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1. Moana (I) (2016)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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81 Metascore

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 231,854 | Gross: $248.76M

2. Donovan's Reef (1963)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Comedy subtly dealing with moral issues such as racial bigotry, corporate greed, American belief of societal superiority and hypocrisy.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Warden

Votes: 7,237

3. The Other Side of Heaven (2001)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees

Votes: 3,846 | Gross: $4.72M

4. Summer Heights High (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.4
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 13,616

5. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

6.3
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59 Metascore

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan

Votes: 4,248 | Gross: $0.00M

6. The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson (1998– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.4
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Richard Thomas stars in this amazing tale of a family looking for adventure only to find themselves marooned on a deserted island. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to ... See full summary »

Stars: Gareth Howells, Kieren Hutchison, Junior Chile, Margo Gunn

Votes: 393

7. Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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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.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta, Donna Butterworth

Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $2.50M

8. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara

Votes: 2,274

9. Pacific Banana (1980)

R | 82 min | Comedy

4.4
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The story of a pair of Australian pilots working for a small South Pacific airline. Paul, a wildly successful womanizer, leaving conquests at every port and Martin, sad and lonely in his ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Graeme Blundell, Robin Stewart, Deborah Gray, Alyson Best

Votes: 143

10. Bird of Paradise (1951)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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An island Princess falls for a visiting Frenchman, but her people are against it.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Debra Paget, Louis Jourdan, Jeff Chandler, Everett Sloane

Votes: 374

11. Dangerous Money (1946)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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A treasury agent on the trail of counterfeit money confides to fellow ocean liner passenger Charlie Chan that there have been two attempts on his life.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Sidney Toler, Gloria Warren, Victor Sen Yung, Rick Vallin

Votes: 946

12. Samoan Wedding (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

Four raucous Samoans are banned from their best friend's wedding. To get in, they have to prove themselves as mature individuals by getting and keeping girlfriends.

Director: Chris Graham | Stars: Oscar Kightley, Iaheto Ah Hi, Shimpal Lelisi, Robbie Magasiva

Votes: 1,452 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 2,168

14. The Decks Ran Red (1958)

84 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A band of dishonest seamen plan a murderous mutiny aboard the S.S. Berwind.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 358

15. Flipper & Lopaka (1999–2005)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Animated series about the friendship between a boy named Lopaka and dolphin Flipper. Once Flipper saved the boy's life, and then they became best friends. Dolphin began to show Lopaka ... See full summary »

Stars: Robyn Moore, Jamie Oxenbould, Keith Scott

Votes: 225

16. Beyond the Reef (1979)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Romance

4.5
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Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be ... See full summary »

Director: Frank C. Clarke | Stars: Dayton Ka'ne, Maren Jensen, Kathleen Swan, Keahi Farden

Votes: 176 | Gross: $0.55M

17. Tiara Tahiti (1962)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

5.8
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James Mason and Sir John Mills star in this comedy-drama about a tough Colonel and a refined Captain who clashed during the war, and continue their personal battle in peacetime Tahiti.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: James Mason, John Mills, Claude Dauphin, Herbert Lom

Votes: 204

18. Tamahine (1963)

95 min | Comedy, Sport

6.5
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A free-spirited young Polynesian girl is sent to live with her uncle in England. The many social and other rules new to her that she encounters there, as well as attention from student body of a local school cause much hilarity.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Nancy Kwan, John Fraser, Dennis Price, Coral Browne

Votes: 86

19. The Lucifer Complex (1978)

Not Rated | 91 min | Sci-Fi

2.2
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An intelligence agent discovers a Nazi plot to revive the Third Reich by using clones.

Directors: Kenneth Hartford, David L. Hewitt | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Merrie Lynn Ross, Keenan Wynn, Aldo Ray

Votes: 276

20. Hurricane Smith (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.3
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South Sea freebooters fight for hidden treasure and the love of the beautiful Luana.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, James Craig, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 107

21. Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island (1936)

Approved | 256 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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A 14-episode serial in which Mala, a Polynesian in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Taylor, Mack V. Wright | Stars: Mala, Rex, Buck the Dog, Mamo Clark

Votes: 87

22. Kumu Hina (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A transgender Native Hawaiian teacher inspires a young girl to fulfill her destiny of leading the school's male hula troupe, even as she struggles to find love and a committed relationship in her own life.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | Stars: Leo Anderson Akana, Haemaccelo Kalu, Ho'Onani Kamai, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Votes: 92

23. In Football We Trust (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Family, Sport

7.1
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"In Football We Trust" captures a snapshot in time amid the rise of the Pacific Islander presence in the NFL. Presenting a new take on the American immigrant story, this feature length ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Vainuku, Erika Cohn

Votes: 57

24. Island Girl (1993 Video)

6.6
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Add a Plot

Directors: Mark Hannah, Allen Posten | Stars: Speedy Arnold, Brent Darnell, Lindsay Fussell, Melody Johnson

Votes: 8

25. Black Magic (1933)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Wajan, the son of Nudonk,a witch, is beset with difficulties. His mother is in ill favor with the Balinese natives who want to get rid of her, and the hand of Sari, a native chieftain's ... See full summary »

Director: Friedrich Dalsheim | Stars: Lombos, Sari, Nodonk, Wajan

Votes: 10

26. The Tangaroa Expedition (2007)

G | 50 min | Documentary

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Almost 60 years later, Thor Heyerdahl's grandson make the same travel that his grandfather.

Directors: Anders Berg, Havard Jennsen | Stars: Anders Berg, Olav Heyerdahl, Torgeir Higraff, Bjarne Krekvik

27. Island Captives (1937)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.4
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A murdered businessman's daughter is shipwrecked on a jungle island with the son of the man who killed her father. Both are threatened by a smuggling ring that uses the island as its headquarters.

Director: Paul Kerschner | Stars: Edward J. Nugent, Joan Barclay, Henry Brandon, Charles King

Votes: 41

28. Au large d'une vie (2015)

30 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Teva, a young Tahitian with a passion for filmmaking, was compelled to leave his homeland to fulfill his ambitions. Having become a director, he returns to Tahiti and is once again ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Schwob | Stars: Raphaëlle Agogué, Tamara Ajuelos, Jean-Baptiste Bouyer, Karl Brillant

29. NWA Cyberspace: Fatal Attraction (2005 Video)

Sport

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Slyck Wagner Brown defends the NWA Cyberspace Heavyweight Title against Michael Shane, America's Most Wanted defend the NWA Cyberspace Tag Team Titles against Jeff Jarrett and Matt Striker,... See full summary »

Stars: Dan Barry, Matt Bentley, Nick Berk, Retesh Bhalla

30. Humpback Whales of Tonga (1999)

21 min | Short

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The humpback whale is an endangered species with 25,000 existing in all the world's oceans.

Director: Fred Heiman | Star: Peggy Heiman

31. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Great Human Odyssey (2016)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Scientists are using archaeological and cultural findings to map humans' exodus from Africa and identify the adaptive skills required for the journey.

Director: Niobe Thompson | Stars: Sarah Anzick, Berhane Asfaw, Kalepa Baybayan, Yonas Beyene

Votes: 70

32. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: The Top 16 Perform (2009)

TV-PG | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

7.0
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The Top 16 dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance" were set to show America what they could do -- and for the first time in Season 6 the decision would fall to the viewers as to who should ... See full synopsis »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Andy Blankenbuehler

Votes: 13

33. History Specials (2010– )
Episode: Who Really Discovered America? (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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Did other explorers beat Columbus to our shores? New evidence suggests that America may have been discovered -- and rediscovered -- by Asian, Celtic, and Polynesian tribes, among others. ... See full summary »

Votes: 18

34. The Living Planet (1984– )
Episode: Worlds Apart (1984)

55 min | Documentary

9.1
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How isolation on islands and atolls has lead to unique diversity and specialization amongst animal and plant life together with the devastating results of human intervention.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 125



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