If you ever want to get a better idea of what Alaska looks and sounds like, then watching movies featuring Alaska is a great way to start. The state has played center stage for many feature films. Get yourself in the Alaskan mindset before booking your next vacation with Island Point Lodge. Here are some of the more exciting and popular movies about Alaska.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild is based on the book (with the same name by Jon Krakauer) that is filmed and set partially in Alaska. The movie follows the true story of Christopher McCandless, who, in 1992, set aside his regular life for one in the wilderness, specifically Denali National Park, with little to no training or supplies. It’s a beautiful movie for those looking to glimpse Alaska’s unique nature.

Grizzly Man

This is another movie that is filmed and based in Alaska. Grizzly Man is a documentary that focuses on Timothy Treadwell, who tried to live among the grizzly bears in Katmai National Park for about 13 years until a bear killed him and his girlfriend. Director Werner Herzog edits more than 100 hours of footage Treadwell shot over his years living with the bears.


Balto is an animated movie about the husky that ran the final stint of a 600-mile transportation of essential medicine during a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska, 1925. This is a fantastic option for those with young children looking for a movie about Alaska and its history.

The Grey

If you want some tension in your movie-watching experience, check out The Grey, starring Liam Neeson. His character is up against the Alaskan wilderness. He is part of an oil rig crew whose plane crashes deep in Alaska. Watch Neeson and his crew navigate the Alaskan nature, weather, and wolves.

Enjoy The Show

These movies will get you in the mood to start planning your Alaska vacation ahead of time. Island Point Lodge will be here for all your Alaska questions and requests. Hurry and book directly now because we are one of the top Alaskan fishing lodges for anglers. To plan your Alaskan getaway, please visit us online or call 800-352-4522.