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1. 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.

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

Votes: 2,137

2. Rainbow Island (1944)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three merchant seamen fleeing the Japanese take refuge on a Pacific island, where they come across a doctor and his daughter who take care of the natives, a hostile tribe that wants to kill... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Eddie Bracken, Gil Lamb, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 38

3. The Jungle Princess (1936)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman

Votes: 124

4. Her Jungle Love (1938)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Music

While searching the South Pacific for a missing aviator, Bob Mitchell and Jimmy Wallace are caught in a typhoon and crack up on an island, escaping unharmed with the aid of Tura, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 82

5. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

Votes: 3,333

6. Typhoon (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Romance

Two men searching for black pearls are marooned on an island when their crew mutinies. There they run into a beautiful girl who had been washed up on the island in her childhood. They must ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 91

7. Aloma of the South Seas (1941)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education, but he returns to his island after his father dies to try to stop a revolution.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Lynne Overman, Phillip Reed

Votes: 101

8. 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 »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, Jack Haley, Patricia Morison

Votes: 86

9. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,188

10. Ebb Tide (1937)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Three shifty sailors commandeer a smallpox-ridden boat and set out to sea. A typhoon washes them ashore on a faraway Pacific island, which is ruled by a white religious fanatic (Lloyd Nolan) who has set himself up as the local god.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Oskar Homolka, Frances Farmer, Ray Milland, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 62

11. Hurricane Smith (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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

12. Hurricane Island (1951)

Unrated | 71 min | Adventure

Explorer Ponce de Leon searches for the Fountain of Youth in the Florida swamps.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Jon Hall, Marie Windsor, Romo Vincent, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 60

13. Four Frightened People (1934)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan

Votes: 475

14. East of Sumatra (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Tough Duke Mullane tries to open a new mine in the jungle, but the natives turn hostile...except for one lissome dancer.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Marilyn Maxwell, Anthony Quinn, Suzan Ball

Votes: 184

15. White Savage (1943)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A shark hunter falls in love with the beautiful ruler of a tropical island.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 111

16. 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 »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 831

17. Moonlight in Hawaii (1941)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Pete Fleming and his quartet, which includes himself, Ollie Barrett, ""Simpson and "Beans" Smith, fail to make good on the radio, so Pete becomes a tourist guide. He escorts the wealthy Mrs... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Jane Frazee, Leon Errol, Mischa Auer, Johnny Downs

Votes: 22

18. South of Tahiti (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An airplane crashes in an uncharted Pacific island, south of Tahiti. Three men survive, and one gets in love with a beautiful native girl. She is the the daughter of the tribe's leader, who may inherit the throne after the tragic death of her brother, and she is as savage as her pet leopard. The other men prefer to think about how to rob the tribe's gold treasure.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Broderick Crawford, Andy Devine, Maria Montez

Votes: 47

19. Pardon My Sarong (1942)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

A pair of bus drivers accidentally steal their own bus. With the company issuing a warrant for their arrest, they tag along with a playboy on a boat trip that finds them on a tropical island, where a jewel thief has sinister plans for them.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Bruce, Robert Paige

Votes: 2,005

20. South of Pago Pago (1940)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime


Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Jon Hall, Frances Farmer, Olympe Bradna

Votes: 113

21. On the Isle of Samoa (1950)

Approved | 63 min | Adventure

Ex-flyer Kenneth Crandall is surprised by his boss in an Australian nightclub, while attempting a robbery. Papita, Crandall's accomplice and the boss's wife, is shot and killed by her ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Jon Hall, Susan Cabot, Raymond Greenleaf, Henry Marco

Votes: 45

22. The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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: 312

23. The Beachcomber (1938)

G | 92 min | Drama

In the Dutch islands, the sister of a pious missionary attempts to reform a womanizing, drunken beach bum.

Director: Erich Pommer | Stars: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie

Votes: 218

24. Hell Ship Mutiny (1957)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Jim Knight is the captain of a ship trading in the South Seas. He runs into trouble when he makes port at an island where crooks Malone and Ross hold the natives under their cruel ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee Sholem, Elmo Williams | Stars: Jon Hall, John Carradine, Peter Lorre, Roberta Haynes

Votes: 72

25. Forbidden Island (1959)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Skindiver tries to recover sunken treasure before a group of thieves learn of its existence.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Jon Hall, Nan Adams, John Farrow, Jonathan Haze

Votes: 37

26. Adventure Island (1947)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Travelers find themselves marooned on an island with a maniacal self-made ruler.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Rhonda Fleming, Paul Kelly, John Abbott

Votes: 135

27. Crosswinds (1951)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Adventurer tries to recover gold from sunken plane.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 143

28. China Seas (1935)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Adventure

When earthy Dolly Portland is rejected by Captain Gaskell in favor of a socialite, she aids Jamesy McCardle, in league with Malay pirates, in his plot to seize his ship.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Votes: 2,065

29. 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.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Chuck Connors, Arthur Shields

Votes: 603

30. Drums of Tahiti (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure

An American living in 19th-century Tahiti gets involved in intrigue against the French colonial government.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, George Keymas

Votes: 90

31. Bird of Paradise (1951)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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

32. Bird of Paradise (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 953

33. His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia.

Directors: Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Joan Rice, André Morell, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,053

34. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 788

35. Enchanted Island (1958)

93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 215

36. 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 »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 227

37. Call of the South Seas (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Princess Tahia, a beautiful French Polynesian idealist, falls in love with an American spy whose mission is to extradite an American embezzler living large on her South Pacific island.

Director: John English | Stars: Janet Martin, Allan Lane, William Henry, Roy Barcroft

Votes: 25

38. Call of the Jungle (1944)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

Tana, beautiful white girl resident of Ta'Pu, is determined to clear Harley, who is suspected of stealing the sacred jewels and of the murder of Dozan, thus preventing the natives from mass... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Ann Corio, James Bush, Claudia Dell, John Davidson

Votes: 51

39. Song of the Sarong (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

An adventurer is promised $1 million if he can recover a fortune in pearls, but they are guarded by a tribe of fierce natives.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Nancy Kelly, William Gargan, Eddie Quillan, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 17

40. Port of Hate (1939)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A group of American adventurers discover a bed of black pearls off a South Pacific island. When one of them is shot dead, a young girl in the group is accused of the crime.

Director: Harry S. Webb | Stars: Polly Ann Young, Kenneth Harlan, Carleton Young, Shia Jung

Votes: 19

41. The Sea Fiend (1936)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure

Classic b-movie horror! A ship disappears without trace. What happened to the crew? Years later there's news of possible survivors and soon a rescue team is setting sail. Eventually they ... See full summary »

Director: S. Edwin Graham | Stars: Barry Norton, Blanche Mehaffey, Jack Barty, Terry Grey

Votes: 27

42. Devil Monster (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Horror

This is an edited version of a ten-year-old film, _Sea Fiend, The (1936)_.

Director: S. Edwin Graham | Stars: Barry Norton, Blanche Mehaffey, Jack Barty, Terry Grey

Votes: 207

43. Last of the Pagans (1935)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

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: 119

44. Captain Calamity (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A South Seas skipper fights off thieves and pirates who are after a lost treasure.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: George Houston, Marian Nixon, Vince Barnett, Crane Wilbur

Votes: 99

46. 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.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: John Wayne, Diana Gibson, Montagu Love, Moroni Olsen

Votes: 69

47. Laughing Anne (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure

Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Wendell Corey, Margaret Lockwood, Forrest Tucker, Ronald Shiner

Votes: 28

48. 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 »

Director: Bert Glennon | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Marceline Day, Tom Santschi, Paul Hurst

Votes: 65

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