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The Best Movies About Caves 

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Updated October 1, 2019 1.2k votes 637 voters 99.6k views 10 items

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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Lee Kirby added Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

Released: 2005

Directed by: Neil Marshall

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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Ioan Gruffudd, Andrew Hansen, Richard Roxburgh

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alister Grierson

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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Josh Dallas, Shauna Macdonald, Nora-Jane Noone

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jon Harris

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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Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bruce Hunt

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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ashleigh-james added As Above, So Below Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge

Released: 2014

Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

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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Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutchersonm, Seth Meyers

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric Brevig

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

Released: 2005

Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi

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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Kate Kavanagh added Charles Fathy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Werner Herzog

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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Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

Released: 1959

Directed by: Henry Levin

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

Released: 2019

Directed by: Patrick Brice

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