Desert Movies

List of the best movies about the desert, selected by visitors to our site: Waiting for the Barbarians, Risen, Exodus: Gods and Kings, Queen of the Desert, Desert Dancer, Sahara, Desierto, Flight of the Phoenix, Once In The Desert, Pigsty.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryItaly, USA
CharactersJudge, Barbarians
PlotSelf-sacrifice
PlaceDeserts
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Tense, Serious

At an isolated frontier outpost, a colonial magistrate suffers a crisis of conscience when an army colonel arrives looking to interrogate the locals about an impending uprising, using cruel tactics that horrify the magistrate.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Archers
PlotWar, Investigation, Revolution, Earthquake, Chase
PlaceShips, Deserts, Beach, Roman Empire
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric

Follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersGods, Jews, Slaves, Prophets, Mothers
PlotAdventure, Slavery, Religious, Fate
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleEpic

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Morocco
Duration03:10
CharactersKings, Spy, Strong women, Writers, Slaves
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Loneliness, Death, Political
PlaceEngland, Deserts, Turkey
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Drug addict, Friendship, Ballet
PlaceCollege, Deserts
StyleFascinating, Tense, Serious, Sad ones

Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersTankman, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAfrica, Deserts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryMexico, France
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Serial killers, Snake, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Pursuit
PlaceMountains, Deserts
StylePhilosophical, Heavy, Touching

A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous borderland. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Water, Chase, Oil
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Mongolia
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Genremilitary
CountryRussia
PlaceDeserts, Syria

The films follows a Syrian War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team who are targeted by ISIS militants while they prepare the recently liberated historic site of Palmyra to hold a symbolic concert of the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra. The peacekeeping event can only be held in Palmyra that has been severely damaged by the terrorists only if the ancient city and the roads leading to it are defused. The EOD team clears the way one kilometer at a time. But the closer they get to the center of Palmyra, the more destructive the explosives. Tension grows between the young team Captain and the most experienced of the EOD experts. And yet, despite their differences, when the team falls into an ambush and the Captain goes missing, it’s the experienced sapper that sets out to search for him.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryItaly, Morocco, France
Duration01:38
CharactersCannibals, Losers
PlotAdventure, Death, Baseball
PlacePrison, Germany
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son of a post-war German industrialist, is on the way to lie down with his farm's pigs, because he doesn't like human relationships.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersBrothers
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cheating
PlacePrison, Deserts, Alaska, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersFriends, Poor
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Water
PlaceShips, Party, France, Deserts

To find Joseba, a dying friend, and see him reunite with his daughter Ely, two old friends, Jean Pierre and Tocho, embark with her on a road trip through the Sahara desert, from Spain to Mali.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersRobots, Dogs, Terminally ill, Good people
PlotSurvival, Travel, Tornadoes
PlaceUSA
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTo cry, Kind, Sad ones, Soulful, Sad ones

On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a robot, built to protect the life of his dying creator's beloved dog, learns about life, love, friendship, and what it means to be human.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersHorses, Cowboys, Friends, Hunters, Partners
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Revenge, Friendship, Pursuit
PlaceWild West, Court, Texas
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and adventure on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryNew Zealand, Japan, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersGood people
PlotOn real events, Racing, Adventure, Travel, Motorcycles
PlaceDeserts
StyleTo cry, Inspirational, Philosophical, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Spain, Italy
Duration01:54
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Touching

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryColombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Luxembourg, France
CharactersFamily, Birds
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Money, Death, Weapon
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Beach
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersSpecial agents
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Fight, Chase
StyleExciting

1981. Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is back. For this new mission - more delicate, more dangerous and more torrid than ever - he is forced to team up with a young new colleague, the promising OSS 1001.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Writers, Journalists, Photographers
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceAfghanistan, Jungle, Iraq, Deserts, Syria
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, Womens in main roles

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersHunters
PlotSurvival, Cars, Death, Water, Hunting
PlaceDeserts, Helicopters, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Serious, For men

A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryUSA

On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersFriends, Foxes
PlotFight, Dreams
PlaceDeserts
TimeSummer
StyleAction, Serious

Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.

Markimdb: 9.1
Genredocumentary
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, China
PlotSurvival, Death, Hunting
PlaceJungle, Nature, Forest, Deserts

Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and against the forces of nature, these families fight for their own survival and for the future of their dynasties.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Argentina, Jordan
Duration01:43
CharactersFriends, Tourists
PlotOn real events, Survival, Friendship, Hiking trip
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hungary
CharactersTeens, Prophets
PlotWar, Adventure, Travel, Intrigue
PlaceSpace, Deserts
TimeFuture
StyleBy books

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMutant, Military, Soldier, Cannibals, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Rivalry, Release of hostages
PlaceCaves, Deserts, Russia
StyleLight, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, adventure
CountryItaly, Spain
CharactersSpy
PlotMartial Arts, The escape, Death, Betrayal
PlacePrison

In a desolate section of the Sahara once ruled by the French, two thirsty men stumble into the camp of a Tuareg warrior where they're given water and shelter. Soldiers from the new Arab government now arrive by Jeep and demand the two men be turned over to them. The warrior refuses, citing the sacred laws of hospitality. The soldiers shoot dead one of the men and carry off the other - a political foe of the new government. The warrior mounts his camel and rides off to rescue his kidnapped guest.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersGods, Angels, Giants
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceJungle, Nature, Forest, Deserts
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:49
CharactersAstronauts, Scientists, Inventors, Farmers, Astronauts
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, End of the world, Adventure
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, Fantastic worlds, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StylePopular, Dystopian, To cry, Philosophical, Atmospheric

Interstellar chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersKings, Horses, Heroes, Family, Fathers
PlotWar, Time travel, Adventure, Magic, Death
PlaceDeserts
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, By games, 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.





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