Films about sand

Films about sand
The list of the best films about sand, selected by visitors of our site: Stalker, The Tin Drum, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Desert Dancer, Desierto, The Forty-First, Beyond The Law, The Mummy, The Hurt Locker.

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

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrefantastic, drama, adventure, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:43
CharactersMutant, Scientists, Writers, Soldier, Clairvoyants
PlotFulfillment of desires, Meaning of life, Fog
PlaceChernobyl
TimePost apocalypse
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Atmospheric, Smart, Gloomy

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, military
CountryWest Germany, France, Yugoslavia, Poland
Duration02:22
PlotWar, Toys, Growing up
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Smart, Black humor, Epic, Makes me think

Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:49
CharactersPirates, Immortals, Friends
PlotAdventure, Travel, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
Time18th century
StyleExciting

Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersGirlfriends, Friends
PlotAdventure, Rest, Obsession, Friendship, Vacation
PlaceSubmarines, USA
TimeHoneymoon
StyleLight, Womens in main roles, For relax

The story of best friends Barb and Star, who leave their small midwestern town for the first time to go on vacation in Vista Del Mar, Florida, where they soon find themselves tangled up in adventure, love, and a villain’s evil plot to kill everyone in town.

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: 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: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Cossacks, Military, Soldier
PlotLove, Money, Death, Water, Religious
PlaceIslands, Nature, Deserts, Beach
StyleNumbers in the title

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersBikers, Special agents
PlotMotorcycles, Undercover

Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far 'beyond the law' will Saxon go?

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Morocco
Duration02:04
CharactersLovers, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Mummies, Supernatural, Chase, Expeditions
PlaceEgypt, Deserts, Pyramid, Tomb
StyleExciting, For men

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for all eternity as a punishment for a forbidden love.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersSnipers, Special Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotWar, Death, Marine Corps, Self-sacrifice
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Oscars, Serious, Disturbing

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama
CountrySpain, Mexico
Duration01:30
CharactersNuns, Orphans
PlaceSpain
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Smart, Fancy, Black humor

Viridinia is preparing to start her life as a nun when she is sent, somewhat unwillingly, to visit to her aging uncle, Don Jaime. He supports her; but the two have met only once. Jaime thinks Viridinia resembles his dead wife. Virdinia has secretly despised this man all her life and finds her worst fears proven when Jaime grows determined to seduce his pure niece. Viridinia becomes undone as her uncle upends the plans she had made to join the convent.

Genredrama
CountryUSA, Greece
PlotVacation

A woman's seaside vacation takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother forces her to confront secrets from her past.

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: 6.6
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.

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: 8.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryAustralia, South Africa
Duration02:30
CharactersGangsters, Strong women, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Racing, Apocalypse, Time travel
PlaceDeserts, Australia, USA
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StylePopular, Exciting, Dystopian, Spectacular, Beautiful

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Thieves, Snake, Friends
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Revenge, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceWild West, Deserts

Double-crossed and left without water in the desert, Cable Hogue is saved when he finds a spring. It is in just the right spot for a much needed rest stop on the local stagecoach line, and Hogue uses this to his advantage. He builds a house and makes money off the stagecoach passengers. Hildy, a prostitute from the nearest town, moves in with him. Hogue has everything going his way until the advent of the automobile ends the era of the stagecoach.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Strangers
PlotSurvival, Growing up, Mental disorders, Experiments, Vacation
PlaceIslands, Beach, Ocean, Sand
StyleUnexpected ending, Makes me think

A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:35
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Investigation, Fear
PlaceIraq, Closed Space
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Tense, Serious

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:03
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Death, Mental disorders, Marine Corps
PlaceIraq
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
PlaceNature, Mountains

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its tone is set by the juxtaposition of images and the exceptional music by Philip Glass.

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: 8.3
Genredrama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration03:36
CharactersHorses, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Political
PlaceDeserts, The Ottoman Empire
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Epic

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure, family
CountryGermany, Australia, USA
Duration01:41
CharactersKings, Monsters, Childrens, Heroes, Family
PlotAdventure, Travel, Magic, Loneliness
PlaceIslands, Fantastic worlds
StyleFor children, Light, Fascinating, Fancy, Touching

Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, Germany, USA, France
Duration02:04
CharactersHeroes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Friendship, Treasures
PlaceShips, Africa, Deserts, Beach
StyleExciting

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

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: 3.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Aliens
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
PlaceBeach, Party, USA, Sand
TimeGraduation
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Black humor, Depressive, Disturbing

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water again, you can’t even get across the sand! BLOOD BEACH meets SPRING BREAKERS in an ace monster mash-up of smart nostalgia and up-to-the-minute visual effects. After an all-night graduation beach party, a group of hung-over students wake up under blazing sun to find their numbers somewhat depleted. An enormous alien creature has burrowed down deep and anyone foolish enough to make contact with the sand finds themselves at the mercy of a sea of flesh-eating tentacles. Will they ever be able to escape its carnivorous clutches?

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:24
CharactersGenie, Thieves, Monkeys, Princesses, Giants
PlotFulfillment of desires, Friendship, First love, Chase, Treasures
Time18th century
StyleLight

A kindhearted street urchin named Aladdin embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie while a power-hungry Grand Vizier vies for the same lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:09
CharactersGay, Pirates, Slaves, Soldier, Poets
PlotSlavery, Earthquake, Love triangle
PlaceShips, Caves, Italy
StyleBy books, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy, Serious

An adaptation of Petronius' satire about the decadent life in ancient Rome. "If you like the Fellini version, you should definitely see this one, too. It's every bit as good and in some ways better."

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersSharks, Geniuses, Snake, Musicians, Writers
PlotDancing, Basketball, Money, Friendship, Inheritance
PlacePrison, Sea, Aircraft, Party, USA
StyleLight, For men

An irreverent comedy about the misadventures of Moondog, a rebellious stoner and lovable rogue who lives large.





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