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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, clever and humorous films and TV shows about / with danger, escapades, survival, dialogue, catastrophe, adventure, mentor, chase, first contact and adaptation plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as antarctica: The Thing (2011), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), The Thing (1982), Happy Feet (2006), Eight Below (2006), Whiteout (2009), The X Files (1998), Happy Feet 2 (2011), 9 Songs (2004), The People That Time Forgot (1977).
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The Thing
Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
USA
109 min.
 8.1
Eight Below
Adventure, Drama, Family
USA
120 min.
 7.3
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Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita's Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Japan
101 min.
 6.6
Risen
Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
USA
107 min.
 6.3

List of movies set in antarctica

 6.2
 107K
The Thing
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien, gory, monster, expedition, transformation, deadly creature, alien invasion, death, first contact, danger, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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AVP: Alien vs. Predator
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: exciting, bleak, scary, twists and turns, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alien, monster, deadly creature, first contact, survival, save the world, adventure, chaos and mayhem, apocalypse, heroic mission, danger, expedition ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2004
Place: antarctica, egypt, nepal, mexico, nebraska
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 8.1
 314K
The Thing
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, paranoia, isolation, survival, alien, transformation, monster, splatter, gore, blood, alien invasion, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 6.5
 151K
Happy Feet
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, adventure, fish, music, dancing, birds, dance, global warming, environment, dancer's life, snow, animals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica
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 7.3
 55K
Eight Below
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, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids, chick flick
Plot: survival, adventure, family, wilderness, dog, daring rescue, expedition, pilot, beautiful scenery, natural disaster, animals, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: antarctica, canada, washington d.c., pasadena california, new zealand ...
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 5.5
 35K
Whiteout
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, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, chase, betrayal, murder mystery, mystery, corruption, military base, race against time, twists & turns, crime, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, year 1957
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.0
 93K
The X Files
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, alien, ufo, first contact, government agency, conspiracy theory, investigation, conspiracy, virus, special agents, fbi, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, future, 90s, 1990s, prehistory ...
Place: antarctica, texas, europe, usa, london ...
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 5.9
 37K
Happy Feet 2
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: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: family, friendship, save the day, adventure, animals, penguins, fish, talking animals, dancing, wilderness, parents and children, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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 4.8
 20K
9 Songs
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, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sex, music, infidelity, sexuality, male nudity, rock and roll, drugs, pornography, couple relations, rock, strong sexual content, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, london, england, europe
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The People That Time Forgot
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, futuristic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night, family outing
Plot: adventure, island, monster, adventurer, daring rescue, desert, nudity (topless - notable), getting home, chase, friendship, good versus evil, monsters ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, prehistoric times, 80s, prehistory
Place: antarctica
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 6.4
 182K
Minions
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: humorous, entertaining, feel good, exciting, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: family, master villain, kids and family, female villain, escapades, adventure, master and servant, storytelling, assistant, super villain, heroes, mad scientist ...
Time: year 1968, prehistoric times, 1960s, 20th century
Place: antarctica, england, london, buckingham palace, florida ...
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 6.7
 60K
Surf's Up
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cody is a surfing penguin from Shiverpool who dreams of making it big and being like his idol Big Z. On his journey he discovers his talents are not all he thinks they are and he must learn to accept that their is more to surfing than fame and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, inspirational, clever, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: surfing, family, mentor, jungle, island, ambition, competition, talking animals, ocean or sea, penguins, athlete's life, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, hawaii, california
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Day of Resurrection
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: bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, survival, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, experiment gone awry, future dystopia, plague, chases and races, race against time, deadly, heroes, chaos ...
Place: antarctica, usa, italy, japan, canada ...
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Nazis at the Center of the Earth
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: rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, survival, isolation, confined, danger, deadly, supernatural, abduction, female nudity, swastika, hitler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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The Day After Tomorrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: environmental, survival, climate change, natural disaster, scientist, apocalypse, post apocalyptic, stranded, demolished city, global warming, father son relationship, library ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, antarctica, usa, latin america ...
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 7.8
 1K
Antarctica
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, adventure, rescue, wilderness, human spirit, forces of nature, animal life, family, against the odds, expedition, escapades, pets ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: antarctica, asia, japan
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Antarctic Journal
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: isolation, confined, danger, mystery, escapades, delusion, laptop, helicopter, storm, underwater, severed leg, korean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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The Pebble and the Penguin
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: puppets, lovers on the run, friendship, romance, ship, moon, siblings relations, family, heroes, adventure, ocean or sea, love and romance ...
Place: antarctica
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Mr. Popper's Penguins
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, entertaining, clever ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: family, birds, pets, father son relationship, family bonds, penguins, life turned upside down, children, animal life, disorder, kids and family, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980, year 1981, year 1978 ...
Place: antarctica, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Forbidden Quest
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: adventure, supernatural ability, survival, danger, ship, escapades, adventurer, ocean or sea, golden years, wilderness, elderly, supernatural ...
Time: 1900s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: antarctica, europe, ireland, south pole
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Sometimes They Come Back... for More
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, apocalyptic
Plot: gory, survival, experiment gone awry, supernatural ability, investigation, psychopath, chases and races, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica, mine
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How I Ended This Summer
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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: isolation, radio, island, wilderness, survival, human nature, confined, arctic, radiation, danger, dishonesty, contamination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, russia
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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sea turtle who was hatched in 1959 spends the next 50 years traveling the world while it is being changed by global warming. Born on a Baja, California beach in 1959, new hatchling Sammy must do what his fellow newborn sea turtles are doing: race ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, obsessive quest, global warming, survival, animal life, family, danger, ocean or sea, escapades, friends, sea turtle ...
Time: contemporary, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: antarctica, california, usa
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Where the #$&% Is Santa?
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the midst of a trip to Finland to find the perfect Christmas gift for his wife, Missy, skateboarding superstar MTV personality Bam Margera is struck by inspiration to find the elusive Santa clause.
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prank, disorder, buddies, escapades, friends, christmas
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica, usa
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 4.1
 931
Devilman
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A scientific exploration in search of a new energy source unleashes a group of powerful demons who begin possessing human bodies and destroying civilization. Close friends Akira (Hisato Izaki) and Ryo (Yusuke Izaki) wind up on different sides of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, scary
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, vampire, zombie, alien encounter, apocalypse, demon, monster, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, plague ...
Place: antarctica
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Ordeal by Innocence
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, private detective, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation, uncover truth, death row, murder, false accusation, frame up, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: antarctica, canada, england
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 3.1
 781
Frost Giant
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A team searching for a long-lost ship in the Arctic unwittingly unleash an alien creature that looks like it's made of ice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly creature, evil alien, alien encounter, danger, deadly, survival, treasure hunt, isolation, confined, escapades, space and aliens, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
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 6.9
 313K
Madagascar
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: humorous, funny, feel good, entertaining, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, adventure, jungle, animals, fish out of water, island, wilderness, zebra, hippopotamus, lion, giraffe, talking animals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, antarctica, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A sequel to 2004's Alien vs. Predator, the iconic creatures from two of the scariest film franchises in movie history wage their most brutal battle ever - in our own backyard. The small town of Gunnison, Colorado becomes a war zone between two ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, small town, gory, survival, monster, violence, aliens, deadly creature, alien invasion, brutality, first contact, evil alien ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: colorado, antarctica, usa
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 7.7
 15K
The Bear
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, breathtaking ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: wilderness, survival, adventure, family, hunting, nature, dangerous animal, animals, humanity, on the run, childhood, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: canada, antarctica, british columbia
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