Movies and TV shows set in antarctica

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in antarctica ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary, surprise ending and clever films and TV shows about / with danger, escapades, survival, adventure, heroes, snow, adaptation, dialogue, storytelling and catastrophe plots mostly in Adventure, Sci-Fi and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
antarctica movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as antarctica: The Thing (1982), Eight Below (2006), Whiteout (2009), The Thing (2011), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), Happy Feet (2006), The Pebble and the Penguin (1995), Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014), 9 Songs (2004), The X Files (1998).

List of movies set in antarctica

The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, paranoia, monster, survival, alien encounter, space and aliens, transformation, danger, fear, supernatural, confined, destruction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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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: touching, sentimental, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: expedition, survival, pets, dog, rescue, adventure, pilot, daring rescue, family, wilderness, helicopter, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., new zealand, pasadena california, oregon ...
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Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, airplane, corpse, survival, isolation, military base, race against time, uncover truth, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1957, 1950s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, danger, chase, survival, mission gone awry, gory, isolation, alien encounter, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Genre: Action, 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: bleak, exciting, twists and turns, scary, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: deadly creature, save the world, alien, pyramid, expedition, adventure, evil alien, monster, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, gory, danger ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, nebraska, nepal, mexico, egypt
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Happy Feet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Style: exciting, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, fish, snow, adventure, journey, looking for love, music, fall in love, social misfits, against the rules, danger, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica
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The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A bashful bachelor penguin named Hubie, who's partial to a pretty female named Marina. Ancient penguin ritual dictates that males present a pebble to their intended, then mate for life. Hubie finds a spiffy stone, but before he can bestow it on ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, puppets, lovers on the run, ship, romance, moon, siblings relations, family, ocean or sea, adventure, heroes, love and romance ...
Place: antarctica
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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: reenactment, forces of nature, investigative, aviation, heroic mission, danger, survival, uncover truth, dishonesty, escapades, heroes
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: antarctica, new zealand
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9 Songs (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: erection, strong sexual content, sexual relations, couple relations, looking for sex, love affair, lust, youth, love and romance, sex, couples, fondling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, england, london, europe
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The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, fbi, chase, mystery, government agency, investigation, obsession, alien, special agents, conspiracy, virus ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, prehistoric times, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
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Happy Feet 2 (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, save the day, adventure, wilderness, parents and children, animal life, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, music, escapades, dancer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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Day of Resurrection (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Scientists in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure to a military virus that was released in a plane crash and has wiped out the rest of the world.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, genetic engineering, save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, plague, chases and races, deadly, heroes ...
Place: antarctica, canada, japan, usa, italy ...
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Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a platoon of masked soldiers and dragged into a hidden continent in the center of the Earth. There, they discover that surviving Nazi soldiers are plotting an invasion of Earth to revive the Third ...
Style: serious, rough, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, isolation, confined, danger, deadly, supernatural, abduction, female nudity, nazi, swastika ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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Antarctica (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: survival, expedition, rescue, adventure, wilderness, human spirit, forces of nature, family, animal life, against the odds, escapades, pets ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, japan, asia
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Antarctic Journal (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During their journey the expedition led by Captain Choi Do-hyung discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: isolation, confined, danger, mystery, escapades, delusion, laptop, severed leg, helicopter, storm, underwater, korean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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The Forbidden Quest (1993)
Genre: Adventure
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 1931: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to prove his tale. We see the footage as he narrates. They ...
Style: serious
Plot: survival, ship, iceberg, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, adventurer, ocean or sea, golden years, wilderness, elderly ...
Time: 1900s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: antarctica, ireland, europe, south pole
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Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, apocalyptic
Plot: survival, gory, arctic, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, investigation, psychopath, chases and races, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica, mine
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Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry. But his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, making the first detailed study of a penguin colony, ...
Plot: student, rescue, womanizer, helicopter, apartment, wilderness, predator, biologist, flat, solitude, desperation, obsession
Place: antarctica
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The Last Place on Earth (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 396 min.
Story: The Last Place on Earth is a 1985 Central Television seven part serial, written by Trevor Griffiths based on the book Scott and Amundsen by Roland Huntford. The book is an exploration of the expeditions of Captain Robert F. Scott and his Norwegian ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: exploration, death, snow, weather, racing, expedition
Place: south pole, antarctica
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The Intruder Within (1981)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they accidentaly brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature. Chad Everett and Jennifer Warren risk their lives to stop it.
Plot: egg, fossil, alien, monster, oil rig
Time: prehistory
Place: antarctica
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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 ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, blizzard, explorer, endurance, australian, adventure, heroism, doctor, tent, dog, snow ...
Place: antarctica, south pole
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The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: US Navy battles monsters unearthed from the frozen arctic.
Plot: scientist, monster, tropical island, navy, love triangle, nurse, molotov cocktail, u.s. navy, acid, creature feature
Place: antarctica
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Gorath (1962)
Genre: Action, Family, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: spacecraft, giant monster, monster, planet, tidal wave, walrus, flood, tsunami, adventure, race against time, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: antarctica, south pole, japan, asia, tokyo
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The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing
Plot: island, dinosaur, time travel, ancient mystery, good versus evil, iceberg, adventure, adventurer, ocean or sea, dangerous animal, imaginary kingdom, escapades ...
Time: prehistory, 1940s, year 1916, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica
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Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, adventure, danger, animal life, journey, survival, lion, giraffe, zebra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Minions (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.
Style: feel good, humorous, exciting, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: assistant, family, imaginary, master villain, escapades, master and servant, mad scientist, female villain, super villain, kids and family, adventure, storytelling ...
Time: prehistoric times, year 1968, 1960s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, england, buckingham palace, usa, florida ...
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Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, rescue, apocalypse, danger, soldier, evacuation, anti heroes, martial arts, government agency, adventure, atomic bomb, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: antarctica, california, usa, los angeles, washington d.c.
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The People That Time Forgot (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, harsh ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: island, monster, prehistoric creature, biplane, expedition, volcano, cave woman, pterodactyl, dinosaur, rescue, spider, ship ...
Time: prehistoric times, 1910s, 20th century, prehistory, 80s
Place: antarctica
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New Alcatraz (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Paleontologist Robert Trenton (Dean Cain) is called to Northeastern Antarctica near the Indian Ocean to help the FBI build an underground maximum-security military base and prison for the world's most dangerous criminals and terrorists. The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, deadly creature, survival, isolation, supernatural, danger, deadly, escapades, ancient mystery, chases and races, confined, snake ...
Time: prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, south pole
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How I Ended This Summer (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, radio, island, arctic, radiation, wilderness, survival, contamination, solitude, fish, human nature, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
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