Movies about the Arctic

Movies about the Arctic
List of the best movies about the Arctic, selected by visitors to our site: Unnatural, Eight Below, Twice Born, Amundsen, Antarctica, The Ice Road, Arctic, Winged Migration, The Snow Walker, Territory.

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

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Country
Markimdb: 4
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersMonsters, Mutant, Bears, Models, Photographers
PlotDeath, Political, Snow, Cold
PlaceAlaska, Arctic
TimeDark ones, Winter, Night
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

Global climate change prompts a scientific corporation to genetically modify Alaskan polar bears with horrific and deadly results.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:00
CharactersDogs, Animals, Scientists, Husky, Pilots
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceAntarctica, Helicopters
StyleAction, Light, To cry, Inspirational, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryItaly, Spain
Duration02:07
CharactersPhotographers
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, By books, Fascinating, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Political, Expeditions
PlaceNorway, Antarctica
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Serious

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

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryJapan
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Husky, Investigators

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

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
CharactersLifeguards, Truckers, Brothers, Drivers, Old men
PlotSnow, Cold, Fear, Avalanches, Post-traumatic syndrome
PlaceOcean, Caves, Canada
StyleFor men

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, adventure
CountryIceland
Duration01:33
CharactersFish, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Snow, Cold
PlaceCaves, Antarctica, Helicopters, Arctic
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, For men

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.

Markimdb: 8
Genredocumentary
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy
Duration01:38
CharactersDogs, Horses, Cowboys, Heroes, Birds
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceSea, Nature, Ocean, Africa, France

The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters, and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:43
CharactersDogs, Wolves, Friends
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceAircraft, Nature, Canada
TimeWinter
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration02:37
CharactersGold miners
PlotTravel
PlaceUSSR, Siberia
StyleAction

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersWolves
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Adventure, Karate, Death
PlaceAlaska, USA, New York
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Old man, Astronauts, Astronomers
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Cancer, Dreams
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Arctic
TimePost apocalypse

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

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotAdventure, Travel, Expeditions, Treasures, Rivalry
PlaceCaves, Tomb
StyleExciting

Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie in secret clues embedded in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, and Gates is in a race to find the gold before his enemies do.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredocumentary
CountryRussia
Duration01:29
PlaceNature, Russia

The film tells about the Russian North - the territory of unique wooden architecture and one of the few places in the country where a Russian person can realize the origins of his culture and spiritual development. It was here that people were found who were ready to revive the traditional rural way of life in spite of globalization and the state policy of urbanization.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:55
CharactersScientists
PlotTravel, Test

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.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersPregnant, Writers, Babies
PlotSurvival, Cars, Snow, Cold, Hunger
StyleHeavy, Gloomy

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryNorway
Duration01:18
PlotTravel
StyleAtmospheric

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersSpy, Ninja, Terrorists, Scientists, Military
PlotSkirmishes, Betrayal, Mystery, Confrontation
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, By comics, Fascinating, Serious

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:39
CharactersCaptain of the ship
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Cold
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, history
CountryNetherlands
Duration01:49
CharactersMonsters, Writers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Cold
PlaceIslands, Ships, Court, Beach
Time16th century
StyleFascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersTeens, Lifeguards, Scientists, Fathers
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Apocalypse, End of the world, Tsunami
PlaceNew York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:59
CharactersFriends, Fathers, Old man
PlotLove, Friendship, Happiness, Meaning of life
PlaceIslands, Russia, Arctic
StylePhilosophical, Makes me think

Having quarreled with his father Altan goes to work in the North. He will have to spend a month alone on a deserted island. But soon a neighbor appears. He is old Baibal who has come to the island to spend the last days of his life there. He asks Altan to bury him next to his wife. But the guy finds out that long ago the old man’s daughter went missing. He talks the old man into publishing an entertainment blog to find his daughter and put of the man’s death. Every day Altan does his best to stimulate the old man to live another beautiful day.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreadventure, family
CountryNorway
Duration01:27
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel, Expeditions
PlaceIslands, Nature
StyleFascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryFrance
Duration01:40
CharactersBears, Deer
PlotOn real events, Time travel, Adventure, Chess, Motorcycles
PlaceNature, Siberia, Helicopters, Lake
TimeNight
StylePsychological problems, By books, Fascinating, Makes me think

Fed up with the hectic, senseless world he lives in, Teddy decides to settle down alone in Siberia, in the midst of winter, in a hut by the shore of Lake Baikal. After an initial period of elation in front of the splendor and magic of unspoiled nature, Teddy soon finds himself confronted with the less glossy side of things : solitude, extreme cold, the necessity to find food, danger... One night Teddy gets lost in a blizzard and would be doomed to a certain death, were it not for Aleksei, a Russian convict living hidden away in the forest nearby, who rescues him in extremis. Friendship soon blossoms between the two men...

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, adventure
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:30

A expedition goes in search of a party lost the year before.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersPenguin, Investigators

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration02:04
StyleNot for everyone

Two men at a remote Arctic base begin mistrusting each other after an important radio message.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersDogs, Climbers, Journalists, Friends, Strangers
PlotLove, Survival, Time travel, Travel, Relationship
PlaceAircraft, Mountains, Party, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersSharks, Heroes
PlotSwimming
PlaceBeach, Helicopters, Arctic, Mexico
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

The film opens with a baby dinoshark swimming away from a broken chunk of Arctic glacier that calved due to global warming. Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The protagonist, Trace, is first to notice the Dinoshark and witnesses his friend get eaten, but has trouble convincing people that a creature of such antiquity is still alive and eating people.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, adventure
CountryItaly, Soviet Union
Duration02:39
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Ghosts
PlaceAircraft, Russia, Court, Arctic
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Epic, Serious

Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.





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