Movies about the islands

Movies about the islands
List of the best movies about the islands selected by visitors to our site: Old, Unforgivable, Shark Night 3D, Isle of the Dead, The Grand Seduction, 4 Days in May, The Isle, Night in Paradise, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 13 Eerie.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Old (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersDogs, Family, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Experiments, Vacation
PlaceIslands, Beach, Ocean, Sand
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Unforgivable (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryFrance, Italy
CharactersDogs, Gay, Writers, Parents
PlotJealousy, Swimming, Missing people
PlacePrison, Islands, France
StyleDepressive, Serious

A middle-aged writer is looking for a quiet retreat; a slightly younger female estate agent gives him details of a house a close to Venice.

Shark Night 3D (2011)
Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDogs, Sharks, Friends
PlotSurvival, Self-sacrifice
StyleUnexpected ending, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.

Isle of the Dead (2016)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action
CharactersZombie, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Viruses
PlaceIslands, Laboratory

Strangers trapped on a secluded island struggle to survive against hordes of the dead.

The Grand Seduction (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama
PlaceVillage, Islands, Canada, Small cities

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction.

4 Days in May (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Russia, Ukraine
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Orphans
PlotWar, On real events, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Beach, Germany
TimeWorld War II

Germany, Baltic Sea coast, May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II. A small Soviet patrol arrives at an isolated house where an elderly baroness gives shelter to a group of orphan girls and a boy who is determined to continue the fight.

The Isle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceIslands, Scotland
StyleFor men

1840 and another ship crashes on the rocks of an almost deserted island in Scotland. Three sailors survive the wreck and make it to shore where the few locals take them in as they wait for the mainland boat to come for them. But the sailors' survival story has only just started as they uncover the strange past of the once vibrant island.

Night in Paradise (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDemons, Criminals
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Noir

An assassin named Tae-goo is offered a chance to switch sides with his rival Bukseong gang, headed by Chairman Doh. Tae-goo rejects the offer that results in the murder of his sister and niece. In revenge, Tae-goo brutally kills Chairman Doh and his men and flees to Jeju Island where he meets Jae-yeon, a terminally ill woman. Though, the henchman of the Bukseong gang, Executive Ma is mercilessly hunting Tae-goo to take revenge.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Markimdb: 8.1
CharactersLesbians, Artists
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceIslands, Beach
Time18th century
StyleTense, Touching, Depressive

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.

13 Eerie (2013)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersZombie, Cannibals, Students, FBI
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Experiments
PlaceIslands, Canada
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to them, the site was formerly used as an illegal biological testing ground for life-term criminals who were then left for dead. The arrival of the students disturbs the resting place, unleashing a pack of zombie criminal convicts who systematically hunt them down, one by one.

Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, biography, sport
PlotOn real events, Chess, Obsession, Mental disorders, Political
PlaceIslands, Russia
TimeCold War
StyleInspirational, Fascinating, Serious

American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.

Black Rock (2012)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersFriends, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Vacation, Chase
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.

Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Family
PlotRelationship, Moving
PlaceIslands, Korea
StyleAtmospheric, Serious

Days after her friends disappear during a trip to a mysterious cave, a girl is approached by a grown man claiming to be one of her missing pals.

Papillon (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Spain
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands, Ships, France

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

Once Upon a Prince (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlotLove, Friendship, Breakup
PlaceIslands, USA
StyleRomantic, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Susanna gladly accepts help one day from handsome stranger Nate at her parents’ garden store in small-town Georgia. Sparks between them fly, but when a photo of them gets leaked to the press, Susanna is in for the shock of her life when Nate is called back home by his mother… For his coronation as the King Nathaniel of Cambria!

Take Down (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersHeroes, Parents
PlotSurvival, Hostage, Chase, Test, Parenting
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Heavy, Disturbing

Sons and daughters of international billionaires are sent to an boot camp where they are taught basic survival skills in hopes it will teach them responsibility. When they are taken hostage and taken for ransom by kidnappers, they will need to utilize every skill they learned to survive.

The Vanishing (2018)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Loneliness, Shipwreck
PlaceIslands, Lighthouse, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Three lighthouse keepers on an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland discover something that isn't theirs to keep.

Recep Ivedik 4 (2014)
Markimdb: 3.7
CharactersLosers, Fish
PlotSoccer, Money, Rivalry
PlaceSea, Islands, Beach, Turkey

Recep Ivedik coaches the children football team in his neighborhood. For the training he uses the only free piece of land as football field on which he used to play football as a child. Recep notices sadly that this piece of land was sold to a businessman. So as not to loose this for the neighborhood and the children valuable piece of land he decides to re-buy it on his own. With his own methods he does not receive the money. The participation in a competition with a big price is the only solution of his problem ...

Jungle Child (2011)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, adventure, family, biography
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Life, Friendship, Family life
PlaceJungle, Islands, Germany, Asia
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

A family of a German linguist lives with an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.

Kill Command (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSnipers, Robots, Special Forces, Cyborgs, Military
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Death, Telekinesis, Technology
PlaceIslands, Forest, Bunker, Deserts, Laboratory
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Tense, Cyberpunk

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.