The Aloha State Moviesby Hoekkie | created - 04 Jan 2018 | updated - 23 Apr 2018 | Public
The Aloha State is the official nickname of Hawaii. In 1959 it became the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America. These movies have a connection with Hawaii. It’s a topic in the story or they are (partially) filmed in Hawaii.
Which movie (or movie poster) do you associate the most with Hawaii?
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1. Blue Hawaii (1961)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical
After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.
Votes: 4,977 | Gross: $10.44M
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
Votes: 251,409 | Gross: $63.17M
3. Lilo & Stitch (2002)
PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.
Votes: 154,861 | Gross: $145.79M
4. Aloha (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him.
Votes: 56,927 | Gross: $20.99M
5. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
Votes: 40,227 | Gross: $30.50M
6. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Two hard-partying brothers place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by an uncontrollable duo.
Votes: 77,154 | Gross: $46.01M
7. Just Go with It (2011)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance
On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.
Votes: 206,543 | Gross: $103.03M
8. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.
Votes: 259,102 | Gross: $404.52M
9. 50 First Dates (2004)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
Votes: 309,437 | Gross: $120.91M
11. The Big Bounce (2004)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime
A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischevious, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.
Votes: 17,220 | Gross: $6.47M
12. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 297,642 | Gross: $198.54M
13. Soul Surfer (2011)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family
Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.
Votes: 42,610 | Gross: $43.85M
14. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.
Votes: 1,698 | Gross: $2.50M
15. North Shore (1987)
PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Before entering art school, Rick Kane sets out to surf the big wave season on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, after winning a surfing contest in an Arizona wave pool by his home. Once in ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,153 | Gross: $3.83M
16. A Perfect Getaway (2009)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.
Votes: 64,896 | Gross: $15.48M
17. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Votes: 136,277 | Gross: $17.84M
18. Hawaii (1966)
Approved | 189 min | Drama
An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.
Votes: 2,483 | Gross: $34.56M
19. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 29,862 | Gross: $29.55M
20. Race the Sun (1996)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Votes: 2,955 | Gross: $1.95M
21. Princess Kaiulani (2009)
PG | 97 min | Drama
The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.
Votes: 1,505 | Gross: $0.88M
22. The Hawaiians (1970)
R | 134 min | Drama
The intertwined lives of two kindred souls with ambition begins when Captain Whip Hoxworth discovers that Nyuk Tsin has been smuggled aboard as part of cargo on The Carthaginian, which he ... See full summary »
24. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
In Hawaii, an undercover DEA agent and her civilian friend stumble upon a drug trafficking operation, and have to enlist the help of all their colleagues/friends to go after the vicious drug kingpin.
25. Diamond Head (1962)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
Rich Hawaiian pineapple grower and US Senatorial candidate Richard Howland tries to control everything and everyone around him, including his headstrong sister, Slone. Howland learns the ... See full summary »
27. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.
Votes: 69,441 | Gross: $74.33M
28. Picture Bride (1994)
PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Riyo marries a man more than twice her age. She is devastated and labors in the sugar cane field. At the end she is able to love her husband.
Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $1.24M
30. Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Musical
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
Votes: 2,492 | Gross: $2.60M
32. Godzilla (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.
Votes: 360,093 | Gross: $200.68M
33. A Very Brady Sequel (1996)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
The Bradys receive a surprise visit when a man claiming to be Carol's long-lost first husband shows up at their residence, the family question his motives.
Votes: 9,491 | Gross: $21.40M
34. Waikiki Wedding (1937)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.
35. Tropic Thunder (2008)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, War
Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.
Votes: 358,228 | Gross: $110.52M