Welcome to the Jungle

by joe_538 | created - 20 Apr 2013 | updated - 28 Apr 2018 | Public

Adventures set in the jungles, plains, and rain forests of Africa, Asia, South America, New Guinea, etc... Spanning over 100 years, mostly old-fashioned safari films, as well as the more dramatic ones that came later (Everything from Tarzan to Blood Diamond).

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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: 54,138 | Gross: $38.62M

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2. Wamba, a Child of the Jungle (1913)

Drama, Short

Wamba, a half-breed woman, and her Portuguese husband, Pete, live near a jungle in British East Africa. One day Wamba's child falls sick and she asks her inebriated husband to get Dr. Rice,... See full summary »

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Tom Santschi, Bessie Eyton, Frank Clark, Eugenie Besserer

4. Perils of the Jungle (1915)

Short, Drama

Matt Dalton, a civil engineer, and his assistant, George Leighton, engage in Government survey work in Africa. Mrs. Dalton and her beautiful sister, Annette, accompany them. Leighton fears ... See full summary »

Director: E.A. Martin | Stars: Edwin Wallock, Marion Warner, William Stowell, Vivian Reed

5. Tarzan of the Apes (1918)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure

Reared by a childless ape, the orphaned heir of the Greystokes becomes one of the apes. Then, Dr Porter organises a rescue expedition, and his beautiful daughter, Jane, catches his attention. Has Tarzan of the Apes found the perfect mate?

Director: Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman, Kathleen Kirkham

Votes: 648 | Gross: $3.27M

6. The Romance of Tarzan (1918)

70 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan and Jane are to sail for England. They are attacked by natives and Tarzan is believed to have been killed. The Greystoke relatives return to England, the Porters (Jane's family) goes... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Lucas | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, Thomas Jefferson, Cleo Madison

Votes: 26

8. The Son of Tarzan (1920)

248 min | Action, Adventure

The scenario follows the book closely. Tarzan's son Jack (Korak to the apes) is kidnapped from England by Tarzan's old enemy Paulovich. He escapes into the African jungle with the help of ... See full summary »

Directors: Arthur J. Flaven, Harry Revier | Stars: Kamuela C. Searle, P. Dempsey Tabler, Nita Martan, Karla Schramm

Votes: 73

9. The Leopard Woman (1920)

68 min | Adventure

An epic of passion, intrigue, and espionage set in the African Jungle.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Louise Glaum, House Peters, Noble Johnson, Benny Ayers

Votes: 27

10. Terror Island (1920)

Not Rated | 55 min | Mystery

An inventor travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Harry Houdini, Jack Brammall, Lila Lee, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 157

11. The Revenge of Tarzan (1920)

90 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan and Jane are sailing for France in answer to a call for help from Countess de Coude who is being persecuted by her brother Rokoff. After a duel with the Countess' jealous husband, ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Revier, George M. Merrick | Stars: Gene Pollar, Karla Schramm, Estelle Taylor, Armand Cortes

Votes: 31

13. Adventures of Tarzan (1921)

Passed | 73 min | Action, Adventure

Tarzan spurns the love of La, Queen of Opar. When he isn't trying to keep the Bolshevik Rokoff and Clayton (pretender to the Greystoke estate) from reaching Opar, he is attacked ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert F. Hill, Scott Sidney | Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Louise Lorraine, Scott Pembroke, Frank Whitson

Votes: 97

15. The Lost World (1925)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 4,386 | Gross: $1.19M

16. Livingstone (1925)


The story of Dr. David Livingstone and his work in Africa to stop slavery and bring education to the locals.

Director: M.A. Wetherell | Stars: M.A. Wetherell, Molly Rogers, Henry Walton, Reginald Fox

Votes: 13

17. Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1927)

57 min | Action, Adventure

Flora Hawks is in love with the overseer of Tarzan's African estate. After a search for a legendary city of diamonds, Tarzon races with his pet lion Jad-bal-ja to save Haws from being sacrificed to a lion-god.

Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: James Pierce, Frederick Peters, Edna Murphy, Harold Goodwin

Votes: 124

18. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.61M

19. Tarzan the Mighty (1928)

Action, Adventure

Mary and Bobby Trevor are castaways befriended by Tarzan. When Lord arrives, looking for the family heir, Black John tries to fill that role and marry Mary in England. Tarzan shows up and marries her instead.

Directors: Jack Nelson, Ray Taylor | Stars: Frank Merrill, Al Ferguson, Natalie Kingston, Bobby Nelson

Votes: 27

20. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,480 | Gross: $0.92M

21. The King of the Kongo (1929)

213 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A Secret Service agent searches the jungle for his missing brother, also an agent. He encounters a young woman there who is also searching, but for her missing father. They encounter a gang... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, Walter Miller, Richard Tucker, Boris Karloff

Votes: 33

22. Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Thelma Todd, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong

Votes: 267

23. Stark Mad (1929)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An expedition sets out through the jungle to find a missing explorer, but stumbles upon an ancient Mayan temple that houses a giant ape.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: H.B. Warner, Louise Fazenda, Jacqueline Logan, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 12

24. The Cohens and the Kellys in Africa (1930)

70 min | Comedy

Cohen and Kelly families go to Africa to buy elephant tusks.

Director: Vin Moore | Stars: George Sidney, Charles Murray, Vera Gordon, Kate Price

Votes: 8

25. Tarzan the Tiger (1929)

Passed | 266 min | Action, Adventure

After Tarzan's estate is destroyed by Arabs Jane is sold into slavery by a man posing as a friendly scientist. Tarzan develops amnesia after a blow to the head. When he recovers his memory ... See full summary »

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Frank Merrill, Natalie Kingston, Al Ferguson, Lillian Worth

Votes: 88

26. Ingagi (1930)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

An expedition enters an area of the Congo jungle to investigate reports of a gorilla-worshipping tribe. After many dangerous adventures, they come upon the tribe they sought, only to watch ... See full summary »

Director: William Campbell | Stars: Sir Hubert Winstead, Charles Gemora, Daniel Swayne, Arthur Clayton

Votes: 42 | Gross: $4.00M

27. The Man Hunter (1930)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Romance

A dramatic story of love and intrigue in Darkest Africa along the Ivory Coast, where all the dangers of the tropics beset the white man and the white man's dog. Once Rinty gets acclimated ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Charles Delaney, Nora Lane, John Loder

Votes: 21

28. Vengeance (I) (1930)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

John Meadham, has for years been in charge of a West Africa trading post, wire the home office in London that he is tired and worn out, and they need to send a replacement to take over. The... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Philip Strange, George C. Pearce

Votes: 22

29. East of Borneo (1931)

77 min | Adventure

Woman treks through jungle to find her missing husband.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Rose Hobart, Charles Bickford, Georges Renavent, Lupita Tovar

Votes: 153

30. The Blonde Captive (1931)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An expedition is sent into the rugged Australian outback to search for a lost white woman.

Directors: Clifton Childs, Paul Withington | Stars: Clifton Childs, Lowell Thomas, Paul Withington

Votes: 46

31. Danger Island (1931)

Passed | 220 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

The daughter of a man who has discovered radium on an African island is befriended by two people whose real goal is to keep the discovery to themselves.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Lucile Browne, Tom Ricketts, Walter Miller

Votes: 17

32. King of the Wild (1931)

Passed | 248 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

American adventurer Richard Grant is falsely accused of murdering an Indian noble and escapes to Africa in search of diamond field and the real culprit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Walter Miller, Nora Lane, Tom Santschi, Boris Karloff

Votes: 70

33. Rango (1931)

66 min | Adventure

The frame story is narrated by a white father to his son. He explains that man's closest relative in nature is the orangutan, which translates literally as "man of the forest." He then ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Jaro Fürth, Claude King, Rango, Roby Roberts

Votes: 15

34. Trader Horn (1931)

Passed | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Two white traders in the darkest Africa of the 1870s find a missionary's daughter, who was captured as a child by a savage tribe and now worshiped as a goddess.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Duncan Renaldo, Mutia Omoolu

Votes: 841

35. Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

A trader and his daughter set off in search of the fabled graveyard of the elephants in deepest Africa, only to encounter a wild man raised by apes.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 6,662

36. Kongo (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Horror

This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Cowen | Stars: Walter Huston, Lupe Velez, Conrad Nagel, Virginia Bruce

Votes: 795

37. The Savage Girl (1932)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Comedy

A white jungle goddess is protected by a fierce killer gorilla.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Walter Byron, Harry Myers, Adolph Milar

Votes: 166

38. Trader Mickey (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Trader Mickey is a Mickey Mouse short that debuted August 20, 1932.

Directors: Burt Gillett, David Hand | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney

Votes: 244

39. Jungle Mystery (1932)

Passed | 240 min | Action, Adventure

In Africa, two hunters meet a girl and her father who are searching for her lost brother. Their search is complicated by rival hunters who are after ivory and by a tribe of hostile natives.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: Tom Tyler, Noah Beery Jr., Cecilia Parker, William Desmond

Votes: 22

40. Hell's Headquarters (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Doctor Smith and his wife, Mary,depart a riverboat and are met by Phil Talbot. Phil informs Dr. Smith that Jessup, the only other white man in the village, has died while the doctor and his... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Barbara Weeks, Frank Mayo, Phillips Smalley

Votes: 40

41. 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: 9,676 | Gross: $0.97M

Features the jungle set from King Kong.

42. 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

43. So This Is Africa (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres, Esther Muir

Votes: 82