drew Barrymore). The two hit it off and he feels like he’s finally found the girl of his dreams until he realizes she has short-term memory loss and each day she wakes up and forgets what happened the day before. Sandler has to convince her protective friends and family that his love for her is true and will go through great lengths to prove it.

Available to stream on Netflix. 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

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After being dumped by his long time girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell), Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) takes a vacation to Hawaii in hopes to forget about the breakup. Ironically, Sarah and her new boyfriend, Aldous Snow (Russell Brand) are also guests of the resort he’s staying at.

Available to stream on Netflix.

Jaws (1975)

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A true classic, Jaws takes place in the little town of Amity Island where a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old ship captain team up to hunt down a killer white shark that has been terrorizing the beach and tourists.

Available to stream on Amazon.

Couple’s Retreat (2009)

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4 couples all vacation at an island retreat where on of the couples is there to focus on their marriage. The other couples are there just to relax and have fun, until they realize that the couple therapy sessions are mandatory.

Available to stream on Amazon.

 

Deserted Island Movies:

Castaway (2000)

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A FedEx executive (Tom Hanks) is stranded on an island after a plane crash after being the sole survivor. After failed attempts to escape, he learns to survive for years on the island. Will he make it back to civilization, or will he stay on the island forever with his volleyball friend Wilson?

Available to stream on Amazon.

Lord of the Flies (1990) 

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Based on the classic novel by William Golding, a group of rambunctious American military boys are marooned on an island after a plan crash. The group breaks off into two groups led by polar opposite leaders and eventually the society fails and the boys resort to violence and savagery to solve their problems.

Available to stream on Amazon.

Jurassic Park 3 (2001)

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After being persuaded by a wealthy couple to conduct an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) discovers the true reason for his invitation. A plane maroons the party of seven, and they must attempt to escape with their lives. 

Available to stream on Amazon.

Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

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Walt Disney’s movie follows a family of 5 as they are stranded on an island after their ship gets damaged en route to New Guinea. The family must learn to live in the wild and after building a life there, they face the decision of whether they should return to civilization or not.

Available to stream on Amazon.

Robinson Crusoe (1997)

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Robinson Crusoe (Pierce Brosnan) flees Britain after killing a man in duel, but during his escape he’s shipwrecked on a small island and forced to fend for himself. Crusoe struggles with isolation, memories of his beloved Mary (Polly Walker), and almost being a human sacrifice. A native tribesman, Friday (William Takaku), saves Crusoe and befriends him as they fight for survival against the elements and also Friday’s dangerous tribe.

Available to stream on Amazon.

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