Finding movie locations while you are on holidays is quite a fun way to spend your holidays, especially if you are a movie buff/nerd. It’s quite fun to imagine the film process and why certain locations were chosen for movies. Places such as New York and Vegas are obvious choices for movie locations, but it is those of the beaten track ones which are much more fun to find. They can be natural landscapes, disused buildings or entire islands. On of the most famous filming locations for natural and rugged movie sets are the islands of Hawaii. Countless movies and tv shows have been set here, due to its natural beauty, the uniqueness of its landscape and its exotic and other worldly feel. Finding the exact locations can be a task though and this can be an adventure. Sites such as Addressy and land based tours can be helpful if you have an idea where famous scenes have been filmed, otherwise you will have to do some research and find the locations yourself. Here we’ve looked at some of the more popular islands and some of the movies filmed here.
Amongst the movies filmed here are 50 first dates, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pearl harbour and many more. These movies deal with love, comedy and war. Each show the island in a unique light from sandy beaches and palm tress, the incredible Arial shots and amazing landscapes. Finding particular areas of each movie will take some research but there are definitely many locals# who will know some of the more famous areas used.
This island seems to be more popular with the adventure genre of movies. As some of its credits include Jurassic park, Indiana jones and seven days six nights. All of them being adventurous with some mixing in romance and intrigue to their stories. Kauais Manawaiopuna falls are now affectionately called the Jurassic park falls such is their popularity on the island and of course due to the iconic stance of the movie. Six days seven nights really brings the island to life throughout the film as it is supposed to be a desert island, it therefore is an incredible backdrop and shows the beauty that Hawaii is famous for. The next Harrison ford movie and the second from Spielberg also Indiana jones shows the love movie makers have of the islands. Showing another iconic scene and basing it on the amazon jungle shows the beauty from Kauai.
Amongst the many tv shows based here or which used it as a location are Baywatch, Charlies angles, lilo and stich and many, many more.
As you can see from the short list we have drawn up Hawaii is a movie set paradise. Come and enjoy the movies and hunt the sets if you like. Don’t forget though, not everyone likes #MyTownInMovies and it is always nice to be respectful to people’s property and their right to privacy if certain locations happen to be on private land.
Each country and area has many movie locations but not the same extent that you will find in Hawaii so enjoy the experience and maybe you can be cast as an extra.