The Lion and the Darkness (Big Game Hunter films)

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1. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

Votes: 53,453 | Gross: $38.62M

2. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden

Votes: 10,367 | Gross: $2.32M

3. Maneater (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A tiger is loose on a small town and only a young boy, a sheriff and the hunter to destroy the beast.

Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Gary Busey, Ian D. Clark, Ty Wood, Diana Reis

Votes: 772

4. Night Creature (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

A big-game hunter brings a killer leopard to his private island and turns it loose so he can hunt it down. However, unexpected visitors arrive at the island and interrupt his hunt. ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Madden | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kwan, Ross Hagen, Jennifer Rhodes

Votes: 194

5. The Tiger (2015)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the Kingdom of Korea is under occupation by the Japanese, an old and experienced hunter is challenged by the hunt of the last tiger.

Director: Hoon-jung Park | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, Seok-won Jeong, Ji-so Jung

Votes: 3,887

6. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9,498 | Gross: $0.97M

7. Hounds of Zaroff (2016)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Rachel wakes up to discover she is trapped on an island and must survive while being hunted by the madman Zaroff, a Russian game hunter.

Director: Ryan Prince | Stars: Rachel Schrey, Devin Schmidt, Timo Schrey, McKenzie Morrow

Votes: 21

8. Harry Black and the Tiger (1958)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel, I.S. Johar

Votes: 242

9. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 353,772 | Gross: $229.09M

10. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 351,891 | Gross: $59.74M

11. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 203,124 | Gross: $52.00M

12. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 10,962 | Gross: $14.00M

13. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 2,320

14. King Solomon's Mines (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

White hunter Allan Quartermain and his enigmatic guide help a young Irish woman locate her missing father in unexplored Darkest Africa.

Directors: Robert Stevenson, Geoffrey Barkas | Stars: Paul Robeson, Cedric Hardwicke, Roland Young, John Loder

Votes: 976

15. To Live! (2010)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ordinary hunter accidentally helps a criminal to escape from his accomplices. Two completely different men tries to reach a distant city, but the price of life will be truly terrifying.

Director: Yuriy Bykov | Stars: Vladislav Toldykov, Denis Shvedov, Sergey Belyaev, Aleksey Komashko

Votes: 1,176

16. Sands of the Kalahari (1965)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

After a small aircraft crashes in the Kalahari Desert, one of the seven passengers decides that his survival chances would increase if he would eliminate the other men in the group.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Stuart Whitman, Susannah York, Harry Andrews

Votes: 1,061

17. Fang and Claw (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Documentary

Frank Buck and his native crew hunt the jungles of the Far East to capture wild animals for American zoos. Buck first traps a 300-pound python, then a Bird of Paradise. Buck comes on a baby... See full summary »

Director: Frank Buck | Star: Frank Buck

Votes: 26

18. Tiger Fangs (1943)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A big-game hunter travels to Malaya to help stop the Nazis and Japanese from destroying the rubber industry.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Frank Buck, June Duprez, Duncan Renaldo, Howard Banks

Votes: 64

19. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1932)

TV-G | 65 min | Adventure, Documentary

American animal trapper Frank Buck travels with Ali, his "number one boy," on an expedition into the Malayan jungle. From their jungle headquarters just north of Singapore, Frank, Ali and a... See full summary »

Director: Clyde E. Elliott | Star: Frank Buck

Votes: 73

20. The Roots of Heaven (1958)

Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama

In French Equatorial Africa, an idealist ecologist starts a campaign of public awareness to help save the African elephants from extinction.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Errol Flynn, Juliette Gréco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert

Votes: 792

21. Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982–1983)

60 min | Adventure

Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya.

Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Clyde Kusatsu, Cindy Morgan, Ron O'Neal

Votes: 336

22. Bwana Devil (1952)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure

British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

Directors: Arch Oboler, Robert Clampett | Stars: Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill

Votes: 309

23. The Macomber Affair (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Adventure

Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo. The obnoxious ways of Margaret Macomber make the three of them get ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny

Votes: 730

24. Odongo (1956)

85 min | Adventure, Drama

In Kenya, a white trader of exotic animals is mentoring and caring for an African boy but is annoyed by his new female replacement veterinarian and must deal with a disgruntled former employee.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Macdonald Carey, Juma, Eleanor Summerfield

Votes: 85

25. Safari (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure

During the Mau Mau Uprising in British Kenya in the 1950s, settler-hunter Ken Duffield is a hired guide for a lion hunting party but he also hopes to find the Mau Mau rebel who killed his family.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Janet Leigh, John Justin, Roland Culver

Votes: 467

26. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,992

27. The White Buffalo (1977)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Western

At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickok teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak

Votes: 3,599

28. Shoot (1976)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

Two groups of armed men eye each other across a body of water. An deadly incident ensues and the first group returns to their town in fear of the consequences, which never come.They realize that far greater danger is offing.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, James Blendick

Votes: 273

29. Ivory Hunter (1951)

107 min | Drama, Adventure

A true story about an Englishman working as a game warden in Kenya who is disgusted by the ongoing destruction of African wildlife, and decides to create a national park to protect them. He... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Anthony Steel, Dinah Sheridan, Harold Warrender, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 104

30. The Woman Hunt (1972)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A foreign correspondent is kidnapped and used for human prey.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Pat Woodell, Sid Haig, Charlene Jones

Votes: 133

31. Men and Wolves (1957)

94 min | Drama

Two young hunters of wolves are involved in a conflict. Besides the dangerous wild wolves, beautiful Teresa is the center of attention.

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Yves Montand, Pedro Armendáriz, Irene Cefaro

Votes: 102

32. The Last Safari (1967)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure

Miles Gilchrist is a big game hunter in Africa. He goes on a safari to shoot an elephant who killed his friend.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Kaz Garas, Stewart Granger, Gabriella Licudi, Johnny Sekka

Votes: 193

33. Desierto (2015)

R | 88 min | Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

Director: Jonás Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo, Diego Cataño

Votes: 8,497 | Gross: $1.83M

34. Beyond the Reach (2014)

R | 91 min | Thriller

34 Metascore

A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Martin Palmer, Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Votes: 8,983 | Gross: $0.04M



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