Cave movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant cave movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, atmospheric and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with cave, danger, survival, escapades, monster, death, supernatural, catastrophe, violence and flashlight plots mostly in Thriller, Adventure and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
cave movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cave: The Descent: Part 2 (2009), Sanctum (2011), The Cave (2005), The Descent (2005), In Darkness We Fall (2014), Time Trap (2017), 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019), Within (2005), 127 Hours (2010), Black Water: Abyss (2020).

List of cave movies

The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, deadly creature, sole survivor, supernatural, survival horror, expedition, claustrophobia, monster, missing person, creature, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, new jersey
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Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, disaster, forces of nature, deathtrap, death, adventure, struggle for survival, underground, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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The Cave (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, deadly creature, diver, monster, supernatural, parasite, adventure, transformation, creature feature, infection, mutation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: romania, europe
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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, suspense, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, cave, survival horror, trapped, survival, expedition, creature, group of friends, woman in danger, claustrophobia, mutant, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
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In Darkness We Fall (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Group of Spanish friends on the tropical island holiday of a lifetime. Discovering a secret cave adds adventure. They enthusiastically go underground with their camera, but soon become hopelessly lost. Nail-biting tension in the tradition of recent ...
Style: scary, psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cave, survival, found footage, confined, isolation, friends, cannibalism, dehydration, claustrophobia, eating human flesh, travel, mental disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Time Trap (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tense, captivating, philosophical ...
Plot: time travel, cave, time loop, missing person, climbing, adventure, adventurer, friendship, time portal, college professor, investigation, legend ...
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bloody, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, great white shark, sea, cave, killer shark, survival horror, animal attack, diving, research, panic, ruins ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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Within (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 8 explorers trapped in a Russian cave system are hunted by an unknown presence.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: cave, research, serial killer, survival, adventurer, rescue, isolation, wilderness, confined, escapades, chaos, plague ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: inspirational, suspense, psychological, cerebral, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, courage, human spirit, alone, loneliness, desert, life philosophy, climbing, cave, canyon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, cave, crocodile, hunting, beast, animal attack, dangerous animal, survival horror, stranded, adventurer, monster, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, investigation, missing child, mysterious past, small town, disappearance, cave, alternate dimension, time portal, changing the future ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, year 2019, year 1953, 80s ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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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, twists and turns, fairy tale, ridiculous, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: dinosaur, fantasy world, adventure, adventurer, obsessive quest, expedition, mysterious place, cave, natural disaster, volcano, rescue, lost world ...
Time: prehistoric times, contemporary, prehistory, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: iceland, italy, europe
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Finding Altamira (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.
Style: touching, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: cave, discovery, faith, love triangle, artist, crimes, science, scientist, king, cemetery, fever, mountain ...
Time: 19th century, prehistory, victorian era, 1880s
Place: spain
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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, clever, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens, boys' night ...
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, archaeologist, archaeology, riddles and clues, treasure hunter, adventurer, artifact, ancient, journey, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 19th century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., egypt, new jersey ...
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Cave (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of former military elites set out to explore an uncharted abyss, not knowing their worst nightmare is waiting for them deep beneath the ground.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, disturbing, unusual plot structure
Plot: cave, psychopath, love triangle, murder, youth, abyss, diving, love, love and romance, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway
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The Goonies (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of ...
Style: feel good, humorous, funny, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: treasure hunt, childhood, pirate, treasure map, treasure, mischievous children, cave, friendship, teenager, map, group of friends, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
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City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, survival, dystopic future, save the day, uncover truth, ancient mystery, puzzle, cave, utopia, underground ...
Time: future
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Intermedio (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Under the border leading into Mexico, within a labyrinth of caves, a deadly presence haunts all who enter. For four friends on an expedition, the caverns become an underground graveyard as the tortured ghosts prey upon them, one by one.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: cave, ghost, hostage, supernatural, deadly creature, friendship, survival, violence, teenager, tunnel, female nudity, beauty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, california, usa, latin america, texas
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Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)
Genre: Documentary, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: "Dragon's World: A Fantasy Made Real" is a nature mockumentary about a British scientific team that attempts to understand the unique the incredible beasts that have fascinated people for ages. CGI is used to create the dragons.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: dragon, cave, future dystopia, scientific experiment, museum, scientist, skeleton, good versus evil, mythology, heroic mission, rivalry, supernatural ability ...
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Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, massacre, chase, disfigurement, manhunt, youth, trap, strong violent content, forest, friends, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
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Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, priest, police investigation, cave, exorcism, bible, religions or cults, evil force, confession, catholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2013
Place: iraq, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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At the Earth's Core (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A huge burrowing machine tunnels out of control at ferocious speed, cutting clean through to the center of the earth, to the twilight world of pellucidar. Once there, Dr. Perry and David Innes are threatened by half human creatures, lizard-like ...
Style: humorous, unusual plot structure, ridiculous, splatter, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: monster, cave, dinosaur, steampunk, giant monster, mad scientist, space travel, adventure, good versus evil, weapons, human sacrifice, mind control ...
Time: victorian era, future, prehistoric times, 19th century, prehistory
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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sonic and the gang must team up to fight Dr. Eggman.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: hedgehog, superhero, friend, friendship, chase, super speed, on the run, mad scientist, road trip, speed, portal, military ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: california, san francisco, france, america, usa ...
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
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Eden Log (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious creature, he must continue through this strange and ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, memory loss, heroic mission, isolation, captivity, life is a bitch, supernatural, mystery, rivalry, deadly creature, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, future
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Grim (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A team of spelunkers, when investigating a system of caves beneath a small town, come across a hideous creature that can move through walls.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: monster, cave, supernatural, mutant, deadly creature, suburbs, ouija board, creature, chaos and mayhem, suburban life, chaos, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
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Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Western
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Mexico, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale ...
Style: disturbing, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, survival, winter, snow, fort, camp, isolation, homoeroticism, insanity, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: man boy relationship, cave, boy, pedophile, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, gay, child abuse, hiding place, on the run, psychopath ...
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The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cannibal, desert, mutant, cannibalism, raped by monster, survival, cave, monster, torture, serial killer, rescue, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: new mexico, usa
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Caved In (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An extreme adventure tour group headed by deep caving expert John Palmer descends into a 2000 Ft abandoned salt mine , that was mysteriously closed down years ago after an unexplained disaster trapped all of the miners . They prepare for rock slides ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, cave, escapades, good versus evil, destiny, legends and myths, rivalry, adventurer, survival, dangerous animal, forces of nature, monster ...
Time: prehistory
Place: greece, europe, switzerland
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