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1. The Thing (1982)

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

8.1
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57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

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

Votes: 335,608 | Gross: $13.78M

2. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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64 Metascore

After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 192,800 | Gross: $173.40M

3. Whiteout (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt, Columbus Short

Votes: 35,818 | Gross: $10.28M

4. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,785 | Gross: $23.81M

5. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,057

6. The Three Caballeros (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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85 Metascore

Donald receives his birthday gifts, which include traditional gifts and information about Brazil (hosted by Zé Carioca) and Mexico (by Panchito, a Mexican Charro Rooster).

Directors: Norman Ferguson, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts, Harold Young | Stars: Aurora Miranda, Carmen Molina, Dora Luz, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 10,691

7. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 16,219 | Gross: $0.94M

8. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.5
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,670 | Gross: $77.44M

9. The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director: Janice Karman | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 4,826 | Gross: $6.80M

10. Shackleton (2002)

206 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the South Pole, and his epic struggle to lead his twenty-eight man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, John Grillo, Paul Humpoletz, Phoebe Nicholls

Votes: 2,440

11. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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After wrecking their house during a chase, Tom and Jerry enter a race around the world where the winner gets a new fancy house.

Directors: Bill Kopp, Joe Murray | Stars: Charlie Adler, Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Jess Harnell

Votes: 1,360

12. Elling (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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70 Metascore

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle

Votes: 13,515 | Gross: $0.31M

13. Farce of the Penguins (2006)

R | 80 min | Animation, Comedy

4.1
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A mockumentary that illuminates penguin survival and mating rituals, as well as one bird's search for love while on a seventy-mile trek with his hedonistic buddies.

Director: Bob Saget | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Alyson Hannigan, Bob Saget, Brie Larson

Votes: 4,604

14. Telling You (1998)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.5
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Two college graduates who find themselves stuck behind the counter of a pizza parlor while their friends move on struggle to find a new direction for their lives.

Director: Rob DeFranco | Stars: Peter Facinelli, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dash Mihok, Andy Berman

Votes: 665

15. Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.8
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Batman, with the help of the Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing, and Red Robin, has to try and get to the bottom of the mysterious robotic animals attacking Gotham.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Friedle, Charlie Schlatter

Votes: 2,587

16. New Alcatraz (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Dean Cain, Elizabeth Lackey, Mark Sheppard, Dean Biasucci

Votes: 1,461

17. Secrets of the Dead (2000– )

56 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.8
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Mysteries involving notable historical events, people and locations are scientifically examined.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jay O. Sanders, Salima Ikram, Piers Gibbon

Votes: 416

18. The Last Place on Earth (1985– )

396 min | Drama

8.1
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Scott vs. Amundsen. It wasn't meant to be a race, but race it becomes, as the world awaits news of the first to reach the Pole. What follows is a tale of heroism, foolhardiness, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Stephen Moore, Ståle Bjørnhaug

Votes: 346

19. The Jungle Bunch: The Movie (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.2
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At the South Pole, the walruses install a rule of terror for the penguins. Tommy and his sister travel to the Equator, where legend says a jungle 'penguin warrior' and his six companions ... See full summary »

Directors: David Alaux, Eric Tosti | Stars: Michel Mella, Emmanuel Curtil, Paul Borne, Laurent Morteau

Votes: 212

20. Gorath (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno

Votes: 538

21. The PUSH: Owning your reality is where the journey begins (2018)

89 min | Documentary

6.4
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On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back-country, Grant Korgan burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae and was told he would never walk again. Despite his ... See full summary »

Directors: Grant Korgan, Brian Niles, Geoff Callan | Stars: John Davis, Ken Evans, Tal Fletcher, Galen Gifford

Votes: 39

22. The Great White Silence (1924)

108 min | Documentary

8.0
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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole.

Director: Herbert G. Ponting | Stars: Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting, Henry R. Bowers, Edgar Evans

Votes: 764

23. Lost and Found (2008 TV Short)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short

8.2
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A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the boy becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Hunt | Star: Jim Broadbent

Votes: 661

24. Dirigible (1931)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure

6.3
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Jack Bradon is tasked to reach the South Pole with a dirigible.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Ralph Graves, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 518

25. Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

47 min | Documentary

7.3
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Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Brian J. Terwilliger | Star: Harrison Ford

Votes: 424

26. The Secret Land (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Documentary

6.9
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The 1946-1947 U.S. military expedition to explore and map Antarctica, led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd, is presented from its planning stages through its successful completion.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, Van Heflin, James Forrestal

Votes: 251

27. In Search of Santa (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Family, Animation

5.0
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It's that time of year, whether proving Santa Claus is real (non-fiction) or make-believe (fiction), in this Christmas movie from Miramax. When the mysterious sleigh bell bonks Royal ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Kowalchuk Jr. | Stars: Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Kathleen Barr, Scott McNeil

Votes: 243

28. Chilly Willy (1953)

Passed | 6 min | Family, Short, Animation

6.9
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A schooner anchors at the South Pole, and the skipper goes ashore and leaves the ship's mascot, a St. Bernard dog, to stand watch and guard the ship. A small penguin, Chilly Willy (the only... See full summary »

Director: Paul J. Smith | Stars: Sara Berner, Dal McKennon

Votes: 130

29. Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure is a giant-screen film that tells the dramatic true story of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's now-legendary 1914-1916 British Imperial Trans-Antarctic ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Conrad Anker, Iain Fraser, Michael Gambon

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.16M

30. Polar Trappers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Donald and Goofy are trappers in the frozen south (Antarctica) with different approaches. Donald sees a penguin and dresses as one to lure her to the chopping block; Goofy baits a trap with... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 659

31. 200 Proofs Earth Is Not a Spinning Ball (2015 Video)

119 min | Documentary

5.3
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A documentary by American researcher Eric Dubay about the Flat Earth Theory, this is one of the documentaries that sounds absurd at first but makes you think when you finish it, good ... See full summary »

Star: Eric Dubay

Votes: 15

32. 90° South (1933)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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A record of Captain Scott's 1911 South Pole expedition.

Director: Herbert G. Ponting | Stars: E.R.G.R. Evans, Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting

Votes: 134

33. Antarctica: Ice & Sky (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

6.9
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61 Metascore

A documentary about global warming.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Claude Lorius, Michel Papineschi, Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Votes: 448

34. Santabear's High Flying Adventure (1987 TV Short)

23 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Directors: Michael Sporn, Robert Marianetti | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Bobby McFerrin, John Malkovich, Glenne Headly

Votes: 43

35. Yogi Bear and the Magical Flight of the Spruce Goose (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Yogi and the gang mistakenly board the famous Howard Hughes' plane The Spruce Goose. They accidentally start the plane, so they decide to take it for a spin, helping animals and people along the way.

Directors: Arthur Davis, Oscar Dufau, John Kimball, Jay Sarbry, Paul Sommer, Rudy Zamora, Ray Patterson | Stars: Daws Butler, Dave Coulier, Don Messick, Marilyn Schreffler

Votes: 182

36. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.0
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Account of Admiral Byrd's 1928 expedition to the South Pole. Academy award winning cinematography.

Stars: Richard E. Byrd, Clair D. Alexander, Bernt Balchen, George H. Black

Votes: 253

37. Dot and the Whale (1986)

75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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Young girl Dot and her friend Nelson the dolphin find Tonga, a beached whale who lost her family in whalers attack and wants to die. Dot believes that Moby Dick could convince Tonga to live, so Nelson takes Dot to Antarctica to find him.

Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Kim Deacon, Robyn Moore, Keith Scott

Votes: 126

38. The Forbidden Quest (1993)

75 min | Adventure

6.8
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1941: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Delpeut | Stars: Joseph O'Conor, Roy Ward

Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Lost Zeppelin (1929)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure

5.7
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The Lost Zeppelin is a 1929 talking adventure film directed by Edward Sloman and produced and distributed by Tiffany-Stahl. It stars Conway Tearle, Virginia Valli and Ricardo Cortez. Tearle... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sloman | Stars: Conway Tearle, Virginia Valli, Ricardo Cortez, Duke Martin

Votes: 91

40. The Cold-Blooded Penguin (1945)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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The narrator tells Donald the story of Pablo the penguin, who dreamed of moving to a warmer climate. After several false attempts, he makes a boat out of a chunk of ice. All goes well, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Roberts | Star: Sterling Holloway

Votes: 185

41. Donald's Penguin (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.7
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Admiral Byrd ships Donald a penguin from the South Pole. Donald is amused by it, until he thinks it has eaten his goldfish. It hasn't - yet - so Donald gets a fish from the fridge to make ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King | Stars: Louis Manley, Clarence Nash, Tootsie

Votes: 518

42. Voyage to the Edge of the World (1976)

G | 92 min | Documentary

7.2
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On his ship "Calypso," as well as in a submarine, Jacques Cousteau and his crew sail from South America and travel to Antarctica. They explore islands, reefs, icebergs, fossils, active ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Cousteau Sr. | Star: Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Votes: 112

43. South of Sanity (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.0
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One Antarctican winter isolated from the rest of the world, but not from eachother.

Directors: Mathew Edwards, Kirk Watson | Stars: Terri Souster, Kirk Watson, Melissa Langridge, Mathew Edwards

Votes: 66

44. 90 Degrees South (1987)

70 min | Documentary

8.6
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The story of Monica Kristensen, who followed in the footsteps of Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole (1911). Her voyage was a dangerous one, involving mid-ocean refueling ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ravenscroft | Star: Monica Kristensen

Votes: 23

45. Frigid Hare (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,105

46. Raging Planet (1997– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Take a thrilling ride right into the heart of the planet's most amazing forces - revealing the speed of a twister, the power of a hurricane, the lethal force of a lightning bolt, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Randall Lee Rose, Mike Theiss, Jose Borrero, Mark Halliley

Votes: 54

47. Antarktika (2017– )

Animation, Comedy, Mystery

7.9
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The idealistic and attractive surgeon Dr. Myra Johnson accepts a position on "Antarktika III", a scientific research station. Upon her arrival she realizes that the current staff has been ... See full summary »

Stars: Anja Stadlober, Tim Bergmann, Daniele Rizzo, Oliver Brod

Votes: 11

48. Explorers of the World (1931)

Passed | 120 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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A compilation film, produced by the American Museum of Natural History, with footage from six major expeditions of the 20th-Century; the Stoll-McCracken Siberian Artic expedition, for the ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Noice | Stars: Richard E. Byrd, Harold McCracken, Gene Lamb, J. Stenhouse

49. To the Ends of the Earth (1983)

105 min | Documentary

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The story of the three year expedition led by British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, which ended in August 1982, and which was man's first and only land and sea voyage around the world ... See full summary »

Director: William Kronick | Stars: Richard Burton, Ranulph Fiennes, Prince Charles

50. In Search of Life (2016)

132 min | Adventure, Drama

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Director: Upamanyu Sushma Naskar | Stars: Aadi Jain, Sahib, Soham Singh Wala



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