Poll: Trouble in Paradise
When we think about tropical islands, we think of paradise. All these films are set or revolve around events on tropical islands. But things are not perfect in paradise... Which of these films would you most like to watch (once again)? Discuss here
Poll by: ur44797245
Created Mar 23 2014
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
Island: BORA BORA A young fisherman is in love with Reri. But she is chosen to be the holy maid and therefore becomes "tabu".
King Kong (1933)
Island: SKULL ISLAND A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal gorilla.
We're Not Dressing (1934)
Island: UNSPECIFIED PACIFIC ISLAND A snobbish yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor. They all look down on the lowly sailor, who proves to be the only one of them with any survival skills. starring Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)
Island: DRY TORTUGA The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned in Shark Island prison on the infamous pestilence-ridden Dry Tortugas after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865. directed by John Ford
The Hurricane (1937)
Island: MANUKURA A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor. When he finally escapes from prison, a hurricane threatens the island and its inhabitants. starring Dorothy Lamour, directed by John Ford
The Black Swan (1942)
Island: JAMAICA A notorious pirate is made governor of Jamaica and enlists the help of some of his former partners to get rid of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently abducts the previous governor's pretty daughter and joins up with the rebels, things are set for a fight.
Lure of the Islands (1942)
Island: UNSPECIFIED SOUTH SEA ISLAND The island is threatened with a Japanese invasion, aided by Commander of the local forces. starring Margie Hart
Cobra Woman (1944)
Island: COBRA ISLAND A Pacific isle where all strangers are to be killed on arrival and the inhabitants, who are frequently sacrificed to an angry volcano god, worship the cobra. The island is ruled over by Naja, the Cobra Woman
Island: STROMBOLI Karen, a young woman from a Baltic country finds it hard to get used to the hard life in her husband's village on Stromboli, which is continuously threatened by the volcano. starring Ingrid Bergman, directed by Roberto Rossellini
Treasure Island (1950)
Island: UNSPECIFIED CARIBBEAN ISLAND A hunt for buried treasure complicated by the threat of hostile pirates.
Road to Bali (1952)
Island: BALI A hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals. starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Island: HAWAII Unhappy love and the threat of war.
Robinson Crusoe (1954)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Fight for survival after being shipwrecked.
Paradise Lagoon (1957)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Life and the relationship between master and servants of a household after being shipwrecked on the island.
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Fight for survival and against marauding pirates after being shipwrecked.
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
Island: UNSPECIFIED PACIFIC ISLAND 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. starring Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND A group of young boys are stranded alone on an island and have to fend for themselves. Two factions form: one group want to build shelters and collect food, the other would rather have fun and hunt; illustrates the difference between civilization and savagery.
Father Goose (1964)
Island: MATALAVA During WW2, a man is ordered onto a deserted island in the Pacific to watch out for Japanese war planes. His solitude then gets disturbed by the arrival of a female school teacher and her pupil on the run from the Japanese. starring Cary Grant
The Comedians (1967)
Island: HAITI Unhappy love and political unrest and rebellion on the island. starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov
Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)
Island: KRAKATOA A catastrophic volcanic eruption starring Maximilian Schell
Island: CUBA Events centering around the Cuban missile crisis. directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Pippi in the South Seas (1970)
Island: PORTO PILUSE Adventures fighting pirates in order to free Pippi's father whose held captive by the pirates.
Island: PRISON ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF FRENCH GUIANA Horrific conditions on the prison island and attempts to escape from there. starring Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman
Man Friday (1975)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Sociocritical view of the story of Robinson Crusoe, told from the point of view of Friday. starring Peter O'Toole
The Far Side of Paradise (1976)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Super rich European aristocrats are settling in luxury on the island to avoid the war in Europe. Things go wrong when they run out of food, all wildlife has been killed in a shooting party, and the expected supplies don't arrive. starring Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND The relationship between brother and sister as they grow up without contact to any other human beings. starring Brooke Shields
Club Paradise (1986)
Island: ST NICHOLAS The goings on in a dysfuncional beach resort on an island threatened by international develpers and a local rebellion. starring Robin Williams, Twiggy, Peter O'Toole, directed by Harold Ramis
Island: UNSPECIFIED ISLAND Survival after being shipwrecked and threats from pirates.
Island: MOLOKAI (HAWAII) Life in a leper colony.
The Beach (2000)
Island: UNSPECIFIED ISLAND OFF THE COAST OF THAILAND A secret island with an endless supply of marijuana, harbouring parasites of society and surrounded by shark infested waters. starring Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Danny Boyle
Cast Away (2000)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Fight for survival after being stranded on the island as the lone survivor of an airplane crash. starring Tom Hanks
The Big Bounce (2004)
Island: HAWAII Scams and shady business in tropical paradise. starring Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman
Nim's Island (2008)
Island: UNSPECIFIED DESERTED ISLAND Nim's father is lost during a tropical storm leaving her completely alone on the island. starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler
Princess Kaiulani (2009)
Island: HAWAII The true story of a Hawaiian princess' attempts to maintain the independence of the island against the threat of American colonization.
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