Desert Movies

List of the best movies about the desert, selected by visitors to our site: Waiting for the Barbarians, Dune, The Hills Have Eyes 2, Exiles, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yossi, First Man, Entertainment, 24 Hours to Live, Wrecker.

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

Waiting for the Barbarians (2019)
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.

Dune (2021)
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure
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.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersMutant, Military, Soldier, Cannibals, Lifeguards
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Supernatural, Rivalry, Release of hostages
PlaceCaves, Deserts
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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

Exiles (2013)
Duration00:23
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Survival, Relationship
PlaceDeserts

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.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:56
CharactersSoldier, Reporters
PlotAdventure, Love triangle, True love
PlaceDeserts, India
StyleTo cry, Touching

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.

Yossi (2012)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryIsrael
CharactersGay, Soldier
PlotCars, Loneliness, Computers
PlaceDeserts, Hotels, Israel
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

The sequel to "Yossi and Jagger" finds character Yossi (Ohad Knoller) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his otherwise staid routine and sends him on a spontaneous pilgrimage to Tel Aviv. It is on the roads of southern Israel that he reignites the fire of his former self.

First Man (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Astronauts, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Obsession, Death, Cancer
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Party, Deserts, Moon
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Oscars, Atmospheric, Tense

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Entertainment (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
PlotLoneliness
PlaceDeserts
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

Set in the Mojave Desert, the film follows a broken-down comedian playing clubs across the Southwest, working his way to Los Angeles to meet his estranged daughter.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Africa, China, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersSnipers, Killers, Police, Tough guys, Warriors
PlotSkirmishes, Revenge, Death, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Wrecker (2015)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryCanada
Duration01:26
PlotTravel, Death, Pursuit, Dreams, False accusations
PlaceDeserts
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Tense, Depressive

Best friends Emily and Lesley go on a road trip to the desert. When Emily decides to get off the highway and take a "short cut," they become the target of a relentless and psychotic trucker who forces them to play a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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Oasis (2017)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersAstronauts
PlaceSpace, Deserts, London
TimeFuture

Set in the near future, Oasis tells the story of priest Peter Leigh, who is called to a remote planet where a mysterious multinational company is building the first permanent off-Earth human colony. The planet, Oasis, is humanity’s last chance to escape from Earth’s impending collapse, but it quickly becomes apparent that it may not be as hospitable to humanity as it seems... Note: This is a pilot episode only.

I'm Off Then (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy
CountryGermany
CharactersCows, Eagle, Comedians
PlotCold
PlaceNature, Mountains, Deserts, Hospitals, Germany

Based on the book "Ich bin dann mal weg" by Hape Kerkeling where the author describes his journey on the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route, and the people he encounters there.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersSuperhero, Firefighters, Batman, Superman, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Fight, Obsession, Death
PlaceDeserts, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleExciting, DC, Deep Meaning, By comics, Underrated

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.

Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryChile
Duration01:38
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotTravel, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceDeserts
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Psychedelic

Jamie is a boorish, insensitive American twentysomething traveling in Chile, who somehow manages to create chaos at every turn. He and his friends are planning on taking a road trip north to experience a legendary shamanistic hallucinogen called the San Pedro cactus. In a fit of drunkenness at a wild party, Jamie invites an eccentric woman—a radical spirit named Crystal Fairy—to come along.

The Condemned 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersManiacs, Snipers, Firefighters, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Gambling, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceCourt, Deserts

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

The Scorpion King: Book of Souls (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Belgium
CharactersStrong women, Archers, Warriors, The Pharaohs
PlotMartial Arts, Religious, Mythology
PlaceEgypt, Deserts
StyleExciting, Fascinating

The Scorpion King teams up with a female warrior named Tala, who is the sister of The Nubian King. Together they search for a legendary relic known as The Book of Souls, which will allow them to put an end to an evil warlord.

3 from Hell (2019)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Monsters, Serial killers, Snake
PlotDancing, Revenge, Poker, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Deserts, Mexico, USA
TimeHalloween

After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly, Otis Driftwood and Captain Spaulding are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow, the demented Firefly clan escape to unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

Infinity Chamber (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Robots, Terminally ill
PlotPrison Break, Artificial Intelligence, Weapon, Viruses, Computers
PlacePrison, Mountains, Deserts
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape and try and find his way back to the outside world that may already be wiped out.

Kill Command (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:02
CharactersSnipers, Robots, Special Forces, Cyborgs, Military
PlotSurvival, Artificial Intelligence, Death, Telekinesis, Technology
PlaceIslands, Forest, Bunker, Deserts, Laboratory
StyleUnexpected ending, Smart, Tense, Cyberpunk

Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes and his tight-knit unit, descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

Salvation Boulevard (2011)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotInvestigation, Religious, Art, Mystery, Pads
PlaceDeserts
StyleFancy, Black humor, Disturbing

Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.




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