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, serious, suspense, scary, exciting and tense films and TV shows about / with cave, danger, escapades, survival, catastrophe, adventure, death, flashlight, rescue and dialogue plots mostly in Adventure, Thriller and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
cave movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as cave: The Cave (2005), Sanctum (2011), The Descent (2005), The Descent: Part 2 (2009), The Cavern (2005), In Darkness We Fall (2014), City of Ember (2008), The Croods (2013), National Treasure (2004), 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019).

List of cave movies

The Cave (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, danger, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, diver, parasite, mutation, adventure, deadly, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: romania, europe
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, cave, expedition, danger, forces of nature, adventure, isolation, underground, struggle for survival, deathtrap, underwater, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
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The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, cave, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, friendship, danger, vacation, loss of daughter, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
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The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, supernatural, deadly creature, sole survivor, expedition, rescue, claustrophobia, monster, missing person, gory, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new jersey
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The Cavern (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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: cave, survival, rescue, gore, adventurer, deadly, serial killer, confined, wilderness, deadly creature, slasher, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, asia
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cave, survival, isolation, danger, confined, friends, claustrophobia, cannibalism, dehydration, eating human flesh, off the road, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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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, humorous, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: fantasy world, expedition, dinosaur, adventurer, adventure, volcano, cave, obsessive quest, danger, natural disaster, research, mysterious place ...
Time: contemporary, 19th century, prehistoric times, prehistoric, 21st century
Place: iceland, europe, italy
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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, serious, suspense, stylized, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, ancient mystery, danger, puzzle, survival, uncover truth, steampunk, save the day, cave, isolation, mayor ...
Time: future
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The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, exciting, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, family life, family relations, youth, survival, caveman, teen romance, disney, parents and children, journey, cave, hunting ...
Time: prehistory, stone age, prehistoric times, ancient world, prehistoric ...
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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, serious, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 20th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., new york, boston ...
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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, bloody, suspenseful, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, diving, shark attack, cave, research, danger, claustrophobia, ruins, great white shark, secret place, teenager, animal attack ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
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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: serious, atmospheric, psychotronic, unusual plot structure, ridiculous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: cave, monster, subterranean, cave woman, quicksand, adventure, space travel, good versus evil, anti hero, heroic mission, survival, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, prehistory, victorian, future
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The Severed Arm (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cave, slasher, murder, graphic violence, vengeance, survival, confined, injustice, gory, escapades, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
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The Secret of the Ice Cave (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Chile, West Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of treasure-seekers embark on a expedition into high adventure as they race to discover what's really located in the mysterious ice cave.
Style: semi serious
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cave, treasure hunt, on the road, mountain, partners, buddies, adventure, friends, battles, betrayal, danger, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: chile
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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, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: time travel, time loop, missing person, adventurer, adventure, climbing, college professor, investigation, cave, legend, rock climbing, youth ...
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Fool's Gold (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he ...
Style: exciting, realistic, entertaining, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, adventurer, boat, ocean or sea, yacht, rivalry, beautiful scenery, obsessive quest, sunken treasure, escapades, treasure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, bahamas, caribbean, spain, chicago illinois ...
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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: humorous, feel good, exciting, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, teen comedy
Plot: treasure hunt, mischievous children, treasure map, childhood, cave, treasure, asthma, small town, map, corpse, search, tunnel ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Finding Altamira (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: 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: suspenseful, touching, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: discovery, cave, faith, love triangle, king, scientist, science, paint, infamy, defamation, wife, delirium ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, prehistory
Place: spain
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, cave, heroic mission, survival, captivity, isolation, mystery, deadly, deadly creature, life is a bitch, supernatural, rivalry ...
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, creature, cave, danger, deadly, deadly creature, mutant, suburbs, monster, ouija board, suburban life, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
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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: suspense, uplifting, psychological, cerebral, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, human spirit, courage, desert, adventure, loneliness, desperation, extreme sport, cave, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
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Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, Mexico, USA, Czech Republic
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, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, cave, fort, soldier, isolation, moral dilemma, cannibalism, camp, confined, human nature, haunted by the past, army ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1840s, victorian era
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, suspense, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, motel, cave, nightmare, road trip, sibling relationship, boy, child abuse, on the run, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, psychopath ...
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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, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, missing child, time loop, investigation, disappearance, corpse, small town, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 80s, 50s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: chernobyl
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The In Between (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: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ghost, hostage, cave, friendship, deadly creature, supernatural, survival, gory, slasher, deadly, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, california, usa, latin america, texas
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Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real (2004)
Genre: 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: scientist, museum, cave, skeleton, computer animation, good versus evil, dragon, supernatural ability, escapades, danger, rescue, save the world ...
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Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, chase, gory, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, massacre, youth, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
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Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, USA
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, suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: survival, animal horror, adventurer, hunting, crocodile, stranded, dangerous animal, cave, escape, wilderness, forces of nature, water ...
Time: 21st century
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Secret of the Cave (2006)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young American boy spends his summer in Ireland and solves the mystery that captivates the entire village. Driven by curiosity and his own search for meaning in life, he faces his fears and discovers the Secret of the Cave.
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: family relations, young heroes, supernatural, adventure, legends and myths, miraculous event, cave, family, youth, escapades, parents and children, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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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, good versus evil, escapades, legends and myths, destiny, cave, adventurer, rivalry, deadly, gory, forces of nature, survival ...
Time: prehistory
Place: greece, europe, switzerland
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