Films set in the Arctic

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  2. Films set in Greenland

    Films set in Greenland

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  3. Inuit film

    Inuit film

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  4. Northern films

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  1. Transformers

    Transformers (2007)

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    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film based on the Transformers toy line. The film, which combines computer animation with live-action, is directed by Michael Bay, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. It stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky, a teenager involved in a war between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, two factions of alien robots who can disguise themselves by transforming into everyday machinery. The Decepticons desire control of the AllSpark, the object that created their robotic race, with the intention of using it to build an army by giving life to the machines of Earth. Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Jon Voight, Anthony Anderson and John Turturro also star, while voice actors Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving voice Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively.


  2. The Polar Express

    The Polar Express (2004)

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    The Polar Express is a 2004 motion capture computer-animated film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the human characters in the film were animated using live action performance capture technique, with the exception of the waiters who dispense hot chocolate on the train, because their feats were impossible for live actors to achieve. Performance capture technology incorporates the movements of live actors into animated characters. The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010, as the CGI-model for "Hero Girl". The film was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone and Golden Mean, for Warner Bros. The visual effects and performance capture were done at Sony Pictures Imageworks. The studio first released the $170 million film in both conventional and IMAX 3D theaters on Wednesday, November 10, 2004.


  3. The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass (2007)

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    The Golden Compass is a 2007 fantasy-adventure film based on Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in the U.S.), the first novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy "His Dark Materials". The film was released on December 7, 2007 by New Line Cinema. Directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Sam Elliot, Ian McKellen, Ben Walker and Freddie Highmore. The project was announced in February 2002, following the success of recent adaptations of other fantasy epics, but troubles over the script and the selection of a director caused significant delays. At US$180 million, it was one of New Line's most expensive projects ever, and its middling success in the US contributed to New Line's February 2008 restructuring.


  4. Big Miracle

    Big Miracle (2012)

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    Big Miracle is a 2012 family drama film starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski. The film, directed by Ken Kwapis, is based on the 1989 book Freeing the Whales by Tom Rose, which covers Operation Breakthrough, the 1988 international effort to rescue gray whales trapped in ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The film was released on 2012.


  5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)

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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a 2001 computer-animated feature film directed by Bill Kowalchuk for GoodTimes Entertainment. It was released on video and DVD on October 30, 2001. The film revisits classic characters like Hermey the Elf (now a D.D.S.) and Rudolph, who is now famous at the Arctic tundra, and uses the characters from the 1964 Rankin-Bass TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and takes place several years after the events of that special (despite Rudolph and Clarice appearing younger in this film than they did at the end of the original special). However, technically and legally speaking, it is a sequel to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, which Goodtimes had released in 1998. Kowalchuk directed both of the Goodtimes movies, and Kathleen Barr provided the voice of Rudolph in both films, though there is little to no character continuity between the two films, instead attempting to establish it in the Rankin-Bass fictional universe.


  6. The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World (1951)

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    The Thing from Another World (often referred to as The Thing before its 1982 remake), is a 1951 RKO Pictures black-and-white science fiction film based on the 1938 novella "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell (writing under the pseudonym of Don A. Stuart). The story concerns an Air Force crew and scientists at a remote Arctic research outpost forced to defend themselves against a malevolent, plant-based humanoid alien.


  7. White Fang

    White Fang (1991)

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    White Fang is a 1991 American adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer and Seymour Cassel. Based on Jack London's novel White Fang, it tells the story of the friendship between a Yukon gold hunter and a wolfdog.


  8. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known simply as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 British-American black comedy film that satirizes the nuclear scare. It was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. The film is loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel Red Alert (also known as Two Hours to Doom).


  9. Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger

    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

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    Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad film that Ray Harryhausen made for Columbia Pictures after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. The film stars Patrick Wayne, Taryn Power, Margaret Whiting, Jane Seymour, and Patrick Troughton. It was directed by Sam Wanamaker.


  10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie (1998)

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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie is a 1998 animated film about Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, who first appeared in a 1939 story by Robert L. May. The film was the first theatrical feature from GoodTimes Entertainment, long known as a home video company. In 2001, GoodTimes followed this up by licensing the Rankin-Bass characters for a CGI film titled Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys.


  11. The Grey

    The Grey (2011)

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    The Grey is a 2011 American thriller co-written, produced and directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, and Dermot Mulroney. It is based on the short story "Ghost Walker" by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Carnahan.


  12. Ice Station Zebra

    Ice Station Zebra (1968)

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    Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The screenplay by Alistair MacLean, Douglas Heyes, Harry Julian Fink, and W. R. Burnett is loosely based upon MacLean's 1963 novel of the same name. Both have parallels to real-life events that took place in 1959. The film was photographed in Super Panavision 70 by Daniel L. Fapp, and presented in 70 mm Cinerama in premiere engagements. The original music score is by Michel Legrand. The movie has an all-male cast.


  13. White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

    White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (1994)

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    White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf is the sequel to the 1991 film White Fang. It was released on April 15, 1994 by Walt Disney Pictures. The film was directed by Ken Olin, and stars Scott Bairstow, Alfred Molina, and Geoffrey Lewis. Ethan Hawke reprises his role of Jack Conroy. The filming locations were Aspen, Colorado and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Walt Disney Home Video released this movie on VHS October 19, 1994.


  14. Smilla's Sense of Snow

    Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

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    Smilla's Sense of Snow is a 1997 thriller film directed by Bille August and starring Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, and Richard Harris. Based on the 1992 novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow (original Danish title: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne) by Danish author Peter Høeg, the film is about a transplanted Greenlander, Smilla Jasperson, who investigates the mysterious death of a small Inuit boy who lived in her housing complex in Copenhagen. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. Scenes from the film were shot in Copenhagen and western Greenland. The film was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival, where director Bille August was nominated for the Golden Bear.


  15. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)

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    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a 1970 stop motion television special, made by Rankin-Bass. The film stars actor Fred Astaire as S.D. Kluger, the narrator, and Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle/Santa Claus. The film tells the story of how Santa Claus and several Claus-related Christmas traditions came to be. It is based on the hit Christmas song of the same name, which was introduced on radio by Eddie Cantor in 1934, and the story of Saint Nicholas.


  16. Frankenstein: The True Story

    Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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    Frankenstein: The True Story is a 1973 American made-for-television horror film loosely based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was directed by Jack Smight, and the screenplay was co-written by novelist Christopher Isherwood.


  17. The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)

    The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2001)

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    Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐊᑕᓈᕐᔪᐊᑦ (fonts required)) is a 2001 Canadian film directed by Zacharias Kunuk. It was the first feature film ever to be written, directed and acted entirely in Inuktitut. Set in the ancient past, the film retells an Inuit legend passed down through centuries of oral tradition.


  18. Iceman

    Iceman (1984)

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    Iceman is a 1984 science fiction film from Universal Studios. The screenplay was written by John Drimmer and Chip Proser, and was directed by Fred Schepisi. The cast included John Lone, Timothy Hutton, Lindsay Crouse and Danny Glover.


  19. The Last Winter

    The Last Winter (2006)

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    The Last Winter is a 2006 thriller film, directed by Larry Fessenden. The Last Winter premiered in The Contemporary World Cinema Programme at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2006. The script for the film originally featured a more woodsy Alaska with pine trees and it was after a research trip to Prudhoe Bay that they discovered the harsh flat conditions that ultimately ended up in the film.


  20. The Snow Walker

    The Snow Walker (2003)

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    The Snow Walker is a 2003 Canadian adventure film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Barry Pepper. Based on the short story "Walk Well, My Brother" by Farley Mowat, the film is about a Canadian bush pilot whose life is changed through an encounter with a young Inuit woman and their challenge to survive the harsh conditions of the Northwest Territories following an airplane crash. The film won six Leo Awards, including Best Lead Performance by a Male (Barry Pepper), and was nominated for nine Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actor (Barry Pepper), Best Performance by an Actress (Annabella Piugattuk), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Charles Martin Smith).


  21. Stargate: Continuum

    Stargate: Continuum (2008)

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    Stargate: Continuum is a 2008 Canadian-American military science fiction direct-to-video film in the Stargate franchise, and the second sequel to TV series Stargate SG1 after The Ark of Truth. It is directed by Martin Wood, director and producer of many episodes of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, written by SG-1 and Atlantis creator Brad Wright, and produced by Wright and Ark of Truth director Robert C. Cooper.


  22. The Savage Innocents

    The Savage Innocents (1960)

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    The Savage Innocents is a 1960 film, adapted from the novel Top of the World by Swiss writer Hans Rüesch.


  23. The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild (1935)

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    The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and Jack Oakie. Based on Jack London's novel of the same name, the film omits all but one of the book's story lines.


  24. Bear Island

    Bear Island (1979)

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    Bear Island is a 1979 British-Canadian thriller film loosely based on the novel Bear Island by Alistair MacLean. It was directed by Don Sharp and starred Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges.


  25. The Call of the Wild

    The Call of the Wild (1972)

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    The Call of the Wild is a 1972 British family adventure film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman, and Maria Rohm.


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