Expedition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant expedition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting, visually appealing, suspense and stylized films and TV shows about / with expedition, danger, adventure, escapades, survival, catastrophe, dialogue, storytelling, death and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Drama and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
expedition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as expedition: Interstellar (2014), The Lost City of Z (2016), Sanctum (2011), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Annihilation (2018), Prometheus (2012), Avatar (2009), Terra Nova (2011), Seven Years in Tibet (1997).

List of expedition movies

Interstellar (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Style: mind bending, futuristic, atmospheric, thought provoking, cerebral ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, father daughter relationship, expedition, end of the world, time paradox, science, black hole, distant planet, heroic mission ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century
Place: colorado
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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: meditative, suspense, inspirational, factual, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, explorer, archaeology, tribe, lost city, journey, conquistador, jungle, world war one, obsession, courage, survival ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, year 1954, 19th century ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
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Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, forces of nature, underground, disaster, deathtrap, struggle for survival, adventure, death, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Explore the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island.
Style: suspense, exciting, psychotronic, absurd, intense ...
Plot: monster, giant monster, giant animal, creature, expedition, survival, giant creature, island, monster versus monster, prehistoric creature, gorilla, chase ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, year 1944, year 1973, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean, thailand, washington d.c., vietnam, bangkok thailand
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, humorous, breathtaking, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, expedition, adventurer, obsessive quest, dinosaur, cave, adventure, volcano, mysterious place, rescue, underground, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, prehistoric times, 19th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iceland, europe, italy
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Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, adventure, expedition, adventurer, family, fantasy world, ancient mystery, scientist, disney, princess, beast, king ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: washington d.c., iceland
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Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Style: suspense, disturbing, intellectual, ambiguous ending, psychological ...
Plot: female protagonist, expedition, mutation, dna, scientist, transformation, psychologist, missing person, genetics, quarantine, professor, research ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, chicago illinois, pakistan
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Prometheus (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, dark, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, alien encounter, androids, mysterious planet, fantasy world, space travel, expedition, spacecraft, outer space, distant planet, hi-tech ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Avatar (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 22nd century, a paraplegic Marine is dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, but becomes torn between following orders and protecting an alien civilization.
Style: futuristic, exciting, captivating, breathtaking, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: fantasy world, culture clash, alien, adventure, creature, space travel, scientist, alien planet, space and aliens, mysterious planet, benign alien, warrior ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Terra Nova follows an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a daring experiment to save the human race. In the year 2149, the world is dying. The planet is overdeveloped and overcrowded, with ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, post apocalypse, time travel, adventure, changing the past or future, expedition, human existence, survival, extinction, dangerous animal, experiment, sent to the past ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistory, 22nd century
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
Style: serious, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, gloomy ...
Plot: mountain, expedition, buddhism, beautiful scenery, world war two, culture clash, friendship, life philosophy, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: arctic, expedition, cannibalism, beast, insanity, monster, leadership, starvation, paranoia, rescue, animal attack, north pole ...
Time: 19th century, 1940s
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The Lost World (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is a syndicated television series loosely based on the 1912 novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World. Premiered in the fall of 1999, it ran for three seasons before it was cancelled on a ...
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: expedition, dangerous animal, jungle, dinosaur, stranded, time travel, lost world, exploration, monster, adventure, adventurer, exotic locale ...
Time: prehistory
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: tense, bleak, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, amazon, gold, legends and myths, insanity, treasure hunt, obsession, amazon river, treasure, slavery, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 16th century
Place: peru, south america, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, scenic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, jungle, giant animal, beast, human animal relationship, expedition, adventure, dangerous animal, dinosaur, gorilla, rescue, escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, clever, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, archaeologist, riddles and clues, adventurer, legends and myths, treasure hunter, archaeology, ancient, obsessive quest, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1830s, 1770s, 18th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., philadelphia, boston, new york ...
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Eight Below (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is ...
Style: sentimental, touching, breathtaking, captivating, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: dog, survival, rescue, expedition, dog sled, adventure, pilot, pets, wilderness, snow, husky dog, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, new zealand, pasadena california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
Style: harsh, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ocean, survival, adventurer, expedition, adventure, sea voyage, raft, obsessive quest, boat, escapades, fish, against the odds ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1947 ...
Place: pacific ocean, peru, usa, south america, new york ...
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Apollo 18 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage ...
Style: suspense, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: astronaut, alien encounter, outer space, expedition, moon, found footage, nasa, space travel, moon landing, spacecraft, infection, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2011, year 1970, year 1972 ...
Place: antarctica
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Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fifty years into the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. A team of astronauts is sent to revive the Sun — but the mission fails. Seven years later, a new team is sent to finish the mission as mankind’s last ...
Style: futuristic, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, save the world, spacecraft, sun, expedition, self sacrifice, heroic mission, astronaut, earth, end of the world, trapped in space ...
Time: future, 21st century
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 360 min.
TV show
Story: The epic mini-series tells the story of the legendary Italian-born explorer Diego de Geona Taino, later known as Christopher Columbus, from his birth in c.1450 Genoa, Italy, to his young adult years as an expert sailor and navigator who, with money ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, conquistador, adventure, ambition, adventurer, inventions and discoveries, native americans, tragic hero, ocean, political intrigue, discovery, new world ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, africa, atlantic ocean ...
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The North Water (2021)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Henry Drax is a harpooner and brutish killer whose amorality has been shaped to fit the harshness of his world, who will set sail on a whaling expedition to the Arctic with Patrick Sumner, a disgraced ex-army surgeon who signs up as the ship’s ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: expedition, north pole, arctic, ship, whaling, sea, struggle for survival, murderer, irishman, sailor, scientific expedition, murder ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
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Treasure Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Treasure Island is a two-part British television miniseries adaptation of the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was made by BSkyB and first shown in the United Kingdom on Sky1 on 1–2 January 2012. The screenplay was by Stewart ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, epic, realistic ...
Plot: island, expedition, treasure hunt, pirate, treasure map, ship, adventurer, adventure, heroes, rivalry, escapades, musketeer ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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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: suspenseful, epic, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: expedition, world war one, survival, adventurer, adventure, human spirit, against the odds, wilderness, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, endurance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, dark, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, trapped, monster, woman in danger, claustrophobia, expedition, mutant, vacation, creature, adventure, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: appalachia
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Mountains of the Moon (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The story of Captain Richard Francis Burton's and Lt. John Hanning Speke's expedition to find the source of the Nile river in the name of Queen Victoria's British Empire. The film tells the story of their meeting, their friendship ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, epic ...
Plot: expedition, survival, wilderness, friendship, river, betrayal, adventure, heroic mission, escapades, exploration, captivity, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, victorian era
Place: africa, cairo egypt, brazil, crimea, london ...
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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: adventure, jungle, fantasy world, lost city, island, atlantis, expedition, legends and myths, gold, rescue, escapades, mission ...
Time: 19th century, 2010s
Place: hawaii
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Dead in the Water (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Nereus is a fifty-year-old Ice Breaker, salvaged by an idealistic crew on a mission to catch illegal fisherman. On chase, the crew find themselves well off-course and bearing down on a body mysteriously floating in the middle of the Devil’s ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: expedition, ship, stranger, creature feature, maniac, murder, deathtrap, parasite, mystery killer, isolation, survival, brutality ...
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Savage Planet (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A team of scientists explore a new planet and find much more than expected.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: expedition, bear attack, teleportation, survival, mutation, alien planet, predator, characters killed one by one, decapitation, forest, creature feature, bear ...
Time: distant future
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The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scenic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, dangerous animal, expedition, island, tyrannosaurus rex, amusement park, pterodactyl, hunting, child in peril, genetic engineering, rescue, paleontology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: costa rica, san diego california, kenya, california, san francisco
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