Desert Movies

List of the best movies about the desert, selected by visitors to our site: Attack on Darfur, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Riddick, Flight of the Phoenix, Seven Psychopaths, The 3 Wise Men, Holes, The Good, The Bad, The Weird, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, A Walk to Remember.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Attack on Darfur (2009)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, military
CountryCanada, South Africa, Germany
PlotAdventure, Survival
PlaceAfrica, Deserts, Village
StyleFascinating, Action, Heavy, Serious

American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, adventure
CharactersHorses, Family, Kings, Partners, Princesses
PlotTime travel, Adventure, War, Magic, Death
StyleExciting, Epic

A rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time – gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Riddick (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersAliens, Friends, Heroes, Hunters
PlotAlien invasion, Adventure, Revenge, Survival, Chase
PlaceSpace, Deserts
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Gloomy, Disturbing

Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge. With his enemies right where he wants them, Riddick unleashes a vicious attack of vengeance before returning to his home planet of Furya to save it from destruction.

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
PlotAdventure, Oil, Survival, Chase, Radio
PlaceMongolia, Deserts
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDogs, Gangsters, Writers, Friends, Actors
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Skirmishes
PlaceParty, Deserts, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense, Black humor, Fancy

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

The 3 Wise Men (2003)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryFrance, Spain

A brilliantly animated adaptation of the classic Christian story, 3 WISE MEN features the voices of Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen, and Mexican television star Jaci Velasquez. Created by the same artists who animated FANTASIA 2000, HERCULES, and TARZAN, the family-friendly film artfully brings to life the journey of Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar--the Three Kings who traveled to baby Jesus' birthplace under the guidance of the Star of Bethlehem.

Holes (2003)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family, detective
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Lawyers, Family, Judge
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Fate, Curses, Friendship
PlaceDeserts, USA, Texas
StyleExciting, Light, Touching

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search for a lost treasure hidden somewhere in the camp.

The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, western
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersHorses, Killers, Heroes, Cowboys, Thieves
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Weapon, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceChina, Deserts, Korea
StyleExciting, Fascinating, For men, Fancy

The story of three Korean outlaws in 1930s Manchuria and their dealings with the Japanese army and Chinese and Russian bandits. The Good (a Bounty hunter), the Bad (a hitman), and the Weird (a thief) battle the army and the bandits in a race to use a treasure map to uncover the riches of legend.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersSoldier, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Love triangle

An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse. Jab Tak Hai Jaan movie is a love triangle,and also marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after eight years. In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan plays the character of Samar who is an angry, unforgiving, with loads of emotional baggage. His role will span two ages, one in his late twenties as a musician based in London and the other at an older age as an introverted, composed, dutiful army officer in Kashmir. Katrina as Meera play as a seductress, an unattainable beauty. And Anushka as Akira who is 21 year old and works for Discovery Channel and makes documentaries.

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotAdventure, Love, Cancer, Chase, Intrigue
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Korea
StyleTo cry, Touching, Soulful, Romantic, Inspirational

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Noah (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CharactersGods, Angels, Giants
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Disasters, End of the world, Tsunami
PlaceJungle, Forest, Deserts, Nature
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Action, Serious

A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
PlotAdventure, Chase, Relationship, The escape

Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, USA, Luxembourg, Japan
CharactersGood people
PlotAdventure, Travel, Motorcycles
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, To cry, Touching, Inspirational

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Exiles (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama, short
PlotLove, Survival, Relationship

Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood-stained past, the two lovers set out to build a new life together. But as days and then weeks pass in the endless, hostile desert, they realize how little they truly know about each other, and the banishment that was to be their new beginning tears their world apart.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Spain
CharactersGods, Jews, Prophets, Mothers, Slaves
PlotReligious, Fate, Slavery, Adventure
PlaceEgypt, Deserts

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Lord of War (2005)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany, France
CharactersParents, Scammers, Millionaires
PlotWeapon, Cheating, Moving, Skirmishes
PlaceShips, Deserts
TimeCold War
StyleSmart, Tense

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Scientists, Heroes, Batman, Superman
PlotAdventure, Genetic experiments, Death, Rivalry, Saving the World
PlaceDeserts, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleExciting, For men, Gloomy, DC, By comics

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

The Turkish Gambit (2005)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, detective, military
CountryRussia, Bulgaria
CharactersSpy, Soldier
PlaceDeserts, Turkey

The film is based on the second book from the Adventures of Erast Petrovich Fandorin series of novels written by the Russian author Boris Akunin. The film takes place in 1877 during the Russian-Turkish war. Erast Fandorin has just escaped from Turkish prison and is trying to get on the Russian side as soon as possible to give important information about the upcoming attack of the enemy. On his way he meets Varvara Suvorova, a young lady who is going to see her fiancée - a soldier of the Russian army. Erast also knows that there is a spy somewhere in the Russian army, everyone is under suspicion.

Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama
CountrySoviet Union

The story takes place on the desert planet "Pluke" in the "Kin-dza-dza" galaxy, where two Soviet humans previously unknown to each other ("Uncle Vova", a gruff construction foreman from Moscow, and "The Fiddler", a student from Georgia) are stranded due to an accidental encounter with an alien teleportation device. The movie describes their long quest to find a way back home.

Young Black Stallion (2003)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, adventure, family
CharactersHorses, Family, Friends, Orphans, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Survival, Freedom, Friendship, Life
PlaceDeserts, Mountains
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Serious

When courageous young Neera becomes separated from her family in the desert, she chances upon a wild colt. Together they find friendship, trust, and their way back home only to discover her family is about to lose everything!