Expedition Movies

List of the best expedition movies selected by visitors to our site: Pandorum, Amundsen, Everest, Europa Report, 2036 Origin Unknown, High Life, Ad Astra, Annihilation, Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, The Lost City of Z.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Pandorum (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom
CharactersPilots, Friends, Mutant
PlotWar, Supernatural, Lost memory, Survival, Expeditions
PlaceSpace, Ships, Spaceships
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Underrated, Disturbing

Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Amundsen (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
PlotOn real events, Political, Expeditions, Cold, Snow
StyleSerious, Action, Soulful, Fascinating

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

Everest (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Iceland
CharactersDoctors, Climbers
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Death, Survival, Expeditions
PlaceMountains, Everest
StyleFascinating, Action, Disturbing, Beautiful landscapes

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

Europa Report (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller
PlaceSpace, USA

A crew of international astronauts are sent on a private mission to Jupiter's fourth moon.

2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Expeditions, Investigation
PlaceSpace, Mars, Antarctica
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Disturbing, Tense

After the first manned mission to Mars ends in a deadly crash, mission controller Mackenzie 'Mack' Wilson assists an artificial intelligence system, A.R.T.I. Their investigation uncovers a mysterious object under the surface of Mars that could change the future of our planet as we know it.

High Life (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland
CharactersDogs, Criminals, Astronauts
PlotDeath, Survival, Expeditions, Experiments, Black holes
PlacePrison, Space, Trains, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Tense, Psychological problems

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Ad Astra (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, China, Brazil
CharactersAliens, Astronauts, Astronauts, Military
PlotExpeditions, Obsession, Chase, Loneliness, Missing father
PlaceSpace, Mars, Moon, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Disturbing, Serious

An astronaut travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.

Annihilation (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersScientists, Psychologists, Bears, Mutant
PlotDepression, Death, Expeditions, Missing people, Alligators
PlaceSpace, Jungle, Lighthouse
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CharactersSharks, Heroes, Family
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Disasters, War, Tornadoes
StyleDisturbing, Action, Exciting, Fascinating

Fin and his wife April travel around the world to save their young son who's trapped inside a sharknado.

The Lost City of Z (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, biography, history
CharactersSnake, Amazons, Soldier, Military
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Survival, Fate
PlaceJungle, England
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Tense, Inspirational

A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.

Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
PlotExpeditions, Excavations, Self-sacrifice
PlaceCaves, Deserts, Mountains, Tomb

In 1979, a young soldier is working in China's snowcapped mountains when an explosion reveals bizarre fossils hidden deep in the mountain caverns. What they discover next will change his life and human history forever.

Mountains of the Moon (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersFriends, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Treasures, Volcanoes, Expeditions, Friendship
PlaceAfrica, Mountains
StyleExciting, Serious, Action, By books

Chander Pahar follows Shankar Choudhury, a 20 year-old that takes a job working for the Uganda Railway, and winds up quitting his job in search of diamonds and the Kenya's Mountain of the Moon. Based on the popular Bengali adventure novel of the same name.

The Last Days on Mars (2013)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
CharactersZombie, Astronauts
PlotDeath, Survival, Expeditions, Fear, Fight
PlaceSpace, Mars, Spaceships
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery – fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claims all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes, they start to suspect that the life-form they have discovered is not without danger.

Chasing Ice (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, biography
CharactersPhotographers, Artists
PlotExpeditions, Snow
PlaceNature, Antarctica, Arctic, Ocean
StyleFascinating, Serious

When National Geographic photographer James Balog asked, “How can one take a picture of climate change?” his attention was immediately drawn to ice. Soon he was asked to do a cover story on glaciers that became the most popular and well-read piece in the magazine during the last five years. But for Balog, that story marked the beginning of a much larger and longer-term project that would reach epic proportions.

Kon-Tiki (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreadventure, biography, history
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Sweden
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Survival, Expeditions, Obsession
StyleExciting, Inspirational, Serious, Epic, Action

The true story about legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Apollo 18 (2011)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Astronauts
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Conspiracies
PlaceSpace, Moon, Spaceships
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies it's authenticity, others say it's the real reason we've never gone back to the moon.

The Wildest Dream (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreadventure, documentary, biography
PlotSurvival, Expeditions, Obsession
PlaceMountains, Everest
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Touching, Action, Serious

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Nanga Parbat (2010)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, biography

Drama about the tragic Nanga Parbat expedition by the two Messner brothers in 1970, on which Reinhold Messners younger brother Günther died.

The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Lost memory, Survival, Expeditions
StyleFor men, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy, Disturbing

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

City of Ember (2008)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
PlotAdventure, Survival, Expeditions, Mystery, Mystery
PlaceSchool, Caves
TimePost apocalypse, Future

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.