Most Popular South Seas Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Blue Lagoon (1980)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
Votes: 58,354 | Gross: $58.85M
2. Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In this sequel to The Blue Lagoon (1980), two children are stranded on a beautiful island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together and eventually become suntanned teenagers in love.
Votes: 16,837 | Gross: $2.81M
3. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.
Votes: 68,539 | Gross: $74.33M
4. Kon-Tiki (2012)
PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History
Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Votes: 41,795 | Gross: $1.52M
5. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
Votes: 13,613 | Gross: $13.68M
6. Adventures in Paradise (1959–1962)
60 min | Adventure
Adam Troy was an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war. As captain of the schooner "Tiki III", Troy drifted from adventure to adventure while carrying ... See full summary »
7. 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.
8. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
9. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure
On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.
10. L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach (1998)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure
A stolen computer floppy disc filled with information about the location of a mythical treasure in Savage Island will lure both villains and L.E.T.H.A.L. Agents into a dangerous treasure hunt.
11. In Search of the Castaways (1962)
Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In 19th century England, young Mary Grant and her brother, Robert, embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father, a sea captain who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.
Votes: 2,527 | Gross: $21.75M
13. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
16. The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1960)
Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
19. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
21. The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
Approved | 92 min | Drama
Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though ... See full summary »
22. Forever Emmanuelle (1976)
R | 95 min | Drama, Romance
At an institute in Manila, researchers and eco-tourists trade stories about the Mara tribe, who live on a remote island and have an annual festival of rebirth in which some of the tribe ... See full summary »
23. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.
24. Daikyojû Gappa (1967)
Unrated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An expedition in the South Pacific lands on a tropical island where the natives worship the mysterious deity Gappa. An earthquake opens up an underground cavern and a baby reptile is ... See full summary »
26. Sinners in Paradise (1938)
Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A seaplane departs for China. On board are a nurse escaping a loveless marriage to do work with refugees, a woman hoping to surprise her estranged son, a wealthy heiress trying to distance ... See full summary »
27. South Sea Woman (1953)
Passed | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
AWOL marine Sgt. Jim O'Hearn is court-martialed for a variety of offenses that carry 143 years in the stockade or the death penalty but refuses to aid in his own defense.
28. Cobra Woman (1944)
Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Upon discovering his fiancée Tollea has been kidnaped, Ramu and his friend Kado set out for a Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are ... See full summary »
29. Return to Paradise (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down.
30. Fair Wind to Java (1953)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1883, an American merchant ship's captain is searching for a treasure in diamonds from a sunken Dutch ship in the vicinity of a volcanic island in the Dutch East Indies.
32. Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)
Passed | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The owner of a seedy dive and brothel on a South Seas island meets two treasure hunters looking for a sunken ship with a $3-million cargo of gold. She persuades them to let her in on the ... See full summary »
33. The Single Standard (1929)
Passed | 73 min | Drama, Romance
The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him ... See full summary »
Votes: 445 | Gross: $0.66M
34. The Seawolf (1971– )
93 min | Adventure, Drama
The writer Humphrey van Weyden gets overboard in 1906 in a shipwreck in the fog in the Bay of San Francisco and is rescued by a seal catcher, the schooner Ghost under the brutal Captain Wolf Larsen.
36. Adventure's End (1937)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure
Pacific pearl diver Duke Slade escapes angry natives by joining a whaler whose dying captain persuades him to marry his daughter who is already being wooed by the first mate.
37. Beyond the Blue Horizon (1942)
Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young girl's parents are killed on a tropical island, and the girl is raised and protected by the jungle animals. When she is found, as a grown woman, she is taken back to the United ... See full summary »
38. Pearl of the South Pacific (1955)
Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure
Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the ... See full summary »
39. Tamahine (1963)
95 min | Comedy, Sport
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.
40. Johnny Lingo (1969)
Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Family, Short
Johnny Lingo, one of the sharpest traders in the south pacific islands decides to bargain for a wife, and offers a record price of eight cows for Mahana, a plain girl who shuns contact. ... See full summary »
41. Isle of Fury (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Adventure
In the South Seas, Val Stevens and Lucille Gordon are getting married when a ship goes down offshore. Val rescues Captain Deever and passenger Eric Blacke. Later Eric saves Val from an ... See full summary »
42. White Heat (1934)
Passed | 62 min | Drama, Romance
Plantation owner William Hawkes (David Newell) doesn't approve of the fact that most of the white men on the island have married, or are living with native girls. He doesn't approve of ... See full summary »
44. Under Capricorn (1983– )
Not Rated | Drama, History
Charles Adair arrives in New South Wales from Ireland, eager to make his fortune. He's tempted into a land scheme by the wealthy Sam Flusky, who hopes that Charles can also help his ... See full summary »
46. South Seas Adventure (1958)
Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance
The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »
47. The Silent One (1985)
95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
This is a story of a South Seas island village. The villagers find a baby that had been set adrift. The villagers are warned of the dangers of keeping the child. The young boy is ridiculed ... See full summary »
50. Paradise Island (1930)
Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Music
Ellen Bradford comes to the south sea island of Tonga to marry her fiancée and finds out he is a drunk. She also finds out that she is the only white woman on the island and, as such, has ... See full summary »