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 captivating, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films and TV shows about / with explorer, survival, nature, danger, escapades, expedition, friendship, adventurer, death and wilderness plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
explorer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as explorer: The Lost City of Z (2016), Amundsen (2019), The Odyssey (2016), Man to Man (2005), Saints & Strangers (2015), Conquistadores: Adventum (2017), Marco Polo (1982), Dersu Uzala (1975), Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Amazon Obhijaan (2017).

List of explorer movies

The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
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: inspirational, meditative, exciting, sexy, factual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: explorer, jungle, travel, expedition, archaeology, journey, survival, tribe, world war one, courage, obsession, conquistador ...
Time: 1920s, future, year 1916, year 1914, 18th century ...
Place: south america, ireland, london, england, bolivia ...
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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: captivating, disturbing, sincere, tense
Plot: explorer, survival, north pole, brother brother relationship, escapades, disaster, dream, heroes, ambition, love and romance, couples, airplane ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s
Place: south pole, oslo norway, antarctica
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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, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: kids
Plot: explorer, sea, environmental, diver, flashback, ship, love, airplane accident, ecology, fish, environmental activist, ocean ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1972, 70s, year 1949 ...
Place: paris france, france, new york, antarctica
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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, culture clash, uncover truth, moral dilemma, anthropology, dehumanization, obsessive quest, society, ambition, human nature, against humanity, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: africa, europe, edinburgh scotland, scottish highlands, scotland
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, hiking, heroism, explorer, endurance, hunger, snow, dog sled, expedition, diary, life risking ...
Place: antarctic, antarctica, south pole
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Saints & Strangers (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: conquistador, new world, colonial america, explorer, thanksgiving, medieval, ambition, power struggle, political intrigue, sea voyage, adventurer, discovery ...
Time: 17th century
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Conquistadores: Adventum (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Narrates faithfully the first 30 years of America's discovery and conquer, from Colon's departure from Spain in 1492 until Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the first travel around the world in 1522.
Style: factual, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: conquistador, sea voyage, adventurer, political intrigue, tragic hero, obsessive quest, discovery, new world, inventions and discoveries, explorer, ambition, journey ...
Time: 16th century, 15th century
Place: spain
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Marco Polo (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, USA, Japan, China
Duration: 504 min.
TV show
Story: The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade.
Style: exciting, epic, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: explorer, medieval, historical event, white man asian woman relationship, islam, ancient, battles, ambition, heroes, society, obsessive quest, adventurer ...
Time: 13th century, middle ages
Place: persia, venice, mongolia, tibet, china
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: atmospheric, visually appealing, cerebral, dramatic, breathtaking ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wilderness, hunter, friendship, human spirit, cold weather, forest, explorer, survival, snow, nature, wilderness survival, tiger ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo, ussr ...
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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: depressing, meditative, melancholic, enigmatic, cerebral ...
Plot: shaman, amazon rainforest, amazon river, amazon tribe, amazon jungle, nature, wilderness, hallucination, jungle, cult, friendship, existentialism ...
Place: south america, spain, latin america, colombia
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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, tense, exciting, scenic
Plot: map, expedition, rescue, discovery, gold, father daughter relationship, legend, explorer, corpse, rebirth, sleeping, gunfight ...
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The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, West Germany, Norway
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from ...
Style: sincere, bleak, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: explorer, north pole, survival, zeppelin, aviation, nature, ice, exploration, polar bear, arctic, flying, island ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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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, scary, rough, psychotronic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, creature, giant monster, sea monster, animal attack, water, fear, suspense, survival horror, earthquake, ocean, destruction ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
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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: exciting, uplifting, tense, atmospheric, entertaining ...
Plot: balloon, scientist, twists and turns, survival, science, weather, weatherman, saving a life, snow, scientific discovery, experiment, explorer ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future, 1860s
Place: england, london
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Jumanji (1995)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, girls' night ...
Plot: fantasy world, jungle, childhood, magic, monkey, time travel, board game, animals, disappearance, getting home, children, parallel world ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, year 1969, year 1995, 1860s ...
Place: new hampshire, usa, canada
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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: scenic, colourful, captivating, funny, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: jungle, amazon river, amazon jungle, amazon rainforest, snake, explorer, artifact, dangerous animal, cave, myth, hunter, rain forest ...
Time: 1910s, future, 90s, 16th century, year 1916 ...
Place: brazil, south america, europe, spain, london
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The Mildew from Planet Xonader (2015)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The year is 1984. Researchers at the secretive Bentan Labs are celebrating the completion of their latest weapons project: a previously unknown type of mildew, capable of spreading and consuming any kind of vegetation... and ideal for attacking ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, splatter
Plot: alien life-form, body horror, dismemberment, secret laboratory, suspense, genetic mutation, laboratory, research, survival horror, survival, alien creature, explorer ...
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: survival, expedition, adventurer, endurance, human spirit, against the odds, nature, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, explorer, sea ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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The Road to El Dorado (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, sweet, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: treasure hunt, adventurer, indians, disney, talking animals, friendship, treasure, gold, native american, jungle, culture clash, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: latin america, spain, mexico, central america, south 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: anime, ecchi, erotic, sex comedy, adult animation ...
Plot: harem, hermaphrodite, clones, dispute, angel, erotica, prostitution, brothel, sex worker, elf, fantasy world, explorer ...
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Go Jetters (2015)
Genre: Animation
Country: UK, Ireland
TV show
Story: Meet four adventure-seeking superhero Go Jetters as they explore places all around planet Earth.
Style: feel good, funny, entertaining, light, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: education, discovery, nature, around the world, superhero team, explorer, friendship, teamwork, geography, unicorn, superhero, outdoor
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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, captivating, sincere, contemplative
Plot: painter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female character, painting, two sisters, secret, sister sister relationship, strong female lead, lost love, alzheimer's disease, fall in love, explorer ...
Place: hamburg germany
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A Ghost of a Chance (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Defence lawyer Emi is assigned to a particularly unusual case: a man is suspected of murdering his wealthy wife, and his only alibi is a 421-year old ghost, Rokubei. At first Emi is hesitant, but when she pursues her lead she is visited by the ghost ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: courtroom, court, murder, breakup, explorer, small business owner, descendant, asian woman, japanese woman, lawyer, judge, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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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, expedition, amazon, nature, amazon jungle, amazon rainforest, amazon river, dog, missing son, river ...
Time: year 1949
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The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: realistic, rough, epic, inspirational, serious ...
Plot: survival, escape, prison escape, freedom, war, wilderness, world war two, journey, desert, gulag, pow, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: himalaya, russia, poland, germany, ussr ...
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Nanga Parbat (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.
Style: captivating, factual, psychological, tense, disturbing
Plot: mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain, disaster, expedition, brother brother relationship, winter, team, frostbite, avalanche ...
Place: himalaya, pakistan
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventurer, bedouin, head of state, escapades, state affairs, unfulfilled love, political intrigue, englishwoman, stallion, women, politics, love and romance ...
Time: future, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 1890s ...
Place: persia, middle east, arabia, turkey, tehran iran ...
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, captivating, road movie, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, hiking, nature, female protagonist, human spirit, death of mother, cheating on husband, grief, loneliness, starting over ...
Time: year 1995, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, mojave desert, oregon
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Everest (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Iceland
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one ...
Style: realistic, breathtaking, dramatic, scenic, tense ...
Plot: survival, mountain, mountaineer, climbing, mountain climbing, natural disaster, stranded, snow, beautiful scenery, man versus nature, forces of nature, disaster ...
Time: year 1996, 90s, 20th century
Place: mount everest, himalaya, nepal, asia, texas
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The Dolphin: Story of a Dreamer (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Germany, Italy, Peru
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The amazing story of Daniel, a dolphin who abandons the safety of his pod to explore the ocean and discover the true purpose of his life.
Style: captivating, entertaining, light, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: self discovery, talking animals, friends, escapades, survival, friendship, youth, obsessive quest, journey, explorer, diving, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
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