Most Popular Island Life Movies and TV Shows
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1. Royal Pains (2009–2016)
TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Drama
An unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon winds up working with his cheesy brother in the Hamptons as a concierge doctor to the uber-rich and ultra-elite.
2. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four best girlfriends hatch a plan to stay connected with one another as their lives start off in different directions: they pass around a pair of secondhand jeans that fits each of their bodies perfectly.
Votes: 52,221 | Gross: $39.01M
4. Abgeschnitten (2018)
132 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
5. Zorba the Greek (1964)
Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama
An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.
6. The Island (1980)
R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A journalist takes his son with him to investigate pirate activity off the coast of Florida. But he gets stranded on a mysterious island--where he might not be alone.
Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $15.72M
7. Amos & Andrew (1993)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime
A Pulitzer prize writer buys a cabin. The neighbors get suspicious when a stranger "breaks in". They see a black man and call the police, who start shooting at him. The sheriff tries a cover-up involving a white petty crook. Bad idea.
Votes: 8,248 | Gross: $9.75M
8. Stromboli (1950)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.
10. The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, Romance
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Votes: 5,190 | Gross: $3.06M
11. Santorini Blue (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Felix and Alexandra's tender marriage unravels after a devastating betrayal. The story travels on an international journey of discovery from New York City to Santorini, Greece while addressing this very question.
12. Gargantua (1998 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
Marine biologist Jack Ellway and his son Brandon are drawn to the Polynesian island of Malau to study the effects of recent seismic activity on the area's marine life. Along with the local ... See full summary »
13. Wilby Wonderful (2004)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A day-in-the-life dark comedy concerning a group of islanders, their respective secrets, and one man's plan to kill himself quietly.
14. Kruso (2018 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
The young student Ed (Jonathan Berlin) wants to get out, leave everything behind. He finds refuge on the Baltic Island of Hiddensee, at a time when the GDR is in its last legs. Many have ... See full summary »
15. Sanctuary (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A famous photographer, Jo Ellen Hathaway, has been being stalked for quite some time. She returns to the island she grew up on in an effort to get away from the stalker and get some ... See full summary »
16. Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931)
Passed | 79 min | Drama
Dan works for Pritchard and Pritchard out of San Francisco and is in love with Maisie, referred to as "the icebox" by his news reporter friend. As one of his ships returns to San Francisco,... See full summary »
18. The Curse (1973)
100 min | Drama
An old man who works for a landlord brings a young worker to paint the house for him. The old landlord is alcoholic and has a young wife and together they manage a ranch. Little by little ... See full summary »
19. Lost Lagoon (1957)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama
Presumed to be lost at sea during a tropical storm, Charlie Walker washes up on a small island in the Bahamas and encounters Elizabeth, a lovely younger woman. As their partnership develops, an insurance investigator seeks Charlie.
20. Nabbie no koi (1999)
92 min | Drama
The film tells the story of a small community on a small island in Okinawa, Japan. Especially it focusses on the story of a grandma named Nabbie, but although it's her story told in the ... See full summary »
23. Tavake (2006)
15 min | Short, Drama
Set in the Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific Islands), this film looks at the influence and encroachment of western culture as shown in the relationship of a young man and his traditional father.
26. Breed of the Sea (1926)
Passed | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Tom and Tod Pembroke are the twin sons of Jefferson Pembroke, a Virginia Bishop, and are divinity-school students. Tom is serious and Tod carefree and adventurous, and both are in love with... See full summary »
27. Lesvos: Fall in Love (2016)
27 min | Documentary, Short
A group of friends visit take a quirky road trip across an island known for humane treatment of refugees, the first Lesbian (Sappho), and a culture/lifestyle that is different to anywhere else.
Inselleben (2007– )
Agios Efstratios und die Magie des Einfachen
Agios Efstratios long served only as a penitentiary for political prisoners. At times, up to 6,000 political opponents and "undesirables" were interned on the small Greek island. Today only... See full summary »
Minority Report (2015)
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dash and Arthur think a young, sick girl living in a community that eschews the use of modern technology is in danger.
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
At a secret research base, the government creates an amphibious, shark-like creature. When the creature escapes, the base is abandoned and the inhabitants have to deal with the ravenous monster.