Top 5 Tropical Island Movies (that we like)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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