Movies about Antarctica

List of the best movies about Antarctica, selected by visitors to our site: Amundsen, Arctic, The Odyssey, Minions, Chasing Ice, The Penguin King, Nazis at the Center of the Earth, The Thing, Happy Feet Two, Mr. Popper's Penguins
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Amundsen (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
PlotOn real events, Snow, Cold, Expeditions, Political

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

Arctic (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, adventure
CharactersPilots, Fish
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cold
PlaceAntarctica, Arctic, Helicopters
StyleFor men, Touching, Tense, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

A man stranded in the Arctic is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.

The Odyssey (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genredrama, adventure, biography
CharactersFamily, Scientists, Sharks, Fish, Whale
PlotAdventure, Travel, Love, Dancing, Snow, Diving, Oil, On real events
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Ships, Party, Helicopters, Antarctica

Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker

Minions (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Vampire, Dinosaurs
PlotAdventure, Travel, Survival
PlaceNew York, USA, England, Antarctica

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Chasing Ice (2012)
Mark2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredocumentary, biography
PlotExpeditions, Snow
PlaceAntarctica, Arctic, Nature

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.

The Penguin King (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlaceIslands, Antarctica, Nature
StyleTouching, Fascinating

South Georgia - alone in a vast ocean. 900 miles from Antarctica, and a mere 100 miles long. A wild rugged landscape with mountain ranges, vast glaciers, windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Three years ago, the Penguin King left home. Now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City. One of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate.

Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012)
Markimdb: 3.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersScientists, Friends, Soldier, Zombie, Surgeons, Hitler
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Snow, Abduction
PlacePrison, Laboratory, Antarctica, Aircraft
TimeWorld War II

A group of researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a platoon of masked soldiers and dragged into a hidden continent in the center of the Earth. There, they discover that surviving Nazi soldiers are plotting an invasion of Earth to revive the Third Reich.

The Thing (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAliens, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Supernatural, Death, Survival, Expeditions, Chase
StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.

Happy Feet Two (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrecomedy, musical, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Friends, Penguin
PlotAdventure, Music
StyleExciting, Touching

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6)
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CharactersAnimals, Businessmen, Family
PlotAdventure, Justice
PlacePrison, USA, New York, Antarctica, Zoos
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

Jim Carrey stars as Tom Popper, a successful businessman who’s clueless when it comes to the really important things in life...until he inherits six “adorable” penguins, each with its own unique personality. Soon Tom’s rambunctious roommates turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland — and the rest of his world upside-down.

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Men Vs Women (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
CharactersWhale, Trainers
PlotLove, Volleyball, Jealousy
PlaceSea, Antarctica, Beach

A confrontation starts between a young man Diego and his beautiful neighbor Chiara.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, history
CountryCanada, USA, France, Germany, United Kingdom
PlotMystery, Art
PlaceFrance, Antarctica, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Fascinating

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Whiteout (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France, Turkey
CharactersScientists, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Survival
PlaceAntarctica, Aircraft
StyleDisturbing, Action, Exciting, Tense, Unexpected ending

The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is discovered out on the open ice, Carrie's investigation into the continent's first homicide plunges her deep into a mystery that may cost her her own life.

The Age of Stupid (2009)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genredocumentary, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotHip Hop
PlaceEngland, Antarctica
StyleSoulful, Fancy, Depressive

The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

Where the #$&% Is Santa? (2008)
Markimdb: 5.4
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, For men, Fancy

In the midst of a trip to Finland to find the perfect Christmas gift for his wife, Missy, skateboarding superstar MTV personality Bam Margera is struck by inspiration to find the elusive Santa clause.

The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Markimdb: 5.3
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium
CharactersLosers, Terminally ill
PlotJealousy, Adoption
PlaceArctic, Aircraft, Antarctica

A pair of well-meaning, but socially inept brothers try to find their perfect mates in order to provide their dying father with a grandchild.

Eight Below (2006)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.3)
Genredrama, adventure, family
CharactersDogs, Husky, Scientists, Pilots
PlotAdventure, Travel, Survival, Snow, Expeditions, On real events
PlaceHelicopters, Antarctica
StyleAction, Touching, Light, Fascinating, To cry, Inspirational

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Happy Feet (2006)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, family, cartoon, music
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersPenguin, Family, Losers, Fish
PlotAdventure, Snow, Music, Loneliness, Travel
StyleTouching, Exciting

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Madagascar (2005)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersZebras, Lions, Friends, Animals
PlotAdventure, Survival, Travel
PlaceIslands, Jungle, Antarctica
StyleFor children, Exciting

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany
CharactersAliens, Monsters
PlotAlien invasion, Adventure, Expeditions, Apocalypse, Survival, Technology
PlaceAntarctica, Pyramid
StyleHeavy, Exciting, Depressive

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.

Alien Hunter (2003)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Aliens
PlotSupernatural, Rivalry, Viruses
PlaceAircraft, Submarines, Antarctica
StyleExciting, Disturbing, For men

Government agents find evidence of extraterrestrial life at the South Pole.

The Thing (1982)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersAliens, Scientists, Monsters
PlotUFO, Supernatural, Survival, Death, Snow, Fear
PlaceAntarctica, Spaceships
StyleAction, Disturbing

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.

9 Songs (2004)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, for adults, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceEngland, Antarctica, London
StyleRomantic, Soulful

Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall - London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs.

The X Files (1998)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CharactersAliens, Special agents, FBI
PlotAlien invasion, UFO, Investigation, Obsession, Chase, Viruses
PlaceHelicopters, Deserts, Antarctica
StyleTense, Disturbing, Atmospheric

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

The Thing from Another World (1951)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CharactersSoldier, Military, Pilots
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Expeditions, UFO, Alien invasion
PlaceArctic, USA, Antarctica, Alaska
StyleAction, Disturbing, For men, By books

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.