Movies about Antarctica

Movies about Antarctica
List of the best movies about Antarctica, selected by visitors to our site: Arctic, The Grey, Eight Below, Twice Born, Amundsen, Antarctica, Encounters at the End of the World, 2036 Origin Unknown, The Ice Road, The Snow Walker.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Arctic (2018)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryIceland
Duration01:33

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 Grey (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

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.

Eight Below (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00

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.

Twice Born (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryItaly, Spain
Duration02:07

Full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.

Amundsen (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway
Duration02:05

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

Antarctica (1983)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:31

Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica.

Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger go to Antarctica to meet people who live and work there, and to capture footage of the continent's unique locations. Herzog's voiceover narration explains that his film will not be a typical Antarctica film about "fluffy penguins", but will explore the dreams of the people and the landscape.

2036 Origin Unknown (2018)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:25

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.

The Ice Road (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA

After a remote diamond mine collapses in far northern Canada, an ice road driver must lead an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the trapped miners.

The Snow Walker (2003)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:43

A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst finding their way back to civilization. Along the journey the man finds a new respect for the native ways as they battle to survive the elements.

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Territory (2015)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:37

It happened in the sixties, during the political thaw in the Soviet Union... but our story unfolds in the coldest terrain of the country. It was an unexplored and unbeaten terrain of boundless ice-field and forbidding rocks. This was the proper place for real men and real romantics. Our story is about the geologists prospecting gold in the Extreme North.

Madagascar (2005)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:26

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.

The Midnight Sky (2020)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA

A lone scientist in the Arctic races to contact a crew of astronauts returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

52 Tuesdays (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryAustralia
Duration01:54

Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation was filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesdays.

Antarctic Journal (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55

During their journey the expedition led by Captain Choi Do-hyung discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the expedition, gets the job of examining it. It turns out that the two expeditions shared the same goal and soon other strange similarities between them start to show up.

Chasing Ice (2012)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredocumentary, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:15

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 Day After Tomorrow (2004)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04

After years of increases in the greenhouse effect, havoc is wreaked globally in the form of catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, floods and the beginning of a new Ice Age. Paleoclimatologist, Jack Hall tries to warn the world while also shepherding to safety his son, trapped in New York after the city is overwhelmed by the start of the new big freeze.

Whiteout (2009)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration01:41

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.

North (2009)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryNorway
Duration01:18

Following a nervous breakdown, ski athlete Jomar has isolated himself in a lonely existence as the guard of a ski park. When he learns that he might be the father of a child way up north, he sets on a strange and poetic journey through Norway on a snowmobile, with 5 liters of alcohol as sole provisions. On this trip through amazing arctic landscapes, Jomar seems to do everything in his power to avoid reaching his destination. He meets other tender and confused souls, who will all contribute to push Jomar further along his reluctant journey towards the brighter side of life.

Centigrade (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA

A young American couple travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and ice.

Icebreaker (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:39

The story is based on the real events of 1985. The team of a Russian polar icebreaker “Mikhail Gromov” discovered a giant iceberg. The ship came into collision while attempting to take cover from the weather and is forced to drift with ice along the Amundsen Sea coast. The crew of “Gromov” spent 133 days of polar night trying to find a way out of their icy trap. They have no room for mistakes; one wrong move and the vessel is crushed by ice.

The Thing (1982)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49

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

Fortitude (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape, Fortitude is one of the safest towns on earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling, mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.

Nova Zembla (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:49

Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. An incredibly powerful story of determination, hardship and a triumph of the human spirit. The sixteenth century Dutch ship crew is leaving the port of Amsterdam and sailing to the northern arctic, where they get stuck in the ice. Two ships take part at the mission and captain De Rijp decides to return while he still can, while the other ship helmed by Willem Barentsz, stubbornly proceeds.

Happy Feet (2006)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, music
CountryAustralia, USA, New Zealand
Duration01:44

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!

9 Songs (2004)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genremelodrama, drama, for adults, music
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:11

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.

Operation Arctic (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreadventure, family
CountryNorway
Duration01:27

After stowing away on a rescue helicopter, three children find themselves stuck on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean with little hope of rescue. They have to conquer fear, wild animals, raging weather, lack of food, and find a way to communicate with the mainland.

The Penguin King (2012)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:18

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.

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, comedy, family
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

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.

Men Vs Women (2010)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy
CountryItaly

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




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