Most Popular Hawaiian-Language Feature Films


1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 224,235 | Gross: $62.88M

2. Aloha (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 43,785 | Gross: $20.99M

3. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

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 very next day.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

Votes: 275,261 | Gross: $120.78M

4. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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73 Metascore

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 124,117 | Gross: $145.77M

5. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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43 Metascore

An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 143,868 | Gross: $106.81M

6. Blue Hawaii (1961)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury, Nancy Walters

Votes: 4,109

7. Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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On her deathbed, a mother makes her son promise never to get married, which scars him with psychological blocks to a commitment with his girlfriend. They finally decide to tie the knot in ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pat Morita

Votes: 14,765 | Gross: $35.21M

8. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,140

9. Race the Sun (1996)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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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.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Halle Berry, Jim Belushi, Bill Hunter, Casey Affleck

Votes: 2,692 | Gross: $1.70M

10. Princess Kaiulani (2009)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.1
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41 Metascore

The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.

Director: Marc Forby | Stars: Q'orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Shaun Evans, Jimmy Yuill

Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $0.88M

11. Molokai (1999)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The true story of the 19th century priest who volunteered to go to the island of Molokai, to console and care for the lepers.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: David Wenham, Kate Ceberano, Jan Decleir, Chris Haywood

Votes: 977

12. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 957

13. Bird of Paradise (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.1
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A native girl falls for a visitor to her island, but she's chosen to be sacrificed to the volcano god.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 782

14. Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)

79 min | Comedy

6.8
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Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Lori Nelson, Byron Palmer

Votes: 341

15. Kuleana (2016)

95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Completed

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A Vietnam vet suspected of murder in '71 Maui must rediscover the Hawaiian warrior within to protect his family, defend their land, and clear his father's name.

Director: Brian Kohne | Stars: Moronai Kanekoa, Kristina Anapau, Sonya Balmores, Stefan C. Schaefer

16. Ka'ililauokekoa (2000)

80 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Kala'iokona Ontai | Stars: Pono Guerrero, Kamakaneoaloha Hopkins, Noelani Iokepa

Votes: 11

17. Corny: When Comedy Can't Get Any Better! (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Six guys compete in a comedy contest, to see who has the most amount of laughs. The last four to go must pair up as a comedy duo and compete against each other to win a deal to become famous comedians.

Director: Tre Tristan | Star: Tre Tristan