After the barrage of Christmas and winter movies, it’s time to warm up with tropical island movies. This is especially important because we’ve been experiencing -30 Celsius temperatures with the wind chill in Canada. Not to mention, we’ve forgotten what a warm sunny day is supposed to feel like.
So here’s our list of Island Movies:
5. Cast Away (2000)
How can I write a Top 5 Island movies list without including Cast Away. Tom Hanks is stuck on a deserted island with little to keep him company — including a volleyball named Wilson. Not the most feel-good movie on this list, but a great performance from Tom Hanks. If you haven’t seen this movie, don’t watch the trailer — it gives everything away.
4. 50 First Dates (2004)
I’m not the biggest fan of Happy Madison productions, especially with the releases of the Ridiculous 6 and Pixel, but 50 First Dates is a memorable and charming romantic comedy. The natural chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler is sweet and the plot offers a new and amusing twist on the traditional Rom-com.
3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
This movie was a surprise. I was expecting another romantic comedy and instead, it combines sweet and charming moments with over-the-top cheesiness and raunchiness. It was unexpected and fun — offering a new look at romantic comedies set in a tropical destination.
2. 6 Days 7 Nights (1998)
Like most movies on this list, 6 Days 7 Nights isn’t perfect and it received an approval score of 36% on Rotten Tomatoes. This is not without reason. The story lags at times, hinging on the high-pitched performance of Anne Heche and a bumbling performance from David Schwimmer. Despite the multitude of predictable moments, it’s a fun comedy and Harrison Ford’s performance is hilariously memorable.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
When someone thinks of a tropical island movie that may help them escape the cold reality of Canadian winters, the Pirates of the Caribbeans comes to my mind. It’s a thrilling swashbuckling adventure that both children and adults can enjoy. Who doesn’t like the breath-taking Caribbean landscapes with blue skies and golden sand — and let’s not forget Rum.
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