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Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii movies: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results

We’ve counted the votes from our latest HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana poll question: What's your favorite Hawaii-filmed movie? The top vote-getters are on the pages ahead. Our in-the-know ohana weighed in with votes for nearly 40 filmed-in-the-Islands movies. Votes were cast for everything from classics, such as the romantic musical South Pacific (1958) (pictured, above) and the drama From Here to Eternity (1953) to more recent action-adventure releases, such as Jurassic Park (1993) and Battleship (May 18, 2012). Votes also came in for comedies, such as Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) and even for a few positively loopy productions, such as Goin’ Coconuts (1978), a Donny and Marie Osmond caper movie. Mahalo for the poll picks! 

If you’re not already a part of our Facebook ohana, you’re cordially invited to take part in on our next poll. Just click here then press the “like” button at the top of our Facebook page. You’ll then become part of our HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana and get our “Hawaii favorite” poll questions as soon as we post them. You'll also get instant updates on your Facebook wall when we post our daily HawaiiMagazine.com stories and features.

We’ll be posting our next ohana Poll question on HAWAII Magazine’s Facebook page in the days ahead. OK, here we go. Here’s the top five countdown of our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii-filmed movies.

No. 5 (tie)


Filmed almost entirely on, near and even under the world-famous surf breaks on Oahu’s North Shore, Blue Crush follows the fictional tale of a trio of 20-something surfer girls, focusing on a former top amateur surfer (Kate Bosworth) as she seeks redemption in the waves after a near-drowning derails her rising career. The women share a beach house near the waves and pay the rent by holding down low-profile jobs at an area hotel. Stunning surf cinematography.



Billed as the “ultimate romantic disaster movie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall revolves around a music composer for a TV show (Jason Segel) who vacations in Hawaii after a breakup with his longtime girlfriend, Sarah Marsall (Kristen Bell).  Upon arriving at the Turtle Bay resort on Oahu’s North Shore, the heartbroken composer finds his ex-girlfriend vacationing there, too, with her new boyfriend (Russell Brand). Hawaii serves as a beautiful backdrop for this romantic comedy.

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