Movies about the cave

List of the best cave movies selected by visitors to our site: Sanctum, The Descent, The Descent: Part 2, The Silence, Time Trap, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Black Water: Abyss, The Legacy of the Bones, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Degenerates.

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

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?

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Zombie
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Rivalry, Superpowers
PlaceEngland, London, Caves
StyleGothic, Disturbing

Set in London in the early 1970's, supposedly for teen thrills, Johnny organises a black magic ceremony in a desolate churchyard. The culmination of the ritual, however, is the rejuvenation of Dracula from shrivelled remains. Johnny, Dracula' s disciple, lures victims to the deserted graveyard for his master's pleasure and one of the victims delivered is Jessica Van Helsing. Descended from the Van Helsing line of vampire hunters her grandfather, equipped with all the devices to snare and destroy the Count, confronts his arch enemy in the age-old battle between good and evil.

The Degenerates (1969)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantasy, drama, history
CharactersPirates, Soldier, Poets, Gay
PlotLove triangle, Earthquake, Slavery
PlaceShips, Italy, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Fancy

An adaptation of Petronius' satire about the decadent life in ancient Rome. "If you like the Fellini version, you should definitely see this one, too. It's every bit as good and in some ways better."

The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySpain, France, Portugal, Netherlands, United Kingdom
PlaceVillage, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Two speleologists, Esteban and Pedro, travel to a mountainous area located in northern Spain, near a small village, to study a newly discovered cave and determine if it is of scientific interest, while Gabi, Esteban's wife, awaits their return on a lonely road at the foot of the mountain.

River of No Return (1954)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreadventure, western
CharactersSingers, Indians
PlotRevenge, Adventure, Rivalry, Survival, Gambling, Skirmishes
PlaceSmall cities, Wild West, Caves
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Exciting, Romantic

An itinerant farmer and his young son help a heart-of-gold saloon singer search for her estranged husband

Ace in the Hole (1951)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, film noir
CharactersSheriffs, Reporters
PlotOn real events
PlaceSmall cities, Deserts, USA, Caves
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense, Makes me think, Noir, Smart

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

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.

World Without End (1956)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, adventure
CharactersAstronauts, Mutant, Reporters
PlotWeapon, Time travel, Jealousy, Cheating, Fight
PlaceSpace, Spaceships, Mars, Caves
TimePost apocalypse

Four astronauts returning from man's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. At first unaware where they are, but finding the atmosphere safe to breathe, they start exploring and find themselves in a divided future where disfigured mutants living like cavemen inhabit the surface, while the normals live comfortably below the surface but are dying as a race from lack of natural water, air and sunlight.

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.

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.

Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, melodrama, adventure
PlaceJungle, Caves

A tribe devoted to the leopard cult is dedicated to preventing civilization from moving further into Africa.

Love Me Tender (1956)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CharactersHeroes, Soldier
PlotDancing, Love triangle, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA, Caves
StyleTouching, Romantic

At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.

The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, biography
CharactersNuns, Priests
PlotMeaning of life, On real events
PlaceFrance, Village, Caves
Time19th century
StyleTouching, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, To cry, By books

In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all assume it to be the virgin Mary. The pompous government officials think she is nuts, and do their best to suppress the girl and her followers, and the church wants nothing to do with the whole matter. But as Bernadette attracts wider and wider attention, the phenomenon overtakes everyone in the the town, and transforms their lives.