Nature movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nature movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, intense, captivating, harsh and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with nature, survival, forest, danger, adventure, friendship, loneliness, escapades, wilderness and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
nature movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as nature: Backcountry (2014), The Snow Walker (2003), In the Forests of Siberia (2016), The Red Turtle (2016), Amazon (2013), School of Life (2017), Wonders of the Monsoon (2014), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016), Wildlike (2014), Never Cry Wolf (1983).

List of nature movies

Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, forest, camping, nature, wilderness, dangerous animal, bear, lost in the woods, isolation, bear attack, lost, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, breathtaking, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, nature, wilderness, adventure, friendship, airplane, human spirit, arctic, rescue, hunter, stranded, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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In the Forests of Siberia (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: nature, solitude, loneliness, friendship, hunting, food, saving a life, poacher, lake, survival, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: siberia
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The Red Turtle (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.
Style: atmospheric, meditative, stylized, bleak, colourful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: loneliness, isolation, nature, island, raft, sea turtle, desert island, beach, swimming, transformation, survival, sea ...
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Amazon (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amazonia is an adventure in 3D inside the largest rainforest on the planet: the Amazon rainforest. Chestnut is a Capuchin monkey domesticated who survives a plane crash and finds himself alone in the dense forest. The monkey needs to learn to live ...
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: nature, jungle, wilderness, monkey, survival, adventure, wild animal, predator, family, hopes, dangerous animal, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
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School of Life (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Paris 1930. Paul has only ever had one and the same horizon: the high walls of the orphanage, an austere building in the Parisian working class suburbs. Entrusted to a joyful country woman, Célestine, and her husband, Borel, the rather stiff ...
Style: scenic, nature documentary, touching, sweet, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: nature, orphan, forest, poacher, adult child friendship, animals, hound dog, friendship, foster child, foster home, adopted son, mystery ...
Time: 1930s
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Wonders of the Monsoon (2014)
Genre: Documentary
TV show
Story: The wildlife and cultures of southern Asia have been shaped by one of the greatest phenomena on Earth: the mighty monsoon winds that sweep across this vast region, turning drought into deluge. All life – human and animal – is dominated by this ...
Style: nature documentary, serious, captivating, stylized, realistic
Plot: nature, world spanning, forces of nature, escapades, dangerous animal, natural history, animal life
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, cambodia, australia, bangladesh, himalaya
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Style: funny, touching, scenic, humorous, bloody ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, nature, hunting, juvenile delinquent, boy, wilderness, adoption, dog, childhood, sarcasm, forest, countryside ...
Place: new zealand
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Wildlike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin her mother in Seattle. While on her dangerous ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: runaway teen, uncle niece relationship, nature, camping, grief, survival, road trip, introspection, adventure, family relations, solitude, travel ...
Place: alaska, usa
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Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was allegedly doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult ...
Style: semi autobiographical, scenic, breathtaking, philosophical, dramatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wilderness, nature, snow, survival, wolf, scientist, mountain, adventure, disney, animals, arctic, camping ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, 1930s
Place: alaska, usa, canada
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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
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, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: disaster, natural disaster, end of the world, post apocalypse, apocalypse, catastrophe, environmental, climate change, scientist, stranded, global warming, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, washington d.c., antarctica, california ...
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This South Korean film takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives in a small floating temple. The monk has a young boy living with him, learning to become a monk. We watch as seasons and years pass by.
Style: philosophical, melancholic, meditative, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: buddhism, coming of age, buddhist monk, isolation, guilt, existentialism, life, meditation, life & death, monk, buddhist, nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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Heartstone (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, epic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming of age, friendship, teenage boy, gay teenager, nature, lgbt teen, friendship between boys, unrequited love, first love, gay interest ...
Place: iceland
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Born in China (2016)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
Style: nature documentary
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: nature, panda, animals, birth, wildlife, wild animal, leopard, monkey, disney, spring, waterfall, winter ...
Place: china
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Dersu Uzala (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A military explorer meets and befriends a Goldi man in Russia’s unmapped forests. A deep and abiding bond evolves between the two men, one civilized in the usual sense, the other at home in the glacial Siberian woods.
Style: atmospheric, visually appealing, cerebral, touching, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wilderness, nature, hunter, human spirit, survival, cold weather, explorer, friendship, forest, snow, winter, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1910s
Place: siberia, russia, japan, tokyo, ussr ...
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, harsh, scenic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, bear attack, snow, adventure, winter, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, bravery ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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The Bear (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
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, scenic, uplifting, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: animals, adventure, wilderness, survival, nature, bear, friendship, dog, family, hunting, heroic mission, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: british columbia, canada, antarctica
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La Belle verte (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As part of an intergalactic coalition, a well-meaning space alien volunteers to bring a message of self-actualization and harmony with nature to the one planet rejected by all her peers as incorrigible: Earth.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, light, humorous, spiritual ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: utopia, ecology, human nature, spirituality, society, nature, family, space and aliens, environmental issue, benign alien, peaceful mission, environmental ...
Place: paris france, europe
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Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: animal attack, wilderness, survival horror, survival, dangerous animal, stalking, nature, family relations, poacher, family life, escapades, creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, johannesburg south africa
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, river, friendship, summer, youth, nature, adventure, teenager, mountain climbing, camping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, harsh, intense, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, adventure, utopia, nature, survival, village, obsessive quest, mental illness, immigrants, father son relationship, missionary, inventor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: latin america, central america, usa, south america, baltimore ...
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Hakumei and Mikochi (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world inhabited by people only a few inches tall, young women Hakumei and Mikochi live together in a house built into a tree. Hakumei is an energetic and tomboyish carpenter, while Mikochi is a feminine and calm tailor. Despite their ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, seinen
Plot: anthropomorphism, friendship, little people, dream world, fantasy world, everyday life, forest, lifestyle, adventure, nature, life, slice of life ...
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, captivating, uplifting, road movie, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, survival, hiking, nature, journey, human spirit, female protagonist, death of mother, cheating on husband, grief, loneliness ...
Time: year 1995, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, portland oregon, usa, mojave desert, oregon
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The Wall (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog Lynx, she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, scenic ...
Plot: solitude, introspection, nature, dog, isolation, diary, forest, human nature, human animal relationship, survival, animals, nuclear threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alps, austria
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Frogs (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jason Crockett is an aging, grumpy, physically disabled millionaire who invites his family to his island estate for his birthday celebration. Pickett Smith is a free-lance photographer who is doing a pollution layout for an ecology magazine. Jason ...
Style: psychotronic, surprise ending, suspense, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: island, animal attack, killer animal, nature, swamp, bird attack, leech, monster, revenge, dysfunctional family, disaster, spider ...
Time: 70s
Place: florida, usa
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My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: romantic, semi serious, sexy, tragicomedy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, teenager, gay teenager, nature, teenage protagonist, family life, acceptance, teen angst, gay love, coming of age, boy ...
Place: argentina
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Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, wolf, mythology, human animal relationship, demon, forest, human spirit, talking animals, friendship, good versus evil, nature, hopes ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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The Lion King (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle ...
Style: inspirational, psychotronic, colourful, touching, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: animals, jungle, lion cub, lion, wilderness, childhood trauma, nature, talking animals, disney, kingdom, king, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, rape, canoe, adventure, hillbilly, revenge, rape and revenge, friendship, river, nature, redneck ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Black Spot (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In the small bordertown of Villefranche, lost in the heart of a large forest, crime rate is six times higher than elsewhere in the area. Each new crime Major Laurène Weiss solves with the help of her unusual team makes her sink deeper and deeper ...
Style: atmospheric, scenic, dark, suspense, bleak
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, forest, small town, crime investigation, nature, police, police officer, missing child, secret, isolation ...
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