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1. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.1
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A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Lillian Morris, Jon Dalton, Rob Mariano

Votes: 20,812

2. Return to Paradise (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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54 Metascore

Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad

Votes: 13,279 | Gross: $8.29M

3. Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.6
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40 Metascore

A scientific expedition sets out for Borneo to seek a flower called the Blood Orchid, which could grant longer life. Meanwhile, they run afoul of snakes and each other.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Morris Chestnut, KaDee Strickland, Eugene Byrd, Johnny Messner

Votes: 27,430 | Gross: $32.24M

4. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure

3.9
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32 Metascore

Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.

Directors: John Guillermin, Charles McCracken | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

Votes: 5,123 | Gross: $4.71M

5. The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young Englishman is sent to Malaysian Borneo in the 1930s to stay with a tribe as UK's colonial representative. A local woman (J.Alba) helps him understand local tradition and language. He falls in love with her etc. despite the taboo.

Director: Guy Jenkin | Stars: Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Hugh Dancy, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 7,906

6. Creation (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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51 Metascore

Torn between faith and science, and suffering hallucinations, English naturalist Charles Darwin struggles to complete 'On the Origin of Species' and maintain his relationship with his wife.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Kelly, Guy Henry

Votes: 13,389 | Gross: $0.34M

7. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 4,312 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Borneo, 1942: An American soldier escapes WWII and becomes the king of the headhunters in the jungle. Two British soldiers are parachuted into the area to find local support for the battle against the Japanese.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Gerry Lopez

Votes: 2,509 | Gross: $2.42M

9. Paradise War: The Story of Bruno Manser (2019)

142 min | Drama

7.7
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1984: Searching for an experience that goes deeper than the superficiality of modern civilization, Bruno Manser travels into the jungles of Borneo and finds it with the nomadic Penan tribe.... See full summary »

Director: Niklaus Hilber | Stars: Sven Schelker, Charlotte Heinimann, Daniel Ludwig, Matthew Crowley

Votes: 167

10. DNA (1996 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

3.5
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A mad scientist's DNA experiment on the bones of a mysterious jungle creature brings the carnivorous beast that resembles the Predator to life, and only his former assistant Ash Mattley and CIA operative Claire Sommers can stop it.

Director: William Mesa | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Jürgen Prochnow, Robin McKee, Tom Taus

Votes: 1,823

11. Earth's Tropical Islands (2020)

59 min | Documentary

8.7
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Cameras follow the amazing wildlife and human castaways found on three of the world's most exotic tropical islands. Narrated by David Harewood.

Star: David Harewood

Votes: 37

12. Bonneville (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter.

Director: Christopher N. Rowley | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Robert Conder

Votes: 2,486 | Gross: $0.49M

13. The Spiral Road (1962)

Approved | 139 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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In 1936, a Dutch physician who treats leprosy patients in the jungles of Indonesia has a dangerous run-in with a local witch-doctor who uses black magic to kill his enemies.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 411

14. Born to Be Wild (2011)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

Director: David Lickley | Stars: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman, Chris Fries

Votes: 2,884 | Gross: $25.89M

15. Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005 Video)

G | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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After wrecking their house during a chase, Tom and Jerry enter a race around the world where the winner gets a new fancy house.

Directors: Bill Kopp, Joe Murray | Stars: Charlie Adler, Jeff Bennett, John DiMaggio, Jess Harnell

Votes: 1,493

16. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,574

17. Judi Dench's Wild Borneo Adventure (2019)

120 min | Documentary

8.9
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Cameras follow the actress as she embarks upon the trip of a lifetime to explore the lush rain-forests, magical wildlife and spectacular coastlines of Malaysian Borneo.

Star: Judi Dench

Votes: 13

18. The Diamond of Jeru (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Adventure, Drama

4.9
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Based on Louis L'Amour novel, The Diamond of Jeru tells the story of an American scientist and his wife who hire an ex-pat war veteren to act as a guide on a journey up an unchartered ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Barry, Dick Lowry | Stars: Billy Zane, Paris Jefferson, Keith Carradine, Jackson Raine

Votes: 441

19. The Magic Curse (1975)

85 min | Adventure, Horror

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After being told that his uncle disappeared in Boreos jungles, Man-Ying goes there immediately on a rescue mission. He is attacked by some sort of cannibalistic zombies and soon it is clear... See full summary »

Directors: Chun-Ku Lu, Wen-Po Tu | Stars: Jason Piao Pai, Pinky de Leon, Lung Chan, Chia-Bee Tan

Votes: 40

20. Gong gui zai (1983)

93 min | Horror

5.3
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While filming in Malacca, a Hong Kong film crew release the Red Dwarf ghost from her tomb. They continue on to Borneo to stay with a local tribe. It is there that the ghost begins to kill them one by one.

Director: Titus Ho | Stars: Ken Tong, Lai-Yin Poon, Lun Chia, Hussein Abu Hassan

Votes: 61

21. The Last Bullet (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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Set during WWII, an Australian and Japanese soldier play a deadly game of Cat and mouse in a South Pacific Jungle.

Director: Michael Pattinson | Stars: Jason Donovan, Kôji Tamaki, Daniel Rigney, Kazuhiro Muroyama

Votes: 310

22. The Fruit Hunters (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

6.8
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Adventurers, exotic fruits fanatics and even movie star Bill Pullman, are the subjects of The Fruit Hunters, the new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang. A thrilling journey through ... See full summary »

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Kyle Allatt, Marie-Alice Depestre, Kyle Gatehouse, Henry Kwok

Votes: 237

23. The Place of the Dead (1997 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A group of soldiers on a British Army expedition attempt to navigate an unexplored Malaysian gully. So inaccessible is the area, that they must ascend the highest mountain in Southeast Asia... See full summary »

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Greg Wise, Simon Dutton, Dougray Scott, John McArdle

Votes: 69

24. Kopfjäger von Borneo (1936)

65 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Director: Baron Victor von Plessen

Votes: 19

25. Expedition Borneo (2007– )

29 min | Documentary

8.2
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Star: Alisdair Simpson

Votes: 72

26. Serious Jungle (2002–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Family

8.7
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Eight teenagers set out on an expedition to the jungles of Borneo, to help save endangered orangutans in the area.

Stars: Laura Baker, Hannah Davis, Larry Downing, Imogen Forbes

Votes: 20

27. Adam Thorn Presents (2010– )

Documentary

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Biologist and wild life expert Adam Thorn visits remote places in search of elusive animals such as the tapir and the bearcats.

Star: Adam Thorn

28. Borneo Death Blow (2018)

52 min | Documentary

8.2
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an adventure with a nomadic tribe of blowpipe hunters from borneo, the penan.

Director: Raphael Treza

Votes: 13

29. The Pink Panther: Hokus Pokus Pink (1998 Video Game)

E | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Traveling salesman Pink Panther must go around the world to find the ingredients needed for a potion that can help a little girl mistakenly turned into a monster by a warlock to become an "immortal magical ninja princess mermaid".

Star: Michael Sinterniklaas

Votes: 7

30. Jungle Cavalcade (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.8
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"Frank Buck's Jungle Cavalcade" is nearly a 100% compilation film that consists of footage from three previous Frank Buck expedition films; "Bring 'em Back Alive," "Wild Cargo," and "Fang ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. Ament, Armand Denis, Clyde E. Elliott | Stars: Frank Buck, Teru Miyata

Votes: 40

31. Explorers of the World (1931)

Passed | 120 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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A compilation film, produced by the American Museum of Natural History, with footage from six major expeditions of the 20th-Century; the Stoll-McCracken Siberian Artic expedition, for the ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Noice | Stars: Richard E. Byrd, Harold McCracken, Gene Lamb, J. Stenhouse

32. Frontier Borneo (2017)

Documentary

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A documentary series that uncovers heroes at the front-line who are working to protect the environment, culture and wildlife of Borneo. Featuring forest rangers, marine conservationists and... See full summary »

33. Der Pakt mit dem Panda - Was uns der WWF verschweigt (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Wilfried Huismann | Stars: Dörte Bieler, Vasudha Chakravarthi, Mac Chapin, Jason Clay

Votes: 15

34. Travel Geek: Documentary North Borneo (2014)

Documentary

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In this edition of the Travel Geek series, Cyle O'Donnell uses the Cat capital of Sarawak, Kuching (which literally translates to "cat"), as a hub for exploring the surrounding parks. Then ... See full summary »

Director: Cyle O'Donnell

35. Dusty's Trail: Summit of Borneo (2013)

65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

7.1
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Dusty's Trail is an inspirational documentary about a young man's journey with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal and debilitating muscle wasting condition that affects one in 3,500 boys ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Jayasuriya | Stars: Dusty Brandom, Jon Hastie, Pacien Cunningham, Azmi Calvin Bin George

Votes: 7

36. Twilight of the Longhouse (2009)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: Ike Ong

37. BE' JAM BE the Never Ending Song (2017)

87 min | Documentary

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A glimpse at the Penan people of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, and the challenges faced with the increased threat of deforestation and the changing landscape of their habitat.

Directors: Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson

Votes: 7

38. Wildman's Land (1937)

45 min | Documentary

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A travelogue showing the sights of the island of Borneo in the Dutch West Indies, highlighting the spectacular mountains and jungles, and looking at how local tribesmen--known at the time as the "Wild Men of Borneo"--survive.

Director: John Randolph Bray | Star: Malcolm La Prado

39. Letters Home from the South China Seas: Adventures in Singapore & Borneo (1989)

91 min | Documentary

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Singapore is a tiny island city-state at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula. Almost five people per square foot live within its borders, representing almost every culture, cuisine and ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ray

40. Trump to Shrink Some National Monuments for Economic Purposes (2017 Video)

12 min | Short, News

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Styx has good and bad things, mostly good, to say about Donald Trump shrinking National Monuments.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

41. Earth Tigers - Tarantulas of Borneo (1999)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Filmed entirely on location in the Sarawak - Earth Tigers explores the tarantula spider mythology of the 19th century, head hunting, Dyak tribal peoples.

Director: Andrew M. Smith | Stars: Paul Carpenter, Jon Paul Lamoureux, Andrew Lodge

42. Man of the Forest: Orangutan (2008)

26 min | Short

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Orangutans of the Borneo tropical rain forests.

Director: Fred Heiman | Star: Peggy Heiman

43. Deadly Art (2011– )
Episode: Barracuda (2012)

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Diving in the ocean off Borneo, Steve presents the barracuda, a top predator in and around coral reefs, nicknamed marine pike, which hunts either individually or in large schools. Mike ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Backshall, Mike Fischetti

44. Mutant Planet (2010– )
Episode: Borneo (2014)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary

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Borneo: a strange place of mutant creatures and plants seen nowhere else on Earth. Pygmy forest mammals, weird co-evolved partnerships between plants and animals, the world's rarest ape and... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Okabe | Stars: Hugues Boucher, Marie Bouvier, Jeff Wilburn

45. Outback Wrangler (2011– )
Episode: Borneo (2011)

Documentary

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In Sabah, a state of Malaysian Borneo, Matt teams up with local JP's wildlife rangers, initially coming along to learn how they handle jobs like moving crocodiles with relatively primitive ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Wright

46. Deadly 60 (2009– )
Episode: Borneo 1 (2009)

Documentary

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On the relatively pristine island of Borneo, Steve's team admires the rain-forest and mangrove fauna, such as the orangutan, and braves leeches. Qualified killers include insectivore bats, ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall

47. Man vs. Wild (2006–2020)
Episode: Borneo Jungle (2011)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

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After being lowered from a helicopter and climbing down form the jungle canopy, Bear makes a torch to explore a cave in hopes of finding a stream. But mountain streams have waterfalls which... See full summary »

Director: David Johnson | Star: Bear Grylls

Votes: 41

48. Deadly Art (2011– )
Episode: Bull Bat (2012)

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In Borneo, Steve presents the bull bat, a vampire predator, which lives in cave colonies, producing lots of droppings, which insects feast on. The team's representation by sculpture is ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall

49. Natural Curiosities (2013– )
Episode: Curious Minds (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Documentary

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David presents the progress into IQ research concerning some highly intelligent, long under-estimated species. First the orangutan, a forest primate from the Indonesian jungles, originally ... See full summary »

Director: Hilary Jeffkins | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 25

50. Deadly 60 (2009– )
Episode: Inedited Killer Encounters (2009)

Documentary

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In this extra episode on species Steve couldn't show in the regular ones, he starts in Australia with a spider. In Borneo, a viciously poisonous centipede made him sweat, especially as it ... See full summary »

Star: Steve Backshall



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