Movies and TV shows set in alaska

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in alaska ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, humorous, entertaining and feel good films and TV shows about / with snow, winter, chase, dog, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, dialogue, life philosophy and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Adventure and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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alaska movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as alaska: 30 Days of Night (2007), Northern Exposure (1990), Insomnia (2002), The Edge (1997), Runaway Train (1985), The Proposal (2009), The Grey (2011), The Frozen Ground (2013), Balto (1995), On the Ice (2011).

List of movies set in alaska

30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, winter, survival, snow, supernatural, monster, zombie, sunrise, transformation, asthma, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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Northern Exposure (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After receiving a scholarship from the state, a recent Columbia University medical school graduate is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
Style: realistic, humorous, surreal, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: small town life, fish out of water, small town, cold weather, opposites attract, native american, medical, self discovery, love and romance, doctors and patients, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
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 7.2
 297K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, police corruption, investigation, investigator, police, guilt, murderer, snow, insomnia, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
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 6.9
 75K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, bear, grizzly bear, bear attack, marital infidelity, hunter, billionaire, survivor, older man younger woman relationship, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
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 7.2
 30K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: road movie, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Plot: train, survival, runaway train, prison, disaster, prisoner, wilderness, violence, winter, prison warden, crime gone awry, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.7
 330K
The Proposal (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
Style: romantic, feel good, light, funny, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: love, love story, happy ending, love and romance, initially antagonists, relationships, opposites attract, unlikely couple, wedding, pretend relationship, workplace romance, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, new york, canada, usa, boston
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 6.8
 254K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, harsh, exciting, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, animal attack, snow, hunting, wolf, forces of nature, dangerous animal, air disaster, natural disaster, wolf attack, stranded ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, winter, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, murder investigation, drug overdose, manhunt, rape and murder, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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 7.1
 44K
Balto (1995)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
Style: feel good, sentimental, suspenseful, exciting, sincere ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: dog, adventure, wolf, courage, rivalry, goose, animals, family, daring rescue, dog sled, against the odds, alienation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 90s, year 1995
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.3
 1K
On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, grief, death, family relations, buddies, youth, parents and children, society, crimes, village, accidental death, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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 7.2
 6K
Men in Trees (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Men in Trees is an American romantic television comedy-drama series which premiered on September 12, 2006 on ABC and starred Anne Heche who played relationship coach Marin Frist. The series was set in the fictional town of Elmo, Alaska and concerned ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: starting over, fish out of water, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, hopes, social relations, dating, writer's life, lifestyle, village life, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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 8.1
 623K
Into the Wild (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
Style: road movie, philosophical, inspirational, motivational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, road trip, self discovery, wilderness, freedom, journey, solitude, adventure, isolation, lifestyle change, life philosophy, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, year 1992, year 1991, 90s
Place: alaska, north america, usa, california, arizona ...
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 5.6
 38K
Hold the Dark (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Plot: wolf, murder, hunter, dark secret, child murder investigation, winter, police investigation, murder investigation, characters killed one by one, survival, feral man, revenge ...
Place: alaska
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 7.9
 49K
Togo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and ...
Style: captivating, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dog, dog sled, escapades, adventure, save the day, friendship, delivery, blizzard, snow, puppy, plague, serum ...
Time: 1920s, future, 1910s
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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 6.7
 21K
White Fang (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dog, wilderness, survival, animals, human animal relationship, treasure, friendship, pets, adventure, beautiful scenery, disney, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon, london, san francisco, canada ...
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 6.5
 20K
Big Miracle (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is ...
Style: realistic, serious, feel good, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night
Plot: animals, animal rescue, rescue, journalism, media, ocean, whale, volunteer, environmentalism, ecology, snowstorm, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s
Place: alaska, new york, los angeles
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Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: small town, ice hockey, sport, underdog, transformation, happy ending, contests and competitions, ambition, winter, ice skater, championship, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa, new york, california, new jersey
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The Fourth Kind (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: ufo, alien abduction, hypnosis, found footage, alien encounter, space and aliens, alien, investigation, disappearance, supernatural, fbi, uncover truth ...
Time: year 2000, 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: alaska, usa, california, antarctica
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The Great Alaskan Race (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1925, a group of brave mushers travel 700 miles to save the small children of Nome, Alaska from a deadly epidemic.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: youth, life is a bitch, heroes, parents and children, chase, family, hopes, escapades, catastrophe, life philosophy, epidemic, children ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska
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 5.1
 4K
Snow Buddies (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dylan Sprouse, Jim Belushi and Kris Kristofferson lend their voices to this family-friendly tale about a feisty pack of golden retriever puppies that embarks on an Alaskan adventure. When they find themselves stranded in the northern wilderness, the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pets, dog, golden retriever, against the odds, getting home, adventure, escapades, contests and competitions, animal life, best friends, dog sled, family ...
Time: 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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Kevin of the North (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sport
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man must participate in the Iditarod dog race across Alaska to inherit property from his legendary grandfather, but ends up getting much more than he bargained for.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: dog, adventure, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, escapades, rivalry, friendship, fish out of water, winter, snow, dog sled ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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 5.2
 27K
Snow Dogs (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Style: feel good, humorous, inspirational, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: dog, disney, adventure, pets, dog sled, adoption, family, talking animals, fish out of water, small town, animals, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, cuba, usa
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The Call of the Wild (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, inspirational, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: dog, survival, dog sled, wolf, gold rush, wolf pack, friendship, gold, grizzly bear, snow, animals, disney ...
Time: 19th century, contemporary, victorian era, 1890s
Place: alaska, yukon
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 15K
The Big White (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, tense, visually appealing ...
Plot: dark humor, kidnapping, murder, nothing goes right, disorder, crimes, down on your luck, comedy of errors, insurance fraud, life insurance, frozen body, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, minnesota, usa
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 709
Salmonberries (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young orphaned woman, named Kotzebue, is trying to find out who her parents are in the icy landscapes of Alaska. Kotzebue (K.d. Lang) is helped by a east-german librarian (Rosel Zech), whose husband was killed while fleeing from the GDR. Although ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching, contemplative
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lgbtq, indigenous people, librarian, lesbianism, friends, couples, iron curtain, opposites attract, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, east germany, berlin germany
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To Brave Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young couple and their dog struggle to survive in Alaska.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: survival, pets, treasure hunt, starvation, wilderness, confined, adventure, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, forces of nature, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: alaska, yukon, usa
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On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: entertaining, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, adventure, conspiracy, fight, environmental, oil, revenge, brutality, justice, vigilante, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
Is relevant ?
 5.7
 6K
Alaska (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the ...
Style: light, sweet, feel good, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, animals, childhood, family relations, rescue, escapades, parents and children, nature, missing person, family, catastrophe, polar bear ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
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 6.2
 18K
Out Cold (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Animal House meets Casablanca in this outrageous snowboarding comedy. Rick Rambis and his friends are having the time of their lives on Bull Mountain until the legendary Papa Muntz' son decides to sell the mountain to sleazy land developer John ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, funny, sexy, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ski resort, skiing, stupidity, sarcasm, prank, teenage life, social differences, youth, buddies, love triangle, winter, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, london, usa
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