Highest-Rated Movies about 'Explorer', Sort by Popularity

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), King Leopold's Ghost (2006), The Red Tent (1971), Alien (1979), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), Kon-Tiki (1951), Apocalypto (2006) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Explorer movies.

#4. Alien (1979)

Storyline: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.

Plot Keywords: explorer, android, alien, chilling, dark, suspenseful, thrilling ...

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#5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Storyline: The year is 1936. An archeology professor named Indiana Jones is venturing in the jungles of South America searching for a golden statue. Unfortunately, he sets off a deadly trap but miraculously escapes. Then, Jones hears from a museum curator named Marcus Brody about a biblical artifact called The Ark of the Covenant, which can hold the key to humanly existence. Jones has to venture to vast places such as Nepal and Egypt to find this artifact. However, he will have to fight his enemy Rene Belloq and a band of Nazis in order to reach it.

Plot Keywords: archaeologist, villain, explorer, love interest, former lover, nazi, thrilling ...

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#6. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Storyline: A geologist (James Mason) and his assistant (Pat Boone) set off on an expedition to the center of the earth. Following directions found in an inscription hidden in volcanic rock, the explorers travel to a volcano in Iceland to begin their journey. Along the way, a widow of a famous scientist (Arlene Dahl) and an Icelander (Peter Ronson) join their party. However, the treacherous terrain and prehistoric monsters are not their only concern when a rival scientist (Thayer David) is on their trail.

Plot Keywords: scientist, professor, assistant, widow, explorer, servant, fascinating ...

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#7. Kon-Tiki (1951)

Storyline: "Kon-Tiki" was the name of a wooden raft used by six Scandinavian scientists, led by Thor Heyerdahl, to make a 101-day journey from South America to the Polynesian Islands. The purpose of the expedition was to prove Heyerdal's theory that the Polynesian Islands were populated from the east---specifically Peru---rather than from the west (Asia)as had been the theory for hundreds of years. Heyerdahl made a study of the winds and tides in the Pacific, and by simulating conditions as closely as possible to those he theorized the Peruvians encountered, set out on the voyage.—Les Adams <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: explorer, scientist, sailor, filmmaker, engaging, fascinating, pacific ocean ...

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#8. Apocalypto (2006)

Storyline: In the Maya civilization, a peaceful tribe is brutally attacked by warriors seeking slaves and human beings for sacrifice for their gods. Jaguar Paw hides his pregnant wife and his son in a deep hole nearby their tribe and is captured while fighting with his people. An eclipse spares his life from the sacrifice and later he has to fight to survive and save his beloved family.—Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Keywords: prisoner, tribal leader, wife, child, explorer, hunter, gritty ...

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#9. The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2000)

Storyline: A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton 's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members, and a generous helping of the footage and still photos shot on the expedition.—Jon Reeves <[email protected]>

Plot Keywords: explorer, crew member, cameraman, narrator, scientist, engaging, fascinating ...

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#10. Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk (2008)

Storyline: Robert Redford narrates this environmentally conscious documentary, which offers a rafting tour of the majestic Grand Canyon. Throughout the adventure, the filmmakers question the water consumption habits of contemporary Americans, while contrasting these current trends with the practices of the Native Americans who previously inhabited the Colorado River basin. The documentarians also explore ways in which Americans could develop a more harmonious relationship with their natural water sources.

Plot Keywords: environmentalist, explorer, native american, spectacular, rousing, grand canyon, water conservation ...

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#11. Animal Crackers (1930)

Storyline: Captain Spaulding, the noted explorer, returns from Africa and attends a gala party held by Mrs. Rittenhouse. A painting displayed at that party is stolen, and the Marxes help recover it. Well, maybe 'help' isn't quite the word I was looking for--this is the Marx Brothers, after all...

Plot Keywords: explorer, matron, con artist, secretary, ingénue, marx brothers, frenetic ...

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#12. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Storyline: During March 1993, after his Ambassador car is being fished out of water, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Agnel Wilson, narrates to the Commissioner as to how he commenced his investigation against an underworld gangster, Sultan Mirza. He details how Sultan had survived floods in Madras, shortly after Independence; his arrival in Bombay; and his employment which earned him a mere 25 Paisa daily. Agnel's attempts to rein in Sultan fail, but he keeps tabs on him and his romance with Bollywood actress, Rehana; as well as his new recruit, Shoaib, the son of Sub-Inspector Khan. Agnel will find his investigation slipping out of his hands after Sultan temporarily delegates complete responsibility to Shoaib.

Plot Keywords: commissioner, smuggler, gang leader, actress, gangster, police captain, dark ...

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#14. Long Way North (2015)

Storyline: 1882, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been fascinated by her grandfather's life as an adventurer. A renowned explorer, he designed a magnificent arctic ship, but he hasn't returned from his last expedition to the North Pole. To save her family's honor, Sasha runs away. Headed towards the Great North, she follows her grandfather's trail in search of his famous ship.—pump11

Plot Keywords: russian, young girl, aristocrat, adventurer, explorer, charming, moving ...

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#15. Eight Below (2006)

Storyline: 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 while his dogs fight for survival.

Plot Keywords: explorer, scientist, dog, friend, powerful, tense, antarctica ...

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