Filming Location Matching "Santa Catalina Island, Channel Islands, California, USA" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 523,179 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 541,847 | Gross: $18.35M

3. Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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50 Metascore

The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to Skull Island and find his likewise gigantic but far more friendly son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $1.34M

4. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 254,450 | Gross: $173.84M

5. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 276,529 | Gross: $29.20M

6. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.2
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 172,257 | Gross: $88.25M

7. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

7.3
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59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 225,765 | Gross: $59.02M

8. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

3.3
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The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 6,778

9. Like Crazy (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.

Director: Drake Doremus | Stars: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley

Votes: 57,061 | Gross: $3.41M

10. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 56,402 | Gross: $58.88M

11. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)

52 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The submarine Seaview is commissioned to investigate the mysteries of the seas. Usually it finds more problems than answers...

Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, Robert Dowdell, Del Monroe

Votes: 2,988

12. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 73,156 | Gross: $6.26M

13. Life as a House (2001)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.5
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45 Metascore

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jena Malone

Votes: 42,084 | Gross: $15.65M

14. Suicide Kings (1997)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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43 Metascore

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Votes: 25,132 | Gross: $1.69M

15. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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Mike Nelson is a S.C.U.B.A. diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone, and the plot was mostly carried through his voice-over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 1,029

16. Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

4.8
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MTV follows eight teens living in Laguna Beach nearing the end of high school and beginning the next chapter of their lives.

Stars: Kristin Cavallari, Talan Torriero, Stephen Colletti, Lauren Conrad

Votes: 3,481

17. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 19,634

18. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure

4.6
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An extension of the previous film, wherein a cache of adventurers return to the overturned ship to seek several fortunes.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Sally Field, Telly Savalas, Peter Boyle

Votes: 4,460

19. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 8,953

20. Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams

Votes: 7,684

21. The Nest (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when meat-eating mutant roaches invade an island community, terrorizing a peaceful New England fishing village and hideously ... See full summary »

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Robert Lansing, Lisa Langlois, Franc Luz, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,931

22. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 7,117 | Gross: $38.20M

23. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,753

24. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,942 | Gross: $12.45M

25. Born to Dance (1936)

Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy

6.7
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,347

26. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 5,537

27. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 2,636

28. Jack the Giant Killer (1962)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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A farmboy turned knight must protect a princess from the schemes of an evil wizard.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Judi Meredith, Torin Thatcher, Walter Burke

Votes: 2,070

29. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver

Votes: 4,027

30. The Hook (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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In the final days of the Korean War, an enemy airman is captured by three American soldiers who cannot bring themselves to follow the order to execute their prisoner.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

Votes: 531

31. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Giant mollusk monsters attack California.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Barbara Darrow

Votes: 2,296

32. He Walked by Night (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann | Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell

Votes: 4,535

33. Sand Sharks (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.6
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The residents of a small town team up to kill a group of evolved sharks that can swim in sand, and are terrorizing local beaches.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 4,603

34. Poor White Trash (2000)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

5.1
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23 Metascore

A white trash family must resort to crime to send their teenaged son to college.

Director: Michael Addis | Stars: Sean Young, William Devane, Tony Denman, Jacob Tierney

Votes: 1,217 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 1,491

36. Tormented (1960)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding

Votes: 2,029

37. Peter Pan (1924)

105 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

7.1
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Peter Pan enters the nursery of the Darling children and, with the help of fairy dust, leads them off to Never Never Land, where they meet the nefarious Captain Hook.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.63M

38. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.6
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During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara

Votes: 2,320

39. The Divorcee (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
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When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 2,554

40. The Hurricane (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 2,183

41. Incubus (1966)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror

6.2
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On a strange island inhabited by demons and spirits, a man battles the forces of evil.

Director: Leslie Stevens | Stars: William Shatner, Allyson Ames, Eloise Hardt, Robert Fortier

Votes: 1,749

42. Rain (1932)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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A prostitute newly arrived in the South Pacific finds herself at odds with a stern missionary determined to save her soul.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr.

Votes: 2,240

43. The Navigator (1924)

Unrated | 59 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Two spoiled rich people find themselves trapped on an empty passenger ship.

Directors: Donald Crisp, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Frederick Vroom, Clarence Burton

Votes: 8,483 | Gross: $1.48M

44. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 592

45. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 2,275 | Gross: $2.54M

46. Sirens of Chrome

Drama

A beautiful young model is caught between personal tragedy and foreign affairs in her race to join the glamorous world of international auto shows.

Director: John Lauri | Stars: Rachel Burford, Bill Premin, Judith Premin, Ruby Harris

47. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

7.2
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,438 | Gross: $1.00M

48. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,925

49. Ruthless (1948)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.9
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A poor boy who saved a rich girl from drowning is adopted by her family but he grows into a money-hungry ruthless businessman who would step on others to get to the top of the social ladder.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Zachary Scott, Louis Hayward, Diana Lynn, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 967

50. Catalina Caper (1967)

84 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

2.1
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A group of swingin' teens take time out from having fun in the sun to try to foil a group of crooks searching for a stolen scroll.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Del Moore, Peter Duryea, Robert Donner

Votes: 1,752


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