5 Hilarious comedies shot on location in Hawaii

As you may already know, Hawaii has offered its famous and exotic backdrop for some of Hollywood’s most successful action and adventure films. To name a few: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pearl Harbor, Jumanji, and the Jurassic Park franchise.

Did you also know some of super hilarious movies were also filmed here? These 5 films made our short list:

Tropic Thunder

Five actors starring in a Vietnam movie are dropped in the middle of a real jungle to make the film more believable. They soon realize they’re in a real war zone and, well, it gets ridiculous.

Shot on various locations in Kauai
Starring: Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Cruise

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Heartbroken and rejected by his long-term famous actress girlfriend, struggling musician Peter Bretter takes a trip to Hawaii to get over the pain…only to find her there with her new uber-hipster rock star boyfriend.

Shot on Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort
Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand

Just Go With It

A plastic surgeon afraid of commitment fakes his abusive marriage to attract one-night stands. When the girl of his dreams shows up, he takes the lies one step further by asking his receptionist to post as his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Shot on Maui at the Grand Wailea Hotel and on Kauai at Kilauea Falls
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Dave Matthews

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Two brothers notorious for ruining family gatherings with their hard-partying antics place an ad to find perfect dates for their sister’s wedding in Hawaii. Instead, the boys find themselves with a duo of women who outsmart and out-party them in paradise.

Shot on Oahu at Turtle Bay Resort and Kualoa Ranch
Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine

50 First Dates

A smooth-talking ladies man and walrus trainer in Hawaii falls in love with the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, every day she wakes up her memory resets and she has no idea who he is, forcing him to get creative on keeping them together forever.

Shot on Oahu at various locations including Waikane, Heeia Kea Harbor in Kaneohe, Kualoa Ranch, Wahiawa and Waialua on the North Shore, Makapuu and Sandy Beach

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider


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