I know that The Rock and Jemaine Clement are both Pacific Islanders, but for this list I am trying to keep it more towards Pacific Islander culture, both in documentary or feature form, set either in the past or in the present as Pacific Islanders deal with modernization. I tried my best to put the movies in visual or thematic pairings.
Much praise to https://mubi.com/lists/visual-anthropology which is easily one of my favorite lists on the site. Many of the movies on my list here I took from that list.
Any other suggestions are welcome!