Summer is over but that does not mean that our love for movies has waned in any way. In fact; if anything, we find ourselves craving for comfort films, especially films with forests and deep walking trails. There is simply something alluring about movies shot in such vast and savage wilderness. Typically, these films depict mankind’s race to survive against the elements or, if the film belongs to the fantasy or drama genre, from some wild creature. Horror movies shot on jungle trails are equally worth spending time and money upon, especially if you are a fan of blood, spook and gore.
So today, we are enlisting some of our favorite films set entirely in the jungle settings. Some of them have been released quite recently. Others have been shot using the best trail camera in the glorious 80s and 90s. So, without further adieu, here are 10 of the best movies set in jungles.
Brace yourself for human sacrifices as a young man struggles to escape the clutches of a vicious Mayan tribe looking for human sacrifice. The man flees their clutches and races against time to rescue his pregnant young wife and son. We are so glad that Jaguar Paw, (the protagonist), has a happy ending in this film.
2. Blood Diamond
The Academy award winning cast of this film and the storyline set in the diamond mines of South Africa actually opened the eyes of rich consumers to the blood trail left behind by (often) illegal mining of diamonds. A very inspiring film set entirely in the war torn jungles of South Africa.
3. Indiana Jones Series
Majority of the Indiana Jones movies are set in the jungles-a reason which makes us love them even more. The 2008 installment of the franchise, Indian Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull follows Jones and his estranged son through the thick jungles of South America in search of mysterious artifacts that do not have an earthly origin.
Talk about jungle films, and the one movie that comes to mind is Predator. Arnold Schwazenegger and his team of commandos battle an invisible enemy that is extra terrestrial in nature.
A movie that literally changed the movie scene in America (and all around the world), Avatar is a technological marvel with unbroken records. Young disabled marine fights for the rights of an indigenous tribe on a mystical planet called Pandora.
6. After Earth
Father-son duo struggles to return to their planet after the spaceship they are travelling in crashes on post-apocalyptic Earth inhabited by creatures that are not only strong but also highly evolved. Jaden Smith might have won a Razzie for his performance in this movie, but we actually loved him and the atmosphere in the film.
7. Ace Ventura Pet Detective: When Nature Calls
Jim Carrey is simply hilarious as a detective who sets out to find a rare white bat in the jungles of Africa. Watch this movie when you have had a bad day- it is sure to lift your spirits!
8. Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark struggle to stay alive in a game competition set entirely in deep jungles of post apocalyptic America, where youngsters are sent in (and filmed) as they fight each other to the finish.
9. Lord of The Flies
Those of you who loved the classic dystopian novel will also probably love the movie which is shot entirely in a jungle. The story is a classic example of what happens when one group of children is given more power over another and it questions the very depth of human nature.
10.George of the Jungle
This is another feel-good comedy movie- a modern take on the classic Tarzan. It is based on a cartoon series of the same name and tells the story of a young man raised by animals in a forest after having survived a plane crash.
And this concludes our list of top 10 movies having a jungle setting. We hope you love these films too!