You don't read much about expeditions anymore. Luckily for fans of adventure and excitement, the expedition is alive and well on the DVD rack of your local video store (you say your local video store closed down? Might be time for an expedition of your own). With that in mind, here are four expedition movies that dared to go where no one had before. Don't forget to pack!
If you only learned about expeditions from the movies, you might think it impossible to get on a boat without running into some horrifying beast. In the case of this scientific expedition to the Black Lagoon, they find the titular creature, who only wants to be left alone (provided he gets to keep some pretty blonde company from the expedition's crew).
"Aguirre: The Wrath of God"
Sometimes, though, the horrifying beast an expedition runs into is the expedition itself. Like in Werner Herzog's breakout movie, starring Klaus Kinski as a man slowly driven mad by the jungle. There are decapitations, starvations, and a monkey, all in the name of finding the lost City of Gold, El Dorado. Spoiler alert: They never find it.
"The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"
movies are exciting, fun, and not at all scientifically accurate. So let's raise a glass to the scientists, the crazy people, the irresponsible people. Without them, expeditions would be so much less exciting.