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1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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51 Metascore

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Emma Nelson, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 9,289 | Gross: $9.20M

2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.5
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41 Metascore

The world-famous singing preteen chipmunk trio return to contend with the pressures of school, celebrity, and a rival female music group known as The Chipettes.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Jason Lee, Zachary Levi, David Cross, Justin Long

Votes: 41,076 | Gross: $219.61M

3. Cold Skin (2017)

108 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Ray Stevenson, David Oakes, Aura Garrido, Winslow M. Iwaki

Votes: 10,367

4. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

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: 24,457

5. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Family

6.8
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69 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 860 | Gross: $7.70M

6. Haute Cuisine (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Comedy

6.4
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61 Metascore

The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand.

Director: Christian Vincent | Stars: Catherine Frot, Arthur Dupont, Jean d'Ormesson, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 5,632 | Gross: $0.21M

7. The Land Unknown (1957)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon

Votes: 1,377

8. Frost Giant (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.1
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A dedicated explorer and his team search for a 19th century shipwreck off an island in the Arctic ocean. After the team digs up an alien ice creature that has been buried in the ice for ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor García | Stars: Dean Cain, Steven Waddington, Lucy Brown, Louisa Clein

Votes: 833

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

Not Rated | 58 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.6
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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: 406

10. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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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: 11,292 | Gross: $10.76M

11. Antarctica (1983)

G | 143 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica. Ushioda and Ochi eventually leave Antarctica, only to return to search ... See full summary »

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Ken Takakura, Tsunehiko Watase, Eiji Okada, Masako Natsume

Votes: 1,371

12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Zinco Epilogue (2008 Video)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.2
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Sinister Mr. Zinco locates the remains of undead nazi assassin Kroenen from the first movie, as well as a lost Nazi base at Antarctica. However, he's tricked by Rasputin.

Directors: Brooke Burgess, Shant Jordan | Stars: Michael Dobson, John Fitzgerald, Adam Fulton, Brooke Burgess

Votes: 329

13. Re\Visioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series (2007)

6 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The animated adventures of Lara Croft, a famous sexy no-nonsense British aristocrat, who's an expert in the field of tomb raiding. Most episodes are inspired by various popular animation styles ranging from Looney Tunes to Æon Flux.

Stars: Minnie Driver, Peta Johnson, Jonathan Lipow, JB Blanc

Votes: 94

14. The Thing (2002 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.

Stars: Per Solli, Michael J. Shea, Kevin Alan Moore, Jesse O'Connell

Votes: 539

15. 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: 417 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Pole to Pole (1992– )

50 min | Adventure, Documentary

8.4
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Michael Palin undertakes a journey by the most direct route possible with the most land to cross from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Stars: Michael Palin, Neil Hardwick, Lasse Lehtinen, Graham Hancock

Votes: 1,138

17. 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: 842

18. Hell Below Zero (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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The captain of an Antarctic whaling ship falls overboard in mysterious circumstances and his daughter, aided by a sympathetic American, decides to investigate the accident.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Alan Ladd, Joan Tetzel, Basil Sydney, Stanley Baker

Votes: 408

19. Quick, Before It Melts (1964)

97 min | Comedy

5.7
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A reporter and a photographer become entwined with women, marriage, and a defecting Russian scientist while on an expedition to Antarctica for their magazine.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: George Maharis, Robert Morse, Anjanette Comer, James Gregory

Votes: 82

20. 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: Kirk Watson, Terri Souster, Melissa Langridge, Mathew Edwards

Votes: 67

21. 200 Proofs Earth Is Not a Spinning Ball (2015 Video)

119 min | Documentary

6.1
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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: 18

22. 2k3 (2009)

84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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NYC Chinatown. A young pregnant couple battle parental anxieties and prophetic visions in the summer of 2003, a fever dream of Orange Alerts and SARS scares.

Meg and Noah are the begrudging ... See full synopsis »

Director: Gray Miller | Stars: Marin Gazzaniga, Anslem Richardson, Stephen Nicholson, Jennifer Clark

Votes: 13

23. 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

24. Love Doll Report: An Adult Toy (1975)

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Softcore pinku film about a scientist who creates a female sex robot for lonely researchers in the Antarctic and becomes obsessed with his student who looks like her.

Director: Chûsei Sone | Stars: Maya Hiromi, Nobutaka Masutomi, Naomi Oka

Votes: 6

25. When Hell Freezes (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Malcolm Mcdonald | Stars: William McInnes, Jason Stewart

Votes: 8

26. Snow Animals (2019 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Nature documentaries presenter Liz Bonnin shows the various tactics animals use to survive in some of the coldest places on Earth.

Director: Simon Baxter | Star: Liz Bonnin

27. 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: 530

28. Conquest (1928)

75 min | Drama

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Two pilots are in love with the same girl. On a flight over the Antarctic, the plane suddenly spins out of control and crashes into a snowbank. One of the pilots is injured and the other ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Monte Blue, H.B. Warner, Lois Wilson, Edmund Breese

29. Terra Nova (1984 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Director: John Bruce | Stars: Jack Chissick, Richard Durden, Kate Fahy, Michael Harbour

30. Cape Horn (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Antonio, a whale ship captain, has an affair with a woman who runs away convinced that her ill fate will fall upon him. He is sent to Cabo de Hornos, picking the ship owner and his wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Jorge Mistral, Silvia Pinal, Eugenio Retes, Myriam Thorud

Votes: 14

31. Mange flagg - ingen grenser (1991)

96 min | Documentary

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A camera team follows the fourth Norwegian expedition to Antactica 1989/90.

Director: Kikki Engelbrektson

32. Fast Ice: Rescue from Antarctica (2014)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Dramatic behind-the-scenes documentary charting the rescue of passengers stranded on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which became trapped in ice off Antarctica.

Director: Laurence Topham

33. Manhaul (1962 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama

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Tension mounts at a base in the Antarctic, and a man is murdered.

Director: Rod Kinnear | Stars: Bruce Barry, George Fairfax, Gordon Glenwright, Kurt Ludescher

34. Durch die Heimat des Eises und der Stürme (1990)

130 min | Documentary, Adventure

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In 1989, the German polar explorer Arved Fuchs and the South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner set out together to reach the South Pole on skis without sled dogs or motorized technology... See full summary »

Stars: Reinhold Messner, Arved Fuchs

35. The Burden of Fire (2013)

60 min | Documentary

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In 1982, a fire broke out in the Soviet Antarctic research station Vostok and destroyed the station's power plant. The expedition was left without light or heating right before the ... See full summary »

Director: Riho Västrik

36. A Penguin Named Vin (1972)

10 min | Animation, Short

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The story is about a small penguin named Vin who sets off for the first time by himself.

Director: Stepan Andranikyan

37. Cool Riders (1995 Video Game)

Sport

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The object of Cool Riders is to finish each stage ahead of a computer-controlled rival by the end of a stage's checkpoint and within the allotted time. Whoever finishes first gets to select... See full summary »

38. Pengo (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Family

7.1
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You are a penguin in a maze of ice-blocks. Slide the blocks to squash the Sno-Bees chasing you or electrocute them by trapping them along a wall. Score 10,000 points for aligning three ... See full summary »

Votes: 19

39. Terra X - Rätsel alter Weltkulturen (1982– )
Episode: Eisige Welten - Aufbruch ins Leben (2011)

Documentary, History

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In spring, the fertile sea around and the polar regions themselves attract much life, such as species who rejoin their breeding grounds. The elements can still be merciless.

40. Good Morning Britain (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 18 January 2019 (2019)

News, Talk-Show

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Prince Philip unscathed after car crash; Brexit divide deepens in the Tory party; the last ever Yellow Pages; adventurer in race across the Antarctic; plus, Keith Lemon talks "Through the Keyhole" live in the studio.

Stars: Ben Shephard, Kate Garraway, Katy Rickitt, Edmund King

41. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Frozen (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

9.2
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When a researcher at a South Pole base becomes ill, House must diagnose the case at a distance. Meanwhile, House tries to find out who Wilson is dating, and his new staff tries to get him cable.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,549

42. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)
Episode: On Thin Ice (2011)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

7.8
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David Attenborough journeys to both polar regions to investigate what rising temperatures will mean for the people and wildlife that live there.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Lewis Brower, Faye Hicks

Votes: 503

43. Transformers Prime (2010–2013)
Episode: Patch (2012)

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Starscream returns to the Decpticons with the Omega Keys. Megatron decides to investigate Starscream's memories to determine his true motives.

Directors: Shaunt Nigoghossian, David Hartman | Stars: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Clancy Brown

Votes: 64

44. Adventure (1987–1992)
Episode: Struggle for the Pole: In the Footsteps of Scott

Documentary, Adventure

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Star: Michael Harbour

45. The Living Planet (1984– )
Episode: The Frozen World (1984)

55 min | Documentary

9.2
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How some creatures and plants manage to overcome the harsh environments found at high altitude together with those prevailing in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 124

46. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)
Episode: The Last Frontier (2011)

TV-PG | 33 min | Documentary

8.1
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The polar regions are earth's least hospitable environment, yet people live in the Arctic regions. Modern urbanized life is possibly even there thanks to technology, but some (often tribal)... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Ted Giffords, Dan Rees

Votes: 518

47. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Seeds of Doom: Part One (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.8
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Members of the World Ecology Bureau discover a centuries-old seed pod buried deep in Antarctica's permafrost. It seems to be still alive, growing without soil. They transmit a photo to ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Tony Beckley, John Challis

Votes: 359

48. Transformers Prime (2010–2013)
Episode: Triangulation (2012)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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Optimus Prime travels to the Arctic to find an ancient Transformer relic, but bumps into Megatron's loyal servant Dreadwing and the treacherous buffoon Starscream.

Directors: Todd Waterman, David Hartman | Stars: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Steve Blum, Jeffrey Combs

Votes: 69



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