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The Best Movies About Caves 

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Here's a list of the best cave movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This caving movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about caving are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about caving missing, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous caving movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already.

You can click on these caving movie titles for more information about the films. Some of the best cave movies include The Descent Part 2, Sanctum, and more. This list answers the questions, "What are the best caving movies?" and "What is the greatest caving movie of all time?" Various bits of information are included with these popular caving movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these caving movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good caving movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter an unmapped cave system, become trapped, and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.

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Josh Dallas, Shauna Macdonald, Nora-Jane Noone
The Descent Part 2 is a 2009 British adventure horror film and a sequel to the 2005 horror film The Descent. Shot in London and Surrey, the film was released in cinemas in the UK on 2 December ...more
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Ioan Gruffudd, Andrew Hansen, Richard Roxburgh
Sanctum is a 2011 Australian 3D adventure film directed by Alister Grierson and written by John Garvin and Andrew Wight. It stars Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield and Ioan Gruffudd. Wight also ...more
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Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge
As Above, So Below is a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Dowdle and his brother Drew. The film was produced by Legendary Pictures and ...more

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Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut
The Cave is a 2005 American action horror film, directed by Bruce Hunt. It stars Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Marcel IureĊŸ, Lena Headey, Rick Ravanello, Piper Perabo and Daniel ...more
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a 2010 3D documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Chauvet Cave in southern France that contains the oldest human-painted images yet discovered. Some of them were ...more

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Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm, Seth Meyers
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 American 3-D science fantasy adventure film starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, and Anita Briem. It is not considered a sequel or a remake of ...more

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The Cavern
Danny A. Jacobs, Sybil Temchen, Mustafa Shakir
The Cavern is a 2005 horror film directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. The film's original title was changed by the studio to cash in on the success of 2005 films The Cave and The Descent.
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Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl
Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 1959 adventure film adapted by Charles Brackett from the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. Journey to the Center of the Earth was directed by Henry

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Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams
Corporate Animals is a 2019 American comedy horror film directed by Patrick Brice. A self-important CEO forces her staff to go on a team-building exercise, exploring caves in New Mexico, only to ...more