The Best Jungle Movies and TV Shows on Kanopy
Finding a good Jungle movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Jungle movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Kanopy.
1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
What it's about: Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
2. Embrace of the Serpent
What it's about: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Sundance Now & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
3. Sherlock, Jr.
What it's about: A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
4. Cannibal Holocaust
What it's about: A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
5. Death in the Garden
What it's about: Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives - a roguish adventurer, a local hooker, a priest, an aging diamond miner and his deaf-mute daughter - are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).
6. Cannibal Ferox
What it's about: Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy).
What it's about: An unlikely friendship between 2 young men becomes everything, when an Australian soldier takes refuge under the canopied jungles of Singapore, during the violent Japanese invasion in World War II. Jim is lost, injured and defenseless in a hostile, tropical world, hunted by Japanese troops, Seng, a Singapore-Chinese resistance fighter emerges from the jungle and the two young men find themselves thrown together hoping to survive.
Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, ConTV, Dove Channel & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).
8. Like a Bat Outta Hell
What it's about: Four documentary filmmakers find themselves in Nowhere Else, population 2, in the Australian outback, where the one remaining resident rents them trailers and warns them not to wander around outside at night. After stealing a book on cryptozoology from their host, the filmmakers get an idea of what they're dealing with. But will they heed the warning or risk getting something extraordinary on film?
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
9. The Long and the Short and the Tall
What it's about: Based on a play by Willis Hall. A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they progress to what they think is closer to the base camp they find themselves farther and farther from radio range until the only channel they can get clearly is that of a Japanese broadcast. They now realize they are probably only 10 to 15 miles from a Japanese camp! The tension is added to by rowdy and openly admitted "non-hero" Private Bamforth who has nothing good to say about anyone and especially Corporal Johnstone (who holds an equal dislike for Bamforth). When a Japanese soldier is taken as their prisoner, the true colours of each man comes to the surface
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).