Movies about the cave

List of the best cave movies selected by visitors to our site: Black Water: Abyss, Monsters of Man, The Silence, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, The Legacy of the Bones, The Predator, Time Trap, The Mimic, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Breadwinner
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersDiggers, Crocodiles, Friends, Tourists, Monsters
PlotSurvival, Killer animals, Adventure, Death, Fear
PlaceCaves, Australia
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. Unknown to them, the storm has also brought in a pack of dangerous and hungry crocodiles.

Monsters of Man (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, action
CharactersScientists, Heroes, Robots, Monsters, Hackers
PlotDeath, Survival, Artificial Intelligence, Fight
PlaceJungle, Laboratory, Aircraft, Village, Caves
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

A robotics company vying to win a lucrative military contract team up with a corrupt CIA agent to conduct an illegal live field test. They deploy four weaponized prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle, assuming they'd be killing drug runners that no one would miss. Six doctors on a humanitarian mission witness the brutal slaughter and become prime targets.

The Silence (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersDiggers, Monsters, Family, Dogs, Dragons
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Abduction
TimePost apocalypse
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Creepy

With the world under attack by deadly creatures who hunt by sound, a teen and her family seek refuge outside the city and encounter a mysterious cult.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Markimdb: 5
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersGirlfriends, Sharks, Sisters, Fish
PlotSurvival, Diving
PlaceSea, Caves, Mexico
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A group of backpackers diving in a ruined underwater city discover that they have stumbled into the territory of the ocean's deadliest shark species.

The Legacy of the Bones (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Judge, Babies
PlotMystery, Dreams
PlaceTomb, Forest, Caves

Inspector Amaia Salazar must return to the Baztan valley in order to solve a series of suicides that seem to follow a similar pattern.

The Predator (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military, Soldier, Snipers, Hunters, Horses, Spiders, Writers
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology, Death, Chase, Fear, Missing people
PlaceSpaceships, Laboratory, Lake, Forest, Caves
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Time Trap (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersStudents, Lifeguards, Archaeologists, Climbers, Friends
PlotTime travel, Missing people, Adventure, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleFor a group of friends, Worth watching, Fascinating, Action, Tense

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

The Mimic (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersFamily, Tigers
PlotMystery, Mystery, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceKorea, Caves

A story of the Jangsan Tiger, who mimics human voices to lure them close, and a family affected by the creature.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, New Zealand
CharactersMonkeys, Thieves, Horses, Snipers, Special Forces
PlotWar, Obsession, Survival, Revenge, Prison Break, Slavery, Viruses, Travel
PlaceMountains, Jungle, Village, Caves
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

The Breadwinner (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, family, cartoon, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg, USA
CharactersPolice, Family, Mothers, Fathers, Dogs, Elephants
PlotReligious, Survival, Weapon, Freedom
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Village, Caves

A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

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The Sea of Trees (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.1)
CharactersScientists, Students, Writers
PlotFuneral, Cancer, Death, Survival
PlaceAircraft, Caves
StyleAction, Touching, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Your Name. (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, cartoon
PlotLove, Body exchange, Time travel, Supernatural, Death, Snow, Fate, Lost memory
PlaceSchool, Japan, Caves
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry, Unexpected ending

High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other.

Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure
PlaceMountains, Deserts, Caves

In 1979, a young soldier is working in China's snowcapped mountains when an explosion reveals bizarre fossils hidden deep in the mountain caverns. What they discover next will change his life and human history forever.

The Boxtrolls (2014)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Orphans, Friends, Losers
StyleSteampunk, Exciting, Atmospheric, Fancy

An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.

The Mummy Resurrected (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 1.8)
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Rivalry
PlaceEgypt, Caves

A team of archaeologists discover an ancient mummy, unleashing a deadly curse from its eternal tomb.

Child of God (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CharactersSerial killers, Losers, Dogs
PlotSurvival, Money
PlaceMountains, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Depressive

A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, he descends to the level of a cave dweller and falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Patema Inverted (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreadventure, cartoon
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Japan, Caves
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleSteampunk, To cry, Fascinating

In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the tunnels. Her favorite place is a "danger zone" that her village prohibits people from entering. Even though she's scolded, Patema's curiosity can't be held back. No one ever explained what the supposed danger was. On her usual trip to the "danger zone," Patema faces unexpected events. When hidden secrets come to light, the story begins to unfold.

The Croods (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Friends, Animals, Parents
PlotTime travel, Survival, Adventure, Travel
StyleExciting, Disney

The Croods is a prehistoric comedy adventure that follows the world's first family as they embark on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures -- and their outlook is changed forever.

Raze (2013)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, action
PlotWeapon, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Fights without rules
StyleHeavy, For men, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After Sabrina is abducted, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done.

Museum Hours (2012)
Markimdb: 6.9
CountryAustria, USA
CharactersFriends, Horses, Artists
PlotDeath, Dancing, Snow, Money, Art, Meaning of life
PlaceTrains, Caves
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Smart, Fancy

The most famous Museum in Vienna appears in the film as a mysterious intersection where the characters explore their own lives, the city and how art reflects the world.

Here Comes the Devil (2012)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller
PlaceMexico, Caves

A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them.

Sanctum (2011)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Australia

The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team--including 17-year-old son Josh (Rhys Wakefield) and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd)--are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Tom Sawyer (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreadventure, family
CharactersFriends, Family
PlotAdventure, False accusations, Treasures
StyleTouching, Fascinating

Tom Sawyer has a head full of pranks and drives when he invents is not just a new adventure, preferably around with his best buddy Huck Finn - much to the chagrin of his Aunt Polly with Tom and his half-brother Sid in the town of St. Petersburg on the Mississippi river.

127 Hours (2010)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
PlotWillpower, Survival, Adventure, Loneliness, Travel, On real events
PlaceDeserts, Caves

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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.

Among Wolves (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
CountrySpain, Germany, France

Entre lobos (Among Wolves) tells the remarkable story of a poor country boy named Marcos, who at the age of 7 is handed over to his father's employer, a rich landowner, who in turn delivers him to a life of labor with a hermetic goatherd in an isolated valley. The old man, who lives in a cave, is unused to human company and at first seems not very interested in having a live-in apprentice. The boy, who was abused by his parents, is frightened and equally aloof initially. Despite this, the shepherd begins teaching Marcos how to herd the goats, as well as how to care for himself and how to survive in the wilderness by trapping and fishing.

Kalamity (2010)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrethriller, drama
PlotSurvival, Loneliness, Bank robbery, Lost memory
StyleDisturbing, Smart, Action, Fascinating

Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and withdrawn from those around him. Billy teams up with another old friend to find out what's going on and as they probe Stanley's recent activities, their friend's behaviour seems more and more bizarre and frightening.

Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, detective
CharactersHeroes, Dogs, Friends, Family
PlotInvestigation, Adventure

Scooby-Doo and the gang are on the case when a mysterious lake monster starts scaring the guests at a summer resort in Erie Point, where Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy have taken on seasonal jobs to pay for a barn they accidentally burned down. But in addition to sneaking suspicions, there's some romance in the air.

The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Expeditions, Missing people, Adventure, Lost memory
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

A.R.O.G (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy
CharactersDinosaurs, Heroes, Losers
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Time machine, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Fancy

Commander Logar fools Arif and sends him 1.000.000 years back in the time. He must civilize people from past to reach today.

City of Ember (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family
PlotExpeditions, Adventure, Survival, Mystery, Mystery, Chase
PlaceSchool, Caves
TimePost apocalypse, Future

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, in a race against time, must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city's existence, before the the lights go out forever.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersDinosaurs, Teens
PlotExpeditions, Adventure, Volcanoes, Chase
PlaceJungle, Caves
StyleExciting, Action

Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth

10,000 BC (2008)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, fantasy, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, South Africa
CharactersHunters, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Pursuit, Fate
PlacePyramid, Prison, Jungle, Caves
StyleExciting, Disturbing

A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.

Chaotic Ana (2007)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersTeens, Losers
PlotSupernatural, Fate
PlaceDeserts, Caves

The teenager artist Ana is raised in Ibiza by her German father Klaus in a naturalist lifestyle in a cave. One day, she meets a woman called Justine that invites Ana to move to Madrid, offering education and economical support, to live in an old house with other artists having classes of Arts and with the only commitment of studying. Ana befriends her mate Linda (Bebe) and falls in love for the problematic Said, having her first sexual experience with him. After a period together, Said leaves Ana, and then she is hypnotized by Anglo, discovering her past lives and deaths.

The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersHeroes, Soldier, Military, Mutant
PlotSurvival, Rivalry, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, Caves
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Abominable (2006)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersHeroes, Vampire, Serial killers, Losers, Yeti
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses
PlaceCollege, Mountains, Forest, Caves
StyleTense, Disturbing

A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he'll not see Bigfoot again.

The Descent (2005)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFriends, Monsters, Mutant
PlotExpeditions, Death, Survival, Fear

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

The Cave (2005)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany, Romania
CharactersMonsters, Scientists
PlotMystery, Fear, Survival, Supernatural, Adventure
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Disturbing, For men

After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While exploring deeper into the underwater caves, a rockslide blocks their exit, and they soon discover a larger carnivorous creature has added them to its food chain.

National Treasure (2004)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, family, detective
PlotTreasures, Adventure, Rivalry, Expeditions, Travel
PlaceTomb, Caves

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.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersParents, Family, Brothers, Orphans, Actors
PlotBetrayal, Adventure
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Gothic, Fancy

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

RRRrrrr!!! (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, comedy, crime
PlotInvestigation, Rivalry, Jealousy, Love, Seduction, Volleyball, Undercover
TimePrehistoric times
StyleFascinating, Fancy

37 000 years ago, two neighboring tribes lived in peace ... not fully in peace. While the tribe clean hair flowed peaceful days by keeping to herself the secret formula shampoo, Tribe Hair Sales lamented. Its leader decided to send a spy to steal the recipe ...

Scooby-Doo! and the Monster of Mexico (2003)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, cartoon, detective
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Family, Partners
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceMexico, Caves

A friend of Fred's, Alejo Otero, invites the Scooby gang to Veracruz, Mexico. There they find a monster, El Chupacabra, terrorizing the town.

Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CharactersZombie, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceMars, Ghost towns, Trains, Caves
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube). Mars has been occupied by humans for some time and they have set up mining facilities. The mining activities on Mars have unleashed the spirits of alien beings who gradually possess the bodies of the workers. It soon turns out that catching the dangerous fugitive takes a back seat as the alien spirits begin to rid their planet of the 'invaders'.

Aladdin (1992)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, musical, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersGenie, Wizards, Poor, Princesses, Family, Thieves, Tigers
PlotAdventure, First love, Love
PlaceDeserts, Caves
StyleFor children, Cute, Disney

Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.

The Goonies (1985)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, family
CharactersFamily, Thieves
PlotTreasures, Adventure, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities, Caves
StyleExciting, To cry

A young teenager named Mikey Walsh finds an old treasure map in his father's attic. Hoping to save their homes from demolition, Mikey and his friends Data Wang, Chunk Cohen, and Mouth Devereaux run off on a big quest to find the secret stash of Pirate One-Eyed Willie.

The Last Starfighter (1984)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Teens, Family
PlotAdventure, Rivalry, Fate, Computer games
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, College, Caves
StyleExciting, Light

A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test. He was recruited to join the team of best Starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

The Rescuers (1977)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersHeroes, Orphans, Family
PlotAdventure, Chase, Cars
StyleLight, Touching, Disney

What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.