Insect Movies

List of the best insect movies selected by visitors to our site: Kingdom of the Spiders, Bite, They Nest, Stung, Locusts, Black Swarm, The Hive, Bee Movie, 7 Guardians of the Tomb, Antz.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersDogs, Insects
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Death, Investigation, Superpowers
PlaceSmall cities, Hotels
StyleDisturbing, Serious

Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group of townsfolk in a remote hotel.

Bite (2015)
Markimdb: 4.9
CharactersInsects, Mutant, Special Forces
StyleHeavy, Tense

While on her bachelorette party getaway, Casey, the bride to be, gets a seemingly harmless bite from an unknown insect. After returning home with cold feet, Casey tries to call off her wedding but before she's able to, she starts exhibiting insect like traits. Between her physical transformation and her wedding anxiety, Casey succumbs to her new instincts and begins creating a hive that not only houses her translucent eggs, but feeds on the flesh of others. As her transformation becomes complete, Casey discovers that everything can change with a single bite.

They Nest (2000)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersInsects, Spiders
PlotViruses, Survival, Vacation
PlaceSchool, Sea, Ships, College, Islands
StyleDisturbing, Serious

After freezing up under pressure in the emergency room, Dr. Cahill decides to spend a few months unwinding on a little Maine island where he immediately gets off on the wrong foot with the locals. Meanwhile, a body has washed up on shore infested with a strange type of carnivorous cockroach. But when Dr. Cahill tries to warn the townsfolk of the danger, they are naturally skeptical. Will they realize the truth before it's too late?

Stung (2015)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersDogs, Monsters, Insects, Bartenders
PlaceParty, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.

Locusts (2005)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama

Dr. Maddy Rierdon, an investigator for the Department of Agriculture, is the only person who can protect America from a deadly breed of bioengineered locusts.

Black Swarm (2007)
Markimdb: 3.9
CharactersZombie, Insects, Bees, Heroes, Mutant
PlotViruses, Supernatural, Survival, Investigation
PlaceSmall cities
StyleFor men, Disturbing, Serious

The widow, Deputy Sheriff Jane Kozik, moves from Manhattan to Black Stone, New York, with her daughter Kelsey Kozik. There she expects to find a safe place to live. The day after moving, a homeless man is found dead in the tool shed of Jane's blind friend Beverly Rowe. Devin Hall and the entomologist Katherine Randell are summoned to help with the investigation. Devin is Jane's brother-in-law and former boyfriend, and Jane still has a crush on him. Meanwhile, Kelsey befriends the scientist Eli Giles, who has developed genetically modified wasps to the army as a weapon, and now he is trying to revert the process. When the wasps attack Black Stone, Jane, Devin and Eli team-up to attempt to destroy the swarm.

The Hive (2008)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, fantastic

When ants, displaying never-before-seen behavior, seize an island, the controversial Thorax Team is called in to stop the massive threat, only to discover that the ants are controlled by something beyond this world.

Bee Movie (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersInsects, Family, Friends, Partners, Beetles
PlotAdventure, Friendship
PlaceNew York, Court
StyleExciting, Light

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.

7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, adventure
CountryChina, Australia, Russia, Thailand
CharactersInsects, Diggers, Spiders, Emperors, Archaeologists
PlotAdventure, Supernatural, Mythology, Mummies
PlaceChina, Tomb, Caves
StyleExciting, Tense

An innocent discovery of a well-preserved mummified Emperor from 200 BC China unearths a 2000 year old nightmare - a secret that should have remained buried.

Antz (1998)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersInsects, Family, Friends, Losers, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Uprising, Friendship
PlaceNew York
StyleFor children, Exciting, Light

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Insect (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryCzech Republic, Slovakia
CharactersDogs, Insects, Tourists, Cannibals, Beetles
PlotJealousy, Hunger, Chase
StyleNot for everyone, Black humor

The Dung Beetle is late, the Parasite is asleep and Mrs Larva is more interested in her knitting than the director’s instructions. It’s clear: this amateur theatre company has a long way to go before they can perform their version of The Insect Play, a famous satirical work from 1922 by the brothers Karel and Josef Čapek which features insects with decidedly human traits: greed, egocentrism, jealousy.

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryGermany, Australia
CharactersInsects, Bees
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Touching, Inspirational

When an overenthusiastic Maya accidentally embarrasses the Empress of Buzztropolis, she is forced to unite with a team of misfit bugs and compete in the Honey Games for a chance to save her hive.

Minuscule 2: Mandibles From Far Away (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryFrance, China
CharactersInsects, Beetles
StyleFor children

In the conditioning unit of a small chestnut can factory in a quiet little country village as winter slowly settles, a young ladybug gets trapped by accident in a cardboard box shipped to the Caribbean. His parent sets off for the paradise archipelago to find his little kid and free him. Once he finally makes it there, our hero finds himself entrusted with a double mission: find his offspring and save his new Caribbean ladybug friends’ home threatened by a human construction site. Thankfully our hero will be able to count on his friend the black ant that flies to the rescue from the other side of the world.

Woman Walks Ahead (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, western, biography, history
CharactersIndians, Horses, Insects, Friends, Eagle
PlotTime travel, Snow, Rivalry, On real events
PlaceTrains, New York, USA
Time19th century
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

In 1890, Catherine Weldon, a painter from New York, travels to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull and becomes involved in the struggle of the Lakota people to get the Government respects their rights over the land where they live.

The High Frontier (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CharactersInsects, Parents, Deer, Smugglers, Teens
PlotTravel, Survival, Cold, Snow, Radio
PlacePrison, Mountains, Poland
StyleAction, Exciting, Depressive

A father and his two teenage sons travel to a small mountain cabin for a male bonding adventure. When a lost tourist arrives at the cabin, their male-bonding outing turns into a struggle for survival.

Tierra (1996)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersAngels, Insects
PlotSplit personality, Love, Jealousy, Mental disorders, Love triangle

Angel, an exterminator recently released from a mental hospital, comes to rid a small Spanish town of tiny grubs in the soil. The local wine-making industry has found these pests responsible for giving their product an "earthy" taste that has divided local opinion. While in town, Angel becomes involved with two beautiful and very different women, and impacts their lives on a grand scale. Can either of these women accept the fact that Angel travels with a "ghost" of himself, or that he routinely speaks with the deseased townspeople?

Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersAliens, Insects, Soldier, Heroes, Military
PlotDeath, Survival, Friendship, Space wars
PlaceSpace, Spaceships
StyleFor men, Heavy, Serious

A distant Federation outpost Fort Casey comes under attack by bugs. The team on the fast attack ship Alesia is assigned to help the Starship John A. Warden stationed in Fort Casey evacuate along with the survivors and bring military intelligence safely back to Earth. Carl Jenkins, now ministry of Paranormal Warfare, takes the starship on a clandestine mission before its rendezvous with the Alesia and goes missing in the nebula. Now, the battle-hardened troopers are charged with a rescue mission that may lead to a much more sinister consequence than they ever could have imagined....

Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersDogs, Insects, Singers, Bartenders, Autistic
PlotDeath, Mystery, Weapon, Meaning of life, Loneliness
PlaceDeserts, Village
TimeFuture, World War II
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Makes me think, Psychological problems

Follows the journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. He finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration.

Dragon Wasps (2012)
Markimdb: 3
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersInsects, Scientists, Soldier, Heroes, Military
PlotVoodoo, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceJungle, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, Serious

A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, they are also confronted by an even bigger terror giant mutated wasps that are, for some reason, thirsty for blood.

Galaxy of Horrors (2017)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryCanada, Italy, Germany
CharactersAliens, Insects, Cannibals, Presidential, Cyborgs
PlotReligious, Technology, Computers, War
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Psychological problems

Trapped in a damaged cryogenic pod, a man is forced to watch a series of horrific science-fiction tales while his life support systems run out. Featuring eight intense stories of the unknown and other-worldly, equally wonderful and terrifying. Visit the GALAXY OF HORRORS, if you dare! Curated from Rue Morgue & Unstable Ground's Little Terrors Festival.