Alaska July 06, 2015
Most People Don’t Know These 10 Movies Are Set In Alaska
Most of these films that were set in Alaska were also filmed in Alaska. With the exception of a couple, all of these films boast the beautiful and intense wilderness that Alaska is well known for.
Check out what movies you haven’t seen and spend your Sunday night curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1) The Edge
Not only was this classic filmed in Alaska but Bart the Bear made one of his last appearances in this film.
2) The Bourne Legacy
I don't want to give away any spoilers here but the first bit of the movie was filmed in some rugged Alaska terrain where Aaron, the main character, has to survive. It gets pretty intense.
3) The Big Year
Surprise! This funny film staring Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson was shot in Alaska where there are plenty of species of birds.
4) The Proposal
No surprise here. This cute film with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds was set in Sitka, Alaska. The movie really makes you want to visit.
5) Resident Evil - Afterlife
This movie used a lot of scenery shots of Alaska for several scenes in the movie.
6) The Grey
This film is all about surviving Alaska. The group of men in the film are forced to survive in Alaska after their plane crashes. Freezing or starving to death are the least of their worries.
7) 30 Days of Night
Ah yes, the eerie vampire horror film. Of course it had to be set in Alaska where 30 days of night is a real thing. What better place to set a vampire movie than in a state that experiences 30 days of night every winter?
8) Into the Wild
The film is an adaption of the famous book following the travels of Christopher McCandless and his time in Alaska. A must see!
9) The Guardian
The Guardian is a great film for all ages and it really pulls at those heart strings. Most of the scenes were shot in Kodiak Alaska where an intense rescue takes place.
10) The Fourth Kind
This well known science fiction horror film was set in Nome, Alaska but was filmed in Canada where the scenery holds little resemblance to the actual setting of the movie. Still, it will give you goosebumps!