Alaskan movies

by Betelgeuse123 | created - 08 Dec 2011 | updated - 21 Dec 2011 | Public

Movies filmed in Alaska

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1. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Votes: 157,015 | Gross: $122.01M

2. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 498,345 | Gross: $18.35M

3. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

78 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 243,653 | Gross: $67.36M

4. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 309,107 | Gross: $13.78M

5. Chronic Town (2008)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska, 1980. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Hines | Stars: JR Bourne, Emily Wagner, Carrie Baker, Ejay Buoncore

Votes: 99

6. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 46,357 | Gross: $3.17M

7. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,916 | Gross: $10.76M

8. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Seymour Cassel, Susan Hogan

Votes: 17,314 | Gross: $34.79M

9. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,810 | Gross: $29.60M

10. Limbo (1999)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: David Strathairn, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Vanessa Martinez, Michael Laskin

Votes: 5,374 | Gross: $2.00M

11. Mystery, Alaska (1999)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

49 Metascore

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

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

Votes: 23,534 | Gross: $8.89M

12. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 23,174 | Gross: $7.94M

13. Snow Dogs (2002)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Sisqó, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 22,514 | Gross: $81.17M

14. Arizona Dream (1993)

R | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor

Votes: 37,305 | Gross: $0.11M

15. The Big White (2005)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 13,091

16. Spawn of the North (1938)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 318

17. Salmonberries (1991)

R | 95 min | Drama

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. She was brought to town as a baby in a cardboard box with "Kotzebue" on it... See full summary »

Director: Percy Adlon | Stars: Rosel Zech, k.d. lang, Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Eugene Omiak

Votes: 532 | Gross: $0.10M

18. The Birth of an Iceberg (1921)

Documentary

A documentary centering on the formation of icebergs from the fragmentation of Alaskan glaciers.

Votes: 9

20. Building Alaska (2009 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

The history of the development of Alaska's transportation infrastructure, focusing on its railroads, highways, and bridges.

Director: Philip Boag | Star: James Naughton

Votes: 16

21. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen, Keith Colburn

Votes: 6,824

22. Ice Road Truckers (2007– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

During the harsh winter of Canada's Northwest Territory, remote villages and work camps are cut off from the world. To keep them supplied, a tenacious group of long-haul truckers drive ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Debogorski, Thom Beers, Hugh Rowland, Lisa Kelly

Votes: 2,590

23. Alone in the Wilderness (2004 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Jr., Wendy Ishii, Pamela Guest

Votes: 3,083

24. Man vs. Wild (2006– )
Episode: Alaska (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

Bear hikes in Alaska as summer approaches and the glacial ice is unstable. He nearly falls into swollen river rapids when his log bridge collapses. Eventually he reaches the coast and tries... See full summary »

Votes: 30

25. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Alaska Special (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

MythBusters travels to Alaska to investigate whether a stick of dynamite fetched by a dog can sink an SUV on a frozen lake, whether cabin fever is real, and whether its better to hit a moose at high speed or low speed.

Directors: Alice Dallow, Tabitha Lentle | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara

Votes: 91

26. Gold Rush: Alaska (2010– )

45 min | Reality-TV

A reality TV show that follows crews mining the gold placer deposits of the Yukon Territory.

Stars: Paul Christie, Todd Hoffman, Parker Schnabel, Jack Hoffman

Votes: 3,489

27. Flying Wild Alaska (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Follows the unconventional Tweto family that rules Alaska's most dangerous skies. Operating their family-run airline, Era Alaska, they battle unforgiving Alaska weather and terrain to ... See full summary »

Stars: Ferno Tweto, Ayla Tweto, Ariel Tweto, Jim Tweto

Votes: 528

28. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 10,201

29. On the Ice (2011)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean | Stars: Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, John Miller, Teddy Kyle Smith

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998)

41 min | Documentary, Short

A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring, and the animals (including its human residents) who learn to adapt to the extremes ... See full summary »

Director: George Casey | Star: Charlton Heston

Votes: 452 | Gross: $100.00M

31. Bears (2004)

39 min | Short, Documentary

From black bears in Montana to polar bears in the arctic, Bears features a fresh view of these powerful, majestic and often misunderstood animals in the full glory of their natural habitat,... See full summary »

Director: David Lickley | Star: Tyrone Benskin

Votes: 186

32. Eskimo (1933)

Passed | 117 min | Drama

The happy life of an Eskimo is disastrously changed when he mingles with an unscrupulous white trader.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Edgar Dearing, Peter Freuchen, Edward Hearn, Lotus Long

Votes: 246

33. Whales: An Unforgettable Journey (1997)

44 min | Documentary, Short

Scientists visit the remote surface and undersea locations to study various species of whales in their natural habitat.

Directors: David Clark, Al Giddings, Roger Payne | Star: Patrick Stewart

Votes: 147

34. Seal Island (1948)

Approved | 27 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Director: James Algar | Star: Winston Hibler

Votes: 83

35. Sarah Palin's Alaska (2010– )

45 min | Family, Reality-TV

Welcome to the world of SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA. Get an inside look at the famous Alaskan native and watch as Sarah goes salmon fishing with daughter Piper, hunts for gold with her brother ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Palin, Todd Palin, Piper Palin, Willow Palin

Votes: 644

This serie is like a very long long long horror movie. A reality show about Alaska that will scary the world, includes a lot of Palin propaganda, it is terrifying. :)