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 serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, interesting and stylized films and TV shows about / with expedition, danger, adventure, dialogue, escapades, catastrophe, survival, death, mentor and chase plots mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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expedition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as expedition: Annihilation (2018), Sanctum (2011), National Treasure (2004), King Kong (2005), Eight Below (2006), Prometheus (2012), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Sunshine (2007), Interstellar (2014), The Terror (2018).

List of expedition movies

 6.9
 231K
Annihilation (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: disturbing, suspense, ambiguous ending, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, scientist, transformation, female protagonist, quarantine, psychologist, research, mission, dna, missing person, mutant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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 5.9
 51K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: 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: exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, expedition, adventure, forces of nature, danger, isolation, deathtrap, family relations, water, underground, cave, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, 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, intellectual, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, riddles and clues, adventure, adventurer, journey, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, map, expedition, artifact, ancient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century, 1830s, 19th century ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, jerusalem, pennsylvania ...
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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, humorous, entertaining, tense, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, fantasy world, adventurer, chase, volcano, adventure, obsessive quest, mummy, danger, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
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 7.2
 363K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, 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, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night, date night
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, monster, jungle, rescue, island, beast, adventure, gorilla, giant, human animal relationship, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 56K
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, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, expedition, rescue, pets, survival, pilot, adventure, scientist, wilderness, research, helicopter, loyalty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, washington d.c., new zealand, pasadena california ...
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 7.0
 534K
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, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space and aliens, survival, space travel, expedition, fantasy world, alien encounter, mysterious planet, spacecraft, mission, hi-tech, heroine, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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: atmospheric, exciting, inter cultural, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: ancient mystery, expedition, underwater, tsunami, princess, scientist, adventure, atlantis, king, love, greed, adventurer ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 218K
Sunshine (2007)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, earth, bomb, sun, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century
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 8.6
 1.3M
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: atmospheric, mind bending, futuristic, serious, cerebral ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, time travel, parallel world, heroic mission, space and aliens, future dystopia, inventions and discoveries, adventure, expedition, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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 8.1
 28K
The Terror (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The crew of a Royal Naval expedition searching for the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage discovers instead a monstrous predator.
Style: twist ending
Plot: expedition, anthology, violence, animal attack, paranoia, ice, corpse, suicide, self sacrifice, starvation, death sentence, beast ...
Time: 19th century
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The Lost World (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Country: Australia, Canada, New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, offbeat, scary ...
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, jungle, dangerous animal, stranded, exploration, time travel, adventurer, monster, adventure, escapades, getting home ...
Time: prehistory
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA, France, West Germany
Duration: 360 min.
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: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ocean or sea, ambition, adventurer, tragic hero, political intrigue, discovery, father son relationship, new world, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, cuba, iceland ...
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 7.2
 41K
Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Adventure, 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: exciting, serious, harsh, inspirational, factual ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ocean or sea, expedition, adventure, escapades, storm, adventurer, against the odds, survivor, human spirit, boat ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1947, 1930s
Place: peru, pacific ocean, south america, norway
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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Anderson’s incisive quirky comedy build up stars complex characters like in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ with Bill Murray on in the leading role. An ocean adventure documentary film maker Zissou is put in all imaginable life situations and a ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, satirical, clever ...
Plot: adventurer, rivalry, expedition, pirate, submarine, loss of friend, ocean or sea, dysfunctional family, vengeance, friendship, dangerous animal, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, italy
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 6.8
 76K
Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: dangerous animal, time travel, danger, dinosaur, sent to the past, fate of humanity, survival, adventure, changing the past or future, experiment, vestiges of humanity, mistrust ...
Time: prehistoric times, 22nd century, prehistory
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, ancient, adventurer, escapades, good versus evil, treasure, villain, rivalry, expedition ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, usa ...
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Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of ...
Style: serious, exciting
Plot: expedition, adventurer, volcano, adventure, dangerous animal, follow your dream, friends, danger, escapades, hopes, treasure hunt, treasure ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: africa
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The English Patient (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, power of love, loss of loved one, love and romance, destiny, war, map, wartime life, secret love ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1942 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: 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: epic, tense, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gold, expedition, adventure, legends and myths, obsession, treasure hunt, slavery, treason, starvation, monk, jungle, amazon river ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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 6.6
 5K
Dinotopia (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 250 min.
Story: Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island ...
Style: exciting, feel good, captivating, colourful, serious
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, utopia, island, expedition, presumed dead, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, friendship, good versus evil, adventurer, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the ...
Style: exciting, scary, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, deadly creature, save the world, expedition, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, monster, gory, evil alien, satellite ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, mexico, nepal, nebraska, egypt
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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: uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, friendship, expedition, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, human spirit, religions or cults, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, survival, animal horror, expedition, snake, rescue, danger, treasure hunt, research, paralysis, betrayal, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, indonesia
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 6.4
 58K
Arachnophobia (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, macabre, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spiders, small town, survival, expedition, danger, exterminator, creature feature, nobody believes, animal horror, dangerous animal, coincidence, paranoia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, venezuela, south america, san francisco
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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, surprise ending, exciting, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: island, giant animal, danger, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, expedition, gunfight, gorilla, adventure, jungle ...
Time: 70s, year 1944, 1940s, year 1973, 20th century
Place: vietnam, thailand, bangkok thailand, washington d.c.
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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: suspense, inspirational, meditative, factual, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, expedition, tribe, journey, explorer, archaeology, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1900s, 20th century, year 1916 ...
Place: south america, england, brazil, bolivia, france ...
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 7.0
 363K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: scary, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, treasure hunt, adventurer, adventure, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, archaeologist, archaeology, ancient, tomb, expedition ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: egypt, middle east, africa, cairo egypt, north africa
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 7.2
 182K
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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, monster, deadly creature, cave, expedition, friends, survival, woman in danger, trapped, death, friendship, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to ...
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: space travel, mars, mysterious planet, outer space, astronaut, zombie, danger, expedition, space and aliens, distant planet, survival, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future
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