Films set in Alaska

Here's a handy list of films that are at least partially set in the Land of the Midnight Sun!
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1.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
2.
Road to Utopia (1945)
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At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune... (90 mins.)
Director: Hal Walker
 
3.
On Deadly Ground (1994)
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation. (101 mins.)
Director: Steven Seagal
 
4.
North to Alaska (1960)
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During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall. (122 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
5.
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
 
6.
Timber Tramps (1975)
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Claude Akins plays a tough, hard-drinking Alaska logging foreman, who likes fighting only slightly less than working. (98 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
7.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
8.
Ice Bears of the Beaufort (2009 Documentary)
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A living legacy of evolution is alive and well in arctic America. For generations, Alaska's eastern... (57 mins.)
 
9.
The Chechahcos (1923)
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A fire engulfs a shipload of prospectors and adventurers making their way to Alaska. In the confusion... (87 mins.)
Director: Lewis H. Moomaw
 
10.
Runaway Train (1985)
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving. (111 mins.)
 
11.
The Spoilers (1942)
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara. (87 mins.)
Director: Ray Enright
 
12.
The Spoilers (1930)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Edwin Carewe
 
13.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
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After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
 
14.
The Grey (2011)
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After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step. (117 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
15.
The Edge (1997)
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
16.
30 Days of Night (2007)
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
17.
The Big White (2005)
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To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
 
18.
The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)
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An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron. (223 mins.)
 
19.
On the Ice (2011)
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In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend. (96 mins.)
 
20.
Rugged Gold (1994 TV Movie)
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In 1950s, a windowed mother falls for an Alaskan gold miner, so they move to the Alaskan wilderness and try to find gold and happiness. (120 mins.)
 
21.
Sourdough (1981)
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(94 mins.)
 
22.
The Fourth Kind (2009)
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A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. (98 mins.)
 
23.
White Fang (1991)
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Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him. (107 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
24.
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)
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In order to save one of the last Alaskin native tribes, Fang bands together with a friend of his master to stop miners from destroying a sacred land. (106 mins.)
Director: Ken Olin
 
25.
The Sea Gypsies (1978)
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A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle... (102 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
26.
Wyvern (2009 TV Movie)
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They Find a Live Dragon in small town Alaska (89 mins.)
 
27.
Snow Buddies (2008 Video)
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In this spin-off of the Air Bud franchise, five pups follow an ice cream transport truck to a plane and end up flying with the ice cream shipment to Alaska. There they find a pup friend and a boy who needs five dogs for a big race. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Vince
 
28.
Claws (1977)
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Hunters wound a grizzly bear in a national forest in Alaska. Soon after, the wounded bear goes off and kills several other hunters... (100 mins.)
 
29.
Robot Jox (1989)
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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox... (85 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
30.
The Alaska-Siberian Expedition (1912 Documentary)
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Captain Kleinschmidt leads an expedition sponsored by the Carnegie Museum to the arctic regions of Alaska and Siberia to study the natives and the animal life.
 
31.
Snow Dogs (2002)
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When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
 
32.
The Flying Saucer (1950)
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Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe? (69 mins.)
Director: Mikel Conrad
 
33.
Forgotten (2008 Short Film)
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A woman desperate to forget her troubled past does so by exposing herself to the contents of a mysterious box in an abandoned shack. Now that she has forgotten her past, she is doomed to repeat it.
Director: Gabriel Florit
 
34.
Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! (1998 TV Movie)
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Killer ants from South America that eat the flesh of people attack a small town. (95 mins.)
 
35.
Leaving Normal (1992)
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For her entire life, twenty-seven year old Marianne Johnson has been on the move, the decisions which... (110 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
36.
Lost in Alaska (1952)
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Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder... (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
37.
Everything's Cool (2007 Documentary)
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For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled... (89 mins.)
 
38.
Salmonberries (1991)
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A woman who grew up in a small town in Alaska goes to the public library to try and find out who her parents were... (95 mins.)
Director: Percy Adlon
 
39.
Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
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While still out to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation, Alice joins a group of survivors living in a prison surrounded by the infected who also want to relocate to the mysterious but supposedly unharmed safe haven known only as Arcadia. (97 mins.)
 
40.
Monsters and Mysteries in Alaska (2010 Documentary)
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41.
Burning Daylight (1928)
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An Alaskan real estate tycoon who's visiting San Francisco loses his fortune to a group of investment sharks. (72 mins.)
Director: Charles Brabin
 
42.
Alaska (1996)
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Jake Barnes and his two kids, Sean and Jessie, have moved to Alaska after his wife died. He is a former... (109 mins.)
 
43.
Big Miracle (2012)
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In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. (107 mins.)
Director: Ken Kwapis
 
44.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
45.
Mystery, Alaska (1999)
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This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event (119 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
 
46.
Paddle to Seattle: Journey Through the Inside Passage (2009 Documentary)
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Two best friends build their own kayaks and paddle alone for 97 days in the wilderness over 1,300 miles from Alaska to Seattle and survive to talk about most things. (86 mins.)
 
47.
Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez (2008 Documentary)
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In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil... (99 mins.)
 
48.
Klondike (1932)
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Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has never been done before, and the patient dies... (68 mins.)
Director: Phil Rosen
 
49.
The Proposal (2009)
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A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. (108 mins.)
Director: Anne Fletcher
 
50.
Call of the Wild (1935)
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields... (89 mins.)
Director: William Wellman
 
51.
The Call of the Wild (1972)
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A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog. (105 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
52.
Return of the Ape Man (1944)
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While on an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him home to their laboratory... (60 mins.)
Director: Philip Rosen
 
53.
The White Raven (1917)
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William Baldwin, ruined in business by his partner, John Blaisdell, implores Blaisdell's aid, and receives... (60 mins.)
Director: George D. Baker
 
54.
The Barber (2002)
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A weary town faces a long, dark winter. (94 mins.)
Director: Micheal Bafaro
 
55.
Klondike Kate (1943)
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A young man in Alaska finds himself accused of murder, and must fight to clear his name. (64 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
56.
Back to God's Country (1919)
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A woman finds herself all alone in a remote harbor with the man responsible for the murder of her father. With seemingly nobody around to protect her, she has to be resourceful. (73 mins.)
 
57.
Arctic Manhunt (1949)
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An ex-convict loses his stolen loot in an Alaskan storm, and takes it as a sign that he has to change his life for the better. However, when an Eskimo later finds the money and returns it to him, he begins to revert back to his old ways. (60 mins.)
Director: Ewing Scott
 
58.
Orphans of the North (1940)
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Prospector "Bedrock" Brown comes to a settlement in the Taku River area of Alaska, and gets new supplies... (56 mins.)
Director: Norman Dawn
 
59.
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
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A giant prehistoric praying mantis, recently freed from the Arctic ice, voraciously preys on American military at the DEW Line and works its way south. (79 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
60.
Klondike Fever (1980)
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This movie chronicles Jack London's epic journey from San Francisco to the Klondike gold fields in 1898. (119 mins.)
Director: Peter Carter
 
61.
Limbo (1999)
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In an economically devastated Alaskan town, a fisherman with a troublesome past dates a woman whose young daughter does not approve of him. When he witnesses the murder of his shady brother, he, the woman and the kid run to the wilderness. (126 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
 
62.
Norm of the North (2016)
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When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland. (90 mins.)
Director: Trevor Wall
 
63.
Sugar Mountain (2016)
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Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Gray
 
64.
Balto (1995)
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An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska. (78 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
 
65.
Balto: Wolf Quest (2002 Video)
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Balto and his daughter Aleu embark on a journey of adventure and self discovery. (76 mins.)
Director: Phil Weinstein
 
66.
Balto III: Wings of Change (2004 Video)
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The mail in the north used to be delivered by dogsled, but the success of airplane delivery leaves Balto and the other sled dogs feeling neglected... (76 mins.)
Director: Phil Weinstein
 
67.
Pacific Rim (2013)
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As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (131 mins.)
 
68.
Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
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A teenager attends a fantasy writers' convention where he discovers his idea has been stolen by an established novelist. (89 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
69.
Dear Lemon Lima (2009)
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Vanessa gets a dose of reality when Philip, her one true love, ends their relationship, again. The quirky teen enrolls in his school to win him back... (87 mins.)
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
 
70.
The Far Country (1954)
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
71.
The Silver Horde (1930)
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A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll. (75 mins.)
 
72.
Ice Palace (1960)
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After WW1, Zeb and Thor start a cannery business in Alaska but eventually they drift apart with Zeb becoming unscrupulous and Thor becoming involved in Alaskan politics. (143 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
73.
Challenge to Be Free (1975)
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Challenge To Be Free captures the excitement of a marathon manhunt through 1,000 miles of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Alaskan Wilderness. (88 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
74.
Bears (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. (78 mins.)
 
75.
Wildlike (2014)
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After conditions in her new home become unbearable, a teenage girl runs away and befriends an older man preparing for a hike through the Alaskan wilderness. (104 mins.)
 
76.
Firefox (1982)
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink (136 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
77.
Red Snow (1952)
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Lieutenant Johnson, a U. S. Air Force pilot, on the tip of Alaska, a few miles from the Bering Straits from Siberia... (75 mins.)
 
78.
Spirit of the Wind (1979)
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True life story of George Attla - famous Alaskan dog sled driver. The film shows the life of Attla as... (98 mins.)
Director: Ralph Liddle