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 intense films and TV shows about / with expedition, danger, adventure, escapades, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, death, mentor and survival plots mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
expedition movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as expedition: Annihilation (2018), King Kong (2005), Prometheus (2012), The Terror (2018), Interstellar (2014), Sanctum (2011), Sunshine (2007), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Kong: Skull Island (2017).

List of expedition movies

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: expedition, dinosaur, fantasy world, adventurer, chase, volcano, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, heroic mission, rescue, research ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, mine, europe, italy
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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, ambiguous ending, suspense, intellectual, macabre ...
Plot: expedition, mutation, dna, scientist, female protagonist, quarantine, transformation, psychologist, mutant, alligator, missing person, isolation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida
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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: boys' night, teens, family outing, date night
Plot: expedition, monster, dinosaur, jungle, rescue, human animal relationship, gorilla, island, beast, adventure, giant, 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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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, scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, space and aliens, expedition, space travel, mission, mysterious planet, alien encounter, spacecraft, fantasy world, hi-tech, distant planet, research ...
Time: future, 21st century
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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, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: expedition, anthology, insanity, violence, villain, rescue, delusion, dying, paranoia, trial, corpse, self sacrifice ...
Time: 1940s, 19th century
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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, atmospheric, serious, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, time travel, spacecraft, end of the world, black hole, parallel world, heroic mission, expedition, wormhole, time paradox, space exploration ...
Time: future, near future
Place: colorado
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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: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, expedition, adventure, danger, isolation, deathtrap, water, family relations, underwater, underground, cave ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, captivating, psychological, twists and turns, philosophical ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, save the world, sun, danger, expedition, astronaut, heroic mission, bomb, earth, isolation ...
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: exciting, atmospheric, inter cultural, stylized, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: atlantis, ancient mystery, expedition, princess, underwater, scientist, adventure, tsunami, king, greed, adventurer, escapades ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: iceland, washington d.c.
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany, Mexico, Peru
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, legends and myths, treasure hunt, gold, obsession, slavery, amazon, adventure, jungle, insanity, power struggle, treasure ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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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: absurd, suspense, surprise ending, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: island, giant animal, gorilla, expedition, danger, monster, death, self sacrifice, bomb, survival, prehistoric creature, gunfight ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1973, 20th century, 70s
Place: thailand, vietnam, washington d.c., bangkok thailand
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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, scenic, realistic, intellectual ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, riddles and clues, treasure, adventure, archaeologist, tombs and skeletons, artifact, map, adventurer, journey, ancient, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century, 1770s, 1830s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey, jerusalem, pennsylvania ...
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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, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: dog, rescue, pets, expedition, survival, pilot, adventure, scientist, snow, wilderness, research, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, oregon, new zealand, pasadena california, washington d.c. ...
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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: archaeology, expedition, jungle, tribe, amazon, explorer, journey, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, year 1954, 19th century, year 1916 ...
Place: south america, england, latin america, france, ireland ...
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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: serious, offbeat, stylized, exciting, scary ...
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, jungle, dangerous animal, stranded, exploration, time travel, adventure, adventurer, heroes, abandoned, escapades ...
Time: prehistory
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Terra Nova (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, 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: dinosaur, time travel, sent to the past, danger, experiment, dangerous animal, adventure, survival, changing the past or future, fate of humanity, vestiges of humanity, mistrust ...
Time: prehistoric times, 22nd century, prehistory
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Christopher Columbus (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, USA
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: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: expedition, adventure, ocean or sea, adventurer, ambition, political intrigue, tragic hero, father son relationship, discovery, new world, inventions and discoveries, map ...
Time: 15th century
Place: spain, portugal, europe, atlantic ocean, africa ...
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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, realistic ...
Plot: expedition, culture clash, friendship, mountain, self discovery, society, escapades, teachers and students, adventure, religions or cults, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: tibet, himalaya, china, austria, asia ...
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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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mine, italy
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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, breathtaking, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: adventure, archaeologist, treasure hunt, artifact, adventurer, ancient, escapades, villain, treasure, courage, good versus evil, peril ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, latin america, south america ...
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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: exciting, serious
Plot: adventurer, expedition, volcano, gold, friends, treasure hunt, treasure, danger, friendship, deadly, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
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, erotic, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: love story, tragic love, mysterious character, expedition, loss of loved one, power of love, love and romance, destiny, war, map, stranded, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1944 ...
Place: libya, italy, ethiopia, egypt, africa ...
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The River (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, missing person, adventurer, research, supernatural, mysterious place, expedition, adventure, search, danger, escapades, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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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, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dinosaur, utopia, island, expedition, presumed dead, adventure, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, good versus evil, friendship, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, deadly creature, save the world, monster, expedition, apocalypse, adventure, danger, heroic mission, chaos and mayhem, evil alien, gory ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: antarctica, mexico, nepal, nebraska, egypt
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, gothic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monk, train, monster, murder, expedition, creature, anthropologist, supernatural, mystery, zombie, alien, death ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: china, siberia, russia, asia, england ...
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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: boys' night, teens
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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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, south america, venezuela, san francisco
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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, adventure, raft, expedition, escapades, 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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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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: astronaut, outer space, alien encounter, moon, spacecraft, space travel, nasa, alien, danger, deadly, heroic mission, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1972, year 2011 ...
Place: antarctica
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