Media set in the forest

by serge_elia | created - 15 Oct 2017 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Please note that these various media are set in temperate forests, like the coniferous ones in Europe and North America, and not tropical rainforests (ie, jungles).

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1. Bambi (1942)

G | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

91 Metascore

The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright, Arthur Davis, Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 121,822 | Gross: $102.80M

2. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 535,462 | Gross: $18.35M

3. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 14,548

4. Brother Bear (2003)

G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

48 Metascore

When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.

Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Suarez, Rick Moranis, Jason Raize

Votes: 89,244 | Gross: $85.34M

5. The Revenant (2015)

R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

76 Metascore

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 643,711 | Gross: $183.64M

6. Far Cry Primal (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

Set during the Stone Age, Far Cry Primal follows Takkar, who rises from an unarmed hunter to the leader of his tribe.

Director: Jean-Christophe Guyot | Stars: Elias Toufexis, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Debra Wilson, DeLaRosa Rivera

Votes: 1,961

7. Wild (I) (2014)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's one thousand one hundred mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 112,641 | Gross: $37.88M

8. In the Forests of Siberia (2016)

105 min | Adventure, Drama

Before the vastness of the Siberian Taiga, at the shores of the frozen Lake Baikal, a Parisian executive fleeing from the city, will find everything he has ever dreamed of: to profoundly experience the silence, the solitude and the space.

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Raphaël Personnaz, Evgeniy Sidikhin

Votes: 852

9. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Family

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 6,074 | Gross: $17.77M

10. White Fang (I) (1991)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

62 Metascore

Jack London's classic adventure story about the friendship developed between a Yukon gold hunter and the mixed dog-wolf he rescues from the hands of a man who mistreats him.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jed, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 18,362 | Gross: $34.79M

11. The Fox and the Hound (1981)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

65 Metascore

Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.

Directors: Ted Berman, Richard Rich, Art Stevens | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kurt Russell, Pearl Bailey, Jack Albertson

Votes: 79,030 | Gross: $63.46M

12. Bear Country (1953)

Not Rated | 33 min | Short, Documentary, Family

The lives of black bears in Yellowstone National Park.

Director: James Algar | Stars: Winston Hibler, Kjeld Jacobsen

Votes: 106

13. Backcountry (I) (2014)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

Votes: 16,887

14. A Walk in the Woods (2015)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

51 Metascore

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 22,577 | Gross: $29.47M

15. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 64,584 | Gross: $27.78M

16. The Bear (1988)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

An orphan bear cub hooks up with an adult male as they try to dodge human hunters.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Youk the Bear, Jack Wallace

Votes: 15,532 | Gross: $31.75M

17. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 7,252 | Gross: $29.60M

18. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 49,218 | Gross: $3.17M

19. Living with Wolves (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

During centuries wolves were characterized as blood-thirsty beasts, enemies of owners of ranch and killer of helpless live-stock. Adjusted to overcome this misunderstanding, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jamie Dutcher, Jim Dutcher

Votes: 303

20. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 20,916

When the game draws to an end, it involves John Marston returning to his home range in Beecher's Hope in the north of the map. Out there, you can explore the vast forest of Tall Trees, in which you must watch out for bears, wolves, cougars and various wildlife.

21. The Legend of Lobo (1962)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Family

Tells the life story of a wolf named Lobo. He grows from a playful, curious cub into a wolf with a huge bounty on his head. Along the way he makes friends with deer, tangles with ... See full summary »

Stars: Rex Allen, Ingvald Lieberkind

Votes: 424

22. Far Cry 5 (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A deputy is sent to the town of Hope County to arrest Joseph Seed, a corrupt evangelical religious leader who rules the town with the help of his disturbed followers.

Director: Patrick Methe | Stars: Greg Bryk, Mark Pellegrino, Seamus Dever, Jenessa Grant

Votes: 3,425

In this game, players explore the backcountry of the USA, filled with coniferous forests, in which, much like the other FAR CRY games, they must watch out for bears and other dangerous animals while exploring. Not only that, you can also TAME some of them!

23. Survivre avec les loups (2007)

118 min | Drama

In 1942, the young Jewish girl Misha, her Russian mother Gerusha and her German father Reuven hide from the Germans in a small house in Ardennes, Belgium. Misha is very connected to her ... See full summary »

Director: Véra Belmont | Stars: Mathilde Goffart, Yaël Abecassis, Guy Bedos, Michèle Bernier

Votes: 891

24. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

It's Harry's (Daniel Radcliffe's) third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, Professor Lupin (David Thewlis), but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

Votes: 503,308 | Gross: $249.36M

Though all of the HARRY POTTER films, much like the books, have their climaxes set in the forest, it is the third film that seems to focus all of its efforts on the perfect climax set in a forest, especially the werewolf scene.

25. The Maiden and the Wolves (2008)

110 min | Drama, Family

At the end of World War I, 20 year-old Angèle is determined to become the first woman veterinarian. Her life is an adventurous one and she becomes the object of ruthless rivalry between the... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Legrand | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Jean-Paul Rouve, Stefano Accorsi, Miglen Mirtchev

Votes: 454

26. The Fox & the Child (2007)

G | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

It has been described as both a nature documentary and a "fairy tale" look at the story of young girl and her friendship with a fox.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Bertille Noël-Bruneau, Isabelle Carré, Thomas Laliberté, Camille Lambert

Votes: 3,606

27. The Mountain Between Us (2017)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

48 Metascore

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Director: Hany Abu-Assad | Stars: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 59,792 | Gross: $30.35M

28. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

65 Metascore

As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

Votes: 437,760 | Gross: $295.98M

All the scenes that involve a forest in them are probably the best scenes in this perfect movie.

29. Wolves Unleashed (2011)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

This film follows world renowned animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to the other side of the world to make the biggest wolf film ever attempted. Battling temperatures of -60C the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Simpson | Stars: Andrew Simpson, Nicolas Brioudes, Pom Klementieff

Votes: 43

30. A Cry in the Wild (1990)

PG | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

13-year-old Brian is the sole survivor of an unreported plane crash. Alone in the Yukon wilderness, Brian must learn to survive by his wits, find food and shelter, and brave wild, hungry ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Jared Rushton, Ned Beatty, Pamela Sue Martin, Stephen Meadows

Votes: 883 | Gross: $1.49M

31. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 225,333 | Gross: $184.21M

32. Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

R | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

57 Metascore

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Jérémie Renier, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 59,825 | Gross: $11.26M

33. The Call of the Wild (1972)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family

A house dog is abducted and brought to the north as a sled dog.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Michèle Mercier, Raimund Harmstorf, George Eastman

Votes: 1,374

34. The Animals of Farthing Wood (1993–1995)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

A group of wild animal friends are forced to move to a park after humans drive them away from their old home.

Stars: Rupert Farley, Stacey Gregg, Ron Moody, Jeremy Barrett

Votes: 2,986

35. Bambi and the Great Prince of the Forest (2006 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Drama, Family

The story of Bambi growing up in the care of his father, The Great Prince of the Forest.

Director: Brian Pimental | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Alexander Gould, Keith Ferguson, Brendon Baerg

Votes: 8,473

36. Auliban, the Seller of Rings (1973)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

In a peaceful village, the mayor, seeing that the population is bored with tranquility, invents the mystical figure of Rajeh, and tells stories to villagers about the exploits of Rajeh, who... See full summary »

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Fairuz, Nasri Shamseddine, Joseph Azar, Phelemone Wehbe

Votes: 117

37. Grizzly Falls (1999)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

34 Metascore

When a young boy is captured by a grizzly bear, he begins the most incredible journey of a lifetime, full of breathtaking excitement, harrowing danger and thrilling surprises.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Bryan Brown, Tom Jackson, Oliver Tobias, Richard Harris

Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.16M

38. Safar barlek (1966)

115 min | Musical, Drama

During the war in 1914, the Othoman empire forbided weat toenter the lands of Lebanon in order to make the Lebanese people starve. In addition to that, the Othoman empire was taking men to ... See full summary »

Director: Hinri Barakat | Stars: Fairuz, Elie Choueiri, Berj Fazlian, Salwa Haddad

Votes: 149

39. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 290,565 | Gross: $171.24M



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