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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: 187,625 | Gross: $248.76M

2. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 163,587 | Gross: $136.31M

3. South Pacific (1958)

Unrated | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War

6.9
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On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 6,791

4. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

7.2
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62 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 39,290 | Gross: $1.52M

5. The Last Kiss (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck

Votes: 39,301 | Gross: $11.60M

6. 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: 6,627

7. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A Naval officer, reprimanded after Pearl Harbor, is later promoted to Rear Admiral, and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 6,906 | Gross: $4.20M

8. Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti (2017)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director: Edouard Deluc | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini

Votes: 343

9. Gone Fishing (2017 Video)

Not Rated | 2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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On Motunui, Maui tries to catch a fish with his magical fishhook, only to be comically foiled by the ocean.

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

Votes: 211

10. Rapa Nui (1994)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two tribes on the island: the Long Ears and the Short Ears. A warrior from the ruling ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales, Sandrine Holt, Eru Potaka Dewes

Votes: 4,172 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Utopia (1951)

82 min | Comedy

5.6
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Heading for a newly inherited island, the boys are shipwrecked and marooned on an atoll which has just emerged from the sea. Along with their cook, a stowaway and a girl who is fleeing her ... See full summary »

Directors: Léo Joannon, John Berry, Alfred J. Goulding, Tim Whelan | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair, Max Elloy

Votes: 1,437

12. South Pacific (2001 TV Movie)

129 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.8
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During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr., Rade Serbedzija, Jack Thompson

Votes: 832

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: 2,009

14. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

7.6
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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.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 4,013

15. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

Votes: 1,154

16. Bird of Paradise (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 861

17. Johnny Lingo (1969)

Not Rated | 25 min | Drama, Family, Short

7.3
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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 »

Director: Judge Whitaker | Stars: Makee K. Blaisdell, Naomi Kahoilua, Francis L. Urry, Joseph R. TeNgaio

Votes: 186

18. Bora Bora (1968)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

6.0
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A Frenchman finds his runaway wife on an island in the Pacific.

Director: Ugo Liberatore | Stars: Haydée Politoff, Corrado Pani, Doris Kunstmann, Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia

Votes: 70

19. Return to Paradise (1953)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.1
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An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barry Jones, Roberta Haynes, Moira Walker

Votes: 429

20. The Hurricane (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 2,016

21. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush

Votes: 623

22. The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Charles Laughton, Jon Hall, Peggy Drake, Victor Francen

Votes: 273

23. Enchanted Island (1958)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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Two 19th-century sailors jump ship only to discover their tropical paradise is a cannibal stronghold.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Powell, Don Dubbins, Arthur Shields

Votes: 149

24. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Director: George S. Kaufman | Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 353

25. Paradise Bent: Boys Will Be Girls in Samoa (1999)

51 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Heather Croall | Stars: Derek Freeman, Tania Grey, Jeanette Mageo, Tom Pollard

Votes: 16

26. Waikiki Wedding (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross

Votes: 219

27. The Pagan (1929)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

7.0
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A carefree South Seas native falls for the half-caste ward of a religious white man who desires her for himself.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Renée Adorée, Donald Crisp, Dorothy Janis

Votes: 262

28. Last of the Pagans (1935)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.0
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A young Polynesian couple is separated by a mining company which enslaves islanders.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mala, Lotus Long, Rudolph Anders, Chester Gan

Votes: 89

29. Aloha Oe (1915)

50 min | Drama

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Brilliant but besotted attorney, David Harmon, wins a big case but ends the day in a dingy waterfront flophouse. His fiancée puts him on a sailing ship in an attempt to get him to dry out, ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Stanton, Charles Swickard, Gilbert P. Hamilton | Stars: Willard Mack, Enid Markey, Margaret Thompson, Frank Borzage

30. Lost Continent of the Pacific (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Legends of lost continents and civilizations have captivated people throughout time. Philosophers and astronomers like Aristotle and Ptolemy believed that an unknown continent existed in ... See full summary »

Director: Devon Chivvis

Votes: 15

31. Gaston Méliès and his Wandering Star Film Company (2015)

60 min | Documentary

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Gaston Méliès' filmmaking voyage through Asia-Pacific between 1912 and 1913, from California to Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, Java, Singapore, Cambodia and Japan.

Director: Raphaël Millet | Star: Gaston Méliès

32. Castaways (1978– )

60 min | Drama, History

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A five part drama series based on historical events in the lives of notable South Pacific castaways.

Stars: David Mahon, Tu'iniua Tuita, Taniela Manu, Eva Ve'ehala

33. Cool Riders (1995 Video Game)

Sport

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The object of Cool Riders is to finish each stage ahead of a computer-controlled rival by the end of a stage's checkpoint and within the allotted time. Whoever finishes first gets to select... See full summary »

34. 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

35. Tabu, dernier voyage (1996)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Yves de Peretti | Stars: Charles Berling, Rüdiger Vogler

36. What Do You Think?: Tupapaoo (1938)

11 min | Mystery, Short

6.0
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An American trader disrupts life on a Polynesian island.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Moroni Olsen, John Ince, E. Alyn Warren

Votes: 32

37. Kipuka: The Story of the Legendary Hawaiian Paradise (2011)

151 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Ancient concepts of life in the islands that are today known as "Hawaii" are combined with insights into modern views of island lore and its ancient roots, explained by native islanders and other experts.

Director: Jo Danieli

38. Tonga Royal (1974)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV

39. Plastic Paradise: A Swingin' Trip Through America's Polynesian Obsession (2013)

54 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Plastic Paradise is the first documentary to chronicle the rise, fall, and resurgence of tiki, or Polynesian pop, one of the defining cultural trends of postwar America. Think South Pacific... See full summary »

Director: Brett O'Bourke | Stars: Josh 'Shag' Agle, Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry, Drew Birch, Richard Boccato

Votes: 10

40. Hombo (1985)

93 min

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Director: Daniel Ringold | Stars: Igor Hossein, Olivier Pagès, Brigitte Barry, Christophe Lemée

41. Teiva enfant des îles (1962 TV Short)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Director: Jean-Claude Bergeret | Star: Dominique Faburel

42. Jamais sans mes palmes (2011 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Pierre-François Martin-Laval, also known as PEF, is an actor, scriptwriter and diver. Together with actress Hélène de Fougerolles, who has never dived before, they will discover the planet's most beautiful oceanic sites in the Polynesia.

Directors: Guy Beauché, Jean-Christophe de Revière | Stars: Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Hélène de Fougerolles, Alain Foret, Jean-Michel Cousteau

43. Oceans 8 (2004–2006)
Episode: A Slow Boat to Somewhere (2004)

26 min | Adventure

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Ride along on a rustic, and rusting, Polynesian cargo boat as it makes deliveries to 21 of the globe's most isolated coral reef atolls in the heart of the South Pacific Ocean. Along the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Bowermaster

44. The Amazing Race (2001– )
Episode: Business in the Front, Party in the Back (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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Eleven new teams of 2 travel from Los Angeles, California to Bora Bora, French Polynesia. The game changes when it is revealed that the first team to check in at the Pit Stop will receive ... See full summary »

Director: Bertram van Munster | Stars: Phil Keoghan, Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, Bates Battaglia

Votes: 42

45. Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen (1982– )
Episode: Expedition in die Südsee - Georg Forster (2012)

Documentary, History

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On a new admiralty expedition to the South Sea, fitted with two ultimate-quality-watches to test for precision navigation, world-famous Royal Navy captain James Cook invites the reputed, ... See full summary »

46. Ushuaïa, le magazine de l'extrême (1987–2012)
Episode: Le feu de la vie (2011)

Documentary

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Polynesia comprises numerous island in the South Sea, some of which are of volcanic origin, as the infernos around some very active volcanoes in Hawai still testify. The Kiloweia is studied... See full summary »

47. The Amazing Race (2001– )
Episode: Like James Bond Again (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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The nine remaining teams travel from Bora Bora, French Polynesia to Windwhistle, New Zealand. One team has to undergo medical treatment that will decide whether or not they can continue in the race.

Director: Bertram van Munster | Stars: Phil Keoghan, Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, Bates Battaglia

Votes: 37

48. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Mystery of Easter Island (2012)

TV-G | 53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722.

Director: Andy Awes | Stars: Lance Lewman, Carl Lipo, Sergio A. Rapu Haoa, Terry Hunt

Votes: 94

49. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Top Seven Perform (2010)

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

7.4
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Top 6 perform. Ashley Galvan sits out due to injury. Alex Wong sends a post-op message from the hospital. First Tahitian and B-boy dance routines are performed.

Director: Nikki Parsons | Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman

Votes: 13