10 Hollywood Movies Filmed at Kualoa Ranch

By Steanlee, 19/09/2023

The beautiful scenery and variety of settings at Kualoa Ranch have made it a popular choice among filmmakers.

Jurassic Park (1993)

Steven Spielberg's dinosaur thriller used the lush valleys and mountains of Kualoa Ranch to depict Isla Nublar.

Jurassic World (2015)

The ranch returned as the setting for the sequel, with Ka'a'awa Valley standing in for the abandoned Jurassic Park theme park.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kualoa Ranch was transformed into Skull Island, showcasing its diverse landscapes to create the jungle, mountains, and swamps of the island.

50 First Dates (2004)

The ranch's Secret Island provided the romantic backdrop for this comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Lost (2004-2010) TV Series

Kualoa Ranch was one of the primary filming locations for the TV series "Lost," featuring various landscapes on the island, including beaches, jungles, and caves.

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Scenes depicting the Pearl Harbor attack were filmed at the ranch, utilizing its calm waters and green hills.

Godzilla (1998)

The ranch's Ka'a'awa Valley was turned into the streets of New York City, where Godzilla wreaked havoc.

Windtalkers (2002)

Kualoa Ranch was used for jungle scenes in this war film, providing a lush backdrop for the story of Navajo Marines serving as code talkers during World War II.

Tears of the Sun (2003)

The ranch's lush vegetation and mountains served as the setting for jungle scenes in this war film, where a Navy SEAL team embarks on a rescue mission in an African country.

Finding 'Ohana (2021)

The ranch's lush landscapes and towering mountains were featured in this Disney+ film about two siblings searching for a lost treasure in Hawaii.