Movies about Alaska

List of the best movies about Alaska, selected by visitors to our site: Insomnia, The Edge, Hold the Dark, The Recall, Sugar Mountain, Bears, Into the Grizzly Maze, Big Miracle, Over the Edge, The Grey.

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

Insomnia (2002)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
PlotDeath, Snow, Investigation, Blackmail, Skirmishes
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Depressive, Gloomy, Disturbing

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

The Edge (1997)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CharactersModels, Photographers, Rich, Billionaires
PlotAdventure, Jealousy, Survival, Rivalry, Birthday
PlaceAlaska, Nature
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle might not be the elements, or even the Kodiak bear stalking them -- it could be Robert, whom Charles suspects is having an affair with his wife and would not mind seeing him dead.

Hold the Dark (2018)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CharactersHunters, Soldier, Wolves, Writers
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Missing people, Skirmishes
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Disturbing, Tense

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.

The Recall (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CharactersSnipers, Aliens, FBI, Soldier, Astronauts
PlotAlien invasion, End of the world, UFO, Lost memory, Death
PlaceSpace, Alaska, Deserts, Spaceships
StyleUnexpected ending, Light, Action, Exciting, Tense

When five friends vacation at a remote lake house, they expect nothing less then a good time, unaware that Earth is under attack by an alien invasion and mass-abductions.

Sugar Mountain (2016)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cheating
PlacePrison, Alaska, Deserts, USA
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

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.

Bears (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, family, documentary
CharactersFamily, Wolves, Bears
PlotSurvival, Life, Family life
PlaceAlaska, Nature, USA
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disney

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersHorses, Bears, Sheriffs, Hunters, Spy
PlotSurvival, Weapon
PlaceBeach, Alaska, USA, Forest
StyleAction, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.

Big Miracle (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersIndians, Whale, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Snow
PlaceAlaska, Small cities, Ocean
TimeCold War
StyleTo cry, Touching, Serious

Based on an inspiring true story, a small-town news reporter (Krasinski) and a Greenpeace volunteer (Barrymore) enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. ‘Big Miracle’ is adapted from the nonfiction book ‘Freeing the Whales: How the Media Created the World’s Greatest Non-Event’ by Tom Rose.

Over the Edge (2012)
Markimdb: 4.9
CharactersDogs, Partners, Cats
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Superpowers, Conspiracies
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Alaska, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Disturbing, Serious, Tense

Just as David and Freja arrive at their newly bought country house close to the Cliffs of Møn the harmony is disturbed by an inexplicably suicide. When David realizes that their new craftsman Roar is linked to the person who fell of the cliff he starts being suspicious. David is also certain that Roar is hitting on Freja. She denies this and all Davids theories. David joins forces with the widow Veronica to solve the case and prove to Freja that he is right. But the closer he gets the truth the further away he gets from Freja. David has to risk everything to unveil circumstances that go far beyond his imagination...

The Grey (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
PlotAdventure, Disasters, Depression, Life after death, Death
PlaceAlaska, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing

An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.

On the Ice (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDeath, Friendship
PlaceAlaska, Village, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Action, Disturbing, Serious

In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.

Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersLawyers, Priests
PlotHolidays, Rivalry
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
TimeNew Year, Winter

An attorney returns to his small home town in Alaska and quickly rocks the boat by getting an injunction against the nativity display tradition and attacking Christmas.

Ice Road Terror (2011)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller

A giant flesh-eating reptile takes the Arctic region by storm.

Northern Lights (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDogs, Monsters
PlotDancing, Love
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Serious

Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan). But when Meg's father turns up dead, Burns finds himself thrust into the limelight of a dangerous murder investigation.

Into the Wild (2007)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, adventure, biography
PlotOn real events, Adventure, Travel, Uprising, Survival
PlaceForest, Alaska, Nature, USA
StylePhilosophical, Fascinating, Psychological problems, Beautiful landscapes

The true story of top student and athlete, Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from Emory University in 1992, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Presidential
PlotAdventure, Snow
PlaceAlaska, Helicopters, Lake

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpsons are declared fugitives.

30 Days of Night (2007)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, New Zealand
CharactersVampire, Monsters, Sheriffs
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Snow, Fear, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Grizzly Man (2005)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, biography
PlotSurvival, Obsession
PlaceAlaska, Nature
StyleFascinating, Atmospheric, Soulful, Action, Heavy

Werner Herzog's documentary film about the "Grizzly Man" Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were like in one man's attempt to protect the grizzly bears. The film is full of unique images and a look into the spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature.

Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryCanada, USA
PlotObsession, Hockey, Competitions
PlaceAlaska, Small cities
StyleTouching, Inspirational

In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and millionaire athletes come together.

Alaska (1996)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreadventure, family
CharactersFamily, Pilots, Heroes
PlotAdventure, Survival, Snow, Missing people, Life
PlaceAircraft, Alaska, Mountains, Village, Nature

Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former airline pilot now delivering toilet paper across the mountains. During an emergency delivery in a storm his plane goes down somewhere in the mountains. Annoyed that the authorities aren't doing enough, Jessie and Sean set out on an adventure to find their father with the help of a polar bear which they have saved from a ferocious poacher. Conflict ensues.