Hawaii is not only one of the most gorgeous locations in the world but also an extremely popular destination for blockbuster shooting. The perfect Hawaii weather offers great conditions for the film industry, providing a spectacular backdrop for the epic scenes. Here we reveal our favourite movies filmed on Oahu. Discovering these epic locations during your Oahu vacation is a fascinating activity for families and movie buffs.
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction-adventure-drama film by Steven Spielberg. Winner of not one but three Academy Awards, Jurassic Park is certainly one of the most popular movies in the world. The blockbuster used Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch for one of the most famous scenes in movie history.
Pearl Harbor movie successfully recreated an accurate look at the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. While the epic movie is more of a romance starring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, and Alec Baldwin, it’s possible to travel to Hawaii and visit the real Pearl Harbour with our Pearl Harbor Tour!
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
This comedy has developed quite the cult following over the years. You can see a lot of gorgeous Hawaii local beaches in this movie. The luxury Turtle Bay Resort plays a prominent role in the plot. If you plan to visit Hawaii, you might recognize this luxurious hotel. The film crew spent around 30 days on the North Shore of Oahu capturing everything they needed for the flick.
A 1987 cult classic, “North Shore” tells the story of Rick Kane, an Arizona teenager who travels to Oahu’s famous North Shore. He ventures to Hawaii to try his skills in the world of professional surfing but finds he’ll definitely need some help on the way.
While you’re exploring Kualoa Ranch, look out for Godzilla’s footprints! During filming, the 40-ft footprints were dug a few yards deep to increase the depth and showcase the monster’s size. However, after several cattle on the ranch tumbled into these holes, the ranch had to alter the depth. Even though they’re slightly different from the ones in the movie, you can still see these enormous footprints!
These were our 5 favourite movies filmed on Oahu that will make you want to visit ASAP. Go on a tour with us to discover the most popular locations where some of the movies were filmed. Oahu’s famous film locations can be seen during our Private and Semi-Private tours.