Explorer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant explorer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out exciting, captivating, suspense, humorous, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with explorer, adventure, danger, survival, dog, escapades, friendship, rescue, gun and map plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
explorer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as explorer: The Lost City of Z (2016), Amazon Obhijaan (2017), MADE IN ABYSS (2017), Underwater (2020), Jungle Cruise (2021), The Odyssey (2016), Man to Man (2005), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Amundsen (2019), Tutankhamun (2016).

List of explorer movies

The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: expedition, archaeology, explorer, tribe, lost city, journey, jungle, world war one, obsession, courage, survival, travel ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1914, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
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Amazon Obhijaan (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India, Brazil, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Amazon Obhijaan will see daredevil adventurer Shankar Choudhury traverse the length and breadth of South America, including the legendary Amazon in search of the mythical city of gold.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, scenic
Plot: explorer, map, amazon, expedition, rescue, discovery, father daughter relationship, gold, bengali, treasure hunt, legend, mountain ...
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 325 min.
TV show
Story: The “Abyss” is the last unexplored region, an enormous and treacherous cave system filled with ancient relics and strange creatures. Only the bravest of adventurers can traverse its depths, earning them the nickname, “Cave Raiders.” Within ...
Style: exciting, captivating, touching, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: adventure, orphan, explorer, survival, boy girl relationship, robot, friendship, humanoid robot, mystery, puzzle, tragedy, amnesia ...
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Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, monster, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, fear, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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Jungle Cruise (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Disney’s live-action adaptation of its iconic theme park ride.
Style: light, colourful, captivating, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: jungle, dangerous animal, explorer, disneyland, adventure, traveler, danger, supernatural, infatuation, amusement park, reptile, hunter ...
Time: 90s
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The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, flashback, underwater scene, sea, ocean, ship, love, environmental activist, unfaithful husband, frenchman abroad ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, year 1949 ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, new york
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Man to Man (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An epic about anthropologists who hunt and capture pygmies for study back in Europe, in an attempt to illustrate the link between man and ape.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: explorer, uncover truth, culture clash, moral dilemma, dehumanization, society, ambition, against humanity, obsessive quest, escapades, human nature, hidden truth ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland, africa, europe, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.
Style: exciting, biting, psychotronic, cliffhanger, colourful ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: jungle, adventurer, teenage boy, game, team, video game, quest, animal attack, mission, fright, explorer, zoologist ...
Time: year 1996, year 2016, 90s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: new hampshire
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Amundsen (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: explorer, brother brother relationship, escapades, survival, danger, adventure, ambition, dream, love and romance, heroes, couples, north pole ...
Time: 1910s
Place: south pole
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Tutankhamun (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the true story of Howard Carter’s epic quest to discover the lost tomb of the Boy-King Tutankhamun. Down on his heels archaeologist Howard Carter stumbles upon evidence of an undiscovered tomb of one of Egypt’s forgotten Pharaohs, ...
Style: factual, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: archaeology, explorer, curse, tomb, archaeologist, love interest, determination, aristocrat, journalist, englishman abroad, mummy, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s
Place: egypt
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Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, uplifting, realistic, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, hiking, explorer, heroism, endurance, hunger, expedition, reenactment, dog sled, diary, snow ...
Place: antarctic, antarctica, south pole
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Knowing (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: kids
Plot: end of the world, apocalypse, foreknowledge, prophecy, prediction, supernatural, code, scientist, chases and races, disaster film, professor, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, new york
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Measuring the World (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, factual, semi serious ...
Plot: inventions and discoveries, scientist, explorer, mathematics, science, exploration, society, mathematician, friendship, rivalry, naturalist, pubic hair ...
Time: 19th century
Place: germany
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Project Blue Book (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”
Style: based on true events, captivating, exciting, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: ufo, alien, cold war, special agents, space and aliens, alien abduction, physicist, paranormal activity, scientific research, alien encounter, investigation, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Reset (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 2025, a scientist on the verge of making a major discovery related to time travel is suddenly put in peril when a rival kidnaps her young son and demands a hefty ransom: her entire research.
Style: suspense, futuristic, suspenseful, intense, tense
Plot: single mother, female scientist, time travel, explorer, ransom, kidnapping, time loop, mother son relationship, strong female lead, child in peril, rescue, technology ...
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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel ...
Style: meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, depressing, fairy tale ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon tribe, amazon river, nature, amazon jungle, cultural difference, explorer, wilderness, cult, religion, dream ...
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, spain
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Tracks (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Accompanied only by her faithful dog and four camels, an Australian satisfies her craving for solitude by embarking on a solo trip across the desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean.
Style: uplifting, touching, scenic, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, adventure, solitude, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, journey, camel, outback, self discovery, adventurer, hiking ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, 20th century, year 1973, year 1935 ...
Place: australia, africa
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The Aeronauts (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.
Style: uplifting, tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: balloon, weather, survival, saving a life, science, scientist, experiment, explorer, rescue, self sacrifice, flash forward, strong female character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1860s
Place: england, london
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Stargate Universe (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny many billions of light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to ...
Style: futuristic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spacecraft, space travel, space and aliens, outer space, human existence, technology, space opera, survival, human in outer space, alien encounter, alien planet, ancient ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
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Marco Polo (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An epic adventure that follows the early years of the famous explorer as he travels the exotic Silk Road to the great Kublai Khan’s court. But Marco soon finds that navigating the Khan’s world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry will ...
Style: exciting, captivating, epic, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, intrigue, rivalry, adventure hero, forbidden love, escapades, danger, martial arts, strong violent content, adventure, royal family, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century
Place: asia, mongolia, china, venice, beijing china
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Dora the Explorer (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including ...
Style: humorous, educational, entertaining, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: little girl, adventure, monkey, friendship, young heroes, friends, adventurer, best friends, pets, imaginary, studying, explorer ...
Place: latin america
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Tad, the Lost Explorer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventurer, adventure, archaeologist, follow your dream, disorder, partners, rescue, danger, escapades, treasure hunt, chases and races, explorer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america
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Interspecies Reviewers (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In a world bursting at the seams with moe monsters and humanoids of the horned sort, which brave heroes will take it upon themselves to review the beastly babes of the red-light district? Can only one be crowned the ultimate title of best girl? ...
Style: ecchi, erotic, sex comedy, controversial, adult animation ...
Plot: harem, erotica, elf, prostitution, hermaphrodite, brothel, creature, vampire, angel, fantasy world, cyclops, golem ...
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Barbie as the Island Princess (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Barbie plays Rosella in this new musical film. Shipwrecked as a child, Rosella grows up on the island under the watchful eyes of her loving animal friends. The arrival of Prince Antonio leads Rosella and her furry pals to explore civilization and ...
Style: feel good, fairy tale, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, island, princess, save the kingdom, friends, animal life, adventure, family, save the day, castaway, explorer, magic ...
Time: 2000s
Place: italy
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Dora Heldt: Wind aus West mit starken Böen (2016)
Genre: Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
TV show
Story: A researcher returns to her home island Sylt, Germany, in the context of a business trip and is confronted with her past love and her sister.
Style: psychological, humorous, sincere, captivating, contemplative
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fall in love, painter, sister sister relationship, alzheimer's disease, strong female lead, strong female character, lost love, explorer, two sisters, painting, secret ...
Place: hamburg germany
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Pure Life (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, French Guiana, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1949, a French explorer goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved.
Style: captivating
Plot: explorer, wildlife, travelogue, amazon, amazon river, amazon rainforest, expedition, amazon jungle, nature, hungry, hunger, river ...
Time: year 1949
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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tad Jones, the most awkward explorer, must rescue his beloved Sara from a millionaire who is looking for King Midas' necklace.
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, mummy, explorer, dog, adventure, friendship, relic, excavation, parrot, first kiss, american abroad, babe scientist ...
Place: turkey, chicago illinois, istanbul turkey, las vegas
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The Famous Five (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film recounts the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog on their first holiday together at the seaside. In an old smugglers' cave, the children happen to overhear a radio message that refers to the abduction of ...
Style: mysterious, light, humorous, exciting
Audience: family outing
Plot: childhood, female criminal, friendship, gang of outlaws, explorer, kidnapping, danger, chase, adventure, parents and children, police, father daughter relationship ...
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The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, evil, psychology, ghost, insomnia, delusion, danger, domestic disturbance, supernatural, estate, research, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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White Cannibal Queen (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is on safari in the jungle with his wife and daughter when the wife gets eaten and the daughter is captured by cannibals. Several years later he goes back to see if his daughter is still alive.
Plot: jungle, goddess, daughter, explorer, nudity (full frontal - brief), dismemberment, intestines, cannibalism, ship, blood splatter, gore, guts ...
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