A cave is not an apt place where one would want to hang out with friends; but there’s really something odd about these claustrophobic places that turn on many Hollywood filmmakers! Humans evolved out of a cave, but moviemakers in the West keep going back to these dark, tight spots to bring forth stories that we love watching on the big screen. Time and again, they’ve come up with all sorts of movies featuring caves in them and we must say, most of them were scary enough to shake us to the core. While these cramped places form an integral part of interesting stories that moviemakers have to tell us, here’s the list of top cave movies ever that have caves as one of the major backdrops in the film. You can find a couple of these best cave movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
8. The Pyramid (2014)
When most film directors were experimenting with the horror genre in the year 2014, Gregory Levasseur came up with an idea of making a film on the Egyptian pyramids that possibly hold many secrets buried deep, down under. ‘The Pyramid’ looks at a team of archaeologists, which finds an unusual three-sided pyramid beneath the surface of the earth and soon begin climbing down to explore the odd structure. As they make their way through the dark tunnel-like construction inside, they are attacked by creepy-looking flesh-eating cats, who claim lives one after the other. But that is just the tip of the pyramid (read iceberg!). There are vast terrors lurking inside the dark tomb and a scary legend waiting to unleash itself. The film did not do well at the box office, with audiences giving it thumbs down for painfully bad CGIs and predictable jump-scares; but what managed to stay in the minds was the depiction of the caves, crevasses and deep, long tunnels that gave them an unsettling feeling throughout the film’s run time.
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7. The Cave (2005)
With a name that defines an underground place inside a mountain or cliff, the film could have had a better story with the cave as the main backdrop, but what it ended up with was an impression of ‘The Descent’; yet ‘The Cave’ remains one of the few good movies that featured the confined spaces in all their glory! When a carefully chosen team of scientific explorers go on an underwater cave diving mission that had to be aborted decades ago, an explosion traps them inside, submerged and in total darkness, with only each other for support. As they struggle to find an exit, mysterious creatures begin taking away one person after the other, as they frantically look for all options to survive the onslaught. The creature-feature received mixed reviews from viewers and critics alike, but each one singularly praised the realistic sets and the underwater sequences, which did manage to scare all those with faint hearts!