Scientific expedition movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scientific expedition movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, suspenseful, entertaining, tense, disturbing and interesting films and TV shows about / with scientific expedition, expedition, scientist, escapades, brutality, catastrophe, survival, danger, death and suspense plots mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scientific expedition: The North Water (2021), The Thing (1982), An Enemy to Die For (2012), Kon-Tiki (2012), Horror Express (1972), Alien from L.A. (1988), The Snow Queen (2013), I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970), Seven Women from Hell (1961), Scamper the Penguin (1986).

List of scientific expedition movies

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: captivating, tense, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: whaling, expedition, arctic, sea, north pole, scientific expedition, struggle for survival, ship, sailor, psychopath, irishman, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1850s
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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an English cartographer arrives in Wales to tell the residents of the Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw that their "mountain" is only a hill, the offended community sets out to remedy the situation. The film is based on a story heard by ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: village, world war one, small town, scientific expedition, culture clash, countryside, farm, love, redemption, fantasy world, catastrophe, brutality ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, future, 20th century
Place: wales, england, scotland, london, ireland ...
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The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, isolation, fear, paranoia, creature, supernatural, snow, suspense, scientist, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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An Enemy to Die For (2012)
Genre: History, Thriller, War
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite the threat of war in the fall of 1939, the Germans decide to launch a sea expedition in search of evidence for Pangaea. Although the multi national geologists embark enthusiastically on their research mission, the growing political tension ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspenseful
Plot: world war two, scientific expedition, ship, arctic, wartime, military, expedition, war, mission, suspense
Time: year 1939
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, epic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: ocean, survival, shark, boat, adventurer, raft, sea voyage, obsessive quest, expedition, travel, fish, diary ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, peru, usa, south america ...
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Horror Express (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
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: gothic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, train, creature, alien, supernatural, murder, macabre, monk, anthropologist, zombie, death, expedition ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, prehistory
Place: siberia, china, russia, asia, europe ...
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Alien from L.A. (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When her archaeologist father disappears on an expedition, Wanda sets out to look for him. What she finds is a secret underground world, where no one believes in life on the surface and where she and her father are taken for spies.
Style: humorous, campy, light, futuristic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nubile, sexploitation, teenager, brutality, god, fight scenes, fantasy world, goth, guilty pleasure, natural disaster, multiple storylines, mentor ...
Time: future, 80s
Place: zimbabwe, los angeles, ireland, california, south africa ...
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The Snow Queen (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious presence has threatened humanity for hundreds of years as it lurks in the frozen wastes people avoid. Nearly unnoticed as its power grows, she's been slowly draining the planet of one of its most precious resources. It takes two ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: zombie, good versus evil, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, escapades, adventurer, curse, monster, demon, alternate timeline, soldier ...
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I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This futuristic science fiction comedy features an atomic bomb blast that causes women to grow beards and lose the ability to have children. A summit meeting is held at the United Nations, with the proposed solution of building a time machine. The ...
Style: parody, campy, psychotronic, cult film, alternative comedy
Plot: time travel, post apocalypse, distopia, surrealism, love story, time machine, time paradox, woman rapes man, absurd humor, absurdism, disguise, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1999, 90s, 1910s, future
Place: central europe, prague
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Seven Women from Hell (1961)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Seven women from different backgrounds, nationality, age, class, and marital status find themselves in New Guinea, February 1942 - when the Japanese army takes over unexpectedly, and sends them into a war camp in the jungle.
Plot: world war two, torture, thief, plantation, airplane shot down, hunger, british army, truck driver, barbarian, heroine, cruelty, pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: pacific ocean
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Sasquatch, the Legend of Bigfoot (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: semi documentary, psychotronic
Plot: bigfoot, sasquatch, monster, creature feature, conspiracy, scientist, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, cryptid, yeti, giant monster, redsploitation ...
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Scamper the Penguin (1986)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Family
Country: Japan, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 29 min.
Story: Scamper is a little penguin who loves wandering around the Artic where he lives with his parents. Unfortunately his little adventures tend to get he, and his friend Snowflake into trouble, especially when he disobeys his father and goes exploring ...
Style: sweet
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: dog, cold, killer whale, friend, friendship, father son relationship, scientist, garbage, helicopter, ship, puppy, missing child ...
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Passage to Mars (2016)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A NASA Arctic expedition designed to be the first Martian road trip on Earth becomes an epic two-year odyssey of human adventure and survival.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: mars, nasa, expedition, mission, research, experiment, scientific research, space exploration, survival, universe, space adventure, exploration ...
Time: future
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The Deep (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As the world's energy supplies dwindle, the Orpheus, a research submarine, delves into the deep of the Arctic Ocean searching for rare micro-organisms, but the crew soon find themselves in peril.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, uncover truth, scientist, ocean, mysterious place, confined, isolation, submarine, supernatural, crew, voodoo, disaster ...
Time: 21st century
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Messy goes to OKIDO (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 11 min.
TV show
Story: OKIDO is a comedy adventure, science-educational series following a curious, adventure seeking and unruly monster called Messy as he finds the answers to everything a 3-5 year old child wants to know. Why do things fall down and not up? Where do ...
Style: educational, thought provoking, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: educational program, friendship, science, friends, scientific research, technology, anthropomorphism, research, teamwork, scientific expedition
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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: stylized, humorous, surreal, funny, absurd ...
Audience: date night
Plot: ocean, revenge, expedition, submarine, dysfunctional family, eccentricity, vengeance, rivalry, sea, marijuana, magic realism, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: italy, fictional island
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Storm Planet (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Four Soviet cosmonauts land on the planet Venus and find it teeming with life, some of it dangerous.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: evil alien, dinosaur, venus the planet, survival, alien encounter, robot, venus, space, reptiles, creature feature, cosmonaut, spacesuit ...
Time: 1930s, future, 60s, prehistoric times
Place: europe, russia, ussr
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